This beautiful photograph is what happens when you let a very talented photographer have too much free time.
Ditto these, taken by Diamondback photo editor Charlie DeBoyace:
This seems to be the perfect kickoff to what we hope to be a weekly “Hump Day Photo of the Week” segment, in which we bring you visual evidence of things too cool to be featured in the print edition.
Speaking of things that are entirely too cool, this whole opossum business has happened just two weeks after the 80th birthday of sideburned superstar George “The Possum” Jones, who was named Billboard’s most promising new country artist of 1956 and is the brilliant musical mind behind “The Door”:
And by “brilliant,” of course, we mean “actually pretty coked up.” But to The Possum, they were one in the same for a while.
And for those of you wondering if there is a difference between a “possum” and an “opossum,” yes there is. An “opossum” is a pouched mammal found in America, while a “possum,” while commonly used to refer to American opossums, is technically a different marsupial found in Australia that looks suspiciously like a zombie Philip Seymour Hoffman:
And now you know.