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Tue February 18, 2014
Association Warns Of A Possible Clown Shortage
Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 10:03 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
Sad clown face, we're headed for a clown shortage. As the head of a clown organization told the New York Daily News: Clowns just aren't cool anymore. Rubber noses and rainbow wigs just can't compete for young talent with tech startups and Wall Street. That's a pie in the face for the World Clown Association and its aging clown population. Its membership numbers have dropped like a pair of oversized polka dot trousers.
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