|The Social Climber: Clown Terrorizing Town in England|
|By ABC NEWS||Sep 19, 2013, 8:20 AM|
Crikey! The town of Northampton, England, is pretty far from Maine, but it seems to have turned into a Stephen King novel since Friday Sept. 13. A clown who looks a little too much like Pennywise, the menacing buffoon from King's novel "It," has been appearing across the Midlands hamlet. He even offered to paint a woman's windowsills, Britain's The Telegraph reported.
But those who, like The Social Climber, suffer from coulrophobia – the fear of clowns – can rest easy. It's all a gag, and as The Telegraph noted, the clown has even set up a Facebook page.
But he does sign off each update with "beep beep," just as Pennywise did.
U.S. Open champ and all-around great gal Kim Clijsters has welcomed her second child, a son named Jack Leon. Clijsters and her husband, retired U.S. professional basketball player Brian Lynch, announced the news Wednesday. "Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7:06 p.m. tonight and we are both doing well," the new mom, who gave birth in Belgium, writes. "His big sister, mama and daddy are very proud and happy!"
I knew I should have taken that gig in Anchorage! Nearly every Alaskan will be $900 richer in October, after a payout from the state's $47 billion oil wealth trust fund comes through, state officials said. That's right, 640,000 people up north will be about a grand richer. Jealous? Think of it this way: at least you're warm.
Psst ... What's a pirate's favorite kind of socks? Arrrrr-gyle!
The day you've been waiting for all year has arrived, friends. It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So pull those puffy shirts out of the closet, fish through your junk drawer for that eye patch, and look for some pirate-themed deals at stores like Long John Silver and Krispy Kreme (if you talk like a pirate, of course).
Remember YouTube superstar Antoine Dodson? Well, if not, The Social Climber is disappointed, but will remind you that Dodson gained fame after the "Bedroom Intruder" video featuring his talking to a news crew after a home break-in went viral.
Well, the Huntsville, Ala.-native has some big news. He's expecting a baby with his girlfriend! The 27-year-old announced the news on Twitter Tuesday. If you're confused, you'll recall Dodson renounced his homosexuality in May, telling the Twitterverse that he desired "a wife and family." Congrats!