In about an hour or so, I will be off with La Famiglia and the extended ones off to the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus (See if you were my REAL friend, I would have free tickets for you too.)
This will of course involve a drive past a mile-long demonstration of protestors FROM PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals), and their “Boycott Animal Abuse” signs. Has anyone ever wondered if any of these animals would still be alive had they been left in the wild? Just curious.
One of my other questions would be: What if the circus was in your town, and an elephant dropped dead in the middle of the big top? What… exactly… do you do then?
As a daddy, with one of my roles in the house being “dead pet removal/burial specialist”, I guess I would think of something like that.
I don’t go to the circus for the animals. I was turned off upon seeing Gunther Gebel-Williams as a kid, and I’ve come to the conclusion that all animal trainers are dicks. I enjoy the circus for a myriad of other reasons:
1. The Clowns
2. The spinny lights you get when they turn the lights down
3. The hopes that THIS will be the SHOW where the guy on the high wire falls to his death.
Oh, that reminds me. Reverend Mykeru, and his “happy bunny site” are back, and powered by Movable Type. (I’ve been meaning to mention it, and I’m not quite sure what reminded me of it in this post.)
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to wish my boss, Patrick, a “Happy Birthday” in the comments. He’s 28… Social Security is right around the corner for YOU, buddy!