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(Southwest Iowa News)   Apparently, the best way to remind people about fire safety is having volunteer clowns wear bright coveralls and go door-to-door with flyers   (southwestiowanews.com) divider line 38
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2013-05-12 04:35:47 PM  
best way to remind people about fire safety is having volunteer clow-
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2013-05-12 06:14:51 PM  
Fire departments have had fire safety clowns for a long, long time. This isn't new. Not even remotely
 
2013-05-12 06:35:59 PM  
That's funny, as it's also a way to remind people of horror.
 
2013-05-12 06:38:47 PM  
I fear clowns showing up at my front door more than fear fire.
 
2013-05-12 06:40:04 PM  
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2013-05-12 06:44:57 PM  
LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING!

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2013-05-12 06:47:17 PM  
Yep. All firemen are secret clowns. And they are our heroes.
 
2013-05-12 06:52:25 PM  
Firemen are all weird.

Thank god we have them, and we need a lot more.
 
2013-05-12 06:54:08 PM  
Free news coverage, and it'll stick in your mind the day a clown knocked on your door.

So, yeah, sounds effective.
 
2013-05-12 06:56:50 PM  

studebaker hoch: I fear clowns showing up at my front door more than fear fire.


This. Clowns are creepy as f*ck and most of them are pedophiles and serial killers.

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2013-05-12 06:57:12 PM  
I am trying to get a bunch of my friends to dress as creepy clowns like Captain Spaulding from House of a thousand corpses, John Wayne Gacy's clown makeup, Heath Ledger Joker, It ,etc for halloween.
 
2013-05-12 06:59:00 PM  
The association of circus clowns with death by fire goes back to 1944.

Old school traditions are lost on today's kids.
 
2013-05-12 06:59:20 PM  
We all float down here at the Fire Department....
 
2013-05-12 07:11:16 PM  

AbbeySomeone: studebaker hoch: I fear clowns showing up at my front door more than fear fire.

This. Clowns are creepy as f*ck and most of them are pedophiles and serial killers.

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dollmakersjourney.com

Show us on the doll where the bad clown touched you.
 
2013-05-12 07:12:20 PM  
I hear that is also the preferred method for sex offenders to report themselves to the neighbors.
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2013-05-12 07:24:37 PM  
If I was a sex offender and had to report myself to the neighbors, wearing a clown suit would be the ONLY way to own that shiat.

/ Hey she showed me ID!
// Wanna balloon?  hehe
 
2013-05-12 07:36:37 PM  
I'm not opening the door for that.
 
2013-05-12 07:38:00 PM  
I'm not particularly scared of clowns. I just don't like them. They are usually some combination of creepy, lame and unfunny. I really think there are more people who dislike them than like them, so why does anyone even want to do it? What kind of person wants to be a clown?
 
2013-05-12 07:40:34 PM  

Apos: best way to remind people about fire safety is having volunteer clow-
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Nots evens Dr. Rocksos?
 
2013-05-12 07:42:22 PM  
Pennywise?
 
2013-05-12 08:30:02 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Apos: best way to remind people about fire safety is having volunteer clow-
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Nots evens Dr. Rocksos?


He does cocaine, so that makes it a double nope

/not saying doing cocaine is bad, it's when you're a rock and roll clown that it is
//c-c-c-c-cocaine!
 
2013-05-12 08:31:36 PM  
Great timing, clown, right after I put the kids to bed.  Hey, I've got an idea ...
 
2013-05-12 08:37:07 PM  

studebaker hoch: The association of circus clowns with death by fire goes back to 1944.

Old school traditions are lost on today's kids.


"This page has issues"

//frim the page on burning clowns. I lol'ed
 
2013-05-12 08:39:18 PM  
Problem?

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2013-05-12 08:55:33 PM  
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Fire Safety clowns are equivalent to sexual harassment pandas.
 
2013-05-12 09:02:51 PM  
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hallo, jes, might we volunteer?
 
2013-05-12 10:29:08 PM  
I just do not understand the fear of clowns!media.cmgdigital.com
 
2013-05-12 10:29:31 PM  
Demonstrations by the fire department should be the coolest shows on earth. But the are almost always boring as hell. The FD needs a bit more of the old razzle-dazzle.
 
2013-05-12 10:30:43 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Fire departments have had fire safety clowns for a long, long time. This isn't new. Not even remotely


I've lived in a lot of different areas of this country, including Iowa. I have never heard of safety clowns before. They seem kinda creepy, I don't see a lot of people relating to it. If one came to my door, I wouldn't answer it.
 
2013-05-12 10:35:41 PM  
That is the new Homeland Security uniform.
 
2013-05-12 11:00:12 PM  

MyToeHurts: If one came to my door, I wouldn't answer it.


The clown or the door?
 
2013-05-12 11:23:54 PM  
Uh,,,, damn man, its to late to think that hard........
 
2013-05-12 11:30:14 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Apos: best way to remind people about fire safety is having volunteer clow-
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Nots evens Dr. Rocksos?


Nope. To quote C. Ofdensen ; "put the boots to him, medium-style."
 
2013-05-12 11:33:12 PM  
Mobius strip of human stupidity

Demonstrations by the fire department should be the coolest shows on earth. But the are almost always boring as hell. The FD needs a bit more of the old razzle-dazzle.

They need to stop wearing shirts for one.
 
2013-05-13 01:22:42 AM  

studebaker hoch: The association of circus clowns with death by fire goes back to 1944.

Old school traditions are lost on today's kids.


So you're saying clowns are weak against fire?  Thank you, this information will be very useful.
 
2013-05-13 04:33:09 AM  
I was drunk in that town on Friday night. I started a fire in a big old bowl in the back parking lot with the view of the vine street slums and I liked it.

burn, baby, burn
 
2013-05-13 10:04:24 AM  
Better clowns than circus midgets...

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2013-05-13 11:15:18 AM  
CSB:

9/6/2001


I'm a consultant, and work for a lot of companies.One of my clients, the call center for a large corporation, has their share of problems.This one, however, tops the cake.


So, today wasn't one of the best days for my client.  Still stinging from Worldwide ATM outages this week, the Service Center people are already a bit edgy.  Then, about 9:00am or so, the network starts to crap out.  Phone reps can't get to their systems.  Calls get backed up.Many people are seen walking around the help desk area with wireless phones stuck to their ears.  Conference calls on speakerphones.  Not a good scene.

Then, about 10:00am or so, they come on over the PA in the building, and let us know that the water to the buildings was out (again, this happened last week too).  (We still think they didn't pay their bill, which is par for this client...but I digress).  They remind us that visiting the restrooms during this water outage isn't such a good idea, as you can't flush.  So, they told us to stay out of the restrooms.  Then, they said that they were
arranging for *Porta-Potties* to be delivered to the facility sometime after lunch.  They also announced that in the interim, they had arranged for the Security Shuttle Vans (they use them in the parking lot) to take people over to the Golf Course that's near there in case they couldn't wait.  Needless to say, we went out for lunch.

And, I had to remind the help desk, since the water was out, that means the A/C would start going out as well. (Water Cooled).  It started getting hot in there.

So, we have a bunch of people in the building that were already tired, stressed, needing to go to the restroom, and hot.  And, the network problems still haven't been fixed up yet.

So, after lunch, the management of this company made what I call one of their "Power Decisions"...
.....

They sent in the clowns.

I'm going to repeat that, as it bears repeating.

*They* *sent* *in* *the* *clowns*.

No, not the upper-upper management that are never on site.  Those clowns would never come there.

No, these were *real* clowns.  They went out and hired a troop of floppy-shoed, white-faced, red-nosed, mop-haired, horn-tooting drama class dropouts to come in and "entertain the troops".


So, let me recap.

Network out.  Hot.  No water.  No restrooms.  Calls backed up.  Chaos everywhere you look.  Clowns roaming the building trying to cheer people up.

Surreal, I tell you.

But, the clowns did have an effect on the people working.  It wasn't the clowns and their silly antics per say.  It wasn't that the clowns were
passing out animal balloons and throwing confetti around.  It was the fact that they ACTUALLY WENT OUT AND HIRED CLOWNS is what entertained people the most.

The song of the day was "Seeeennnd iiiiinnnn....the clooooowwwwwwnnnnssss"...
 
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