@almondcoma In a function, you always need to return, something which you have not done in your "flying_circus" function, however, you do not need to return something in "If, elif, and else" statements. You need to remove the return statements from your if statements, but keep the print statements as they are. Also you need to add a return statement at the end of your function definition, so your code looks like this:
if 4==4 and 6>=9-3:
print "now I'm desperate for this to work"
print "still confused"
The instructions told you to return True for this exercise, although what you will return for your function will vary from function to function. Let me know if it still doesn't work after this.
Good luck and happy coding!