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A clwn once bit my sister...
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:55 PM
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The killer clowns are metastasizing.
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:06 PM
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In a completely unrelated development, did you hear that Orson Welles was recently reanimated and has been reading from King's It on his radio show?
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:37 PM
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For those who didn't see this when I first posted it. These are very likely pranks (stupid dangerous pranks).
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Now I'm thinking that people may really be seeing what they're reporting. This seems to be a thing. There are a bunch of Youtube videos of killer clown pranks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmFBFfh4Vw

I can't help but laugh at some of them, but it's totally wrong and stupid. People could easily get hurt or killed; either the "victims" while running away or the perpetrators when someone decides to defend themselves.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:49 PM
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I hear four kids in a van with a large dog are on the case. They'll get to the bottom of it soon.
Are they meddling kids?

They have to know how to meddle, or it doesn't work.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:22 PM
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People on the SDMB are always clowning around.

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Old 09-01-2016, 11:45 PM
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Are they meddling kids?

They have to know how to meddle, or it doesn't work.
Watch the pretty coin of gold
And you will do as you are told
You have no fear of what you see
So walk into the woods with me...
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:01 AM
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Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around and one who can't move
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here.


I always thought this song was a trifle creepy, but in light of this story it just got creepier.

If someone were trying to lure childhood me into the woods for nefarious purposes, the very last costume they should be wearing is that of a clown. As a child I was frightened of clowns....and clowns waving big wads of cash would have sent me running in the opposite direction.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:05 AM
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If someone were trying to lure childhood me into the woods for nefarious purposes, the very last costume they should be wearing is that of a clown. As a child I was frightened of clowns....and clowns waving big wads of cash would have sent me running in the opposite direction.
Cram it, clown!
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:26 PM
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Isn't it bliss? Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around and one who can't move
But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Don't bother, they're here.


I always thought this song was a trifle creepy, but in light of this story it just got creepier.

If someone were trying to lure childhood me into the woods for nefarious purposes, the very last costume they should be wearing is that of a clown. As a child I was frightened of clowns....and clowns waving big wads of cash would have sent me running in the opposite direction.
The perfect perpetual motion machine! I hate clowns so I run away, but I love cash so I keep going back.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:30 AM
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The problem is spreading. Clowns got knives!
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:35 PM
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The problem is spreading. Clowns got knives!
It's an internet spawned prank that is going viral. If it continues, sooner or later someone is going to get hurt. Walking down the street or standing on a corner dressed as a clown is one thing. Luring children into woods, or chasing people with weapons, even if you don't really intend any harm, is different. It's stupid, dangerous, and illegal.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:48 PM
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Maybe they are (gasp) illegal immigrant clowns. There's your scary movie: The Bozos from Brazil.
Come on, man, are you Sirius? Bozos are from Mali.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:02 PM
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Police were looking for several clowns supposedly spotted in the area yesterday, but the only vehicle they saw nearby was a extra-small compact speeding away, and all those clowns couldn't have been in that one car.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:35 PM
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:54 PM
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If they let this get out of control, we could be faced with Star Wars Episode II. No one wants that.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:43 AM
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Worst horror movie director ever, Rob Zombie, has a new film called "31" coming out on the 16th. Since it's about carnival workers, I have no doubt that evil clowns are involved. Or that they may be a connection between that and all these so-called creepy disturbances. You just really can't put anything past a bunch of fanboys.
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Let's just hope this doesn't continue to balloon.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:04 PM
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Clowns now in North Carolina.

They are migrating north. Someone stop the clowns before they get to Virginia!
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:43 PM
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:11 PM
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Here Trump is worrying about innocent Muslims and Mexicans when we've got fucking clowns on the loose!

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Old 09-05-2016, 03:23 PM
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Here Trump is worrying about innocent Muslims and Mexicans when we've got fucking clowns on the loose!
But Trump identifies with the clowns. He's even got the hair.
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:27 PM
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they're elusive - like unicorns.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:38 PM
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But Trump identifies with the clowns. He's even got the hair.
This Trump/Clown connection needs to be examined. Didn't someone once say the Republican Party was a big tent?
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:57 PM
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Clowns now in North Carolina.

They are migrating north. Someone stop the clowns before they get to Virginia!
Maybe we need to use some proven pest control techniques. Maybe we can release some GMO sterilized males.
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Clowns now in North Carolina.

They are migrating north. Someone stop the clowns before they get to Virginia!
Yes, Virginia, there is a clown...

Virginia to North Carolina: Send in the clowns!

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Old 09-05-2016, 06:21 PM
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Clowns now in North Carolina.

They are migrating north. Someone stop the clowns before they get to Virginia!
No, they will quietly slip through Virginia and work their way up the coast to Connecticut. Some will appear in California and Colorado, pursuing the alliteration. Gods help us when they make it to Kentucky and Kansas.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:37 PM
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No, they will quietly slip through Virginia and work their way up the coast to Connecticut. Some will appear in California and Colorado, pursuing the alliteration. Gods help us when they make it to Kentucky and Kansas.
And they'll pronounce Arkansas with the emphasis on the second syllable so they can claim that. And God help Canada!
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:01 AM
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I am going to spend a week at our family mountain home deep in the woods near Asheville later this month. I hope this mess is cleared up by then.

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. And I will be stuck in the middle.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:28 PM
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I am going to spend a week at our family mountain home deep in the woods near Asheville later this month. I hope this mess is cleared up by then.

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. And I will be stuck in the middle.
I live near Asheville and I can assure you there are no creepy clowns here. (Yet.) And if my former clown co-worker* has anything to say about it, there never will be. She is very about these weirdos giving clowns a bad name.**

*Seriously. Went to the Ringling Bros. Clown College and everything. That makes my college summer jobs all look lame.

**Yes, I know.

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Clowns got college????

This is bad.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:15 AM
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Another day, another clown.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:35 PM
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And again (+ Bonus Bear)

And more...This time the Clown had the machete

Yet more

We are now reaching clown epidemic numbers.
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Holy Crap. This has been going on for a while!

Chicago Cemetery Clown

This one is FANTASTIC!.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:24 PM
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Pro tip: if you're dressed as a clown and want to lure women into the woods, maybe keep the machete out of view.
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Pro tip: if you're dressed as a clown and want to lure women into the woods, maybe keep the machete out of view.
As a woman, I'd be much more likely to follow a machete-wielding maniac into the woods than a clown.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:28 PM
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As a woman, I'd be much more likely to follow a machete-wielding maniac into the woods than a clown.
Indeed?
Why so?

Well, of course, I should ask, "Why follow anyone you do not want to be alone with into the woods?"
I should think that clowns, machete wielding maniacs, Cub Scouts, and used car salesmen would be equally unlikely to be followed into the woods.
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Police were looking for several clowns supposedly spotted in the area yesterday, but the only vehicle they saw nearby was a extra-small compact speeding away, and all those clowns couldn't have been in that one car.
Maybe the rest took off in a Lincoln Clown Car.
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Maybe the rest took off in a Lincoln Clown Car.
Speak to your Physician or a Man of the Cloth.
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Get help!
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Clowns now in North Carolina.

They are migrating north. Someone stop the clowns before they get to Virginia!
I have lots of friends and family in Winston-Salem. One of my friends just posted a long anti-clown rant - her teenaged daughter won't go outside to check the mail or take out the trash because she's afraid of clowns. I don't know if something happened or if she's just afraid because of the stories or if she just finds it a convenient excuse for not taking out the trash.

So if you plan on dressing up like a clown and getting near my friend Patsy, YOU WILL GET SUCKER PUNCHED! Hard! And the crazy will be unleashed! Consider yourself warned.
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I have lots of friends and family in Winston-Salem. One of my friends just posted a long anti-clown rant - her teenaged daughter won't go outside to check the mail or take out the trash because she's afraid of clowns. I don't know if something happened or if she's just afraid because of the stories or if she just finds it a convenient excuse for not taking out the trash.

So if you plan on dressing up like a clown and getting near my friend Patsy, YOU WILL GET SUCKER PUNCHED! Hard! And the crazy will be unleashed! Consider yourself warned.
Sounds like they are screwed.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:39 PM
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Try repeating this over and over:

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Unless they were terrible.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:40 AM
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For those who didn't see this when I first posted it. These are very likely pranks (stupid dangerous pranks).
After watching several of those videos with a sick fascination, I believe they have to be faked. I would think such pranksters, if real, would soon prank the wrong person and find themselves in the hospital or morgue. Did you watch the videos by the same people, but with a creepy screaming kid instead of clowns? I tried to show the clips to my wife and she was, to say the least, not amused.

Oh, and today's new vocabulary word is Coulrophobia
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:30 PM
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After watching several of those videos with a sick fascination, I believe they have to be faked. I would think such pranksters, if real, would soon prank the wrong person and find themselves in the hospital or morgue. Did you watch the videos by the same people, but with a creepy screaming kid instead of clowns? I tried to show the clips to my wife and she was, to say the least, not amused.

Oh, and today's new vocabulary word is Coulrophobia
The thought definitely crossed my mind. One guy who posted a number of those videos has a link to where you can buy the scary clown masks and costumes, so it's very possible he faked the videos to make some money.

That said, all of the news reports make me think that others who've seen the videos may have stupidly decided to do it for real.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:45 PM
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The thought definitely crossed my mind. One guy who posted a number of those videos has a link to where you can buy the scary clown masks and costumes, so it's very possible he faked the videos to make some money.

That said, all of the news reports make me think that others who've seen the videos may have stupidly decided to do it for real.
Right. And someone could get hurt.

Everyday, life just gets to be weirder and harder to understand.
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After watching several of those videos with a sick fascination, I believe they have to be faked.
Perhaps they are trying to attract attention to their new indy film, The Blair Clown Project?
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