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Hiss of Death: Ever wonder how the mighty python goes from a majestic creature of the wild to a kicky fashion accessory? We figure it happens like this: One day, the snake is minding its own business, slithering around somewhere in, say, Southeast Asia, when it starts to feel a little peckish. As it begins to search for something tasty and rodentlike to constrict and consume whole, it senses danger. Suddenly, everything goes dark. Later, it wakes up amid bright lights and cries of "Ciara, those harem-Hammer-time pants are fabulous! And that scarf? To die for," which confuses the python, because it can't think of anything less fabulous than playing second style fiddle to someone wearing pleated drapes. On the other hand (if it had hands), the snake completely understands the "to die for" part and quietly begins the constriction and consumption process.