Continuing from Saturday, as I was about to say, before a creepy clown in my window interrupted my circus train of thought:
I’m looking through the stack. Took another peak at the CFA website, only to find no followup from them on the Ringling Providence aerial disaster, a few months back, Feld having been found responsible for mal-rigging the prop ... I wonder if the CFA does not feel a moral responsibility to take reasoned positions on issues of major import and national coverage that affect the circus scene? No, they just say, “we fight anything that fights the circus,” but what if the circus fights itself?
And what about Circus Report? No mention so far of the damming Providence investigation. Perhaps a piece is in the works. I can't imagine Don Marcks, who founded CR, not picking up and going with this national report. It's the stuff that gives a pulsing relevance to such publications. Those of us on Don Covington's e-mailing list (bloggers, magazine editors, vetted clowns, etc.) are lucky to receive what cyber courier Don finds out there and sends our way.. A past president of the CFA, Don evidently has no problem facing the hard truth of journalism.
TV tickler: From a cartoon, Rhymes with Orange, woman watching a dorky celeb cook onTV, bubble reading, “Thanks again for tuning in to the cooking show ... Coming next, the Dishwashing Show!” LOL, I remember back in junior high working an automatic run-through dishwashing machine and loving the job’s hot steamy action .... Talk about steamy, here’s a kinky PBS Canadian talk show star, Jan Ghomeshi, getting fired for charges of having gone too too far with his female partners into S&M, he being the desperate dominator. Oh, those PBS icons of advanced human behavior ... I just hope this character stays away from clowning as a career makeover.
For those who take the silly profession seriously, Cry, clown, cry. And, when you wipe your tears away, start showing a little less paint, a little more facial flesh. Or wear a badge that reads “Certified Jester, Registered, Bonded, Insured, CIA Vetted, every move electronically tracked.”
Or go back to washing dishes. And become a celebrity dish washer.