View Full Version : Troy's revenge
12-17-2005, 10:43 PM
Bipeds, intelligentsia all...Ray...I wish today to resolve a family disagreement. It seems that while I quite reasonably find Cirque du Soleil to be gay (and by that, I do not wish to disrespect the sexual choices of anyone but rather describe the emphemeral french/sucky/pleaseghodno quality that some cultural trends follow) my mother does not. She likes their acts, and says they're really very good.
When I look at Cirque do Soleil, I see Troy's revenge. The ancient trojans were masters of the horse, and invented the kind of horsemanship and acrobatic festivals that eventually evolved over the course of millenia into the modern circus. The Barnum and Bailey three-ring extravaganza was disturbing enough, but somehow the french got ahold of the circus and turned into something quite different. They got the circus drunk, dressed it in tights and put make-up on it while it was passed out...and look at it now:
So what do the rest of you think? Your opinions will help establish the philosophical pecking order in my family, so vote wisely...
(I ask if the voter is male or female because it has been suggested that males would vote one way and females the other. We shall see.)
12-17-2005, 10:55 PM
I've never been a big fan of circuses to begin with. This is merely one more reason to avoid them.
Now if they could combine Cirque du Soleil with a good old-fashioned Barnum & Bailey extravaganza, then that might be something worth my hard-earned dough!
Imagine all those colorfully costumed elephants and lions twirling in the air in harnesses and on wires all set to inoffensive new-agey instrumental rock music...
NOW THAT would be something to see!
Especially once the wires snapped, the harnesses broke, and all the agitated animals got free and started rampaging through the crowds! :dozey:
Ah! Now that's entertainment! The greatest show on Earth you might even say!
But to answer the question you asked:
Yes. Gay. :dozey:
12-17-2005, 11:39 PM
edlib, have you seen King Kong during the showing of Kong near the end? Imagine that, only Kong being 10+ times as numerous and smaller.
12-17-2005, 11:42 PM
Hmmm, Cirque de Soleai isn't gay. The French are just weird. Let them do what they please, Spain is the one who has to deal with the worst of the crazy Frenchmen.
12-18-2005, 12:17 PM
So far, we have one saying gay, two saying not...a houseplant and two french clowns. :dozey: Hmm.
No, no, Darth. We have french clowns, mimes and whatnot wandering loose all over the place in my neck of the woods. They tie up traffic! I've had to mount ten three-million candlepower spotlights and a train horn on the roof of my car just to get to work on time...
Edlib: Personally, I think the original concept of Cirque du Soleil would do just fine, plus the addition of shotguns. :D Along the same lines, I think baseball would be a lot more interesting if you allowed the batter to keep the bat as he ran the bases.
12-18-2005, 12:29 PM
Yes, but think of the Spanards. They have to deal with the worst of it.
12-18-2005, 01:40 PM
Awww... too frikken' bad for the poor Span-yards. :indif:
Let 'em move if they don't like it. There's still plenty o' room left on the Mongolian steppes. And very few French...
12-19-2005, 08:28 AM
Female or not. It is gay. Errm. Maybe that's why I can't think of any reason why it should and how it could be related by any means to mankinds most powerful invention. Duct. Tape. :confused:
12-21-2005, 02:16 PM
Well, Ray, I find duct tape to be very useful when dealing with french clowns in traffic. If I can get my hands on the first one, I mount it to the front grill of my automobile with lots of stout, yummy duct tape so that its plaintive screams can clear other clowns out of my way farther down the road.
I've also discovered that a french clown mounted to the grill can absorb the force of frontal impact in most situations well enough that the airbag doesn't even deploy. Heck, it's even fun!
Poll results as of this date:
3 men say yes
2 men say no
Women say nothing
4 assorted houseplants, clowns and ductile binding enthusiasts
So. :dozey: *Gay* it is, per consensus of the voting and silent membership. Unless you count the french clowns as voting non...which I don't. Who cares what french clowns think? I would be curious to see if actual french people thought Le Cirque du Soleil was pede, but sadly none of them seem to visit Lucasforums.
Which doesn't make sense to me, considering Rebel Strike has a french language option. :max: Anyway.
I wonder why none of the females have voted. Has suffrage not yet been enacted at Monkey Island? Or is it just that the female membership identify more with growing things and the joys of skillful use of duct tape? Hmmm...hard to say.
Edlib: Send the spanish to Mongolia? Good lord, man, they would have to cross (http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/travel/dg/maps/67/750x750_asia_m.gif) through Kazakhstan to get there! We really don't need the huns pissed off at us too, do we?
12-22-2005, 02:43 AM
Women say nothing
That's so right and so wrong at the same time. ^^
Cirque du Soleil isn't gay, it's just going through a phase.
01-12-2006, 12:11 PM
A dangerous one, to be sure...
01-12-2006, 05:39 PM
Maybe we should all just throw them in the catacombs of Paris, and let them have a little fun with the coarsp's.
01-12-2006, 06:49 PM
Gay... fun with dead rotting corpse/skeletor... ahh, roughly the same sheit :P
In all seriousness, I think they fit into the category of "whimsically inclined", as opposed to "gay". So I vote "no".
01-12-2006, 08:39 PM
hahaha, They arn't gay they're just French! That totally explains it to all of us.
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