Friday, July 4, 2008

Water for Elephants, or More Nuggets of Wisdom from Lily Alice

I was driving Lily upstate yesterday to her grandmother's house. We passed the a mall, on whose property the Big Apple Circus had plunked its giant big top and all the horrors that accompany it.

I hate the circus.

I'm not going to go into vivid detail with my 4 year old daughter about why I don't plan on taking her to one of these festivals of pain and suffering (though Big Apple is rumored to be one of the more humane ones), but as we drove by I did mention that I wasn't a big fan of circuses in general.

And from the back seat, she asked,

"Why, Mommy? Too much clowns?"

Hee hee.

Happy Illegal Fireworks Day!

12 comments:

jeremy said...

i'll take her.

Liz said...

J doesn't like the circus either which sucks 'cuz I love that shit.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Clowns are pretty freaky. I mean they have size 16 shoes and yet they can still fit about 100 of them in a compact car! Not to mention they are either happy or crying, which means most have a bi-polar disorder.

Jack said...

That's so sad. About the fireworks - they should be legal. Oh, wait, I just read the circus pages. That's even sadder. Thanks for bringin' me down.

Krissyface said...

Jeremy, you are going to have to.

Lizzie, I just can't get beyond the whole 'bull hook' thing.

Ron, I know, they really are magical, when you think about it. They still disgust me, though.

Jack, Glad to oblige. Happy independence day!!!

Scooter said...

Elephants were never meant to dance.

Pronto said...

No, but clowns were.

Coulrophobia

Interesting, but:

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Mighty Dyckerson said...

What's wrong with clowns? Do not be afraid. Clowns bring joy and laughter to people of all ages!

I AM GOING TO EAT YOUR BRAINS WHILE YOU SLEEP.

Krissyface said...

Scooter, Or ride all over the country in box car trains. Or march through New York City with a bikini-clad trapeze artist riding them.

Pronto, omg, check it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2nK_qmvJ7A

Dyck, case in point. Ever see 'poltergeist'?

jeremy said...

they can fit a hundred of 'em into a compact car?

i think ron is confusing clowns with mexicans.

Mister Underhill said...

I have a crack team of clowns who kill on commnd. For your sake, I hope you are not an anticlownite.

Anonymous said...

I hate circuses too! My mom wanted to take Ronan - I told her she couldn't because I was morally opposed - plus he's just way too young. She gave me a look like I was crazy.