by Steve Hindi -
I think everyone who cares about animals would have
thoroughly enjoyed occurrences in St. Charles, Illinois last night. The
Sterling and Reid Circus came to town, and not by coincidence, so did
our Tiger Truck, showing video footage of Tyke the elephant being gunned
down in the streets of Honolulu a few years ago.
The circus was set up close to a busy street. When the
Tiger made the first pass, everyone looked, trying to understand what
was happening. On the second pass a minute later, the circus goofs were
trying to laugh it off, and were waving at us.
But by the third pass, the goofs had lost their sense of
humor completely, and were shaking their fists at us and blowing us off!
Very shortly thereafter, the first St. Charles police car showed up to
offer a Kleenex to the crybaby goofs. The officer dutifully watched the
Tiger as it cruised back and forth exposing circus cruelty.
A short time later, another officer showed up, following
the Tiger. He seemed surprised when the Tiger turned around and followed
him. We met up, and the officer expressed doubt that the Tiger was
street legal. I expressed no doubt whatsoever that it was.
In the end, the police did nothing. The circus goofs
continued to cry, threaten and flip us off (which also represented their
collective IQ), and people caught an eyeful of what circuses are really
We'll be back for tonight's performances.
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