In case anyone thinks one shouldn't find Mass amusing sometimes, let alone, say, arrange eccentric passages in a satirical manner, consider this actual instance of how the first reading in the Ordinary Form Mass concludes:
... The ark of God was captured too, and the two sons of Eli died, Hophni and Phinehas.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
—Thursday in the 1st Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Thanks be to God?!
For some reason, I always misremember this as involving Hosni Mubarak... who may well soon suffer a like fate, and a justly deserved one.