09 February 2010

Queen''s Meme #24 - The Circus Meme



Welcome to the Queen's Meme #24.

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box. Be creative.
Use your imagination.  No one's answers are quite like yours.
It's time for the circus. We are all going!

Fun for the whole family, right? Hmmm....depends on your taste. Whether you're a fan of circus tricks, sweaty animals in a ring, fire breathers and bearded ladies or you find it all just a wee bit offensive, never let it be said that memers in blogland have no opinions on the matter. Whatever your preference, these photos leave much to the imagination and could be explained in a variety of ways. I found some amazing lithographs from the early 1900s depicting the Greatest Show on Earth and some from Cirque du Soleil. Back in the day when the circus was the circus instead of a commercial fest and a legal team from PETA standing behind each elephant.

This is your task.  I've provided ten pictures from the wonderful public domain land of Wikimedia.org.
Your job is to caption them.  Use humor, satire, serious commentary, personal recollections of your own circus experiences or just plain silliness...I'm sure you can find something to write about that will make us laugh, cry, or think.  I warn you though. This picture meme isn't as easy as it looks.  Let's get started.  Good luck! The dungeon is sooooo cold this time of year.

The Circus Meme





"Oops! - What do you mean oops?"





This one is actually a real memory that I wrote about a few years back. 




There may have been too many peppers in the Enchiladas



Never put your tongue on a frozen pipe




Lester discovered too late that cats are carnivores





I see you've been talking to the Kansas School Board again.




For my next trick, the leopard will change its spots.



Like a Bird On A Wire



Now I know why some people are afraid of clowns



The closing number of the musical Barnum
Join The Circus
I'm sorry You Tube doesn't have a good version of it.

When the pill the doctor gave you turns your cold to the grippe.
When a stitch to save nine others comes apart with a rip.
When the rats invade your attic and start leaving you ship.
Follow my tip, come away on a trip.

Just join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid.
Climb aboard before it moves on and you’ll thank your lucky stars you did.

Go to bed in Minneapolis, wake up in PA.
Pack your roll, your brush and your comb again,
Ready to roll again, ready to stray.
Bless your soul; you’ll never go home again,
When the circus comes your way.

When you’ve patches in your trousers and hole in you purse.
When your nine to five it boarding and your five to nine’s worse.
When you sneeze instead of bless you, you get jeers and a curse.
Don’t call a hearse, while you still got a cherce.

Just join the circus like you meant to do, when you were so high.
Pitch your troubles under a tent and you’re bound to loose ‘em by and by.
Say so long to fair Schenectady greet sweet Santa Fe.
Toss your hat and cane in a sack again,
Shoulder your pack and then hitch up the shay.
Kiss the cat and never look back again,
When the circus comes your way.

When the lady you’ve been courtin’ weds your brother instead.
When hizzoner gives you thirty days on water and bread.
When your bank accounts a million, but its all in the red.
Don’t loose your head, pin this note to the bed.

Ive joined the circus like I wanted to, when I was a kid.
Climbed aboard before it moved on and you bet your life im glad I did.
Went to bed in Minneapolis, woke up in PA.
Packed my roll, my brush and my comb again,
Ready to roll again, ready to stray.
Bless my soul; I’ll never go home again,
When the circus comes my...

See that tent pole slowly start to rise,
Circus – circus.
Just to say the word electrifies,
Circus – circus.
Watch that tiger shaking hands like a pup there,
That lady dancin’ on a wire a million miles up there.
That string of painted cars down Railroad Avenue,
Circus – circus.
Two pink paste boards say you’re going to,
Circus – circus.
Share the glad time and the woe with us,
Pack you’re trunk and join the show with us.
Roll from Maine to Kokomo with us,
Mister Barnum say you’ll go with us.

When the circus comes your way!

I’ve joined the circus like I wanted to, when I was a kid.
Climbed aboard before it moved on and you bet your life im glad I did.
Went to bed in Minneapolis, woke up in PA.
Packed my roll, my brush and my comb again,
Ready to roll again, show me the way
Bless my soul; I’ll never go home again,
From the day you join the circus!

Be proud to join the circus!
Step right this way and join the circus!
Just stick a banner in your hand – and,
Join the circus like you wanted to,
Like you always wanted to run – a – way!

9 comments:

Cooper said...

is that the castle aaagggghhhh?????

great answers..

jennifer said...

I cracked up on "OOPS!" A couple of weeks ago my husband was cutting my son's hair and said 'oops'. There are just times you don't want to hear that!

Great memeage!!

Finding Pam said...

Now just where would you put that elephant?
Great answers!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

excellent post, imaginative answers.

The Gal Herself said...

Cool song lyrics. You know how to close the show, don't you? Now I'm off to join the circus.

Mimi Lenox said...

This meme is difficult!! I'm still working on mine and I wrote it. Arrrgh. I don't think there's a funny bone left in my body tonight. But yours is hilarious. The School Board answer cracked me up.

Mouse said...

LOL, especially loved No1 :)

Travis said...

Funny stuff!

Keyboard Jockey said...

Jamie,

I was listening to your music player. I love Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Great Choice!