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Friday, December 12, 2003

Mac here:
On a tour of Florida, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the coast
for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the beach in the Popemobile
when there was a frantic commotion just off shore.

A helpless man, wearing a New York Yankees jersey, was struggling
frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot shark. As the Pope
watched, horrified, a speedboat came racing up with three men wearing
Boston Red Sox jerseys aboard.

One quickly fired a harpoon into the shark's side. The other two reached
out and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Yankee fan from the water. Then
using baseball bats, the three heroes in red beat the shark to death and
hauled it into the boat also.

Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to the beach. "I give you my
blessing for your brave actions," he told them. "I heard that there was
some bitter hatred between Red Sox and Yankee fans, but now I have seen
with my own eyes that this is not the truth."

As the Pope drove off, the harpooner asked his buddies "Who was that?"

"It was the Pope," one replied. "He's in direct contact with God and has
access to all of God's wisdom."

"Well," the harpooner said, "he may have access to God's wisdom, but he
doesn't know much about shark fishing... how's the bait holding up?"