Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Contrary to Popular Belief
Contrary to popular belief, slippery weasel is an old circus term. The "slippery weasel" was the first clown to go into Cole's tiny car and the last to get out. Behind the grease paint, the rubber nose and the squirty flower beats the heart of a warrior. In the tradition of the zanni of Commedia dell'Arte, the slippery weasel carries on the tradition of the noble fool, entertaining for the edification of the audience. So the next time you see a slippery weasel, be sure to say, "Thank you, you clown."