God, you have the most awesome pedigree! It's no wonder you're funny and literate (not that they're mutually exclusive.)
It's time for the Cringerbury tales then
Holy crap! Is it bad that I find the Chaucer link very exciting?
That is quite a combo.
Hey, I am German on one side and English on the other. Maybe we are related! I would definitely say that some of my German relatives are carny-like at times.
Man, I wish you had an accent like a 14th-century English/German carnie.
There is a huge difference between circus people and carny folk. So I keep telling myself.
So, you're working on a Tales addendum called "The Tale Of The Bearded Wyfe" now, right?
No, no, there's a huge difference. Circus folk have actual abilities... how many people do you know who can fly on trapeeze or swallow a sword? Whereas carnies just, like, grow beards when they're women and don't bathe. Ever.
Circus folks? Endlessly superior.
Your aunt doesn't live in Waco, by any chance?
Hope your cookies came out tasty.
One of my bride's great aunts created a family-tree about fifty years ago. First entry:
Adam. Wife: Eve
And so it goes on...
Carnies, circus folk you know, small hands, smell like cabbage.
I am so very jealous - Chaucer?? I can't trace my lineage to anyone truly exemplary, save for a few rabbis and moels in some Eastern European shtetls.
That's gotta yield an amazing family crest.
The difference between carnies and circus folk is much like the difference between a panther and an angry wino: there is no difference, they both scare you shitless.
Damn, I wish I had something to explain the Crazy in my family. Instead, I just have a great-aunt who believed she was a World Champion figure skater.
Neil: NO WAY! Ha! That's the funniest joke ever.
Sarah: You need only seek the Wisdom of the Ancients for answers, available in tent six. Right past the 120-piece Flea Orchestra, in tent five.
Wow, your family is awesome.
I come from a family of hypochondriacs with arthritis, and a mother that threatened to sell me to the gypsies.
Awesome! I'm quite a Chaucer fan.
Chaucer under the big top? Finally!