Classics 01 (EP 115) - Clown Eggs

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Which would you most enjoy seeing washed up dead on a beach?

100 Clowns
4
12%
100 Mimes
2
6%
100 United States Senators
4
12%
100 American Idol Contestants
8
24%
This poll is sick! There's something with that Tweedy guy!
4
12%
All of the above.
11
33%
 
Total votes: 33

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Post by zZzacha » Sun May 31, 2009 3:24 pm

A very creepy thought: 100 Mr. Tweedy's on the beach, making lots of polls. Now THAT would be weird.
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Post by FNH » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:32 pm

Goldenrat wrote:with clowns you try to ignore them but you can usually still hear their damn horns tooting and stupid Bozo laughs. Ugh. Get rid of them!
Personally I'd never turn my back on a clown, thats when the pointy teeth appear! And remember those big shoes of theirs, they only have normal size feet, so what is the rest of the space for? Poison, daggers, narco factory, you name it they have it. BEWARE THE CLOWNS MY SON.

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Post by cammoblammo » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:55 am

A few years ago I, erm, embodied a character who was sort of a cross between a clown and a mime---in other words, Bramwell was a clown who didn't talk.

Reactions were rather interesting. Very few people seemed to get creeped out, but they were never quite sure how to take him. Part of the fun was trying to communicate with people. You can't do that if you're being creepy. You have to be as friendly and inviting as possible.

The best day of Bramwell's career came when he spent an afternoon in King's Cross, which is the red light district of Sydney. Funnily enough, there were plenty of men around wearing more make-up than me. I had to go 9 hours that day without talking, and, as a rule, Bramwell didn't eat either. Needless to say, I had a fair bit to catch up on when Bramwell went to bed that night.
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Post by zZzacha » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:36 pm

cammoblammo wrote:A few years ago I, erm, embodied a character who was sort of a cross between a clown and a mime---in other words, Bramwell was a clown who didn't talk.
Whoooo, I want to see tha pictures :)
I'll be there in 5 minutes. If not, read this again.

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Post by normsherman » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:31 pm

zZzacha wrote:
cammoblammo wrote:A few years ago I, erm, embodied a character who was sort of a cross between a clown and a mime---in other words, Bramwell was a clown who didn't talk.
Whoooo, I want to see tha pictures :)
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Post by cammoblammo » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:59 am

I've got some around, but I'll have to find a scanner. They were taken on these strange cameras that used a strip of filmy stuff where they should have a screen. Bizarre.
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Creeped out

Post by DougallStrange » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:01 pm

GREAT STORY. I was completely and thoroughly creeped out by the story, I think instead of feeding off a preexisting fear of clowns it created A brand new fear. I will never look at clowns again without thinking of them eating their own young, or wanting to see If I can acquire their knowledge by feeding on them. it is not every podcast that makes me consider cannibalism. Although I guess It wouldn't technically be Cannibalism since Clowns are not of our Species, anyway Keep the Weird Coming!
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Post by StalinSays » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:15 pm

First off - awesome story.

Second - clowns vs. mimes, where is the line of distinction? Is a mime with maekup technically a kind of clown? Would a clown pantomiming be a mime, even if he was in his full clown regalia and getting laughs? Is a man without greasepaint preforming humorous antics still a clown?

Also, which of the two is the United States Senator?

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Re: Creeped out

Post by normsherman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:18 am

DougallStrange wrote: I will never look at clowns again without thinking of them eating their own young, or wanting to see If I can acquire their knowledge by feeding on them.
I think my work here is done.

*Norm rides off into the horizon beneath a setting sun*
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Re: Creeped out

Post by zZzacha » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:19 pm

normsherman wrote:*Norm rides off into the horizon beneath a setting sun*
Watch the head there, babe. Those suns can hurt!
I'll be there in 5 minutes. If not, read this again.

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Post by strawman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:00 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZVq2Gm_ ... r_embedded

Have you ever considered that when clowns put on costumes, they end up looking just like us?
Which reminds me of The One That Got Away... That was no Celocamp, Marty. Coulda been a clown. :shock:
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Post by RG » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:23 pm

Love the image of the clown bodies and eggs on the shore, but for some reason I didn't enjoy the story as much as I expected to. Don't know why really. I was reading the story off a web site as I listened to Norm narrate it, although I don't think that has anything to do with it.

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Re: Drabblecast 115- Clown Eggs by Jay Lake

Post by eggyolk » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:04 pm

Drabble: 3 Magnetars of 5
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Re: Drabblecast 115- Clown Eggs by Jay Lake

Post by Unblinking » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:18 pm

Fluffy but fun. What an imagination! I always thought clowns were creepy, even before I read IT, so this just confirmed my suspicions.

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Re: Drabblecast 115 - Clown Eggs

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:48 pm

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{Marker for start of Classics comments. See Pondspider's suggestion.}

Fitting tribute to Jay Lake, who passed away recently, to bring this story up again for the new feature of the Drabblecast, Drabbleclassics!
Man, I still LOVE the artwork that Bo did for this story. The baby clown's face is just perfect.
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Re: Drabblecast 115 - Clown Eggs

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:48 pm

This story is fun, to the point weirdness. The baby-clown voice was the cherry on top. Great fare.
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Re: Drabblecast 115 - Clown Eggs

Post by strawman » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:10 pm

Thing is, the DC niche is STRANGE stories, STRANGE authors, STRANGE listeners, such as yourself. Notice what is emphasized? Not horror, not fantasy. I mean those categories are fine, but good horror is not necessarily STRANGE horror. DC's prime virtue is that it strives to make STRANGE its own genre. Take a romance novel, and make it strange enough, and Norm will love it. That's why I so love the Handy piece that Norm read live on the last Trifecta. Hearty White the same.

What other genre can have as its protagonist a comic book giraffe or a theme about clowns eating their young?
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Re: Drabblecast 115 - Clown Eggs

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:06 am

strawman wrote:What other genre can have... a theme about clowns eating their young?
Actually, that kind of thing is fairy-tale-esque -- or it could be a good summary of recent GOP history (documentary).

Anywho, forgot to say at the time how much I enjoyed this episode and story. Shall have to give it a re-listen.

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Re: Drabblecast 115 - Clown Eggs

Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:27 am

Listened to it again while driving tonight. So much imagery.
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Re: Classics 01 (EP 115) - Clown Eggs

Post by bounceswoosh » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:51 pm

Just listened to this for the first time ever. Amazing.

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