Pope "Cool Pope" Francis touched down at Andrews Air Force Base today to begin his first ever trip to the United States, where he will meet with President Obama, address Congress, and sit in a series of specially made chairs. Here are the chairs. As Gizmodo points out, correctly, the New York chair is kind of an ugly chair. But all of the chairs look uncomfortable as hel—ahem—heck. Why does the Pope have to sit in such inflexible, straight-backed chairs? The guy is 78 years old. Give him a nice comfy chair already.
· New York Should Be Ashamed of the Heinous Chair It Built for the Pope [Gizmodo]
· Here is the Catholic U-Designed Chair the Pope Will Use [Curbed DC]