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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 14 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Uncle Rumple is, apparently, the most famous clown in the North West (stay with me, this is going somewhere). Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a grasp of the internet. On all his business cards, adverts, stationery and such he had printed rumpletheclown.com All very well, except he didn’t own the domain. So my brother, who designs the website of someone who also supplies clowns and things for kids’ parties, registered the domain.

Now all this happened months ago. But today, my brother had a threatening phone call from Uncle Rumple. And now he is scared.

To add to the surrealism of my brother being threatened by a clown, my dearest sibling is also scared of people who are dressed up. So not only has he been threatened by a clown, he is also very afraid.

Originally posted on The LBSC

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Comments and responses

Comment from sam


by sam

Comment posted at 12:50 on 26th August 2005.

where is rumple now please ?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 17:18 on 26th August 2005.

I believe he’s still working around the North-West area, but I’m afraid I don’t have any contact details. However, the website of Omega Productions appears to suggest that they represent him, so it may be worth giving them a call if you’re trying to track him down.

I saw him several times in my youth, and really rather enjoyed his shows, so I’d recommend him.


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