Residents warned of evil clown


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/30/residents-warned-of-evil-clown.html


#2

Evil Clown? That’ll be a quarter in the pleonasm jar!


#3

Wasn’t me, I swear. I wasn’t even near Greenville that week.


#4

Maybe he’s helping that gorilla grow his marijuana? :thinking:


#5

My favorite bit is here where they seem to imply a difference between real clowns and, you know, humans just dressed as clowns. I guess you can measure their feet and see if the nose comes off…


#6

Why is “children’s” followed by [sic]? That’s actually, surprisingly in this case the correct plural possessive.


#7

They followed it with [sic] twice, even though it is correct in both places.


#8

I can’t remember where I read a horror short a while ago about a boy who wants to run off to the circus, and hides in the clowns’ trailer. He watches as this ordinary-looking man sits at a mirror, takes a sponge and starts wiping his face, to reveal the clownface underneath…


#9

Yeah, I caught that, too. Like, I get the difference between “in a gorilla costume” and “actually Harambe” but maybe these people don’t? Or they think that clowns are a subspecies of human?


#10
  • Only the squirting-pen-wearing clown will pass…
  • Only in the floppy-shoed footsteps of the clown will he proceed…
  • Only in the leap from the comically overstuffed car will he prove his worth…

*ahem*

Kidding aside, these clowns have some odd ideas about attracting kids (or about clowning…). Showing large amounts of money and shining green laser lights?


#11

I think the implication is that to be a clown, you have to go through training; to wear clown clothes, you just have to visit a costume store.


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#13

This raises the rather meta prospect of clown impersonators. Clearly this is an industry in need of a robust certification authority. :wink:


#14

There is actually a clown “union” of sorts-- Clowns Of America.

http://www.coai.org/

I think they rate “dumpster clowns” somewhere below mimes.


#15

Totally thought this was gonna be another Trump post…


#16

Others have mentioned “children’s,” which is of course correct. What is wrong with “riding [sic] the property”? I assumed it meant patrolling in a police car–or am I missing something?


#17

Real clowns are a bona fide extraterrestrial threat.


#18

Isn’t the “evil” redundant?


#19

Look we are all aware of the evil clown, but we have to put up with him at least until the election.


#20

Man I hate clowns.