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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CLOWNS AND POLITICIANS

OLD HANDMADE CLOWN DOLL
circa 1930s
Found in Kentucky

I thought a quote from the old silent film actor, Charlie Chaplin, would be appropriate for our present politicians -- as follows:

I remain just one thing only, and that is a clown. 
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.

And for those of you that do remember Charlie and even those that don't -- here is a very short video showing his acting character. Sorta does resemble some politicians even if Charlie felt he was on a higher plane.


20 comments:

  1. Great post. And I love the clown...I'm freaked out by most of them, but this one has such a sweet face.

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  2. A great quote and it fits so well.

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  3. NCmountainwoman -- bought the clown doll for my daughter that likes old things. I still have it and am enjoying it -- she'll get it when she comes to visit this summer. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  4. Farmchick -- Many politicians are acting like clowns right now. Would like to see some maturity. Thanks -- barbara

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  5. And there are some clowns, pretending they're politicians...

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  6. Vicki -- What a great response! -- barbara

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  7. What a fun piece... thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love Charlie! I think there are a whole crop of clowns pretending to be politicians in D.C.!
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. This little clown doll reminds me of a book I have from my childhood called "Jingle Bell Jack". (love Vicki's comment)

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  10. Wonderfully said! Love the little clown doll, I'm sure your daughter will love it, I sure do. I just adore Charlie.

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  11. You are amazing. Where do you find these things??

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  12. Reflections -- I did have fun with this one. Thanks -- barbara

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  13. Kay -- Charlie could make us laugh -- unfortunately the clowns in DC aren't funny. Thanks -- barbara

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  14. Tess -- Mr. Jingle Bell Jack will have a good home with my daughter. Vicki's comment was great! -- barbara

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  15. Mama-Bug -- I used to watch the old Chaplin movies on TV when my kids were younger -- it brought laughs across the board in our family. Thanks -- barbara

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  16. Dianne -- I don't find them -- they find me. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  17. What a wonderful, impish face that clown has! Someone put a lot of love into that project.
    I heard a comedian joking recently that politicians should be limited to 2 terms: the first in office and the second in jail. There is nothing funny about too much of what they do.

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  18. Thanks for the CC view. A RIOT! I'm still smiling.

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  19. Sheri -- What a great joke by the comedian. Like the part about the second term. --- barbara

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  20. Birdman -- Smiles are important! Thanks -- barbara

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