Were You a Class Clown?

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    Mar 06, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    Children, when face difficulty, invent a safe place: playing the clown. When schoolwork is difficult, the clown goofs off. When you feel left out of a social situation, you make fun of yourself to get a laugh. When you want to connect with a friend but do not quite have the social maturity to know how, you fall back on physical comedy: pretending to fall down, pulling faces, making noises.

    Was this you?

    http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/raising-and-understanding-the-class-clown/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&_r=0
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    Mar 06, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    Maybe not the clown in the sense of acting the buffoon, but the class comic, yes. And I still am.
  • Fable

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    Mar 06, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    captain snark.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 06, 2014 8:08 AM GMT
    I always sat among the girls and kept them laughing.
    When I asked my history teacher to sign my yearbook, she wrote, "To settle down more would result in happier high school memories."
    LOL.
    I got out of there with a 3.5 GPA and the National Honor Society college scholarship which was presented to one boy and one girl (I was the boy) from the graduating class, as voted on by the entire faculty.
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    Mar 06, 2014 12:20 PM GMT
    Big-time. I still kind of am but I've toned it down, and have become a more respectful, classy clown.
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    Mar 06, 2014 12:35 PM GMT
    It really depended on the environment. I quickly learned my place in the hierarchy at school, so in the classes that had those popular kids where I was an outcast, I learned to keep to myself and be quiet. In classes where I might be in a more alpha role (for lack of a better term), my personality would come out and I would be the clown.

    People didn't like me either way.
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    Mar 06, 2014 2:58 PM GMT
    My friends never wanted to play with me when we had our action figures out. I was joking around too much. Cos you... Ninja Turtle action figure battles are so serious...
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Mar 06, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    Lol kind of depended on the teacher
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
    I was the class intellectual wit who saw the absurdities in life's situations and enjoyed and exploited them for comic relief in an otherwise mind numbing environment.

    CLOWN? Never! For one laughs AT a clown. One laughs along WITH a witty intellect.
  • Ploktorb

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    Mar 06, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    i was a "class clown" but it was more for reactions lol

    i find the way that people react to things interesting, its not because i was attention lololol i dont care for that.

    its fun saying/doing horrible things to this day to get reactions.
  • buffdude

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    Mar 12, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    My teacher said I should join the circus when I told him that he was the best person to answer that history question.