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January 21, 2011


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Blog Guy, I am foreign person you help in the past, learning English as second language. Good morning.

Good morning, foreign person. What can I do for you today?

Please explain American expression, “adding insult to injury…”

clown cops 340Ah, I guess that could be confusing.

Here’s an example. The man and woman in the photo above were detained when they were caught carrying stolen items.

But instead of being lucky enough to be grabbed by normal cops, they got busted by policemen dressed as clowns. This would be adding insult to injury, especially when they hear the Clown Miranda Warning:

You have the right to remain silent. HONK! HONK! Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. A little seltzer in your face, sir?

You have the right to speak to a clown attorney, and to have a clown attorney present when we put itching powder in your underwear. WHOOP! WHOOP!

If you cannot afford a bozo lawyer, a bozo lawyer will be provided for you at Buffoon Government expense! HONK! HONK!

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Policemen dressed as clowns stand next to a couple detained after stealing some items from a house in the municipality of San Nicolas de los Garza, near Monterrey, Mexico, January 10, 2011. The policemen, known as Policlowns, are part of the police force of the municipality and visit schools in the neighborhood as part of a program to teach children good values. REUTERS/Stringer

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So, the border guards getting in on this? I’m sure no one would notice the fright wigs…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Oh oh! And when they tell you its a cushion, its not really a cushion, but a huge water pillow, masquerading as a comfy cushion…
Now, that ought to crack you up… 😀

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You have the right to a sense of humor.
If you waive this right aything you don’t laugh at can and will be mocked by a comedian at a stand-up comedy performance.
You have the right to popcorn and cotton candy.
If you can not afford some, some will be provided for you by a three ring circus.
Do you understand these rights that I have silly stringed on you?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

A little Miranda
A little dance
A little seltzer
Down your pants

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Ah, so Doc’s vice is he watches old Mary Tyler Moor Show reruns…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

So cool. I guess its the only clown-decorated party where audience isn’t laughing 😀 😀

@RB: This blog is contender for blog of the year. :-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Wairing for the news at 11:00 video of the SWAT Team as they exit their little car. And keep exiting, and keep exiting… Can they cuff ’em with silly string?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Move over RoboCop: when this movie comes out, will it be action, comedy or horror?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I knew you would recognize the line, Bob!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

With Bozos like that on the force, no wonder the cartels are taking over!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Onedoor, ok now I can’t stop thinking about Robocop wearing a big red nose and floppy shoes. :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Well done BG. I agree with fwd. Made me laugh out loud and get some funny looks.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

If the clowns are policing the people, who’s policing the clowns? Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Now why would you get funny looks after laughing at a screen, Mr.Cave Dave?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I like some of their accessories:
– pepper spray lapel flower
– taser hand buzzer
– steel-lined balloon handcuffs
– oversized stab-proof suit jacket in garish colors
– size 26 shoe nightsticks

And of course, the tiny car that can hold 50 police officers

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Oooohhh!! I like the taser hand buzzer idea, Nosmo… Very nice!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive