Sunday, April 17, 2011

I should be doing my Taxes

Actually I've done them. I owe for all my government cheeze.
It's time to do something about this being broke situation.

I might like this work. Meet new people. Insult them. Swim.
1970. Probably the year I witnessed the Clown take down

The only photo of a guy I remember as being wildly popular. He had to be avoiding having his picture taken.

Beehive hair style. Probably the last big year.


Tom Moon said...

Great laugh. Thought it had to be a recording at first it was so consistent. It deserves to be immortalized in the movies like the Wilhelm Scream.

Tom Moon said...

If I were a pro ball pitcher I'd make it a hobby to go around to county fairs dunking clowns like that.

In the above comment I wanted to name an actual pro ball pitcher, but my baseball ignorance prevents me. Who is currently the best pitcher around; the symbol of baseball pitchiness?

MrGoodson2 said...

Buncake could dunk him.
That laugh is standard for the tank clowns. Something that reaches out to the crowd and says "shut me up."
They also have to do a big hawking spit into the tank pretty often, clearing their sinuses. Then the joke is "Looks like candy, but it's snot."
When I was in high school, I witnessed our high school baseball pitcher put the clown in the tank about 5 times. The clown actually was silenced. It was almost a "hey rube" moment. No more balls for that guy, plus the clown cheated the last platform collapse by not going in the water. Epic encounter.
Probably is a fairly common showdown that does occur on the fair tours.

MrGoodson2 said...

The laugh, plus "high and dry" takes up a lot of patter time.

Davis Chino said...

I like the abominable vs. chihuahua!

Ellis, you are a vid-embed madman. Tell us the high school for whom your pitcher-friend played! What was the town? I'm hoping it's something like Erskine Bowels Memorial High or something....

MrGoodson2 said...

US Grant HS, Okla City OK. SR '71

50 years ago.

MrGoodson2 said...

I just remembered the pitcher's name. Phil Morales.

MrGoodson2 said...

Dead Generals

I had the yearbook with these photos. About 4 or 5 of these guys were in many of my classes.
I must have slackers for my graduating group. I don't see 1971. But it turns out that Phil Morales was in this group, 1970. Ahead of me a year. They list him as "missing." More like doesn't give a shit about reunion committees.

Tom Moon said...

Okay, now that you've opened the subject Ellis, you need to post your high school picture.

MrGoodson2 said...

I'm actually using the yearbook that those dead Generals came from. I apparently don't have my Senior yearbook.
The picture on the baseball team of Phil Morales looks absolutely unlike the guy I remember. I remember a guy that looked like Dick Van Dyke's Dentist neighbour. Jerry. Of Jerry and Milly fame. I'll scan that group shot as well. He doesn't have a regular shot.

MrGoodson2 said...

Nobody called me on my math. 40 years ago.

Davis Chino said...

Blogger doesn't give us exclamation points tall enough to express seeing your yearbook picture.




Surly Bird said...

I'm late to the party on this. I could watch that clown clip all day and never get tired of it. That laugh, the delivery - awesomeness.