Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Monday, March 26, 2007
CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.
i hear the Circus has been spending quality time in Santa Clarita. or is that just a not-so-urban rumor?
Oh wow...um my life.
and, yes. i do know my first comment sounded stupid, but the prospects of getting in line for today's 3-ring Circus before teh Penguin and/or Kyahgirl was so exciting, i chose to throw all caution to the wind, in hopes of getting a good seat.
Ladies and Gentlement! Children of all ages! May I direct your attention to the amazing 3 rings of the American Government! Our center ring features a talking monkey and....
Oh, one moment folks....*puts hand to ear*....
...regrettably, I've just been informed we're not able to feature death defying feats at this time due to the bungling clowns.
But the comment was correct. This could be a circus of this century virtual workplace water cooler
Doug who lives and sometimes works in Santa Clarita gathers the virtual workers and watches in unfeigned amusement
Circus Circus Casino: a children's casino cleverly disguised as a midway. While adults play for coinage, children play for coupons -- and everybody loses.
Circus: On any given day at any given time...our house.
Circus: An ancient diversion less diverting today without the cool executions.
Circus: The place where elephants are made to stand on their heads and I find myself cheering for the big cats.
sorry Siegfreid...or was that Roy?
Circus... does getting a call from what at first appears to be an Italian mobster called Francesco but, it turns out, is in actuality a rich Arab from Dubai called Ebrahim claiming he wants to buy your house and wants you to jet on over to Barcelona, asap, as in tonight, count?
Am I supposed to clap and laugh, or do I cry? Seriously... WHAT DO I DO????? I think I need a drink...
Water for Elephants
a great place to be in, for men in tights
Circus: CNN News. Also see, Anna Nicole Smith is still dead! Details at six, seven central.
Note to Karma: The ballet is even better for that. Get a front row seat -- I swear the men just paint their skin instead of bothering with tights.
Sorry Doug...Back to the regularly scheduled blog now.
So they've gone and joined the circus? What next?
noirv: What noirve you have leading them astray.
TLP: I am with you on the ballet observation. Lord Have Mercy! Plus it looks like third base might be stuck down there. Oh My...G-Rated site. Sorry Doug. What were we talking about?
Where clowns are funny, and where they belong
Has Doug run off to the circus today?
I think they have a Penguin in that circus :)
Doug where are you?
Too many word for me over the last few dazzled days.
To me Fraternity is a symbol of a circus. Or vice versa. Who knows.
I think "The Meditations of Diogenes The Cynic" needs a much wider audience.
TLP, we have no ballet in India, so I can't get a ringside seat. But I'll give one of my 4 arms to see Douglas-in-tights
zautungz: zip my tutu puhleez
Circus: a place for fun - if you are not an animal.
A public entertainment consisting typically of a variety of performances by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals. Golly, does this remind you of any blog in particular? xoxo
Ding dong, the Doug is gone! So, what shall we do here without him? Party!!! Men in tights! Bring'em on and bring'em in.
Let's all chant together: Doug in tights! Doug in tights! LOUDER! Or some volunteer. Anyone?
Puppy, what is the blogosphere but a circus where rumor is the acrobat and gossip the lion?
Mistress, I think every child comes with their own center ring.
See, Neva, you weren't even in danger.
Sar, the bearded lady is a matter of public security.
Pia, you're right that I never feign my amusement.
Quilly, it's not that everyone loses. Someone has to be the next generation of lovable drunks.
Poobah, that P.T. Barnum was one of the great minds of all time, wasn't he? And for a dollar I'll introduce you.
Joel, I heard about Bobo backing you up with a chair and whip.
I'm with you, Al. When they start killing entertainers again, I'll go back.
Me too, Mutha. Sounds like you and Al and I have the same concept.
Miz B, if the money spends, sell the house. There's your brotherly advice.
Ha, Mo'a. And anywhere you're an otter.
Karma, you must go to a different circus.
TLP, for more on that, here's Anderson Cooper who still feels like he should have done something, anything, for her poor daughter.
G, nice verifier.
3rd base, Mutha? I don't even get it. I'm ok with that, just sayin'.
Actonbell, that's pretty much what we're here for. To go to the circus. Maybe have some peanuts or a slurpee. Maybe.
Haha, Icy. As opposed to next door. Good girl!
Mistress, I've been with you in spirit.
Cooper, I think the difference between a fraternity house and a circus is the circus has a future.
Karma, you'll need to hold back one for the gagging.
Speaking truth as a crow should, Terry.
Funny, Mireille. Well, they do wear a lot of face paint at this site.
TLP, Are sweat pants ok?
Oh, and Mule. Shoulda left it there. That was funny.
“Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood." (author...can't remember who said it, but he sure was funny!)
Monika, that was Erika Jong, author of "Fear of Flying", (perfect fodder for a Penguin) who also said: You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. relevant of nothing, i suppose, tho' considering the circus atmosphere surrounding most relationships, maybe more than i'd like to think! ; )
Sweatpants, jeans, cords, gauchos, khakis, whatever -- but not a tutu. Just glad you showed up. Thought maybe you were lost in Iceland or sumtin'.
anything's an improvement over what that Diogenes character hasn't been wearing for the past few weeks. that said, i'm with TLP, the buck-naked stops at the tutu. ; )
So Doug.. 3 kids = a 3 ring circus...that's about accurate.
CIRCUS, n. A ring. Prime habitat for ringlings. Ringling fleeces are the foundation stones of every building in Las Vegas.
Circus: A special place where you can tell who the clowns are by the makeup they wear.
Minka, that's a good quote. O Hollywood!
Neva, the tragedy of Erika Jong's life is that no-one told her why.
Nope, TLP, just here swimming around in my own fishbowl.
Neva, I pledge no tutu.
Anna, I shudder to even think about it. Some things are too awful to define.
And most of the ivory-covered ivory towers of science, Amoeba.
Indie, I always wondered what gave it away.
I can't improve upon the main description that you gave. I guess I'll just say the circus is fun.
The cells in my left eyelid may currently be having a circus. I'm dealing with the tic from hell at the moment!
Doug: Third base refers to the (eh-hem) size of what is in the tights. Every package is different -- but some dancers seem to be carrying more than others.
I found your blog through surfing at Blog Explosion. Just a quick Hi :)
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