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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2016, 08:42:10 pm »
I Tucson, some college-aged girl has started "clown lives matter" with a totally straight, painted face.

I am so deeply ashamed for my city now.
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2016, 09:35:56 pm »
Wasn't there also a "clown walk" planned for a night next week or something?

Because a bunch of clowns marching down a street late at night won't be terrifying at all.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2016, 06:12:43 am »
When there's no more room in satire hell, the clowns shall walk the earth.
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2016, 09:59:51 am »
Clown panic has definitively spread to the UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37605841

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Police across England have been called to dozens of incidents in which pranksters dress as "creepy clowns" to deliberately scare people.

The culprits are said to be following a trend that started in the US.

A 30-year-old man was arrested and cautioned in Norwich after someone dressed as a clown jumped out from behind a tree and "terrified" a woman in a public park.

On Sunday Thames Valley Police said it was called to 14 incidents in 24 hours.

I've heard of several schools up north being put in lockdown because a clown was seen nearby as well.

So far, as an educator, I've had no official guidance on what to do re: clowns, which is probably just as well, given the literature on radicalisation.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2016, 01:22:04 pm »
I would say that you need to ask. Many questions. And demand official responses.

Either that or buy a mask and join in.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2016, 04:07:39 pm »
Oh, I told them I'm no longer attending meetings on that topic ever again.

I'm also not working Halloween at all, so....all my fucks have fled.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2016, 04:18:59 pm »
I can't wait until some municipalities outlaw clown costumes.
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2016, 04:19:43 pm »
When clowns are outlawed, only outlaws will be clowns.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2016, 04:21:43 pm »
When clowns are outlawed, only outlaws will be clowns.

I sense a dystopian future coming on.
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2016, 04:33:24 pm »
I'm just waiting for a mime to be attacked by idiots thinking it's a clown.
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2016, 01:34:10 am »
If you see a clown with a log, please call the police:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-37634853

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A teenage boy needed stitches after he was injured in a clown craze attack near Rotherham.

The boy was treated in hospital for a cut to his head after the clown threw a log at him on Lordens Hill, Dinnington, on Tuesday night.

South Yorkshire Police said it had received 61 reports of incidents involving clowns since 21 September.

Officers are also investigating two reports of clowns armed with knives.

In an interview, Owen Russell, 17, said he was walking home with friends, and bumped into the clown after taking a shortcut down an alleyway.

He said the clown started making sinister noises, before throwing a log at him, leaving him needing six stitches to a cut on his head.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2016, 03:16:32 am »
"Sinister noises".


What the fuck is this? Was he humming a tune from a horror film?
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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2016, 03:28:00 am »
"Sinister noises".


What the fuck is this? Was he humming a tune from a horror film?

This is mass-hysteria.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2016, 02:17:48 pm »
Who loiters in an alleyway with a log, while dressed as a clown, in a Sheffield suburb?

I wouldn't be surprised to find this was fake.

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Re: The Great Clown Panic of 2016
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2016, 05:34:11 pm »
Who loiters in an alleyway with a log, while dressed as a clown, in a Sheffield suburb?

I wouldn't be surprised to find this was fake.

From what I've read, a huge proportion of the "clown attacks" are either unverifiable or have been proven fake. This is going to be awesome in the history books.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”