Hey! You with the big red nose!

March 28, 2008

clown-3-crop-160.jpgDear Mom and Dad,

Sorry it’s been so long since I last wrote. Madrid is still great! I love the people here! This morning on the metro there were a bunch of clowns, passing out brochures and joking with passengers. You know, doing the things clowns do.

Like, this one clown had a long white stick and he was going up some stairs acting like he was blind! Criminy! I laughed until I… well you know, actually I didn’t laugh. What on Earth is supposed to be funny about that, anyway? Don’t they get what clowns are supposed to do?

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Don Ambrosio the clown jokes with metro riders as he gives out brochures with information about Madrid’s “Night of Theaters” March 27, 2008. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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It could be worse.

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

I am more than convinced that these mime-type clowns have no life. They seem to be on some sort of soul saving crusade where the point lies somewhere between I have absolutely nothing else better to do with my time on earth and I want to annoy people as much as possible because my parents didn’t buy a Slinky when I was 7.

AND, I’ve never seen a hot looking clown chick that hits on you. Why can’t there be more of those?

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

Hey, I agree with everything you say except the last part. Apparently you’ve never been to a clown bar. I went to one once. Cripes! Painted women with way too much makeup. They all wear flowers on their lapels, and when you bend over to admire them, well….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I don’t know how to say this, Bob, but that wasn’t a “clown” bar …

Oh. Damn.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

The name of that bar wasn’t the Blue Oyster, was it? If so, then those aren’t clown chicks…(reference to the movie Police Acadamy)

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

You have to hope Spain will slide off about the same time California does.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive