Thursday, April 23, 2009

A cunning move by the clowning community

I've been outmaneuvered by the clowns. In a cunning move by the clowning community, they apparently scheduled the 24th annual Clowns of America International Convention for the exact same week that they knew I would be busy attending the ILEETA training conference!

The convention is being held in Clarksville, Indiana, right across the river from Louisville. They are offering a variety of classes and contests, and the event ends with a clown worship service on Sunday. Clowns can buy a wide variety of clown merchandise such as costume noses:



This clown is shown demonstrating a technique for sucking the life essence out of a small child:



On a positive note, I've made a useful discovery. It seems that clowns use certain types of jewelry to recognize each other while in disguise as regular folk:



Ah well. I can't be in two places at the same time, so I guess it's back to ILEETA tomorrow. The work continues.

You can see these and more clowny photos in this feature from the Louisville Courier-Journal. I applaud the Courier-Journal for publishing these photos, even if the Courier-Journal failed to grasp their true nature.

10 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I really want to see what a clown worship service looks like. I imagine instead of responding during the prayers like "Amen" and "Praise the Lord", they just honk their large bulb horns.

kirby said...

It's a lot like a regular service, except that during communion, they use circus peanuts and seltzer water instead of the wafers and wine.

Megan said...

I need a close-up on that life-essence-sucking thing. I bet it's a lot harder than it looks.


P.S. We want you on that Facebook. We need you on that Facebook...

Cormac Brown said...

I don't want to sound like O'Pile-ly, but we all know who the real terrorists are and now we have a chance to take them all out on one fell swoop.

So let's have President Obama rally the troops to create one fifty-foot coconut-custard creme pie with whipped cream on top and get this done, for both mankind and for the freedom of future generations.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Damn clowns.

Mnmom said...

I'm with Cormac.

Lisa said...

Now this is too much. Clarksville is awfully close to where my brother, the Chief of Police Who Is Afraid of Clowns, lives and works.

I'm calling him right now to warn him.

Randal Graves said...

Typical religious intolerance. Praise be unto the cannibal clowns, Amen.

dguzman said...

Those bastards. They don't realize that you'd be giving them more press than they'll get from the regular media.

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

the brain-eating white clown is disturbing on a whole BUNCH of different levels...

A W-H-O-L-E bunch of levels.