Who We Are
We have had over 125 people traveling with us over the last
six years; to name them all and to list their contributions would be
nearly impossible, so we have decided to undertake that task.
Here begins the list...
The Abductees[though often rotating, here is the current line-up]
Shantytown, AKA Pantaghiosis
Raffe has just purchased his fifth instrument. It is a
"heavy" instrument by Raffe's standards- a trumpet. Therefore he
has rid himself of all socks, save for one pair. Also since he
figures he needs all his teeth, he has purchased a supplementary
toothbrush, the first in his short history.
Aptly named the "Do Nothing" clown.
He is not really a circus dude, but a biologist specializing in
the invertebrates. Really, though, he is traveling with us under
a grant from National Geographic, doing a case study on Marie Lys.
He has been performing with a hat and contrabass for something like 78 years, and is still kicking, although the kindly Dr. Durak recently had to perform an emergency operation using a sharpened bicycle spoke to insert a pacemaker. Carries a contrabass behind his bike. The bass was a gift from the Czar Nikolas II before his untimely assassination. Johnny proclaims that Grigory Rasputin himself placed a curse on the 400 year old bass, and much to the starving circus's dismay, refuses to pawn it off for the 900,000 turkish lira it is worth... Claims that Anastasia will turn into a slug with wings if he ever parts with the bass, which goes to such an extreme limit that he actually sleeps, bathes, and goes jogging every morning with his beloved bass. The inside of the bass is cleverly hidden by a trap door; inside hide several species of endangered monkeys. He plans to train them to play various instruments so he can eventually become independent from the group, although Durak's recent diagnosis indicates he has alzheimers, and his vigorous training sessions rarely if ever amount to anything because he forgets which monkey is supposed to play the accordion.
The designer of this webpage. She carries an old ENIAC (world's first computer) on her bike, stolen so deftly from Massachusettes Institute of Technology. When the durn ol' thing ceases to function, she repairs it with a needle and dental floss, and sometimes cellophane. This recent addition to the circus was discovered in Cyprus performing nylon thread tricks for the blind.
James Isambard William Oatcake Alvar Hardy Nagev Monahan
Definately an anomaly. Jimmy was born in England some 27 odd years ago, but was quickly exiled to Madagascar, where he learned the sacred art of breakdancing. At the age of 18 his adopted father sat him down and said "Son, it is time now for you to find your calling... Go now into this world and irk out a living, so that I can retire happily on the island of Lombok..." With this Jimmy left and found the circus lost in Windhoek, Namibia. Immediately he felt as if this was his calling, but lost interest every three months and would go and seek another calling before returning. Eventually from all that calling he racked up quite the long distance bill, and proclaimed "Guys, I'm skinned!" The bill was paid by his adopted father in Madagascar, who, due to the extreme of the bill, will NOT be retiring in Lombok, but will probably find himself working in the Antananarivo branch of McDonalds or Walmart to pay the debt.
Channing... aka... Doktor Durak... aka... Ape or Man Stinkin'
Born and raised near Lake Baikal in East Siberia, the good Doctor Durak (suffering from extreme delusions of grandeur) received his medical degree (a specialist in all fields) from the Ivan Krapsnyfsky University of Veterinary Sciences. He escaped overseas to the south of Mexico on the back of a rare Siberian wallabee, where he found an accordion under a rock while looking for worms. It didn't take long for Channing to realize he could easily annoy and even drive people crazy with his new found toy. Channing's first act in the circus was dressing up in a fat suit and wearing a monkey mask while riding his unicycle and playing his accordion. Alas the incredible "APE OR MAN STINKIN'" was born. Known to perform table tacos at social events and eat all the chocolate cake. He has taken the art of couch surfing to new levels and if he's ever been at your house and a strange odor still permeates, check under the radiator for a pair of smelly socks that may still be there!
Fred Normal; Carlos; Andrea; Splatz Normal;
Juan; Beth; David Santos; Professor Ed;
Shaggy; Brackin; Thora; Skot; Scotty;
Andalucia; Raven; Morgan; Ben Matchstick;
Karen; Iona; Hintsch; Andy A; Not Funny
the Clown; Doc Otis; Ed the Clown; Malnus; Morten;
Zoe; Fahrid; Puzzly; Andrew; Amanda;
Christine and King Fatto; Joe Mama; Drew;
Smashy and Trashy; Mumbly Chris; Pizza Andrea;
[a list of everyone who has traveled with us]
A BIG THANK YOU TO JOHN ASHCRAFT, JAY, AND ALL THE SPAZ DUDES FOR HELPING US WITH OUR WEBSITE! Without their help, the website that now mesmerizes you would still be in the feeble condition of the past three years, and not the mighty cyberspace creation that you now behold on your digital box.
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