Don’t Be Afraid Of The Clowns: [buzzfeed/buzzreads]
The red-nosed pros at the 2014 World Clown Association annual convention know you think they’re creepy. How does a maligned and misunderstood centuries-old art form survive bad PR and cultural decline?
Let Me Live That Fantasy.
"In search of Puddles
, the saddest clown
, whose voice — along with Lorde’s music
— made him an Internet star."
Residents of the English town of Northampton have been disturbed by the recent appearance
of an sinister anonymous clown
. Alan Moore
is probably not responsible.
Some making-of footage from Jerry Lewis's infamous film The Day The Clown Cried
has turned up
on YouTube. (previously
Romney is perhaps best known for being a clown and a humanitarian, but long before his involvement in presidential politics, Romney was an LSD-fueled comedian. Here's a snippet
(No, not that Romney; the other one.) [more inside]
Two commercial directors make a fake trailer
for an 'Eli Roth'
film called Clown
. The actual Eli Roth finds out about it... and he likes it so much he is now producing an actual film version
Sir Norman Wisdom - Charlie Chaplin's 'favourite clown' - has died, aged 95.
For some reason YouTube isn't playing sound for me right now, so I'm finding it hard to collate clips for y'all, so maybe the hive can help me out here. But Sir Norman
was a complete childhood hero to me and, I would imagine, many other English (and Albanian!
) MeFites, and I'd hate to see his passing go un-noticed.
Charlie Chaplin [previously, except the primary link from blogspot is down]
has a grandson
, James Thiérrée
. Growing up in his parents circus Le Cirque Imaginaire (later, Invisible)
, the acrobat evolved into performer/director/choreographer of soon to be four full-length works
. (Full disclosure: the first three are all from La Veillée des Abysses--Bright Abyss--
and the latter is a preview for his upcoming solo act Raoul
.) He's also made forays in movies you've probably seen
. More? Check out this Au revoir Parapluie
) medley, and how about some trapeze
? [more inside]
The Guardian has taken the unusual step of publishing the same article in English
& in Italian
because the Italian media will not tell the truth about Berlusconi.
clown that heads Italy
has accused newspapers and television stations of slandering him and damaging the country’s reputation by highlighting his alleged faux pas
an interesting article from the Colombia Journal of Review cached archives shows how Berlusconi uses Journalism as a political weapon. [more inside]
I don't care how creative you think you are. You can't top this for terrifying imagery. "She was chasing children in a cow costume."
This is not horrifying news unless you know
who he was.
Then it becomes endearingly nightmarish. As with V, the man in the mask is
Noseybonk. [more inside]
With a big red shoe, Bozo has kicked the bucket.
Larry Harmon, AKA Bozo the clown, gone to heavenly syndication.
In 1961 Albert Bandura
published a study titled "Transmission of Aggression through Imitation
of Aggresive Models
," better known as the Bobo Doll Experiment
, in which young children were shown video of a woman beating up on an inflatable Bobo doll in various ways, the video of the woman and the results
is quite interesting/shocking and sums up the general experiment quite nicely if you don't want to do too much reading.
win friends and influence people.
Or, how to earn two dollars
, three balls at a time.
, why Lynn Swann was a wide receiver.
YouRUBEry? Step right up. That is, if your fat butts aren't stuck to your chairs from reading all the rest of this crap, heh heh heh heh, high and dry. [more inside]
Steel Belted Romeos
is based on a true story. (NSFW)
They're all clowns,
I tell you! Clowns!
A Clown Ministry Christmas.
With the ever-present crush of Yuletide commercialism, perhaps this can help you remember that Jesus
is the reason
for the season
. More generalized Clown Ministry skits can be found here
Erotic pictures. Of clowns.
NSFW, obviously. [more inside]
Ouchy the Clown!
He's a disc jockey! And a meeting facilitator! And . . . eh . . . a pro-dom! Did I mention that he's a clown? Terrifying, yet mesmerizing. WARNING: go deep enough into it and you'll see nudies. (Via F2B.
Bozo to hang up his nose.
After 40 years on the air in Chicago, the final episode of The Bozo Show
will air in August. One of the personalities ingrained into the head of every Chicago kid is going away.
Cookie the clown
died yesturday. My favorite clown of the long running 'Bozo Show' recorded in Chicago.
"I am the luckiest guy in the world to have worked at a job I loved, and I'm going to miss it dearly," Brown said upon his retirement in 1994.