Don't send in the clowns

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Don't send in the clowns...

Postby Allegro » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:46 pm

Yeah, unless your tooth aches :P.
http://youtu.be/4l9AinrOwPM

^ Koko the Clown and the Cures (1924?)
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Postby Perelandra » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:59 pm

Elvis, you crack me up. Found another creepy idea, someone put this out on a nature trail in Florida.


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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby Allegro » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:10 pm

^ That’s novel :basicsmile.

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I’ve been saving it, but had forgotten about it :roll:.
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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby Carol Newquist » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:22 pm

^Love it. A picture of Congress would do just as well.



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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby elfismiles » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:38 pm

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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby justdrew » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:59 pm

it's a series with a movie now. I think it's Euro trailerpark boys, if they were clowns, sort of :hrumph

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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby elfismiles » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:49 am

Former Mexican drug lord killed by gunman dressed as clown
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Ignacio Martinez, Associated Press
Published: October 20, 2013, 11:45 am
Updated: 13 hours ago
http://o.canada.com/news/world/killer-c ... ug-family/


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Clown Gunmen Kill Former Mexican Cartel Leader at Kid's Party
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Connor Simpson Oct 20, 2013

When you hear stories like this, you think initially it can't be true, that it's something straight out of a Cormac McCarthy novel. But nope, it happened: a former Mexican drug cartel leader was killed in the middle of a kid's party by a gang of gunmen dressed as clowns.

Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, the 63-year-old former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, was shot surrounded by members of his own family at a party at a rented beach house in Cabo San Lucas, the popular tourist area in Baja California.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2 ... rty/70716/


Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix: Head of Tijuana Cartel shot dead by clown gunmen

For a man who spent decades masking his drug trafficking with nightclubs, theatres and spectacular shows, perhaps it was fitting that he was killed at a party, by gunmen disguised as clowns.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... unmen.html


Meanwhile ... Banksy's Clowns in NYC:

Banksy gives Ronald McDonald's clown shoes a shine
Banksy's latest New York stunt involves a statue of Ronald McDonald and a real-life shoeshine boy. The man's a genius of the obvious
Jonathan Jones
theguardian.com, Thursday 17 October 2013 07.25 EDT
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http://www.theguardian.com/culture/jona ... s-new-york


... and other Banksy-eque clown imagery...

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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby elfismiles » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:00 am

First video footage of UK's mysterious Northampton Clown shows sinister jester emerging from a LAKE in full make-up and fright wig (VIDEO)
Sinister figure, up to his knees in water, waves for 20 seconds
Then takes a few steps forward and climbs out
The clown has a large following after cropping up in Northampton in the past weeks
By Kieran Corcoran
PUBLISHED: 10:45 EST, 23 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:36 EST, 23 September 2013
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... t-wig.html


Is this the scariest pedophile ever? Man in full clown makeup 'sexually abused children and shared pictures on internet'
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 16:40 EST, 23 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:15 EST, 24 October 2012
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A 31-year-old man who dresses up as a scary clown and calls himself Vlad has been arrested and charged with both sexual child abuse and producing child pornography to share on the internet.

Martin Evanick, 31, from Illinois, is said to have taken inappropriate pictures of himself engaged in a sex act with a child. Officials believe he has abused the child several times since June of 2010.

Evanick portrays himself as a maniacal clown on his Facebook page, which says he’s a drummer in the band The Core of Your Nightmares.
n Evanick portrays himself as a maniacal clown on his Facebook page, which says he¿s a drummer in the band The Core of Your Nightmares

Scary: Martin Evanick portrays himself as a maniacal clown on his Facebook page, which says he¿s a drummer in the band The Core of Your Nightmares

Blood-splattered: Evanick, 31, from Illinois, is said to have taken inappropriate pictures of himself engaged in a sex act with a child

Blood-splattered: Evanick, 31, from Illinois, is said to have taken inappropriate pictures of himself engaged in a sex act with a child

Center: Evanick was the drummer in a band called The Core Of Your Nightmares but they have since denounced him

Center: Evanick was the drummer in a band called The Core Of Your Nightmares but they have since denounced him

He is being held without bond after being deemed a flight risk.

According to a press release sent from the U.S. Attorney’s office, the alleged violations happened in Madison County in June of 2010 and then again a year later in June of 2011.

On his Facebook page, several pictures of Evanick show him covered in blood wearing full clown makeup and costume, though it is not believed he worked as a professional clown.

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His The Core Of Your Nightmares band mates have already denounced him on their Facebook page.

According to Huffington Post, a friend wrote: 'Just heard some pretty disturbing news about your drummer Vlad, it's all over the news.'
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On his Facebook page, in several pictures of Evanick - who called himself Vlad - he is wearing a clown costume and covered in blood though it is not believed he worked as a professional clown
Disgusted: The Core Of Your Nightmares band members said on Facebook they had 'no idea' Vlad, center, was doing any of this

Disgusted: The Core Of Your Nightmares band members said on Facebook they had 'no idea' Vlad, center, was doing any of this

A band member responded: 'We had absolutely no idea, we are just as appalled as you are, trust me!'

A friend of Evanick's wrote that the drummer 'always kept his life private'.

'I've known Vlad for eight years and would have never expected him to do this,' the person wrote. 'We are all shocked ... I know if we thought for a second he was doing this we would have put a stop to it.'

If convicted he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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Creepy Clown Produced Child Pornography, Cops Say
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/2 ... 04928.html


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ernet.html

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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby justdrew » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:47 am

Mexico drug lord shot dead by clown assassins

(I assume the clowns originally hired have expired)
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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby RocketMan » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:03 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/2 ... mg00000022

STATEN ISLAND — A mysterious clown has been roaming the streets of Staten Island and freaking out local residents.

Staten Islanders have been posting pictures and videos on social media of a person dressed up like a clown wearing a yellow outfit, red shoes and a mask while holding balloons and waving to the cameras, the Staten Island Advance reported.

The clown has been spotted at night near the Richmond Valley and Grasmere train stations and in front of a Chinese restaurant during the day on Richmond Avenue, according to the Advance and online posts.

"I wish I was joking dude, it scared the heck out of me," Michael Levy posted on his Instagram photo of the clown behind a tree at night. "I thought it was like some dummy or cardboard standup thing at first until he pointed at me."

Others were just as terrified.

"I just got freaked out coming home from the studio in Tottenville," musician Vin Innocente posted on Instagram, with a picture of the clown waving in front of a detour sign.

Even Staten Island Borough President James Oddo got in on the action by clowning around on Twitter.

"I reference Krusty the Clown in a tweet last week & now all hell is breaking lose," he wrote. "And they say BPs have no power."

Staten Island isn't the first place to have a mysterious clown roaming the streets. Last year, a clown dressed like Pennywise from the Stephen King book and film "It" was spotted in the small British town of Northampton. He was later identified as a 22-year-old college student and filmmaker.

The earliest online sighting dates back to earlier this month. And even though there's only been a handful of sightings, the clown has some scared for their life.
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US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Postby Iamwhomiam » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:04 pm

Should have placed this clowan here, rather than in the images only thread.

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Jackass just voted to cut funding for veterans' benefits. Sure doesn't mind sending soldiers to become forever maimed, does he? But then he then expects those returning legless vets to survive unaided and alone pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Sweet man.
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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby Elvis » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:40 am

"Frankly, I don't think it's a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous."
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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby Luther Blissett » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Does anyone have any articles from Boston 1981 with details about the clown-related criminal investigation?
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Re: Don't send in the clowns

Postby Cordelia » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:51 pm

^^^^ I remember reading about this several years ago, but don't remember mention of an investigation. There is a book (available used on Amazon for $8) mentioned below:

"Mysterious America," a 1983 book by Loren Coleman, gives a good account of the 1981 phantom-clown scares. In May, reports of clowns riding in vans and threatening children surfaced in Boston and some of the surrounding communities. Shortly afterward the same story showed up in Providence, R.I.; Kansas City, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Denver; and Pittsburgh."

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1770 ... tml?pg=all


More recently about creepy clowns, and a documentary..........

"Unmasking ‘Wrinkles,’ the mysterious, creepy clown who punishes misbehaving kids for cash"


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... n-the-news

"In addition to spotlighting Wrinkles himself, the filmmakers say they want to explore coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) and figure out why some parents “are taking advantage of these fears and using them against their children.”
:shock:

"the 65-year-old Rhode Island transplant remains shrouded in mystery."

(Rhode Island isn't very far from Boston & one of the targeted locations in 1981, fwiw...........)
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