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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and 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

This 71st post was filed under: Headliner.

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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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