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May 26th, 2004


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11:14 am - Um.
This week's "Sounds Like A Headline From The Onion" award goes to CNN, for their article entitled "Spanky the clown arrested on porn charges".

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From:trystero
Date:May 26th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
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The story itself is certainly not funny: if the accusation is true, it's horrible for the children involved, and if it's not true, it's horrible for the defendent who's falsely accused.

But I still have to admit that before I read the story and got the details, the headline made me laugh and wonder if I was on the right news website...
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From:z_gryphon
Date:May 26th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
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The story itself is certainly not funny: if the accusation is true, it's horrible for the children involved, and if it's not true, it's horrible for the defendent who's falsely accused.

But the sad truth is that somewhere, deep down in the part of us that we don't like to acknowledge, the juxtaposition of clowns and pedophilia is just instinctively funny.

(It wouldn't be so bad if his stage name wasn't Spanky, for crissakes. I mean, give us a chance for our higher sensibilities to kick in, at least.)

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