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AMC’s Freakshow Goes To Gibtown! (Gibsonton, FL)

I’m jealous that “Freakshow” went to Gibtown. I wish I could have lived in Gibsonton, Florida in the 1940s and ’50s.  Half girl Jeannie Tomani and her giant husband Al ran the Giant’s Fishing Camp, which was a trailer park … Continue reading

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Freakshow on AMC- Tattoos and The Shock Of A Lifetime

A Jersey City tattoo artist put Coney Island’s Luna Park on my left bicep a number of years ago.  Before that, I let a hairy man with jewelry stuck all over his bare chest stick a big needle through my … Continue reading

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Freakshow, Season Two Premiere

Life isn’t always a bed of roses at the Venice Beach Freakshow.  Sometimes it’s a bed of nails.  The second season of “Freakshow” debuted on AMC Tuesday night with two new dramatic episodes.  Some of the drama felt a little … Continue reading

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Strongmen AMC’s Freakshow, Episode 6

Sideshows and freakshows will never see the classic strongmen acts, again.  Men wearing leopard skins, lifting cartoony dumbells with 500s painted on either side, would make modern audiences laugh.  Plus, nobody would pay to see someone who is simply strong … Continue reading

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Freakshow Is Hosting A Wedding!

In 1863, General Tom Thumb married fellow Little Person Lavinia Warren. It would be nice to think that it was a love match, but P.T. Barum was the driving force behind everything Tom Thumb did, so the marriage could have … Continue reading

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AMC’s FREAKSHOW Episode 4 Goes All Pins And Needles

When I was a kid, my very sweet, very gentle, very deadly karate instructor would shove a thick wire through his arm and hang buckets of water from either side of it.  I don’t think everybody grows up with the … Continue reading

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Freakshow, Episode 2- Sword Swallowers

Todd Ray is concerned when he catches his twenty year old daughter, Asia, jamming a wire clothes hanger down her throat in the bathroom…but he’s not upset enough to stop her.  Todd Ray runs the Venice Beach Freakshow, so Asia … Continue reading

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Freakshow on AMC

My dad refused to let me see the two-headed baby at the state fair when I was a little kid.  He told me that the baby wasn’t alive, and that it was in a jar.  I remember throwing a tantrum.  … Continue reading

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