Come on in, shovel up a little sawdust and have yourself a half laugh or 2, on me.
Some recent giggles from the PC front: Out, damn nuts! You’re allergic to them, too, you say? You should a gone to the opening performance last March 28 of the Yelduz Shrine Circus, where peanut peddling took a hit — banned for the night. Popcorn and candy bars, peanut free too.
Not so funny: This is strange. “Bullets by the big top” announced a local NBC TV reporter. Target practice from a freeway aimed at a Ringling elephant in Tupelo, Miss. Motive not known. What next at the front door, TSA agents patting down kids in clown face? “Crazy” said the reporter, reporting an award of $21,000 for anybody who can identify the gunman. And this, in a raging red state? Animal expected to make a full recovery. And for that, I'd say, give the mammoth a bucket of old fashioned you-know-what. Peterson Peanuts, here's your big PR moment. Get cracking!
Staying nutty, here are some things I’d like to see banned, if only for one-performance per date, to be vividly pitched in advance. I'd buy front row seats, I would.
1. Hula hoops
2. Motor bikes up inclined wires
3. Solo confusion on the fabrics
4. hula hoops bearing international awards
5. Peanut pitches
6. clown participation acts
7. A “live band” consisting of an organist and records.
8. hula hoop participation acts