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Brian Bankler
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the old fashioned way.

By dressing up as a scary old clown.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/0...

The Washington-MF-Post wrote:

“He [the 12 year old boy] was scared of clowns and I showed up across the street from him at the bus stop and he just started crying in front of his friends and ran home,” Wrinkles told The Post, somewhat remorsefully, in his heavy New England accent. “His mother called back a few days later and said ‘Thank you!’ Now when he acts bad, she just has to ask him: ‘Do you want Wrinkles to come back?’ ”
Click on the link and pleasant dreams.

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Wrinkles isn’t particularly fond of young people and got bored making “stupid little balloon animals,” he said....

“I’m just a good old-fashioned clown,” he said. “When I was a kid, it was okay to scare kids and now they’re all whiny and scared.”
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And yet, sometimes scary comes to him, he noted. Wrinkles said he has received requests from people to help them dump a body

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“I’ve got women calling me all the time,” he said. “Young ones, too, like weird goths with chains and stuff. I’ve had enough psycho women in my life already. That’s why I’m divorced.”
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When my youngest son was about 7-8 and playing baseball he was scared to death of getting by a pitch. So I plunked him in the leg during batting practice - he went down like a ton of bricks and I told him it didn't kill him, did it? He got up and was fine.

One of the other dads on the team asked me to plunk his kid too. So I did. Same result.

I just realized I would go to jail if I did that these days.
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I'm not one of the many people who are afraid of clowns, but still there is something just a little bit *creepy* about them even when they are not intentionally being scary.

Judging by the spate of news stories in recent years, more and more clowns are doing the "intentionally scary" bit too, wandering city streets late at night and such things -- what in the world is *that* all about??



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I knew a kid who was afraid of being electrocuted, so I REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED.

And now he's a plumber.
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One of my high-school gym teachers had a plastic whiffle bat that he called "Freddie." If you got dressed too slowly (or committed various other infractions) he would whack you across the back of your legs with it hard enough to leave a red mark. He would surely be fired or arrested for that today.
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Ever since the clown doll coming alive in Poltergeist clowns creep me out. Good thing I'm adult and don't live in Florida anymore...my mom still does though.
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Clowns are icky, but what's REALLY CREEPY are:

-ventriloquist dummies
-Mardi Gras giant puppet heads

:shivers:
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Re: Thank God someone is toughening up today's molly-coddled youth sanz Adults
This SAME 'one', again? *Wrinkles* whistle
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Kids these days! Why, I...
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...fbgn mltukdld mnkeys!
 
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HOLY CHRIST that's a scary clown. I would have shit my pants.

But since I didn't see him on the street, it's hilarious.
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