News, but not the serious kind
Sorry, I have no possums with me now…
Well weirdo, this is your lucky day. A big glossy shot of Pope Benedict and a python!
Wow, thanks! I guess that man holding the snake must be a respected theologian, if they let him meet the pope. Any idea what wisdom he imparted?
Yes. He said, “They eat things like possums.”
Incredible! Was there anything else unusual about the event?
Only that our caption said Pope Benedict XVI (L), so that easily-confused readers would know the pope was the one on the left dressed like a pope, and not the young blond guy with a snake on his shoulders.