"Knock the Silver Dollar out of the Circle"
When I was 15, I worked at the
Barnum and Bailey Circus Sideshow.
I ran an attraction there all
My attraction was a pool table with a circle in the middle. I
would put a pool cue ball in the circle and put a silver dollar on
top of it.
Then the "sucker" would take another cue ball and try to "knock
the silver dollar out of the circle" by hitting it with a second
slightly "smaller" cue ball.
It would not work.
The silver dollar always fell into the circle.
I would pocket their money!
Willie would come over and act like he was going to play, while
making quite a scene about how "he could do it".
When a crowd had gathered, he would lean forward with the cue
stick in his hand, and right before he would shoot, he would pop
his eyes out of his head and scare the hell out of everyone.
We had a blast with that gag!
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