Come at me!


God, you have the most awesome pedigree! It's no wonder you're funny and literate (not that they're mutually exclusive.)

posted by K on September 3, 2007 at 07:52 PM

It's time for the Cringerbury tales then

posted by Alfredo on September 3, 2007 at 09:15 PM

Holy crap! Is it bad that I find the Chaucer link very exciting?

posted by Ryan on September 4, 2007 at 12:00 AM

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.

posted by aimee/greeblemonkey on September 4, 2007 at 12:02 AM

Man, I wish you had an accent like a 14th-century English/German carnie.

posted by Erin on September 4, 2007 at 12:14 AM

There is a huge difference between circus people and carny folk. So I keep telling myself.

posted by Sarah Brown on September 4, 2007 at 12:30 AM

So, you're working on a Tales addendum called "The Tale Of The Bearded Wyfe" now, right?

posted by El Gray on September 4, 2007 at 01:30 AM

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.

posted by Jacki on September 4, 2007 at 05:57 AM

Your aunt doesn't live in Waco, by any chance?

Hope your cookies came out tasty.

posted by MollyB on September 4, 2007 at 08:35 AM

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...

posted by Neil on September 4, 2007 at 01:09 PM

Carnies, circus folk you know, small hands, smell like cabbage.

posted by Becca on September 4, 2007 at 01:46 PM

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.

posted by radish on September 4, 2007 at 04:46 PM

That's gotta yield an amazing family crest.

posted by Toby on September 4, 2007 at 09:45 PM

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.

posted by Erin on September 4, 2007 at 09:48 PM

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.

posted by emily on September 5, 2007 at 12:49 PM

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.

posted by TeenSleuth on September 5, 2007 at 01:47 PM

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.

posted by Amelia on September 9, 2007 at 02:10 PM

Awesome! I'm quite a Chaucer fan.

posted by WendyB on September 10, 2007 at 10:53 AM

Chaucer under the big top? Finally!

posted by Strixy on September 14, 2007 at 09:13 AM