Thursday, January 28, 2016

Caption Contest: Pope and Circus Folk



Add your caption to the Pope's meeting of circus folk and perhaps win.

The Bear was snubbed, despite being the most famous Catholic circus performer in the world.

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    1. WooooHooooo!!! You get a fratman gold star!

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  2. "Poor Holy Father! We must pray very much for him." - Blessed Jacinta Marto

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    1. True. I plead irreversible bearishness.

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    2. And Your Honor will be familiar with the legal concept of "invited error." Besides, the Bear doesn't see anything mean here. And he does pray for the Holy Father, even if it is speedy delivery from his errors through his conversion.

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    3. Look, Bear, I really don't see anything mean here either. You posted a Rorschach test that's all.

      I know that invited error is not entertained by the appellate court.

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    4. More like a Catholic Thematic Apperception Test. "Tell me a story about this picture."

      "The man in white has just liberated the fairies from the evil Dragon. They are grateful."

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    5. Thematic Apperception Test it is, Bear. I stand corrected.

      I recall being exposed to these when I was seriously considering a major in abnormal psychology as an undergrad. Police with German shepherds on leashes, tearful faces, etc. Too much touchy-feely material in psychology for my tastes. One step below the post-grad Miller Analogy Tests. Why look at photos of cops when you could work with them?

      Long time since my LSATs. I've lost a step I fear.

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  3. Holy Father, we respectfully submit that our little three ring circus can't compete with your Traveling Megalomania Off-the-Cuff Stratospheric Extravaganza and Vatican Gaia Light Show.

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  4. So tonight we bring in the light show, free admission for Muslims, 10 cent Laudato Sii programs, and of course I'll open with the old fiddle routine...and Dolan, I want a parade.

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  5. Where's my clown nose? I knew I forgot something.

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  6. "Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters".

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  7. "I know;I run a circus myself."

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  8. "OK, everybody, we are all going to the Casa Santa Marta in my Ford Focus."

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    1. You wonder aloud if the Pope would me a (real) Bear like you? I am certain he would not scruple to do so. He does; however, have a certain prejudice (if not predilection) for reptiles. Careful.

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    2. First of all, that's not a real Bear, but a CGI Bear. It's all trickery! Obviously St. Corbinian's Bear is having its effect. Enough that the Pope feels he must pose with a fake Bear to convince the world that the Bears are behind him. So, he brings in some big celebrity Bear who's not even real. That's fine. The Bear's audience knows the truth.

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    3. The Bear would never make it through the security screening. In fact, the Bear never makes it through any security screening. Just appearing in federal court usually entailed being shot. You would think they would eventually learn, but what can I say? Feds...

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    4. Some of my best friends are Feds, Bear.

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    5. Don't worry, Your Honor. I won't hold it against you. Sometimes judge's perceptions and defense counsel's diverge a bit.

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    6. It's gratifying to see you still prowl the US, Bear. If you do become a desperate man and have a hankering to hide in Honduras give me a shout. I can whistle up some lawyers, guns, and money for you. Well, with apologies to Warren Zevon, not guns so much though glo-sticks are still legal in Ireland.

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  10. My children, Luther is going to be moved to the Vatican.

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  11. It would be really tough to pick a winner. Are you going to make the Bear do it?

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  12. Well, you allow it, I vote for "Pope and circus tents" and all the pomp that goes with it :)

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    1. Did you review the Bear's novelette on Amazon? If so, thanks.

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    2. Yes, and I thank you for the reading pleasure/angst.

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  13. Caption: "You are a child of God so show Him who you are - yes, clowns and dancers, whatever your spirituality. Who am I to judge. We all COEXIST together as God reigns down His mercy without partiality."

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  14. The ephemerisphere anxiously awaits the contest results, wondering if the Bear is counting the votes with fuzzy math.

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