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Circus Rules

Dec 042013
 By , December 4, 2013

Joining the circus is not all cotton candy and clown cars!

To Whom It May Concern: Joining the circus is not all cotton candy and clown cars. Please abide by the following rules. Thank you. — Management

CircusThe Cannon is for the Human Cannonball not for garbage or undocumented workers.

No matter how the old saying goes, cleaning up after the Elephant is not the same as being in Show Biz. Therefore, do not expect your own trailer or a cologne stipend.

Do not hit on the bearded lady if you have Daddy issues. This goes for men and women.

If you need to change a tire call AAA, not the Strongman.

Circus Rules:

  1. Be available for random drug testing. We can not afford another incident like the Fire-Eating Woman and the Meth Lab.
  2. Never say “go fuck yourself” when there are children and/or a contortionist in the room.
  3. If you lick whipped cream off the tattoo lady it is impolite to read while you eat.
  4. Don’t eat a double-double breakfast burrito, if you’re going to be the first one in Clown Car.
  5. Buzz Saw Jugglers make sure you don’t practice near the Man on Stilts.
  6. If the Lion Tamer’s nickname is Lefty or Stubby, good chance it’s obvious how he got the nickname. If he wants to discuss, he’ll bring it up on his own.
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Paul Lander

Paul Lander is not sure which he is proudest of -- winning the Noble Peace Prize or sending Sudanese peace activist, Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, to accept it on his behalf, bringing to light the plight of central Africa's indigenous people. In his non-daydreaming hours, Paul has written and/or Produced for shows on FUSE, Showtime, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, VH1, LOGO, XM/Sirius and Lifetime. In addition, he's written standup material that's been performed on Leno, Letterman, Conan, "Last Comic Standing," etc., Hobo Pancakes and Humor Times. Now, on to Paul's time-commanding Special Forces in Khandahar… (See all of Paul's "Ripping the Headlines Today" columns here.)

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  • “Frenchie” McFarlane

    Funny stuff, Paul, as usual I’d say. Maybe I’ll start my own “Circus” up here, i.e. “Rob Ford Circus Crackus”? Will your pub. perhaps accept a piece from moi?