Among the topics trending on Twitter recently…
which, among other things, makes you wonder if he can interview Bryce Harper with impunity.
This upset me a great deal…
…because Doink is an absolutely superb name for a clown. Shakespeare couldn’t have come up with a better one.
Which got me thinking, if I were to become a clown…
…what would my name be?
Craig the Clown sounds silly and Bozo has already been taken.
I thought for a minute I should do something more esoteric, not so much a name as a personal pronoun.
So, having exhausted all the names that immediately came to mind because they were already associated with known clowns, I had to dig deeper.
Now, it seems that most of the clowns captured their essence with their names. Bozo was an idiot. Krusty was flaky. Doink hit his head against objects. Of course, by this measure Pennywise should have been named Shit-yourself-inducing, but every rule has its exception.
So I needed a name that would capture ME in my purest form. A name that would indicate how very fine I was, how sweet. And suddenly it hit me.
- Doink the Clown: Just doing his job (cnn.com)