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Mina
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All I can say is I cant wait to see the next episode!!!!

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On 2003-09-23 00:11, sanscan wrote:
HAve you ever read Catch 22? Literally nothing comes together until the last page! It was a classic! You have a right to demand simplicity, but I think life is more..
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On 2003-09-22 16:54, Ellen wrote:
Let's get philosophical!
Actually I thought he buried his mom at the beginning. Do you mean that new pic was his mom before she died? Also--how did Appolonia get up and walk without him touching her?
Where did that mysterious trailor come from (baggage car?)
And--the boss (does he live in samson's trailer?)
Also "he's a roux?" What's a roux?

I love this show--but it's so deeply woven. It will be great (it is now!)

I agree about the 2 soldiers--light and dark.

Also--here's a question for carny folk who know or have an opinion. Aren't these actors a little too "hollywood" for hard-workin distraught carnies and "freaks"?
http://www.hbo.com/carnivale/cast/index.shtml

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Hi Ellen,
If I'm guessing right (as I spent 10 yrs pro-wrestling with it's own way of lingo), I see a roux as being someone not knowing the business or is new. We'd say or yell Ka-Feh when someone walked in the dressing room that was a mark. Ka-Feh meaning careful / shut up.

The kid did bury his mother, but how did the management know to show up when the kid was digging the hole? The photo was an old photo of the mother that the kid found in the baggage car, the baggage car was like 'a ghost' type of thing that only the kid, was ment to see, it used to be his fathers (the clothing, the photo etc..).

Appolonia knows of this kids powers, if you remember she walked toward him all crippled up (if she could make or will things to fly in the trailer, willing her self to walk, to be cured by him shold be easy), once she touched him, she fell limp in his arms (no longer stiff and crippled).

I still say we will find the boss being the kids father, and the father had the powers also and that's why the kids mother was still alive (remember the kid was told that the woman died and was the geeks wife). More then likely the father healed her but put her were no one would know or find out.

Also I feel that's why the kid is allowed to stay on and management wants him to, for the fact management is his father (who was the geek and dissapeared, and yet it seems only a select few know who management / boss is or seen him).

But it would not surprise me if it's (the boos), a head in a bottle. As we did see the baby in the bottle 'open it's eyes', as the kid walked out the door. Smile

And in reality - carnival people enjoy the life, to them it's enjoyable (facts from my mother), for you and me we would be hard-workin distraught carnies. Plus freaks were taken pretty good care of back then and respected by management who gave them respect, it was society that treated them as freaks, so the freaks cashed in on it.

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I'll take your word Slim, about them looking genuine since you know. Maybe I mean not what they are wearing--and the set-(being period 30's)-I guess they didn't seem "worn" enough maybe for traveling and just doing what they do. Even the dirt on them looks clean.

So--Ed, you mean the pickled punk might be the "boss"?

I really enjoy this show.

Ellen
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Ellen, 1934 was a bit early for me, I started with the shows about 1949, but I can tell you that then, a place to do laundry and take some sort of a bath was the first priority on a lot. (It might just be a spigot in some places) While the life was rough, it was a life where no one really thought we were working, it was just life. You might like to read the stories here...
http://www.knddesign.com/sc/home.html
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From what I've read, for the 'freaks' it was really the only way to make money. Either that or be hidden away.
Anyhow, I personaly like a story to be layered with twists. The little things will add up and in the end, may well surprise us. If it was spelled out, like to many stories are, it would lose a lot. Do people really want the story dumbed down so you don't have to think about it? Smile

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Thanks for the link slim--I will read your stories--I see you have quite a few under the good old days...

Can't wait!

Ellen
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I'm not the only one with stories there, either... I just wish more of the old stories would come to light. There are several there, written better than mine... Just for data, my mother was a palm-reader in the days of "Carnivale.
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I still have to see the first one. (no HBO Smile )


Hey Mina, can I come over and watch it at your house? (I get none of the good channels)
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A small correction. The term isn't roux, it's "rube."

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/WYAN4220/myc.......htm#P-S

A disrepectful term for townies, the locals.

I'm also enjoying the show and particularly for the presence of Michael Anderson who brings a great "center" to the show.
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It's getting good!!! Anybody see last night's?
I knew it was his dad--or so we think. Also--that explains with the wheat turning brown after he healed the girl.

Can't wait for the next.

Ellen
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Hey James!!

You wanna come over at watch Carnivale at my place....Hummm I don t know....Let me think about it a second...................................
Ahh what the heck, sure come over, You bring the corn dogs and candy apples and I'll make sure we have the channel in clear and the Cotton Candy!!!! Bring on The Carnivale

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