Flashback: In October 2014, France Had a Panic About Evil Marauding Clowns Abroad in the Night, Too

Reason has an article knocking the media for reporting on the clown menace.

I'm conflicted. Of course this is bullshit to push clicks; but do we really care? Does anyone actually believe this crap?

Is it okay for the media to present bullshit as entertainment, if people are generally in on the joke?

I know not everybody can be in on the joke. Some people will take this seriously. However, those people will not be dissuaded by a piece pointing out that this is a silly not-so-massive mass delusion.

So given that there's no getting to them, is there any problem with the rest of us enjoying the Alternate Reality the media has cooked up for us today?

And how is this bullshit Alternate Reality different in quality than the bullshit Alternate Reality it usually cooks up for us? I'd rather read the media lie about the Creeping Clown Menace than lie about Trump or Sid Blumenthal's non-involvement in pushing the Birther conspiracy.

I dunno.

I followed this Clown Panic in 2014, when it was going on in France. Perhaps we can learn from them and how they dealt with clowns, pseudoclowns, and Anticlown mobs.

Reprinted from the blog on October 27, 2014:

I'm not joking, and I'm only slightly exaggerating.

There is actually a fear that these attacks -- and the growing fear/panic about violent clowns -- will become worse as Halloween approaches.

Fake clown attacks put French police on alert and trigger vigilante response

Residents fight back after spate of incidents thought to be fueled by social media while real clowns are saddened by trend

Anne Penketh in Paris
The Guardian, Monday 27 October 2014 14.58 EDT

French police are on high alert after fake clowns caused panic across France in a spreading phenomenon that has led to violence and a response by vigilantes.

Fourteen teenagers dressed as clowns and carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats were arrested outside a school in Agde, southern France, on Saturday. One provincial newspaper, Dauphine Libere, wrote: "These clowns aren’t funny any more."

In Montpellier, a 35-year-old man was beaten with a metal rod on Saturday night by a man dressed as a clown who tried to rob him with two accomplices. They were arrested the next day.

A 19-year-old butcher’s apprentice, who had dressed as a clown to terrorise children in Douvrin, northern France, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence at a court in Bethune last week....


But the trend, fueled by Facebook and other social media, is spreading -- prompting police to issue a national appeal urging people to report the fake clowns. Meanwhile, some people have taken the clown hunt into their own hands. Police in Bordeaux stopped a dozen youths who were carrying sticks and metal rods and said they were hunting clowns. One was a 12-year-old boy armed with a dagger.

In eastern France, five people were arrested in Mulhouse last week after setting out to catch scary clowns.

More from Le Figaro.

The below translation is weak and over-relies on Google translate. This was just a really tough thing to translate. A lot of words I'd never seen before. I just sort of threw up whatever seemed to make sense.

Police Aren't Laughing Anymore About Alerts About Violent Clowns

bu Jean-Marc Leclerc, Paul de Coustin

The Interior Minister wants an end to the attacks by painted fools which are creating a panic. One of the two [recently arrested clowns] has been sentenced to twelve months of prison... for having attacked a passer-by with a length of metal.

This is not a joke. The attacks against pedestrians led by the false clowns are growing a little throughout France. To the point that the Interior Minister has been required to call a special meeting, bringing together police and gendarmeries, for trying to put a stop to the phenomenon originating in the US.

That's a reference to the creepy-looking clown that's been spooking people in Wasco, California.

...

But in France, the Internet is buzzing now with thousands of rumors of "Hordes of Clowns," ready to attack on Halloween...

For the past two weeks the phenomenon is growing in strength, sometimes degenerating into real aggression. It's sustaining a kind of panic in small towns or neighborhoods, north, south, east, to Perpignan, or Guingamp in the Pas-de-Calais. Monday afternoon at Chelles, near Paris, a 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested after he tried to attack a woman. She was not injured "but was put in great fear," said the police told AFP. In Besançon, a student who claims to have been injured Saturday by a clown armed with an ax has filed a complaint.

In the night from Saturday to Sunday, Herault also had a strange burst of violence: a clown damaged a car in Marseillan; three motorists have filed complaints against "frightening clowns" in Palavas-les-Flots, Thézan-lès-Béziers and Cessenon-sur-Orb; a pedestrian 35 years was beaten to death with an iron bar and robbed of his cell in Montpellier by two teenagers and an adult dressed as clowns.

...

Then, still in l'Herault, four juveniles had been arrested in the parking lot of [a high school], carrying guns, knives, and baseball bats. [Are they] hunting clowns?

The situation is in the middle of degenerating into a melee between clowns and anticlowns....

Police are now urging people on social media: "Report the presence of an aggressive clown, by dialing 17 or 112."

"Anticlown" is in the original.

Incidentally, France's national security system is called "Vigipirate," which I imagine came originally from the notion of being vigilant against pirates.

The Vigipirate system is now being used to report both the Clown Menace and Anticlown Mobs.

...

And from October 28, 2014:

The Clown Menace grows.

(Translated.)

A 14-year-old was attacked yesterday by an individual disguised as a clown in the region of Macon. While returning to his parent's house, he was knocked to the ground, then hit by the fake clown, all the while receiving a barrage of insults.

A little later, the juvenile was able to alert his family, who in turn called the police station. According to several witnesses, two other clowns had been spotted near a bus stop. One of them was carrying a baseball bat. [Alarming as this may have been], there was no attack in this second case.

"Fake clown" was actually "pseudo-clown" in the original.

I mentioned this in the other article, but a group of fourteen armed clowns were arrested in a high school parking lot in Agde.

I think I misread this article and took these 14 to be an "anti-clown" posse. Nope, they were just more Evil Clowns.

Fourteen juveniles dressed as clowns and carrying pistols, knives, and baseball bats were arrested Saturday night in the parking lot of the high school Agde (in Herault), taken into custody and released Saturday morning, according to a police source. Witnesses disturbed by the sight of the group of armed clowns had called the police who had then moved to arrest them.

Furthermore, at Montpellier (Herault), a 35-year-old pedestrian had been struck 30 times with an iron bar, late Saturday night, by a man dressed as a clown and two accomplices who had tried to strip him. The three were been arrested.

In Herault, six complaints had been sworn out alleging attacks by "clowns seeding terror."

Below, some gory and scary Evil Clown Prank Videos.


Posted by: Ace at 03:28 PM




Comments

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1 Not aflashback, a continuation

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2016 03:26 PM (sWbjH)

2 Close to first

Posted by: Octiparan at October 06, 2016 03:27 PM (cn2r5)

3 Well, if a clown gets shot, don't blame me.

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (xttKs)

4 True Fact : During an average Winter, Moscow is plagued by giant bears riding tiny bicycles.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (Y613z)

5 th

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (xttKs)

6 The World is falling apart and people are talking about clowns?

Yeah I guess that does make sense

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (zp+j1)

7 alleging attacks by "clowns seeding terror."

Sounds like a horror film with a combination of clowns and pod people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (EnGQE)

8 Redirection,they(and now we) can't talk about the muslims tgat really scare us and so conjure scary clowns instead.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2016 03:28 PM (fA75F)

9 Sacre bleu!

Posted by: Pepe Le Frog at October 06, 2016 03:29 PM (wcSGs)

10 Wait until the clowns meet the anti-clowns. POW!!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 03:30 PM (IqV8l)

11 My butt hole is dressing up like a clown for Halloween.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 06, 2016 03:30 PM (OD2ni)

12 The Clown Menace. Sounds like another installment of the Star Wars saga. That or the MSM.

Posted by: Octiparan at October 06, 2016 03:30 PM (cn2r5)

13 This is definitely no laughing matter.

I would urge commenters not to beclown themselves on this issue. Don't be a bozo.

Posted by: #NeverHillary at October 06, 2016 03:30 PM (DQrjB)

14 France should have known better.

Mimes are a gateway drug that eventually leads to clowns.

Posted by: Qoheleth at October 06, 2016 03:30 PM (iIzG7)

15 Why is everyone afraid of clowns?

Posted by: John Wayne Gacy at October 06, 2016 03:31 PM (OD2ni)

16 Mimes > Clowns.

Posted by: Weasel at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (6xtq3)

17 Back in 2001, it was the Summer of the Shark panic attack all day, every day - until 9-11.

Maybe this clown frenzy will die off too, after a lot of people do.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (VndSC)

18 6: Fundamentally Transformed, Yo!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (jSN5f)

19 well studied, it's called the bozo effect

Posted by: Einstain at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (dLKyZ)

20 And from the Greasidebar: "Signs Your Clown Has Gone Bad."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hillbot 3.0 Control Override Kits at the Outrage Outlet! at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

21 Wait.

Now, I haven't actually been paying attention to these clown stories, but are you saying this is literally a made-up phenomenon?

None of this is actually happening? It's just fabrication!?!

I don't get it.

Posted by: Kensington at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (7Kbxu)

22 We laugh but Daycare satanic sacrifices were a thang.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 06, 2016 03:32 PM (OHGnA)

23 Muzzy meets a Clown in a dark alley in Marseilles , which one comes out?

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (sWbjH)

24 So do clowns taste better than hobos? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Octiparan at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (cn2r5)

25 Say, when does Baskets come back on?

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (oNNJp)

26 24 So do clowns taste better than hobos? Asking for a friend.


Sometimes they have a funny taste to them.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (VndSC)

27 The World is falling apart and people are talking about clowns?

Yeah I guess that does make sense
Posted by: Nevergiveup





I know one lady who has an unhealthy level of fear when it comes to clowns.

She's also redneck. She will fuck up someone dressed as a clown. Without apologies.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (Bd48Y)

28 I have a feeling this ties in to the previous post.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 03:34 PM (7ZVPa)

29 It's the Crazy Joe Davola Effect

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:34 PM (Y613z)

30 The truly scary part is when an evil clown attacks you and you respond by punching him in the nose only to have it honk. While you're laughing, the clown eats you. This is why you never punch a clown in the nose, and always go for the juggler.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at October 06, 2016 03:34 PM (a5M4B)

31 And from the Greasidebar: "Signs Your Clown Has Gone Bad."




Leaves a funny taste?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (Bd48Y)

32 She will fuck up someone dressed as a clown. Without apologies.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (Bd48Y)

My sister is a left wing clown...can I send her my sister's address?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (zp+j1)

33 Tucson on 15 October is hosting a Clown Lives Matter rally

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (92Ez4)

34 Um...some asshole dressed as a clown comes at me with a hammer, I'm drawing down on him.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (0mRoj)

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (NOIQH)

36 I have a concealed seltzer bottle permit, so I'm not scared of clowns.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (VndSC)

37 Say, when does Baskets come back on?

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (oNNJp)


Didn't that have the ridiculously unfunny Zach Snuffalupagus in it?

Yeah, never watched it.......saw a clip with that one time funny fat comedian in it.....was terrible...so....out.

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:35 PM (xttKs)

38 Of course Clowns have better taste, have you ever seen their private art collection or their wine cellar?

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (sWbjH)

39 Meh. Killer bunnies are scarier.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (GzDYP)

40 I f'ing hate clowns.

Posted by: Lizzy, deplorable & loving it! at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (NOIQH)

41 For once I'm ahead of the trend.

My costume this year is an evil clown with a machete.

I'm still wondering if I should rethink it though....

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (eytER)

42 This is not new, but was mostly a DC thing until now

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (0T+zz)

43 I think we need to downplay these clown attacks, in order to avoid anti-clown reprisals.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (7ZVPa)

44 Lock them inside an invisible box.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (IqV8l)

45 I suspect that clowns trigger some primitive part of our brains. Jungian archetype stuff.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (K4cgw)

46 Never leave home without your pie.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (Y613z)

47 Knee-deep in dog muck, thieving kids, and crusty jugglers. And clowns.

Posted by: General Zod at October 06, 2016 03:36 PM (Bdeb0)

48 And, of course, allow me to add the obligatory "if a clown with an axe starts coming towards me, my bullets will be the clown, and he will be the car. "

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (oNNJp)

49 39 Meh. Killer bunnies are scarier.


This is no joke. Killer bunnies are a menace!

Posted by: Jimmah Carter at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (jSN5f)

50 Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (92Ez4)

51 Adolescents with their Pennywise on.

Some people just need a kick to the balls.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (uz/Pv)

52 This is a modern day Spring-heel Jack story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (7HtZB)

53 So do clowns taste better than hobos? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Octiparan at October 06, 2016 03:33 PM (cn2r5)




Unsafe to eat. Too much leaching of heavy metals into the meat from all the makeup.

Posted by: Country Singer (gab @BertG) at October 06, 2016 03:37 PM (uiwCw)

54 I'm confused. Is it now illegal to shoot clowns, for any reason? That use to be just 'Friday afternoon fun'.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Make deplorable adorable again!) at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (4ng05)

55 Ya know Quick Change was a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (Ykexz)

56 At the grandkids birthday party the other day, one of the guests was afraid of balloons. She could hardly stay in the room with the balloons. I now wonder if she had some scary experience with a clown as a child.

Posted by: Octiparan at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (cn2r5)

57 Didn't we do all the clown jokes yesterday?

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (Y613z)

58 39 Meh. Killer bunnies are scarier.

That rabbit's dynamite!

Posted by: Arthur, King of the Britons at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (7HtZB)

59 Christian Clown Ministries, hardest hit. (Go ahead, look it up).
And those damn Shriners.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (H5rtT)

60 It will just get worse, as our student loan due dates get closer.

Posted by: Millennial Clowns Seeding Terror at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (Tyii7)

61 Hey! These guys are stealing my act!!!

Posted by: Krusty the Clown at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (AqEbb)

62 I need to sell my stock in Clown College ASAP......

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (xttKs)

63 There was an expressway shootout last night in Chicago.

25 clowns died in one of the two vehicles involved.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (VndSC)

64 Ever see a drive by shooting by a Clown on a monocycle? Deadly.

Posted by: Skip at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (sWbjH)

65 I dread the backlash against law-abiding American Clowns.

Posted by: Council on American - Clown Relations at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (7ZVPa)

66
You do realize the connection between climate change, clowns and Hurricane Matthew?

Posted by: President Assclown at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (yfObW)

67 I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: Batman at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (dciA+)

68 I never had childhood fear of clowns. But I can only remember seeing rodeo clowns until I was old enough to be past the fear stage.

Posted by: Palerider at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (dkExz)

69 >>"But the trend, fueled by Facebook and other social media, is spreading
-- prompting police to issue a national appeal urging people to report
the fake clowns...."


What's the difference between a fake clown and a real clown - a paying job?
What is this, some sort of Circ du Soleil employment protection racket????

Posted by: Lizzy, deplorable & loving it! at October 06, 2016 03:40 PM (NOIQH)

70 I remember an alternate timeline where clowns were seen as comic relief and people weren't such pantywaists.

Posted by: StrawMan at October 06, 2016 03:40 PM (7/YOc)

71 25 clowns died in one of the two vehicles[s/] 1962 VW Beetles involved.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:39 PM (VndSC)

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:40 PM (xttKs)

72 damn.....

Posted by: Sponge at October 06, 2016 03:40 PM (xttKs)

73 *sob.*

so forgotten

Posted by: Slenderman at October 06, 2016 03:40 PM (jVlNS)

74 maybe at the next presidential debate, we could have a crazed clown rush the stage...

Posted by: IC at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (a0IVu)

75 I've never liked clowns. They don't scare me, but they're just a stupid entertainment method. Even when my parents took me to the circus they never understood why I never laughed at the clowns.

They also never understood why I would stand up and start cheering when the less-than-fully-clothed women that would run out into the ring.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (Fmupd)

76 "The Interior Minister wants an end to the attacks by painted fools"

I agree! Fire Megan Kelly!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (u0lmX)

77 >>You do realize the connection between climate change, clowns and Hurricane Matthew?


Sharks???

Posted by: Barack the Magnificent at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (NOIQH)

78 almost a barrel full of clowns there

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (VndSC)

79 Just because a clown wears a fez, doesn't make him a target.

Posted by: Council on American - Clown Relations at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (7ZVPa)

80 I suspect that clowns trigger some primitive part of our brains. Jungian archetype stuff.



The fact that with makeup on, you can't identify them.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (Bd48Y)

81 I lost nearly a billion guilders in the Clown Panic of 1637.

But, I made it all back in the Melanesian Mime Bubble.

Posted by: Donaldus Vandertrump at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (fgOnp)

82 Isn't this....profiling?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (uz/Pv)

83 We need to have a national conversation on clowns. Clownophobia is nothing to be proud of.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hillbot 3.0 Control Override Kits at the Outrage Outlet! at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (hLRSq)

84 Any man caught smoking in bed spends a night with the clown.

Posted by: Zod, the floor-walker at October 06, 2016 03:41 PM (Bdeb0)

85 A dude I knew dated a girl that claimed she was afraid of people in costume. We didn't believe her until that evening when we out and she started screaming and curled up into the fetal position in the middle of the floor at State Street Brats in Madison when she saw a guy in a Bratwurst costume.
It was hilarious.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (1H9ox)

86 ...no ma'am, that's not a clown, that's Tim Kaine...he's running for Vice President...yes, I know he's creepy as hell...no ma'am, we can't do anything about him...

Posted by: Anti-Clown Task Force Hotline at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (9krrF)

87 Well, we apparently have a country run by clowns, so why not?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (wtvvX)

88 >>>>>The truly scary part is when an evil clown attacks you and you respond
by punching him in the nose only to have it honk. While you're laughing,
the clown eats you. This is why you never punch a clown in the nose,
and always go for the juggler.
.
.
.
.Punching a clown in the nose is a bad move. Not only does it make them stronger it sounds like a bicycle horn.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (iONHu)

89 Why on earth would anyone think clowns are creepy?

http://tinyurl.com/gkozps2

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (7HtZB)

90 So watching the above videos and all I can say is this MeAgain and Hannity thing is getting a little out of hand.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (6n332)

91 Colin Powell advises:

under no circumstances make videos showing how shittily Jugears' admin handles the hurricane.

Corpses floating by hotel rooms, canoes stranded in 2 inch depths of water, cannibalism in sports arenas, the works!

Posted by: Bob at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (ixM4j)

92 That rabbit's dynamite!

Posted by: Arthur, King of the Britons at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (7HtZB)

He's got these little teeth!

(chops air with two bent fingers)

Posted by: Sir Lancelot at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (GzDYP)

93 The AoSHQ Barrel:

NOW WITH ADDED CLOWNS!!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (wtvvX)

94 When you're alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go....clown-town.

Posted by: Zod, the floor-walker at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (Bdeb0)

95 Massachusetts just passed a ban on assault clown guns (the ones with the little BANG flag).

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (VndSC)

96 If memory serves I'm nearly certain the French authorities doubled the Mime Patrol and all was well.

Posted by: Jeb at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (BLxCS)

97 A clown with a fez... Zakir Naik hardest hit

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 06, 2016 03:43 PM (92Ez4)

98 First they came for the gypsies, and I did nothing, because I am not a gypsy.

Then they came for the clowns, and I did nothing, because hey, that's a mixed bag you know.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 06, 2016 03:44 PM (VdICR)

99 I think Ace might still be holding a Clown Grudge because :

KABOOM

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:44 PM (Y613z)

100 Simple: people, both here and in France, would rather fret about clown attacks than think about the very real attacks being planned by Muslims...

Everything the MSM tells us we should fear is either projection or deflection designed to keep us from thinking about what we really should fear.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 03:44 PM (u0lmX)

101 You can pack twice as many illegal alien clowns in a coyote's vehicle as Central Americans.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 03:44 PM (7ZVPa)

102 I support the Anti-Clown vigilantes in their mime-sweeping efforts.

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 03:44 PM (7HtZB)

103 Clownado is on FX next week.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:45 PM (VndSC)

104 That is pretty eerie, because right after that France just disappeared and was never heard from again.

Posted by: blaster at October 06, 2016 03:45 PM (tewYv)

105 Ha! Ha! Said the clown, has the king lost his crown
Is the night being tight on romance
Ha! Ha! Said the clown, is it bringing you down
That you've lost your chance

Feeling low, gotta go, see a show in town
Hear the jokes, have a smoke, and a laugh at the clown
In a whirl, see a girl with a smile in her eyes
Never thought I'd be brought right down by her lies

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:45 PM (1H9ox)

106 85 A dude I knew dated a girl that claimed she was afraid of people in costume. We didn't believe her until that evening when we out and she started screaming and curled up into the fetal position in the middle of the floor at State Street Brats in Madison when she saw a guy in a Bratwurst costume.
It was hilarious.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:42 PM (1H9ox)


Good thing you didn't take her to Miller Park to see the Racing Sausages. She would have ended up in a coma.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (u0lmX)

107 If a psycho clown comes at me, it is going to feel the business end of my stiletto..right in its creepy eye.

Posted by: IC at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (a0IVu)

108 There is no sheltering in place, no safe space. We are everywhere...

Posted by: Millennial Clowns Seeding Terror at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (Tyii7)

109 If you're ever attacked by one or more clowns, remember that you're under no obligation to fire a warning shot or attempt to merely wound them. Your life is in danger. Do not hesitate to go for the juggalo.

Posted by: Qoheleth at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (iIzG7)

110 Kensington,

I think it's all fake. I hear reports of "sightings" of clowns, as if a sighting means anything. There was a report of a clown crime, but it turned out to be fake; the police arrested the guy claiming it.

Do you know of any actual crimes committed by clowns?

I don't. I just keep hearing of "sightings" of clowns, and people vaguely worried by clowns.

Posted by: Batman at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (dciA+)

111 Sooner or later, the 2nd Amendment will sort this out.

Posted by: Me at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (RYASC)

112 True Fact : During an average Winter, Moscow is plagued by giant bears riding tiny bicycles.

Moscow also has a cat circus with at least one of the human performers dressed as a clown with a red nose:

http://tinyurl.com/jple2gq

Relax and enjoy the kittehs, even if you don't like clowns.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (3C9q2)

113 Little known fact:

It's not the clown, it's that damned bicycle horn.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Make deplorable adorable again!) at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (4ng05)

114 the seinfeld clown episode is one of my faves.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (Yntgb)

115 It saddens and infuriates me to still see, even today, clowns enjoying their white face privilege.

Auma and I were in a restaurant in Nairobi, and we noticed a clown in white face being served his main course while we were still waiting for our soup!

Posted by: Obama, musing in Kenya at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (fgOnp)

116 Time to suit up.

Posted by: Racing Sausage Clowns at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (Tyii7)

117 Here I was thinking it was
The Warriors(1979)

Posted by: Paladin at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (LtaK3)

118 I heard a news report this AM where some locality was considering banning clown costumes because - scary clowns, or something.

These people are f-in nuts, I'm signing up for the Mars missions.

Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (1Rgee)

119 Good to know I didn't misremember there having been some sort if freak-out about clowns in Europe a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (GDulk)

120 Is there a quota on clowns being given amnesty in this country? If not, why not?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 03:48 PM (7ZVPa)

121 www.clownpenis.fart

Posted by: Me at October 06, 2016 03:48 PM (RYASC)

122 I never had any inkling of 'creepy clowns' as a child. I also don't remember society viewing them that way then.

Now it's like its a fundamental of pop culture, and I suspect its just that base urge to sully child-like innocence with hipster cynicism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:48 PM (uz/Pv)

123 114 the seinfeld clown episode is one of my faves.
Posted by: concrete girl at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (Yntgb)
===

The one with Crazy Joe Davola or the one where George argues with a clown about Bozo being the best clown?

Posted by: Independent George at October 06, 2016 03:48 PM (BDZWU)

124 This clown panic will not end well.

Posted by: Zombie Salem Witches at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (VndSC)

125 -
These people are f-in nuts, I'm signing up for the Mars missions.





Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM
--------------

Yes. Please do.

Posted by: Mars Clowns Attack at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (pMGkg)

126 Didn't we do all the clown jokes yesterday?
Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:38 PM (Y613z)

Never enough clown jokes. It's a welcome relief from news about the election.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (EnGQE)

127 If there's any justice, they'll try a one of those 'prank' videos on a CC holder.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (uz/Pv)

128 Some fun threads today. It's been nice to take a break from all the REAL clowns.

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (q177U)

129 >>>I never had any inkling of 'creepy clowns' as a child. I also don't remember society viewing them that way then.


I did not like them at all. And I did find them a little scary.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (dciA+)

130 Worst childhood party I ever went to the clown forgot his balloons so twisted the family dachshund into different shapes.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (Ykexz)

131 >>The one with Crazy Joe Davola or the one where George argues with a clown about Bozo being the best clown?


Eric the Clown.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (Y613z)

132 No biggie, just demons released from Perdition.

All right! Move on! Nothing to see here! Please disperse!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (FtrY1)

133 75 I've never liked clowns. They don't scare me, but they're just a stupid entertainment method. Even when my parents took me to the circus they never understood why I never laughed at the clowns. "

Yeah. I was never entertained by them either. And they always threw out shitty candy at parades.

I did have one of those inflatable Bozo things that you punch and it pops back up. It felt good to hit Bozo.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (u0lmX)

134 Posted by: Obama, musing in Kenya at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (fgOnp)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (EnGQE)

135 I have a vague memory of Bozo getting caught on camera eating Cookie.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (7ZVPa)

136 Do clowns wear underwear?

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (1H9ox)

137 >>>The one with Crazy Joe Davola or the one where George argues with a clown about Bozo being the best clown?

i think the latter was Jon Favreau.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (dciA+)

138 I always liked a little seltzer in my pants

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (zp+j1)

139 The clown scene in Uncle Buck is hillaryous

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (6Ll1u)

140 CLOWNPENIS is Joe Biden's Secret Service code

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (92Ez4)

141 I have the genesis of an idea:

I pretty certain that Muslims don't like clowns because... well Muslims don't like anything living, when it comes right down to it.

Anti-ISIS clown brigades!

Two birds, and all that.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean (Make deplorable adorable again!) at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (4ng05)

142 I have a vague memory of Bozo getting caught on camera eating Cookie.
...
I got kicked out of the boy scouts for eating a brownie.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (1H9ox)

143 I seem to remember an epidemic of flaming clown boners (though not sure whether it was the clowns themselves or just their boners that were flaming, and whether it involved actual flames, or whether it was euphemism for teh ghey - its really kind of hazy, actually) - anyway, I remember the epidemic. But now I am not sure if that was a real thing or just some parallel universe leakage.

Posted by: blaster at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (tewYv)

144
Hey, hey, hey.
Don't blame me.
I was in Pigalle in Pairs doing things.

Posted by: Krusty the Clown at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (yfObW)

145 The clowns meet in special clown conspiracy rooms where they kneel down and put their faces on the floor and their asses up in the air in a gesture of contempt for the rational world. They do this five times a day.

They do other madcap Jerry Lewis type stunts such as washing their stinky feet in the sinks of restrooms.

They constantly claim they're being oppressed. It's part of the joke.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (llChn)

146 129 >>>I never had any inkling of 'creepy clowns' as a child. I also don't remember society viewing them that way then.


I did not like them at all. And I did find them a little scary.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (dciA+)

My Mom's 75 & she's always been afraid of clowns. Maybe it's the bone white face & blood red lips, the unsettling smile?

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (7HtZB)

147 Only a clown from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol.

Posted by: Zod, the floor-walker at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (Bdeb0)

148 Do clowns wear underwear?
Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (1H9ox)


Of course your asking for a friend right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (zp+j1)

149 Perhaps we ought to start an "evil Hillary" menace meme.

People dressed up in Mao pantsuits and a disturbing Hillary mask.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (OHGnA)

150 i thought it was joe dibola

Posted by: concrete girl at October 06, 2016 03:51 PM (Yntgb)

151 France is a damn mimefield.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (1H9ox)

152 I dream of the day when little girlz may aspire to be terror clowns.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (Tyii7)

153 118 I heard a news report this AM where some locality was considering banning clown costumes because - scary clowns, or something.

These people are f-in nuts, I'm signing up for the Mars missions.

Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (1Rgee)

Let's offer to build a few domed cities for them. I think they'd go for it. It would keep our icky selves out and their pure snowflake selves in. Win!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (GzDYP)

154 -

This clown panic will not end well.

Posted by: Zombie Salem Witches at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM
--------------------


This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to laugh through it.

Posted by: Admiral FacePainter at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (pMGkg)

155 >> i thought it was joe dibola


In one of the many Universes, it is.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (Y613z)

156 I saw the Flaming Clown Boners open for Aerosmith at Miller Park last year.

Posted by: Roy at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (VndSC)

157 I never had any inkling of 'creepy clowns' as a child. I also don't remember society viewing them that way then.

Now it's like its a fundamental of pop culture, and I suspect its just that base urge to sully child-like innocence with hipster cynicism.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:48 PM (uz/Pv)

Definitely a cool kid thing. When I was a kid everyone liked clowns now everyone hates them.

Posted by: StrawMan at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (7/YOc)

158 136 Do clowns wear underwear?
Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:50 PM (1H9ox)

No. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Dr. Fraiser Crane at October 06, 2016 03:52 PM (7HtZB)

159 I distinctly remember we used to call them "Clouns" but now there is no record of that term in all of hyuman history.

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (q177U)

160 I blame Joe Biden.

Posted by: Pudding Head at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (vV/gB)

161
That new 'Clown' horror movie about the guy who puts on the suit and the makeup and it won't come off and gets even weirder and scarier from there?

Yeah, not watching it. Ever. Clowns creeped me out as a kid and they creep me out now.

Posted by: troyriser at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (OGbEB)

162 Eric the Clown.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (Y613z)

Me forget it? You should forget it! You're livin' in the past, man! You're hung up on some clown from the sixties, man!

Posted by: Independent George at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (BDZWU)

163 We're kicking off a PR campaign to inform the public of how we're working hard to reduce Clmate Change by carpooling. Did you know that we regularly squeeze 8-14 clowns in a single car?

"Clowns: Our feet may be yuuuge, but our carbon footprint is comically tiny! (tm)"

Posted by: Clown WOrkers of America Union at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (NOIQH)

164 I distinctly remember we used to call them "Clouns" but now there is no record of that term in all of hyuman history.
Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:53 PM (q177U)

You forgot to use a clerb in that sentence.

Posted by: StrawMan at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (7/YOc)

165 If there's any justice, they'll try a one of those 'prank' videos on a CC holder.




Notice those Aussies that dressed up as a sheik and pop out and throw a backpack at people's feet and run off haven't tried it here in the states?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (Bd48Y)

166 Never liked clowns.

Always wanted the Lions to get out of the cage and maul them.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (Y613z)

167 110 Kensington,

I think it's all fake. I hear reports of "sightings" of clowns, as if a sighting means anything. There was a report of a clown crime, but it turned out to be fake; the police arrested the guy claiming it.

Do you know of any actual crimes committed by clowns?

I don't. I just keep hearing of "sightings" of clowns, and people vaguely worried by clowns.

Posted by: Batman at October 06, 2016 03:46 PM (dciA+)


You're just trying to keep people from horning in on your racket of taking down the joker's gang.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (z/Ubi)

168 Have you heard how Trump called clowns "creepy?" Clowns are beloved by children, and all he can say is that they are creepy. Well, I for one am PROUD to say that I love clowns. And I am not going to let Donald Trump and all of his wild eyed followers steal them from children!

Posted by: Hillary at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (tewYv)

169 Toynbee was right.
Our society is so boned.

Posted by: Deplorable Diogenes at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (0tfLf)

170 Clown funerals are hilariously tragic.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Hillbot 3.0 Control Override Kits at the Outrage Outlet! at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (hLRSq)

171 There is a better than even chance that, on the last day of his reign, Obama is going to peel his face off Mission Impossible style and reveal an evil clown head.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (1H9ox)

172 Remember when Nelson Mandela dressed up as a cloun in prison and was later killed in a cloun on cloun prson riot?

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:55 PM (q177U)

173 "Clowns: Our feet may be yuuuge, but our carbon footprint


is comically tiny! (tm)"




That's what she said!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 03:55 PM (Bd48Y)

174 huh
learn something everyday

Posted by: concrete girl at October 06, 2016 03:55 PM (Yntgb)

175 If there's any justice, they'll try a one of those 'prank' videos on a CC holder.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


At BearingArms.com

"From the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal:

"He had a red Afro wig on and a red nose," she said. "The smile was creepy - the painted-on one." He was wearing a "clown-looking shirt/costume," and his neck was white.

"I say, 'I'm not afraid of clowns,'" the woman said. "I started laughing. It's almost Halloween, so I didn't think too much about it."

Then the clown formed a gun shape with his fingers, the woman said, and mouthed the word 'bang.'

"I picked up my 9 mm - I didn't point it at him directly," the woman said, "and said, 'Back at ya, clown.'"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2016 03:55 PM (V3IFq)

176 There were always kids afraid of clowns and kids afraid of Santa Claus.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2016 03:55 PM (fA75F)

177 The Trump candidacy is no doubt the cause of all this "clown hysteria."

Posted by: MSM at October 06, 2016 03:56 PM (tewYv)

178 It was probably serial killer John Wayne Gacy, he of the clown outfits and painting, who first linked creepiness and perversity with clowns in the popular culture.

Individual kids might have been afraid of clowns, but I don't remember them generally being considered evil or creepy until Gacy's arrest.

Like I said, I disliked them when I was a child because I thought they were lame, not because I feared them.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 03:56 PM (u0lmX)

179
Star Wars 8: The Clown Menace

Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2016 03:56 PM (0cMkb)

180 Speaking of clowns, have you seen my granddaughter on Fox News?

Posted by: Zombie Emmett Kelly at October 06, 2016 03:56 PM (Tyii7)

181 How Tom Cruise deals with clowns

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9D7WzCDT_0s

Posted by: Rex B at October 06, 2016 03:56 PM (7cqHD)

182 Every time I see one of those prank videos where someone is threatening people with violence as a "prank", I keep hoping someone will pull out a gun and shoot the prankster.

So far, no happy endings.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (R+30W)

183 Who else is going to recon the woods so Trump doesn't punch a baby in the dick. Which moron here will walk away from the warmth of the dumpster fire into the fall night?

Posted by: SqueekyTheClown at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (8J/Te)

184
112 True Fact : During an average Winter, Moscow is plagued by giant bears riding tiny bicycles.

Moscow also has a cat circus with at least one of the human performers dressed as a clown with a red nose:

http://tinyurl.com/jple2gq

Relax and enjoy the kittehs, even if you don't like clowns.
Posted by: Basement Cat at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM (3C9q2)

---------------

I went to a cat circus once. They don't know shit a about putting up a tent. The high-wire act had to be canceled because the leader kept trying to cough up a furball (btw. Don't eat the cotton candy there) and the ring master had to go behind the bleachers to take a shit.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (Fmupd)

185 I bet most clowns take a loss on their taxes, what with all the props and pie tins and such.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (1H9ox)

186 125 -
These people are f-in nuts, I'm signing up for the Mars missions.





Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:47 PM
--------------

Yes. Please do.
Posted by: Mars Clowns Attack at October 06, 2016 03:49 PM (pMGkg)

Crap. Maybe I'll just move to Haiti and eat trees.

Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (1Rgee)

187 Enough of the Clown Questions Bro!

Posted by: Bryce Harper at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (xTFXi)

188 How much of the "clowns are scary" stuff is just people internalizing the simpsons episode where they have a flashback to Lisa's birth and homer makes Bart a terrifying clown bed? "Can't sleep, clown will eat me."

Kind of combining this thread and the previous one with that.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (z/Ubi)

189 169 Toynbee was right.
Our society is so boned.
Posted by: Deplorable Diogenes at October 06, 2016 03:54 PM (0tfLf)

Resurrect dead Jupiter

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 03:58 PM (7HtZB)

190
I went to a cat circus once. They don't know shit a about putting up a tent. The high-wire act had to be canceled because the leader kept trying to cough up a furball (btw. Don't eat the cotton candy there) and the ring master had to go behind the bleachers to take a shit.
Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 03:57 PM (Fmupd)


What did they use for a barker?

Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 03:58 PM (1Rgee)

191 And yes and sometimes creepy clowns write off their used underwear as a donation on their taxes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (EnGQE)

192 when I was real little, i went to the circus, and I think a bunch of kids were asked -- forced, really -- to sit on a bench upfront to be entertained -- harassed, actually -- by a fucking clown.

so I'm out there, feeling uncomfortably in the center of attention, trying to fake-laugh a clown into leaving me alone. He was frantic and stunk of flop sweat. he was terrible so he just gave a coked-up frenzy of a performance.

At the end of his stupid thing, he told some joke which I didn't hear, and started waving around this box, which would contain the punchline to the joke I didn't hear.

Inside, seriously, was a naked doll.

I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (dciA+)

193 I can't believe that a society that has people that wait weeks in line for Star Wars tickets and iPhones could be so frivolous as to have a clown panic.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (uz/Pv)

194 Thie Clown Menace brought to you by....




the Clinton-Kaine campaign - anything to change the story!

Posted by: F Hillary at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (3aBcq)

195 Kind of combining this thread and the previous one with that.

What's "The Simpsons"?

I'm searching IMDB and there is no record of a show by that name in all of hyuman history.

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (q177U)

196 Send in the clowns oh there here.

Posted by: SOMESASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at October 06, 2016 04:00 PM (nQHw/)

197 Clowns-All I can think of right now is "Sideshow Bob" from the Simpsons

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 04:00 PM (EnGQE)

198 I suppose these clowns could all be Joker thugs on the loose from Blackgate prison.

Somebody should tell Ben Affleck about this.

Posted by: Kensington at October 06, 2016 04:00 PM (7Kbxu)

199 by the way, the other children keened out this shrill laugh at the naked doll, making me wonder about my sanity, or, more accurately, making me wonder about the sanity of other children.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:00 PM (dciA+)

200 I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.



Posted by: ace


--

You were supposed to point on the doll where the other creepy clown touched you.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 04:00 PM (7ZVPa)

201 Clown pies that they throw at each other aren't cream or shaving cream pies. They use smegma.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (Fmupd)

202 A friend wrote on FB that her brother once took an acting class and one of the assignments was to stand on a street corner in full clown regalia and interact with passersby. I sure hope that acting teacher has dropped this assignment.

Posted by: biancaneve at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (IKOfL)

203 Just the palate-cleanser I needed from evacuation preparation.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Proud Deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (1ZOkK)

204 195 Kind of combining this thread and the previous one with that.

What's "The Simpsons"?

I'm searching IMDB and there is no record of a show by that name in all of hyuman history.
Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (q177U)



It was cancelled in the early 2000s

Posted by: Buzzion at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (z/Ubi)

205 >>>At the end of his stupid thing, he told some joke which I didn't hear, and started waving around this box, which would contain the punchline to the joke I didn't hear.


Aristocrats!

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (q177U)

206 Hey!

Remember when Hillary! won the Presidency and she put on Clown make-up at her inauguration,

then laughed and laughed and laughed.


And didn't stop laughing for 8 years.

Not once.


Not even when she was sleeping.



That was weird.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (0cMkb)

207 The scariest clown of all is the idiot in the Oval Office.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Proud Deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (1ZOkK)

208 I don't know if the other kids shrilled out a squeal in amusement or just out of relief that the clown was now done and was probably not going to bind, rape, and murder them.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (dciA+)

209 What do you suppose the voting breakdown of clowns is...80/20 Democrat/Libertarian?

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:01 PM (1H9ox)

210 I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and
having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked
doll in my face.


Do you know where this clown can be reached?

Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at October 06, 2016 04:02 PM (Tyii7)

211 I've actually been on the Bozo the Clown show so I'm TV famous - along with the rest of Troop 207.

Posted by: DaveA at October 06, 2016 04:02 PM (8J/Te)

212 >>>It was cancelled in the early 2000s

2000 AD or XO?

Posted by: Max Power at October 06, 2016 04:02 PM (q177U)

213 >>I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.


It's all coming into focus.

Posted by: garrett at October 06, 2016 04:03 PM (Y613z)

214 >>>I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (dciA+)

I remember this as a Very Special Episode of Silver Spoons.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:03 PM (Ykexz)

215 I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.
....
I'm pretty sure that is conversion therapy.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:03 PM (1H9ox)

216 What do you suppose the voting breakdown of clowns is...80/20 Democrat/Libertarian?

It's not clear, but we do know that Hillary is currently up by +63 with this group.

Posted by: Rasmussen at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (Tyii7)

217 by the way, the other children keened out this shrill laugh at the naked doll, making me wonder about my sanity, or, more accurately, making me wonder about the sanity of other children.

I for sure rightly remember that too!!!!!!

Posted by: Howard Johnson Mandela ... at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (AoK0a)

218 What we need is debt-free clown college.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (IqV8l)

219 Someone should go out on Halloween as Gary Johnson. He could have a sidekick pretend to be Joe Scarborough and ask him questions, like, the capitals of countries. And he could just go, "I dunno."

Johnson's a clown, right?

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Proud Deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (1ZOkK)

220 Maybe Halloween will be cancelled.

Posted by: Pepe, The Irredeemable at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (xTFXi)

221 How is Ace's clown like an oak coffee table??

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (Ykexz)

222 FYI- Clown load for my M -41B, 6.5 x 55mm mauser,

Sierra HPBT projectile (140 gr) over 36 grains of IMR 4895

Lets see those chuckleheads pile into that little car and try to out run that.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at October 06, 2016 04:05 PM (cCxiu)

223 What did they use for a barker?

A Seal Point Siamese, natch.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 06, 2016 04:05 PM (3C9q2)

224 All this talk about costumes reminds me of this (SFW, Rooskie dash cam):



https://youtu.be/FMzBK4a7eaY

Posted by: Country Singer (gab @BertG) at October 06, 2016 04:05 PM (uiwCw)

225 killer klo-ow-ow-ow-oooons
form outa spa-ace

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 06, 2016 04:05 PM (AroJD)

226 I liked Bozo's Grand Prize Game. Other than that, I've always had an aversion to clowns, or anything bordering on the surreal. Can't do it.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 06, 2016 04:05 PM (bpfzP)

227 I guess it's easier to report on a fake clown menace than acknowledge the real menace in our midst. I anxiously await the Clown American Interpersonal Relations Society's announcement decrying an anti-clown backlash and hostility that never materializes.

Posted by: no good deed at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (/O5Ax)

228 Clowns OK.

But my fear is stinkbugs. Nobody wants to kill them so I figure they're the most successful bugs, survivor wise, and we're going to have to bite the bullet or be inundated by them.

It's them or us people

Posted by: Bigbys other phone at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (IJHJq)

229 Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (dciA+)

Yikes! I'm having deja vu here. I could tell a similar story (although not nearly as well,) but I'm fuzzy on the details. So either it happened when I was really young or it happened in that other universe place.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (GzDYP)

230 I see a movie in the making:

Bozo Busters

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (Fmupd)

231 Maybe Halloween will be cancelled.

Posted by: Pepe, The Irredeemable at October 06, 2016 04:04 PM (xTFXi)
=========================================

I should be so lucky.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (bpfzP)

232 Show me on the naked doll where the sweaty, alcoholic clown touched you, Mr. O'Spades.

Posted by: Ace's Shrink at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (Tyii7)

233 >>>I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.

Well, that's gonna replace the nude Lena Dunham in my nightmares. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 04:06 PM (7HtZB)

234
I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.

Was that the Gordon Jump episode of Diff'rent Strokes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (IqV8l)

235 HARD WOOD

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (Ykexz)

236
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,

Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Posted by: Lou Dobbs Proud Independent at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (OZmbA)

237 >>>
Yikes! I'm having deja vu here. I could tell a similar story (although not nearly as well,) but I'm fuzzy on the details. So either it happened when I was really young or it happened in that other universe place.

we should agree to call it, vaguely and alarmingly, "the other place." We should make n00bs feel uneasy by all making cryptic references to The Other Place.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (dciA+)

238 There is some Clown Motel in or around Tonopah, NV that I read about a couple years ago. The place is all-things-clownish themed in the usual 50's 60's motel design. From the picture, it looks like it has clown crap all over the place. Can you imagine arriving in the dead of night, and the only room in town is the Clown Motel?

Posted by: washrivergal madly and deeply deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:08 PM (CFc5L)

239 But have the Clowns formed some kind of Insane Posse yet?

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 06, 2016 04:08 PM (t06LC)

240 Now get in your mouse, and get out of here.

Posted by: Uncle Buck, right before the bullets fly at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (MSOpC)

241 237 >>>
Yikes! I'm having deja vu here. I could tell a similar story (although not nearly as well,) but I'm fuzzy on the details. So either it happened when I was really young or it happened in that other universe place.

we should agree to call it, vaguely and alarmingly, "the other place." We should make n00bs feel uneasy by all making cryptic references to The Other Place.

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (dciA+)



Entrance is in the Barrel.

Posted by: buzzion at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (z/Ubi)

242 we should agree to call it, vaguely and alarmingly, "the other place." We should make n00bs feel uneasy by all making cryptic references to The Other Place.



Posted by: ace

--

I'm pretty sure we already use the term 'The Other Place' for a different meaning.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (7ZVPa)

243 I live in a blue state. I see marauding evil clowns every day.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (1zARK)

244 The place is all-things-clownish themed in the usual 50's 60's motel design.


From the picture, it looks like it has clown crap all over the place.




Should be a health hazard.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (Bd48Y)

245 >>>Was that the Gordon Jump episode of Diff'rent Strokes?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 04:07 PM (IqV8l)

That's Ace's bicycle shop story.
I hope he doesn't go to a bar to play pinball anytime soon.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (Ykexz)

246 Speaking of clowns...

Medved Hour 1: Hillary doesn't deserve to be hated by all you Hatey McHatersons~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2016 04:09 PM (V3IFq)

247 last night i fell through a hole in my bed into the other place and discovered my teeth had been replaced by stones

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (dciA+)

248 Why are we even discussing the evolution of this pathology? Clearly, Ruggero Leoncavallo is the progenitor of the entire thing. Lay it at the feet of the Italians, where it belongs.

http://tinyurl.com/hrl2gqe

Italian opera is poison.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (9mTYi)

249 The Other Place...how does it work?!

Posted by: Insane Clown Posse at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (/O5Ax)

250
It was probably serial killer John Wayne Gacy, he of the clown outfits and painting, who first linked creepiness and perversity with clowns in the popular culture.


I remember a Twilight Zone episode that had a creepy clown

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (lKyWE)

251 BTW I finally finished Gibson's The Peripheral which is a very interesting take on parallel universes and such and I will talk about it on the book thread.

Posted by: MSM at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (tewYv)

252 a naked doll

Must have been a naked Yoko doll to traumatize the Ewok so badly.

Posted by: Basement Cat at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (3C9q2)

253

From the picture, it looks like it has clown crap all over the place.




Should be a health hazard.


Really brightens up the place, though. All the colors.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (uz/Pv)

254

I supped on Megyn Kelly's breasts and then proceeded to The Other Place

Posted by: Sphynx at October 06, 2016 04:11 PM (OZmbA)

255 I hope he doesn't go to a bar to play pinball anytime soon.

Or at least has the good sense not to wear a skirt.

Posted by: no good deed at October 06, 2016 04:11 PM (/O5Ax)

256 The Other Place doesn't mean what you think it means. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at October 06, 2016 04:11 PM (Tyii7)

257 Should be a health hazard.


Posted by: rickb223

Looks like those big Circus Peanuts, right?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 06, 2016 04:12 PM (H5rtT)

258 in the other place, hope solo's butthole doesn't look like it was overinflated to 115 psi and then smashed with a maul

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:12 PM (dciA+)

259 I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember
being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty
alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.


Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 03:59 PM (dciA+)

Well, in one sense you were lucky, Ace. It could have been Rosie O'Donnell that got shoved into your face. Think that is why Trump hates her so much.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 06, 2016 04:13 PM (jxbfJ)

260 No one ever talks about me.....

*throws self on bed, weeping*

Posted by: Clarabell at October 06, 2016 04:13 PM (9mTYi)

261 Sometimes when I can't sleep, a voice from nowhere urges me to make my neighbors go to the other place.

Posted by: Me at October 06, 2016 04:13 PM (RYASC)

262 I supped on Megyn Kelly's breasts and then proceeded to The Other Place

Knowing MeAgain Kelly, that place would be civil court.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 04:14 PM (uz/Pv)

263 Why, that is the sweetest thing anybody's said about me since before the Olympics. *sob*

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at October 06, 2016 04:14 PM (Tyii7)

264 I have no idea what the joke was. I just remember being separated from any protective adult figures and having some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.


There was no joke, Mr O'Spades.

I simply needed to capture your soul in the doll's body.

I keep it in a box in my closet.

Sometimes, when I'm feeling down, I take the box out of my closet, and your soul doll out of the box.

Then I make your Soul Doll dance the Macarena, over and over while I drink Grape Nehi and eat Vanilla Wafers.


It works better than Zanax. And is much much less expensive.

Posted by: Sweaty Alcoholic Clown at October 06, 2016 04:14 PM (0cMkb)

265 Clowns are a racial memory of a race like the Neanderthal wiped out at the dawn of time in a great war with humanity's ancestors. The incidents are the vanguard of an invasion from an alternate reality where the clowns won.

Posted by: Anti-Clown Task Force Hotline at October 06, 2016 04:14 PM (9krrF)

266 I remember a Twilight Zone episode that had a creepy clown

(1) So do I! So do I! Anybody else? Bet we all do!

(2) Dude. That was an Outer Limits.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 06, 2016 04:14 PM (H5rtT)

267 That would be a good thing for the artist Sabo to do-Hillary as a creepy evil clown.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 04:15 PM (EnGQE)

268
Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up?


Please, not before the Weather Channel makes all kind of dire predictions and ties it to Global Warming.

Posted by: Sphynx at October 06, 2016 04:15 PM (OZmbA)

269 YOU BETTER BE SAYING MY NAME RIGHT!!!

Posted by: My name's not BO-zo, it's bo-ZO at October 06, 2016 04:15 PM (1H9ox)

270 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up?

A thousand sweaty alcoholic clowns at CNN weep.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (uz/Pv)

271 some sweaty alcoholic clown sticking a box containing a naked doll in my face.

--

I'm guessing it was some sort of Angela Lansbury voodoo doll, and you were supposed to poke a pin in it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (7ZVPa)

272
No one ever talks about me.....

*throws self on bed, weeping*
Posted by: Clarabell


No one squirts me with flowers...anymore.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (IqV8l)

273 Killer Klowns from Outer Space predicted this.


Posted by: Biergood at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (v8Lx/)

274 in the other place, hope solo's butthole doesn't look like it was overinflated to 115 psi and then smashed with a maul
Posted by: ace
---------

In The Other Place, Paola is the cuckold, and I am the pool boy.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (9mTYi)

275 Am I the only one that hears the Twilight Zone intro when reading; "The Other Place?"

It's like it's calling me.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (GzDYP)

276 Schroedinger's Cat: Simultaneously dead, alive, and in The Other Place.

Posted by: General Zod at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (Bdeb0)

277 DAMMIT SKIP

I SAW THAT!


And the jokes on you anyway pal cuz clowns cant be NOOD only SKINNED because with real clowns the white doesnt stop at the necklineneckline...

BLOODY FKN HELL you made me think about it again

You will share my nightmares
MY NASTY CLOWN WHITE MARES
from the UNIVERSE OF HUGE SHOES

GAH. BASTARD

Posted by: Mortimer,deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (16v02)

278 last night i fell through a hole in my bed into the other place and discovered my teeth had been replaced by stones
Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (dciA+)

I never had a bad acid trip, so I can't relate to this.

Posted by: Country Boy - Deplorable and proud of it at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (MVMBM)

279 The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus used to winter over in a town not far from here. I don't know where they stay now. Thank you to whoever chased them away.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (bpfzP)

280 this is a good thread:

Sometimes when I can't sleep, a voice from nowhere urges me to make my neighbors go to the other place.


...


here was no joke, Mr O'Spades.

I simply needed to capture your soul in the doll's body.

I keep it in a box in my closet.

Sometimes, when I'm feeling down, I take the box out of my closet, and your soul doll out of the box.

Then I make your Soul Doll dance the Macarena, over and over while I drink Grape Nehi and eat Vanilla Wafers.


It works better than Zanax. And is much much less expensive.
Posted by: Sweaty Alcoholic Clown


265 Clowns are a racial memory of a race like the Neanderthal wiped out at the dawn of time in a great war with humanity's ancestors. The incidents are the vanguard of an invasion from an alternate reality where the clowns won.
Posted by: Anti-Clown Task Force Hotline

Posted by: ace at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (dciA+)

281 The cool thing about being a clown is having all that seltzer water to put in your scotch.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (1H9ox)

282 I remember the evil clown doll in "Poltergeist," young Michael Meyers killed his sister while dressed as a clown in "Halloween" - evil clowns aren't a 21st century thing.

Posted by: josephistan at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (7HtZB)

283 276 Schroedinger's Cat: Simultaneously dead, alive, and in The Other Place.
Posted by: General Zod at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (Bdeb0)

Stranger Cats: Simultaneously dead, alive, and in The Upside Down.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:18 PM (0mRoj)

284 I think the dislike or fear of clowns could also be based on not only the makeup but the fact they get all up into your face. "HI, LITTLE GIRL!! WHY SO SERIOUS? HERE WATCH ME PULL THIS HANKIE OUT OF MY POCKET! OH, NO! IT NEVER ENDS! ISN'T THAT FUNNY?"

I was this introverted kid and I didn't like this person with a painted face tell me I had to laugh. I didn't feel that way about Santa or school mascots in animal costumes because they weren't ordering me to laugh.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 04:18 PM (u0lmX)

285 In The Other Place, Paola is the cuckold, and I am the pool boy.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at October 06, 2016 04:16 PM (9mTYi)
==============================================

I am the walrus.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 06, 2016 04:18 PM (bpfzP)

286
Clowns, meh.

I'll wait for Bad Santa.

Posted by: Sphynx at October 06, 2016 04:18 PM (OZmbA)

287 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up?




Shot it's wad too soon.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 04:18 PM (Bd48Y)

288 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up
...
Are you sure that isn't about Meegin and Shawn?

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (1H9ox)

289 Just got a little package of 4 items in the mail today. Let's just say they hold 32 rounds of .45 ACP. Combined with, just a guess, another 10 such items, they are sufficient. For clown ops. As it were.

Posted by: Eromero at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (zLDYs)

290 So wats the ideal caliber for a murderous clown threatening your kids, the .270 is very handy, or should I go with the .444 Marlin -just to be sure.

Posted by: Jean at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (mjiiZ)

291 In The Other Place, painful rectal itch is a relief.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (9mTYi)

292 Beausoleil. Pronounced bo-ZO.

But but, Hil-la-ree's ads on Weather Channel --- are they about Climate Change?
Because if they are, she's Standing on Principle. Like the Chakra Release.
If not, opportunistic as hell, and really, one must say, beneath her.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (H5rtT)

293 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up

Oh God, not another headline about the Kardashians, is it?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (jxbfJ)

294 I always hated when the clown would do that stupid "one-eared elephant" joke. No I don't want to pet his trunk!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (Ykexz)

295 Shot it's wad too soon.

*sigh*

Posted by: Tony Weiner at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (Tyii7)

296 Just got a little package of 4 items in the mail today. Let's just say they hold 32 rounds of .45 ACP. Combined with, just a guess, another 10 such items, they are sufficient. For clown ops. As it were.
Posted by: Eromero
----------

Uh... Thompson mags?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (9mTYi)

297 Pro-tip: Don't used the lubricated or the ribbed when making your balloon animals.

Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (1H9ox)

298 291
In The Other Place, painful rectal itch is a relief.

Posted by: Hope Solo at October 06, 2016 04:19 PM (9mTYi)
Confucius say
"He who go to bed with itchy hiney wake up with stinky finger"

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (jxbfJ)

299
268
Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up?


Please, not before the Weather Channel makes all kind of dire predictions and ties it to Global Warming.
Posted by: Sphynx at October 06, 2016 04:15 PM (OZmbA)


Sheppy is on a roll too.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:21 PM (Fmupd)

300 "...concerning our return to the Colony, whereupon we discovered nary a Sign of Man nor Woman nor Childe, only the words 'The Other Place' carved upon a Post at the ill-met Village we had left these long three years ago..."

Posted by: Sir Zod Raleigh at October 06, 2016 04:21 PM (Bdeb0)

301 In The Other Place, Paola is the cuckold, and I am the pool boy.

Posted by: Carlos Danger

I am the walrus.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets


Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!

Posted by: Penguin clowns at October 06, 2016 04:21 PM (9krrF)

302 They say the other place is out in the woods but no one knows for sure. Several folks have gone looking for it through the years...and I guess we just assume they found it.

Posted by: Me at October 06, 2016 04:21 PM (RYASC)

303
Italian opera is poison.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (9mTYi)

Hey, I cut the dagos some slack. They gave us fettuccine alfredo, da Vinci, the Sistine Chapel and pig Latin.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (u0lmX)

304 Below, some gory and scary Evil Clown Prank Videos.


No.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Exalted Reverend Doctor Architect Darth Sugartits, JD at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (mf5HN)

305 >>>297 Pro-tip: Don't used the lubricated or the ribbed when making your balloon animals.
Posted by: ajmojo at October 06, 2016 04:20 PM (1H9ox)

Don't use the used ones either!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (Ykexz)

306 288 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up

The article it links to says no such thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Irredeemably Deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (0mRoj)

307 But if you racially profile clowns... there will be a Civil Rights Lawsuit...

Posted by: Councilers American Clown Litigation Experts (CACLE) at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (qf6WZ)

308 Per Drudge, Hurricane Matthew looking "ragged," may break up
-----------

News item for local Gannett and McClatchy owned newspapers:

"Matthew Boycotts NC Because of Bathroom Bill"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (9mTYi)

309 Speaking of clowns, whoever did the WEATHER CHANNEL last night was hilarious.

Posted by: washrivergal madly and deeply deplorable at October 06, 2016 04:23 PM (CFc5L)

310 Supplies!!!

Posted by: Kim Clowng-Un at October 06, 2016 04:23 PM (1H9ox)

311 ...and the clown said, "You're scared? I'm the one who has to walk back through the woods alone!"

Posted by: Just the Punchline at October 06, 2016 04:23 PM (7ZVPa)

312 The Little Man from Another Place is NOT a clown.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at October 06, 2016 04:23 PM (1zARK)

313 "Matthew Boycotts NC Because of Bathroom Bill"
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-----------

Heh. It occurs to me that HB2 lends an entirely new meaning to 'Bathroom Bill'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:23 PM (9mTYi)

314
But if you racially profile clowns... there will be a Civil Rights Lawsuit...


It'll be laughed out of court

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 06, 2016 04:24 PM (lKyWE)

315 Hey, Wally. Quit clowning around.

Posted by: The Beaver at October 06, 2016 04:24 PM (Tyii7)

316 Somewhere Insane Clown Posse is probably laughing their ass off.

Speaking of which, ICP had a hilarious show on one of the more less popular cable outlets years ago. It was a MST3000 style parody show but instead of bad sci fi movies, they showed bad videos. Classic example: "There is only one word to describe Nikki Minaj.....bitch!"

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 06, 2016 04:25 PM (/HC6x)

317 We can assume Hope Solo does butt stuff.A LOT.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2016 04:25 PM (fA75F)

318 If Hurricane Matthew breaks up will be be as sad as Brad & Angelina?

Will Brian Williams report on bodies floating down the street anyway, just for fun?

Did the UN sign the climate change treaty and it stopped the Hurricane like CNN promised?

Posted by: F Hillary at October 06, 2016 04:25 PM (3aBcq)

319 Hey, Wally. Quit clowning around.
Posted by: The Beaver at October 06, 2016 04:24 PM (Tyii7)

...
I'm sorry for being so hard on you last night.

Posted by: Ward at October 06, 2016 04:25 PM (1H9ox)

320 Yes; Why do Drudge have a headline like that when the article-as Insomniac pointed out- says no such thing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke, redeemed and redeemable at October 06, 2016 04:26 PM (EnGQE)

321 In The Other Place, I saved and invested my 100's of millions of dollars.

Then self funded my successful Presidential run in 2016.

Posted by: M.C. Hammer at October 06, 2016 04:26 PM (xTFXi)

322 303
Italian opera is poison.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:10 PM (9mTYi)

Hey, I cut the dagos some slack. They gave us fettuccine alfredo, da Vinci, the Sistine Chapel and pig Latin.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 06, 2016 04:22 PM (u0lmX)



And they took the Greeks invention of sex and introduced it to women.

Posted by: buzzion at October 06, 2016 04:26 PM (z/Ubi)

323 314
But if you racially profile clowns... there will be a Civil Rights Lawsuit...


It'll be laughed out of court
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 06, 2016 04:24 PM (lKyWE)

Clown Tax....

Posted by: Judge Roberts at October 06, 2016 04:26 PM (qf6WZ)

324 Ward, I told you not to spank the Beaver with a naked doll!

Posted by: June at October 06, 2016 04:26 PM (Tyii7)

325 316 Somewhere Insane Clown Posse is probably laughing their ass off.

Speaking of which, ICP had a hilarious show on one of the more less popular cable outlets years ago. It was a MST3000 style parody show but instead of bad sci fi movies, they showed bad videos. Classic example: "There is only one word to describe Nikki Minaj.....bitch!"
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 06, 2016 04:25 PM (/HC6x)



That or drafting legal documents for copyright infringement.

Posted by: buzzion at October 06, 2016 04:27 PM (z/Ubi)

326 Hey, I cut the dagos some slack. They gave us fettuccine alfredo, da Vinci, the Sistine Chapel and pig Latin.
Posted by: Donna and V
------------

Can't argue... but there IS a counter-list. We might start with the Borgias.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:27 PM (FNGGO)

327 In The Other Place, I saved and invested my 100's of millions of dollars.

Then self funded my successful Presidential run in 2016.


Because your campaign was Too Legit To Quit?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 06, 2016 04:27 PM (/HC6x)

328 Well, the last thing I remember, Doc, I started to swerve

And then I saw the clown slide into the curve

I know I'll never forget that horrible sight

I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right

Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve

Posted by: Roland [OMITTED] at October 06, 2016 04:28 PM (QM5S2)

329 last night i fell through a hole in my bed into the other place and discovered my teeth had been replaced by stones

There was a ST:TNG episode with a table and Riker's bones, but no teeth.

You may be just confused though ...

Posted by: Gene Roddenbury Mandela ... at October 06, 2016 04:28 PM (AoK0a)

330

Can't argue... but there IS a counter-list. We might start with the Borgias.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:27 PM (FNGGO)


-----------------

The Borgias were Spanish.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:29 PM (Fmupd)

331 Are we sure this isn't just viral marketing for the new IT movie?


Posted by: wytshus at October 06, 2016 04:29 PM (EVi2J)

332 I'm fairly certain that the Huffington Post just published an article about how all this Clown mania and paranoia is Trump's fault.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 06, 2016 04:30 PM (/HC6x)

333 So, I guess Jesters were to Clowns as Cro-Magnons were to Homo Sapiens?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 04:30 PM (7ZVPa)

334 Twitter is not what you think it is. It is nothing but random words leaking like sewage out of The Other Place.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 04:30 PM (GzDYP)

335 Everyone says the other place is not real, and I just laugh. That's why they will never find her.

Posted by: Me at October 06, 2016 04:30 PM (RYASC)

336 The Borgias were Spanish.
Posted by: Soona
---------------

Quit screwing with my narrative. I have a clown, and I'm not afraid to use it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:30 PM (9mTYi)

337 The Borgias were Italian in the other place

Posted by: buzzion at October 06, 2016 04:31 PM (z/Ubi)

338 Yes; Why do Drudge have a headline like that when the article-as Insomniac pointed out- says no such thing?


Slow news day.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 04:31 PM (Bd48Y)

339 The Borgias were Spanish.
Posted by: Soona
---------------

Quit screwing with my narrative. I have a clown, and I'm not afraid to use it.


This is why we need common sense Clown Control!

Posted by: Moms Demand Action And The Right To Stick Their Noses Into Everything at October 06, 2016 04:32 PM (/HC6x)

340 So, I guess Jesters were to Clowns as Cro-Magnons were to Homo Sapiens?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada
------------

Is 'Fool' a sub category of 'Jester', or vice versa? Perhaps only cousins?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:32 PM (9mTYi)

341 Aint it abitch, you laying there
Me here standing my ground
You breathe your last air

Gun down the clowns

I didnt miss, you cannot move.
I who keeps walking around
You who can't move.


WHAT YOU SAY NOW!?!
Gun down the clowns

Gun down the clowns.

Posted by: FOX NEW Camera Operator at October 06, 2016 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

342 So, I guess Jesters were to Clowns as Cro-Magnons were to Homo Sapiens?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada


Damned Jesters! Quislings vying for Clownish favor, acting as their satraps to rule over humanity! They deserved what they got, I assure you that!

Posted by: Anti-Clown Task Force Hotline at October 06, 2016 04:32 PM (9krrF)

343 I have high hopes this craze will reignite the clown porn industry.

Posted by: Bozo's down-on-his-luck grandson at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (v8Lx/)

344
crap FOX NEWS sock off

Posted by: fixerupper at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (8XRCm)

345 It will be nice for once having everyone fearing clowns more than witches around Halloween season.

Posted by: Hillary at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (XOMCU)

346 If you've been to the upside down or other place -- tell me, is Barb alive?

Posted by: F Hillary at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (3aBcq)

347 It would be a fucking shame if French clowns suddenly started attacking the refugee "youths" from certain conflict areas who formerly had fun burning cars and attacking French nationals.

There might be a newfound appreciation for Jerry Lewis and French clowns.

Posted by: jwest at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (Zs4uk)

348 Finally, proof of Big Foot's existence.

Posted by: SH at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (gmeXX)

349 Break onto into the Other Place

Break onto into the Other Place

Posted by: The Other Place Doors .... where Jim Morrison is still alive at October 06, 2016 04:33 PM (/HC6x)

350 So Clarabell, Coco, and Bozo walk into a bar . . .

Posted by: Count dse Monet at October 06, 2016 04:34 PM (JO9+V)

351 American Horror Story: Not fiction; documentary.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 06, 2016 04:34 PM (TOk1P)

352 I think the clown phenomenon is just another sign of a culture not wanting to deal with a much scarier reality.

One example is the UFO craze of the 1950-60s. People were really scared of WWIII with the Soviet Union, but would rather not talk about it. So UFO's and space aliens replaced the real fear.

Another example from history is Themistocles convincing the Athenians they needed a big navy to fight Aegina, who was Athenians local historical rival. He knew the people could not handle the truth that the Persians would come back. It was just too scary to discuss, or at least some evidence points to that is why.

I used to have a hard time believing that Themistocles would need to do that out of fear, but rather due to the Aeginetans pirating the coast Attica seemed a better logical reason. However, after seeing how large numbers of Americans have deluded themselves about Islam, it now makes more sense to me.

People know the fear is real, yet don't want to face it. So the population makes up other less scary reasons for problems in the country (and world) to make themselves feel better.

Like Global Warming causing problems in the Middle East is good one...CO2 is less scary than something fundamentally wrong with a religion that a billion people believe in.

Posted by: William Eaton at October 06, 2016 04:34 PM (KhJh8)

353
Don't bother, they're here.

Posted by: Judy Collins at October 06, 2016 04:34 PM (9mTYi)

354
If I am really in the Matrix, why am I concerned about clowns?

Posted by: Sphynx at October 06, 2016 04:34 PM (OZmbA)

355 I think this was asked in a previous thread about clown violence but what exactly is a fake clown? Put a red clown nose on, with floppy shoes and red hair, I'll call you a clown.

If your current address is the White House you also qualify as a clown.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 06, 2016 04:35 PM (hJrjt)

356 I have high hopes this craze will reignite the clown porn industry.


Posted by: Bozo's down-on-his-luck grandson


--

They point to their shoes and say, "You know what that means?" Wink, wink....

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at October 06, 2016 04:35 PM (7ZVPa)

357 Taking of the anti-clown sock for a moment, there's a writer/game designer named Ken Hite who had a running concept he'd toy with about how alternate timelines could interact with--and displace--each other. Anyone interested in toying with such weirdness is strongly recommended to track it down and read it, it's sure food for thought.

For entertainment purposes only, of course.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Flaming Clown Boners, already in progress.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, deplorably down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 06, 2016 04:36 PM (9krrF)

358

Is 'Fool' a sub category of 'Jester', or vice versa? Perhaps only cousins?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:32 PM (


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I would have loved to be a court jester. A jester would be the only person in the realm to call the king a buggering swamp turd and get away with it.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:36 PM (Fmupd)

359 The Borgias were Spanish.

Posted by: Soona at October 06, 2016 04:29 PM (Fmupd)

Originally maybe, but they played their games in Italy too.

And rumor has it that they were Joooos!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 06, 2016 04:36 PM (Zu3d9)

360
For no particular reason, from Wiki:

José Vega Santana – Remi (1958– – "Puerto Rico's Greatest Clown"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 06, 2016 04:37 PM (9mTYi)

361 That St Louis County police officer who was killed today: He was killed in a pretty nice area of S.W. St Louis metro area Affton. My sister-in-law lives there with her husband and new baby. ~10 minutes from where I live.
I guess BLM is rejoicing about now.
The Post Racial presidency has a lot more blood and shell casings than I thought it would.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 06, 2016 04:37 PM (SeD0w)

362 I think the Evil Creepy Clown sightings track very well with Tim Kaine travel schedule. Not to suggest anything. Just sayin..

Posted by: Ripley at October 06, 2016 04:38 PM (1BQGO)

363 300 "...concerning our return to the Colony, whereupon we discovered nary a Sign of Man nor Woman nor Childe, only the words 'The Other Place' carved upon a Post at the ill-met Village we had left these long three years ago..."

Posted by: Sir Zod Raleigh at October 06, 2016 04:21 PM (Bdeb0)


...we all float down here...

Posted by: OregonMuse at October 06, 2016 04:38 PM (ZHFeR)

364 Okay cop Collins.

Posted by: SOMESASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at October 06, 2016 04:38 PM (nQHw/)

365 One example is the UFO craze of the 1950-60s. People were really scared of WWIII with the Soviet Union, but would rather not talk about it. So UFO's and space aliens replaced the real fear.

You left out the facts that by that time, we realized rockets worked, much of what people heard and saw as fantasy was coming real, and we had just ended a world war with nuclear weapons.

The fear of invasion and aerial bombardment was very real.

Posted by: Blue Hen at October 06, 2016 04:38 PM (326rv)

366 nood

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 06, 2016 04:39 PM (SeD0w)

367 In The Other Place, we never floated down here.

Posted by: Down Town Julie Brown's Career at October 06, 2016 04:39 PM (MSOpC)

368 You know...

If I do end up buying a check cashing franchise, I bet it would be 20 times more effective having "Collection Clowns" pounding on doors than just normal goons.

Who would want one of these evil fuckers showing up at dinner time asking for this week's payment?

Posted by: jwest at October 06, 2016 04:40 PM (Zs4uk)

369 I think this was asked in a previous thread about clown violence but what exactly is a fake clown?



Someone who knows nothing about being a clown, yet dresses the part to scare people or cash in on the craze. And in a month, won't give a flip about it.

Sorta like Hillary being a hunter.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 06, 2016 04:40 PM (Bd48Y)

370 This thread Is AOSHQ's version of "Where the Wild Things Are."

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 06, 2016 04:41 PM (GzDYP)

371 You left out the facts that by that time, we realized rockets worked, much of what people heard and saw as fantasy was coming real, and we had just ended a world war with nuclear weapons.

The fear of invasion and aerial bombardment was very real.
Posted by: Blue Hen at October 06, 2016 04:38 PM (326rv)

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But the rocket (when it came) was not coming from the Planet X, but from Vladivostok, or where ever in the god forsaken place...

Posted by: William Eaton at October 06, 2016 04:41 PM (KhJh8)

372 Under a Clinton administration, UFO aficionado John Podesta will be funded to search for evidence of The Other Place.

Posted by: Sir Zod Raleigh at October 06, 2016 04:43 PM (Bdeb0)

373 372 Under a Clinton administration, UFO aficionado John Podesta will be funded to search for evidence of The Other Place.
Posted by: Sir Zod Raleigh at October 06, 2016 04:43 PM (Bdeb0)
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That was Bill's still in denial that the Soviet Union failed...

Posted by: William Eaton at October 06, 2016 04:44 PM (KhJh8)

374 Mike Hammer @ 296- Thompson?
Heavens no. I wish maybe. 4 eight rd 1911 mags. Heh, I like your thinking though.

Posted by: Eromero at October 06, 2016 04:45 PM (zLDYs)

375 This thread Is AOSHQ's version of "Where the Wild Things Are." slow news Wednesday.

FIFY

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at October 06, 2016 04:48 PM (/HC6x)

376 Fuck Reason. Really. Fuck them.

They're libertarians, right? So why do they knock sensationalist media? It's businessmen doing what brings in the most profit.

Asking the news media to tell the truth and to do it calmly is like telling McDonalds to make healthy food. It's finger-wagging.

Anyone who thinks the marketplace is holy and profit is always good needs to shut the hell up when it comes to sensationalist news.

Really. Fuck them.

Posted by: RKae at October 06, 2016 04:48 PM (KFnnG)

377 @jwest: Actually, another point in the favor of Collection Clowns is that nobody wants to be seen by their friends and neighbors as the kind of person that collections people are after. Doing it with clowns is enough ignominy they'd probably pay up just to keep from being the guy the clowns came around for.

Posted by: Sporkatus at October 06, 2016 04:50 PM (eXSOZ)

378 Do you even French?

Posted by: John Meyers at October 06, 2016 04:56 PM (i1KHZ)

379 377 @jwest: Actually, another point in the favor of Collection Clowns is that nobody wants to be seen by their friends and neighbors as the kind of person that collections people are after. Doing it with clowns is enough ignominy they'd probably pay up just to keep from being the guy the clowns came around for.
Posted by: Sporkatus at October 06, 2016 04:50 PM (eXSOZ)


Can you imagine how fucked up the kids of those deadbeats would be if a Collection Clown came to the house?

Posted by: jwest at October 06, 2016 05:03 PM (Zs4uk)

380 279 The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus used to winter over in a town not far from here. I don't know where they stay now. Thank you to whoever chased them away.

Posted by: grammie winger, waiting for the trumpets at October 06, 2016 04:17 PM (bpfzP)

That would be Sarasota.

I actually worked for a circus for several years. All the clowns were gay, NTTIAWWT . I have it on pretty good authority that all the clowns in all the circuses were gay, with the only exceptions being the clown midgets.

Posted by: West at October 06, 2016 05:36 PM (1Rgee)

381 Well, let's see... there are a LOT of muslim "refugees" running around France now (and not a few in the U.S.). Would adopting clown costumes en masse and attacking people be a good terror tactic? Why yes, yes it would. Clown phobia wouldn't seem so silly then, would it...?

Posted by: Reid Maxwell at October 07, 2016 12:01 AM (g99D6)

382 76
"The Interior Minister wants an end to the attacks by painted fools"



I agree! Fire Megan Kelly!


^^^^ This. Thread winner!

Posted by: Reid Maxwell at October 07, 2016 12:43 AM (g99D6)

383 I am so going to wear a clown costume with fake axe as I give out candy on Halloween!
Children's tears give me such a rush.

Um, not really, just kidding. Don't report me, I was just kidding. Seriously, I'll put out at Hillary sign, anything. Ok, not a freaking Hillary sign.

Posted by: Joe Mack at October 07, 2016 09:49 PM (cJDvr)

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