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Bros Before Barnum

The Ringling Bros (Alf, John, Charles, Al and Otto) – Kings of the Circus World, 1908

and here in 1898

and in a time when they had less staches

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Clown Collage

Cirque du Soleil: Zarkana
Radio City Music Hall
offical site

No, this is not a show about Fareed Zakaria roaming around Texarkana in search of Zardoz, but to be perfectly honest, that makes about as much sense as whatever Zarkana was or is suppose to be

They say it’s about Zark, a magician who has lost his powers – and the love of his life – in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. He runs into the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous, who are determined to divert him from his quest.

We say it’s some crummy musical, led by a guy who looks like a cross between Dave Navarro, Johnny Knoxville and David Johansen, with a story that’s barely a story, but is still totally fun cause it has like French circus clowns, acrobats, hot Asians, and some stuff that coulda been aired on That’s Incredible!.  That stuff was hactually purty darn yumcredible, but that singing stuff was like totally killing the vibe… and there’s also some strange talking larvae cartoon thing, which might hactuallly be worser than microwaved tunafish

This is the very first Cirque du Soleil Moon Frye thingamabob that we’ve ever seen, so we don’t know how on par it is with the usual French circus stufffff they does, but we’d be down to see more, if they promise to get rid of the singing or only use Beatles songs, or had like more French clown madness, which is purty stoopid, but STOOPID AWESOMES!!!!

The show also got us to thinking – what are modern day American circuses like?  Are they like this but like less French and with no dumb singings?  Maybe it’s time to give Ringling, Barnum and/or Bailey another shot.  Is Gunther Gebel still taming it?  Apparently not.  Can they raise him from the dead?


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