Here’s a video of the now retired Pope Benedict watching a group of male acrobats. It looks a
bit like an outake from that soft-core movie about Caligula.
I’ve read that the acrobats also received something called Monaco’s
coveted Golden Clown Award, which I would also like to be awarded.
I’m not sure why a group of appreciative nuns are waving what
appear to be guest towels which they’ve stolen from their hotel.
I once saw Siegfried and Roy perform in Las Vegas, and I could swear that in their grand
souvenir program there was a full-color photo of Siegfried and Roy meeting the Pope,
with each man competing to see who could wear the most white silk and gold.
I haven’t been able to track down this photo, but I’m including some other shots
of the fabled S&R, whom I’ve always heard are genuinely nice men, and who
personally saved several tiger species from extinction. Their act was impressive,
and it included a movie about how S&R had met, on a cruise ship, and there was
footage of the couple’s glamorous Vegas estate, where they shared an enormous bed with
various lions, tigers and each other.
Siegfried and Roy, much like the Pope, were considered a mainstream family attraction.
Please double-click on these photos, to access the full glory of the guys carrying
white tiger cubs in their tote bags.
I would also like to mention that in yesterday’s NY Times obituary of Frank Sinatra’s valet,
the valet’s son had one of the best names ever: Snake Jagger.