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Old 09-08-2016, 05:54 PM
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Perhaps they are trying to attract attention to their new indy film, The Blair Clown Project?
There's a film I would pay good money to see.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:46 PM
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After watching several of those videos with a sick fascination, I believe they have to be faked.
I think they all are. I can't imagine pedophiles dressing up as clowns to attract children, or serial killers in clown outfits looking for victims.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:00 PM
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I think they all are. I can't imagine pedophiles dressing up as clowns to attract children, or serial killers in clown outfits looking for victims.
It depends on what you mean by "fake". If you mean that none of the incidents reported in the news are real (and everyone involved is an actor) then I'd have to disagree. If "fake" includes people dressing up in order to frighten real victims for lulz with no intent to truly hurt or molest, then yeah, I think that's the case.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:40 PM
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It depends on what you mean by "fake". If you mean that none of the incidents reported in the news are real (and everyone involved is an actor) then I'd have to disagree. If "fake" includes people dressing up in order to frighten real victims for lulz with no intent to truly hurt or molest, then yeah, I think that's the case.
Yes. I think those videos are fake and the supposedly panicky victims part of the fake. I think many other sightings are either imagined or someone trying to scare people, but that these claimants are mostly sincere.
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Yes. I think those videos are fake and the supposedly panicky victims part of the fake. I think many other sightings are either imagined or someone trying to scare people, but that these claimants are mostly sincere.
Agreed.
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:47 PM
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First Satanists luring children, now clowns.

You people are all a bunch of Bozo's.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:17 PM
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I think we're all Bozos on this bus.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:37 PM
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:00 AM
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Clowns vs Firefighters:

"How a Fight With Clowns Led to the Birth of Modern Policing in Toronto"

http://torontoist.com/2013/09/how-a-...ng-in-toronto/
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:29 PM
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A North Carolina man has been charged with fabricating a clown sighting.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clown-si...h-fabricating/
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Police in Winston-Salem, North Carolina say a man who reported a clown knocking on his window Friday made the story up, reports CBS affiliate WFMY.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:24 PM
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A North Carolina man has been charged with fabricating a clown sighting.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clown-si...h-fabricating/
The troubles with sighted clowns: too much make-up.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:34 AM
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:48 PM
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Clowns lure kids with money

That's the problem with kids, they don't take credit cards
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:13 PM
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That's it! Seal the borders - NOW! No one with any clown DNA is getting in. Also stop all compact vehicles with more than 4 occupants. And bring in the grease paint sniffing dogs.

All clowns, jugglers, children's party magicians, and circus performers should immediately be brought in for vigorous interrogation, and we should seriously consider internment camps until we figure out what's going on!
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:19 PM
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That's it! Seal the borders - NOW! No one with any clown DNA is getting in. Also stop all compact vehicles with more than 4 occupants. And bring in the grease paint sniffing dogs.

All clowns, jugglers, children's party magicians, and circus performers should immediately be brought in for vigorous interrogation, and we should seriously consider internment camps until we figure out what's going on!
Can't we make exceptions for the good ones?
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:23 PM
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Can't we make exceptions for the good ones?
There are no good clowns.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:44 PM
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The only good clown is a dead clown.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:51 PM
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The only good clown is a dead clown.
I stand corrected.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:29 PM
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That Lou Ferrigno wore an awful lot of makeup... Is he on TV at all any more? Wouldn't want him fluencing the kids.

Thinking about that, now I'm a little suspicious of Bill Bixby... but I suppose he'd be one of the good ones if TokyoBayer is correct.
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I wonder how many of these clown encounters are true.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:35 PM
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I wonder how many of these clown encounters are true.
Somewhere between zero and none.
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Old 09-15-2016, 06:54 PM
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I wonder how many of these clown encounters are true.
I wonder, is there a difference between a clown encounter of the first kind, the second kind, and so forth?
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Somewhere between zero and none.
That would really piss off some over worked cops.
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If the cops ever shoot an unarmed clown, they may have to plant a seltzer bottle on him.
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If the cops ever shoot an unarmed clown, they may have to plant a seltzer bottle on him.
Good plan, but difficult to hide in their sock, as they can a small pistol.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:02 PM
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If the cops ever shoot an unarmed clown, they may have to plant a seltzer bottle on him.
There was that Finicum dude, except, they said he had a gun on him.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:10 PM
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Good plan, but difficult to hide in their sock, as they can a small pistol.
I thought the seltzer was down the pants.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:17 PM
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Clowns put two schools on lockdown in Alabama

Clown problem last month in Wisconsin
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Clowns now in Florida

Stephen King Comments on Current Clown Menace
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:11 PM
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Could the fans (Juggalos) of the Insane Clown Posse be behind this?

Juggalos are some pretty extreme fans. Maybe a few extremists are messing with people and scaring them?

Just my speculation.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...ashington.html

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Old 09-17-2016, 01:13 AM
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This is likely a case of mass hysteria.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_hysteria

"Evil clown" reports date back to (at least) 1981. There seems to be some correlation between these reports and the "Stranger Danger" teachings from the early 80's. I think there is also a relation between these kinds of incidents and the "Satanic Panic" over alleged Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) in the US which gained traction in the 80's.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...re-nothing-new
http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/...-clown-panics/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_panic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satani..._a_moral_panic
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Clowns now in Tennessee
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:22 AM
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I find this kind of stuff fascinating.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:29 AM
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Thinking about that, now I'm a little suspicious of Bill Bixby... but I suppose he'd be one of the good ones if TokyoBayer is correct.
The only good clown is a dead clown, but not all dead clowns are good.

I have no idea if it's true, but someone should market that.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:32 AM
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I really enjoyed the local news report video of the Tennessee sighting. This is becoming quite a ...media circus.
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More schools in Alabama on lockdown because of clown threats.
http://www.wbrc.com/story/33113508/h...p?sf36128132=1
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:58 AM
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First Satanists luring children, now clowns.

You people are all a bunch of Bozo's.
That's okay; by June 2050 everyone living in Baltimore will all be Ernest Borgnines.

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Old 09-19-2016, 07:21 PM
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Here in Alabama, more school lockdowns due to clown fears.
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/in...uts_anoth.html
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More Alabama Clowning

Maryland joins in the Clown mania

This new Clown report from Kentucky-- comes with a picture
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That would really piss off some over worked cops.
Funny you should mention that...

Late Sunday, city and campus police responded to an armed robbery report adjacent to the local university. One of the suspects fired at an officer during the ensuing foot chase. As a perimeter is being set up, and other agencies are being brought in with tracking dogs and such, some brilliant kid decides to start a rumor of clown sightings on campus. Hysteria ensues.

Police are being pulled away from the actual dangerous situation to ride "suspicious noise" calls, and break up roving bands of collegiate vigilantes armed with baseball bats. At one am on a Monday, the campus chief of police is riding calls and making traffic stops, trying to calm the mayhem. City police are pulled away to Walmart, where folks are irate because they can't buy ammo for Bozo hunting season in the middle of the night.

Meanwhile, 2 of the actual criminal suspects were caught. The third is still at large. There are some unhappy cops in town right now.
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As a perimeter is being set up, and other agencies are being brought in with tracking dogs and such, some brilliant kid decides to start a rumor of clown sightings on campus. Hysteria ensues.
I watched a Peter Gunn episode like that this weekend. A fake plot to assassinate the Governor took all the cops in town to the airport, and bad guys robbed a bank on the other side of town.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:49 AM
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Meanwhile, at The University of Alabama...
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The UA campus is NOT on lockdown. The reports of clowns or any immediate credible threats on the UA campus are not true. These are unsubstantiated rumors. UAPD is patrolling campus. This message is being sent as a timely alert to keep you updated. In case of an emergency call 911 or UAPD.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:25 PM
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WTF? "Clowns" is becoming almost synonymous with "terrorists". This is ridiculous.

Roving bands of vigilantes with baseball bats? Before all of this nonsense is over, someone is going to get hurt, and it likely won't be a clown doing the hurting.
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Funny you should mention that... some brilliant kid decides to start a rumor of clown sightings on campus. Hysteria ensues....
Damn, I read that as "Hilarity ensues." I must be the last person in the world not creeped out by clowns. One alone amidst an expansive herd of rodeo bulls.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:42 PM
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But is any clown actually innocent?
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:04 PM
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do you blame the clown of thorns?
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do you blame the clown of thorns?
Now you've got Catholics and Baptists annoyed as well.
Probably Methodists and Mormons too.
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As I am reading "IT" for the fourth or fifth time, I've been trying to come up with a modern analog for the innocent but scary icon. (I mean, before that, it wasn't such a cliche.) Ultimately, something that parents foist upon children but they detest or are terrified by. I think we are too careful these days, but I'm thinking...instead of the faux-jolly clown, a gentle, psychologically soothing character. Like Mr. Rogers, Barney, DJ Lance Rock, even Bob Ross. I don't think we have such a common cult/culture anymore. But still, I think the -unexpectedly- scary one for the newest generations would be the quiet, accepting, socially-progressive live-and-let-live type. The typical scary guy would be a zombie, as those have been faddish for quite some time. Combine the two.

Clowns have been scary on their own for at least two generations.
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