Anyway, interesting experience, going to the circus.
Monday, March 29, 2010
All eyes on me in the center of the ring...
We went to the circus tonight. Libby took the roomies for our Christmas present. I think I went to the circus once when I was a kid, but I don't really remember. It was, weird. Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of really cool things and I had a great time and we had some hilarious commentary. It was a lot of fun. But I just kept saying over and over, "That is so weird!" There were, like, miniature ponies. I know ponies are miniature horses, but these were like miniature miniature horses. And did you know you can train llamas? They can do tricks. And I wouldn't consider myself an animal rights activist by any means, but I have to admit I was sad for the animals. I just felt sad for them having to perform. I don't know, do they like it? Are they having fun? I don't know. I sort of think I'm against it. I mean it's one thing to make them hang out in a zoo where they're just doing their own thing, or even train them to be tame enough to let you take a photo with them or something, but to perform tricks with crazy flashing lights, a booming voice over a loudspeaker and screaming kids? Ehhhh. Aaaaaand, when the tiger tamer was in the cage with eight tigers I sort of wanted them to attack him. I mean, what business does this idiot have being in a cage with eight wild animals like that anyway? Leave em be I say.