YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

LONG AGO ON A FARAWAY PLANET


Back in '79 Trudy & I were working a Robot Theft Detail on Planet Atayde, in the Mexico Galaxy, we were patrolling on our Magnetic Hover Saucer when we came under fire from a Hostile Alien.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Jerry Jay said...

I have always thought that for an indoor date the airplane act was the strongest closing act there was. Even the cannon just didn't have the flash and thrill, and drama. For years it was a staple in the Cleveland Grotto date and I looked forward to it. This was before you did the act as well as after you took it over. Was there a time when you had to cut the pyro because of new rules? I seem to recall that and thought what a shame that was.

7/26/2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Yes it did get harder to use the type of fireworks we really liked using, we always did try to adjust according to the building, if we used aluminum, or magnesium, they were pretty hot and we had to be further from the audience. I've had them land on my head while coming down the rope. Then the producers started using vinyl ring mats, and they started complaining too. Do you know they used to bring dirt, INTO,the buildings for Circuses.

7/27/2006 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Did anyone ever try to put out a magnesium fire with water? This was my x s business with Dow Chemical. Magnesium Extrusion Some one stole a truck full of it thinking it was alum. When they went to melt it down it got out of control. Fire department put a water hose to it and just about burnt the town down. Very light weight, strong, but hotter then haidies. Makes lots of smoke.

8/02/2006 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pretty site! Keep working. thnx!
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8/12/2006 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pretty design! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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8/17/2006 2:31 PM  

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