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(Toronto Star)   Woman spearheading attempt to get all clowns licenced. Because if anyone knows funny, it's the government   (thestar.com) divider line 97
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2011-05-25 04:57:34 AM  
That's C-C-C-C-C-C-Crazy!

api.ning.com
 
2011-05-25 06:01:47 AM  
So, she wants all clowns to have.... cereal numbers?
 
2011-05-25 06:10:47 AM  
As creepy as JWG is...

He never used the clown outfit to get a victim, he picked most of them up in gay bars, or by promising them work(he was a contractor)
 
2011-05-25 06:12:16 AM  
Can't sleep. Clowns need licenses.
Can't sleep. Clowns need licenses.
Can't sleep. Clowns need licenses.
 
2011-05-25 06:38:10 AM  
*licensed.
 
2011-05-25 06:59:44 AM  
For those that remember the "Dr Demento Show", here's a creepy little number.

Kinko the Kid Loving Clown! (new window)

Funny that this name got attached to a office service company. I suppose the founder never listened to Dr Demento.

They're re-branded FedEx now. Good for them.
 
2011-05-25 07:14:18 AM  

bmr68: John Wayne Gacy reference? check


Exactly, for when you need just a little more hurr in your story.

John Wayne Gacy, who raped and killed 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978, was also known as the "killer clown" because he dressed up as a clown for parades and children's parties.

jamesmelzer.net

If there had only been a way to work him into the story, the bill would already be in the works. Way to go Star newspaper. Keep it real.
 
2011-05-25 07:31:26 AM  
www.everseradio.com
"Licenses? I don't think that will float down here."

Licenses for clowns? Really? Next I bet this biatch will want me to get a license for my job as a house-call pediatrician. (I'm on Craigslist!)
 
2011-05-25 07:37:28 AM  
"Exotic dancers need a permit; so do massage therapists," pointed out Beaudoin in an interview. "So why not children's entertainers parents?"


FTFY
 
2011-05-25 07:38:26 AM  
That idea is Pennywise and pound foolish...
 
2011-05-25 07:46:18 AM  

Road Rash: That idea is Pennywise and pound foolish...


(slow, restrained golf clap) Dashedly clever, sir.
 
2011-05-25 08:19:37 AM  
This sort of makes sense, if the clowns are going to be working around children.
 
2011-05-25 08:22:46 AM  

bmr68: John Wayne Gacy reference? check


All in all, it's just another kid in the crawl.
 
2011-05-25 08:23:20 AM  
Clowns are scary, but still a distant second to flying monkeys.
 
2011-05-25 08:34:36 AM  
Next thing, someone will be calling for licenses for thieves and assassins...
 
2011-05-25 08:37:40 AM  

NuttierThanEver: what about spaying or neutering?
we need population controls in place for these creepy face painted motherfarkers


No, we're talking about clowns, not juggalos.
 
2011-05-25 08:37:49 AM  

Indolent: What's next? The mimes?

They'll be up in arms over that.


Never EVER arm a mime! Their guns are equipped with silencers. Who would know?
 
2011-05-25 08:46:09 AM  

urban.derelict: /keep clowns out of government
//ACA
///American Clown Administration


Great picture. Child abuse is a serious offence but taxpayer abuse is a daily occurance. Criminalize politicians.
 
2011-05-25 09:03:46 AM  
Clowns are into prostitution and extortion, and there's even a clown mafia: The Return of Patches
 
2011-05-25 09:05:16 AM  
"Woman spearheading attempt to get all clowns licenced. Because if anyone knows funny, it's the government"

img862.imageshack.us

And if you DO...
 
2011-05-25 09:08:35 AM  
I think parents should be licensed before they're allowed to have children.
 
2011-05-25 09:36:04 AM  
Responsible adults would not let clowns anywhere near their children.
 
2011-05-25 09:45:19 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-05-25 09:48:22 AM  

Indolent: What's next? The mimes?

They'll be up in arms over that.


*gesturing over phone* "Non!"

/obscure?
//shows age
 
2011-05-25 10:11:25 AM  
We regulate pole dancers, hair stylists, and interior decorators, so why shouldn't we regulate everything? You want your Feng Sui going the wrong way?
 
2011-05-25 10:15:21 AM  
img.listal.com

A, I'm not your pal, B, if you ever, EVER speak to me again, I'll twist your head into a farking balloon animal.
 
2011-05-25 10:45:55 AM  
If we should be licensing anybody, it's CEO's.
 
2011-05-25 11:04:03 AM  
Because if anyone knows funny clowns, it's the government

FTFY subby TSA, IRS, postal service, DMV, congress ... ad infinitum, ad nauseum
 
2011-05-25 11:04:05 AM  

Mugato: Anyone see that Supernatural episode with the clown? A little kid looks out of his window and just sees a clown standing on his lawn waving at him. That freaked me the fark out.


Yep; the clown eats the kid's parents; because the kid invited the clown in. The clown goes on to eat several more sets of parents. It was a type of shapeshifter, I forget which; they killed the clown with a bronze knife.

\moral of the story: don't let clowns into the house or they'll eat your parents
 
2011-05-25 11:11:15 AM  
I wonder what the actual statistics are for abuse by children's entertainers. Does anyone know? Is this really a high-risk group?
 
2011-05-25 11:26:34 AM  
I heard this on the radio this morning. Actual Licences seems a bit overboard since if you are going to start issuing licnces you need a licensing body. Which means you need to hire government workers to issue and oversee clown licenses. A much easier option would just make it a law that anyone who wants to work as a clown, for a circus or agency or whatever, has to have a criminal record check. Or better yet rather than make it a law, why doens't this woman just use her efforts to make this an industry standard kind of thing, so that when parents call to rent a clown for their kids birthday party, or a magician or whatever, they know to ask if the performer has had a criminal record check. Seems simple enough.
 
2011-05-25 11:34:52 AM  

Foxxinnia: Anyone who interacts with children in anyway should be required to get a license. In fact children should be assigned bodyguards that are responsible for their well-being. You know, making sure they're safe, making sure they eat their vegetables, making sure they're in bed at a reasonable hour. Obviously not just anyone should have this job. They might be a pedophile. This body-guard should probably have some sort of familial emotional attachment to the child to ensure there won't be any kiddie-diddling. But where the hell are we going to find people to do that?


winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

and that lady looks like she hasn't shat in years.
 
2011-05-25 11:36:53 AM  
Mcshakes. Binky Mcshakes. Licensed to honk
 
2011-05-25 11:37:26 AM  

ptelg: If we should be licensing anybody, it's CEO's.


Nah. They screw adults.
 
2011-05-25 11:41:16 AM  

Noon Blue Apples: Foxxinnia: Anyone who interacts with children in anyway should be required to get a license. In fact children should be assigned bodyguards that are responsible for their well-being. You know, making sure they're safe, making sure they eat their vegetables, making sure they're in bed at a reasonable hour. Obviously not just anyone should have this job. They might be a pedophile. This body-guard should probably have some sort of familial emotional attachment to the child to ensure there won't be any kiddie-diddling. But where the hell are we going to find people to do that?

Those people should also have licences. Helicopter licences.


dear numbnutz,
'responsible parent' != 'helicopter parent'
 
2011-05-25 11:42:56 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie

Ogden Edsel, one of my favorite novelty bands!

They did a follow up to the original Kinko song called "Kinko's Party". It's worth a listen, but isn't quite as good (or as creepy) as the original.

I also recommend checking out the "Mower of the Ogden Edsel" album, which is full of weird music, which doesn't use child molestation as a central theme, but are just as good.
 
2011-05-25 11:47:17 AM  
it's the obamanations job solution in action.
 
2011-05-25 12:22:43 PM  

Jamieboy: Jamieboy: "Exotic dancers need a permit;...
Really? Exotic dancers need permits? What office/agency do you go to to get one.
...
I just realized this is a story from Canada. But I'm still amused that you'd need a permit to pole dance.


Canada also has an exotic dancer union; it guarantees that you get the best possible lap dance from the most senior dancer available.

/not really
//pro union
///but I agree wtf is an exotic dancer license?
////then again, what is a dog license? or a bike license?
//these are real questions
//put this up on Yahoo! Answers, we'll see if we can crowdsource an answer
 
2011-05-25 12:27:59 PM  
sharetv.org
Approves.
 
2011-05-25 12:47:52 PM  
Because if anyone knows funny evil, it's the government
Fixed, even though OscarTamerz beat me to it.
 
2011-05-25 12:59:30 PM  
I have long been a proponent of Clown licensing. I do volunteer work for a group that humanely captures, spays, and tags clowns with an electronic collar so we can track their migrations. In parts of the country the clown populations are so out of control that one can hardly walk down the street without being spritzed or nearly run over by a tiny car full of clowns. Our goal is not to eliminate clowns altogether, but to make them more manageable.
 
obl
2011-05-25 01:02:50 PM  
 
2011-05-25 01:32:38 PM  
Clowns are freaky....I mean really, what are they hiding behind all that makeup anyway? Don't like em, never have, never will...

/Joe Devola was even creepy doin that roundhouse...
 
2011-05-25 02:00:45 PM  
www.urbandigs.com

I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a licensed clown? I amuse you, in accordance with standards established by prevailing professional practices? I make you laugh after having passed an examination, posted a bond and paid a nominal fee?
 
2011-05-25 02:02:13 PM  

btraz70: Clowns are freaky....I mean really, what are they hiding behind all that makeup anyway?


Sometimes, you're better off not investigating...

www.ligotti.net
 
2011-05-25 09:27:29 PM  

Sergeant Pecker's Lonely Hearts Club Gang Bang: Clown threads always remind me of my favorite joke:

Q: How do you make a clown stop laughing?
A: Hit him in the face with an axe.


Indolent: What's next? The mimes?

They'll be up in arms over that.

Way to think outside of the box.


TY for the joke. I chuckled quite heartily indeed, and I'll make use of that gem whenever possible. Bless your heart.
 
2011-05-26 01:41:48 AM  
Came in for the Clownhouse reference.

Leaving disappointed.
 
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