Monday, June 11, 2007

Spunky gets pinched



Now here's something you don't see every day:

A clown gets arrested, and the clown is a
girl clown, and there's no creepy sex stuff involved. Nope, no computer porn, no sexual assault, just a good girl whose 18 years of clowning has gone down the crapper because she tried smuggling dope into a jail.

According to this story, Spunky the Clown (Manuela Markham) was arrested May 6. Spunky is pictured here in happier times.

Spunky is paying dearly for her lapse in judgement. She's taken her website down, leaving only this anguished and heartfelt apology. Could there be any sadder words than these:

"I cannot forgive myself. I will probably never clown again".

15 comments:

justacoolcat said...

Ahhh the sad clown; happy on the outside and stoned on the inside.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So it all worked out for the best then, didn't it?

lulu said...

she looks like Roseanne Barr. Only with more makeup.

Johnny Yen said...

I just can't think of anything to say that is funnier than her own statement.

Splotchy said...

I certainly hope she wasn't trying to smuggle in the drugs while in full clown regalia.

Because that might draw some suspicion.

I feel sorry for this non-sex-offending clown.

Grant Miller said...

I don't trust clowns unless they are covered in blood, holding a bloody knife and chasing after me in my dreams.

Bubs said...

Grant, of course--at least then you know what their deal is.

Splotchy, it's another classic case of a girl with low self-esteem who let herself get played by a jailbird. I really do feel bad for her. Not so much that I can't have a laugh at her expense, but still.

Johnny, all she wants is your forgiveness, and you laugh at her.

Lulu, oh god...you're absolutely right. Now I'm hearing that voice...

Barbara, but what about the children? And the seniors and shutins, who have to look elsewhere for clowning now? What about THEM?

Coolcat, she does look pretty baked in that picture.

Erik Donald France said...

Very scary, very scary.

BeckEye said...

One down, millions more to go.

I absolutely hate clowns. Not because I'm afraid of them, just because their sole job is to be funny and they're the most unfunny beings on the planet.

Beth said...

I guess it's too easy to mention Smokey's words, huh?

Bubs said...

Beth? Smokey's words? I'm slow this morning, please go ahead and mention them.

Johnny Yen said...

I was just thinking of that, Beth-- "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson. The English Beat had a great cover of it too.

Bubs said...

Oh yeah. THAT Smokey. I thought you were talking about some famous clown or something.

Johnny Yen said...

Now that is funny-- Smokey the clown--

Hey, kid-- get over here and light my cigarette-- my hands are shakin' too bad...

jewgirl said...

not the sharpest clown in the circus, is she? awww, I feel bad for her. she's got a case of the p-hilt's.