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Alien Clowns

10:00 AM -- Britain's Daily Mail reports on a scheme that is bound to attract droves of foreigners (crammed comically into tiny cars) to the Sceptered Isle:

    Young asylum seekers and refugees are to be given free clowning lessons at taxpayers' expense to help them adapt to life in Britain...

    Organisers at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry say the classes, which will also teach clown face make-up and mime, are designed to boost the self-confidence of the youngsters.
Ah yes, can there be anything more bracing to one's dignity and sense of self worth than being turned into a clown? Welcome to the United Kingdom: Here's your rubber nose.

Tory MP Bob Spink, spectacularly missing the point,
    warned that such schemes risk triggering resentment...

    "Many people are happy to welcome genuine refugees, but they resent them being given special treatment."
"Special treatment." That'd be... the pie in the face? the seltzer down the pants? maybe those giant frigging shoes... Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to ride unicycles...

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:37:07 AM
re: Alien Clowns As someone trained in juggling and riding a unicycle, I resemble...I mean resent your derogatory insinuation!

Props, Props. Where's the props for the profession of being a clown?

Shirley, a monkey should be in better position to appreciate clowning more than most.

Rumor has it the Brits first tried making the refugees into comedians, but listening to refugees' telling jokes, while attempting voice impersonation of Margaret Thatcher, made too many people wet their pants.

Clowning Lighthearted Geek
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