How the conversation might have gone if Adam, not Eve, had been first to bite the apple:
Adam: The woman you gave me, she made me do it.
Eve: Actually, no, I was over by the banana tree with my back turned.
Adam: The snake. The snake made me do it.
Snake: Like Hell. I was sleeping under a rock.
Adam: The tree. The tree whispered at me, tempting me so that I could not overcome it.
Tree: [Nothing. This isn’t Tolkien.]
God: Anybody else you want to blame, or are you done now?
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