"Is the Pope (a) Catholic?" (1963);

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Sun Apr 3 08:12:32 UTC 2005

It's a kind of joking game. When someone asks a stupid question, he
gets the Pope question back and, if he knows the game, he replies with
the bear question, etc., etc.


On Apr 3, 2005, at 3:11 AM, Mullins, Bill wrote:

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> I've never heard the "set".  Just the one question (Does the Pope shit
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> in the woods?), asked rhetorically, when the answer is obviously yes.
> Isn't this last part of a set? I.e.:
> Is the Pope a Catholic?
> Does a bear shit in the woods?
> Is the Pope a bear?
> Does a Catholic shit in the woods?
> Is a bear a Catholic?
> Does the Pope [R.I.P.] shit in the woods?
> -Wilson Gray

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