|A guy walks into a bar one day, sits down, and claims
he knows everyone in
the world. The guy sitting next to him says
"I don't believe you - do you know me?"
first guy says
"Sure Phil, we met two years ago at a convention -
my name is Tony - remember?"
The second guy says
"Okay, I remember, but I still don't believe you
So he asks Tony if he knows the bartender.
Tony and the bartender, of course, go way back.
The bartender confirms this.
Phil tries to think of someone Tony couldn't possibly
know. So he says to Tony,
"Do you know Bill Clinton?"
"Oh yeah, Bill and I smoked dope back at Oxford
To prove it, he calls Bill Clinton on the President's
The two have a 20 minute conversation before hanging up.
Phil is now determined to come up with someone Tony
would never be able to
know. This time he says,
"How about the Pope?" The only way to prove
this is to go to the Vatican.
Tony and Phil get on a plane and fly to the Vatican.
At the Vatican, Tony requests an audience with the Pope,
to Phil's surprise, is immediately granted one.
Tony goes inside, and a few minutes later appears on
the balcony with the Pope.
They seem like old friends. Looking out into the crowd,
Tony sees Phil faint.
He runs down to him and asks what happened.
"Well," said Phil,
"I could believe you knew the bartender.
I could believe you knew Bill Clinton.
But when I saw you and the Pope on the balcony and the
guy next to me said
'Who's that guy up there with Tony?',
that was too much."