Professional Manner

The Eight Clown Commandments.

2. I will learn to apply my makeup in a professional manner. I will provide my own costume. I will carry out my appearance and assignment for the entertainment of others and not for personal gain or personal publicity when performing for either the International club or alley events. I will always try to remain anonymous while in makeup and costume as a clown, though there may be circumstances when it is not reasonably possible to do so.

{Press Conference Excerpt}

Ronald McDonald never was a clown and will never be a clown. And on behalf of the Clown Council
I would like to add
That he is a money hungry bastard
With a bloody shit eating grin
Who sells shitty burgers, wearing even shittier makeup
And his very existence gives clowns everywhere a bad name

(Not a) Clown Fact:  
Ronald McDonald was first played by Williard Scott in a 1963 TV commercial.

Like a superhero
My true identity
Remains a secret
I am safe in anonymity
(Thank Christ,
Why would I want anyone
To know it's me)

Senryü:dress for the job you want

take pride in your work
a professional approach
even if costumed

Stay in character…
circumstances dictate
It is not reasonably possible

Reasonable reasons include:

– Bounced cheque/unfulfilled financial obligation
– Little (insert child’s name) has sadistic tendencies directed at the entertainment
– Funeral/wake (unless agreed upon prior to arrival)
– To quash a parents clown fetish
– The fourth wall is closing in
– Child/children choking/drowning (by food, water, or your own hands)

Weekly Theme:
International Clown Week
August 1-7

25 thoughts on “Professional Manner

      1. I don’t believe it See, your massive online workload is beginning to cause neuron breakdown (all those textbook comments don’t help either)

        Look at the pic of christmas (sorry palm) tree atop MacDonalds sign. There is a star (you) on top.

        There ya go – imagination at work…..

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      2. Now I got cha.
        The thought behind the choice was McDonalds and Roland are fake. Like Hollywood, the palm trees, it’s a fabrication. The palm trees aren’t native to California. None of it is real. Hollywood, the trees, Ronald.


      3. You’re smarter than you make out to be. I like that. I enjoy ‘playing’ with that sort of person. Of course,… I’m reminded of you saying exactly the same yourself once before.

        I hate to admit it but I was about to look up ‘cha’ to find out what you had. Down here we say gotcha. got cha must be how the Finns say it. You’re being corrupted M. Need to come back to the Motherland……

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      4. I’m as smart as I need to be. Which is usual less than the person with which I’m conversing. People find it reassuring.
        Of course, what is life with play.

        You’re right. I have been, and how I dream of the day I return. Cold beer, a four and twenty and some footy on the tv. Heaven.
        I didn’t realise auto correct split gotcha in two. Perhaps my new phone is set to American English 🤔


  1. Your press conference excerpt is delightful! I never liked Ronnie. Except for the House bearing his name at hospitals for families of children facing serious/life threatening illnesses….

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  2. Willard Scott, aka Bozo, was decent enough. But I met one of those corporate bozos playing Ronald when I worked at McDonald’s one summer. He told a few of us younger employees that we needed to smile more. Imagine the suprise when Heath Ledger pulled that same line out a couple years later on the big screen 😅

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    1. Ronald’s like Santa’s 🤣 never thought of that.
      Now I’m curious what happened to your particular Ronald 🤔 was he the inspiration for Ledger’s joker.


    1. Ronald McDonald house charities
      Are the only saving grace.
      Though, I think his restaurants
      And appearance have caused
      more problems than they’ve solved
      McDonald’s damage control.

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