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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/exclusive-national-clown-shortage-approaching-article-1.1616801

by Natalie Musumeci
February 17, 2014

 Send in the clowns — please!

As the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to Brooklyn Thursday, circus folk fear a national clown shortage is on the horizon.

Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher standards among employers align against Krusty, Bozo and their crimson-nosed colleagues.

“What’s happening is attrition,” said Clowns of America International President Glen Kohlberger, who added that membership at the Florida-based organization has plummeted since 2006. “The older clowns are passing away.”

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 06:36:43 PM »
Congressional phones should be ringing with job offers.
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 07:32:57 PM »
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“The older clowns are passing away.”
Not fast enough.
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 07:59:02 PM »
Who would have ever thought we would run into a national shortage of goofy bastards..........

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 08:37:36 PM »
As a person that suffers from clownphobia, I am not sorry to hear of this trend.  I will sleep easier tonight. 
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 08:18:43 AM »
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 08:37:40 AM »
Who would have ever thought we would run into a national shortage of goofy bastards..........

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 09:06:51 AM »
As a person that suffers from clownphobia, I am not sorry to hear of this trend.  I will sleep easier tonight.

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2014, 09:12:46 AM »
With Obamaeconomics and TheLongLeggedMackDaddyDepression, even the clowns give up. How sad.
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 09:31:00 AM »
There wouldn't be a shortage if we hadn't elected so many of them to public office.
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 09:32:18 AM »
The circus in DC is always looking for new clowns.
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 10:23:35 AM »
Coulrophobia

Thanks.  Now I know my phobia has a real name - although "clownphobia" seems more logical.  Coulrophobia initially made me think of a fear of Ann Coulter.

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 10:25:59 AM »
There wouldn't be a shortage if we hadn't elected so many of them to public office.

 :amen: to that!!!

Hopefully a few of them will be looking for new jobs soon!
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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 10:26:26 AM »
Just think, guaranteed jobs for all the democrats who get fired in Nov.

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 08:13:07 PM »
Just think, guaranteed jobs for all the democrats who get fired in Nov.

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Re: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2014, 01:30:56 AM »
Be fair. They have trained for it.

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