While thousands in the halls of PETA and similar groups on the east and west coast are cheering the closure of "The Greatest Show on Earth", millions of kids in the hinterlands will never experience the excitement when the Circus comes to town. Cotton candy, elephants, lions, and the circus clown will all past into history. The grand old pachyderm (elephant) will never again heard the roar of the crown, the joy of taking a peanut from the trembling hand of a Iowa boy, or the absolute ecstasy of having a long legged voluptuous scantily clad blonde wrap her limbs around his neck. Yes, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey are gone and the animals put on welfare and sent to public assisted living communities. While the circus clowns are readying their applications for that much sought after burger-flipping job at McDonalds. Regardless of this perceived victory by those in Elite PETA land the world is a sadder place for it. And somewhere in the heartland a youngster and an old man shed a tear and as another nail is driven in the coffin of traditional America.