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American Horror Story Freak Show and Freaks Past

American Horror Story: Freak Show has rekindled an American interest in the old tradition of freak shows.  Some of us have been there all along.  I’ve been pissed off most of my life that I missed out on seeing the … Continue reading

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Little Angels: A Freak Show Story

The following story was inspired by the 1944 Ringling Brothers circus tent fire in Hartford.  The body of one young girl went unclaimed and unidentified, although her face was virtually undamaged.  She was called, for lack of a better name, … Continue reading

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No More Normal, AMC’s Freakshow, Episode 8

Episode 8 of AMC’s reality series Freakshow, which follows the fortunes of Todd Ray’s Venice Beach Freakshow, had an air of finality to it. The show celebrates the differences that make us all unique and showcases performers and people who … 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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