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highlandcatfrog Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 12:20 p.m. PST

Clowns are evil, and mimes are kind of pathetic, so can we still mock them, or are they untouchable now too?

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 12:33 p.m. PST

They are as evil-smelling Bleeped texts of a French demon. There is a little-known 18th Century British by-law that condemns all street-mimes to public execution through the medium of a sealed glass box placed in the market square, as a warning to all potential crusty-jugglers.

This was also law in the USA until LotSP got them off by citing a loophole in Kuwaiti law that permits licentious displays of street circus-skills.

Waco Joe13 Feb 2011 12:39 p.m. PST

What about Morris Dancers???

Timbo W13 Feb 2011 12:42 p.m. PST

At least the mimes can't answer back

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 12:42 p.m. PST

Morris Dancing is ok provided they follow the law that requires the squeezebox-player to sound a long, drawn-out chord, as a warning that Morris is about to be perpetraed and to allow the innocent and sober to retire to a safe distance. Anyone remaining within the blast-radius after that chord only has themselves to blame.

(nod to Terry Pratchett – I bring this up every time my ex-Morris Dancing wife meets up with her old Morris hanky-wavers)

CPT Jake Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 1:04 p.m. PST

What if it is a vegan mime?

Condottiere13 Feb 2011 1:09 p.m. PST

Shouldn't this be a poll suggestion?

bloodeagle Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 1:39 p.m. PST

No we should not mock them. By writing or speaking of them I believe you can summon more of them into our universe.

Feet up now Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 1:48 p.m. PST

Has anyone stopped mocking birds?

John D Salt Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 1:48 p.m. PST

It's all very well to mock Morris dancing, but someobody's got to dance to make sure the crops keep growing and the sun keeps coming up and everybody gets lovely long sticks of rhubarb until the age of 109.

All the best,


SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 1:54 p.m. PST

What if it is a vegan mime?

There are no mimes on Vega. We deported them all to Earth!

Condottiere13 Feb 2011 2:25 p.m. PST

Mock the mockers!

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 2:36 p.m. PST

Absolutely John and it's all legal provided they give us adequate warning.

(Though no-one has ever explained how exactly you're meant to go gathering nuts in May… September, yes, but May?!)

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 3:47 p.m. PST

"That's right," said Eeyore. "Sing. Umty-tiddly, umty-too. Here we go gathering Nuts and May. Enjoy yourself."

Meaning May tree blossoms, you see. But Eeyore may not have been so wise. Some think it refers to pignuts:

"A description of them were needless, for every child knows them. Government and virtues: They are something hot and dry in quality, under the dominion of Venus; they provoke lust exceedingly, and stir up those sports she is mistress of; the seed is excellent good to provoke urine; and so also is the root, but it does not perform it so forcibly as the seed doth. The root being dried and beaten into powder, and the powder being made into an electuary, is a singular remedy for spitting and Bleeped texting of blood, as the former chesnut was for coughs."



Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 4:17 p.m. PST

Thanks Allen, you are a true Stephen Fry. Thanks for clarfiying that it was Nuts AND May, but it still makes no more sense! The pignut theory is interesting – I've never heard of them, despite living in the country and eating things out of hedges all my life.

Steve Hazuka Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 5:15 p.m. PST

Truthfully I was a professional mime in the 80's. Did TV commercials.

Its ok to mock but NO ROCKS!

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 5:18 p.m. PST

How did you get out of the glass box?

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2011 5:23 p.m. PST

I did mime in high school. My dance teacher taught me, after deciding it was pointless to try and teach me to dance. She booked me a few paid performances, so I can safely say I have worked professionally as a mime. Mock me! I fear no mime mockers!

Olaf the hairy Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 5:34 p.m. PST

here is an attempt to turn clowns into useful members of society:

YouTube link

Space Monkey Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 6:09 p.m. PST

If a clown trips and falls in the forest and no one is there to laugh at him… is he really a clown?

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 6:34 p.m. PST

If a tree falls on a clown… does anyone care?

E Murray Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 6:39 p.m. PST

Clowns and mimes have no basis in science or logic. I think that makes them a religion, and therefore un-mockable.

McKinstry Fezian13 Feb 2011 8:00 p.m. PST

Mimes are not for mocking. Mimes are for clubbing, preferably with parts of a clown, in a perfect world with parts of a vegan clown.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 9:04 p.m. PST

Where do crusty-jugglers fit into all this? Clubbing them would be no good, as those encrusted dreadlocks are better than any helmet (as the recent 'student' riots proved, sadly). I suggest burning, then locking them in the glass box with the mimes.

apathostic Inactive Member14 Feb 2011 7:13 a.m. PST

Can we lump all manner of carny folk into this as well? They all give me the willies.

Space Monkey Inactive Member14 Feb 2011 1:45 p.m. PST

Go ahead and mock the carny folk… you'll end up on a tank eating chicken heads and squawking at the rubes.

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member14 Feb 2011 10:30 p.m. PST

This whole thread gives me the screaming mimes mimes.

Gronan of Simmerya Inactive Member18 Mar 2011 11:45 a.m. PST

Q: How do you get a clown out of a swing?

A: Hit it in the face with an ax.

Daffy Doug Inactive Member18 Mar 2011 8:39 p.m. PST
Jemima Fawr Inactive Member18 Mar 2011 11:11 p.m. PST

Two cannibals were eating a clown. One said "Does this taste funny to you?"

kyoteblue Inactive Member18 Mar 2011 11:57 p.m. PST


Jemima Fawr Inactive Member19 Mar 2011 5:48 a.m. PST

That's what the other clown said.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 9:28 p.m. PST

Brand new minis scan to resurrect this old thread!


Annoying street mimes, ready for circuses, street scenes, and criminal gangs!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

And resurrect locked and moribund accounts.


(Not the minis! Though their expressions say otherwise!)

Legion 414 Apr 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Well … you have to be careful when making fun of clowns. They are everywhere ! huh? Even on TMP !!!!!!!!!!! huh?

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Apr 2017 8:01 a.m. PST


Legion 414 Apr 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Oh ! It seems I'm underdressed ! huh?

That being said, the mascot of my alma mater, YSU. Is "Pete" the Penguin. So we take our Penguins seriously !

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