Ladies and gentlemen, I present the real Shakes the clown.
August 29, 2001 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the real Shakes the clown. This guy is both amusing and pathetic at the same time. He's the kind of clown I would hire.
posted by skallas (10 comments total)

I'd definitely take him to lunch.
But I'd better get a balloon kitty out of the deal, damnit.
posted by Su at 11:20 AM on August 29, 2001

17 pounds? Handing out balloons to children? Hmmm...
posted by D at 11:33 AM on August 29, 2001

"A stint in the Marine Corps, which included a 22-month tour in Vietnam, and five years in prison trained him for the early wake-up calls."

Finally! A way to train myself to wake-up early! Prison!

On another note, what is the deal with clowns? I personally don't have any feeling one way or the other about them, but I know quite a few people who HATE them. Passionately and irrationally (well, irrationally to me) Is it fear? Is this from watching some horror movie as a kid? Or the fact that you can't see their faces? What?
posted by witchstone at 11:42 AM on August 29, 2001

posted by adampsyche at 11:54 AM on August 29, 2001

I love this gem:
"I drink my beer. I got one kidney so I got to keep it working. I have a few beers a day but I'm not a drunk."

I'm going to use that excuse to drink at work. "But boss, I gotta keep my kidneys working!"
posted by starvingartist at 1:45 PM on August 29, 2001


You silent motherfuckers!

Ah, by far the funniest line Adam Sandler's ever uttered in his entire misbegotten career.
posted by Zettai at 1:56 PM on August 29, 2001


you stole this from plastic.

but that's ok, memepool stole our WIL WEATON.
posted by jcterminal at 2:20 PM on August 29, 2001

Actually, irrational fear of clowns is rather common in children, and often not traceable to any particular traumatic moment. Nobody has been able to figure out why.

Someone mentioned in a recent thread that the reason Asians all look the same to some people has to do with the way we process facial features, etc. Maybe it's a similar thing here. Since clown's features are usually exaggerated/distorted, maybe some kids just aren't able to deal with it as well as others, and end up scarred by it?
posted by Su at 2:45 PM on August 29, 2001

Is it just more or has the link ceased working altogether?
posted by Option1 at 7:37 PM on August 29, 2001

you stole this from plastic.

Actually it was on yesterday, forgot to give credit.

Yeah it looks dead now.Here's the google cache.
posted by skallas at 7:54 PM on August 29, 2001

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