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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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Date:May 26th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
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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