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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet














  It distracts from the large jaws, the reptilian and vacant stare,
makes one forget the news last night. 

If you get enough tulle, you can completely hide the ugly head.

Here is a Shelter that figured out if you put tutus and cute hats on the pit bulls,  and it makes them "cute" enough, people will adopt them. 
Being of the curious sort, I looked into the history of the TUTU and then found it couldn't be a more appropriate thing, besides a muzzle, for a pit bull to wear.



The word 'tutu' has its origins in the theater audience. Those who bought cheaper tickets sat in a section located in the lower part of the theater. This area gave the patrons sitting there a different view than the rest of the audience; they could often see under the ballerinas' skirts and see their bottoms. This led to a lot of talk and eventually, the French slang word for this part of the ballerina,
cucu
became 'tutu.



I see your cucu. 





  Here at the Nutter Circus, we feature
Nanny Cobra as
The Sugar Plum Fairy , who does an enchanting dance for her adoring Clara.


Nanny Gator makes a stunning Firebird!


Many people do not realize that besides being serial killers, Bundy and Manson were rivals on stage as the White and Black Swans.



The real reason for this dog fight?  
They are both Prima donnas!


 This pit bull is no Sleeping Beauty
She had to be drug from the stage, literally!

 These two darling pibbles star with El Torro
 in a new production of
Le Sacre Du Printemps.





Coming to a city near you, a hometown production of Medea.

Tutu bad tutus don't seem to make it all better. 


Thursday, March 6, 2014

There goes the Neighborhood!

Outrage!




The T-shirt shows Fire Engine 45 surrounded by figures with baggy clothing, a *pit bull, a tamale stand, with a caption that reads: "There goes the neighborhood," with "Rancho Santa Ana" written on top.
The controversial T-shirt was designed by off-duty firefighters with Orange County Fire Authority Station 45 in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Officials say half of the nearly 30 firefighters came from Santa Ana after OCFA took over Santa Ana's fire services.
"No city wants their image portrayed in a negative light," said Jose Gonzalez, a spokesman for the city of Santa Ana.

(apparently, pit bulls and tamale stands are negative...) 

OCFA says 60 shirts were made, and a handful were sold among firefighters. The money went to a fund honoring engineer Greg Hennessey who died on duty. His memorial service was held Tuesday. That's why officials said they could not appear on camera.
In a statement, Orange County Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter says he apologizes for what he calls "an insensitive act," and is disappointed in the firefighters' actions.
"The shirts were not intended to be racial or derogatory toward any ethnic group, city or community. They were made to bring some of their culture and history from Santa Ana with them to Rancho Santa Margarita," Richter said in a statement.
The chief explained that each image carries a memory for Santa Ana firefighters. For instance, he says, the chicken was kept as a pet. Tamale vendors would sell to them every day. The "Lil Homies" are figurines commonly sold in Santa Ana and several Santa Ana stations would display them and write names of firefighters who reminded them of a particular figure.

(Cool, I want firefighters who remind me of "Lil Homies" to  be responsible for my safety! By the way, these little plastic figurines, sold in gum ball machines  have their own line of "Hood Hounds", which we will honor in a future post!)

About the firefighters, Richter said: "They are remorseful and sorry that they have caused others to feel uncomfortable or offended."
"The only thing I can say is that we're just pleased that the OCFA investigated the matter and assured us that this will not occur again," said Gonzalez.
Richter said the OCFA is setting up a committee to approve T-shirts before production. The firefighters asked to personally apologize to anyone offended by the shirts.


*Fire Departments everywhere are using pit bulls instead of those dangerous Dalmations!  You know, pit bulls score higher on the ATTS test!