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Eeep. [Mar. 23rd, 2009|08:50 pm]
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On it's July 30 "Family Fun" page the Kansas City Star ran a blurb on National Clown Week. Accompaning the text, naturally enough, was a photo of a clown. But the editor selecting the file photo neglected to look at the flipside which would have revealed that the clown in question was John Wayne Gacy, a Chicago serial killer ( and one time clown) executed for killing 33 boys and young men. The Star apologized the next day in an editor's note.


Bad editor. Ouch.


And Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo
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[User Picture]From: slackerspice
2009-03-24 02:05 am (UTC)
Eeg. That's even more disturbing than the news about Nicholas Hughes...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 02:09 am (UTC)
Nicholas Hughes?
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[User Picture]From: slackerspice
2009-03-24 02:18 am (UTC)
Sylvia Plath's son. I found out today that he killed himself a week ago.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:07 am (UTC)
Oh, damn. :(
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[User Picture]From: diner
2009-03-24 02:08 am (UTC)
OOOOOOOOPSIIIEEEESSSS
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 02:10 am (UTC)
Seriously. Yowch. Someone haaaaad to be fired for that.
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[User Picture]From: diner
2009-03-24 02:11 am (UTC)
This was recent, yes?
Did they just... google clown or something?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:06 am (UTC)
I don't know if it's recent or not, I got it out of a bathroom reader. lol

I'm a little scared of clowns, so I'm not gonna google it to find out.
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[User Picture]From: zoombinilover
2009-03-24 02:15 am (UTC)
I LOVE ALICE'S RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:07 am (UTC)
Me too. It's seriously freakin' awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: marence
2009-03-25 07:04 pm (UTC)
Me three. A very long time ago, in another life, I learned to play it. I still have the fingerpicks, although the fingering has long since been forgotten (ah the 70s).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-25 07:47 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-03-24 02:31 am (UTC)
I imagine that such an editor would be among those on folks on the group W bench. That sort of mistake is like freshman journalism bad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:08 am (UTC)
If not worse. lol. ;) I bet most journalism freshman wouldn't make that mistake.
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From: savvy_sleek
2009-03-24 02:54 am (UTC)
I LOL'd. I can't look at a picture of a clown without thinking John Wayne Gacy, but I suppose not everyone has such spoiled innocence.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:09 am (UTC)
See, for me it's IT. But yeah, creepy none the less.
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[User Picture]From: remembrancer19
2009-03-24 03:13 am (UTC)
I've never liked clowns.
Them and vantriloquist dolls are the two creepiest things humanity could have created o.O'
*shudders*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 05:09 am (UTC)
I can't handle clowns either. Ugh. So scary.
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[User Picture]From: rhiaa
2009-03-24 06:49 am (UTC)
Wow, and I thought some of my work screw ups were bad. I just have to say I enjoy your postings and thank you for the random facts :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-24 03:47 pm (UTC)
Someone has always screwed up waaaaay worse. hehe. ;)

And you're welcome! I'm glad you enjoy them. :) *hugs*
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