EppsNet Archive: Clowns

My Answer to Creepy-Clown Hysteria

17 Oct 2016 /

Target halts clown-mask sales amid creepy-clown hysteriaChicago Tribune

Anybody surprises me with a disguise, it’s shoot first ask questions later.

Except “Is it Halloween?” … I ask that question first.

All other questions, later.


Another Thing I Like About Donald Trump

15 Jan 2016 /

Democrats don’t like him and Republicans don’t like him either.

The overarching theme of American politics is Democrats vs. Republicans, Team Blue vs. Team Red. It’s a freakishly expensive clown show for which we pay trillions of dollars a year to watch the Red clowns and the Blue clowns throw pies in each other’s faces.

Nobody really cares about truth, substance or common sense, only whether their team is winning.

When Obama replaced Bush, Democrats didn’t care that Obama kept all the same wars going and started a few new ones, kept the torture programs going, kept Guantanamo open, ramped up drone warfare, cozied up to Wall Street, etc., etc., etc. All the things they hated when Bush was doing them were okay now because their team was winning.

Elect Hillary Clinton and we’ll get four to eight years of trench warfare against Republicans. Elect a Republican candidate (other than Trump) and we’ll get four to eight years of trench warfare against Democrats. At a cost of trillions of dollars per year.

This election offers a unique choice — Trump — the best chance we may ever have to blow up the system and start over, which is long overdue.


Slightly Deflated

17 Sep 2015 /

New Yorker cartoon


Twitter: 2011-02-01

1 Feb 2011 /
Twitter
  • RT @ChelseaVPeretti: When people say "it is what it is" we all learn so much via this insight #
  • RT @eddiepepitone: if your life involves long discussions about flax seed than you need to take more risks. #
  • RT @eddiepepitone: I always tell children that lunatic clowns will kill them in their sleep. I want to see the cut of their jib. #

Fight On, Bozo!

2 Sep 2010 /
USC icon

I learned today that Larry Harmon, a.k.a. Bozo the Clown, was a USC grad, class of 1950.


Twitter: 2010-07-14

14 Jul 2010 /
Twitter
  • RT @eddiepepitone: Last night I dreamt about clown shoes, public nudity, tunnels, mommy, scissors and death- sleepy time tea isn't working! #

My Next Career

23 Jan 2005 /
Clown

Somehow at dinner the subject of moving to Texas comes up . . . not a discussion so much as a stream of consciousness monologue by my wife, who has relatives in Texas, and it’s much cheaper to live there than it is here, and so on.

“But what would you do for a job?” she asks me.

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