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Miracle Mile Carnival Thing

Anyone know how long that sketchy ass carnival/carnies are going to be in town @ Miracle Mile?

created by stooks on May 21, 2014 at 03:39:45 pm     Comments: 4

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There but for the grace of God go I ... I could have totally been a sketchy-ass carny during my misspent youth.

I wonder if it's the same travelling outfit that set up at Westfield/Franklin Park a few years back ...

posted by viola on May 21, 2014 at 05:08:09 pm     #  

Maybe. I learned to be a barker and shill for the ring toss, the milk bottle knock down, and the roll down when I was just a kid. I could really bring 'em in.

Hey-ya, hey-ya, hey-ya, look right over here folks. Now you sir, you look like you've got a good arm so I want you to just keep walking and pass up a sure-fire opportunity to win one of these adorable little dogs for your lady friend there. What's your favorite color, ma'am? Blue? Alright then just for you I'm going to set aside this pretty blue one that I was saving for my own sweetheart. Sir, that's three for a quarter and you must stand behind the line at all times, nor are your fingers allowed to leave your hands. Tell me sir, you ever play any ball?

Huh? Yeah, I guess...

Oh no, I'm ruined. Well, tell you what, by law I have to let you play so long as you pay. Thank you sir and don't let me make you nervous. And you sir, here's a place just for you down at the end. Thank you sir and good luck to you.

posted by madjack on May 21, 2014 at 06:30:03 pm     #  

For some reason, imagining madjack with a straw boater and a handlebar moustache. And a cane. And probably a red and white striped jacket.

posted by gamegrrl on May 21, 2014 at 11:15:23 pm     #  

No, that's upso. :)

posted by justread on May 21, 2014 at 11:16:54 pm     #   4 people liked this