As a kid, I remember really enjoying the Shrine Circus and not being deterred by the advertisements or fliers. I didn’t even have an issue with any of the clowns.
Things, of course, change.
From a conversation today with a precocious elementary school child:
Me: Hey, I see you have a ticket to see the circus. Wanna go?
Him: No, I don’t feel like seeing naked ladies and a scary clown.