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The Freak Show That Never Leaves Town

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 marlowe    1,748

The Freak Show That Never Leaves Town


“There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.”

– Wolfgang von Goethe

Growing up in Nebraska, I was delighted each September, when the State Fair opened. I enjoyed walking the midway – accompanied by the spirit of P.T. Barnum – listening to sideshow barkers peddling their shows for “just ten cents, one thin dime.” Bearded and tattooed ladies, two-headed calves, and fortune-tellers were among the offerings.

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