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Topic: The Venice Beach Freakshow!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 21, 2006 01:39PM)
I want to let you all know about my newest endeavor into The [b]strange[/b] and [b]unusual!![/b] You may have read some of my post about just how far I will go to find a [b]freak[/b]..., well, now you can see all those [b]freaks--inside The Venice Beach Freakshow!![/b] at "The Coney Island of the Pacific"..., the starting point of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow and the homebase to some of the [b]greatest freaks[/b] in history, including [b\]Jim Morrison of The Doors[/b]. :) (Not to mention [b]Janes Addiction!![/b]) There hasn't been a sideshow in Venice for almost [b]100 years[/b]..., until [b]now![/b] We're located at 909 Ocean Front Walk on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Come join us for a [b]memory of a lifetime!!![/b] We open this Saturday and will be open daily from 11-7. [b]Get your freak on!!![/b]


All performers who would like to perform on the bally stage should PM me.
[b]Come one..., come all..., to the greatest freak show on the Pacific!!![/b]
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Nov 21, 2006 01:44PM)
Is this a permanant installation, or a limited run show?
It's going to be a while before I can come out to Cali...
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 21, 2006 02:33PM)
It's a permanent show in a building..., not on the street. Spread the word to all the [b]freaks!!![/b]
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 21, 2006 04:26PM)
If you pay for room, and a plane ticket...I'll be there.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: carnevilcircus (Nov 21, 2006 04:41PM)
Sounds [b]great![/b] Let me know how it goes, and who knows maybe we'll be there....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 23, 2006 01:38PM)
I hope you can make it out at some point!!!
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Nov 24, 2006 12:55PM)
Congratulations, I'll try making it out in December, I have a few gigs out that way.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 30, 2006 02:00PM)
[b]The new 2 headed calf just arrived!!![/b] This specimen is [b]crazy!!![/b], ...a little head coming out of the side of the main head!!!


Posted: Dec 26, 2006 10:32pm
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We had another [b]big[/b] day at The Freakshow today!!!! The freaks are coming in from all over the world ..., Switzerland..., Australia..., London...New Zealand, ..., Japan... They all love the freakshow!!!! We even had a guy show up who runs Ripley's in Thailand!! He left happy [b]and[/b] shocked..., said we had one of the best collections he had ever seen!!


Posted: Jan 2, 2007 1:05am
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I think I'm getting my talkin' skills down..., we packed them in today. We actually had lines running down the boardwalk a few times today, [b]and[/b] we got our first puker. she said she partied too much last night, but I think the 2 headed 5 legged pig in the jar helped a little bit! :)


Posted: Jan 2, 2007 11:11pm
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I'm getting my 2 headed Black Angus tomorrow!!!! I'm rollin' in the 2 headed cow dept. right now! When am I going to see someone from this site down here? I've had folks from Russia to Borneo...but no Magic Café folks....Believe it OR not! Am I the only freak animal nut case on here?


Posted: Feb 16, 2007 1:44am
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[b]Finally!!![/b] We had a few guys come down who are members of the Magic Café'!!! If you're in California, come to The Venice Beach Freakshow!!!
Message: Posted by: Sylver Fyre (Feb 16, 2007 02:23PM)
Congrats on the sucess!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 17, 2007 12:14AM)
[b]Thanks!![/b] It is a [b]ton[/b] of [b]fun[/b] and [b]2 tons of work!!![/b] We got in T-Shirts folks if you're interested....we sold half of our stock in 2 days!! If you're in Cali, stop by the [b]Freakshow!![/b] I'm also looking for performers to work the outside.


Posted: Mar 13, 2007 2:22pm
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Check this link....

[url=http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=6229527&blogID=229230250&MyToken=4aaf366d-bc52-432e-a732-196164d455ea]blog.myspace.com[/url]

Locals are loving the [b]freaks!!![/b] Don't miss it!!
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Mar 13, 2007 01:51PM)
That is great T-ray.
I admire the fact that she said it was disturbing but Lovingly put together.
It speaks very well of you and the quality of the show.
Nicely done!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 14, 2007 01:55PM)
Thanks Gwyd!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 14, 2007 02:31PM)
I can't wait to get out there!


Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 22, 2007 11:50PM)
We had Leonardo DiCaprio come through the Venice Beach Freakshow. He brought his lovely girlfriend with him. (I heard she's a famous model..., oooooh). I thought he was going to wreck his bike trying to stop so fast!! This guy [b]loves[/b] the Freakshow/sideshow. Supposedly, his father had something to do with printing an old set of Freak collector cards. Andy Dick also came through..., Leonardo was just with his girl..., Andy Dick had an entourage with him--film crew and everything!!! Funny stuff. We're starting a wall of Famous Folks who visited the Freakshow. I hope we can add some magicians soon. :)
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Mar 23, 2007 03:10PM)
I'll send a picture. You can [b]say[/b] I was there. :)

Actually might be up there next week or week after. Trying to break away.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 24, 2007 02:38AM)
That would be [b]great[/b] Doug!!! Let me know when you can come through. You will definitely go on the Wall Of Fame!!!

Hey everybody!!! Don't miss The [b]Freakshow[/b] April 5th-9th..., we will have a special guest in town.
[b]Lil' Miss Firefly[/b]..., The [b]Smallest[/b] woman in the [b]world!!![/b] She's also the smallest fire eater, (not to mention she munches on light bulbs)!! [b]Come one..., come all..., to the greatest Freakshow on the Pacific!!![/b]

P.S.---Soon..., I will tell you all about a [b]major sideshow event coming to Los Angeles[/b]..., stay tuned.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 28, 2007 07:16AM)
My sincerest apologies to you and yours that you had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with Andy Dick.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 28, 2007 02:16PM)
Aww nips! come on, I'm sure Andy is a great guy!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 28, 2007 05:07PM)
Mr. Dick :) was pretty cool.....he was super drunk at 2 in the afternoon. I thought he might hurl when he saw the 2 headed pig......(that pig has a special ability to turn some people's stomach). Wouldn't that have been [b]fun!![/b] Andy Dick hurling tofu all over Venice Beach. That would have been a sick photo for the wall of fame :)

[b]Wow![/b] No matter how hard I try to keep folks from taking photos, they still pull it off!!!
Check this link out....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/433050057/
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 29, 2007 04:47PM)
Great pictures, it seems like you've got some really great stuff!

Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 30, 2007 12:24AM)
Thanks Brett!! I'm bringing in the [b]giant rat[/b] again this weekend. Did you see these other photos?

http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&q=venice+beach+freakshow&m=text

I also just found Siamese rats conjoined at the head. The guy didn't preserve them well, so I'm having the skeletons articulated. The [b]Venice Beach Freakshow[/b] just gets [b]crazier[/b] and [b]crazier!!![/b] Come down folks..., anyone from the Magic Café is considered family at the Freakshow. :)


Posted: Apr 4, 2007 1:49pm
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Hey Folks....Come see [b]Lil' Miss Firefly[/b]..., the [b]smallest woman in the world[/b]..., only [b]27 inches[/b] tall...,
[b]see her[/b] at The [b]Venice Beach Freakshow[/b] starting tomorrow April 5th until April 9th.

[b]Wow!!![/b] We had a [b]huge[/b] day at the Freakshow!! Lil Miss Firefly helped bring them in all day..., if you're in the Venice, Ca. area, come meet her. "She's so small, you'll want to put her in the palm of your hand."


Posted: Apr 25, 2007 10:07pm
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Hey Everybody!! I've been busy buying [b]more freak animals[/b].... Next week, you can come down to see the new additions!! We've added [b]the giant rat[/b] as a permanent attraction and it's [b]freaking out[/b] the [b]locals!![/b] It's not only [b]bigger than a cat[/b], it's [b]bigger than most dogs!![/b] Next week you can see the new [b]cyclops pig[/b], and the [b]pig with 2 mouths[/b] (sick looking!).... You've got to [b]see the pig[/b] whose [b]brain grew on the outside of it's head[/b], and it's friend whose [b]heart[/b] is growing on the [b]ouotside[/b] of it's body!!! For the [b]rock-n-roll[/b] fans here, we had [b]Brandon Boyd[/b] of the band [b]Incubus[/b] come through the [b]Freakshow!![/b] He described it as a "[b]Beautiful thing for Venice!!![/b]" :) ...[b]another satisfied customer[/b].... :)

Hey everybody, Danielle De Meux of the Bros. Grimm Sideshow came through the [b]Freakshow[/b] today!! That woman is [b]Bad to the bone!![/b] She [b]loved[/b] it, and is going to come down and perform at The Venice Beach Freakshow soon!! She even offered to bring down her [b]Tesla coil[/b], and her [b]Spidora[/b] illusion!!! [b]It's getting crazy in Venice folks... you've got to see what's behind those curtains...[b]look[/b]..., [b]right there[/b]..., you can see a little under the curtain..., or you can pay $3.00 to [b]see it all!!![/b] There's over [b]60 strange creatures, oddities, and attractions!![/b] We've even got the [b]largest[/b] collection of [b]two headed animals[/b] in the WORLD!!! By the way, [b]Lil' Miss Firefly[/b] "the [b]smallest woman in the world[/b]" will be back in the Freakshow this Thurs. through Sunday. She stands only 27 inches small.... She'll also be [b]dancing on glass[/b], and [b]eating fire[/b] this Saturday night (MAY 5TH) with the [b]Super Freaks[/b] Sideshow and Revue in North Hollywood. http://www.sideshowworld.com/Gig-CIA-05-05-2007.html There's a [b]freak revolution[/b] going on..., if you're in the Los Angeles area, [b]join us!!![/b]


Posted: May 1, 2007 1:51am
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[b]Whoa!!![/b] I got the conjoined rats' skeleton today..., they're conjoined at the head and have two complete separate bodies!! [b]Scary looking!!![/b]


[b]Whoa!!!Posted: May 7, 2007 3:17am
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[b]Folks[/b]..., when I say there's [b]over 60 strange creatures[/b] in there, I don't just mean Strange..., I mean [b]stranger than strange[/b].... [b]It's stranger than fiction folks[/b], but [b]it's all real[/b]..., and you can go [b]inside[/b] for [b]only 3 one dollar bills[/b]. Ya'll have got to see the new pig I just purchased..., it has [b]8 legs[/b]..., [b]4 ears[/b]..., [b]2 tails[/b]..., but only [b]1 head[/b]..., that's a new one for the [b]Freakshow[/b]..., and [b]it's only getting better[/b]. :)


Posted: May 11, 2007 2:07am
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Has everyone heard about the 6 legged calf that was born in Nebraska?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20070504/odd-six-legged-calf
I spoke to the owner and found out that it not only has 6 legs, it has 2 male organs and a female organ. It only urinates through the female side (in case you wanted to know). Any interested parties can purchase this lovely animal for $5,000 (which includes the calf's mother for feeding purposes). Rumor has it that a [b]major[/b] museum/amusement company would prefer to have it killed so they can stuff it $#$%%@..., believe it or don't..., [b]of course[/b], anybody knows that it's worth more money [b]alive!!![/b]
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2007 02:37PM)
Believe it or not, I'd rather have it dead..., that way it doesn't poop.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: Gemeanii (May 11, 2007 03:05PM)
I'll graze him for you, got the stock barn and 200 acres... but I get to keep the gate...
(Does that make me the gatekeeper?)

It'll sure be easier than feeding a two mouthed, 3 eye pig!
http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=2205608&contentIndex=1&page=6

Or keeping up with an 8 legger Toad...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=2205608&contentIndex=1&page=7


Posted: May 11, 2007 4:11pm
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Then again this one adds new meaning to "Here -kitty kitty"...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=2205608&contentIndex=1&page=15

Seems like global warming is taking it's toll on mutations these days...

Steve
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 11, 2007 11:51PM)
GREAT LINKS!!!! Here's Lucy the 2 nosed cow.......
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070511/ap_on_fe_st/odd_bonus_nose
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 13, 2007 01:28AM)
JS bought the 6-legged calf.
Message: Posted by: erichall (May 13, 2007 10:53PM)
This place sounds awesome T-Ray! I watched the bally on You-tube. Classic. The "stolen pictures" were cool too. Those reminded me of a swamp ape up in North Carolina that I saw once..


3 dollars is a [b]steal![/b] You should charge 5. I'm sure your rent isn't cheap on the beach!

Eric
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 14, 2007 05:04PM)
Thanks Eric! Did you see this on YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmeD0_6A9c

You've [b]got to see[/b] what's behind those curtains!!!


Posted: May 21, 2007 3:41pm
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Check out this interesting footage...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2025074053

...maybe there really is a [b]chupacabra[/b]? You've got to see the remains of the animal we have in the [b]Freakshow!!![/b]It is very similar to the descriptions of [b]el chupacabra!!![/b] If you're a scientist/vet/Freakologist, come through, and examine it.... [b]You won't believe your eyes!!![/b]


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:06am
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We have officially started our Summer season at The [b]Freakshow!!![/b] This weekend was [b]huge!!![/b] We even had the 3 conjoined turtles inside and they're [b]alive!!![/b] I'm getting in the 2 faced calf skeleton back in a week...it's been fully articulated, and [b]it's crazy!!![/b] We've had a few guys from The Café come through and we'd like to see more of you!


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:11pm
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Did ya'll see this?!!

http://www.geekologie.com/2007/05/pac_man_skeleton.php


Posted: May 29, 2007 2:15pm
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[b]Check this out too!!![/b] Make sure you check the slide show, there's some [b]strange creatures!!![/b]

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/22deep.html?_r=3&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


Posted: Jun 11, 2007 5:05am
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[b]Holy smokes!!![/b] We had a [b]crazy[/b] weekend!!! [b]Venice Beach is a freakshow. :)~ We had a few special guests come through..., most notably [b]Eat The Geek[/b], a former member of the [b]Coney Island Sideshow[/b]. [b]Tyler Fyre[/b] came through on Monday on his way to Vegas..., [b]but[/b], we were closed due to my talkbox refusing to work!!! I might have to finally make that grind tape..... Anyone have experience making them?


Posted: Jun 13, 2007 12:36am
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Does anyone remember this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWHNA_j7h5A
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jun 18, 2007 08:33AM)
[quote]
On 2007-05-13 02:28, Freak Prodigy wrote:
JS bought the 6-legged calf.
[/quote]
Wrong.
He did not.
It was still for sale last time I checked.


Posted: Jun 18, 2007 9:46am
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[quote]
On 2007-06-11 05:05, T-RAY wrote:
[b]Holy smokes!!![/b] We had a [b]crazy[/b] weekend!!! [b]Venice Beach is a freakshow. :)~ We had a few special guests come through..., most notably [b]Eat The Geek[/b], a former member of the [b]Coney Island Sideshow[/b]. [b]Tyler Fyre[/b] came through on Monday on his way to Vegas..., [b]but[/b], we were closed due to my talkbox refusing to work!!! I might have to finally make that grind tape..... Anyone have experience making them?
[/quote]
Spend the 75 bucks and buy an hour of time at a recording studio.
The engineer will make sure all your sound levels are right.
Any background music you want to include will be at the right level.
There won't be any distracting pops or buzzes.(A bad recording can really work against you.Literally drives people away from the unpleasant noise.)
Use pro recording equipment to cut your grind tape.
You'll get a disc with a clear strong signal so you won't have to turn your PA
all the way up just to be heard.
Good sound can double your gross.
Bad sound can halve it.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 18, 2007 03:10PM)
Thanks Pete! I've got the recording part down......I was wondering more about the way I should line up the descriptions, etc. In Venice, the people are used to being pitched all day by 50 performers, so they walk by FAST. That's why I've just been grinding it out. It allows me to work the crowd on the fly. How can I get that kind of impact on the recording? Do you use a grind tape?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 18, 2007 03:34PM)
I'll make you one.
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jun 18, 2007 04:22PM)
[quote]
On 2007-06-18 16:10, T-RAY wrote:
Thanks Pete! I've got the recording part down......I was wondering more about the way I should line up the descriptions, etc. In Venice, the people are used to being pitched all day by 50 performers, so they walk by FAST. That's why I've just been grinding it out. It allows me to work the crowd on the fly. How can I get that kind of impact on the recording? Do you use a grind tape?
[/quote]
Yes, Todd.
We use them.
On CD.
I remember when we used to use 8-Track...
Then endless cassettes replaced them!
I'll probably switch to MP3 soon.
But only after IT becomes outmoded!

Your crowd sounds like it moves along about like ours does.
We get a ten second shot at them.
You can't go into a long monologue under those conditions.
You got to keep it brief and go to next.
That is where it differs from the live bally.
Live bally has visual action which stops them.
Grind needs something to take its place.
We use a lot of flash to grab their eyes, then the audio brainwashes (please
forgive the term) them.
"Don't miss your chance..."
"Once in a lifetime opportunity..."
"You [b]must[/b] see the..."
"If [b]she[/b] gets out, we'll [b]all[/b] get out!..."
"The show is about to start,get YOUR ticket and come in NOW!"
Etc., etc., ad nauseum.
Unabashed hyperbole in small servings but served continuously.

Your flash should be visible from a distance.
I put my banner tops up to the 20' level and aim them toward the approaching traffic.
They should keep seeing it as they approach the area.
That is the most important thing.
Then, when they arrive, they will [b]want[/b] to listen.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 18, 2007 09:13PM)
Get ahold of me Wednesday if you still have the number. (If not PM) I'll hook up the studio and get one done and eMail it so you have it this weekend. (No charge, you're doing great work!)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 22, 2007 12:46AM)
Thanks Doug!!!


Posted: Jun 24, 2007 3:25am
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Danny Bonaduce came by the Freakshow today!! Remember that guy from The Partridge Family?


Posted: Jul 1, 2007 2:50am
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[b]The Freakshow was jumping today!!![/b] We had our lovely contortionist duo "[b]The Twisted Sisters[/b]" doing their thing.... Madame [b]Diabla[/b] was swallowing swords [b]all day!!![/b] ...I had three 200 lb. men standing on my chest while I laid on the bed of nails...., the Strong Man was back..., we had fire eaters..., glass walkers..., a [b]real blockhead[/b] :) ... it was like [b]old Venice!!![/b] We even found a new "[b]freak[/b]"----a 6'11" woman that had the entire boardwalk tripping out!!! She is [b]huge!!![/b] ..., and Bootylicious. :)
Message: Posted by: handa (Jul 1, 2007 09:56AM)
Geez, the last time it was like Old Venice around here, the Three Rivers flooded and half of the streets in the Golden Triangle were under water. I think I'd prefer going to your show much more than our experience.

Congrats on your continued success. Keep up the enthusiasm and keep reporting!

Chris
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 1, 2007 11:42AM)
Thanks Chris!! We're having a blast!!! Everyone is always welcome at The [b]Freakshow![/b] If you come down, let me know you're from the Magic Café' on your way in, and I'll show you a "secret" specimen that's sitting inside the ticket box..., only for those who want to [b]see the truly unusual!!![/b]


Posted: Jul 2, 2007 10:41pm
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[b]Folks[/b]..., we just got another [b]two headed turtle!!![/b] It's [b]alive!!![/b] You can [b]see it inside[/b] right [b]now!!![/b] It even has a stubby little 5th leg between it's [b]two heads[/b]..., or is that a [b]3rd head[/b] that didn't fully develop? You be the judge..., they're inside The [b]Freakshow!!![/b] :)


Posted: Jul 4, 2007 12:59pm
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Well we had another "special guest" yesterday. [b]Bill Murray[/b] stopped by the [b]Freakshow!!![/b] He was [b]great![/b] He even posed as a [b]freak[/b] outside the Freakshow, and helped draw us a crowd. :)
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 4, 2007 01:00PM)
I can imagine him getting in to that role a lot! ;P
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jul 5, 2007 09:15AM)
Awesome T! Best of luck with the new Turtle!
And Bill Murray?!?
Very very cool!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 5, 2007 09:33AM)
How much did you have to pay for Bill? is he alive or did you have him stuffed?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 5, 2007 12:17PM)
ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!!! HE'S ON THE INSIDE!!! YOU'VE SEEN HIM ON TV, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEE HIM IN PERSON......WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!! :) He was GREAT.........he had to have a VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW T-SHIRT!!! I hope he wears it to his next event!!! Robert Rodriquez (Quentin Tarantino's partner on the film GRIND SHOW) came through yesterday!! He had a 7 1/2 ft, 300 lb. bodyguard!! We stayed open until 10pm.....fireworks were blasting in the sky.....the ferris wheel was lit up.......THE FREAKSHOW IS ALIVE!!!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 6, 2007 04:49PM)
Was the Bodyguard brain dead or was he alive and able to answer questions? The latter and you got yourself ANOTHER exhibit there!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jul 6, 2007 07:36PM)
[quote]
On 2007-07-05 13:17, T-RAY wrote:
ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!!! HE'S ON THE INSIDE!!! YOU'VE SEEN HIM ON TV, BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEE HIM IN PERSON......WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!! :) He was GREAT.........he had to have a VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW T-SHIRT!!! I hope he wears it to his next event!!! Robert Rodriquez (Quentin Tarantino's partner on the film GRIND SHOW) came through yesterday!! He had a 7 1/2 ft, 300 lb. bodyguard!! We stayed open until 10pm.....fireworks were blasting in the sky.....the ferris wheel was lit up.......THE FREAKSHOW IS ALIVE!!!
[/quote]
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T-ray:
The flick was called Grind House.
Had nothin' to do with grind shows.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 7, 2007 12:21AM)
Pete, you are right........I guess after talking outside 10 hours a day for 7 months straight, I've got Grind Shows on the brain! :) I've still got to make that Grind Tape!!!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jul 8, 2007 04:26PM)
Crack to John Strong Jr about making one for you.
1.) He likes you and would do it.
2.) He would make you a terrific tape.
3.) Barring Ward Hall,John is currently the best talker in sideshow.Followed by my bro.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 8, 2007 07:08PM)
Major appolgies to Todd. The mic has left the building. When I decided to no longer do any pro voice work after too many years and now have not enough time to do it, or desire, I dismantled the studio set up with absolutely no thought. The Wife put stuff away. Somehow when cleaning the 'shop' recently the mic was put in a box or wherever and stowed away. In order to get it all back together I would have to tear out the store room and unpack stuff and that ain't gonna happen. So Todd while I wanted to do your grind for you, I had no idea that the 'stuff' would be out of mind as well as out of hand. Forgive please.

Doug
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jul 8, 2007 10:01PM)
T-Ray:
Just a suggestion.
You do live ballies,right?
Start taping them.
When you've taped a few days worth,start listening to them.
Pick out the parts you like and trash the parts you hate.
Start splicing it together into something that is part
grind,part bally.
I think you could come up with something that has the
effectiveness of a good grind tape combined with the
charisma of a live bally.
Then put a a very large plywood clockface sign
(you know,with movable hands)on the bally stage.
Paint the sign to read "NEXT FREE LIVE SHOW AT
(time indicated by dial)O'CLOCK ON THIS STAGE"
This would actually be an advertisement of the
time of your next live bally.
Sort of a bally for your bally,if you get my drift.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 10, 2007 12:58AM)
Not a bad idea Pete...Thanks! Venice is a weird beast.....most of the usual things don't work there. The crowds are used to being hit every second. Lately, I've just been bringing out the two headed turtles so everyone can see something for free.........that has been bringing them in steadily.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 10, 2007 06:50PM)
Well if I can find that freakin' mic, I'll make you one, so oozing in high falootin quality they'll think De Lawd is in their smokin' 10 cent See-gars.

But Pete's idea is dead on for doin your own and using the clock.

I told you before (numerous times I think) that your Gen-U-Ine Southern DRAWL is a crowd pleaser and attention getter. USE it!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jul 10, 2007 10:36PM)
Don't mention it,Todd.
Doug,it is not my idea.
Just one I haven't seen used in about 25 yrs.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jul 11, 2007 11:51AM)
That makes it your idea. :)
I haven't seen it either for a long time except at Theme Parks for like the Rain Maker and Med Show stuff. Only hang up would be the speed at which 'they' pass by and not congregate like on the midways but that might still be a good trick to get them to check back. Sure can't hurt!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 13, 2007 12:01AM)
The FREAKS keep coming in!!! Today we had a guy come through the Freakshow who could turn his feet completely around and walk backwards!!!!!! We also had a guy come in who could swallow his own tongue!!!! IT LOOKED SICK!!!!!! He also has the same condition as ANDRE THE GIANT.....VERY STRANGE GUY.....he calls himself LURCH!!! We also had a BIONIC MAN come through...this guy had robotic legs and one robotic arm. Very interesting technology. EVERYBODY LOVES THE FREAKSHOW!!!! MAMA MIA!!!!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 13, 2007 01:39AM)
T-RAY

I am sorry but ..... if his feet ahve turned right round and he is now walking the way his feet are pointing .......


he is walking forward (ust the rest of him that is poointing backwards). Or am I defining backwards incorrectly????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 13, 2007 03:12AM)
:) He could turn them half way around so they were pointing behind him and then walk that way :) I forgot to tell ya'll about the new full bodied tattooed man I met in Venice. This man is the first black guy I've met who is fully tattooed including his face. He said his hero is THE GREAT OMI!!! Look for him at THE VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!! OHH YEAH---Don't Miss-- MILO THE PRETZEL BOY.........the name says it all.....he can literally tie his body into a pretzel shape :) FOLKS....IT GETS BETTER EVERYDAY.....we're waiting for you all to JOIN US......THERE'S A FREAK REVOLUTION GOING ON!!!!!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 13, 2007 04:43AM)
I so want to get over there!

May be I can ditch the family and come over for the esacep convension and come see you?. Hers hoping.

Dave
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 13, 2007 12:38PM)
That would be Great! :) Let me know if you can really make it and we'll set up a BIG Stunt in front of the Freakshow!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 16, 2007 12:47AM)
Howdy everybody!!!!!! We had another GREAT day at the FREAKSHOW!!! I also got a lead on two 2 headed snakes and a two headed lizard :) I'll keep ya'll posted on what happens. By the way, if anyone knows of any STRANGE CREATURES that are available, let me know. I'm also willing to trade with anyone who might be sitting on something special!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 16, 2007 07:15PM)
I just came across another TWO HEADED CALF!!! I don't know if I need another one, but I might share the connection if anyone would like to get it :) It is not taxidermied, so you have to consider that expense.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 27, 2007 01:17AM)
Check this out.......

http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/venice/v1.txt

The local paper did a little article on The FREAKSHOW!!! Unfortunately, they don't include the photos on the website (They got a GREAT photo of Myrtle and Squirtle the TWO HEADED TURTLE!!!).
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 27, 2007 03:29AM)
Awesome press.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 27, 2007 01:05PM)
Thanks my Freak Brother!!! About 25 people came in yesterday that had read the article.....so publicity really works....who would have thought? :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 27, 2007 03:16PM)
Nothing better than free ink!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 28, 2007 11:47AM)
:)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 29, 2007 12:56AM)
Hey everybody!!! Today I purchased a TWO HEADED KITTEN!!!!!! It doesn't have two separate heads, but instead has one big head that's two heads combined......basically TWO FACES!!! Thanks to Brett for the tip on this one!! We also brought out our 9 ft. Red Tailed Boa today at the Freakshow....she brought in a ton in picture money. I had a guy come in from Minnasota who said he can get me 6 legged and two headed frogs from their ponds.....they have some serious pollution problems going on out there!!! I also met some folks from Louisiana who said that out there, the government gives them $5.00 for every Nutria tail that you bring them....I guess they don't like GIANT RATS in Louisiana!!!!! Eveyone let me know if you have any STRANGE CREATURES in your neck of the woods.........
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 2, 2007 11:19PM)
Well, we had another special guest come through the FREAKSHOW today.....MARIA SHRIVER and all her and ARNOLD'S KIDS!!!! They were a little FREAKED OUT to say the least!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 15, 2007 11:58AM)
http://www.Sideshowworld.com put up some photos of The FREAKSHOW!!!! Check them out.....more will be added soon!!!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/TR-VFreakshow.html

Thanks to John!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 29, 2007 12:05AM)
Unbelievable!!!!! We just found a TWO HEADED RATTLESNAKE!!!!!
You can SEE IT In The FREAKSHOW next week!!!
If you're into STRANGE HUMAN CUSTOMS, come down and check out the new items that just arrived from Tibet.....including some REAL HUMAN SKULL KAPALA Bowls.
:) Our little TWO FACED KITTY has been entertaining the kids :)
.......while Mama gets a photo holding the 9FT BOA and playing as The FREAKSHOW SNAKE LADY!!!!
Come down this SATURDAY to SEE MURRUGUN THE MYSTIC!!!!
They're ALL INSIDE The FREAKSHOW!!! You've got to SEE IT to BELIEVE IT!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 29, 2007 12:43AM)
TODD, where are you?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 29, 2007 12:44AM)
Right here!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 29, 2007 01:13AM)
Oh.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 29, 2007 11:59PM)
MURRUGUN THE MYSTIC will now be performing at The FREAKSHOW Sat-Mon.!!!
DON'T MISS THIS!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Metone (Aug 30, 2007 06:34AM)
Here is one y'all might like...http://insanepictures.com/vid.shtml?0371.htm it is a video of a live 2 headed calf being fed! check it out!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 30, 2007 01:12PM)
THAT'S COOL!! I had not seen this video.....do you know where this calf is located?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 31, 2007 04:42AM)
-----MURRUGUN THE MYSTIC (Known throughout the world as one of The GREATEST YOGIS / FAKIRS in History) will be performing at The FREAKSHOW This WEEKEND!!!!....WATCH as he controls the elements in front of your face....THE FIRE will seem to be a SLAVE to his manipulations.....witness him perform THE HUMAN DRAGON--utilizing a special circular breathing technique, he will BLOW FIRE FROM HIS NOSTRILS!!!!.......his body will do as he wills it to---SEE why he is known as The PAIN PROOF MAN!!!!! Watch as he impales himself with 2 FT long STEEL SPIKES through his entire body!!!! How he is able to do this is UNKNOWN......you must SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!!!......Have you see his unique methods of SWORD SWALLOWING??? His STRANGE TALENTS will confuse and AMAZE YOU!!!
DON'T BE AFRAID of what you what you have NEVER SEEN........COME TO The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!
SAT.-MON. 11am-8pm
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 4, 2007 01:38AM)
HOLY MOLY!!!! LABOR DAY WEEKEND WAS CRAZY!!!!!!! MURRUGUN Rocked the crowds!!! He did some AMAZING new fire manipulations that I've never seen and didn't hold back on the HUMAN PIN CUSION!!! He was sticking spikes through his body ALL DAY!!! He must have sword swallowed 50 times :) Everyone FREAKED OUT and some almost PASSED OUT!! MAMA MIA!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 2, 2007 11:17PM)
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS.......I'll be adding more in the near future.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Wy_zrxH2g

AND this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQY76x6Lg1I

We're making The FREAKSHOW extra CRAZY for the HALLOWEEN SEASON!!!! :~
If you're in town, come CHECK US OUT!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 9, 2007 08:47PM)
We had the craziest thing happen over the weekend.......a medium sized squirrel ran down from one of the trees on the beach and jumped on me. It was as tame as it could be and wouldn't leave....my son Phoenix went nuts and had to keep this squirrel. Now we have a pet squirrel at the Freakshow. She doesn't have two heads, but she is the strangest thing. She will come to you when you call her. Has anyone ever trained a squirrel? Maybe I can get this little cutey to collect some change from the tourist :)
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 9, 2007 09:14PM)
My grandmother used to feed red squirrels hickory nuts, from her hand. They were quite gentle, but she was also much more patient than I.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 10, 2007 02:02AM)
Is it rabid?
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Oct 10, 2007 08:25AM)
[quote]
On 2007-10-09 21:47, T-RAY wrote:
We had the craziest thing happen over the weekend.......a medium sized squirrel ran down from one of the trees on the beach and jumped on me. It was as tame as it could be and wouldn't leave....my son Phoenix went nuts and had to keep this squirrel. Now we have a pet squirrel at the Freakshow. She doesn't have two heads, but she is the strangest thing. She will come to you when you call her. Has anyone ever trained a squirrel? Maybe I can get this little cutey to collect some change from the tourist :)
[/quote]

A local park here in London is full of tame squirrels who have figured out the easy way to get through life. LOL

[img]http://www.timothydrake.ca/squirrels.jpg[/img]

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 11, 2007 12:07PM)
That's COOL!!! This one is the same way...just smaller. I really wonder if they could be trained. She's responding to very basic commands.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Oct 16, 2007 04:45AM)
I had a couple of "pet" squirtels when I lived in nurses accomodation in Oxford during my "industrial placemnt" year from Uni (oh what memories! :) ).

They used to come in to my room throught the window and take nuts from me .... the novelty wore off so I just usedto leafve nuts out for them on teh window ledge adnI had a couple of "pet" squirrels when I lived in nurses accommodation in Oxford during my "industrial placement" year from Uni (oh what memories! :) ).

They used to come in to my room through the window and take nuts from me .... The novelty wore off so I just used to leave nuts out for them on the window ledge and they would help themselves.

Then at 4 am one morning I was awoken by the scared banging noises and little frustrated squeaks. One of them had jumped up through the window and knocked the latch on his way through so it shut him in. he was running all over the bars on the inside of the window panicking that he could not get out. Scared the stuff out of me at first. Once the window was open he was out as fast as he could. But he was back within 30 minutes eating nuts again. But did not ever get locked in again. Not stupid animals!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 21, 2007 01:55AM)
This Squirrel is SMART!!! I've trained it to do flips for cashews :) I haven't figured out how to do the monkey act with this squirrel.....but a performing squirrel is still CRAZY!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 27, 2007 01:36AM)
Check out this link......John Robinson from Sideshowworld came through The FREAKSHOW yesterday. John is the Greatest guy you could ever meet and THE MAN when it comes to Sideshow history. He took a few pictures of the INSIDE of The FREAKSHOW!!!! IT's Halloween time and we're approaching our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY in VENICE!!!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/reviewvenicebeach-FS.html

here's another one....

http://www.sideshowworld.com/TR-VFreakshow.html
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 29, 2007 08:32AM)
Outstanding! Gteat Pictures.
Message: Posted by: Gemeanii (Oct 29, 2007 03:57PM)
Doug,
Good to have the old you back.


Todd,
Good job on the pictures... Realy enjoyed the view, on the inside...
If I ever go west, I'll have to drop in.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 29, 2007 04:48PM)
You mean the OldER me?
Message: Posted by: Gemeanii (Oct 29, 2007 06:04PM)
I mean the Doug we all know...
not that "old relic" of a (thankfully) by-gone era.

Seasoned, Wise and Scholarly...

Well, seasoned, anyway, now put away the garlic, will 'ya.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 29, 2007 09:18PM)
Thanks for checking them out.........it will be super scary for Weds. night!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 16, 2007 11:01AM)
Hey, everybody!!! Check out this video of part of my trip to San Francisco to pick up the fully articulated skeleton of our TWO-FACED CALF!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eREeirxUcM

We're going nuts in the TWO-HEADED CALF department right now....... We have one fully articulated Two-Faced Calf........two other different Two-Headed Calf Skulls, AND TWO TWO-HEADED CALF Taxidermied!!!!! That's just the cows!!!
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Nov 16, 2007 02:11PM)
With all those calves, it sounds like people have a veal-ly good time at the VBFS. I will be out to see it sometime between 11/23 and 12/2. That's when I will be in LA.

Todd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 16, 2007 02:41PM)
:) I CAN'T WAIT, TODD!!! The East Coast/West Coast Connection!!! They used to call Venice Beach the "Coney Island of the Pacific".........it will mean a TON to me to have you as a guest at The FREAKSHOW!!! Call me to let me know when. If you want to make a few bucks on the side... :) .....we can just book you for the week!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 19, 2007 01:36PM)
Todd, here's a video you should find interesting......MURRUGUN THE MYSTIC performing The HUMAN FURNACE with The SUPER FREAKS Sideshow and Revue!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXUNYgZgiEc

Do you know much about the history of this act?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 19, 2007 02:29PM)
It was written up in Swami Mantra, and IF anyone other than Murrugun is doing it, they'd most likely be in India.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 19, 2007 05:18PM)
Holy crap, never saw THAT one before. Very impressive.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 22, 2007 12:29PM)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 23, 2007 10:55AM)
Well, everybody....we've officially hit our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! It's been a heck of a year filled with MILLIONS of STRANGE and UNUSUAL Memories!!!!! IF you haven't been to The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW yet........COME IN NOW!! See you soon......I appreciate everyone's support over this year.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 23, 2007 01:57PM)
Congratulations!

And I'll be there to see the Freakshow as soon as somebody buys my plane ticket.



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 24, 2007 09:56PM)
Todd Robbins, AJ and the crew came through the Freakshow today!!! It was GREAT to have these guys hanging out!! Todd even did some talking on the mic and helped bring them in.......... If anyone is in town, make sure you check out Todd at the Magic Castle this week. As you know, he is the Ultimate Pro!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 26, 2007 03:01PM)
Check out The NINJA COW!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpcXLLonYPo&feature=related
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 26, 2007 04:13PM)
Crazy! Haa! Is this the new feature for the Venice Beach Freakshow?!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 26, 2007 04:44PM)
YES, IT IS!!! For only $5.00........Five One Dollar Bills.......You can test your fighting skills...
WINNER GETS $1000..........Loser gets broken ribs........
The NINJA COW!!!! Brought to you by The Venice Beach Freakshow. :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 18, 2007 10:59PM)
Here's a private invitation behind the curtains to SEE The FREAKS OF NATURE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTZBZBQOkZo

Check it out!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 21, 2007 04:23AM)
Check out the ONE MAN BAND!!!! You'll SEE IT ALL at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X778eFaNoG4
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 21, 2007 09:48PM)
Just another day at The FREAKSHOW!!! These guys are great........check out this video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbPSnPuh_go

Make sure you subscribe to our youtube site......we're adding videos daily and it's going to GET CRAZY!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 25, 2007 12:26AM)
MERRY CHRISTMAS from The FREAKSHOW!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 28, 2007 11:36AM)
WATCH THIS!!!! Let me know what you think.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRPg2fiAogc
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 1, 2008 12:04AM)
Check out this photo smeone took of the Freakshow......I just painted that Freaks sign and it's looking good :)

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2148077820&size=l
Message: Posted by: The Feegee Mermaid (Jan 1, 2008 02:51AM)
Man, I wish I was venice. This looks like a really cool place.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 2, 2008 01:04AM)
Thanks.....come through sometime......judging by your name, you would bug out on The SRI LANKA SEA MONSTER.......The STRANGEST CREATURE that washed up on a Sri Lanka beach during the Tsunami 3 years ago. It has been examined by the Marine Biology staff of Pepperdine University and has been label as Unknown. It is preserved and on display in The Freakshow. I recently found an interesting article about Sri Lanka sea monsters......check it out....

http://www.theoi.com/Thaumasios/KeteaIndikoi.html

This Sea Creature that I have sort of looks like it has an animal head...but in a fish way (if that makes sense). Anyway, I believe this could be an example of the Sea Monsters that they spoke of thousands of years ago.
Message: Posted by: The Feegee Mermaid (Jan 2, 2008 01:09AM)
Wow that sounds likea cool exhibit, but I'm Australia :(
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 5, 2008 11:14AM)
We've been getting TONS of people at the beach from Australia.....is this a vacation time for your country? We've also been getting folks from Sweden, France, Germany, etc.
Message: Posted by: The Feegee Mermaid (Jan 6, 2008 12:01AM)
I guess a lot of people are going overseas for christmas.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 6, 2008 05:52PM)
By the way everyone, I am still looking for ALL FREAK CREATURES!!! This includes STRANGE and UNUSUAL PEOPLE of ALL TYPES :) JOIN the FREAKSHOW Now!!! Contact me directly...Thanks!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 9, 2008 09:12PM)
Check this out...another satisfied customer!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/2163573238/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 14, 2008 12:48PM)
WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Saturday, we had a couple of guys come in who were completely normal until they saw what was INSIDE!! One of the guys started Freaking when he saw the Pig with One Head and Two Bodies......then he started sweating when he saw the TWO HEADED BABY......when he got to The BLACK MAMBA he passed out right into the Mamba's display (the Deadliest snake in the World)!!! Right as this was happening, a nice family with two boys came walking in. One of the boys saw the guy pasing out and it FREAKED him out so bad that he PASSED OUT right in the entrance!!! I couldn't believe it......I got the man out of the display and he started to walk...then he passed out again when he saw the Shrunken Heads!! I finally got him outside where he proceeded to puke all over himself. Someone passing by said,"***!! That must REALLY be a FREAKSHOW!!" Two ambulances showed up and they took away the man ( the boy was OK and left with his parents AND a Venice Beach Freakshow T-SHIRT <for such a Special memory> :)
Later, Murrugun The Mystic showed up and ROCKED IT!! He swallowed 4 SWORDS all day....did his amazing Human Pincusion act about 5 times and ate Fire as well. On Sunday, NIKKI SIX, the bass player from MOTLEY CRUE came through with his family. His boys acted like they were too tough to be FREAKED OUT....until I told them about the Six-legged squirrel and the TWO HEADED CAT!! They loved it and Nikki wanted everything in the joint :) I'll post some photos soon and I'll add a link of the youtube footage of the "double pass out" situation :)
WELCOME TO THE FREAKSHOW!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 16, 2008 02:12AM)
Here's MURRUGUN THE MYSTIC swallowing FOUR SWORDS at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us_hU133YAw
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 19, 2008 01:16AM)
Check out this video.....it's of the man and kid who passed out in The FREAKSHOW....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk_7Cafj3oA

It was a Weird weekend.....I'm gearing up for tomorrow.....I'll let you know how it goes :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 21, 2008 02:55AM)
The weekend has been good to us :)
Here's my boy Jack Dagger and The SUPER FREAKS Sideshow and Revue!!!
SEE how close he gets to her lovely skin.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ0-A8GQqBA
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 29, 2008 07:43PM)
Well it's finally been confirmed by our local vet.......WE HAVE A THREE HEADED TURTLE!!!!! You can check out a video of them right here!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuDhZXnmKO0

Make sure you come down to SEE THEM IN PERSON!!!! IT IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 29, 2008 08:11PM)
You DO have it goin' on! Really happy for you.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 30, 2008 02:25PM)
Thanks Doug!!! It's a SHOCKER to SEE THEM up close!! It trips me out every time I look at them :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 1, 2008 10:58PM)
They made it to Sideshowworld!!!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/BF-3headedturtle.html
Message: Posted by: Prof. Pabodie (Feb 7, 2008 10:55PM)
When is the best time to visit? I live only an hour or so away and am planning on getting a group together to check this out.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 8, 2008 12:02AM)
Prof. Pabodie, the weekend is always the best....Saturday or Sunday. We're open from 11 am-6:30pm. Make sure that you introduce yourself!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 11, 2008 09:57AM)
WOW!! I posted the video of the Three Headed Turtle on myspace and it has become a HIT!! Look at how many people have checked it out in just a week and a half!!

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=27269524

They are the MOST FAMOUS TURTLES in The WORLD!!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 11, 2008 12:27PM)
Wow.
Over 200K views is pretty high.
Can you imagine how many John Strong's
4 headed turtle will get?
I've heard he has netted a lucrative corporate
sponsorship for them from Preparation-H.

Incidently,T-ray,how do you like the
proposed federal ban on large constrictors?
I don't.

PK
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 11, 2008 01:16PM)
THAT'S HILARIOUS!! As far as that ban, I don't like it at all. They have been coming up with that because of snakes that are being released into the wild (by people who can't handle that their python is now 16 feet). They say that in some places, these snakes are becoming the dominant predators and are changing the food chain. We should make sure to protest loud about it though or they will screw us with that. Speaking of snakes though...I was recently contacted by a man who has a 22 ft. anaconda. He wants to get rid of it, but I have never kept a snake that huge. Have you? How big of a cage would I need?
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 11, 2008 02:23PM)
22feet?
C'mon,everone knows snakes ain't got no feet!

Seriously-
First of all,I'd be real careful with any snake that size.
A bite can cut you open like a butcher knife,to the bone.
I have several that big,they are not to be taken lightly.
They are strong enough to throw you across the room.

As for cage size,the cage should have an inside perimeter
measuring 1 1/2 times the length of the longest snake in
the cage.
An 8'X 8' heated and ventilated cage should be fine.
The floor and several inches up the wall must be waterproof.
While a couple of feet tall is OK for the snake,I would
recommend you leave enough headroom for yourself to stand
upright comfortably in the cage.
The reason being you will have to enter it yourself eventually
for a variety of tasks.
Anaconda is a water snake.
It will need a vessel large enough to immerse itself comfortably.
This vessel must be cleaned frequently.
Drainage should be kept in mind.
I use 3" pipe- easier to flush out the feces that way.
(Turds from a big snake resemble elephant poop.)
Consider viewability while it's in the water.
It will want to soak a lot.
That is no good if no one can see the snake.
I solve this by sinking the vessel into the floor of the cage.
Easier for the snake to enter-everyone can still see the snake.
If the snake is feisty,you will need a shield.
Preferably transparant.
I modified a polycarb motorcycle windshield by bolting a handle
onto it at a comfortable balance point.
It's used the same as a roman gladiator's shield,on one arm.
I've only used it with a few snakes,but I was glad I had it on
those occasions.
I don't use a steel snakehook.
I worry about the snake breaking teeth and bone if it strikes it.
I use a heavy wooden cane.
The curve in the handle is broad enough to control a big snake gently.
It is strong enough not to snap.
The wood is soft enough not to break teeth in the event it strikes.

In conclusion,you could get by with a lot less than I described.
But not for long.
Eventually you'd tire of all the risks and cleaning headaches
resulting from inadaquate caging and either bail out or rebuild.
Unless the snake croaked first.
Just treat it with respect and it will treat you the same.

PK
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 11, 2008 05:22PM)
Pete, thanks for all that information. The large drainage pipe was something I had not even thought about. I have a big boa and cleaning it's cage sucks. I've been holding back on this snake because of it's size.....I didn't know they could throw you!!! He says this snake is super tame, but I'll see. You gave me a lot to think about...I appreciate your help.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 11, 2008 05:23PM)
Tame is a relative thing. You'll be changing its environment, and the people taking care of it. That's a lot.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 11, 2008 07:17PM)
He said she's tame as a puppy......I could only think about how puppies bite on everything :)
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 11, 2008 10:49PM)
I would not be surprised if it is as tame as he says.
Still.
The key is not to frighten them.
Always treat them gently,they usually return the favor.
If you accidently hurt it,don't be surprised if it sends you
flying while simultaneously blinding you with skunk juice.
When I'm in the cage, even with my tamest snakes,I try to
never take my eyes off them.
I never go in without someone I trust watching from outside.
Always have backup.
I once had a 250lb snake that I trusted knock me into its
water tank as I was cleaning it,apparantly just to prove
it could.
It made no further move,other than to radiate a sense of
amusement.
The point is,they are incredibly strong.
Much stronger than humans.
Always use caution.
PK
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 17, 2008 01:56AM)
Thanks Pete......I'm still thinking about taking this GIANT SNAKE on........SEE This MONSTER FROM THE JUNGLE.......SEE The MAN EATER INSIDE---IT'S ALIVE!!!!!! It's so fun to say that $#@% that it might be worth it :) By the way, business was BOOMING TODAY!! That myspace video has been doing wonders for the show. People keep coming in because they saw the THREE HEADED TURTLE on myspace.
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 17, 2008 10:03PM)
I'm not surprised.
Sideshows are back in vogue.
I was at the FL State Fair last friday.
There were 17 sideshows on the fairgrounds:
The Christ Hall World of Wonders-
Constantine's single-o Snake,SpiderGirl,
LittleWoman,SnakeGirl,LittleHorse and
OdditiesMuseum-Wayne Pies' LittleHorse,
GiantHorse,GiantPig,GiantSteer,GiantGator,
GiantSnake-Serge Corona's ReptileShow,GiantPig,
LittleHorse-and Jamie Allen's GiantRedwoodLogHome.
That's a lotta freakin shows for one lot,regardless
of what decade it happens to be.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 17, 2008 10:53PM)
WOW!!! That is a TON of shows! How were they doing?
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 17, 2008 11:26PM)
It looked OK, but not great.
I didn't have time to do a count on any of them.
I was too busy trying to get a clean shot at
John Strong with my trank gun.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 18, 2008 11:07AM)
:) Yesterday was another GREAT day!!! Check out what happened yesterday.......I sent in a family into the Freakshow......they were in there for a long time.......the father comes out yelling at me because his kids had seen a TWO HEADED CAT in the Freakshow!!!! I had told the kids about the kitten, but I guess he had not heard....anyway, he was furious and would not stop yelling. He tried to ruin the fun outside, so I had to walk him away yelling. The funny part was when I came back to the front of the show, there was a HUGE crowd wondering what had happened. Of course I capitalized on the moment. I started yelling, "Folks, that man was mad because the TWO HEADED CAT scared his kid......I told him there was a Two Headed Cat INSIDE!!!! IF YOU FOLKS Don't want to SEE a TWO HEADED CAT, then DON'T GO INSIDE!!!!! If you don't want to SEE the TWO HEADED RACCOON, then don't go INSIDE!!! This is a FREAKSHOW FOLKS!!! You have to be ready for what you will SEE INSIDE!!" Well......Everyone there immediately pulled out their money and ran up the stairs!!! It was GREAT!! The guy ended up making me twice the money :) Welcome to The FREAKSHOW!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 21, 2008 11:39AM)
Do ya'll remember this guy??? His extra face is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5iu3oA7vc0&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 26, 2008 12:02PM)
Well I guess WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BE FAMOUS NOW!!!! BRITNEY SPEARS came by The FREAKSHOW this weekend :) Unfortunately, there was no paparazzi around....DAMN!!!! We could have been on Entertainment Tonight.......
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Feb 26, 2008 07:15PM)
Tell me you started to sell tickes to see her, ALIVE ON THE INSIDE!
Message: Posted by: fettucinibrother (Feb 26, 2008 07:55PM)
[quote]
On 2008-02-26 13:02, T-RAY wrote:
Well I guess WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BE FAMOUS NOW!!!! BRITNEY SPEARS came by The FREAKSHOW this weekend :) Unfortunately, there was no paparazzi around....DAMN!!!! We could have been on Entertainment Tonight.......
[/quote]

That girl is a living Freakshow. Wow. So you had a freakshow in a freakshow. Cool.
AL
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 26, 2008 10:14PM)
No paparazzi? Must've been a lookalike.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 26, 2008 11:36PM)
It was definitely Miss Spears....her Dad owns a restaurant around the corner. Have you seen this video of hers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjMed4ziDHo

It seems she has a thing about FREAKSHOWS!!!
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Feb 27, 2008 07:42AM)
Did you get a picture of her while she was there?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 27, 2008 12:24PM)
Hell no.......my charger cord for my camera disappeared 2 weeks ago!!!!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 27, 2008 11:19PM)
Did Wynona Ryder swipe it?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 28, 2008 02:53AM)
:)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 10, 2008 12:19AM)
We packed them in today!!!! I ran into a few people with some AMAZING stories......one woman is the daughter of a chicken farmer who has seen at least 5 TWO HEADED CHICKENS that were ALIVE...until her Father decided that they must be in pain and killed them!!! Another man's Father bred Chihuahuas and accidently, a brother and sister dog bred....out came a TWO HEADED CHIHUAHUA!!!!! His Dad also killed this animal, eventhough the man said it seemed healthy...NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I also met a kid who had hatched a TWO HEADED SNAKE and had kept it ALIVE for almost three years.
Message: Posted by: ReggieB (Mar 10, 2008 03:22PM)
[quote]
On 2008-02-26 20:15, Freak Prodigy wrote:
Tell me you started to sell tickes to see her, ALIVE ON THE INSIDE!
[/quote]

I think most of us have already seen her insides... or something :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 10, 2008 03:29PM)
Yeah, we have. :D
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 10, 2008 03:30PM)
Oh!

A new addition to The Venice Beach Freakshow is coming this April.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: ReggieB (Mar 10, 2008 04:42PM)
Could it be..............YOU? :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 11, 2008 02:46PM)
Ummmmm.....


yeah. duh!


;)
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Mar 12, 2008 06:48AM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-11 15:46, Freak Prodigy wrote:
Ummmmm.....


yeah. duh!


;)
[/quote]

Brett,
Try to keep your distance from the anaconda.
If you do have to enter the anacondominium for any reason,
play it safe.
Wear an anacondom.

PK
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Mar 12, 2008 08:14AM)
Do they have a display case, the right size for him?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 12, 2008 12:15PM)
Haa haa, will do.



Yeah Harley, I've been told that I'll be able to pace around in my tank.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Mar 12, 2008 12:22PM)
You're lucky you're so skinny. It doesn't have to be a big tank.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 13, 2008 07:34PM)
AHHHHHhhhhhhh the GOOD OLE DAYS...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ7yugaQF-0
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 20, 2008 03:15PM)
Well Folks, we just added an AMAZING new Attraction to The FREAKSHOW.......

YOU'VE GOT TO MEET.....

ROCKY The 5 LEGGED DOG!!!!!!!!! He is a Miniature Doberman Pincher and he REALLY has 5 LEGS!!!!

Did I mention that he is ALIVE and the cutest dog you'll ever see???

Come on down...you can pet him and be ASTOUNDED at Mother Nature's STRANGEST CREATIONS!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 20, 2008 05:16PM)
What more could you want?

The BIGGEST collection of two headed animals under one roof!

A living, Breathing 3 HEADED TURTLE!

A REAL, LIVING, WALKING and BARKING 5 LEGGED DOG!

TONS of antique pitchcards (Many of which are from previously unknown performers!)

Sideshow and Circus Memorabilia!

Relics of days gone by!

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!



ONLY AT THE VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 22, 2008 10:52AM)
FOLKS, ROCKY The 5 LEGGED DOG was a MAJOR HIT at the beach yesterday!!!!! The kids loved him and were FREAKING OUT!!! Come down and say hello.......ROCKY will even do a little dance for you!!!

Check out our myspace......

http://www.myspace.com/superfreakshow

DON"T MISS The GRIND SHOW coming APRIL 11th!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 27, 2008 12:04AM)
OK...I've heard it all now!!!! I met an ostrich farmer today who shared some very exciting news with me.......he has hatched not one but TWO 2 HEADED OSTRICHES!!!!!!!!! I have never heard of this before, so I am TRIPPING OUT!!!!! I'll keep you posted on this as it develops.........I don't know I could keep one, but I'll figure that out :)
Message: Posted by: ReggieB (Mar 28, 2008 07:37PM)
Post pictures.... id like to see this :)
Message: Posted by: The Feegee Mermaid (Mar 28, 2008 08:27PM)
So would I, I cant imagine a two headed ostrich.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 30, 2008 01:51AM)
Folks, Murrugun The Mystic performed again at The FREAKSHOW today.......He swallowed swords about 16 times today!!! We even had a woman PASS OUT right as he was removing a skewer from his forearm. All I heard was OH GOD SHE'S PASSED OUT!!!! I ran in to find a woman on the floor out like a light. I revived her and she was fine......but $%#@!!! I think we may take the skewers out of the daytime shows :) I also stumbled onto an interesting man. This fellow has gone through more than anyone I've ever seen.....he was in 17 car accidents and one plane crash....in one, he almost lost his left arm.....he was shot in the neck during a shooting range accident which exploded his jaw and tongue.....he was shot in the face during a robbery and lost his nose and part of his skull......he was even shot in the stomach trying to protect Ronnie James Dio---On first appearance, his face is tough to look at....the plastic surgeon did all he could.....he was able to reconstruct his jaw using metal and bone from his right leg......his nose is still not there (other than the outer lining of skin).....his mouth is just a circle of flesh.......some have called him the unluckiest man in the world, but he must be the LUCKIEST man ALIVE!!! He has asked to join The SUPER FREAKS Sideshow and Revue and wants to be known as..............The INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Solar (Mar 31, 2008 01:52PM)
Wow!!!! What can I say that hasn't been said before as to the cubical of wonder that is the Venice Beach Freak Show except the expansion into a larger space with that muich more of your wonderful collection. I made the trek yesterday winding up my LA trip then back to Sacramento last night. So glad to have been able to fit this venue in. A marvelous collection of the weird, biazzar and fasinating world of FREAKS. So sorry we missed the sword swallowing. Best to you,

Dr. Solar
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 1, 2008 11:15AM)
Thanks Dr. Solar, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I checked out your website and I hope to see your Traveling Medicine Show soon!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 8, 2008 12:50PM)
Folks, Brett Loudermilk has been doing GREAT at The FREAKSHOW!!!!!
CHECK IT OUT!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24643061@N08/2390852555/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24643061@N08/2390855923/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: CJRichard (Apr 8, 2008 01:40PM)
The decor is a little subdued--you might want to try more red and yellow--but Brett seems to be enjoying himself.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 8, 2008 01:42PM)
Anybody complain yet because Brett only has one head?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Apr 8, 2008 01:49PM)
Which one is Brett?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 8, 2008 02:22PM)
:) CJ...we even have red and yellow lights!!! Harley, Brett is the one swallowing the sword :) He has really been getting an amazing response. We also just got a call from the BBC and they are coming down to film The FREAKSHOW!!!! We'll keep you posted.......
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Apr 9, 2008 12:22AM)
Thanks Harley...


I'm having a much better time here at the VBF than I was at WoW.... that's for sure!


The place is great, the beach is great and the people are super.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: ReggieB (Apr 9, 2008 02:59PM)
Brett- I'm happy youre enjoying yourself- your hair is getting really long!

harley- tsk, tsk :)


what kind of project is the BBC doing- it sounds fun!
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Apr 9, 2008 07:16PM)
I thought Brett had two heads, but could only think with one at a time.

I think that makes him a. . .what's the word I'm looking for. . .oh, yeah--a "guy".
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Apr 10, 2008 12:08AM)
Haa haa haaaaaa!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 10, 2008 12:34PM)
FOLKS, tomorrow night Friday April 11th we are presenting an AMAZING show at The CIA in NORTH HOLLYWOOD......It's Called The GRIND SHOW and you MUST SEE THIS!!!!!! Doors open at 8:30 pm.....
Check this link for all the info on the show.....

http://www.sideshowworld.com/Gig-CIA-4-11-2008.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 15, 2008 01:53PM)
Here's ROCKY The FIVE LEGGED DOG!!!!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/BarnYard-Rocky-5legs.html

Come SEE HIM at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!
Message: Posted by: Rodentia (Apr 15, 2008 07:49PM)
I caught the show and it was AWESOME! Had a total blast and Rocky is way cool!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Apr 15, 2008 08:45PM)
Rocky IS awesome! Now him, I'd travel north to see.


(Don't leave him alone with Brett.)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Apr 16, 2008 01:22AM)
Too late doug....


;)
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Apr 16, 2008 12:14PM)
[quote]
On 2008-04-15 21:45, Doug Higley wrote:
Don't leave him alone with Brett.)
[/quote]
Reason is, you might get them confused
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 28, 2008 02:50AM)
:) It was HOT at the beach today!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! People from all over the world are coming through. I'm sure you've heard of Brett's sword swallowing record. Well......today he didn't stop!! The kid is going for it and people are BUGGING OUT!! Luckily, we're off for a few days :) ........on another note, I found a TWO HEADED CALF that has been ALIVE for Two Years!!!!! This amazing animal will be on the road soon.....it is literally one of the rarest creatures in the world. I also hope to inform you all of another special new member of The Venice Beach Freakshow very soon.....you won't believe this one!!! I'm in a state of SHOCK~~~~~~!!!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Apr 28, 2008 03:51PM)
A two year old calf?
Sounds like bull.
Or maybe bum steer...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 28, 2008 05:19PM)
:) you're good Pete!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 7, 2008 03:14AM)
OK.......NOW I can finally tell you all about the newest attraction at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!! After 4 months of paperwork and stress..... we have acquired a TWO HEADED KINGSNAKE!!!!!! This snake was born in Italy one year ago and is AMAZING!!!!! I went through hell trying to bring it to America. I had to have it transfered to Germany so I could import it here for you to see. FINALLY!!!!! IT IS HERE!!! Don't miss this STRANGE CREATURE!!! We're trying to think of names for them.....so far we've thought of Laverne and Shirley or Daisy and Violet (after the Hilton Sisters--the famous Siamese Twins). Let me know if you have any ideas :)
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (May 7, 2008 02:07PM)
Hello T Ray!

Congratulations on getting that two headed snake to America! How about this for a name..FANG AND VENNY???

TURNPIKE ROD
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (May 7, 2008 02:41PM)
They speak with forked tongues!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 9, 2008 04:27AM)
Here's some video of the TWO HEADED KINGSNAKE........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuVALxzic_g
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (May 9, 2008 09:33AM)
I cannot believe that this thread has gone on as long as it has
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 9, 2008 01:10PM)
Nips, are you crazy??? As long as I find STRANGE CREATURES and Performers, this thread will go on. Did you not enjoy the LIVING TWO HEADED KINGSNAKE??? I'm AMAZED by these things....I have some more Weird Things to share soon....... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuVALxzic_g#GU5U2spHI_4
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (May 10, 2008 09:35AM)
I'll tell ya what.... if this thread gets to 20, I'll come out and do a show with you.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 10, 2008 05:21PM)
See ya soon Nips. :)



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 10, 2008 11:53PM)
Nips, if it gets to 20 you've got to come out to the beach and pull a fire truck with your nipples!!!!! I'll get the LA Times and the local news there to cover it!!! :)
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (May 11, 2008 11:28AM)
I envision Brett writing the letter "A" 500 times and posting it. He'll be in the "Inner Circle" to boot!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2008 06:52PM)
A
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2008 06:52PM)
A
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2008 06:52PM)
A
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2008 06:53PM)
Okay, too much work.


It'll get there... like I said, see you soon! haa!



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 11, 2008 10:59PM)
:)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 18, 2008 01:08AM)
FOLKS, we just got a TWO FACED BEARDED DRAGON!!!!!!.......You've got to SEE THEM at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!! By the way, the Two Headed Kingsnake has had the people falling on the floor!!! Come down and check it out!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (May 27, 2008 11:38AM)
Hey T-Ray,re your dad:
Our thoughts are with him.
Hang tough,brother.
PK
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 29, 2008 12:01AM)
Thanks Pete......
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:44AM)
NIPS!!! NIPS NIPS NIPS we wnat nips .....

hold on I'm not there to see him.....
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:44AM)
Do
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:44AM)
You
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:44AM)
Think
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:44AM)
This
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:45AM)
Will
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:45AM)
Annoy
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:45AM)
The
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:45AM)
Café
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 02:46AM)
Modeerators?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (May 29, 2008 07:37AM)
Maybe
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (May 29, 2008 07:37AM)
Possibly
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 11:13AM)
I
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 11:13AM)
Don't
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 11:13AM)
Think
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 11:14AM)
They'll
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 11:14AM)
Notice!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 29, 2008 11:19AM)
Only 11 more to go!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 29, 2008 05:22PM)
It will happen soon enough.

:)



Brett.
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jun 1, 2008 11:28PM)
Hey T-Ray!
Saw your man Kimbo Slice fight on ABC last night.
He is one bad Muthaf(shut yo' mouf!)...just talkin' 'bout Kimbo!
Seriously,he put a world of hurt on that big Brit.
Kimbo is one big,bad,bearded ear whopper!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 2, 2008 12:08AM)
I told you!! He's not someone to F@#% with!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 17, 2008 11:36AM)
Well......Summer has kicked into gear.......I don't know how, but EVERYONE that comes to the beach now knows about the Two Headed Animals and especially Rocky The 5 Legged Dog!!! I'll be posting some new video of the THREE HEADED TURTLE ALIVE!!! The third head's mouth is much bigger now and OPENS!!!!!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 17, 2008 02:17PM)
Still trying to get to 20, eh? D@mn!! I'm helping you along with this post!!!1 Arrghhh!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jun 17, 2008 04:15PM)
Heh heh, yep.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 17, 2008 06:28PM)
:) Nipps, sometimes you sound like an angry conjoined twin :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq_b7Za7qF8
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 18, 2008 07:14AM)
Yes, I try to quibble with myself as little as possible
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 19, 2008 10:56AM)
Maybe you should listen to your other side more often :) I can see you on Venice Beach now........pulling a Fire Truck with your nipples......the paparazzi going nuts......Entertainment tonight there......the nightly news......
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 19, 2008 11:08AM)
Here's the reaction from the last time I was on FOX...

http://greatnippulini.com/FOX29r.rm
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 19, 2008 11:17AM)
Do you have a link to that video...instead of a download? I couldn't get it to play. Check this out......

http://flickr.com/photos/zollo/2587273565/
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 19, 2008 11:33AM)
I thought that was a link. The clip is old... small Real player clips were the norm before YouTube got big. It's a real good one too.. try the link in a different browser.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 19, 2008 12:26PM)
Okay, I threw it up on MySpace... if you have one you can see it.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=36520393
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 19, 2008 12:35PM)
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 21, 2008 03:28AM)
Check out this article about The Venice Beach Freakshow and The SUPER FREAKS Sideshow and Revue........I think the writer was tripped out by the show.....in a good way :)

http://www.folkworks.org/content/viewcategorycur/22/

Tomorrow, I've got an announcement about a SPECIAL UNIQUE PERFORMER that is coming to the Freakshow for ONE WEEK ONLY........SOMEONE you MUST MEET In PERSON!!! Someone you must SEE with your own EYES :)
WHO IS IT???

On the animal side, I just had a scare with the Two Headed Snake.......I put two little mice in it's eating container and the snakes decided to eat BOTH MICE AT THE SAME TIME!! On top of that, they had not fully finished shedding and the skin around their overlapping spines was holding their skin tight. They could not get the mice down.....I've never seen anything like this. I had to help get one of the mice out....then get the unshedded skin off and then help massage the other mouse through the spines.......That scared the crap out of me........AND...On top of that, we had another fainter.......this one, I believe, was from the heat :) WELCOME to The FREAKSHOW!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jun 22, 2008 05:39AM)
"The antics of 19-year-old sideshow performer Brett Loudermilk aka Freak Prodigy are very entertaining and fast paced. He does amazing things with light bulbs and rubber chickens."

good ol' rubber chickens...



hey Todd, whats the deal, I've been trying to call you...


Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 23, 2008 01:15AM)
FOLKS, CHUY The WOLF BOY is working at the FREAKSHOW for the next TWO WEEKS!!!! He worked this weekend and was GREAT!!!! If you're in town, come down to meet him and have a photo made with him. Today, Murrugun The MYstic came through and swallowed some swords and Chuy pulled them out of his throat!!! The summer has kicked in....DON'T MISS IT!!!!

http://www.five.tv/media/image/11791379.jpg
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jun 23, 2008 09:25AM)
Todd may be a little busy at the moment... he'll return your call in, I don't know... hows 18 years sound?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 23, 2008 09:52AM)
Yeah...he's got ANOTHER kid to fret over now...


T-Ray...sure sounds like THE happenin' place for sideshow!!! Terrific!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jun 23, 2008 04:06PM)
Doug, not that Todd.

the other one. The one I work for...



B.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 23, 2008 10:50PM)
The History Channel called us today and they want to film CHUY The WOLF BOY at The FREAKSHOW!!! I'm hyped about it!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 25, 2008 01:53AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBkyaJqQ-50&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 25, 2008 10:41PM)
CHUY The WOLF BOY outside the FREAKSHOW!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/megancarroll/2605340837/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 29, 2008 10:33AM)
This is
not for everyone.......only those who MUST SEE!!! Mother Nature knows no
right and she
knows no wrong......Todd Ray


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPJ0gt3uWUk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCA8FqECoGo
Message: Posted by: crisgal (Jun 29, 2008 05:27PM)
The doctor speaks with an accent from Rio, he says: "the prognosis has just improved, the heads are separated". I'm sure it's Brassil, but I wonder exactly where and when. I hope the babies survived.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 30, 2008 02:35AM)
I hope they did to.....I kept waiting for the doctors to suction the goop out of their mouths to hear them cry. It is definitely an amazing video of Mother Nature's Stranger side.......just a reminder of how delicate creation is.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 30, 2008 01:00PM)
WOW!!! People have been bugging out on CHUY The WOLF BOY!!!! He is truly an international star!!! I haven't met anyone yet who didn't know who he was......that's impressive. He'll be here for one more week.....DON'T MISS HIM!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 1, 2008 12:00PM)
Last night, The FREAKSHOW was representing at the LA Premiere of Will Smith's new movie Hancock. I did music for the movie and partied hard......today, I'm back at the Freakshow :) Chuy The WOLF BOY has been doing INCREDIBLE! Everyone knows him from TV and loves to meet him. If you're in LA, come down to SEE HIM....he'll be here for ONE MORE WEEK ONLY!!!! You can even pet Rocky The Five Legged Dog and witness The TWO HEADED SNAKE!!!

http://www.etonline.com/news/2008/06/63054/index.html
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 1, 2008 02:59PM)
What, no Scientologists? They are the REAL freakshow.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 1, 2008 10:41PM)
You're right about them....but no Scientologists. The party afterwards was off the hook........I guess when you spend over 100 million dollars, you better get something!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 2, 2008 03:49PM)
Well, yeah, and a nice paycheck.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 2, 2008 04:09PM)
Off topic but along the lines of overspending for movie openings, on Market St in Philly, they set up a gigantic Eddie Murphy head that kids can climb into a peek out his ear.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 2, 2008 04:26PM)
Only 10 more pages to go..... wait, why am I helping?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 2, 2008 11:29PM)
......because you can't wait to get out to VENICE BEACH!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 4, 2008 10:51AM)
FOLKS....This is CHUY the WOLF BOY'S last weekend here at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!! DON'T MISS HIM!!! The History Channel is coming Monday and Tuesday to film him in the FREAKSHOW!!!! Drop in to check it out.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 7, 2008 12:41AM)
We had the biggest weekend in our history!!!! It was great and I'm exhausted! Tomorrow, the History channel is coming to film in the Freakshow....I'll let ya'll know how it goes. If any of you are interested in Chuy The Wolf Boy, I have a few flyers left over from his time here. In 30 years, they'll be worth a fortune :) Pm me your addresses and I try to send one out to you.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 7, 2008 11:17PM)
We had a GREAT two weeks with CHUY The WOLF BOY!!!! What a great guy and a hard worker. Today, The History Channel came and filmed the Freakshow and did an interview with Chuy for a documentary. The entire beach was watching for 4 hours while the film crew was doing their thing. It won't air until next year, but it's going to be good for business. I'll let ya'll know about another strange creature I just bought that is ALIVE!!! IT'S CRAZZZZZZZY!!!! On some more positive news, Will Smith's new movie Hancock just came out....I did music for the film and it brought in $180 MILLION over the weekend Worldwide......the number one movie in THE WORLD!!!! The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW is COMING UP.......
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 14, 2008 03:17AM)
Makin' Money the Old Fashioned Way..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB4unWSpcRs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehVxSVEwkpk
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 16, 2008 12:07PM)
CHECK OUT this STRANGE BABY I saw the other day.........Nice KId.....he had a Little Attitude though... :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7NNrEi-JFw&NR=1
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 17, 2008 12:09PM)
Check out this little audio documentary we did for Public Radio.......you have to sign up to hear it.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/27560
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 18, 2008 01:34AM)
Monday, the TV show Californication will be filming at The Venice Beach Freakshow. If you want to a part of it, come visit The FREAKSHOW!!! I don't know what you're waiting on.......OVER 60 STRANGE CREATURES and ATTRACTIONS Under ONE ROOF!!!!! Now, you get to be a part of a Major TV Show.......ALL FOR $3??? We also just got another TWO HEADED TURTLE...this one is 7 inches across!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 18, 2008 11:13PM)
Sounds like something Nips would like to do.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 19, 2008 12:29AM)
Nips is still waiting for the 20....... in the meantime, another TV show called Private Practice came by today and now they are going to film at The Freakshow next week also. We're on a *** roll......Are you ready to get back out here? :) We need a Sword Swallower in the house!!!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 19, 2008 08:13AM)
I don't do swords.... an T-Ray would have to know about my contractual requirements before hiring... I would HOPE he can afford me.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 19, 2008 10:46AM)
Nips, I probably can't afford you. PM me your requirements and let's see.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 19, 2008 12:14PM)
Yeah, I've been ready Todd...


Call me.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 20, 2008 01:01AM)
I know you're ready.........we had an Incredible day today!!! You might beat your World Record for Largest Number of Sword Swallows in one day. I'll call you monday to figure it out.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 20, 2008 05:07PM)
Yep.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 21, 2008 12:42AM)
$#%@!!! We had the biggest day ever today!!!
Message: Posted by: Rodentia (Jul 21, 2008 11:59AM)
Go On!

we need details!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 21, 2008 05:46PM)
Lines like a Roller Coaster.......Beautiful Women in Bikinis.......ALL To SEE The FREAKS!!!

You missed CHUY THE WOLF BOY......What happened???
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 21, 2008 06:08PM)
I've heard of the Famous Devil Child.........But here is The DEMON BABY!!! You won't believe what this baby has under it's blanket.....I've NEVER SEEN ANYTHING like it......then LISTEN to what the Baby says in her sleep!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIT31PzWzv8&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 23, 2008 04:02PM)
Tomorrow, another STRANGE CREATURE arrives at The FREAKSHOW!!! I'm praying it makes it here ALIVE and safe!!! I'll fill you in tomorrow about it....I've been looking for one of these for 3 YEARS!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 23, 2008 10:14PM)
Brett, did you post this video yet???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyxLgW2VivE

Let me know when you've recovered.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 24, 2008 12:18PM)
Well, our newest attraction just arrived!!! It made it safe and ALIVE!!!! An AMAZING SIX LEGGED FROG!!!!!!! We haven't decided on a name for him, so give me some ideas. Here's a video of the frog and the man who bought it from an 8 year old boy in Missouri.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?source=RSS&attr=CBSNewsVideo_4266261&channel=i_video&id=4266261n

Here's a little article on him....

http://www.semissourian.com/article/20080717/BLOGS0149/413838218

DON'T MISS The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 24, 2008 02:23PM)
Haa, two bucks. I'm sure it cost you a bit more than that didn't it?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 24, 2008 11:50PM)
No Brett, this one was a first...I GOT THE SIX LEGGED FROG FOR FREE!!!!!! I just had to pay to ship it here!!!! It's very healthy and ate about 12 crickets today.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 25, 2008 02:51PM)
So you took a page out of my book?

Getin' great shyt for nuttin'.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 25, 2008 02:51PM)
PS, you can over feed a frog.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 26, 2008 12:50AM)
Are you serious???
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 26, 2008 05:02PM)
Yeah.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Jul 26, 2008 06:30PM)
Yeah, don't let the frog eat as much as it wants--I had one as a kid and I dumped a whole container of meal worms in it's tank. I looked at it later that night, and seriously expected it to explode, it had eaten so much.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 26, 2008 06:55PM)
Frogs are super greedy, they will not stop eating until they are dead.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 27, 2008 12:17AM)
How many small crickets would you say it should eat a day?
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Jul 27, 2008 04:03PM)
Hey Boys!

If you over feed a frog..he will CROAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Then I'll have to say I TOAD YA SO ..I TOAD YAH...I TOAD YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last frog I bought ..I got a 5.00 "RIBBIT"( rebate) back from the company. I figured the purchase was one giant LEAP for frog kind!

Boy, can't ya tell the heats gettin to me??? haha Time for a cold drink!
See You Down the Road!!!!
"Professor" Pringle
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 27, 2008 04:14PM)
You don't have to feed it every day either.

maybe 5 or 6 every other day.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 27, 2008 06:50PM)
It also depends on the size relation between the frog and the crickets.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 28, 2008 06:35AM)
And we are getting closer to nipps performance!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 28, 2008 08:23AM)
Yeah yeah, AND another realm of "Nippulini has experience here".... I've been a herpetoculturist since I was in my late teens. Frogs and toads are opportunistic feeders. This means that they never know if and when they will ever get their next meal. It is a survival instinct that evolution brought them, they have absolutely NO way of knowing that they have a full stomach (dogs also have this unfortunate problem). So this means that frogs (and dogs) can actually eat themselves to death! They also have no acids in their digestive system, they rely on bacteria to break down their food. Weird! Anway, what Brett said.... relation of prey size to frog size counts... and feeding frequency should be as close as they get in nature. Once in a while. Also, make it "rain" in the tank once in a while too. I keep my herps in vivariums, all real plants. No plastic. All these things relieve the stresses of captive life and can extend the lifespan of the creature.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 28, 2008 08:41AM)
So never spit on frog or dog food then?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 28, 2008 08:54AM)
Spit mixed in with dog food makes gravy.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 28, 2008 12:33PM)
Thanks Fellas.....I never knew this about frogs.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 28, 2008 01:40PM)
Spit mixed with crickets makes a tasty mash.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 28, 2008 01:40PM)
Oh, and it also sterilizes the crickets so that the frog will live forever.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 28, 2008 01:47PM)
Right Nips? :)
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 28, 2008 02:34PM)
The mighty Spit keeps coming back - Bob carolgees will be so proud!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jul 29, 2008 08:28AM)
I think we're spitting on a dead horse here....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 29, 2008 12:57PM)
If the dead horse has Two Heads, I'll take it!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jul 29, 2008 01:16PM)
Spitting on a dead horse will actually mummify it, since spit has natural preservative properties.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 30, 2008 01:43PM)
May be with some of ourfreaky spit it will not only stop bleeding, heal the wound and kill the baceria b ut will also cause the horse to regenerate and mutate in to a 3 headded horse with 6 tails?

But e down side its going to take 8 litres of spit!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 31, 2008 11:35PM)
Enough spitting already.......let's get back to the FREAKSHOW!!! What is going on in the World??? Monday I found out about a 5 LEGGED CAT!!! Today a guy came by asking if I would be interested in a 6 LEGGED DOG!!! The longer we are here, the CRAZIER it's going to get. I even had a man bring by a turtle with 3 legs :) he wanted to know how much I would give him for it.....I told him how to take care of it and told him if he finds any with 5 or more legs, call me.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 1, 2008 12:09PM)
If you're in the Venice, Ca. area this weekend, come down to the beach on Sunday. The HUGE Hare Krishna festival is going on and it's like being in a Strange World!! Free Food....Free Entertainment....AND The FREAKSHOW!!!! It really is worth checking out......no matter how you feel about them. Check this video from last year....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JExl9EHjxQQ
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 4, 2008 11:55AM)
Well, the Hare Krishna festival was INCREDIBLE again!!! I felt like I was in an episode of Star Trek where they go to some Strange Planet :) It was just good vibes all day. The worst part was when some angry Christians kept following the parade yelling in their microphones saying, "If you believe in Jesus, you can even be saved if you're a Democrat.....but you're going to hell if you vote for Obama!!!" I'm not making that up......
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Aug 5, 2008 11:12AM)
Jesus freaks can be the worst. 4 years ago we went to Salem Mass. for Halloween. Given the towns history with the church you'd THINK that they would back off. Nope, when the festival hit the streets, so did the Christians with thier signs and megaphones. Somewhere Jesus is saying "I never told you to do that!", but people wouldn't understand as he speaks Spanish.... you know Jesus? Jesus Gonzales? Runs the carwash down the street from me?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 5, 2008 12:42PM)
Yeah...these were the rebel type of Jesus freaks like the ones I grew up around in the woods down south.....camouflage and shotguns.......It made Jesus look like a terrorist.... :(
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 7, 2008 02:39AM)
WARNING......The images you are about to see may be disturbing.......LOOK at your OWN RISK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3yfiptsZSg&feature=related
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 7, 2008 10:32AM)
Yesterday I saw a fantastic pickled punk (normal) at one of my favorite NYC shops. Unfortunatly it's already sold and awaiting pickup, it's the cutest little thing in a jar that I've seen.



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 7, 2008 11:40PM)
Brett, I've found another unbelievably STRANGE creature........I'm just praying it stays ALIVE long enough to get to me.......The Rarest of The Rare.......
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 8, 2008 04:24PM)
I hope so as well, it's just too incredible!


B.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 10, 2008 10:45AM)
The WWE hit VENICE BEACH yesterday and it was PACKED!!! Thank God for wrestling :)

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/venicebeachparty
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 13, 2008 08:24PM)
Here's our new attraction!!! A beautiful TWO FACED KITTEN!!! You've got to SEE IT to BELIEVE IT!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU3YFZlXaag
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 14, 2008 12:58PM)
Here's another video of this special kitten.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8YN-2LVt-Y&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 14, 2008 06:07PM)
....and here's another great one......aren't they cute??? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVYTwNK63M&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 18, 2008 06:29PM)
Well, we found out this weekend that we're famous in Italy!!! We were filmed a while back by MTV and it's been running on TV everyday in Italy......(our Two Headed Snake was born it Italy). MAMMA MIA!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 20, 2008 06:06PM)
We had a special guest come by the other day.......most young folks wouldn't know him.......but most older women love him....a Rock n Roll Hall of Fame winner.......Mr. Frankie Valli.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6h0Od2F1wk&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 24, 2008 02:35AM)
Today was the easiest work day we've had in a long time......it was National Go-Topless Day in Venice, Ca. It appears that the local ladies are sick and tired of only men being able to bare their chest. Today, that all changed......Hundreds of beautiful Ladies went Topless to prove a point.......and all of us were there to support our local women. We should all Unite to support this cause.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yovenice/2791051795/in/set-72157606912209141/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 25, 2008 07:45PM)
Everyone, I would like to introduce to you my Son Phoenix, the Co-Owner of The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/2595820366/sizes/l/

He just got back from our trip to see The Greatest Showman in The World......Mr. Bobby Reynolds.
Bobby is the coolest! He told Phoenix stories of when he started in the Sideshow business at 12 years old (same age as Phoenix!). Bobby taught Phoenix some great magic tricks and routines that he learned directly from Al Flosso.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxl7cMTsn4M

He even gave Phoenix an old mirror box and an old Dagger from India!!! Probably our favorite moment was when we got to meet the TWO HEADED BABIES!!! Phoenix is on his way to being a Showman........taught by the best.........did I mention that he's great at counting money :) GTFM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_r/2748602329/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 27, 2008 08:03PM)
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewTaggedPhoto&friendID=8928240&imageUserID=28923154&imageID=41579899
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 1, 2008 12:32AM)
HUGE DAY TODAY at The FREAKSHOW!!!!! How is everyone's Labor Day weekend going? Anyone working???
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 3, 2008 12:56PM)
For anyone whose interested in my continuing obsession with Two Headed animals.....I just bought a TWO HEADED SNAPPING TURTLE!!! They get HUGE!! Here's a photo of one.......

http://www.lakevermilionrealestate.com/images/Snapping%20turtle.jpg
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 3, 2008 06:34PM)
I just rescued the cutest little cat in The WORLD!!!! Bruiser has 6 PAWS and 28 TOES/CLAWS!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 9, 2008 03:47PM)
The TWO HEADED SNAPPING TURTLES arrived last night and they are AMAZING!!!! A true prehistoric MONSTER!!! I'll post some videos soon. This morning, a special package arrived from Florida containing a TWO HEADED Red Eared Slider with SIX LEGS........a Red Eared Slider with FIVE LEGS......a CYCLOPS TURTLE with the oddest shaped shell I've ever seen......AND ROLY POLY, a turtle whose shell is literally bent in half making him into a ball!!! He gets around fine and is the cutest thing you've ever seen. The FREAKSHOW is growing HUGE!!! You've got to come down to SEE THESE STRANGE CREATURES with YOUR OWN EYES!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 14, 2008 11:13PM)
Folks, we had a special guest at The FREAKSHOW today......MR. BOBBY REYNOLDS came through and talked the front for us!!!!!!! He did the dollar bill spiel and brought them in!!! It was great to see him in action and HE LOVED IT :) He truly is an AMAZING SHOWMAN and a great guy......he gave The FREAKSHOW thumbs up and said he felt that we are one of the few that are really KEEPING IT ALIVE!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 17, 2008 07:07PM)
Does anyone here recognize this guy???

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=89665937&albumID=0&imageID=35746202
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 22, 2008 01:48AM)
Hey...for anyone that's into Tv shows, we had a special guest today at The FREAKSHOW.......ROSANNE BARR came through and LOVED IT....she bugged out on the big Two Headed Turtles!!!! She was cool and really into the Sideshow.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Sep 22, 2008 07:48AM)
Of course she is... she belongs in one!!

Sorry, I just realized that that is an insult to other freaks.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 22, 2008 12:59PM)
I was really shocked at how cool she was.....here she is on stage with George The Giant at a show.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=89665937&albumID=0&imageID=781409

It looks like the sledgehammer is hitting her on the head!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 23, 2008 07:34PM)
NOW here's a story you don't hear often.......the Two Headed Snapping Turtles have been eating great and growing FAST!!! Unfortunately, they are going through the stage where one tries to become dominant. The other day, the left head got ****ed at the right and ATTACKED IT!!!! The left head bit into the right's neck and tore the skin. I bugged out......later, it happened AGAIN. This time the left head would not let go of the right's neck. I had to get them out of the tank to separate them and the left's neck was bleeding bad. The next day the psycho side attacked again....they struggled until they turned themselves upside down underwater. I took them to the vet today to get medication and now I'm trying to heal the wound. These are the things you go through with The ONLY TWO HEADED SNAPPING TURTLE In The WORLD!!!!! Pray that I can keep them ALIVE!!! :) I'm naming them JECKYLL and HYDE.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 23, 2008 09:54PM)
Better put up a plaque with the story of their names, and a picture of the damage they inflict on each other.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 25, 2008 02:18PM)
I will.....they keep battling.....I'm really concerned for them. The left head doesn't feel the pain of the right head, so it doesn't understand that it's killing itself.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Sep 25, 2008 03:11PM)
Wow...So scary having them fight like that.
I wonder if there is any way to bondo (Like the kind used in cars- A common repair tool for turtle shells) some sort of shield between the heads (Just enough to keep the heads from being able to get at one another) or attach a tiny collar like they use on dogs to keep them from pulling out their stitches (Kind of like a satellite dish around their necks)
It is only going to get worse as they get older.
Good luck T- Keep us posted!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 25, 2008 04:47PM)
Thanks Gwyd, I had thought of the cone idea also, but I don't know if it will work. They are tough though, so maybe Nature will protect them........I feel like I have the last of an endangered species and it's killing itself!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 25, 2008 07:54PM)
Yeah, some sort of wall rig could be made and somehow attached to the shell.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 25, 2008 08:46PM)
Give me all your ideas....it can only help. If they keep this up, they will die.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 25, 2008 09:29PM)
I like Gwyd's idea. Plexiglass and 5-minute epoxy are wonderful.

You could use opaque plexi, and they wouldn't be able to see each other. I don't know if they respond to different colors. If they do, use a color they don't find aggravating.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 25, 2008 11:23PM)
You should check with the vet about what kind of epoxy could be used, you don't want them to die because of fumes or chemicals.

Also, it should be easily removed since they are still growing... this might be more of an expensive endeavor than you think.



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 26, 2008 02:05AM)
They don't need to see each other......I'm not sure how to construct something like this. There is very little space between their heads.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 28, 2008 11:05AM)
They are very weak right now....does anyone have any experience in getting a hurt turtle to eat???
Message: Posted by: Fitz (Sep 28, 2008 06:22PM)
Do you have a herpetological vet?

Is this animal legal where you are?

What are you feeding the guys?

My Father in law has a herpetological vet he could recommend if you need one but he is in the Phoenix area. I know nothing about this kind of thing but Pat (my father in law) may, if you want you could send me a PM and I can put him in touch with you.

Sincerely,
Fitz
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 28, 2008 09:27PM)
Just PMed you..., thanks.


Posted: Sep 29, 2008 2:29am
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I just got the injured head to eat one bite of food!!!


Posted: Sep 29, 2008 10:11pm
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Fitz, I spoke to that vet and he helped a lot! Thank you for the connection. I am also on another search for information....I just received a Two Headed Calf's head that has been preserved in a type of embalming fluid for 30 years. It was own by a vet in the midwest (he delivered it and it had 6 legs)..., he just threw it in this stuff to save it. It's in great shape and looks like it was born this morning. Unfortunately, the preservative it's in is not clear. Can anyone suggest a good clear preservative for this? I have used alcohol in the past..., but I'm not sure about this one.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 30, 2008 11:29AM)
Glycerin or formalin.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 30, 2008 12:18PM)
Thanks Brett, I just found a supplier of formaldehyde and formalin. How has your trip been so far???
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 30, 2008 07:55PM)
Amazing.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 1, 2008 11:31AM)
Enjoy it!!! I wish I could tag along. :)


Posted: Oct 7, 2008 12:16am
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Well....the Two Headed Snapping Turtles are still [b]alive!!![/b] They have been struggling because of the wound, but continue trying to live. The last few days, they have started eating some again. My fingers are crossed!!!


Posted: Oct 7, 2008 9:18pm
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Hey..., if any of you are into Cypress Hill, check this out...

http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1596298&vid=286007

They were recently given a VH1 Hip Hop Honors award.... I wrote and produced the second song performed, and obviously loved seeing this!!!


Posted: Oct 13, 2008 12:49pm
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Have ya'll seen this??? It's hilarious. I stumbled onto it a year or two ago and couldn't stop laughing. :) I just found it again...check it out!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iOIBo3LM70


Posted: Oct 21, 2008 12:04pm
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I just heard from Brett that he met Pete Firman in Europe and Pete said he came through The Freakshow about a week ago and loved it. Here's a video of his work...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW4VpCtm0pY


Posted: Oct 25, 2008 4:07am
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Is anyone here into puppetry? I own this puppet and it almost seems [b]alive!!![/b] It was used in this old movie and it is creepy....anyone interested in purchasing it, let me know. The thing talks at night....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_u-D3fj0Ok
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 25, 2008 09:09AM)
I'll take it.
Message: Posted by: DonDriver (Oct 25, 2008 09:30AM)
I was expecting to see a vid of Doug Higly.Than when Brett said "I'll take it" I was really sure.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 25, 2008 09:33AM)
Haa!
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 25, 2008 11:01AM)
Yes, Pete's very creative, very funny, and a nice guy, too.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 25, 2008 11:15AM)
Pete told me that he has done a show with you. I can't remember which it was.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 25, 2008 11:32AM)
Dirty Tricks. The headliners for it were Barry and Stuart. The other main characters were Pete and Jonathan Goodwin, who's a stunningly brilliant escape artist. It was produced by Anthony Owen. They're all brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pete+firman&search_type=&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=barry+and+stuart&search_type=&aq=f

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jonathan+goodwin+escapologist&search_type=&aq=0&oq=jonathan+goodwin%22

I'd love to work in that crew.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 25, 2008 11:34AM)
Ah, alright, I didn't know you were involved with that.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 25, 2008 12:08PM)
I was only on one episode, but of all the television shows I've been on (which is a lot), it's one of my two favorites. I'd be delighted to work with any of that crew.

The other one, I never saw, but heard a lot about. I was let loose in a Home Depot type place, in Munich. I could do whatever I wanted, over the course of an afternoon. So many toys, so little time.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 25, 2008 12:30PM)
Do what ever you want in Home Depot? OMG, that's amazing. Haa. I'd love to se that video.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 25, 2008 12:37PM)
Me, too! There were many screwdrivers that, I'm sure, the eventual buyers had no clue of some of the things they'd been used for. One thing we did, I ended up mummy-wrapped in chains, hanging USD from some ladders for an interview. We did another scene, where I was playing with hammers. Etc.

And I didn't even have to clean it up!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 26, 2008 03:36AM)
Harley, are you still out this way?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 26, 2008 09:47AM)
Yup. Shows today, and next Fri, Sat, and Sun. During the week I have shows in Buffalo and Cleveland.

You coming this way?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 26, 2008 11:00AM)
It doesn't look like it......I'm dying to see your show, but I haven't been able to get out there. How has it been going?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 26, 2008 11:42AM)
Oh, fine! October at a park (in my experience) means light audiences at the beginning of the month, and much larger ones later. But we all have a good time.

I get to visit with folks who've been coming to my shows for years. It's a nice change from being in a different place, every time I perform, and never having an off-stage relationship with the folks. I get to hear about who moved, got another job, and watch the kids get bigger.

It also has its toll of ongoing injuries. Glass to cut out of feet, burns, puncture wounds on my back, stress-fractured ribs, etc. The ribs are the worst. It'll be a month before I can sleep comfortably, and they make doing escapes a lot harder, due to the kinds of movement I use. I've been doing the one-nail BON twice a day, and I'm still a bit concerned about tissue degradation. I'll have phantom sensations from it, probably for a couple of weeks after the run's over.

At the moment, I'm taking "weight on BON" stuff out my regular rotation. BON is a big piece of equipment to lug around, for only a couple of minutes of stage time. With an equivalent weight (since I fly to a bunch of shows), I can get another half-hour of material. It's a no-brainer. For over 20 years, I've used BON as an after-show piece, teaching folks about their fears. But it might be time to move on from that. I'll just have to figure out another way of achieving the same goal.

I've just invented an electric nose-hair curler, with which I'm playing. I had a routine about half in my head, and now its solidifying. It's totally stupid, and completely works. And I've figured out a new clincher, for glass-walking.

So, it's a good month!

I hope VB is going equally well! My best to you!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 26, 2008 10:54PM)
That's weird with the phantom sensations! I would like to see your new routines. We've been doing good at The Freakshow. The crowds are much smaller in the winter though. I brought in a new turtle to the Freakshow today..., [b]Daisy[/b], and [b]Violet[/b], the Two Headed Turtle that has [b]6 legs!!![/b] They are the cutest..., their two extra arms are between their two heads and they [b]hold hands[/b]. :) Kids are [b]loving them!!![/b]


Posted: Oct 28, 2008 9:47pm
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Check out this video game's Freakshow moment....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHIXy9AJ3wY


Posted: Oct 30, 2008 2:00pm
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Has anyone seen this [b]Cyclops Horse???[/b]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa3pOcsLa7c&feature=related


Posted: Nov 6, 2008 9:39pm
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[b]World's smallest bodybuilder visits Venice Beach!!![/b]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ae1O22z9kk


Posted: Nov 9, 2008 1:01am
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Do we have any mentalist/Derren Brown fans here??? Well, Andy Nyman came through the Freakshow today and he loved it!!! I was really happy to see him bug out on the place. The Derren Brown shows he worked on are some of my favorite $#@! Andy is a cool dude......I think he's heading to the MINDvention in Vegas tomorrow. I wish I could be there myself! Is anyone going??


Posted: Nov 10, 2008 9:53pm
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/gemacamposhernando/2851740388/sizes/l/in/photostream/


Posted: Nov 11, 2008 11:37am
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Roseanne came back by the Freakshow on Saturday.....she told me to check her blog and this is what I saw....

http://www.roseanneworld.com/blog/2008/10/two_headed_turtle.php

Another satisfied customer. :)


Posted: Nov 19, 2008 2:15pm
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[b]Meet Octoman!!!

Mother Nature knows no right, ..., Mother Nature knows no wrong ....[/b]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_mqpWozClE

What do you think???
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 19, 2008 06:49PM)
Wow... This guy is incredible!

I wonder who painted that front...



Brett.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 27, 2008 02:56PM)
OK.........NOW you MUST SEE The FREAKSHOW!!!!!!!! :) I just recently purchased an amazing animal from a farmer in Florida......a little TWO HEADED GOAT!!!! They also have 6 LEGS......they are two goats in the front and then join at the stomach....in the back, they are one goat with two tails. They are the cutest little babies.....MAKE SURE YOU SEE THEM IN PERSON!!! I'm also trying to bring over these little guys....check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NmFInjUXas&eurl=http://mysterytopia.com/2008/11/two-headed-lamb-born.html&feature=player_embedded

WHAT IS GOING ON on PLANET EARTH??? Pollution....Radiation....or just EVOLUTION??? How can THEY LIVE??? What happens if one eats and the other doesn't??? Do all their legs work??? Do they have two brains??? Two personalities??? Two Souls??? All these questions and MORE will be answered when you visit The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 13, 2008 12:00PM)
.....The CUTEST LITTLE FREAK you've ever SEEN!!!!.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QOdZINxzWg&feature=channel_page
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Dec 13, 2008 03:10PM)
What really cracked me up was the banner along the bottom.....

"Duck Recepi ideas"


:) :) :) :) I guess hes one who may not go in the pot! or even the pancake
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 14, 2008 02:15AM)
No, he's a special one for sure.......check these chickens out.......amazing and super cute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qktqg1ZiwOs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfdeOkQoT2E
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 24, 2008 06:13PM)
MERRY CHRISTMAS from The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Mysterious (Dec 30, 2008 09:24PM)
At the Venice Beach Freak Show we got to see a living two headed snake, two headed turtle, and five legged dog. A Chupacabra foot, and more.

T-RAY
Thanks for hanging out, we had fun!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 31, 2008 11:21AM)
Mysterious, it was GREAT to meet you and your wife!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 1, 2009 11:37AM)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: The Great Zoobini (Jan 1, 2009 09:55PM)
ROTFLMAO!
This is hilarious...
Johnny Fox tried to start the Freakatorium in NYC but it didn't get much biz...
...and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 2, 2009 11:20AM)
When you get out to California next time, come see us! You'll love it!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 6, 2009 07:22PM)
CHECK THIS OUT!!!! Can you imagine the time it took to put this together???

http://www.baynhamtyers.com/contraptionII.html

It makes me think of movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang :)
Check this one from about 1:15.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thJOfavJLeA
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 8, 2009 06:36PM)
FOLKS, as of Today, we have not only The Largest Collection of TWO HEADED Animals in The World, but The LARGEST COLLECTION of LIVING TWO HEADED Animals in The WORLD!!! OVER 10 ANIMALS ALIVE with TWO HEADS EACH!!! We also just received another One Of A Kind Turtle......a TWO FACED TURTLE!!! I have never even seen a photo of a Two Faced Turtle......This Special Turtle has TWO EYES....TWO NOSES....And TWO MOUTHS....and can Eat Out Of Both!!! SEE THEM INSIDE The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 23, 2009 12:11PM)
WORLD'S LARGEST COW!!!

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/worlds-largest-cow-record-claim/4247853401/?icid=VIDLRVNWS01

I can't believe what they did to it........
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 23, 2009 07:37PM)
TWO HEADED LLAMA.....

http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/1295485.html

....and SIX LEGGED LLAMA....

http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/1295498.html

I guess it happens to all animals.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 26, 2009 11:22AM)
DO YOU Believe in GHOST??????
Let me know......check this out

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=50285084
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 2, 2009 10:41PM)
I just stumbled onto some more photos someone took INSIDE The FREAKSHOW........

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amputette/

Check them out!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Feb 3, 2009 12:32AM)
I really like the captions of the photos!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 3, 2009 03:25AM)
Folks....We are going to show you something that has been talked about forever, but RARELY SEEN. When I was a kid I was told that if you cut a snake's head off, you have to wait for 24 hours before it would be REALLY DEAD. One day, I killed a snake by cutting it's head off.....I scooted the head onto the street with a stick...and IT MOVED!!! It TRIED TO BITE!!! I went back that night.....under the moonlight.....and I poked the head again....IT MOVED AGAIN, but slower and weaker. Some people don't believe in these types of stories....they say it's just a myth....an Old Tale that country people just made up. Well, NOW YOU CAN WITNESS THIS RARE EVENT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAQPZaFH3QY

NOW.....WITNESS THE HEADLESS BODY TRY TO ATTACK IT'S KILLER!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jxu2kp1XLg&feature=related

WONDER at The POWER of LIFE!!! WHERE DOES IT COME FROM??? WHERE DOES IT END??? Is the seat of Life in the Head.....or in the Body??????? WILL YOU EVER KNOW???????????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 27, 2009 01:57AM)
http://fiveprime.org/flickr_hvmnd.cgi?method=GET&sorting=Interestingness&page=1&photo_type=250&noform=t&search_domain=Tags&photo_number=50&tag_mode=all&sort=Interestingness&textinput=deformed&search_type=Tags
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Feb 27, 2009 02:55PM)
Nice.. where's the flying pigs?
Message: Posted by: jondark445 (Feb 27, 2009 04:40PM)
TGN....are you EVER satisfied....????

--Tony
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Feb 27, 2009 05:11PM)
You'll have to ask my wife...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 28, 2009 10:20PM)
Sorry Nipps, I forgot that one...here it is!!!

http://www.searchingforagem.com/FlyingPig.gif
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 1, 2009 10:23AM)
My Heather simply loves flying pigs. Thanks, that will probably be our next screensaver.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 2, 2009 12:47AM)
No Problem!!! I'll start keeping my eyes out for them. :)


Posted: Mar 5, 2009 2:37pm
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[b]Cyclops Baby Born!!![/b]

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/03/05/09/cyclops-baby-born-negros-occidental

I hope this little baby can make it.....I have never heard of a Cyclops Child living for long. I have always wanted to ask a REAL CYCLOPS what their visual perception of the world looks like.......would it be like closing one eye....or would it be dimensionally different??? I have also seen Cyclops that have their Pineal Gland (also known as the THIRD EYE) growing out of their forehead like a flesh antenna.
[b]Look if you must!!![/b]
http://www.scottdizzle.com/uploads2/06090407defect4.jpg
http://www.popfi.com/wp-content/uploads/cyclops-baby.jpg


Posted: Mar 15, 2009 11:41am
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Folks, once again, I have found a [b]real two-headed cow!!![/b] This one is a beautiful beige/caramel color. Unfortunately, it died before I could get to it, so it will be taxidermied soon. Once we get it back, we will have 3 taxidermied Two-Headed Cows in the [b]Freakshow[/b] (and the heads of one more in a jar of formaldehyde)!!! You've got to [b]see them!!![/b] We also have the skeleton, and skulls of all them, on display as well.... [b]See them from the outside[/b], and the [b]inside[/b]. :) I also just bought the cutest little [b]two-faced piggy!!![/b] Maybe now you can understand why I call The Venice Beach Freakshow... [b]The Mecca Of Mutations!!![/b] :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 24, 2009 09:37PM)
Folks, make sure you come by The Freakshow tomorrow!!! Ceasar Milan AKA. "The Dog Whisperer" is filming his show at The Venice Beach Freakshow all day. He's coming to cure ROCKY The 5 LEGGED DOG's nasty habit of barking and biting at certain people (mainly the ones on skateboards). He has the number one show on National Geographic, so we are excited to be a part of it. Come down if you want a cameo on the show :)
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Mar 25, 2009 06:15PM)
Congratz on such a score! You are definately living the dream!

You hit Eldorado and your enthusiasm for what your doing is catchy!

This will be a BIG one for you. Nice going!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 25, 2009 09:54PM)
The filming went great, Todd, his wife and the kids did a GREAT job.

I really freaked Cesar out when I had him pull a sword out of my throat.


Mr. Ray will have more to say about this subject.
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Mar 25, 2009 10:37PM)
What a Top-notch promotion!!! many Congrats to Todd, rapidly becoming The New Barnum.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 26, 2009 12:48AM)
Thanks guys...it was a GREAT day!!! Rocky was a major star today :) Cesar had never seen a Two Headed animal alive before, so his response was AMAZING. Brett came in and swallowed a sword....Cesar pulled it out and BUGGED OUT!!! He told us he is usually a calm controlled person, but we shook him up!!! He is a nice guy and an Icon that everyone seems to know. When this guy showed up, everyone went crazy like he was a rock star (literally screaming for him). Even the owner of the building had to see him! It should be great for business since millions love "The Dog Whisperer"....at least I hope so. Look for it in June/July on National Geographic.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 27, 2009 11:24AM)
Folks, soon we will have an entire herd of Two Headed Cows!!! Last week, I found 3 different Two Headed Cows!!! Only one of them lived for any period of time.....the others were stillborn. They are all being taxidermied now and one will also have it's skeleton articulated.....these are in addition to the last one I found (that's four Two Headed cows found within one week) :) I don't know what's going on, but Nature has taken a Strange turn.
The MECCA OF MUTATIONS must be SEEN WITH YOUR OWN EYES!!!!!!! SEE IT BELIEVE IT!!!!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 27, 2009 12:51PM)
Can't wait to see the "Whisperer" episode. Hey Todd, we should call you the SwSw Whisperer!
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Mar 27, 2009 01:02PM)
One you have One...Two, you have a pair...Three, you have a "Thunderous Herd" Many Congrats to Todd!....
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Mar 27, 2009 01:38PM)
Thunderous Herd...

What the sound of six hooves tapping?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 29, 2009 12:07AM)
Fellas, I don't know what's going on, but I am definitely "headed" for a World Record of some sort.......yesterday, I found another TWO HEADED COW--these are conjoined at the stomach!!! I also found a SIX LEGGED COW and a CYCLOPS SHEEP!!!! I've bought them all......That makes Five Two Headed Cows, a Six Legged Cow and a Cyclops Sheep within a week and a half..........Welcome to The NEW WORLD!!!!!

Here's a Two Headed Lamb if you feel like traveling to get it...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2347414.ece?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 29, 2009 12:10AM)
So today, a woman walked up to me who looked very familiar, she asked if I worked for FOUND Magazine and I said, "Yeah, I do, how did you know that?'

Turns out, she was in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to one of my shows, and he stumbled onto the Freakshow today, wanted to come in and when she walked up to pay she recognized me.


Small world.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Mar 29, 2009 06:04AM)
Todd, There is a small time company that might have you beat by a landslide. You may not have heard of them as they are not as big. They are called Ripley's Entertainment.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 29, 2009 09:31AM)
Kevin, just remember, I'm just getting started. At 4-5 Two Headed animals a week, it might take a month or two. :) Seriously though, have you ever heard of so many Two Headed animals being discovered in one week?
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Mar 29, 2009 09:42AM)
I haven't...you get the door prize...If I were you I'd Frame out a series of 2-Headed Calf shows and Franchise em...Simply incredible! Congrats Todd...
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Mar 29, 2009 10:14AM)
No Todd, Good for you! You must send pictures! I need to make it out to see you.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 29, 2009 11:28AM)
As soon as they are taxidermied, I will post photos. I can't wait to see them all together......
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Mar 29, 2009 04:04PM)
Yes the waiting for the taxidermist to get them done is the WORST!!! It took a year for my 2 headed cow to get done!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 30, 2009 12:31AM)
Spending the money and then not seeing it for a while is tough!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 31, 2009 01:02PM)
Another satisfied customer......

http://santamonicacloseup.com/photo-du-jour/?currentPage=5
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 2, 2009 12:06PM)
Folks, Tillman the Skateboarding Dog came by The FREAKSHOW yesterday!!!!! He can really skateboard!!! I thought the board was remote controlled.....but he is the real deal :) Check out this video of him......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzUsTFqtW0
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Apr 2, 2009 12:56PM)
Todd, you interested in a rabbit?

[url]http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird/This-Bunny-Has-Two-Noses-.html[/url]
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 2, 2009 10:02PM)
You know I am :) Check out this photo....this kid made it look nice!!

http://photonrevolution.groups.vox.com/library/post/6a00ccff936d76d756011015ec64d6860b.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 3, 2009 10:54AM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexiperplexy/3209344798/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 3, 2009 01:13PM)
Folks, please take the young children over towards the kiddie rides.....what I am about to describe to you is not for the young or the faint of heart. You know Folks, it is only by God's grace and glory that we are all here today healthy and happy.....able to enjoy our time here in the sun with our friends and family. Sometimes though, Nature takes a different course.......a Stranger twist than we are used to......an Uncomfortable path that shows us just How Lucky We All Are. Well.....behind this curtain are some examples of this Strange Path where "Normal" doesn't exist and "Happy" only comes in small degrees......Would you like to know the True Value of your Life? Are you willing to SEE NATURE'S SECRET SIDE? Can you handle the image of Chaos trying to come into Balance??? Then do what you must......SEE WHAT MUST BE SEEN....but remember, I have warned you that this is Not For The Faint Of Heart.......

http://blog.synthesis.net/2008/08/21/did-you-know-monkey-pig-is-just-one-of-the-badass-results-of-holoprosencephaly/comment-page-1/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 6, 2009 03:16AM)
AMAZING!!! ........Real Magic is ALIVE in the world........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8TXJFHdh60&feature=channel
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Apr 8, 2009 12:07AM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-06 04:16, T-RAY wrote:
AMAZING!!! ........Real Magic is ALIVE in the world........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8TXJFHdh60&feature=channel
[/quote]

Wow, that's pretty amazing.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 9, 2009 09:45AM)
So is this.............ANOTHER BABY BORN WITH TWO HEADS!!!!!!

http://rashmanly.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/sarita-jaiswai-has-baby-born-with-two-heads/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 12, 2009 12:46AM)
Folks, we had a ton of people come through today!! Everybody had their kids with them and ALL THE KIDS had to come in :) We even had some famous kids come in today......Puff Daddy..P. Diddy's....(or whatever he is calling himself now) kids came in....They LOVED IT!!! Brett was swallowing swords all day and bugging everyone out!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 13, 2009 11:15AM)
OK....NOW I have heard it all.....A baby was just born WITHOUT EYELIDS!!!! I saw a photo of the little guy and it was FRIGHTENING :( JUST BIG EYEBALLS!!!! Supposedly, this can drive a person crazy over time....The article went on to say that the child will have an operation to CREATE EYELIDS!! The surgeon plans on taking the little boy's foreskin (from his circumcision), and using it to make eyelids.....the article said the child is expected to be fine.........however, he will be a little cock-eyed!! I guess that's my "Day after Easter best joke" :)
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Apr 13, 2009 11:28AM)
Ok...You totally got me.
*moans*
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Apr 13, 2009 12:14PM)
Haa haa haa haaa!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 13, 2009 11:05PM)
Try that joke on somebody!! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 17, 2009 03:47PM)
Here's a little photo of The DOG WHISPERER at The FREAKSHOW!!! We're going to see the rough cut of the episode on Monday :) I can't wait!!!

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=89665937&albumID=728887&imageID=48088802
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 20, 2009 11:46PM)
We saw the rough edit today and it was GREAT!!! Brett had Cesar Milan pull the sword from his throat.....did a huge fire blast.....swallowed the curved sword...etc. My daughter Asia did contortion on the bed of nails and more. It looked great and Rocky looked like a star :) He's going to get all the !@#$%es now.......
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 8, 2009 05:51PM)
In India, there is a man that is impervious to Fire.....a man known as The FIRE YOGI.....
He is seldom seen........click below to see his unique methods of Becoming One with Fire.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAWNhi_kI4k&feature=related

Can anyone here recreate this Strange Ritual????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 9, 2009 10:46AM)
Has anyone seen this type of fire display before? I'm curious about it's history........Harley?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (May 9, 2009 03:32PM)
Interesting. I've never seen this before, but there are a number of things I notice.

Several times, he brushes his hair with his hand, putting out fire.

He shifts position, keeping the fire underneath his robe. One arm is wrapped in his robe.

They mention that it smells like ghee. (Ghee, clarified butter, has the fats removed, so only oils are left. It allows things to be cooked at a higher temperature, without burning.)

I can make some educated guesses, but won't in open forum. I think I could duplicate it.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 10, 2009 12:58AM)
It is very interesting......I don't think it's something someone would do often.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 18, 2009 12:21AM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidassael/3414969906/sizes/o/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 24, 2009 11:51PM)
I was just sent this link from a band in Amsterdam.....they were inspired by the Three Headed Turtle and wrote a song about!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urnatgptjFk

The world is waking up to the Strange Creatures that are in The FREAKSHOW!!!!!
By the way, we had an incredible day today....I don't believe we could have got one more person in all day...WE WERE PACKED!!!!!! :) Brett did a great job all day and so did my kids and my wife........Summer is coming....and we have some surprises :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 26, 2009 01:59AM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cannpix/3485134783/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 26, 2009 01:31PM)
Wow, great image.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 11, 2009 02:22PM)
Well Folks....I have just purchased one of The Rarest and Strangest Creatures ever born!!! After searching high and low, The Venice Beach Freakshow now has on display.......

The ONLY LIVING TWO HEADED BOA CONSTRICTOR ON PLANET EARTH!!!!!!!!!!

They are AMAZING!!!!!! Red Tail Boas can get up to 10 FEET LONG....They were born in Hayward, Ca. at a pet shop and are doing great!!! I'll keep you posted on their growth and will post a video of them soon.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 11, 2009 03:14PM)
Really!?!
That is amazing!
I need to see it in person soon!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 12, 2009 09:06PM)
Here you go Gwyd!!! I uploaded this video so you can see them......They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pp7E_Oi5kA&feature=channel_page
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 15, 2009 08:16AM)
Is that a Columbian red tail?
That is a beautiful snake...Two headed or not. At least one of the heads was doing a decent amount of tongue flicking...The right. Is that the one that does the feeding? Does it have to be force fed or does it do it on its own.
And I would have a bajillion more questions...Great find T!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 15, 2009 11:14AM)
Gwyd, it is a Columbian Red Tail Boa. The right head is the dominant head...the other one is connected so close, that it doesn't have as much movement. The right head is also the only one that has eaten yet. Have you owned a boa before?
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 15, 2009 11:45AM)
I have owned several smaller boas and pythons and handled/cared for various others when I worked at a zoo. I have a dumerlis boa right now (kind of high maintenance compared to a red tail) and just completed the cage for a albino burmese I am picking up tonight.
The one you really want to talk to is the fellow who helped me with the requirements for the Burmese- Pete Koloz...He is the real snake guru.
I'm pretty good...He's the best.
G
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 15, 2009 01:13PM)
So far so good with these guys.....can you PM me Pete's info? I've been keeping them between 85-90 degrees with as much humidity as possible.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 15, 2009 02:09PM)
He's a user here on the Magic Café-I'll see if I can get him to chime in.
Also, pming you.
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 15, 2009 02:18PM)
And make sure it has a temperature gradient- The warm end of the tank should be 90-95 degrees, the cool end between 80-89. It needs to be able to move between the two to regulate its temp. At night the temp can drop, but not below 80.
Don't get the humidity too high as this can cause scale rot and other unpleasant things- 50-60% should be good and give them something large enough to soak in as well.
At it's current size I would not give it a huge tank. Too much space can stress out a juvenile. A 20 gallon long tank would be just about right.
Those are the basics.
I'll help any way I can!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 15, 2009 02:26PM)
Also be careful that when soaking, the less dominant head is not held under water.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 15, 2009 04:28PM)
Thanks Gwyd. That's right Doug...I've had to watch them when they're drinking water because the less dominant head goes under sometimes.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jun 15, 2009 04:43PM)
I would add be careful when feeding him ---- make sure the other head don't bite you when you are feeding the other other one!

But then what the hell do I know about snakes ..... erm well - they are slimey - all have a venomous bite, all grow to be 2000 foot long - oh and they eat at one end and crap at the other!

Well it looks like I know squat! well one out of three aint bad! (its rubbish!)

Oh and I know hes very very cute! (in a strange sideshow kinda way! :) )
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 16, 2009 01:09PM)
Dave, with our Two Headed Kingsnakes, they sometimes try to attack each other for food. I've had situations where one was eating and the other head tried to swallow the eating head......I thought it was going to damage the other one's eyeballs!! Once, both heads got a mouse each and tried to swallow at the same time...they almost choked to death.....I had to pull one mouse out. It is nerve racking trying to take good care of them, especially when it's the only one of it's kind. But, it is amazing to see them all the time.......The World is definitely a Strange Place and it's getting Stranger everyday :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 17, 2009 09:34PM)
http://weeklyworldnews.com/mutants/9097/two-headed-snake-born/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 26, 2009 12:48PM)
Well...the Two Headed Boas ate and pooped again! Hallelujah!!!!! It's like a party over here every time we see they have pooped :) It just means that their body is working right........I'm pouring champagne!!! Anybody want some??
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 26, 2009 12:54PM)
Congrats on the urm...Um...
Happy Two Headed Snake Fecal Matter Day!!
:bubbly:
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 28, 2009 02:23AM)
Thanks!! They are beautiful.....if ypu're into snakes, you would love them :) It's hard to believe even when I'm holding them. I have seen many Two Headed Snakes, but a Two Headed Boa is a shocker.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 30, 2009 01:08PM)
Here's a link to the Dog Whisperer website where they mention the episode that Rocky is in.....check about two thirds of the way down.......We are hyped for him!!!!! ROCKY The 5 LEGGED DOG!!!!!!!! :)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dog-whisperer/4188/Overview
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 31, 2009 01:00PM)
Folks, make sure you check out ROCKY The 5 LEGGED DOG tonight on "The Dog Whisperer" on National Geographic. The episode we're in starts at 9pm....if you check the National Geographic website, you can find the other dates it will be airing. Brett Loudermilk "The Freak Prodigy" gets some good air time, including having Cesar Milan pull a sword form his throat.....Rocky humps and pees on Cesar :) .....AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!! By the way, for tonight's show ONLY, you get in for FREE!!!! SOOOOOooooo........DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 1, 2009 05:31PM)
I'm glad to hear that some of you got to see the show last night!! Rocky did a GREAT job :) Here's a comment from one of Cesar's fan sites....

"The freak show segment was very thought provoking. I had never thought of
them in a very positive light before. The adults were very quick studies
and certainly went a long way in challenging the notion that "carnies" are
somehow less intelligent members of the human species.
I'm looking forward to the reruns to see what I missed the first time..."

We have only been hearing good responses from everyone!!! So far, around 10 families have come by saying they saw us on the show...one guy even asked for my autograph :)
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Aug 1, 2009 05:44PM)
Nice! I think we should start calling you NegaJohn.

I'm looking forward to seeing the segment when I'm reunited with my TiVo.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 1, 2009 08:55PM)
Folks, here's another Strange Creature that I just came across.......a LIVING, BREATHING TWO HEADED CALF!!!!! ALIVE!!!! They rarely live more than a week or two, but I have a good feeling about this one :) MY fingers are crossed......check out the video......

http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2009/08/two-headed-calf-born-in-colombia.html

Stephon, make sure you check out the show!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 7, 2009 11:42AM)
Well everybody, we just got back from Florida where I found ANOTHER 5 LEGGED DOG!!!!!!!! He is home with us now and will go for his first day at The Freakshow today. He goes by the name FLUFFY THE 5 LEGGED PUPPY and he is CUTE!!!!! Only 3 pounds and the kids LOVE HIM :) I'll let you know how he does. While everyone is talking about the 4 legged dog that was a 5 legged dog, you can COME to The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW and SEE TWO 5 LEGGED DOGS that are ALIVE!!!!! You can also SEE 10 LIVING, BREATHING animals with TWO HEADS that are ALL ALIVE!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 9, 2009 04:18AM)
Folks, here's a little home video of FLUFFY The 5 LEGGED PUPPY :) He is the CUTEST PUPPY On EARTH!!! Let me know if you agree?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pG0HbLes6E

Does anyone recognize the young man holding Fluffy?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Aug 9, 2009 06:14AM)
Two young pups. Which one's Fluffy?
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Aug 9, 2009 09:43AM)
Todd...that sure is one cute 5-legged puppy!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 9, 2009 10:21AM)
"Does anyone recognize the young man holding Fluffy?"

young MAN?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Aug 9, 2009 11:03AM)
Hmmm...5 legs, 2 legs, the average number of legs on the puppies is 3.5
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 10, 2009 01:31AM)
Fellas, FLUFFY is a MAJOR HIT at the beach!!!!!!!!!! Kids can't resist him because he is so cute :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 13, 2009 01:11PM)
We had some very special guests yesterday.....Mr. Todd Robbins and the Amazing Throwdini came through!!! Todd even pitched the blade box for us!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 14, 2009 01:05AM)
Here's Todd pitchin' like no other.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 14, 2009 01:11AM)
Here's another photo of Myself, Throwdini, Todd Ray and Todd Robbins.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 15, 2009 11:13AM)
Folks, it is with Great Pleasure that I announce the NEW EXPANDED VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!! After five years of trying, the building owners finally agreed to a Long Term lease for the BIGGER SPACE!!!!!!!! For the last few months my family,including Brett Loudermilk, has been working morning, noon, and night to build
the Freakshow I have seen in my mind for years. NOW, we have a front BIGGER THAN RIPLEY'S in HOLLYWOOD and RIPLEY'S in NEW YOUR CITY!!! Flags three stories up on the roof......Banner/Signs between
the 2nd and 3rd floors.....and HUGE BANNERS on the street level (The biggest is the 7ft X 13ft banner painted by The Grand Master banner artist MARK FRIERSON!!!) We now have a FULL STAGE with Full Stage lighting and surrounded by Chasing Carnival Lights!!! We even have a GIANT, BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS WAGON that houses TEN ANIMALS WITH TWO HEADS that are ALL ALIVE!!!!! It was created for us by TIM Burton'S head prop designer and is a Work of Art. Now you can SEE a FULL CIRCUS SIDESHOW LIVE ON STAGE.....SEE The SWORD SWALLOWER and The FIRE EATER.....SEE LADY TWISTO The RUBBER GIRL and ELECTRA The ELECTRIC LADY......DON'T MISS The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD and The PAIN PROOF MAN....they're ALL PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE........SEE OVER 60 STRANGE CREATURES, ODDITIES and ATTRACTIONS including ROCKY The 5-LEGGED DOG (you've SEEN him on The DOG WHISPERER on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC...NOW SEE HIM LIVE INSIDE!!). SEE The TWO HEADED CHICKEN, The TWO HEADED PIG, The TWO HEADED SNAKES.....They're ALIVE INSIDE!!! SEE The TWO HEADED TURTLES...THEY'RE ALIVE INSIDE!!!! SEE ONE-EYED JACK The CYCLOPS CHIQUAQUA......he has ONE EYE Right in The MIDDLE OF HIS FACE and HE'S INSIDE!!!!! FOLKS for FIVE DOLLARS, you can SEE TODAY what YOU MIGHT NEVER SEE AGAIN IN YOUR LIFE!!! FOLKS, LOOK OVER THERE.....Coming through those curtains is SANGORA The SNAKE LADY.......come up NOW You can have your photo made with her as you ENTER THE FREAKSHOW!!!!!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/auroratoshikoking/3808314522/

Folks, this is a Dream Come True for me and my Family. We intend to present the GREATEST FREAKSHOW/CIRCUS SIDESHOW of ALL TIME!!! We are constantly looking for performers to book for a week or more and are always looking for unique animals and people. If you would like to come out to Venice Beach to perform and have fun in the sun, you can PM me here. Todd Ray
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Aug 17, 2009 07:20AM)
Wow Todd! I am so excited for you!
This sounds amazing!
Congrats!
G
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 17, 2009 07:41AM)
Ain't it Amazin' what hard work and determination can accomplish. Venice beach is fortunate and Barnum's star (2nd to the right) just got a bit brighter. Congratulations!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 17, 2009 01:54PM)
Thanks guys.....I am very proud of what we have created and can't wait to watch it grow. We have have been locking down the boardwalk daily :) People are really getting a sense of what it used to be like in Barnum's time!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 17, 2009 02:05PM)
So Doug, when are you visiting?
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Aug 17, 2009 02:31PM)
What a fantastic effort,,,I know the ammount of work involved in projects like this,,,well done and well deserved.

Now when do the Brits get a paid invite ?

All I know about Venice Beach is from the films and TV,,not a good advert with drop outs, drunks and loose women !!! Come to think of it, my kinda place.

Ken.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 17, 2009 02:33PM)
When I get older and I'm allowed out. Possibly next April. I'll bring your Bottle. :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 17, 2009 06:08PM)
Next April?! Ya fogey.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Aug 17, 2009 06:21PM)
Last night, I finally go to see the Dog Whisperer segment on Rocky. Real nice job, all round! And the Venice Beach Freakshow looks wonderful; I look forward to the opportunity to eventually come out and visit.
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Aug 17, 2009 11:24PM)
Ken, I'll give ya a paid invite to the BCS...can you drive (on the left side)..can you drive stakes and perform other Chinese???......
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 18, 2009 12:50AM)
Thanks Stephon! That's footage from the old Freakshow...the new space is Amazing!!!
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Aug 18, 2009 02:30AM)
Yep sir, I can drive on the left hand side,,,do it all the time over here, drive stakes, perform and even give AI to an elephant while sweeping up at the same time.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 18, 2009 11:14AM)
Ken, let me know when you're headed to America!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 22, 2009 02:15AM)
As the World turns and the wind blows across the deep blue sea, money changes hands and ideas are created in the minds of men...........but What does any of that mean when a STRANGE CREATURE is Born on Planet Earth??? Recently, such a creature was born.......a Unique animal unlike any thing ever SEEN in History.....and it was Found ALIVE!!!!! It STILL LIVES and BREATHES and Soon, It will be revealed to ALL THOSE WHO MUST SEE!!!! A MYTHICAL BEAST HAS BEEN FOUND ALIVE :) I will post photos soon......
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 23, 2009 12:22AM)
Folks, if you're in the Venice Beach area tomorrow, MAKE SURE YOU BY!!!!! Tomorrow is GO TOPLESS DAY in Venice Beach and it is a TON of FUN :) Here's a link if you want to check it out....

http://www.gotopless.org/news.php?item.29.1

FUN in The SUN........Nippulini you would fit right in :)
Message: Posted by: abigkahuna/1 (Aug 23, 2009 10:25PM)
Congrats on your expansion and venture there T-Ray. I hope to get to Southern California there sometime and stop on by...is there parking for all of our Big Rigs? The Curator and I will just park around the back... :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 24, 2009 12:46AM)
There is always room for friends :) Today was a fun day at the beach......ladies were coming into the Freakshow topless!!! The entire parade stopped in front of the Freakshow and everybody was going nuts!! It definitely made the day a lot easier :) I'll post a video soon........
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 24, 2009 12:59AM)
Why the hell didn't you tell me!!!!!!!! For THAT I'll take the day off...
come on Loudermilk...you let me down...remember who was ther for you during the English class fiasco...Hmmm?

Oh wait...they wore covers? never mind.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Aug 24, 2009 02:32AM)
Yes Doug, I remember.

Believe me, topless day was a bit of a let down this year, however somehow a woman ended up inside the Freakshow today completely topless, no pasties, nothin'. I was about to swallow a sword when I looked over and there she was, tits and all staring right at me... Talk about distracting.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 25, 2009 02:42AM)
Well.....thanks to the Topless Day Parade, we made it into the LA WEEKLY.....check it out.....

http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/view/28257023/9
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 28, 2009 09:12PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmagrrrl/3842412334/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Aug 29, 2009 10:20AM)
But did the topless woman have to pay the cover charge?

It's just like JS#3

[quote]
On 2009-08-24 03:32, Freak Prodigy wrote:
Yes Doug, I remember.

Believe me, topless day was a bit of a let down this year, however somehow a woman ended up inside the Freakshow today completely topless, no pasties, nothin'. I was about to swallow a sword when I looked over and there she was, tits and all staring right at me... Talk about distracting.
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Aug 29, 2009 10:43AM)
They weren't covered...
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Aug 29, 2009 12:15PM)
I'm just trying to keep abreast of what is happening in Venice Beach before a REAL SHOWMAN arrives to "save" it.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 30, 2009 12:41AM)
Luckily, we don't need any saving :) and I don't want to go "Tit for tat"
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Aug 30, 2009 02:04AM)
You had to get that off of your chest didn't you. Well, I'm sure we could milk this some more, but I think we should move on and make all of this a just a faded mammary...I mean memory.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 1, 2009 01:42PM)
:) You are good Todd!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Sep 1, 2009 02:53PM)
How did I miss all this nipplery?



Areola
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 1, 2009 03:54PM)
I was wondering myself :)
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Sep 1, 2009 04:51PM)
To quote Todd Robbins commenting on my act "it is very uplifting"
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 4, 2009 12:05AM)
Folks, starting tomorrow (Friday) through Monday, you can SEE One Of The MEXICAN WOLF BOYS LIVE In PERSON!!!!!! LARRY The WOLF BOY will be at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!

http://clipsfcwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/hairy.jpg

You've Seen him on Ripley's Believe It or Not......you've read about him and his family in the Guinness Book Of World Records (World's Hairiest Family)......NOW SEE HIM LIVE!!!! Only this Labor Day Weekend!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 24, 2009 01:20PM)
Hey Kids!!! Come over here and check this out......you've passed by before and saw the Two Headed Turtle......some days, if you were Lucky, you might have seen me feeding the Two Headed Snakes outside of The Freakshow.......you may have even seen ROCKY The 5 Legged Dog and FLUFFY The 5 Legged Puppy.......well Today, I have in my possession one of The RAREST and STRANGEST CREATURES ON EARTH......KIDS.....INSIDE is a Unique and Magical Animal only spoken of in Myths and Fantasies handed down since the beginning of time.......Have you ever heard of a DRAGON??? Did you ever think that they might be REAL??? Well, INSIDE, not only will you SEE A DRAGON, but you will SEE A LIVING, BREATHING TWO HEADED DRAGON!!!! Not a video or a picture of one, but the actual TWO HEADED DRAGON ALIVE IN PERSON......HURRY THOUGH......IT'S FEEDING TIME and you DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!!!........just pay that young man up top and he'll let you in Right Now......

Check out this video.....this is when they were babies......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTwQ76u-fRM
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 24, 2009 10:37PM)
Now that's a show!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 24, 2009 11:56PM)
Yes Sir......
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 26, 2009 10:08PM)
Todd,
These little guys look amazing! Take good care of them as I know you will! They are a great attraction!
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Sep 27, 2009 09:57AM)
That was nice. I like that.
Message: Posted by: reese (Sep 27, 2009 04:40PM)
That f&ckin' rocks!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 27, 2009 11:25PM)
Thanks....they are very cool! I have been speaking to the woman who owned them for over a year.....finally, she decided she was ready to let them go.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 28, 2009 10:43AM)
http://www.sideshowworld.com made a great page about the Two Headed Bearded Dragon.
John Robinson is the man!!
Check it out!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/blowoff-BertandErnie.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 29, 2009 08:23PM)
Well Folks, today we received from Bristol, England a beautiful Mummified Hand!!!! I bought it in an auction there about a month ago and it has taken this long to figure out bank transfers....customs...etc. Here's a photo of it...

http://boingboing.net/2009/08/26/collection-of-curios.html

This hand is amazing.....it is stored in a lead lined glass display that appears to be Victorian. I hope to have it dated at some point.....(anyone have experience with this?).
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Sep 29, 2009 08:27PM)
I'm an old hand at that sort of thing.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 29, 2009 08:56PM)
Hey Todd, If you want email me as I have had a few of these. I just sold one a few months ago and just bought a amazing Egyptian hand that still has the wrappings on 3 of the fingers.
Talk soon
Kevin
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 29, 2009 11:57PM)
Kevin, send me some pictures....I would love to see them. This is my first real mummified hand and it is STRANGE :) Where did you get the Egyptian hand from?
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 30, 2009 07:19AM)
Todd, I love the freak animals as much as anyone! BUT it is nice to see you expanding onto other objects. You will love your hand as this stuff is not only amazing to look at but a great investment! Enjoy and email me and ill send you some pics as I would love to see some better pics of yours!
Kevin
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 30, 2009 02:18PM)
Will do!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 30, 2009 10:04PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loUf0CHucEA&feature=PlayList&p=631F72CD65303E09&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=10
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 12, 2009 10:09PM)
Larry The Wolf Boy was back at The Freakshow again this weekend.......he is a great guy and performer!!! His some pictures of the new place......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patstravelogue/4002890563/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23536504@N07/3784014143/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colleensphotostogo/3875652345/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xteenalydia/4006039313/sizes/o/

Mr. Loudermilk entertaining the crowd....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colleensphotostogo/3876441804/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/87241868@N00/3873984702/sizes/o/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonyponceot/3791385080/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 13, 2009 05:23PM)
I can't remember if I ever posted about Daisy and Violet the Siamese Twin Turtles......TWO HEADS and SIX LEGS!!! Someone took a cool photo of them here.....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/myranmahroo/3609149670/sizes/o/in/photostream/

They are my favorites after Myrtle and Squirtle.... :) Comedian Bill Bellamy came through with his wife and kids over the weekend......you should have seen his face when he saw the Two Headed Turtles!!!!

http://www.es.tv/comics-unleashed/files/2009/02/1018_bill_bellamy.jpg

His little girl did not want to leave Myrtle and Squirtle's side!

http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/464/30/billfam.0.0.0x0.400x591.jpeg

Here's another cool shot of the Freakshow......if you are coming through LA, come check us out!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emb/3782222178/in/photostream/

The Two Headed Dragons are doing well and looking very healthy!! :) They almost choked to death the other day! They ate too many big crickets and it flipped me out.......SEE THEM WHILE YOU CAN!!!! They are ALIVE!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 25, 2009 11:53AM)
Well Folks.....NOW I think we're going big time!!! We made it on TMZ....OOOOOOOHHHH!!! They showed me with Myrtle and Squirtle The Two Headed Turtle and they had to include me talking about battling Nickolas Cage over a BIG Two Headed Snake (I offered $20,000....he got it for $120,000) :) They mentioned that he was going bankrupt, so I let him know on camera that if he needs the money, I NEED THE SNAKE BACK!!! Yesterday, hundreds of people were telling me they saw it......it was hilarious :) By the way, I just added 2 more Living Two Headed animals to the Freakshow (I also got a few new specimens that are INCREDIBLE!). Come down to SEE WHAT MUST BE SEEN!!! For Five dollars, you can get a hot dog and a small coke OR you can GET a MEMORY OF A LIFETIME...it's your dollar and your choice, but you've had a hot dog before.....have you SEEN the FREAKSHOW with your own eyes yet??? If not, then COME ON IN!!! The show's just getting started and the RUBBER GIRL is up first!!!!
Message: Posted by: Rotten (Oct 25, 2009 12:12PM)
Great pitch Todd.

Wish I had been at work. I watch TMZ on the ship but when I'm at home I have my Tivo to keep my TV time busy. Thanks to Tivo I caught you on the Dog Whisperer. That was swell. I never told you how much I enjoyed it.

Ted
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 25, 2009 10:53PM)
Thanks Ted!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 26, 2009 05:13PM)
Folks, I could say a lot......but a picture is worth a thousand words!!!
The FREAKSHOW IS ALIVE!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattdevino/4039030350/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennphotography/4035469469/sizes/l/

If you're in California, DON'T MISS IT!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 28, 2009 10:50PM)
Mr. Brett Loudermilk.....the Freak Prodigy!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lux_est_veritas/4054197946/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lux_est_veritas/4053455763/in/photostream/

Today, Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch, etc) filmed some of his new movie "The Lie" in the FREAKSHOW!!! My daughter Asia AKA Lady Twisto the Rubber Girl starred in the scene and the footage looked GREAT!!!!!!!!!

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=26072
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 29, 2009 12:03AM)
Here are some photo's of the production today at the Freakshow...

http://www.nathanjonesphoto.com/bounce/?p=3191
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 31, 2009 10:52PM)
Here's some more photos from the movie shoot......

http://gallery.me.com/theso#100064/IMG_0605&bgcolor=black
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 8, 2009 03:18AM)
Folks, we had a special guest today at the Freakshow..........Murrugun The Mystic. In the past, he has performed some of the most dangerous stunts I have ever seen. Today, he did what only one other man has done......he SWALLOWED A FLAMING SWORD......not a sword with it's hilt on fire, but the actual blade ON FIRE!!! Has anyone ever seen this before??? It is defintely a SHOCKER :) The audience could barely believe what they were seeing. I was standing at the side of the stage BUGGING OUT!!! I'll post some video soon........
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 8, 2009 11:44PM)
I guess no one has ever seen this before.......Sword swallowers where are you???
Message: Posted by: oddityprodigy (Nov 9, 2009 02:57AM)
Like everything else lots of people have done this before.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 9, 2009 05:19AM)
Have not seen or been able to do this myself,,,nearest I came would be to have swallowed the sheath then the blade into the sheath, did this with the neon tube cos I never felt confident doing it straight.

Ken.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 9, 2009 08:01AM)
We can copyright scripts. We can patent equipment designs. We have no protection of our creative rights, when we come up with something new.

Did Murrugun ask Dan Meyer's permission?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 9, 2009 11:11AM)
Harley, I'm not sure if he asked permission, but he did give him credit for being the first. It really is amazing to see......but not easy. Afterwards, Murrugun was coughing up fuel for a couple of minutes outside. I don't know about everyone, but I am encouraging all performers to push the Sideshow arts to the next level. We have all been inspired by the greats and we should all continue to advance by learning from the best and pushing forward Creatively. In the course of history, all good things and ideas get used, but very few can say that they have come up with something new....Dan will definitely have his place at the top of Sword Swallowing History. I know that Murrugun will also....at the top of Sideshow History. There is no other man that I know of that can perform all the stunts he can do......Next year, he will be doing something that will even take him higher than the "Torture King" and put him in the "Most Dangerous Human Stunts" History books for eternity. I will keep you all posted as he trains for this truly Death Defying Stunt.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 9, 2009 01:38PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-09 03:57, oddityprodigy wrote:
Like everything else lots of people have done this before.
[/quote]

Uhhh.... yeah, did you actually READ what people are saying about this? That they've never seen it nor been able to do it. "lots of people".... you mean two or three? Out of the 6+ billion people on the planet? What can you do?
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 9, 2009 02:11PM)
Well Nipps anyone who would try to downcry anothers stunt such as this must at least be capable of talking out of their own @ss. Which I suppose could be classed as an achievement as well !

Any vid of this ?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 9, 2009 02:16PM)
I just spoke from my ar$e as I read this. My ar$e said "pffffft", I believe you Brits call it guff.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 9, 2009 02:46PM)
:) :)
Message: Posted by: oddityprodigy (Nov 9, 2009 02:49PM)
I'm not downplaying anyone's stunt. T-ray was really going out and asking for a responce to his posts. So I responded that it's not the second time its ever been done, Murrugan didn't invent it, nor did Dan Meyer. Its not often done, and it looks really cool, but I've seen videos of it before by a few people and heard of a few more who have done it. That's all I was saying. I was responding to T-Ray's plea for a responce asking if anyone's heard of it, and I said that I have indeed heard of people doing this before. Its rare enough that you could claim to an audience that you're the only one who's ever done it and they'd for the most part believe you and be amazed, but on the magic Café where its supposed to be people out there who do these stunts, its been done before. that's all.

Oddity Prodigy, OUT!
Message: Posted by: oddityprodigy (Nov 9, 2009 02:50PM)
I'm not downplaying anyone's stunt. T-ray was really going out and asking for a responce to his posts. So I responded that it's not the second time its ever been done, Murrugan didn't invent it, nor did Dan Meyer. Its not often done, and it looks really cool, but I've seen videos of it before by a few people and heard of a few more who have done it. That's all I was saying. I was responding to T-Ray's plea for a responce asking if anyone's heard of it, and I said that I have indeed heard of people doing this before. Its rare enough that you could claim to an audience that you're the only one who's ever done it and they'd for the most part believe you and be amazed, but on the magic Café where its supposed to be people out there who do these stunts, its been done before. that's all.

Oddity Prodigy, OUT!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 9, 2009 03:35PM)
Who did invent it then? I heard that Dan Meyer was the first to do it. Either way, there are very few in the World who would even consider this stunt. Oddity Prodigy, I can't wait to reveal Murrungun's most Dangerous stunt ever!!! Even you will have to give it up for this one.......but that's a little down the road. By the way, have you come up with any new stunts/routine's recently? I'm not sure who you are, but if you are who I think you are :) I know you do some cool things too. Keep us posted on the limits you are pushing....I love hearing about and seeing the next level.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 9, 2009 03:46PM)
Dan came up with it, and we had a discussion about how long it would be, before other swallowers were copying it. I figured it'd be about a week after it first aired on AGT. Dan was more generous in his estimate.

Prior similar performances involved first swallowing a sheath.
Message: Posted by: Martin_Ling (Nov 9, 2009 06:41PM)
OdProd, are you sure you aren't confusing a flaming pommel, which is pretty common, with what they are speaking of? To be more clear I think what they are talking about is an entire flaming blade, and not just the pommel.
Message: Posted by: oddityprodigy (Nov 9, 2009 08:13PM)
I'm not taking anything away from anyone. It's a great stunt, and Dan Meyer is a great sword swallower. Murrugan gets a lot of work cause he goes out and busts his butt everywhere he can. The stunt and the people who do it are fun to watch. I don't think Dan invented it, I thought I've heard of it before, I could be wrong, but if Dan was the first then Murrugan is not the second because as I said, I've seen people do it in youtube vids, and heard of people doing it as well.
But if he's got a routine that's fun, and he likes to swallow flaming swords, he should keep on doing it because who cares if he's the 2nd or 200th person to do it, chances are the audience hasn't seen it before and they will like it.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 9, 2009 11:48PM)
Murrugun The Mystic is definitely a Sideshow Soldier........He is ready to go to War at the drop of a dime. I helped introduce him to the Sideshow World at large (after our mutual friend, Mr. George The Giant, told me about an Amazing Sword Swallower that had blown his mind).....He was just doing this stuff for fun :) I said it then and I'll say it again.......he is one of the BEST EVER......and RAW to the core. I also have to mention our mutual friend Mr. Brett Loudermilk AKA. The Freak Prodigy.......Brett is also working on a stunt/routine that is going to be F#%@&^ phenomenal!!! He's going to get rich off of this one act.......AND he has another surprise up his sleeve which will be seen Very Soon. His performance skills are super sharp from working the grind at the Freakshow......so give that kid a minute and you better Watch Out :) These gentlemen and many others (ladies included) are Keeping it Alive and for some of us, this is the coolest $H1t ever. OddityProdigy...keep on pushing yourself.....send us some videos so we can get hyped on your skills....for real.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 10, 2009 04:56AM)
My humble apologies,,,I could have sworn that I read here "Like everything else lots of people have done this before" !

I really must go to Specsavers.

Surfice to say that I havn`t and would like to see a vid of this,,,also the extreme stunts do have a place in our work but not in the working performers world. As a living it would be stupidity to risk ones being to the extreme at each performance when performing 12 times daily.

Ken.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 10, 2009 08:44AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-09 15:50, oddityprodigy wrote:
...Murrugan didn't invent it, nor did Dan Meyer.
[/quote]
Yes, Dan DID invent it (along with some other things he requested me to not divulge here, but suffice it to say what I am making for Dan hasn't been done in over a century.
[quote]
Its rare enough that you could claim to an audience that you're the only one who's ever done it and they'd for the most part believe you and be amazed, but on the magic Café where its supposed to be people out there who do these stunts, its been done before...[/quote]
Wait, so let me get this right.... if I say I am the only person in the world who can lift 70 pounds with nipples or tow a car with nipples... I say this to my audience and its okay.... I say it here and because it's "people who do these stunts" it's open to debate? Regardless of the fact that it is the truth? Eric/JS/whoever oddprod is..... stop it. You have nothing to push to any limit. Your name will not be in the Guinness book, Ripleys, or any book as long as you keep up your charade and bad attitude. So why don't you actually show some respect to the people who can do things you cannot, instead of showing your fascination by insulting them.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 10, 2009 10:51AM)
Ken, you are right about the danger......these extreme stunts can only be done once in a while. I'll never forget when Murrugun was swallowing 6 real full sized swords at one of our club dates.......one of the swords shifted and cut through his esophagus. It was scary as hell to see blood on the tip of a sword. Then, when he took a drag off of his cigarette, the smoke went into his neck (instead of his lungs) and his face began to swell up like a balloon. Luckily, he has medical friends who specialize in these types of surgeries, so he was sewn up quickly.....but, the doctor said he could have easily died if he had waited any longer. Sometimes, people forget that there is real danger involved.......and they also forget that once a stunt has been achieved, respect should be given to the ones who are willing to risk life and limb to demonstrate the outer limits of the human body.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 10, 2009 11:25AM)
If you borrow your neighbors car, it's usually a good idea to ask permission. I'm still confused, after all these years, why the same isn't true for our acts.

OP, if you ever decide to let us know who you are, you might gain some credibility. It's pretty easy to hide behind a web-name, eh?
Message: Posted by: Fitz (Nov 10, 2009 04:05PM)
Who is this tattooed man? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattdevino/4039030350/

I just met him on Friday night in Phoenix outside of my Zibit tent. Seemed like a cool guy.

Fitz
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 10, 2009 04:19PM)
Harley, I acknowledge your good point and mentioned it to Murrugun. He said George the Giant told him about it, but he had not seen the video of it, even to this day. Of course, when he realized he could do it too, he had to try it.......he did it at the last show of the night. I can assure you he meant no disrespect. It's hard to stop progress, but your point of courtesy is a good one, especially with unique acts. Murrugun is just an edge pusher........Dan created a new edge and Murrugun is stepping up to that edge........Soon he will push it further for everyone.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 10, 2009 04:30PM)
Disrespect is a funny concept.

I speak as someone who frequently sees his work "borrowed" by others. I feel so respected, on one hand.

On the other, I put a lot of work into developing my own material. If, like you, I worked in the recording industry, I'd get royalties, eh?

Nobody has ever clearly explained to me, why this type of borrowing is ethically OK.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 10, 2009 05:31PM)
Harley, people see something someone does and says to themselves "hey, he/she can do it, I'm so smart I'm sure I could do it too". In one way, yes this can be construed to appear as a form of flattery.

One time I was performing my act right before a sideshow troupes set. One of the members of this group was watching my act intently. Quite intently.... I didn't think much of it other than "wow, this guy must really like my act!" So, I finish my set. I figured I would hang out to see what type of show this troupe can put on. Part way through their set, one of their members starts up a pierced weightlifting act. All of the sudden I watch him literally try his hardest to do my patented ear-lift-weight-clapping. This is a part of my show that I had really put a lot of time into to make it look good and work on stage. This guy saw it and assumed it was an easy bit.."hey, he can do it, I'm so smart I'm sure I could do it too". He failed miserably, and as fate would have it many other performers there lost ALL respectability towards not only the performer, but the entire troupe as well. Did I get upset? Sure. Do I feel a grudge against him? No. Had he succeeded in doing what I do and incorporated it into his act that would be a different story.

My main problem is with someone with no credentials decrying anothers amazing feat. Maybe if he had the stones to come out of his little safety that anonymity provides his words would hold more clout. Otherwise it's just another nobody attempting to bring down someone better than him.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 10, 2009 06:49PM)
Harley, I understand where you are coming from, but where would Dan be if he could have never swallowed a sword because of the first guy who swallowed a sword? Should it only be passed down by his children? How long is an acceptable time after something is created for someone else to be able to do their version of it? In the music business, if the song is recorded....then the song can be sold and protected. If someone in a bar wants to cover that song in their set, they don't have to pay anyone. Ultimately, we can't take anything with us when we die and all suffering comes from attachment. Constant creation is the way of the universe.....so says T-RAY the Sideshow Seer.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 10, 2009 07:28PM)
Aaaah! So, as the first one to have the current technique for eyehooks televised, do all the emulators pay royalties to me, or to the television show? Because apparently the couple of years I spent figuring it out, counts for nothing.

Selectively quoting buddhist philosophy? One of the major precepts is to not take anything that isn't freely given. Relevant to this discussion...did Dan give Murrugan permission? George can't give permission for something that isn't his.

If your favorite client, Todd, releases a recording of "Amazing Grace" (a traditional song), do they have rights? The song is traditional. The particular performance is copyrighted.

I understand your desire to CYA your show, friends, and performers, but you ducked the question.

You haven't answered the ethical question.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 10, 2009 08:06PM)
Harley, in this case, I don't see the big ethical issue......he didn't make any money for attempting this. He just wanted to do it and did (with no negative intention). If he had been on national television, etc. then I would understand the conflict. It's not part of his personal show. Seriously though, I wasn't selectively quoting Buddhist philosophy....it's how I have had to learn to see things, so I wouldn't struggle in conflict over the same things happening to me. I have had many songs/ideas stolen from me and used to make hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the end, our memory is based on what we have created......once something is created, it's hard to control.....great ideas are living things with a mind of their own....they mate with other ideas and eventually even better ideas are born. If you have created stunts that have been imitated, then it is up to you to claim the status as the best at that stunt by performing it better than anyone else. It is also up to you to establish that you created it, so the history books remember you. It's hard to shoot down a man who has a natural urge to push the limits of his mind, body, and soul. The urge of the soul comes before ownership of ideas. One is eternal.....one is temporary. If you have ideas on how we should all approach this type of thing in the future, I would love to hear and apply them. Like I said, there was no intention to insult or steal from anyone.....just an urge to advance and be Amazed at what can be done.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 11, 2009 04:02AM)
Is anything really new and never been done before ?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 11, 2009 09:04AM)
Harley, I love you like an uncle (not the weird one that shows you dirty magazines at Thanksgiving), but I do have to say this with NO disrespect whatsoever.... you did not invent the eye hook stunt. Gaffed or not, eye hooking has been done for a very long time. There is footage of people pulling little carts, lifting objects and so forth. You may have put a lot of time and effort into PERFECTING the act and making sure you are doing it SAFELY, but really you cannot lay the amount of claim to it that you have. Am I the first guy to lift things with his nipples? Heck no. Have I pushed it to the limits as no one before? D#mn right I have. I made sure to not use a prop that any current living performer uses. Not because I didn't want to step on anyones toes, but because I wanted to stand out as someone who does things a little differently.

Harley, if someone used your "patented" style for lifting and got paid $10,000 for it, do you feel like you deserve a part of that? If someone else said they invented it, can you sue them? Choose your battles, this one should be left alone. I am retired from stage shows, but I keep in the community as a reference, a resource, and as a supplier of products for performers not easily found in the world. I make eye lifting hooks. Do I need your permission to do that? Did I have to get permission from the estate of Melvin Burkheart to make blockhead nails? The last set of eye hooks I made, the customer was worried that you (yes Harley, specifically YOU) would get angry at him. Why? I'm not trying to start a fight with you, as I said I love you and have a deep respect for you. This may be the reasons I am bringing all this to your attention. You are appearing quite bitter, and you're one heck of a sweet guy to look like that.

Respectfully yours,
TGN
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 11, 2009 09:06AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-11 05:02, Kondini wrote:
Is anything really new and never been done before ?
[/quote]
Who cares? Really... I don't care if it's new or old... is it good? That's all that matters.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 12, 2009 04:35AM)
Ken, here's the video you requested and I promised.........Amazing!!!

http://www.youtube.com/venicebeachfreakshow#p/a/u/0/OSCVshdO0cg

Murrugun The Mystic eating Fire and Steel :)
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 13, 2009 04:52AM)
Wow,,that`s the first time that I have seen that done.

He must have had some kind of burn discomfort !

Thanks for that it made my day.

Ken.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 13, 2009 05:33PM)
No problem Ken, it was Amazing to see!!!
Message: Posted by: lebowski (Nov 13, 2009 11:56PM)
Hey T-Ray, I was by the other day and the place was locked up. What hours are the Venice Beach Freakshow open?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 14, 2009 03:40AM)
Right now we are guaranteed to be open 11am-7pm on the weekends. Your best bet is to call first.


B.
Message: Posted by: oddityprodigy (Nov 14, 2009 03:58PM)
This is an actual question and not an attack of any kind; how come you are only open on weekends? Seems like Venice Beach is a big tourist spot where you could do at least some weekday business.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 15, 2009 12:43AM)
We are open some weekdays......however in the fall/winter, it gets very slow on the boardwalk. Next week and the following week, we will be open Weds-Sun. In the summer, we are open everyday.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Nov 15, 2009 07:27PM)
Cool stunt. I wonder if it would be significantly different, in technique, than putting out a torch. (Not to take anything away from Murrigan's accomplishment).
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 15, 2009 10:57PM)
I didn't ask him the details, but it appears to basically be like a torch....you just have to know how to swallow swords first :) He did cough up a good bit of fuel afterwards.....so the fuel obviously goes down with the sword.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 16, 2009 07:29AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-14 16:58, oddityprodigy wrote:
This is an actual question and not an attack of any kind...
[/quote]

So.. you finally admit that your presence here is for nothing other than to start trouble? Glad to hear you being honest about your intentions. Now I can have you reported.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 16, 2009 09:07AM)
Looking at it I should have worried about the flame staying alight at the point of the sword when swallowed !

You know that shudder feeling you get when the tip hits the wall,,,well imagine if it were alight,,,God forbid.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 16, 2009 06:24PM)
That would not be good :(

I don't know if there are any baseball fans here, but we had some special guests come through the Freakshow this weekend..... Jose Canseco and his daughter. His daughter was determined to go in.....she pulled out her own money and paid for everyone!!! They loved the show, especially Rocky The 5 Legged Dog, Myrtle and Squirtle the Two Headed Turtle and The Sideshow Teen Sensation.... :) The Freak Prodigy AKA. Brett Loudermilk!! She thought he was cute...........Another Satisfied Customer!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 16, 2009 06:53PM)
Sideshow teen sensation?

I don't know about that but Jose dropped a 50 on the bladebox (so I had a steak dinner). Indeed another satisfied customer.
Message: Posted by: Martin_Ling (Nov 16, 2009 07:26PM)
Brett were you in the box, in your knickers?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 16, 2009 10:22PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-16 20:26, Martin_Ling wrote:
Brett were you in the box, in your knickers?
[/quote]

You know me too well.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 17, 2009 03:26AM)
Has anyone seen this video? It includes some great footage of a Human Furnace and an old version of the eye hooks......there is an amazing balancing goat and appearing trained birds.....many cool things...check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BW5329viMA
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 17, 2009 06:50AM)
Maybe someone can shed light on this but from my research, this was the original way to perform the eye lifting stunt.

Using a coin with a small metal ring or hook soldiered (I don't think that is the proper term, Nips?) to it.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 17, 2009 08:13AM)
True.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 17, 2009 10:07AM)
Those are ocular caps he is using. Probably a coin forged into a slight cup shape. He puts the coin/disc on top of his eyeball and pulls his eyelids over the coin. It's the squeezing of the eyelids that gives it away, the tension of his eyelid muscles is keeping the coin/disc in place. Thus it's really his eyelid muscles doing the work. Very different from eyelid hooking entirely.

And Brett, soldiering is what the Army does.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 17, 2009 10:49AM)
Nipps, that's what they used to do. They used shaped coins, or at least bands that enabled even distribution of pressure, across the back of the eyelid.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 17, 2009 12:28PM)
This method makes sense, and I would suppose (assume) that it would make an easier lift than the hooks. Harley, have you ever tried this method?
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 17, 2009 12:32PM)
I worked out several other methods, each requiring different performance style. This one, I deliberately avoided. I didn't want to gaff it, or have to switch out sets of hooks.

One version involved a gaffed eye, that popped out and rolled away. It was pretty funny, but strayed too far from stunt.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 17, 2009 06:26PM)
Harley, I would love to see the eyeball version!! Did ya'll check out the Goat's balancing act?
Message: Posted by: FacadeTheStiltBoy (Nov 17, 2009 06:30PM)
Who knows, I might have one ready for the SSG next year. My wife said it's ok for me to have a goat. I'm not sure that the hotel would be too happy with me bringing one into the room though.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 17, 2009 07:26PM)
I like the goat a lot. Goats are inherently funny.

There's a lot to be learned from Indian street performance. I'd love to learn cups and balls in that style.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 17, 2009 08:02PM)
More goats, this time with a monkey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODfNCouWB-4
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 17, 2009 08:39PM)
Go for it ! :) Get one like this one and call it The LIVING SATYR!!! He once was an Amazing Acrobat and Gymnast, but because of his obsessions, he was TRAPPED IN THE BODY OF A GOAT!!! SEE HIM INSIDE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06CvUjLgK5g&feature=related

Here's another myth proven true......an Insane Prince TRAPPED IN THE BODY OF A FROG......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9twYe_vuAmA&feature=response_watch

Did you hear??? 2012 is coming fast!!!!! :) It's getting Stranger Everyday Day!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 17, 2009 11:51PM)
[quote]
On 2008-05-10 10:35, thegreatnippulini wrote:
I'll tell ya what.... if this thread gets to 20, I'll come out and do a show with you.
[/quote]

Nipps.....when are you coming out to perform??? :)
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 18, 2009 07:01AM)
Awww geez......


I meant 20 years old, yeah... that's the ticket! Yeah.... I'll bring my wife.. M-M-Morgan... Fairchild... yeah that's it.

We'll talk.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 18, 2009 07:14AM)
I love Jon Lovitz... He's an awesome lounge singer.

Nips, I'll be seeing you soon! You can sleep on my floor.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Nov 18, 2009 07:20AM)
Did you know he got that bit from Bugs Bunny?

Your floor.... I'll wait for the snarky comments from Ken or Harley.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Nov 18, 2009 07:32AM)
Bugs Bunny was a lounge singer?

;)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 26, 2009 11:44AM)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 28, 2009 10:45PM)
Folks, make sure you come through the Freakshow tomorrow......we have a special guest visiting from NYC....EAK THE GEEK!!!!!!!!!!! Eak ate light bulbs......did the bed of nails......mouse trap on tongue, etc. and did GREAT today.....tomorrow is his last day with us so come through and say hello to a Coney Island Legend :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 30, 2009 09:54PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbernabe/4145373314/
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Dec 1, 2009 07:32AM)
Eak came out?
What fun! We did a couple of shows with Eddie while he was living in Michigan...

And I taught him the mousetrap on tongue!
I never saw that act milked soooo long! Great guy!
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 1, 2009 12:35PM)
:) He did the mousetrap at the beach!!!! He is a great guy and has tons of stories!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 1, 2009 12:43PM)
Woah! Gywd... Really?
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 1, 2009 01:14PM)
Yeah, but I taught Gwyd pretty near everything, so I should get credit for Eaks' education.

BTW, I am completely kidding here folks.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Dec 1, 2009 01:49PM)
Yep Brett...You are indirectly responsible for Eak doing mousetraps.
It was awesome! He saw me do it and asked if I would teach him. I did and he walked around for the next hour and a half snapping mousetraps on his tongue (Working the crowd outside the show)
He managed to do it eight times in that 1 1/2 hours.
Perhaps a bit much for his first night out...He was quiet for almost 15 minutes!


And Nips...The things that you taught me...Probably not best discussed in a public forum!!
G
Message: Posted by: julieannjohnson (Dec 3, 2009 03:26AM)
Freak Prodigy, Thanks for the link to the Goat and Monkey on a rope at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODfNCouWB-4

and the balancing goat at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BW5329viMA

Those were awesome.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 3, 2009 03:48AM)
Thanks for thanking me and reposting the links...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 3, 2009 08:44PM)
Has anyone been to this site?

http://www.thetallestman.com/sultankosen.htm
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 14, 2009 07:12PM)
Check out this article on our new pet Cheech and Chong the Two-Headed Six-legged Turtle!!!!

http://www.sphere.com/weird-news/article/two-headed-six-legged-turtle-finds-home-at-venice-beach-freakshow/19263752
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 17, 2009 01:39PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44733975@N03/4151785768/sizes/o/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 25, 2009 12:17PM)
MERRY CHRISTMAS from The FREAKSHOW!!!!! :) My wife got me the best present ever this year....a TWO HEADED FISH that is ALIVE!!!!!! I have looked for one of these fish for years.....NOW you can meet them in The FREAKSHOW!!! We hope you all are having a Wonderful Holiday and that the New Year brings all you could ever dream of.......
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 29, 2009 10:31PM)
Well....we had another guy pass out today....this time it was during Brett's Human Blockhead act!!! Do many of you get people passing out during your shows???
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Dec 29, 2009 11:02PM)
Yeah, that guy! What a p!sser!
Message: Posted by: MagiciennesUnlimited (Dec 30, 2009 02:16AM)
Hehehe...Awesome.

Sometimes people get real queasy with me...no urine yet...I bow to ya B.

I made Peter Loughren's wife wretch in the washroom after seeing me perform. Rocked my night. ;p
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 1, 2010 03:38AM)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 2, 2010 11:22PM)
HOLY TWO-HEADED COW!!! We had a HUGE day today!!! With the Rose Bowl game and a few extra million people in town, we raked them in...packed from the front to the back....Brett didn't beat his blade box record, but he got close :) We also picked up a new friend today.......a Man with 12 fingers and 12 toes!!!!! Come SEE us tomorrow if you are town.....
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 3, 2010 04:23AM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-03 00:22, T-RAY wrote:
HOLY TWO-HEADED COW!!! We had a HUGE day today!!! With the Rose Bowl game and a few extra million people in town, we raked them in...packed from the front to the back....Brett didn't beat his blade box record, but he got close :) We also picked up a new friend today.......a Man with 12 fingers and 12 toes!!!!! Come SEE us tomorrow if you are town.....
[/quote]

Well, getting 6 Jacksons in one day for the blade box isn't that bad, I think my pitch still needs work though...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 3, 2010 10:48PM)
Brett, did you see this video of you and Asia? These guys run a clothing company in Canada......

http://www.higginsith.com/2010/01/02/rodeo-drive-and-venice-beach/
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Jan 4, 2010 03:20AM)
Nice Tits Brett ! Think Im falling in luv.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 7, 2010 02:09AM)
Kondini, please tell me you were talking about Brett's shoes using an English slang term........because that's my daughter in the Electric Chair. Asia is 17 years old and possibly the Youngest Professional Sideshow Performer on Earth. I'll need to check with Brett to be sure about that one....... :)
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Jan 7, 2010 03:37AM)
Olde UK expression for what a fine daughter you have !!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 7, 2010 11:29PM)
OK......I'll let you slide on that one! By the way, I finally found that TMZ video....check it out at 18:10.....

http://www.tmz.com/videos?mediaKey=84bf5d6e-b53f-4bf2-b270-c725c2582888&isShareURL=true

Myrtle and Squirtle are officially famous now :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 10, 2010 01:28AM)
Check out this video of what we do between shows INSIDE......
MEET DIGGER The PAIN PROOF MAN from Scotland!!!
This is how he entertains the kids :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgNx0fjURTg

FOLKS, for One Dollar you can staple his stomach, chest or back.......For Five Dollars, you can staple that cheek up there, or that cheek down there.....for Ten Dollars, you can staple his tongue.......for Twenty Dollars, you can staple his Forehead..........NOW.....If you want to staple anything under the kilt ladies, you can negotiate that with him INSIDE......... :) WHOLESOME FAMILY FUN :) DON'T MISS IT!!!!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 13, 2010 03:42AM)
Folks, the Freakshow now has a Facebook.


Just sayin'.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 13, 2010 08:57AM)
Just added it this morning!
All the cool kids should do it.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Jan 13, 2010 10:49AM)
Done and did.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 18, 2010 11:37AM)
We had a GREAT weekend!!! One of our best line ups happened.....SEE BRETT LOUDERMILK The SWORD SWALLOWER.....WATCH The FIRE EATER.....LADY TWISTO The RUBBER GIRL and ELECTRA The ELECTRIC LADY.......Meet LARRY The WOLF BOY---one of the WORLD FAMOUS MEXICAN WOLF BOYS.....WITNESS MURRUGUN The MYSTIC stick a steel skewer through his entire body from FRONT to BACK!!! Wait until you MEET DIGGER The PAIN PROOF MAN from Scotland......You won't Believe your eyes when you SEE The Man they call THE CREATURE--a man that looks VERY DIFFERENT from you and me (he even has 67 piercings just in his face!!!).....and last but not least, SEE The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD :) Once you're done with the LIVE SHOW, go over to SEE 10 ANIMALS With TWO HEADS that are ALIVE, ALIVE, ALIVE!!!!! SEE The TWO-HEADED TURTLES...The TWO-HEADED SNAKES.....The TWO-HEADED FISH.....The TWO-HEADED BEARDED DRAGONS......and so many MORE!!!!! PET ROCKY The DOG with FIVE LEGS and FLUFFY The FIVE LEGGED PUPPY......SEE The MEXICAN WALKING FISH and The IGUANA with TWO TAILS....They're ALL INSIDE!!!! FOLKS, I haven't even told you ONE FIFTH of what's INSIDE.....GO IN NOW and YOU CAN SEE IT ALL :)

All I want to know is WHY did it have to rain today???
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 18, 2010 11:46AM)
Hey! I just got a mexican walking fish this weekend! Super cool! Mine is just a little baby though...Only an inch long. Can't wait for him to grow up!
You might want to look into one of these though...
http://www.neonmice.com
As soon as they are available, I'll be getting some.
And you could sell them in the gift shop!
G
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 18, 2010 12:29PM)
Thanks! That is a great link!!!!! The Mexican Walking Fish is a very unusual animal...Brett turned me onto them and we have had ours for a few years. It is albino and about 8 inches long. What's interesting about them is that they can regenerate complete limbs. If you cut off their leg, they will grow back a complete working leg....bones, muscles and all. I haven't tested this, because I can't bring myself to, but it has been done. Supposedly, they only live in the wild in one body of water in Mexico and are headed towards extinction in the wild. Make sure you keep yours in spring water only...tap water will hurt them and kill them. They are very sensitive to it. Also, they prefer cooler water, so don't put them in the window where the sun will heat up the water. I mainly feed mine blood worms. If you watch them closely, they are very intelligent....almost psychic :) Thanks again for that link!!
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Jan 18, 2010 12:49PM)
Send em to me I will supply the chips.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 18, 2010 12:56PM)
Thanks Todd! I heard about the regeneration as well, but I am not testing it. Mine is standard wild colored and munching away at bloodworms like they are spaghetti. I have it in cured tap water (same as I use for my fish) but will switch to spring today. He's in a nice cool spot that never gets above 68 degrees. Thanks much for the advice!
Will definately have to watch for the psychic abilities. As weird as they are, I believe it!
I came across some this weekend at a reptile expo that have jellyfish dna spliced in...They glow like the mice. I have some contact info if you would be interested.
G
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 18, 2010 01:34PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-18 12:37, T-RAY wrote:
We had a GREAT weekend!!! One of our best line ups happened.....SEE BRETT LOUDERMILK The SWORD SWALLOWER.....WATCH The FIRE EATER.....LADY TWISTO The RUBBER GIRL and ELECTRA The ELECTRIC LADY.......Meet LARRY The WOLF BOY---one of the WORLD FAMOUS MEXICAN WOLF BOYS.....WITNESS MURRUGUN The MYSTIC stick a steel skewer through his entire body from FRONT to BACK!!! Wait until you MEET DIGGER The PAIN PROOF MAN from Scotland......You won't Believe your eyes when you SEE The Man they call THE CREATURE--a man that looks VERY DIFFERENT from you and me (he even has 67 piercings just in his face!!!).....and last but not least, SEE The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD :) Once you're done with the LIVE SHOW, go over to SEE 10 ANIMALS With TWO HEADS that are ALIVE, ALIVE, ALIVE!!!!! SEE The TWO-HEADED TURTLES...The TWO-HEADED SNAKES.....The TWO-HEADED FISH.....The TWO-HEADED BEARDED DRAGONS......and so many MORE!!!!! PET ROCKY The DOG with FIVE LEGS and FLUFFY The FIVE LEGGED PUPPY......SEE The MEXICAN WALKING FISH and The IGUANA with TWO TAILS....They're ALL INSIDE!!!! FOLKS, I haven't even told you ONE FIFTH of what's INSIDE.....GO IN NOW and YOU CAN SEE IT ALL :)

All I want to know is WHY did it have to rain today???
[/quote]

And to top that off, I had another fainter. This one bled!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 18, 2010 01:44PM)
I would be very interested!
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 18, 2010 01:53PM)
I'll get it for you tonight!
'Grats of the fainter/bleeder Brett!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jan 18, 2010 02:40PM)
Gwyd, try out distilled water and/or de-ionized water. The distilled is the most basic and pure of the marketable water, no minerals or contaminants.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Jan 18, 2010 10:46PM)
You might wanna check to make sure distilled is safe for them--I've been told that in humans and other animals drinking it can leach out minerals we need.

Gwyd, is that contact info different that what is on the site? If so, I'd love to have it, too.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 18, 2010 11:44PM)
I have kept mine in spring water for 3 years and it's fine, so you can trust that. The tap water will damage it's gills for sure.
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 19, 2010 07:23AM)
The glowing Axolotl is through someone different.Trying to find the info- Misplaced it somewhere. Hopefully it will show up today.
I'll send it to both of you.
G
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 21, 2010 02:30AM)
Any luck?
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jan 21, 2010 07:13AM)
Not yet.
It is on a sheet of paper somewhere. If I don't find it today, I'll talk to some of my friends that were at the reptile expo with me to see if they have it.
G
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 1, 2010 02:11AM)
The ENIGMA and the rest of The Show Devils came through The Freakshow today. They are cool as Hell!!! They helped us draw a crowd and even joined in some Staple Gun Fun :)
My friend (and possible relative) Fred Olen Ray also came through today with his family (his kids are definitely "With it"). Fred wrote a great book on Grind Shows that must be had! I forgot to get him to autograph my copy! Here's a great video of him getting ready to sell a Shrunken Head!!!
http://www.weirdamerica.com/2007/07/20/weird-america-fred-olen-ray/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 4, 2010 01:42PM)
Any have experience preserving GIANT SQUIDS???? I'm talking about one that's around 8 feet long.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 16, 2010 11:22AM)
WOW!!! We had a GREAT Holiday weekend!!!!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!! We needed it :) Valentine's Day was our biggest day EVER so far!!! FREAK LOVE was in the air..........The Mardi Gras parade came through and we all ROCKED The Block.....INSIDE, we had the Treeman.....the Fire Eater....The Pain Proof Men from Scotland.....The Rubber Girl.....The Snake Lady.....the Fire Juggler.....the Electric Lady.....the Human Blockhead Supreme (6 nails and a drill bit)......and the Strong Man. We did a three man bed of nails sandwich while Rick juggled Flaming Torches on TOP!!!! I talked the front until my voice box bled.......and then went home with a smile on my face :) The FREAKSHOW is ALIVE!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Feb 16, 2010 12:03PM)
Hello Todd:

Looks like Valentines day was a banner day for the show, CONGRATS!!!!! I saw your post on Feb 6, about giant squids. A friend of mine toured with a giant octopus back in 2006. his show is featured on sideshoworld.com. Look up giant octopus/ Anatomy of a side show. It shows the building of the whole show , Sam no longer owns the show but, I am sure Sam will be able to answer some questions . May the tips be pleantiful and the spending heavy.

ROD
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 16, 2010 12:24PM)
Thanks! I've seen his show and remember when he was building it. Do you have his contact information?
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Feb 16, 2010 12:40PM)
Yes, I will PM you.

Rod
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Feb 16, 2010 01:08PM)
[quote]
On 2010-02-04 14:42, T-RAY wrote:
Any have experience preserving GIANT SQUIDS???? I'm talking about one that's around 8 feet long.
[/quote]
Humboldt Squid I'm guessing?
Still trying to find the info for the glowing walking fish...Grrr....
Gwyd
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 17, 2010 12:50AM)
Thanks again!
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Feb 24, 2010 07:53AM)
Todd, Rocky's big brother?
http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2010/02/22/giant-george-is-officially-the-worlds-tallest-dog/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 24, 2010 12:13PM)
:) That dog is HUGE!!! If he had a leg growing out of his head, then it would really be a story!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Feb 24, 2010 12:21PM)
World's Largest Dog!..

any one of us, in a cage.

except for Brett. He'd have to put on 50 lbs to qualify.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 24, 2010 06:50PM)
Check this out......The rain was coming down.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j3WRxkPNbk&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 27, 2010 07:28PM)
Well....we got rained out again today!!! BUT.....we took the whole crew to Ripley's in Hollywood to celebrate Sword Swallower's Day and Brett Loudermilk did his thing :) Brett even swallowed a sword and then turned it completely around in his throat!!! It was a ton of fun and made up for the rainy day......Did anyone else celebrate today????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 28, 2010 10:41AM)
...Nobody????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 4, 2010 11:58AM)
For anyone still interested in The Strange and The Unusual........
........A LIVING CYCLOPS CALF has been FOUND!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: jondark445 (Mar 4, 2010 02:30PM)
Living cyclops calf.....no pix????!!!!????

I might be coming out your way to do some book signings in late spring/early summer....

--Tony Gangi
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 5, 2010 10:37PM)
Definitely come through! I saw your book today and appreciate the mention!!!! The book looks great!!!
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 6, 2010 10:03AM)
You can't post pics of your items or someone will use them for there FB profile --- Just Joking!
Message: Posted by: jondark445 (Mar 6, 2010 02:20PM)
Todd:

Thanks so much.....sorry we were never able to touch base....hopefully I'll get my butt out there....I'm dying to see your place....

Will:

True story....I'm at a magic lecture the other night...and before the lecture starts I hear someone talking about how they got a nasal infections when they "did it." Coming into the middle of it, I asked "were you doing blockhead?" The guy said yes, so I showed him my card, which features the x-ray I had taken of my head with the nail driven home (the x-ray I used--to my mother's chagrin--as my author photo for my book CARNY SIDESHOWS). The guy looks at the card and says "oh, man, you know I'm going to steal this..." He was deadly serious. I took the card back.

--Tony
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 6, 2010 02:32PM)
Tony, That is a sad story, but having been to many magic clubs, I am sure it is true. My comment was in reference to a BS on-line drama that happened on FB and another list. I was just stirring the pot a little! Thanks for the story, Will
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 6, 2010 11:33PM)
Fellas, try to come through in the next 10 days.......we have some special guest including LIL' MISS FIREFLY -The SMALLEST WOMAN in SIDESHOW.......Barely 2 ft Small!!......She eats FIRE.....she's BREATHES FIRE.....she EATS LIGHT BULBS while she walks on BROKEN GLASS!!! SEE JACKIE The HUMAN TRIPOD.....She was Born Very Different from you and me while gifted with AMAZING TALENTS and SKILLS.....LISTEN as she makes Beautiful Music with her Heavenly voice....SEE Her Spin and Flip her body while performing unusual Martial Arts including Breaking Boards with HER HEAD :) WITNESS AMIR THE EGYPTIAN STRONG MAN.....His UNBELIEVABLE Strength must Come from The GODS.....It MUST BE SEEN To BELIEVE!!!! STAND next to The TREE MAN......a Man as TALL AS A TREE and seemingly from OUTER SPACE!!!!!! SEE The Rest of the show including ASIA RAY The RUBBER GIRL (The Youngest Professional Sideshow Performer on Earth), BRETT LOUDERMILK The WORLD FAMOUS SWORD SWALLOWER, ELECTRA The ELECTRIC LADY and The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD....THEY'RE ALL INSIDE!!! You'll SEE a FULL Ten in One SIDESHOW before you SEE OVER 60 STRANGE CREATURES, ODDITIES, and ATTRACTIONS including OVER 10 ANIMALS With TWO HEADS That Are ALIVE!!!! ALIVE!!!! ALIVE!!!! COME IN and PET ROCKY The DOG With FIVE LEGS!!! BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!!! LOOK At The Top Of those Stairs and You Will SEE BRIANNA BELLADONNA.....You've SEEN Her in LAS VEGAS......NOW SEE Her LIVE at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!! LISTEN FOLKS.....Get that $5 Starbucks coffee tomorrow.....TODAY is The Day that you SEE One of the Last Living FREAKSHOWS IN AMERICA!!!
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 7, 2010 06:11AM)
I wish I could! It sounds like the greatest line-up out there! Congrat's on a All Star line-up. It must be great to work in the Sunny Ca were you can run your show year round! (the land of granola - if you are not a Fruit or Nut then you are definitely a Flake) Want to ship some of your spare sunshine to Brooklyn and the CI shows can get a early start. We are going to need it to catch up with your amazing show!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 7, 2010 11:08AM)
Will, my Daughter Asia was born in Coney Island Hospital, so we have a special place in our heart for Coney Island.....Venice is even called the Coney Island of the Pacific :) It is fun in the sun......lately, it's been pain in the rain...Come Down when you can!!!!!
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 10, 2010 11:01AM)
I will make out to your left coast show someday! Coney is a special place, but seems like you have a reason for it to be extra special!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 10, 2010 11:51PM)
Check out this article a local writer did on the FREAKSHOW!!!

http://blogtownbycjg.blogspot.com/2010/03/wild-weird-wonderful-venice-beach-freak.html
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 11, 2010 05:01AM)
Wow, what a lot of great ink! Hopefully, Sideshow World can post a link to the story!
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Mar 11, 2010 02:44PM)
Show looks really good Todd!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 12, 2010 01:48AM)
Thank you Kevin!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 13, 2010 11:36PM)
The sun was shining today!!! Hallelujah!!!!!! Lil' Miss Firefly is still in town and the kids are loving her.......make sure you come down to say hi to the Smallest Fire Breather on Planet Earth :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 15, 2010 02:40AM)
http://www.hulu.com/watch/17087/independence-day-freak-show
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 17, 2010 11:38PM)
I'm not sure what this person is talking about in this photo........

http://tweetphoto.com/14173220
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Mar 18, 2010 04:06AM)
The woman that posted that photo is a well known TV host, fashion journalist and stylist. It looks like she does a lot of stuff on E!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 18, 2010 10:16PM)
The Freakshow has all the celebrities tripping out!!!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 19, 2010 01:26AM)
Here's another video of John Bradshaw's show in Coney Island......I am so proud to own the Otis Jordan banner and the Sword Swallower banner from this show.....Thank you Fredini for posting this!!!!! You can see these banners in The Venice Beach Freakshow today!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/fredini#p/a/u/1/2NDwGkaVU9c
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 19, 2010 11:44PM)
Today was a FUN DAY!!!!!!! Patricia Arquette came through the Freakshow with her daughter and LOVED IT!!!! Then, something happened that I never thought I would see........Me and JIMI HENDRIX got into a shouting match over his amp volume!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to tell him that I'm a BIG FAN, but that the kids couldn't hear about all the Two-Headed Animals and Unique Performers. His manager tried to step in my face.....that didn't work....luckily it was all resolved.....Venice Beach can be a trip :) Tomorrow we do it again........
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Mar 20, 2010 10:47AM)
Todd, Arguing with a long dead rock star. What type of mushrooms are you folks consuming on the West coast these days? Instead of Venice Beach being a trip, it sounds more like a "Long Strange Trip".
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 21, 2010 12:29AM)
It was a Hendrix impersonator........great musicians......just too close to the Freakshow!!!
Message: Posted by: reese (Mar 21, 2010 02:13AM)
Most of us understood that reference from the get-go...

Yrs, tired of the 'freaky california thing' (slam)

fk'um.

g'luck.

see ya!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 26, 2010 01:21AM)
Well FOLKS!!!! STEP UP JUST A LITTLE CLOSER.............I am proud to announce that we now have TWO Sword Swallowers at The FREAKSHOW. Brett Loudermilk, who you all know---a World Record Holder and International Sword Swallowing Superstar........and our newest member Miss Brianna Belladonna!!!!
NOW....One of only 12 Female Sword Swallowers in The WORLD!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38856644@N02/4434383136/sizes/l/

OVER 60 STRANGE CREATURES, STRANGE PEOPLE, and STRANGE PERFORMERS!!!!
10 ANIMALS WITH TWO-HEADS That Are ALIVE!!!! ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!!!
ROCKY The FIVE-LEGGED DOG!!!! HE'S INSIDE!!!!
SEE a FULL CIRCUS SIDESHOW and ALL These UNUSUAL ATTRACTIONS Under ONE ROOF!!!!!
WELCOME To The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 27, 2010 02:37AM)
WHY????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue6H8Rj9HHo
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Mar 28, 2010 09:30AM)
Why? The answer is simple. A cow that special, you don't eat all at once!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 29, 2010 12:42AM)
:)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29634984@N03/4468657595/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 1, 2010 08:47PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bukanza/4249373749/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 4, 2010 12:20AM)
Make sure you check us out on the Fine Living Network :) We did a special with them called the Freakiest Vacations....here's a link to the schedule.....I know this is everyone's favorite network!! :)

http://www.fineliving.com/fine/our_specials/episode/0,1663,FINE_5916_68005,00.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 4, 2010 11:54PM)
I saw the show last night on the Fine Living Network and it was GREAT!!! Brett got some amazing shots of his Sword Swallowing and they even called the Freakshow "The Freakiest Destination in AMERICA!!!!" On another note, check this article on AOL about Murrugun's new ROCKET POWERED SWORD SWALLOW!!!

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/04/04/man-swallows-rocket-powered-sword/19420810/
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Apr 6, 2010 10:27PM)
The Venice Beach Freakshow is a great place. Why haven't I heard of it before now?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 6, 2010 11:11PM)
:) I don't know Todd.....your schedule is very busy???

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakeviramontez/4475808462/sizes/o/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 19, 2010 12:05AM)
http://twitpic.com/1gpcqt
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 22, 2010 01:16AM)
WELCOME TO THE FREAKSHOW!!!!!

http://decluttr.com/4509859410_white
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 30, 2010 06:59PM)
Check it out.....here's a preview of the Freakiest Vacations show that features The Freakshow! Our part starts around 2:18. Brett got in a great sword swallow and the Pain Proof Man made few extra $20 :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1XrfG-4P4&feature=player_embedded
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 7, 2010 11:49AM)
Check out the new issue of Bizarre Magazine!!! We got a six page spread and it looks great!!! They even called us California's Trippiest Tourist Attraction!!!!!!! Everybody in the show got great shots and stories......... :)
Let Your Freak Flag Fly!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 7, 2010 06:22PM)
Here's a little look at the first two pages of the article......

http://maxdolberg.blogspot.com/2010/05/venice-beach-freakshow.html
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (May 8, 2010 10:53PM)
Congrats Todd!!! I cant wait to pick up a copy and I hope it has lots of pictures of your museum!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 9, 2010 04:13AM)
Any one know if this mag is available in the UK?


Nearly made a right tit of myself … then I looked at the blog site and saw that it says the "for The U.K.'s Bizarre Magazine"

So I am guessing it is available in the UK!

Dave “the tit” Matkin signing off ….Na-Nu Na-Nu" [pronounced "nah-noo nah-noo (isnt cut and paste great!)]
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 9, 2010 10:10PM)
It is available in the UK....here's a link to their website.....I hope that helps!!!

http://www.bizarremag.com/weird-news/latest-news/9331/new_issue.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 10, 2010 12:06AM)
Thanks Kevin!! It does have a bunch of Great photos!!! I can email you a scan of it if you would like me to.
Message: Posted by: Fitz (May 11, 2010 03:29PM)
Just wanted to say thanks to T-Ray for the unofficial tour of the Freakshow! That place is fantastic!!

Let me know if you'd like some help with your audio visual needs, I'll even come install it...

Fitz
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 11, 2010 05:25PM)
Thanks for coming through Fitz!!! It was great to meet everyone. I'll keep you posted on the sound system, etc. I am going to need everything within a few weeks.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2010 05:41PM)
When did ^that^ happen?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 11, 2010 05:46PM)
Weren't you there???
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2010 06:13PM)
I guess not...
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (May 11, 2010 06:17PM)
You're not quite sure?
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 11, 2010 06:30PM)
Me? No, never...
Message: Posted by: Fitz (May 12, 2010 12:09AM)
We will back in town for 2 shows this weekend, let me know if you would like to come see it. The shows will be on Friday night and Saturday night, I don't have the locations at home... I think Saturday is at Biola University? Send me a PM if you guys are interested. You can find out more about the show here http://www.andrekole.org

Fitz
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 12, 2010 09:40AM)
Fitz, I didn't realize that Andre was such a well known magician! Which show is close to LA?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 12, 2010 02:12PM)
Check out this Amazing animal that lives right under our feet.......Not Two-Headed, but STRANGE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEa3_mlCX9g&feature=related
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 26, 2010 01:07AM)
Well Friends.....Luck is on my side this week! My sister just called me to tell me that in a new batch of chickens she just got, she got a CHICKEN With THREE WINGS!!!! ALIVE!!!! All the wings are perfect and WORK!! :) The baby is only about 6 weeks old but doing well and will be home with me in a few weeks.......Hallelujah!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 31, 2010 01:39AM)
Folks....LARRY The WOLF BOY is back at The FREAKSHOW!!! Make sure you come through to say hello!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 1, 2010 02:55AM)
We had a great weekend!!! Check out this photo of Brett and Brianna in a Battle of Swords while Larry the WOLF BOY watches!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29849820@N07/4658842794/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 1, 2010 05:16PM)
Here's another great shot!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28029467@N07/4659053108/sizes/l/

The front is going to be growing soon!!!
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 1, 2010 05:30PM)
[quote]
On 2010-06-01 18:16, T-RAY wrote:
Here's another great shot!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28029467@N07/4659053108/sizes/l/

The front is going to be growing soon!!!
[/quote]

WoW!....Todd truly impressive!...I've always dreamnt of selling Ads and or having Coporate sponsors....Bravo!, You my Freind are without a Doubt leading the way!...many congrats and wishing you continued success!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 2, 2010 01:44AM)
Thank you Jim!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 3, 2010 11:55PM)
Here's more GREAT PHOTOS of The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!

http://excitableboy.smugmug.com/Life-in-La-La-Land/Freakshow/12154464_LdY9J#864519807_XGyrV
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 7, 2010 12:14AM)
...and some more.....

http://as-of-yet-untitled.deviantart.com/#/d2r7j54
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 17, 2010 07:27PM)
Well Folks, we have added another Strange Creature to The FREAKSHOW........a TWO-HEADED ALBINO HOGNOSE SNAKE!!!!! They are UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The only one ever documented in HISTORY and you can SEE THEM ALIVE!!!!! Also, LARRY The WOLF BOY and The MAN They Call The CREATURE will both be back at The FREAKSHOW starting tomorrow!!! SEE IT TO BELIEVE!!!!! SEE The LARGEST COLLECTION of LIVING TWO-HEADED ANIMALS In The WORLD!!!! SEE The RUBBER GIRL.....The SWORD SWALLOWER.....The FIRE EATER.....The ELECTRIC LADY......The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD......The INDESTRUCTIBLE WOMAN.......The WILD WOMAN From BONEO......The SNAKE LADY and The WOLF BOY From MEXICO.....MEET The CREATURE.....They're ALL LIVE and They are ALL INSIDE!!!! COME IN NOW and SEE IT ALL!!!!!

http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/snakes/378315-two-headed-albino-hognose-snake.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 21, 2010 02:09AM)
The California girls are hitting the beach!!! Make sure you come SEE The FREAKSHOW!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwE-SLnLkqY&feature=topvideos
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 22, 2010 11:31PM)
http://www.bizarremag.com/weird-news/bizarre-life/9601/venice_beach_freakshow.html
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Jun 23, 2010 08:06AM)
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On 2010-06-23 00:31, T-RAY wrote:
http://www.bizarremag.com/weird-news/bizarre-life/9601/venice_beach_freakshow.html
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Nice press!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 23, 2010 09:26PM)
Thanks! Here's another interesting one.

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/venice-beach-freakshow

The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW
:) Setting trends through Wonder and Curiosity :)
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Jun 24, 2010 04:01AM)
Todd,
I just picked up a copy of the new Bizarre today and your show looks great! Congrats and a great job as you should be proud! I would love to hear more about the wagon your animals are kept in as I'm a HUGE Tim Burton fan! Keep up the good work!
Kevin
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 24, 2010 10:46PM)
Kevin, one of my good friends is a prop designer for Tim Burton and created the circus wagon with me for the Freakshow. He also painted our Strange Creatures banner and made some amazing devil heads that are on each side of the stage. He is currently helping me create six 20 ft. banners for the front of the new show!!! He also built almost all of Tim Burton's creatures for his MOMA exhibit in NYC a couple of months ago. Here's a link to check it out....

http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/81
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 25, 2010 11:57AM)
Folks, here's a video of the TWO-HEADED ALBINO HOGNOSED SNAKE!!! Possibly The RAREST SNAKE On EARTH!!!! Check it out.....

http://www.youtube.com/venicebeachfreakshow#p/a/u/0/HMDcKwV9sBs
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Jun 25, 2010 01:32PM)
Beautiful!
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Jun 25, 2010 02:08PM)
Eating good? Certainly looks like it!
I am envious.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jun 25, 2010 02:26PM)
Wow.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 26, 2010 02:00AM)
Fellas, they are truly BEAUTIFUL....very healthy....and eating well. Their names are LENNY and SQUIGGY and they are 9 months old. So far, so good.....Squiggy randomly opens his mouth, but my vet says it doesn't look like any respiratory problems......it appears that his jaw might be slightly deformed and he opens it now and then to realign it.....at least, I hope that's what it is. They are definitely our cutest family member and attraction........Here's some more of the Family.
WITNESS The MAN They Call "THE CREATURE"!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/4733067831/sizes/l/
MEET Mr. LARRY GOMEZ.....One Of The WORLD FAMOUS MEXICAN WOLF BOYS!!!!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/4724886124/sizes/l/
SEE BRIANNA BELLADONNA The INDESTRUCTIBLE WOMAN....One of the Only FEMALE SWORD SWALLOWERS In The WORLD!!!!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/4733068459/sizes/l/
SEE THEM AND MORE INSIDE The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!
You can even have your photo taken with The TALLEST CLOWN On EARTH!!!! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/4724884600/sizes/l/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 27, 2010 01:11AM)
We had a couple of special guests today.....Kat Von D and Nikki Six......they even had to have their photo taken in front of our main banner. They built the tip.....then I brought them in $$$$.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 29, 2010 01:23PM)
Check it out! AOL just did an article on Lenny and Squiggy The TWO-HEADED ALBINO SNAKE!!!

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/two-headed-hognose-snake-is-venice-beach-freakshows-newest-star/19530919
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 1, 2010 01:44PM)
Well Folks, tomorrow night in Hollywood, The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW is opening for JANE'S ADDICTION!!!!! :) I have been a fan of theirs since day one and we are all HYPED to be working with them!!!!!!!!! They are originally from Venice, Ca.!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO-AITnREQI
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 2, 2010 02:34AM)
We've been getting some good press about the new Two-Headed Snake!!!

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/01/two-headed-albino-sn.html

http://www.examiner.com/x-48472-Charleston-Paranormal-Examiner~y2010m7d1-Twoheaded-albino-snake-goes-on-display

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=185183
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jul 2, 2010 11:07AM)
Check this. You might get some very cool inspiration.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10487548.stm?ls
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 3, 2010 02:54AM)
Thanks Harley! We just got back from opening for Jane's Addiction and IT WENT GREAT!!!! We rocked the house and got major praise from the band!!! The crowd went NUTS!!!! :) Welcome to the Freakshow!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 4, 2010 01:15AM)
Does anyone here know who Jane's Addiction is???
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jul 4, 2010 04:54AM)
I'll guess...
They are a spin-off of "The Six Fat Dutchmen"??...only they play Alternative Polka??...Um, do I win the Door prize??
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Jul 4, 2010 07:21AM)
Todd Janes Addiction is one of my all time favorite bands! Wondering who is playing bass with them now? I heard Duff who used to be in Guns and Roses was going to take the job? is this the case? I would have loved to have met Perry Farrel! Congrats!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 4, 2010 10:11AM)
You're close JIm! :) Kevin, Duff is the new bass player and was great. Perry was super nice. I have loved this band since the eighties......their performance was incredible! We were all very proud to get the opportunity just to be on the same stage with them.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 7, 2010 01:17AM)
We almost got mentioned in Rolling Stone!!! The words were right......

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/152800
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 7, 2010 01:23AM)
Here's some more press from the show....

http://blogtownbycjg.blogspot.com/2010/07/live-on-sunset-strip-janes-addiction.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 9, 2010 11:53PM)
Check out Sideshowworld.com.......

http://www.sideshowworld.com/DM&CC-Venice-Beach-Bizarre.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 13, 2010 11:27AM)
We got a nice mention in this AOL article about Two-Headed Cows.....so did Rick West. Rick, how hard was it to care for your Two-Headed Calf?

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/egypts-two-headed-calf-could-be-a-cash-cow/19547587
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Jul 13, 2010 02:14PM)
Just like any calf, it wasn't a big problem until she/they got pneumonia while I was playing some winter dates in Texas. I used penicillin to treat the pneumonia. Bad reaction...dead in the morning.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 13, 2010 07:53PM)
!!!! That had to be a hard hit. What was the reaction from the people who saw them? That had to be CRAZY!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 14, 2010 04:50PM)
FOLKS, we just received one of the STRANGEST CREATURES on EARTH......a TWO-HEADED SIX-LEGGED BEARDED DRAGON!!!!!!! They are ALIVE!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jul 14, 2010 05:19PM)
And with a serious psychiatric case of split personalities! (Sorry couldn’t resist it …. When you say one of and then refer to it as a “they” …. Jokes have to be made!).


But on a serious note – very cool would love to see photos. I am still trying to get work to pay for a course on Irlens Syndrome (has to be done in the USA – specifically in Long Beach California) but as it is £4000 plus accommodation for 2 weeks I am having problems convincing them!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 14, 2010 06:59PM)
Dave....."it" is a "they".......One Organism with Two Personalities......Two Heads--One Body.......Two Souls--One Heart....a Cute Little Living Miracle.

Here's some photos....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/venicebeachfreakshow/4794363333/sizes/l/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/venicebeachfreakshow/4794363745/sizes/l/

I'm trying to come up with names for them....any ideas?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 16, 2010 11:41PM)
Did ya'll see those photos??? They are INCREDIBLE!!!!!! They're eating well.....able to get around fine.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 17, 2010 02:50AM)
MEET The WILD WOMAN From BORNEO!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zollo/4768643420/sizes/l/

I went into the jungle looking for shrunken heads.
I came out with this Strange Woman instead!!! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 19, 2010 03:43PM)
Here's a video of Pancho and Lefty the TWO-HEADED SIX-LEGGED BEARDED DRAGON!!! They just shed and their colors are AMAZING!!! We are very proud of these little guys......check them out.....

http://www.youtube.com/venicebeachfreakshow#p/a/u/0/cMp4S06UqaA
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 20, 2010 01:32PM)
KIDS.....DON'T LET GOOGLE KILL CURIOSITY!!!!! What you have seen ALIVE is one of The RAREST CREATURES ON EARTH!!! A LIVING, BREATHING TWO-HEADED BEARDED DRAGON.....With SIX LEGS!!!! ALIVE!!! Come in NOW!!!! No DIGITAL INFORMATION ALLOWED......ONLY LIVING FREAKS RUNNING AROUND.....with TWO HEADS!!!! ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!! ALIVE!!!! They're ALL INSIDE!!!!! For the price of a coffee at Starbucks, you can get a MEMORY OF A LIFETIME!!! 12 ACTS LIVE ON STAGE.....14 ANIMALS With TWO HEADS ALIVE!!!!! OVER 60 STRANGE CREATURES, ODDITIES and ATTRACTIONS......You will SEE IT ALL INSIDE!!! The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW is the NUMBER ONE CIRCUS SIDESHOW/FREAKSHOW in The WORLD!!! SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!! SEE IT NOW!!!!! You can't even get a Happy meal at McDonald's for $5, but I bet you'll BE HAPPY when you GO INTO THE VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!! We call it the HAPPY DEAL and for $5 you can GO IN RIGHT NOW!!! OH LOOK!!! Did I just SEE The CYCLOPS CHIHUAHUA run by the curtains??? COME ON IN......ONE-EYED JACK is READY TO PLAY and The SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!!!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 21, 2010 01:32PM)
http://www.sideshowworld.com/blowoff-VB-Pancho-Lefty.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 22, 2010 12:15PM)
AOL NEWS just did a story on The TWO-HEADED DRAGONS!!!

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/venice-beach-freakshows-two-headed-six-legged-dragon-is-amazingly-cute/19561048
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 23, 2010 03:55AM)
http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2010/07/22/real-life-two-headed-dragon/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 23, 2010 11:19PM)
We've been getting incredible press around the world for the Two-Headed Dragon!!! Over 30,000 views in one day on youtube!!!!

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/23/two-headed-bearded-d.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 27, 2010 01:06AM)
Check this one out......

http://americanmonsters.com/site/2010/07/two-headed-six-legged-dragon-born-in-ohio/

The Two-Headed Dragon is getting picked up left and right.....the youtube video is at almost 100,000 views. Pancho and Lefty are getting famous :) They are eating well and looking good.

~~~The magic Dragon lives by the sea~~~
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 27, 2010 04:48PM)
Check out the image at #59 (No. 6.).....an Alchemical image that you've got to see.....

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/iconology/imag1.htm
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 30, 2010 12:47PM)
SEE The PRETZEL BOY!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2sb1bkqDls
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 2, 2010 01:06AM)
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Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 2, 2010 02:40AM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leavetheguntakethecannoli/4787048579/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 4, 2010 09:18PM)
The Dragons are doing good.....they stopped eating for a day and gave me a heart attack!!!! Check out this article......

http://www.asylum.com/2010/08/04/two-headed-creatures-take-pet-ownership-to-the-next-level/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 6, 2010 09:35PM)
Here's an article on the Freakshow on Red Bull's magazine site......check it out.....

http://www.chinashopmag.com/2010/08/behind-the-scenes-venice-beach-freakshow/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 15, 2010 10:45AM)
Pancho and Lefty are back to eating well!!!!! :) Hallelujah!!!!!! I will post some new video of them soon. I have never seen a more Magical animal in my life......... Well......maybe this new Strange Creature I just found might run a very close race.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 18, 2010 11:59PM)
We made it into the New Ripley's Believe It Or Not Book!!! Check pages 66-67....they did a full two page spread on us!!! :) I have read these books since I was a kid and I'm very proud to be in this new one!!!!! Go to Barne's and Noble and CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 22, 2010 03:04AM)
Piers Morgan from America's Got Talent came through the Freakshow today. Him and his family loved the show! Mr. Loudermilk did an excellent job and didn't get X-ed! :)
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Aug 23, 2010 06:55AM)
[quote]
On 2010-08-19 00:59, T-RAY wrote:
We made it into the New Ripley's Believe It Or Not Book!!! Check pages 66-67....they did a full two page spread on us!!! :) I have read these books since I was a kid and I'm very proud to be in this new one!!!!! Go to Barne's and Noble and CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!
[/quote]
Yep, saw it the other day whilst looking for the Guinness World Record Book (not out until Sept. 14th)..... impressive. Not as impressive as the photo spread about ME in the GWR book... heh heh, just kidding. I haven't seen mine yet.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 23, 2010 06:11PM)
I'll keep an eye out for it!!!! I was really excited for my daughter Asia......she took some of the photos and got credit in the back of the book. She wants to be a professional photographer, so that was great for her. I printed a copy of it and put it out front of the show so everyone could see it.....it has definitely helped business!! On another note, Space Cowboy's parents came through the Freakshow this weekend and loved it!! They were some of the nicest people I have ever met :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 30, 2010 01:29AM)
David Arquette came through the Freakshow this weekend...he loved it!!! For all you kids out there, Zach and Cody came through also!!! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 1, 2010 07:06PM)
We just got an AMAZING Turtle with TWO FACES!!!!!! .....4 EYES....TWO NOSES.....TWO MOUTHS.......ALIVE!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 2, 2010 09:18PM)
Folks, seeing this Two Faced Turtle Alive is CRAZY!!!!! Two minds in one big skull.......4 eyes on one head.....I believe one of the faces controls most of the body.....when that face was asleep, the body didn't move (even though the other face was awake!). Then the other face woke up and the body started moving!!!!! This little one really is a Living miracle.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 3, 2010 11:04PM)
If I told you that you could SEE 20 animals with Two Heads each that are ALIVE.......would you come in to SEE??
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 4, 2010 12:02PM)
I would, and id pay A LOT more than the admission you charge to get in to see these AMAZING creatures!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 6, 2010 09:39AM)
Thank you Kevin, but you get in Free!! Here's the entrance....COME ON IN!!! :)

http://jpgmag.com/photos/2650762

How are those little babies doing???
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 8, 2010 07:09PM)
As of Today, we have 22 Living Two-Headed Animals!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!! That's 44 Heads on 22 Bodies Thinking and Breathing at the same time! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 9, 2010 02:22AM)
SEE The TWO-FACED TURTLE!!!! ALIVE!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/venicebeachfreakshow/4973548630/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 15, 2010 02:17AM)
Check out this cool photo someone took of The FREAKSHOW!!!!
MEET The CREATURE and The PRETZEL BOY!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21461705@N00/4989352768/
Message: Posted by: Utah_Showman (Sep 15, 2010 04:56PM)
WOW! What a great image.

John
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 16, 2010 03:19AM)
Interesting effect on the photo!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 19, 2010 01:43AM)
Check out this video from Dave Navarro.......we opened for Jane's Addiction and he edited us into the intro!!! This was a fun night!!!!!

http://vimeo.com/13873553
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 6, 2010 04:54PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliedottcom/5043938196/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 12, 2010 03:38AM)
After growing up on Ripley's Believe It Or Not since I was a kid, today one of my dreams came true.....Ripley's did a cartoon on me and the Freakshow!!! How cool is that??!!!!

http://comics.com/ripleys_believe_it_or_not/2010-10-12/
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Oct 12, 2010 10:25AM)
How cool is that?
Super over the top cool!
Congrats!
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Oct 12, 2010 06:24PM)
This is awesome, Folks, come see it in person at the Freakshow!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 13, 2010 01:30AM)
Thank you guys!!!
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Oct 13, 2010 03:58AM)
You should be very proud Todd! Congrats!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 13, 2010 11:21AM)
Kevin, you know I am proud!! Thanks!!! How has everything been going?
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 13, 2010 11:56AM)
Too Cool!!!...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 13, 2010 09:45PM)
Thank you Jim! How's the road been going?
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 14, 2010 01:29AM)
Not too Bad...If I finish up weak, Ripley's could do a cartoon on the BCS..."Most consecutive Blanks!"...Best to you and yours Todd and wishing you continued success...(Hope to everyone at the Gathering)
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 14, 2010 01:31AM)
Correction: (Hope to SEE everyone at the Gathering)....
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Oct 14, 2010 12:53PM)
Everything is goin well here! Jim cant wait to hang out again with you at the gathering this year! Todd wish you we goin!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 15, 2010 03:13PM)
Me too!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 18, 2010 03:11AM)
Check out this guy who can turn his head 180 degrees around!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjRORiMl7E
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 24, 2010 11:25PM)
The guy from the TV show Pawn Stars came through today with some Vegas friends.......said he might have a few Strange Things for sale (not Higley's....just Strange....)
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Oct 25, 2010 10:54AM)
Is Chumley for sale?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 25, 2010 12:51PM)
:)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 27, 2010 01:33AM)
We got a Strange mention in the Huffington Post......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurenne-sala/its-hard-out-here-for-a-h_b_773057.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 29, 2010 12:32AM)
Pancho and Lefty the Two-Headed Six-legged Bearded Dragon is doing well and getting more famous!!!! Last week they were featured in Scholastic's Science World Magazine......it was given out free to almost every middle school and early high school student in the entire country!!!!!!! Of course, the Freakshow was also mentioned which made me HAPPY :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 24, 2010 12:15PM)
More press in the UK.......Check it out.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3244060/Freak-show-owner-has-worlds-largest-collection-of-two-headed-animals.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 25, 2010 10:14AM)
The UK is Loving the FREAKSHOW right now!!!! Here's a new article in the Metro....read by 3 MILLION people daily!!! :)

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/848323-two-headed-animal-freak-show-run-by-former-grammy-winner
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Nov 25, 2010 10:54AM)
Are you making plans to open a Brighton annex?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 26, 2010 11:07AM)
Maybe one in Indonesia??? Check it out......this story is going around the world!!! :)

http://www.tribunnews.com/2010/11/25/todd-ray-beli-kura-kura-berkepala-tiga-rp-180-juta
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 27, 2010 02:35AM)
...literally around the World!!!!

http://www.dnews.de/nachrichten/verrucktes/375110/sammlung-zweikopfiger-tiere-ausgestellt.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 13, 2010 01:59PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosevillains/5209671546/in/photostream/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 13, 2010 02:16PM)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosevillains/5209671546/in/photostream/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 21, 2010 06:28PM)
We are very proud to announce that Joshua Leonard's new film "The Lie" has been accepted into the Sundance Film Festival!! They filmed some of the film inside The Venice Beach Freakshow and Asia aka. Lady Twisto The Rubber Girl (my Daughter) was featured in it!!! Here's a link to the film's website......when it comes out...GO SEE IT!!! :)

http://www.theliemovie.com/

http://sundance.slated.com/2011/films/thelie_sundance2011
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 28, 2010 11:13AM)
Hello again from the Freakshow!!!!! We made it into AOL News' Top Weird Animals for 2010 :) Check out the article here....

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/28/the-best-of-2010s-animals-in-the-news/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 28, 2010 10:07PM)
Ty Pennington (from Extreme Home Makeover) came through the Freakshow today and he LOVED IT!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 10, 2011 12:44PM)
FOLKS, come down to The Freakshow this Friday and Saturday and you will be AMAZED!!!!!!!! We have two Special Guests this weekend.....LARRY The WOLF BOY from Mexico and The ENIGMA!!!! You'll SEE The Sword Swallower, The Fire Eater, The Rubber Girl, The Electric Lady, The Human Blockhead, The Tallest Clown In Town (Over 8 FT TALL!!!), and OUR TWO SPECIAL GUEST!!! Over 10 LIVING TWO-HEADED ANIMALS on Display....The 5-LEGGED DOG.....and SO MUCH MORE!!!! Are you tired of the So-Called "Normal" World? Then COME ENTER The WORLD OF THE STRANGE and The UNUSUAL!!! A World that makes The Twilight Zone look like a Playground.....WELCOME To The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Mar 20, 2011 11:45PM)
Well worth seeing if you're in the area. I got to drop in for the first time a week ago last Saturday. A perfect Calif. day at the beach! Great shows, and it was grand to see the Sideshow still cranking for the tourists. Lots of street activity, busking, entertainment and the usual strange folks at the beach.

Thanks, Guys....it was a good show and I'll recommend it to anyone who visits.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 21, 2011 11:26AM)
Thank you Tom! I'm glad you made it through. Tell everyone about it! :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 23, 2011 01:21PM)
We've been getting some more random press lately.....San Fran Chronicle.....Wired Magazine.....and Fox Sports!!!! I just bought a Two-Headed Goat.......one of it's heads is normal size, but has NO EYES....NO NOSE.....and NO MOUTH.....ONLY EARS!!!!!!!! SUPER ODD!!! Pancho and Lefty the Two-Headed Bearded Dragon have doubled in size and are doing GREAT!!! They are a True Living Miracle......I thought I had seen it all, but they amaze me every day. We're beginning to organize our summer line-up so if anyone has special talents or knows of someone who does, let me know. We are also looking for bally girls in the area, if you know anyone with great tattoos and a great personality, have them contact me.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 21, 2011 04:43AM)
Have ya'll heard the word about The ENIGMA'S eyeballs??? This Crazy Man has tattooed both his eyeballs SOLID BLACK!!! He called the other day and I couldn't believe the Horror stories he was telling me over the phone about the process....the PAIN....the STRANGE And UNUSUAL EFFECTS that his eyes and SIGHT went through......I was squirming in my seat just thinking of that needle jabbing Over and OVER into his liquid filled Eyeballs......filling with ink as Dark as the Future.

Folks, Today you will get the chance to LOOK Directly INTO Those EYES......The Eyes of The ENIGMA.
He is here at The FREAKSHOW TODAY!!!

LOOK INTO THE DARKNESS that is just The Beginning of "The END OF THE WORLD Celebration" that is going on at The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW Today!!!!!!!!

SEE the PAIN PROOF MAN From SCOTLAND Aka. DIGGER The Sadu Hobo.........
"The Boy is INSANE......He Feels NO PAIN!!!"

WITNESS LARRY The WOLF BOY From MEXICO....."The HAIRIEST MAN ALIVE".....
Covered with Hair from Head to Toe Like a Werewolf......
LADIES, you can forget that Wolf Boy In Twilight....That was a Movie and He was wearing Make-up.....
This Man is REAL.... HE'S ALIVE....and He's Waiting on You INSIDE!!!

FELLAS, You've got to SEE The RUBBER GIRL Aka. LADY TWISTO.....
She Bends and Twist her body until She's tied into a Knot like a HUMAN PRETZEL!!!

WATCH as BRETT LOUDERMILK The World Famous SWORD SWALLOWER Swallows almost 3 Feet of SOLID STEEL!!!
HOW DOES HE DO IT? Who Knows?! WHY DOES HE DO IT??? WHO CARES???!!!
He will Do It and YOU WILL SEE IT in front of your Eyes!!!

ELECTRA The ELECTRIC LADY Takes 100,000 VOLTS of Electricity Through Her Body!!!
She's LIGHTS Light Bulbs With The Tip of Her Finger and Torches with the Tip of Her Tongue!!!
SEE 250 pound Men flop around like a fish out of water when they Touch the tip of her finger.....
.... and FEEL The SHOCK Of Their LIVES!!!

FOLKS, There's SOOooo Much MORE!!!

AMAZING And ASTOUNDING PERFORMERS From AROUND The WORLD!!!! The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD, The INDESTRUCTIBLE LADY, The FEMALE FIRE EATER and The FIRE JUGGLER, and MORE!!!

You'll SEE OVER 100 STRANGE CREATURES, ODDITIES and ATTRACTIONS gathered INSIDE The MECCA OF MUTATIONS!!!!

You'll SEE the TWO-HEADED CHICKEN.....The TWO-HEADED PIG.....
TEN TWO-HEADED ANIMALS that are ALL ALIVE!!!!
TWO-HEADED SNAKES ALIVE.....TWO-HEADED TURTLES ALIVE......
..even a TWO_HEADED BEARDED DRAGON With SIX LEGS ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!! ALIVE!!!

GIRLS, Our Little Dog ROCKY is a CUTEY PIE..... He's got FIVE LEGS and He's Running around INSIDE.....
I should have named him SPEEDY cause HE'S The FASTEST DOG ALIVE!!!!
COME IN NOW.....You'll Pet Him INSIDE.

KIDS.....It's like WILLY WONKA'S HOUSE Inside.....but IT'S ALL REAL!!!

You can a Get a ticket and COME IN NOW.....For One FIVE DOLLAR BILL!!!

The Price of a Gallon Of GAS.....For a MEMORY OF A LIFETIME!!!

FOLKS, The ENIGMA is signaling for me NOW......COME ON UP!!! IT'S SHOOOOWTIME!!!!

Bring your Family and Bring Your Friends.....
Bring Your Cameras...You've ALL GOT TO GO IN....
HURRY THOUGH......Because THE SHOW is about to BEGIN!!!
INSIDE The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW....The FUN NEVER ENDS!!!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (May 22, 2011 11:38PM)
Sounds GREAT Todd! Wish I was there!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 23, 2011 03:27PM)
Thanks Kevin, we rocked it ALL DAY!!! Enigma's eyes really are CRAZY!!!!! The horror stories are real and he's actually still dealing with a lot of pain. It ain't easy being a Freak!!! :) We're beginning to prepare for our next celebration....PANCHO and LEFTY The TWO-HEADED BEARDED DRAGON'S FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!! They're doing great after a year and have grown huge. I'm getting a custom Penyata of them made that's 6 ft long and 3 ft wide!!! There's going to be a Mariachi band and everything!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (May 23, 2011 04:16PM)
Will the pinata have two heads, and look sorta like them?
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 23, 2011 07:40PM)
Harley, it is going to look just like them....with Two Heads and Six Legs. :)
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (May 23, 2011 08:36PM)
If you fill it with jelly beans they'll pass as lizard eggs.
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (May 23, 2011 08:43PM)
You guys just continue to crank out the most amazing things and people in the world. This is a dying field, and the VBF one is one of the best of them left. Or ever.

The Venice Beach boardwalk itself is a Freakshow of historical import...and having the Venice Beach Freakshow anchored there is a treasure. In town visiting the Castle? Be sure to take in this show too. Love it. I don't know how they have the stamina to go all day, let alone every day. Too cool to miss.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 23, 2011 10:03PM)
Thank you Tom....we appreciate your support! Pete, that's a great idea :)
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (May 26, 2011 01:31PM)
Thanks Tom, we really appreciate the kind words.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 7, 2011 06:05PM)
http://venice.patch.com/events/venice-freak-shows-pancho-and-lefty-the-two-headed-six-legged-bearded-dragons-1st-birthday
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 7, 2011 06:20PM)
May Pancho and Lefty have many, many more!!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 7, 2011 09:00PM)
Thanks Jim! I hope you're having a good season! Saturday is going to be fun :) Did you see this?

http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/06/07/wolf-boy-larry-gomez-wolf-boy-werewolf-syndrome_n_872229.html#s277424
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 7, 2011 09:18PM)
Nice, You Guys do a Hell of a Job out there!!!, Give my best to Brett and wishing you all continued Success!!!!....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 8, 2011 01:28AM)
Same to you and the family!! Is Mike still on the road with you? If so, tell him we said Hello!!! Do you still have that thing we spoke about a while back?
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Jun 8, 2011 06:00AM)
Thank you, Yes, Ok and Yes...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 9, 2011 04:28PM)
Pancho and Lefty's party is coming up this Saturday!!!!!! Make sure you come down to see it all!!!!!

http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/06/09/two-headed-six-legged-bearded-dragon_n_873385.html#s289457&title=Twoheaded_Bearded_Dragon
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 13, 2011 12:17PM)
Pancho and Lefty's party was a BLAST!!! We locked down the boardwalk and everyone sang them Happy Birthday :) The Mariachi band ROCKED!!! The kids fought over the candy from the 6 ft. long pinata....one kid got most of the candy by catching it in his t-shirt. Brett swallowed 4 Swords at once in honor of this Big occasion!! When he pulled them out, he brought up a giant gob of goop from his stomach and I almost puked :) It was a great time!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 27, 2011 05:29PM)
We had a Most Honorable Guest visit The Freakshow this weekend.....The AMAZING RANDI!!!!!! I gave him a personal tour inside and He Loved It. It was Wonderful to see the expression on his face when he saw the Living Two-Headed Animals!!! As I was showing him Pancho and Lefty The Two-Headed Bearded Dragon, I said, "Isn't that Amazing?" and he said, "NO....I'm Amazing, That's ASTONISHING!!!!" For me, it was Priceless!!!! I have always been a fan. He enjoyed the entire show including all the live performers. Brett, along with the whole gang, gave him a Great Show on stage :) Here is what he had to say about The Freakshow on his fan page.....

"Enjoyed a unique visit and personal tour of the Venice Beach Freak Show. The proprietor Todd Ray has done a great job of keeping this traditional form of entertainment alive and well in California. I was edified to learn that this fascinating art will still attract large enthusiastic crowds. Come see it if you can -- and say hello for me." James Randi

That was worth the whole day for me.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 28, 2011 10:46PM)
That is very cool.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jul 9, 2011 01:16AM)
http://weirdnews.aol.com/2011/07/08/three-legged-duck-in-china_n_892569.html#s273459&title=Six_Legged_Lamb
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 9, 2011 04:12AM)
PANCHO and LEFTY are getting BIG!!!!!! Check them out......

http://www.youtube.com/venicebeachfreakshow#p/a/u/0/5OPlFeuk2u0
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 5, 2011 07:31PM)
We've been named LOS ANGELES' BEST *** SIDESHOW by LA WEEKLY!!!!!

http://www.laweekly.com/bestof/2011/award/best-damn-sideshow--1513439/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 10, 2011 01:18PM)
What do you guys think we should do? It's a tough call.......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/two-headed-turtle-owner-divided-on-surgical-separation_n_998754.html#s394438&title=Twoheaded_Turtle_May

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2047144/Siamese-turtle-owner-fears-operation-separate-pet.html
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 10, 2011 03:32PM)
Hard to say...

and you're having separation anxiety...
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 10, 2011 04:25PM)
It's looking like they will not make it, so the separation might be their only chance....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 26, 2011 10:39PM)
Check this out......we got a little mention in it.....

http://video.yahoo.com/whoknew-25197413/episodes-25197429/two-headed-animals-27003868.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 17, 2011 02:54PM)
MEET TEENY And TINY.....
The TEENIEST Little TWO-HEADED TURTLE In TOWN!!!
There's TEENY and there's TINY.....
They've got TWO HEADS, but only ONE HINEY!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/worlds-smallest-two-headed-turtle_n_1097848.html?ref=weird-news#s478578&title=Twoheaded_animals_and
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 1, 2012 09:34AM)
HAPPY NEW YEAR From The FREAKSHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012 is Finally Here!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Dr. Solar (Jan 30, 2012 06:45PM)
I'm really glad I made it down there again a few weeks ago. Terrific changes and the live show was really fun stuff. I tell you, my new tee shirt from you is my number 1 favorite. hope to get down there much sooner than time passed between the last time. always worth it. You can't go wrong. Art is in the moment. It is never the same twice. Always a new experience. Thanks for all you do.

Dr. Solar
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 31, 2012 10:49PM)
Thank you Dr. Solar for your kind words. It was great to see you again, especially with that amazing top hat of yours!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Feb 6, 2012 08:26AM)
Hell,,,not again,,quad twats !!! didn't your mother hear about Durex,,,or the dime method (Holding a dime between your knees during sex !!).
Message: Posted by: Jim Hand (Feb 6, 2012 03:27PM)
Will wonders never cease.....Kondini and I agree on something.....
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Feb 7, 2012 10:02AM)
That's cos Im always right Jim !!!
Message: Posted by: Jim Hand (Feb 7, 2012 05:57PM)
I'm willing to admit you are always British..... Since the off topic posts have been removed, a lot of people will have no idea WHAT we agreed on....Let's keep them in the dark..
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 13, 2012 02:51AM)
????
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 13, 2012 02:56AM)
FAMILY FUN!!!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/72945393@N07/6842557665/lightbox/
Message: Posted by: Dr. Solar (Mar 13, 2012 09:25PM)
Back at it. wonderful time again at the V.B. Freak Show a week ago while down LA. Seems there is always something new. The Human Pin Cushion was different for me.I'm sure he is around often there. My companion enjoyed it as well. anybody with a trip to LA that doesn't take in the scene is loosing out.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 20, 2012 12:08AM)
Thank you again Dr. Solar!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 20, 2012 02:55AM)
Folks, I must have the Luck of the Irish!!!! I have found and acquired ANOTHER LIVING TWO-HEADED SIX-LEGGED BEARDED DRAGON!!!!!!!!! However, this one is different from Pancho and Lefty.......Very different. The second head is unusual and is GROWING Out Of The Side of the main body!!! One head is perfect, while the other is Bizarre......Their names are JECKYL and HYDE and at no time in history has man seen such a unique and disturbing imbalance of nature. WITNESS the two sides of one beast manifested in physical flesh.....not as a myth or as a theme for a movie......but as a LIVING...BREATHING....CREATURE that MUST BE SEEN With Your Own EYES!!!!! WHY WERE THEY BORN??? HOW WERE THEY BORN??? We may never know, but it is only by the Grace of God that THEY WERE BORN ALIVE!!! Soon, you will have a chance to SEE THEM INSIDE The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW. Known Around The World as The SHAMBHALA Of SIDESHOW, The MECCA Of MUTATIONS and The BHAGAVAD GITA Of The BIZARRE, this Astounding location now houses the Largest Collection Of Strange and Unusual Creatures, Artifacts, Human Oddities and Prestigious Performers from Around The Planet!!! The FREAKSHOW will be open all week and we invite you inside to escape the outside world of the so-called "normal". "It is UNBELIEVABLE......until you SEE IT.......Then It is UNFORGETTABLE!!!"
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 27, 2012 11:35PM)
The Shambhala Of Sideshow........that's some good sh*t!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 28, 2012 12:33AM)
%T-Ray,
I'll be visiting you this sunday before The Magic Castle Award Ceremony.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 28, 2012 02:19AM)
That's great! Make sure you say hello to me on the outside....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 13, 2012 09:11PM)
MEET JECKYL And HYDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/two-headed-bearded-dragon_n_1422693.html#s289461&title=Todd_Rays_Twoheaded
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 16, 2012 11:55AM)
EVERYONE!!!! It has been confirmed by The GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS that we have The LARGEST COLLECTION Of TWO-HEADED ANIMALS In The WORLD!!!!!!!!

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/9000/largest-collection-of-two-headed-animals-

First RIPLEY'S and NOW THIS!!!! We are so excited!!!!!
Message: Posted by: gsidhe (Apr 16, 2012 12:08PM)
Aw...I remember when you got your first turtle :)
Congrats! Now I just need to figure out how to come see it!
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Apr 16, 2012 12:25PM)
Yay!

I know of a guy who's gonna be insanely jealous
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (Apr 16, 2012 02:03PM)
Congrats on your AOL news pickup!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 16, 2012 03:31PM)
It's getting picked up all around the world!!! :) It's VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW DAY!!!! :)

http://www.manager.co.th/Around/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9550000047396

http://news1.ghananation.com/international/249094-inside-collectors-amazing-menagerie-of-two-headed-creatures.html

http://www.indonesiaheadlines.com/news/todd-ray-kolektor-hewan-berkepala-2
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 16, 2012 03:55PM)
We even made it to Minnesota!!!!!

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6963122-1-headed-man-owns-the-most-2-headed-animals/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 18, 2012 05:18PM)
Even CHINA!!!

http://cn.agile-news.com/news-1305963.html

Check out the translation on this news site :)

http://insidechina.onehotspots.com/american-music-feeding-22-people-headed-animals/29362/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 22, 2012 10:41PM)
I got the Guinness World Record certificate!!! I am f*%king hyped about it!!!!!
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Apr 23, 2012 02:39AM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-22 23:41, T-RAY wrote:
I got the Guinness World Record certificate!!! I am f*%king hyped about it!!!!!
[/quote]\

Congratulations!!! We are finally playing a Fair that isn't a Blank!!! looks like we both had a Good Day!!!...

Best-
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Apr 23, 2012 07:16AM)
Congrats! Back in the record business, eh? ;0)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 23, 2012 06:42PM)
Thank you fellas!!!!
Message: Posted by: Tom Jorgenson (May 6, 2012 07:21PM)
T-Ray...

Congrats on the new stuff.....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 10, 2012 12:03PM)
Thank you Tom!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 24, 2012 04:45PM)
We are getting ready for the BIG Memorial Day Weekend and SUMMER!!!!!! Our new line-up is AMAZING!!! Our newest additions to the Live Show include the "LITTLEST LADY In LA" who stands only 29 inches Small FOR REAL!!!.........BABY TWISTO, the YOUNGEST PROFESSIONAL CONTORTIONIST On EARTH.......and MORGUE, our new SWORD SWALLOWER and EXTREME STUNT PERFORMER. Next week, we are adding an UNBELIEVABLE SNAKE LADY From BRAZIL........She is Beautiful and DEADLY!!!! :)
Come down to the beach and check it out........YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Utah_Showman (May 24, 2012 06:20PM)
Congat,
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (May 26, 2012 12:24AM)
Thanks John!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 5, 2012 02:50AM)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/two-headed-snake-needs-name_n_1738953.html
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Aug 5, 2012 10:39AM)
Bugs & Daffy!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 5, 2012 10:49AM)
:) That's a good one!! Here's a couple of more articles about them.......it's going around the World again!!!

http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2012/08/05/two-headed-reptiles/

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20120805132172
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 18, 2012 11:23AM)
IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!
The FREAKS are COMING To AMC!!!!!

http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2012/08/the-pitch-renewed-for-season-2.php
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Aug 18, 2012 03:29PM)
Congratulations Todd!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 19, 2012 02:59AM)
Thanks Rick!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 19, 2012 03:44AM)
[quote]
On 2012-04-16 12:55, T-RAY wrote:
EVERYONE!!!! It has been confirmed by The GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS that we have The LARGEST COLLECTION Of TWO-HEADED ANIMALS In The WORLD!!!!!!!!

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/9000/largest-collection-of-two-headed-animals-

First RIPLEY'S and NOW THIS!!!! We are so excited!!!!!
[/quote]

That's just cus your now breeding them ....... If you breed 2 two headed turtles do you end up with a 4 headed one? Won't that mess up your GWR ....or you could start on the largest collection of 4 headed animals.

Congrats either way
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Aug 19, 2012 05:23AM)
Congrats Todd..
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Aug 19, 2012 09:14AM)
Very Cool Todd! Congrats!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 21, 2012 06:57PM)
Thank you fellas!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 19, 2012 12:01PM)
FREAK ALERT.....FREAK ALERT.......FREAK ALERT........

As of yesterday, we have 28 TWO-HEADED ANIMALS that are ALIVE!!!!!!

56 Heads on 28 Bodies....Thinking and Breathing at the SAME TIME!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 19, 2012 01:09PM)
Many Congrats!, Are they 28 different species?..
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 19, 2012 01:13PM)
Lots of reptiles......mainly turtles....snakes....and lizards
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 19, 2012 01:30PM)
Very impressive!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 27, 2012 01:39AM)
I don't if you guys read about the cyclops kitten that was born a few weeks ago. If you missed it, now you can SEE IT At The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW!!!!!!
One of the most unusual animals I have ever seen and also one of the cutest......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/one-eyed-bengal-kitten-cyclops-cleyed_n_1949380.html
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 25, 2012 01:13AM)
It's getting closer!!!! Check it out!!!

http://www.amctv.com/shows/freakshow
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Nov 25, 2012 08:25AM)
Great Todd...looking forward to seeing your new sideshow series.
I hope it's a huge hit.
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Nov 25, 2012 03:04PM)
WoW!!! too cool!!
that's Great Todd!!!..
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Nov 26, 2012 12:14AM)
Thanks again fellas!!! Tonight they ran commercials for our show during The Walking Dead!!! That was some cool $h1t!!! My kids are going nuts.....NOW it's cool to work at The Freakshow :) Before, it was a pain in their ***.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 8, 2012 10:54AM)
Lately, we have been putting on some of the BIGGEST and GRANDEST EVENTS In The HISTORY Of SIDESHOW, but in One WEEK, we will present the LARGEST and MOST EXCITING EVENT OF ALL TIME!!! The FREAKSHOW IS ALIVE!!!!!
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Dec 8, 2012 11:10AM)
Just got back from the best freakin show on the West Coast! Flew out to LA, arrived 1:00am PST yesterday, got to T-Rays Freakshow at 10am, worked all day, flew back to Philly arrived 6:00am EST today.I am a homosexual, please don't tell my wife. Not only is T-Rays place amazing.... not only does he have the warmest family and crew.... he has, in my opinion, the best show I have had the honor of working for. I said this on camera, as my entrance ensued, "I feel like I am at a family reunion". Larry the wolfboy, Andrew Stanton, Jason the Illustrated Penguin, Morgen, these are not only performers that I know and have worked with, but I hold close to my heart.

Todd, your wife and family reminded me of my own parents and OUR family business. From now on, you are my west coast surrogate family. No, I will not call you Dad. Well, we did it! I made good on my promise. Now lets do it again when this thread hits 100 pages!

Will post more later....... for some reason I feel tired,,,,,
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 16, 2012 04:51PM)
Thank you Nipps!!! You did INCREDIBLE!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 16, 2012 04:55PM)
The 1st Annual VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW FESTIVAL was UNBELIEVABLE!!!! We gathered the largest Congregation of Unusual People and Performers that has been seen in the last 100 years!!!!! "Normal" was laid to rest and WONDER WAS RESURRECTED!!!! The entire community joined in for the parade!!!!!
Check out our facebook to see some photos.......

https://www.facebook.com/venice.freakshow
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 18, 2012 12:27AM)
Here's some photos of the Festival and the "Say NO to Normal" march.......

http://excitableboy.smugmug.com/Events/Freakshow-Festival/27147176_dXdsmZ#!i=2278958908&k=nsQtMMH
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Dec 21, 2012 03:33PM)
http://www.Sideshowworld.com has put up some great shots from The Venice Beach Freakshow Festival!!!!!

http://www.sideshowworld.com/10-SP1/Normal%20is%20Dead/Venice-Beach-FS-Dec-2012-Andrew-Goetze.html
Message: Posted by: dew (Dec 21, 2012 11:06PM)
UNBELIEVABLE
Message: Posted by: manal (Dec 22, 2012 07:59PM)
It's a WONDERMENT.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 12, 2013 10:44AM)
It's getting closer!!!

http://www.amctv.com/shows/freakshow
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 16, 2013 04:34PM)
VERY CLOSE!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/freakshow-amc-reality-show_n_2481392.html
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Jan 18, 2013 12:53AM)
I'm flying to the US in a couple of months, and while LA doesn't really interest me I'm staying for one reason - The VBF. Looking forward to finally seeing all of the amazing things I read about on here. :)
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 20, 2013 02:10AM)
WOW Sid, that's a huge compliment!!! Make sure you let us know when you're coming through!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 20, 2013 02:11AM)
Check out these cool photos in the LA Weekly!!!

http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/venice-boardwalk-characters-from-amcs-freakshow-38621883/
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 28, 2013 03:14PM)
Join us on Twitter!!!! :)

https://twitter.com/venicefreakshow
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 31, 2013 12:17AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6KVQXlbAHg
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Feb 25, 2013 05:23AM)
WOW!!! The crowds have be INCREDIBLE at The FREAKSHOW since our TV show has premiered!!! OVER 20 Shows a day and every one has sold out!!! The lines are going down the boardwalk....Hallelujah!! For those of you who truly love Sideshow, this is a great sign of revitalization of what has been called a dying art. It ain't dead no more!!! This weekend's line up included 4 Sword Swallowers (ASIA RAY, BRIANNA BELLADONNA, MORGUE and DAVID MARKHAM--the sword swallower from HBO's show CARNIVALE), the CREATURE-the Most Famous Tattooed Man in America, LARRY The WOLF BOY from Mexico, and AMAZING ALI The LITTLEST LADY In LA. Other acts like Fire Eating, the RUBBER GIRL, The INDESTRUCTIBLE WOMAN, The HUMAN BLOCKHEAD, The HUMAN FOUNTAIN (regurgitation), The ELECTRIC LADY and others were all performed live. We are all exited at The FREAKSHOW.....our years of hard work and dedication are finally paying off. I guess Mr. OTIS JORDAN was right when he told me, "Son, you can do anything you ever dream of." :) In his memory, all of us here say....AMEN.
Message: Posted by: Sid Helkule (Mar 13, 2013 09:56PM)
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WOW Sid, that's a huge compliment!!! Make sure you let us know when you're coming through!
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Sh*t, now I read your post about the lines is it even worth me stopping in? We only have one day there, would love to see you guys perform but lines down the boardwalk sound daunting... :(

Congrats on the success though!

Luke
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Mar 15, 2013 07:05AM)
Yes, it is 100% worth waiting in line, although you may get on the guest list and cut in front by flirting with the bouncer (the big muscle bound type, not the floating in formaldehyde kind).

T-Ray, you got over 80,000 views on this thread, you are KILLING my man, KILLING!!!! Now, we need to discuss plans for a reunion, I have this desire to return....
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 18, 2013 06:19AM)
Nipps, we need another family reunion!!!! The episode you're in airs this THURSDAY NIGHT!!!!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 27, 2013 01:09PM)
Should we separate them???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/todd-ray-freakshow-conjoined-twin-lizards_n_2958079.html?1364405787
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Mar 29, 2013 10:59AM)
JIM The ARMLESS WONDER!!!!

http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2013/03/28/17504120-freakshows-armless-wonder-threads-a-needle-with-his-toes?lite
Message: Posted by: MagiciennesUnlimited (Apr 1, 2013 02:41AM)
Good seeing you and the crew Todd, even on a cold windy day that line was kickin. Kudos!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 6, 2013 10:14AM)
It was great to see you guys too!
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 6, 2013 10:14AM)
....FREAK ALERT....FREAK ALERT.....FREAK ALERT....

Check Out our TWO-HEADED SNAPPING TURTLE!!!!
I was giving them a bath and they tried to BITE ME!!!!
We need names for them....any ideas????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXG1sqrd2VQ&list=UUIqKif3LTkPs9yDuC7VM9cg&index=1
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Apr 25, 2014 01:30AM)
Check out Morgue from the Venice Beach Freakshow!!!
Our new season starts May 6th at 10pm on AMC.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_3QjKZFyeQ

www.facebook.com/venicebeachfreakshow :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Aug 12, 2015 01:06AM)
Hey everybody! How has everyone been? We have been rocking the Freakshow non-stop since the last time I posted. I hope you are all well. Make sure you stay up on what's going on at the FREAKSHOW!!!

www.facebook.com/venicebeachfreakshow


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Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 10, 2015 11:48PM)
MEET MEDUSA The TWO-HEADED ALBINO HONDURAN MILK SNAKE!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ey4P9bsAo

:ventriloquist: :clownjuggling: :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jun 6, 2016 07:30PM)
CHECK OUT The TWO-HEADED BEARDED DRAGON From CHINA!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzULMkTJA4

They are doing great!!! :punkrocker:
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Sep 2, 2016 01:26PM)
SEE The WOLF BOY'S WEDDING VIDEO!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/larry-the-wolf-boy-married_us_57c0a6f0e4b085c1ff296552?a56ktrpacm325d0a4i
Message: Posted by: Cartomancer54 (May 6, 2018 11:37PM)
Any chance of a return. I have heard rumors of Santa Monica... Arrived just a year late for the wonder...