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Owen Anderson
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There is a doc on the Carny life now playing on TVO, Ontario Canada's version of PBS, called Carny. Something you might look for in your local tv market sometime soon I'm guessing. Info:
http://carnydoc.com
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Yes soon as in 2059 if we are lucky in the UK ..... if anyone over theer feels like copying it to DVD and sending me a copy feel free!
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You can see it November 17th on the Sundance Channel.

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I like the jointee calling himself a showman.
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On 2008-10-20 12:34, dave_matkin wrote:
Yes soon as in 2059 if we are lucky in the UK ..... if anyone over theer feels like copying it to DVD and sending me a copy feel free!

if I had sundance or lived in canada I would....
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Just wanted to bring this back up as November nears. Short memory and a long list.
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Chances are somebody will rip it soon and it could be on a number of different places online.
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Well stilt boy if you find any will you post a link here?

Thanks
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I'll keep my eyes open.

I just haven't had time to do squat as of late though. (been installing a cellular tellephone site out of town)
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Well worth watching, but not if you're depressed.

Absolutely gratifyingly devoid of "gosh wow it's a carnival" and "what weeeerd people," but a parade of dysfunctional lives lightened by one single fact: on the lot, they accept you for whatever you are.

Never saw anything like it, you should see it.
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It was a very well made film. Though I have very little experience on the midway, I thought it was a pretty good reflection of the people I've met working the carnivals. I also liked the 8mm "look" to the film. Like Ross said, it's not glamorous by any means like some of the other docs, but very real. I give it ***1/2 stars out of ****.

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Just a note...The term Outdoor Showmen always encompased the joints of all kinds and anyone doing biz on the lot not just a sideshow operator but ride owners as well as the retailers and food ops etc.
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And to also point out not just the carnival lot.....it also translates to the circus lot as well!
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Yep.

What was the name of that Outdoor Showman's Association I used to belong to?
Completely lost to memory or lack of. Was it OABA? hmmm Outdoor Amusement Business Association?

edit: Yep that was it. Don't mind me...talkin' to myself...hey the canary died.
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Aww, that's too bad.


You didn't have it for very long did you?
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I enjoyed it as well. Brought up some old memories. Some fond, some not so fond. I had a single ride and traveled around for three years. Then I made a private party biz out of it. Met some interesting characters much like the ones in the doc. Wish they had shown a little more of the sideshow but I suppose there are plenty of docs for that already.
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Yeah Brett..couple of years...had some kind of brain issues...probably all that beating with the baseball bat...they just ain't makin' Canaries like they used to.

Rotten...did you see the whole movie or just the trailer?
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I watched the whole thing on Sundance last night. I DVR it as well to show my wife what my life used to be like.

While driving today I had to laugh at the fella that thought he was gonna get 40 miles to the gallon on an old truck he bought for 500 bucks. They aren't always the brightest bulb in the knife drawer.
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Shoot...don't have Sundance.
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Hey Doug,

I'll send you a tape. I think I have your mailing address somewhere?

Will
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Some are made idiots.

Some have idiocy thrust upon them.
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