Panem et Circenses

March 4, 2009

Dig if you will the picture…


Famed entertainer P.T Barnum, a man well-versed in pushing the public’s curiosity buttons and wringing their wallets dry like waterlogged rags once hung a sign in his American Museum in New York City that read “To The Egress!” Patrons who had already paid their admission fee were met by the sign somewhere near the middle of the exhibition hall and those who followed soon found themselves in the back alleyway locked out, learning the hard way that “egress” meant “exit.” Surprisingly, many made their way back around to the front to queue up once again and pay for another ticket…



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