Ballyremote’s Time Travelling Circus

By: pixbyshumbles

Sep 23 2012

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Category: September 2012

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The circus has arrived in the Seventh Circle of Hell.

Yup, Ballyremote’s got some very exotic entertainment lined up for its delectation.

For it is the Brazilian State Circus no less.

I know, contain your excitement and thoughts of scantily-clad lovelies samba-ing their way around the Big Top in Carmen Miranda-esque garb. I’ve never heard of a Brazilian circus before and I suspect that all is not quite what it seems.

Why am I so suspicious?

Well the thing is, the posters that adorn every spare inch of the town’s telephone poles have an American flag in the background.

Now, last time I checked the Brazilians hadn’t ceded control to their North American far-neighbours.

It’s not just the posters either. Upon observation of the circus vehhicles, everything is emblazoned with the stars ‘n stripes. I dunno, I have no explanation to offer.

Further head-scratching ensues when you read the poster in more detail and see that the circus is in town for one performance only.

‘Cept it’s not.

It’s playing in the Ballymote Mart twice: today and tomorrow. Maybe they’re time-travellers and will leave an imprint of their performance here for tomorrow’s act?

Perhaps they have a Yankie flag-encrusted Tardis (borrowed from Dr Who) as well as their heavily adorned monster trucks?

Who knows? It’s a real puzzler.


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