Beating the Clown: A Helpful Comic and Cautionary Tale

This one goes out to all of those people who are having trouble getting their work done online.  We all know that the cyberverse is as entertaining as a robot caveman, but you’ve got to stay strong and keep focus.  All those photos of cats with ridiculous captions, strange comics, status updates about sandwiches and spam email will be even sweeter if you make yourself wait.

It took awhile, but I beat down the clown and you can too.  Make sure you create something for yourself before you hop online to enjoy something someone else has produced.  Good luck, wizards.  I love you all.

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46 Responses to Beating the Clown: A Helpful Comic and Cautionary Tale

  1. lunargirl says:

    This is great advice!

    I knew we shouldn’t trust those clowns…


  2. NecroKitten says:

    I agree with this completely, hahaha. I have all the time in the world and unfortunately most of the time it’s spent doing nothing. Haha. I’m afraid of clowns, but Zingo there seems pretty awesome.

  3. ian says:

    icp is terrible! Hahahahahahaha! Awesome!

  4. I am ridiculously afraid of clowns. There’s just something creepy about someone who has to paint a smile on their face…you just know they’re up to no good.

    Your comic reiterated my fears. Thank you for the justification of my irrational phobia…

  5. nrhatch says:

    Since I prefer writing to reading most status updates on Clownbook, I am able to work steadily on line with only the occasional foray into T.M.I. land.

    When I’m doing the taxes, it’s a different story. Even breathing can be too distracting . . .

    “Must stay focused.”
    “Oh, look, a cobweb . . . I should look up cobwebs on line.”
    “C’mon. You’re almost done. Stay focused.”
    “Yeah, yeah, in a minute. As soon as I compare cobwebs with spiderwebs . . . “

  6. Yes! Distracted! You are so right!
    The killer awoke before dawn….he put his clown shoes on……he took a face from the ancient gallery…and he walked on down the hall…..(first draft of “The End” by The Doors……)

  7. Oh my god, I love this one, especially the clown screaming “Crematoria!”

  8. milieus says:

    Maybe if I had a clown I would be able to work online. I dunno. It might give me creative clarity or something. *shrugs*

  9. In my neighborhood, those pop, pop, pop drive-bys are all too real to laugh at and they are not clowns doing it but drug crazed thugs. I know for your post it is dark humor and does not minimize the reality of these things because you are in Detroit I think and I am in Miami. I live in fear for the safety of my children and grandchildren from the not too infrequent stray bullet. I sense another social commentary on your part in this post that what these thugs consider clowning(and that’s what they call it here replacing wilding) is not funny circus clowning to the rest of us.

    • Posky says:

      I’m certainly not endorsing violence or drug abuse, Carl. I’ve lost people to both and that’d be a tad bit hypocritical of me. Whether something appears to be hamless or not, people should be aware that there is an element of danger to everything. If Mr. Bevins, the duck, represents an unsuspecting amorality, Zingo surely is a more chaotic form of evil.

      Although, in Detroit drive-bys are on the decline- murders are not. I hope the same cannot be said for Miami.

    • James Taylor says:

      Way to bring the room down, guy. I had to be in a gang growing up. That’s what we did to get by.

      Now, I have a degree in hotel management which I funded myself. You don’t see me crying over spilt milk at every pass.

  10. Cindy says:

    I’ll leave a comment in a minute … just going to check my FB status first …

  11. nrhatch says:

    Linda is running a short story contest which might interest you . . . Science Fiction and Aliens.

    Here’s the link:

  12. elenamusic says:

    Love it! Just love it! Great post! The clown idea is great.

  13. “can’t sleep, clown will eat me.”

  14. Pseu says:

    Turn off the modem, until work is done? (Hmmm… then no email, no quick reference googling…. )

    • Posky says:

      Keep it on, use it for what you need, just don’t allow yourself to become distracted by all of the crazy stuff that’s on it until you can sacrifice that time.

  15. Just what I needed on a Murphy’s Law Friday, during a week that it must be a full moon (somewhere?), during a month when I ought to be howling at the moon (wolf, after all), during a new decade in which perhaps I should have planned Clown School, because I’m thinking it might be less scary-wacky-freaky than real life. On or offline.

    Like the buzz cut on the clown, too.

    • Posky says:

      Real life is always a little better or worse than internet life but should always offer more adventure.

      If you can successfully intertwine the two without real life getting thrown under the bus, they you’ve probably done something right.

      If you do go to clown school, post pictures

  16. Great stuff! I need something to make me laugh on very cold Monday morning . . . .

  17. Woomie says:

    Very true words! Just like staying home watching TV and doing nothing. Those actors are making their money while you just watch them make it.

  18. hilarious. thanks for perking me up before i got a bit suicidal by the photocopier!! you brightened a tedious day :)

  19. rtcrita says:

    This is all too true. My personal best at a game of solataire is 64 seconds. Now, when I play mahjong, I have to get every single one of the 6 different layouts finished before I can get back to work, call it a night, or make sure the supper is not burning in the kitchen while I take a “quick break.”

    I use these games as a “small break” from my job-at-the-moment, only to look up and find it’s been way longer than a “small break.” Oh, well, better than smoking crack…
    But you’re right, focus is the name of the game when needing to get something accomplished.

    P.S. I’m adding you to my blogroll. Cool? Thanks in advance.

  20. Kaho says:

    That is a very interesting parallel to the reality. I like the humor. :) The clowns are so hard to beat down. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

  21. Meri says:

    Wow- could I ever use this when I’m supposed to be doing something other than blogging…. help!

  22. Dr. Cynicism says:

    Damn clowns – no wonder my work ethic has been in the crapper lately. Thanks for the heads-up Posky. You rock.

  23. nursemyra says:

    I frequently mutter the word ‘crematoria’ to freak out recalcitrant patients who are pissing me off

  24. Silky Sienna says:

    I think I broke my ribs earlier today…and sadly, not from laughing while reading this post…I am trying hard now not to laugh..but very hard not to laugh..must…log…offff. Ughhh…the pain.

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