Bingo and Floggie

Bingo and Floggie - freaky clownsOf all the singing clown acts to grace the stages of Europe and Asia in the first half of the 20th century, none have had the impact that Bingo and Floggie did on the collective unconscious.

It’s a well-known fact that the Russo-Japanese War broke out shortly after their run of Happy Fun Time Jingle Madness show in Port Arthur.

Eventually, they found themselves in Sarajevo in 1914, where an impressionable and coulrophobic Gavrilo Princip saw their blockbuster show, “Shooting the Duke”. (A printing error, it had meant to be “duck.”)

After the horrors of the Great War, they managed to find a regular gig in Munich, where a certain young artist was intrigued by their amusing little ditty “Final Solution.”

Alltop has a funny shoe fetish.

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2 Responses to Bingo and Floggie

  1. deBeauxOs March 24, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    That is perfect!

  2. alejna March 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    If I wasn’t coulrophobic before, I think I might become so now. If only to be able to use the word “coulrophobic” more often. (I guess that’s a pretty good start–twice in one comment.)

    (And I’m pretty sure I’ll have nightmares featuring the Happy Fun Time Jingle Madness show. Shudder.)