Derby #85: Circus!

Hey, this Derby's over. When you're finished reliving past glories, check out what's going on in the Derby right now. It's probably even cooler. Or at least newer.

There was a time when every child wanted to run away and join the circus. Of course, back then, there was no such thing as video games. Or television. Or child endangerment laws. Or plumbing. In context, it isn't hard to understand why someone might be willing to shovel elephant crap in exchange for a free ticket outta Hicksville.

But today's circus isn't about a last chance Hail Mary attempt to create a life worth living. It's about balloons, and popcorn, and three hundred clowns crammed into a Volkswagen. It's about cannons, and the trapeze, and a whole bunch of French guys who dress like Orion slave girls and fold themselves into a giant wine glass while playing "The Best Of Seal". The circus is about fun! Unless maybe it's about a brand new type of confusion that captures the feeling of being a child and having no idea what is going on. Or maybe it's about lions on bicycles.

Rule One: No Text Allowed

Rule Two: If You Draw A Picture Of A Knight And Name Him "Cus" We Get Three Free Hits Even If You Don't Win

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