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Circus

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Clerical culture, once the greatest show on earth, has not posted its closing notices, but like the three-ring circus it so closely resembled in its days of glory, it has seen its tattered wonders outstripped by those of modernity, and the people are neither enticed by its barkers nor willing to believe in its clever illusions anymore.
The campaign has turned into a presidential three-ring circus, a triumph of style over substance.
Dressed in a blue-and-white pinstripe shirt, jeans and athletic shoes, he explains why the three-ring circus was invented or how carnivals in the 1930s had a "ten-in-one" exhibition.
All this noise and warring among the institutions, which is inspired by the GERB government, is a three-ring circus," Stanishev declared at a news conference Monday.
Sometimes, with the demands work, family and the rest of one's personal existence, life can feel like a three-ring circus.
Intended as a text for an introductory course in departments of geography, politics, sociology, and environmental science, the text's clean yet rather spartan b&w layout presupposes a student who is brave enough to approach complex material without the usual three-ring circus of features found in many introductory texts.
What is fast becoming a main attraction to the Hurricane Katrina three-ring circus, an investigation into the informational gathering and usage techniques of Richard Scruggs and his law firm took yet another turn in July when a U.
Fans of the Boston-based Dolls (they are many and passionate) have been specially invited, which Palmer believes will blur the line between audience and performer, "creating a kind of hall of mirrors in a three-ring circus environment.
At a conference like this, it's sometimes like a three-ring circus, but there are so many people there who think outside the box.
So, sorry Mr Mandaric, but your rather pathetic attempts to pass the buck and drag the press into your three-ring circus of decline cuts little ice with me.
Other memorable events held at the park included the 1888 Yorkshire Show, Barnum and Bailey's three-ring circus in 1898 and Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress Rough Riders in 1904.
The event, launched in 1986, has stood the test of time, and today's action features the usual three-ring circus of an England versus Rest of the World match, a Best Pairs tournament and the British Open Championship.