There’s a place on this site where you can leave a link to your blog. There’s a place on this site where you can ask Le Clown to read one of your posts. That place, Carnies’ Corner, was a fucking mess.
That place just got a bit better…
There was a time when Le Clown was all over the blogosphere, reading every single post he could. There was a time when Le Clown would comment on ever single post he would read, leaving behind his Gravatar as a calling card. There was just not enough coffee to keep him going, and I don’t care about what people say about The Energizer Bunny, that little fuck is on crack and he won’t make it past my age, the age of magnificence™ that is…
Le Clown said, “Fuck it, I’ll create two other blogs where I can showcase other writers, and if I can’t read their shit, at least I can give them some of that Le Clown high traffic limelight.” All was well on the clownonsphere.
Something was missing…
“I want to read stuff,” he thought to himself one night while he was displaying his skills as a multitasker by taking a poop and reading The Oatmeal. And this is where he thought of this magical place where bloggers could leave links to their posts.
Because every day is fucking magical™ on A Clown on Fire.
It worked well. Bloggers, loyal carnies and fucking strangers shared their stories via the comment thread. It was sweet, but messy, like making love on a Sunday afternoon during a heat wave with a bucket of pistachio ice cream—not actually making love with the ice cream bucket, but using the pistachio ice cream in the bucket to enhance the love making experience. So Le Clown cleaned that shit up, and tweaked your little corner of the clownonsphere.
Carnies’ Corner is all grown up and has a few surprises for you… Check it out, will you?
“But Le Clown, what about that unicorn on fire?” What about unicorns indeed… Here’s the deal. Last year, Le Clown rewarded the best comments on a post with a homemade badge. Because he fucking cares. Le Clown will reintroduce this homemade apple pie badge. And who could bake such a goodie goodie badge? Sophia Fredriksson of course!
Carnies are a breed of their own, the best kind. Your interaction with Le Clown is 78.554% of the success of this blog. When you blow my mind with a comment, I will reward you with the “I Fart Fire” badge. I know, I rule the fucking universe. There can only be one winner per post. When you win a badge, you will earn your permanent place on Le Clown’s new page, I Fart Fire.
You win a unicorn, and I win the internet.
When Sophia sent me her illustration, I stopped pooping, and dropped my copy of How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You. “Holy fuck, I love it”, I said, “I can’t just use it for a badge. I need to tattoo that shit on the skin of my blog. Yeah, I need to do that. That’s what I am going to do,” is what I said in my head silently on the toilet bowl.
So behold, a new Carnies’ Corner, a new badge, and a new wallpaper to come. Merry fucking Christmas.