a former attorney who left the field in 1998 to join the circus

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  1. P-Nutz

    P-Nutz Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I joined the circus 25 years ago at 35 ...

    ... I'm a middle-school administrator!

    Ba-dump!

    I'm here all night, folks!
     
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    you and @P Thought really need to swap stories sometime
     
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    @P Thought has stories he must never tell...


    ...at least not online.
     
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    My brother once played trombone for the circus. He didn't travel with the circus; he was in the union and they came to his town. He's mainly a bass player now.
     
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    This is the best post I've seen on Bad Dog in months. Well done sir! May I raise a 2019 Antico Fuoco Rosso in a stemless glass to you?
     
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    Saul Goodman did.
     
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    When I used to work for The Man, I never felt the need to run away - there were a$$clowns aplenty.
     
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    I left one circus - civil litigation attorney - to join another circus - high school English teacher.
     
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    A close friend left law school after the first year to attend Barnum and Bailey’s circus school in Fla. Be returned a year later and has been a lawyer for 40+ years.
     
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    probably gave him an edge.
     
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    No, but i have often felt like coworkers were clowns. Enough to make a song about it.
     
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    In my early 20s i left a crappy job in a tire-making factory to work with a professional magician whose business partner was a carney, as Mylo had been prior to his settling down after getting married.
    Within a year's time, i was working a sideshow gig as "The Amazing India-Rubber Skinned Boy", climbing ladders made of swords barefoot, eventually having real cinder blocks smashed on my chest with a sledge hammer as i lay on a real bed of nails...
    Oddly enough this wasn't even the weirdest job i've had, that would have to be doing security in a whorehouse.
    (the cinder block thing was less of a headache...)
     
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    Teller, I'm sorry Penn Jillette is such an abusive bastard.

    So many questions...but I suspect you might be a super created by Compound V
     
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    Penn & Teller are still two of my favorite acts. Actually, since Doug Henning passed, they are the favorite.
    Super? Not hardly.
    What is Compound V?
     
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    Preach it, brother!
     
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    I kind of did ......
    I helped set up 3 Cirque De Sollier performances, very hard work I might add but the talent was killer to watch
     
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    A friend in college joined a trapeze act. She was very determined, and wrote to them repeatedly until they relented and agreed to train her. I don't know where the story went after that.

    For my parents, the circus was a big deal. My father told how as a first grader he got lost on the circus grounds walking to school, and spent the day watching the elephants. I remember being impressed with the motorcycle act on the high wire, and we saw Gunther Gebel-Williams a number of times. It was spectacular. We continued to read those programs over and over again for years afterwards. I think my mother still has them.

    I took the kids when they were young, and it was pretty different. It was more commercial, more stripped down. Less glamorous overall, and didn't seem to have any risk in it. I don't think it made much of an impression on my kids, and didn't turn into the memory that it did for my siblings and myself or our parents.
     
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    Or at least a big red nose.
     
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    Do they pay you in peanuts?
     
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    Not in … just …
     
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