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Thread: Frank Avruch aka Bozo the Clown

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    RIP, Frank.
    I grew up watching Bozo the Clown.

    Sounds like he was a very decent guy.
    Not like that other clown guy, Gacy.
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    When I lived in Chicago we took the train in to see the show. RIP.
    In Loving Memory of Timothy Houdek, October 22, 1969 - January 8, 2013

    My awesome dad: Harry Houdek, September 8, 1933 - November 20, 2013

    Words can't convey how much I miss you both. RIP with love.




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    awww that sucks.
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    The one I remember was played by Bob Bell when we were stationed at Great Lakes Ill...
    By my troth, I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death.... He that dies this year is quit for the next.
    --William Shakespeare!

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    I remember hearing about the show, but don't think I ever watched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    I remember hearing about the show, but don't think I ever watched.
    It was a surprisingly cerebral show, being that it was hosted by a clown.
    Dealt mostly with matters of existential philosophy.

    Mr. Avruch was obviously heavily influenced by the likes of Kierkegarrd and Sartre, and that guy who could twist and tie balloons into shapes like weiner dogs or octopuses.
    But I've always said that if you want serious existential philosophy that a TV clown just isn't the right source.

    For that, you've got to turn to rodeo clowns.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    It was a surprisingly cerebral show, being that it was hosted by a clown.
    Dealt mostly with matters of existential philosophy.

    Mr. Avruch was obviously heavily influenced by the likes of Kierkegarrd and Sartre, and that guy who could twist and tie balloons into shapes like weiner dogs or octopuses.
    But I've always said that if you want serious existential philosophy that a TV clown just isn't the right source.

    For that, you've got to turn to rodeo clowns.


    Or Pogo

    Or Pennywise

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