A clown’s ransom

A clown's ransom

A clown’s ransom

Now i know you’ve all heard of a king’s ransom but have you ever heard of a clown’s ransom? Probably not and that’s because no one’s ever paid one. Who would? That said no is quite sure where the term came about. Was it when a clown got kidnapped and a ransom demand was given but instead of paying they just let the clown get it? Or as some others postulate a clown once kidnapped a poor soul but when the clown asked everyone for a ransom they thought it was a joke and carried on with their day. Neither story ends well so i’m not really sure what the moral is. I’ll let you work it out for yourself.

Like the rest of this sordid little lot these pictures have been re-imagined from actual news headlines. I fill my head with this grubby nonsense so you don’t have to. Vive la revolution!

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Cheers

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Title: A clown’s ransom
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, and charcoal
Size: A4

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