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W.C. Fields Quotes

W.C. Fields Quotes - W. C. Fields, in addition to a legacy of legendary films (such as The Bank Dick, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, and You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man), had a legendary sense of humor. On and off set, he remained in character, and was famous for his many quips and retorts .
W.C. Fields Quotes – W. C. Fields, in addition to a legacy of legendary films (such as The Bank Dick, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, and You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man), had a legendary sense of humor.  On and off set, he remained in character, and was famous...
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A Share in the World to Come

A Share in the World to Come - a story about the prophet Elijah and two clowns
‘Rabbi Baruqa of Huza often went to the marketplace at Lapet. One day, the prophet Elijah appeared to him there, and Rabbi Baruqa asked him, “Is there anyone among all these people who will have a share in the World to Come?”
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What Witchery but a Clown’s?

What Witchery but a Clowns? by Charles Dickens, from the introduction to Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, edited by Dickens in 1838. It is some years now, since we first conceived a strong veneration for Clowns, and an intense anxiety to know what they did with themselves out of pantomime...
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Mark Twain on Being a Clown

Mark Twain on Being a Clown
Mark Twain on Being a Clown, by Robert Edmund Sherwood, from Here We Are Again I have ridden in Venetian gondolas to the music of tinkling mandolins; shaken the hands of Queen Victoria and John L. Sullivan; and slept under the stars in the Grand Canyon and the Valley...
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Only One Real Life

Only One Real Life, by Dexter Fellows - an excerpt from This Way to the Big Show, 1936
Only One Real Life, by Dexter Fellows – an excerpt from This Way to the Big Show, 1936 The laugh-clown-laugh theme is as old as the story of the melancholic jester and his doctor. It has been told of George L. Fox, one of America’s greatest clowns and pantomimists...
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Eternal Drollery

The children's favorite clown - Ringling Brothers circus poster
Eternal Drollery, by Francis Beverly Kelley (from “The Land of Stardust and Spangles,” The National Geographic Magazine, October 1931) Byron once wrote, “He who joy would win must share it; happiness was born a  twin.” Circus people know this, and no one puts it into more consistent practice than...
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Fun With The Phone

Fun With The Phone - Ideas for your telephone answering machine.
Fun With The Phone – Ideas for your telephone answering machine. Nearly everyone has a phone answering machine or a voicemail system of some kind. And most outgoing phone messages sound something like this: “Hi, we are away from the phone, but at the sound of the tone...
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