This is some crazy shit. An obviously deranged 1950s mother, who looked almost exactly like Mrs. Forman on That 70s Show, used her two young daughters to raise the stakes in her knife-throwing act. Nowadays Child Protective Services wants to launch an investigation if a parent includes a couple of E.L. Fudge cookies in a kid’s school lunch. And back then… throwing daggers at their heads, in a bizarre David Lynch suburban backyard setting, was perfectly OK? Wow! Carny Mom clearly had some prioritization issues.
Well, if it’s any consolation, the girls did have nice hair cuts.
Joe T says
Circus people shake their heads at this mother.
Jeff’s first paying gig.
Miss Q says
Holy shit. My mother was fucking nuts, but even SHE wasn’t this bad.
Practical Parsimony says
Well, did she ever hurt one of them. My mother put us in danger all the time–we rode in the front seat, rode without restraint. She let me walk to the store when I was three and bring home bread and milk and sometimes Coke.I walked with those glass coke bottles all the way home on a dangerous road.
Society forced me to wear a dress to school when I was freezing and sit in class all day, half-dressed.
When I was seven, I stood on a stool and washed dishes, cutting myself often enough on glasses I broke.
I sewed on a sewing machine when I was ten and risked eyes and fingers to needle flying in the machine.
If that mother had hair brushes and a couple spatula’s in her hands, it would be MY mother. She had the fastest back hand in the East. God help us if one of those items were in her path. I’ll never forget the time she sent my sister to the grocery store for a head of cabbage. She instead brought home lettuce. When mom told her to go back and get it right, my sister refused, mouthed off and rolled her eyes. Thats when the big ol’ paddle brush made an appearance. These days, rotton ass kids would call the cops on their own parents because of an ass whoopin they deserved.
David Adamovich (The Great Throwdini) says
PLEASE, will you all stop making comments on things you know nothing about. This is clearly a professional performer, either circus or most likely sideshow or both. She’s a performer who’s probably using her children for the demonstration. Clearly the kids are not shaken or scared. This is no different than when a hand balancing act begins introducing their children to the act and hold them overhead by their feet and then their hands or a high wire act that puts the child in their arms or shoulders. Maybe something more common would help… would you appreciate me making fun of your parents for putting you in the back seat of a car moving 60 mph sans child seat? It’s the way it was and this woman is working her children into an act in which she makes a living. Try to be a little more respective instead of sounding ignorant.
You hear that sound? I’m not surprised… It was the clue-plane flying over your head.
Practical Parsimony says
Did you read the same article and same video that I did? Or, are you just trying to promote yourself? You just made yourself look stupid.
hee hee hee!! you said respective. hee hee hee!
T. Farty McAppleass says
You don’t understand this website, dumbass.
Yes, do be more respective.
I only know how to be perspective.