Two Clowns Shot Dead at Circus (from January 2007)

Originally posted on my former blog on February 22, 2007. It was my most popular blog and still my favorite.

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday.

The gunman burst into the Circo del Sol de Cali Monday night and shot the clowns in front of an audience of 20 to 50 people, local police chief Jose Humberto Henao told Reuters. One of the clowns was killed instantly and the second died the next day in hospital.

“The killings had nothing to do with the show the victims were performing at the time of the incident,” Henao said in a telephone interview. “We are investigating the motive.”

With an entrance fee of under 50 U.S. cents, Circo del Sol de Cali attracts mostly poor Colombians. It pitched it tents in Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela, earlier this month.

“The clowns came out to give their show and then this guy came out shooting them,” one audience member told local television. “It was terrible.”

What kind of a world do we live in that innocent clowns can’t safely … ahh bullshit! This is hilarious The mental image is funny although sad, but only for moral reasons. However, when I woke up this morning and read the Odd News headlines, I couldn’t help but laugh for just a moment based on the mental image alone.

Lately the news has been filled with Britney Spears, Obama, Hillary and Anna Nicole all day and it’s actually quite tiring. So when a story like this pops up I felt it time to get back to blogging something.

I was very amused by the blog so I hope you enjoy it as well.