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(NPR)   Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be rodeo clowns   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-11-27 7:30:03 PM  
There's a darkness beneath that makeup...
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That said, in the universe of clowns, rodeo clowns are by far the very best. They might stab you in a bar fight, but I've never wondered about whether they have cages full of lobotomized runaways in their basements.
 
2021-11-27 8:13:27 PM  
"When I was born my parents were rodeo-ing," Gann says, adding final touches of face paint.

Did they show him on the jumbotron, announce his weight, and clock how long his grasping reflex kept him on the bull?
 
2021-11-27 8:23:38 PM  
Just reading the headline I thought this was going to be about Lauren Boebert.
Oh well.
 
2021-11-27 8:24:47 PM  

C18H27NO3: Just reading the headline I thought this was going to be about Lauren Boebert.
Oh well.


The difference between Lauren Brobert and a Rodeo Clown is a bull will hit the Rodeo Clown.
 
2021-11-27 8:28:53 PM  
I knew that one Farker would make the big time, he's been working on that clown act for years. Yeah you
 
2021-11-27 8:37:08 PM  
FTFAAfter one rider lands hard in the dirt, Gann cackles and says, "That's exactly what I felt like today trying to get my wife out of Walmart. The result was the same, too. I got my butt kicked."

Wait, so while this guy is doing standard Rodeo Clowning, he also throws in cringeworthy white-trash stand-up?
 
2021-11-27 8:41:10 PM  
Those extremely low hung Wrangler jeans were custom designed by Wesley Willis. Bespoke if you will
 
2021-11-27 8:58:18 PM  
Honestly nothing but respect for rodeo clowns. Those psychos see a bull rider go flying and they run out to protect the rider, often catching hell from the bull in the process.

I'll say it, they're braver and more selfless than 99% of all cops, and they wear better uniforms.
 
2021-11-27 9:00:31 PM  
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Spectators pray before the Adirondack Stampede in the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, N.Y.

That's bizarre.
 
2021-11-27 9:06:35 PM  
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2021-11-27 9:08:05 PM  
Indoor rodeo has a special smell. So do the clowns snap the bull in the balls with a wet towel and tell them their days as a stud animal are over to make them angry?
 
2021-11-27 9:08:08 PM  

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Spectators pray before the Adirondack Stampede in the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, N.Y.

That's bizarre.


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2021-11-27 9:11:39 PM  
When I graduated from college with a history degree (go black bears!), I told my mother I was going to write a song called "Mothers, don't let your children grow up to be history majors."
 
2021-11-27 9:13:51 PM  
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The mama in question...
 
2021-11-27 9:16:27 PM  

scalpod: [Fark user image image 360x360]

The mama in question...


Hillary really let herself go
 
2021-11-27 9:24:50 PM  
Like we didn't know that.
 
2021-11-27 9:32:33 PM  
One of the more honourable professions.
 
2021-11-27 9:33:29 PM  
Cowboys Ain't Supposed To Cry , Moe bandy , 1977 Vinyl
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2021-11-27 9:33:35 PM  

beezeltown: There's a darkness beneath that makeup...
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That said, in the universe of clowns, rodeo clowns are by far the very best. They might stab you in a bar fight, but I've never wondered about whether they have cages full of lobotomized runaways in their basements.


A buddy of mine did the rodeo clown thing for a few years, mostly for fun I guess when we were in high school. Mostly amateur events at county fairgrounds with smaller kids and locals. He got knocked around a bit, still has all his teeth too.
 
2021-11-27 9:48:38 PM  
That is an insane job. I could never do that.
 
2021-11-27 10:41:03 PM  

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The mama in question...


Loui Anderson was brilliant as Mrs. Basket.
 
2021-11-27 11:25:40 PM  
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2021-11-28 12:25:03 AM  
Rodeo clowns are badasses..... that is all
 
2021-11-28 12:50:17 AM  
At least they aren't mimes.

Robin Williams in SHAKES THE CLOWN
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2021-11-28 1:10:43 AM  

Ringshadow: Honestly nothing but respect for rodeo clowns.


it's a funny old world
 
2021-11-28 1:14:03 AM  
I've seen many a rodeo clown risk his life to save a bull rider. Those guys are fearless, or crazy, maybe both. I've climbed my fair share of fences around pissed-off bulls*, they are fully capable of ending you in nothing flat. I've seen the clowns stay in the well** until they got a rider's hand or spur set free then taunt the bull away from the rider. I've set in the stands holding my breath and clenched, watching them do the crazy shiat they do.

*That made me think of a friend of mine. When he is working bulls he separates them by age, yearling bulls go in one pen, 2-year-olds in another, so on and so forth. I was skeptical at the beginning but dammed if they didn't all calm down quickly when separated out with their age mates. The younger bulls will always challenge the older bulls, it's what they do, their youthful bravado knows no limits. After they get going all of the rest of the bulls will either join in the fight or run away from it. You don't want to be between them and wherever they want to go.

**'in the well', means staying inside the circle the bull is making (now around you). Lots of bulls spin, it's the easiest way to dislodge a rider. They seem to know that.
 
2021-11-28 2:25:26 AM  

Mentat: At least they aren't mimes.

[YouTube video: Robin Williams in SHAKES THE CLOWN]


I need to watch Shakes the Clown again.
 
2021-11-28 2:48:13 AM  

beezeltown: There's a darkness beneath that makeup...
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That said, in the universe of clowns, rodeo clowns are by far the very best. They might stab you in a bar fight, but I've never wondered about whether they have cages full of lobotomized runaways in their basements.


They are an improvement over some clowns, that's for sure...

Shakes the Clown - White Powdery Beef
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2021-11-28 2:59:00 AM  
Rodeo clowns should be banned. If some idiot wants to prove how tough he is by taking on a bull, he should prove how tough he is on his own.

The people who are smart, tough, and caring enough to survive as rodeo clowns should be trained for valuable jobs that are useful to society and paid much better.
 
2021-11-28 4:03:59 AM  
Papa Was a Rodeo
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2021-11-28 9:29:18 AM  
Damn...now I want a giant bull on a trailer.

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2021-11-28 9:34:48 AM  

Ringshadow: Honestly nothing but respect for rodeo clowns. Those psychos see a bull rider go flying and they run out to protect the rider, often catching hell from the bull in the process.

I'll say it, they're braver and more selfless than 99% of all cops, and they wear better uniforms.


It's basically like being a matador, except you're armed with a rubber chicken and the picadores only taunted the bull instead of stabbing it.
 
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