AT THE PEARLY GATES
dies and goes to heaven. At the Pearly Gates,
Saint Peter tells him, "You look like Einstein,
but you have NO idea the lengths that some people
will go to sneak into Heaven. Can you prove who
you really are?"
Einstein ponders for a few
seconds and asks, "Could I have a blackboard and
Saint Peter snaps his fingers
and a blackboard and chalk instantly appear. Einstein
proceeds to describe with arcane mathematics and
symbols his theory of relativity. Saint Peter
is suitably impressed. "You really ARE Einstein!"
he says. "Welcome to heaven!"
next to arrive is Picasso. Once again, Saint Peter
asks for credentials. Picasso asks, "Mind if I
use that blackboard and chalk?"
Saint Peter says, "Go
ahead." Picasso erases Einstein's equations and
sketches a truly stunning mural with just a few
strokes of chalk. Saint Peter claps. "Surely you
are the great artist you claim to be!" he says.
"Come on in!"
Saint Peter looks up and sees George W. Bush.
Saint Peter scratches his head and says, "Einstein
and Picasso both managed to prove their identity.
How can you prove yours?"
George W. looks bewildered
and says, "Who are Einstein and Picasso?"
Saint Peter sighs and
says, "Come on in, George."