These are all circus related. I love the circus and so should you. Yes, I know the animals seem sad and clowns are scary, but they only exist to entertain you. It is not ironic or cynical and perhaps the concept is a bit out of time, but when was the last time you experienced a pure 19th century art form with your impure 21st century brain.
The circus is that rare form of entertainment that seeks to engage on a local level and only on that level. There is no global circus media conglomerate. They move from town to town. Spend a few days putting on the greatest show on earth before moving on to the next town. It exists only to entertain and delight. You deserve to be entertained and delighted. When was the last time you attended the circus. You owe it to yourself to give it another try.