With the closing of Barnum & Bailey, we mourn the end of many centuries of colorful circus clowns. However, the equally long history of weird-looking world leaders continues, unfortunately with no indication it will ever stop.
Back in olden times, there were clownish guys, including Rome’s Nero and Attila the Hun. Later, along came Henry the 8th and Napoleon Bonaparte. During World War II, the prime bad clowns were Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito and Joe Stalin.
Now, the clown line-up continues with the rag-headed, whiskered ayatollahs, including the late and unlamented Osama bin Laden. Today’s most murderous clown, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, would need no make-up to star in the circus. And, unfortunately, performing daily right in the middle ring is our own fearless, orange-wigged, twittering leader of the free world.
1812: Napoleon invades Russia
1876: Custer attacks the Sioux Tribe
1941: Germany invades Russia
1941: Japan attacks the USA
1950: USA sends troops to Korea
1961: USA sends volunteers to Cuba
1965: USA sends troops to Vietnam
2001: USA sends troops to Afghanistan
2003: USA sends troops to Iraq
2017: USA bombers attack Syria
Stay tuned for possibly more incredibly nutcase acts of war: USA sends troops to Syria, North Korea and/or Iran. Let’s just call it Operation USA Deja Vu All Over Again
You didn’t read about it in school, or maybe you slept through those classes. However, recent graphic evidence proves that selfies recorded some of the most important events in history. These truly authentic pictures prove without a doubt that smartphones were there long before your selfie stick took that blurry photo of you and smirking pals at the beach.