Cirque du Soleil Show Titles: Oy!

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I've had it with those wacky, foreign-sounding, gibberish-y titles of chirping, screeching Cirque du Soleil shows.

The linguistic whimsy mixed with faux profundity, all designed to make people think they're shelling out cash for something more meaningful than it is, has become as tiresome as a wintuk of quidam zumanity in a dralion of zarkana.

But as long as they're so good at coming up with names that hypnotize the public into buying tickets, let's think of some more.

Here are my own personal Cirque du Soleil titles, cooked up in a haze of pretension, condescension, and just plain tension.

(Let's just keep them as titles, though, and not make the actual shows.)

Patapoop

Kokopux

Phracks

Fremnall

Antuckal

Pnom

Bowerchuck

Gnrzytdfgyyywi

ABBABBABBABBABBA

Zazcha!

Spider-Man


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12 comments
corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

They've become the Celine Dion of circus shows, at least in aesthetic terms. (Not in acrobatic terms, however.)

Boothman
Boothman

I love their shows regardless of what they call them!The meaning is in the performance not the name.

Gregorama
Gregorama

Howzabout "CIRQUE DE SO LAME"?

Movielover
Movielover

I've heard Cirque De So Gay. Applicable?

Davore
Davore

Kokopux is good because it sounds ever so slightly like Cocoa Puffs.

Minx
Minx

How about "Zzzzzzzzz"

Xoxo
Xoxo

I like "Bowerchuk."

But I'm partial to Lempesta or Mnmm.

latenitebump
latenitebump

arias joey.who let the dogs out?tictacooh!aswipe

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