Well, it's not as simple as that, but it never is...
Idaho Falls has its annual 4th of July Parade coming up, and there will be no clowns at the event.
You see, the clowns use golf carts to hold the candy they pass out, as well as store the various magic tricks they do along the parade route. There is a ban on golf carts for parade use, and now the city is enforcing it.
According to a recent news article, their reasoning is 'if we let the clowns use them, then we have to let everyone use them.'
(Wow, I haven't heard that line since I was chewing gum in my 4th grade classroom. The next day, I brought enough gum for the rest of the class, so I can chew in peace... and got detention...)
This will be the first time Idaho Falls will be 'clown-less' in 29 years. Even though the clowns provide their own golf carts and are fully insured, it's a liability thing.
...my guess is someone on the Chamber of Commerce just doesn't like clowns, and has been trying to do this for years...
What's next? Imposing a ban on Fez's, so the Shriners go away as well?
|Beep beep, bitches...|
Now, the 4th in Idaho Falls is a big thing. I did a post last year on their fireworks show, touted as 'the biggest fireworks celebration west of the Mississippi river.' It is hosted by local business owner and
However, people come from hundreds of miles away to see this show. It is a prime example of America's love for
Of course, local businesses are capitalizing on our need to barbecue, drink gallons of soda/beer, and picnic to our hearts' content. Take this beer display at Walmart for example:
|'Murrica..... FUCK YEAH!!!|
...and probably wearing this shirt... (because I can)