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.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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....

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  6. US Grant HS, Okla City OK. SR '71

    50 years ago.

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. Nobody called me on my math. 40 years ago.

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

    ELLIS GOODSON, TEENAGE GENIUS!!

    ...and:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. 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.

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