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Happy Clown Juggles His Balls

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-22 14:51:43 EDT
Rating: 1.9 on 34 ratings (34 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Before the dawn the fire was warm and the coffee had been made by some early riser. There were many places to sit but I was the only one there seeking the coffee and cheer of the campfire.

Gazing into fire and letting my mind wander has always given me visions. There across the fire was the clown. He had arrived silently and was seated with his blue bag of Bugler and was trying to roll himself a smoke with hands that shook from the cold of the desert dark.

Without preamble he said "Some people do not like me".

I inquired "Why is this?"

"They say I do not work" he replied.

I was astonished to hear this because I had seen him getting up early and putting on his clownie hat and strapping his bells around his wrists and ankles. You could hear him coming long before you could see him.{he had big bells}

He worked hard all day trying to make people smile, and yet he got little thanks. Being a juggling jester is almost a lost art and is a big job. Who would make people happy if he stopped this important work? Does the world need another clerk at the mini-mart more than it needs cheerful good humor and clowns that juggle their balls?

The clown was headed for a gig at the pizza place where he worked for tips and all the pizza he could eat. I told him I would like to take some more photos of him after he returned from his gig and there was better light.

Later that day as I took the photos of him, he told me with a sly smile and hope in his voice that he sometimes was paid for letting his photo be taken. I laughed and told him that I was sometimes paid to take photos! I asked permission to take close ups of his body art. He refused. It was the first time anyone has said no to this odd request of mine. I imagine he had good reasons.

He did spend a lot of time letting me get good images, turning this way and that and smiling and doing a bit of a jester jig. He was gracious and I paid him for his time by tossing oranges into the air that he caught and tossed along with his clownie balls.

Before he walked away I also gifted him with an excellent specimen of Arkansas quartz crystal that was as clear as ice. His eyes lit up and his step was a little merrier, he knew what I had given him had value. Someone had helped him to see his own worth and given him a crystal that if sold, would buy many bags of Bugler.




Happy Clown I salute you!

Squirrels-in-Her-Hair

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Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-24 14:43:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Poots (user info) at 2010-06-24 08:37:04 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

I generally don't trust jester types and label them as grifters. I like the story though. Very interesting.
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Yes, I run across grifters of all shapes and sizes on my travels. It is imperative to keep them at arms length and yet remain kind. Many of them are mentally unstable outlaws who can be dangerous.
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Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-24 00:12:47 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

No Comment
Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-23 21:59:21 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by RoadSong (user info) at 2010-06-23 18:04:57 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:07:37 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Haha. {Still waiting for the ghosty with the mosty.}
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I have been in the garden sun getting tan, will try to throw down a ghostie. How fares the island?

ஜॐ

Not so good today, Roadsong. My sis has been crying, then, when I try and comfort her {she lashes out, then calls me, from our own house, to says she’s sorry.} Everyone down here is like this, but what peep don’t understand is that the Gulf Stream is gonna make this an East Coast thing soon, then ~~ god forbid ~~ worldly.


Used a whole bottle of Visine yesterday.
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Stay safe, the offer still stands. Please check your email.

Submitted by Poots at 2010-06-24 11:37:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I generally don't trust jester types and label them as grifters. I like the story though. Very interesting.

Submitted by Wisher at 2010-06-24 03:12:47 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Wisher at 2010-06-24 00:59:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by RoadSong (user info) at 2010-06-23 18:04:57 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:07:37 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Haha. {Still waiting for the ghosty with the mosty.}
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I have been in the garden sun getting tan, will try to throw down a ghostie. How fares the island?

ஜॐ

Not so good today, Roadsong. My sis has been crying, then, when I try and comfort her {she lashes out, then calls me, from our own house, to says she’s sorry.} Everyone down here is like this, but what peep don’t understand is that the Gulf Stream is gonna make this an East Coast thing soon, then ~~ god forbid ~~ worldly.


Used a whole bottle of Visine yesterday.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-23 20:53:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Jeanneee (user info) at 2010-06-23 15:14:02 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

http://www.alchemyfestival.com/

September 30 - October 4 at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA. Hope to see you there!!
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Thanks! I think I am being sent a invitation after visiting the site. Looks like a LOTTA fun. I have been tempted to attend Burning Man in the desert, but was discouraged by the lacka water and blowing sand. Cherokee Farms has a lake! woo

My road trip this year will happen as soon as I harvest my crops. Maybe if the weather is right, I can make this event.

I have always wanted to explore Georgia. My ancestor General Oglethorpe colonized there.

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2010-06-23 18:14:02 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

http://www.alchemyfestival.com/

September 30 - October 4 at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA. Hope to see you there!!

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-23 18:04:57 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:07:37 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Haha. {Still waiting for the ghosty with the mosty.}
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I have been in the garden sun getting tan, will try to throw down a ghostie. How fares the island?

Submitted by the_lead_lemming at 2010-06-23 15:29:38 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

this is shit and you are shit
id post but apparently no one here believes in free expression so i am not allowed to
enjoy filling this site up with lame bullshit no one cares about

Submitted by firefly at 2010-06-23 13:21:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by lowsodiummonkey at 2010-06-23 09:07:31 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by BranDo at 2010-06-23 07:23:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right....

Submitted by Wildman at 2010-06-23 01:46:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by YourNameHere (user info) at 2010-06-22 22:41:22 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by willartstorg (user info) at 2010-06-22 21:49:02 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Gifted is only used as an adjective. It is NOT a verb.

yes it is you ignorant fuck

try checking a dictionary not printed on papyrus if you can tear yourself away from molesting your grandkids and slurping uber-ass
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Bubba Bubba Bubba, your "hands-on" educational style (Wow! talk about a tailor-made eupheism!) won't work on a site frequented mostly by adults.
The corrective-touching you engage in, with the kiddies, just won't fly here.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-23 01:16:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Jeanneee (user info) at 2010-06-22 21:21:32 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Where was this?

You should come to Georgia for the Alchemy festival in October. I'm certain you would enjoy it. I would say come to Transformus too, but tickets are sold out.
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This was Quartzite Arizona. I travel there to go to the gem shows when I am on the road going to other places. I would love to attend the Alchemy festival! Link please.
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Submitted by willartstorg (user info) at 2010-06-22 18:49:02 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Before he walked away I also gifted him with an excellent specimen of Arkansas quartz crystal . . .
+++++++++++++++++
Gifted is only used as an adjective. It is NOT a verb.

:)
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Some cultures use the word in this way... ;)

Submitted by the_lead_lemming at 2010-06-23 00:40:05 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

it was OK maybe a 0 but this is the most overrated shit of ive ever seen so -2

Submitted by Snark at 2010-06-23 00:23:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2010-06-23 00:21:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Where was this?

You should come to Georgia for the Alchemy festival in October. I'm certain you would enjoy it. I would say come to Transformus too, but tickets are sold out.

Submitted by YourNameHere at 2010-06-22 22:41:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by willartstorg (user info) at 2010-06-22 21:49:02 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Gifted is only used as an adjective. It is NOT a verb.

yes it is you ignorant fuck

try checking a dictionary not printed on papyrus if you can tear yourself away from molesting your grandkids and slurping uber-ass

Submitted by willartstorg at 2010-06-22 21:49:02 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Before he walked away I also gifted him with an excellent specimen of Arkansas quartz crystal . . .
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Gifted is only used as an adjective. It is NOT a verb.

:)

Submitted by Soyware at 2010-06-22 20:46:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

E------B--E--G------F--E-E-E-B--E-G----F----
Balls to the wall~~~

Submitted by icarus1987 at 2010-06-22 18:58:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Not enough innuendo :(

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2010-06-22 18:29:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB (user info) at 2010-06-22 15:15:20 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

This is like a missing verse from Terrapin Station.
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+2 for that.
*puts on the album*

Submitted by X54 at 2010-06-22 16:57:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

He's got big balls
She's got big balls
But we've got the biggest
BALLS OF THEM ALL

"I laughed and told him that I was sometimes paid to take photos!" Good comeback.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-22 16:41:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by SilvrWolf (user info) at 2010-06-22 13:05:36 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Wha?


Ok, I'll just leave this +2 for the title and move along.
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OTay - heh
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Submitted by loki (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:34:18 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

clearly I need weed to properly digest this
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It sure might help!
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Submitted by Mr.Bun (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:26:12 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

TEA'S ON BITCHES!!!!!!
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I am known for making wild tea. Drink it=instant wild! *swirling whirling sparkling images*
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Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:25:29 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

If any of you *really* hates clowns, go here to bitchslap a clown, for free: {mimes too, I think you can also punch them}: http://www.ihateclowns.com/ihcgames/
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Never really wanted to slap a clown, they have always creeped me out.
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Submitted by rob_berg (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:21:38 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2


I could have sworn this post was about me.
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I tried to conceal your face, sorry rob.
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Submitted by sicosemen (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:16:44 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Oh, well all I see is some attention whore twat with a stupid hat and an eskimo looking chick with a parka.

I kid...



...but not about the twat hat.
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The clownie twat hat might be more attractive than a McDonalds hat, heh
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Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:15:20 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

This is like a missing verse from Terrapin Station.
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Good times.
*sigh*
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Submitted by Wisher (user info) at 2010-06-22 12:12:37 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by RoadSong (user info) at 2010-06-22 14:58:43 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by forensicgirl3 (user info) at 2010-06-22 11:56:35 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

+2 for the title alone!


"I asked permission to take close ups of his body art. He refused. It was the first time anyone has said no to this odd request of mine. I imagine he had good reasons."


He's wanted for murder perhaps?
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Perhaps.

**ౠౠౠ**

Dang, she really is a Forensic Girl
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Yes indeed!

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2010-06-22 16:05:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Wha?


Ok, I'll just leave this +2 for the title and move along.

Submitted by loki at 2010-06-22 15:34:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

clearly I need weed to properly digest this

Submitted by Mr.Bun at 2010-06-22 15:26:12 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

TEA'S ON BITCHES!!!!!!

Submitted by Wisher at 2010-06-22 15:25:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

If any of you *really* hates clowns, go here to bitchslap a clown, for free: {mimes too, I think you can also punch them}: http://www.ihateclowns.com/ihcgames/

Submitted by rob_berg at 2010-06-22 15:21:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


I could have sworn this post was about me.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2010-06-22 15:16:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Oh, well all I see is some attention whore twat with a stupid hat and an eskimo looking chick with a parka.

I kid...



...but not about the twat hat.

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2010-06-22 15:15:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

This is like a missing verse from Terrapin Station.

Submitted by Wisher at 2010-06-22 15:12:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by RoadSong (user info) at 2010-06-22 14:58:43 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by forensicgirl3 (user info) at 2010-06-22 11:56:35 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

+2 for the title alone!


"I asked permission to take close ups of his body art. He refused. It was the first time anyone has said no to this odd request of mine. I imagine he had good reasons."


He's wanted for murder perhaps?
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Perhaps.

**ౠౠౠ**

Dang, she really is a Forensic Girl

Submitted by Wisher at 2010-06-22 15:07:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Haha. {Still waiting for the ghosty with the mosty.}

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-06-22 14:58:43 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by forensicgirl3 (user info) at 2010-06-22 11:56:35 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

+2 for the title alone!


"I asked permission to take close ups of his body art. He refused. It was the first time anyone has said no to this odd request of mine. I imagine he had good reasons."


He's wanted for murder perhaps?
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Perhaps.


Submitted by forensicgirl3 at 2010-06-22 14:56:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

+2 for the title alone!


"I asked permission to take close ups of his body art. He refused. It was the first time anyone has said no to this odd request of mine. I imagine he had good reasons."


He's wanted for murder perhaps?


Wh ... what's going on? Wh ... wha ... why am I on a Japanese box?

-- Homer Simpson
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