Bad Parenting Or Genius?

Posted: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 10:30am 

We never give parenting advice. That ain't what we're here for. However, we do love a good funny story, and when we saw this one we knew we had to share it with you. 

It all started with this clip in Florida in 2013. It's creepy! Watch at your peril. 

The clip has been nearly 950,000 times and an urban legend was born! More and sightings were shared on social media. Stickers featuring his name, face and phone number began appearing around his hometown.

Wrinkles always wears a polka-dot costume and a mask that looks a lot like someone tried to put cheery makeup on a week-old corpse...that'll make sure the kids behave. 

For a few hundred dollars Wrinkles will apparently make an appearance at a social event, prank your friends or even stand menacingly outside someone’s house, clutching a handful of balloons to complete the look.

Now, as you can imagine. This went viral. In The States he was all over TV, newpapers and radio. Everyone was talking about the new scary clown in town. 

But now a new online documentary has been made about this infamous clown. The independent film maker Michael Beach Nichols is the main man behind the project. Exploring how the 65 year old divorcee former veteran from Rhode Island ended up in The Washington Post and becoming an international sensation. 

The film looks at how Wrinkles’s online fame gets him everything from death threats to dirty texts to declarations of affection. The internet is a weird place!

If you're interested, here's a link to the trailer:

And, with the smacking ban in Scotland...maybe this is a new way of disciplining kids?

 

 

 

 

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