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Old 02-17-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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Modern Problems - Clown Shortage Looms

Oh no !

As if we don't have enough to worry about. A Looming Clown Shortage may affect us all !

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As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Brooklyn Thursday, membership at the country's largest clown organizations has plunged over the past decade amid declining interest, old age and higher standards for the jokesters

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear - NY Daily News
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Good. I hate clowns.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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There's no such thing as a clown shortage. The existence of *any* clowns represents an overabundance.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:44 PM   #4
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Clowns creep me out.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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There never seemed to be a shortage where I worked. They wore mufti (regular office wear) but were still recognizable as clowns.

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As a result of the more challenging tryouts, just 11 clowns out of 14 who were selected from 531 applicants to attend a rigorous 14-day boot camp at the Ringling Bros. Clown College last year were offered jobs with the world-famous circus.
Doesn't sound like a shortage to me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #7
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It's true that clowns were commoner in my distant youth.

"Some long-haired clown at the door for you," was how my Dad always announced my date had arrived at our house.

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I will take a clown over a mime any day.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:59 PM   #9
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I hate clowns too. With the possible exception of Bozo and Sandy (grew up in Chicagoland. ..)
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Clowns are scary
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:21 PM   #11
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I will take a clown over a mime any day.
Maybe. Then again, I'd take pneumonia over cancer, though it's not like that's a choice I relish....
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Maybe. Then again, I'd take pneumonia over cancer, though it's not like that's a choice I relish....
I would take pneumonia over a clown.
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My granddaughter had a clown perform at her birthday party, he did a very good job entertaining the pre-school set.

Yes, there are some clowns who aren't funny but others who are very good, just like comedians.
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They only need to look towards Washington DC.
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They only need to look towards Washington DC.
Yeah, that's what almost all the comments to the linked article said, too....
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You're saying you enjoy clowns so much, you elect them to office? Or that only a clown would run, so there's no choice?

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If there truly is a shortage, they could always look to recruit some more from the financial planning community.
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No no no!!! You're confusing clowns with assclowns...
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I will take a clown over a mime any day.
I'd take a mime over a clown. Clowns are too loud and into stupid practical joke. Joy buzzers. Squirting lapel flowers. Mimes just STFU and half the time are just standing still. You can ignore a mime.
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