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woman sues over clown shoes....
little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 11:13 am   Permalink

A 56-year-old Oakland Gardens resident who recently filed a lawsuit against a costume company and several other businesses was not clowning around when she was injured at a 2008 Halloween party while wearing clown shoes, the woman’s attorney said.

Sherri Perper, who lives in Oakland Gardens, filed a suit within the past week against Forum Novelties in Melville, L.I., as well as Rubie’s Costume Company and Party City, said Catherine Montiel, an attorney for Roslyn Heights, L.I., firm Miller, Montiel & Strano, who represents the injured woman.

Perper said she did not want to comment on the suit and referred all questions to her attorneys.

Her suit claims she was hurt after wearing a pair of large plastic shoes she purchased from Forum Novelties, a division of Rubie’s, and wore to a Halloween party Oct. 31, 2008. Perper is alleged to have fallen over while wearing the shoes, according to the suit.

“She sustained severe fracture injuries,” Montiel said of the incident.

But Perper’s attorneys would not disclose the amount of money for which the plaintiff was suing the companies named in the suit.

“She does not want any additional publicity,” Montiel said.

She said the Queens resident’s legs were badly damaged during the fall. The suit, which was filed in Queens County, alleges that the shoes bought by the plaintiff were dangerous. The case is currently pending.

Perper did not work as a professional clown, her attorney said.

A woman who answered the phone at Rubie’s Costume Co. said she would not comment on the suit.

Forum Novelties could not be reached for comment.

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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/woman_sues_store_over_clown_shoe_2i47M0tT8kcA03ltNKeViM#ixzz0iSUwKV6P


what are your thoughts on this?
lucas?
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-03-17 11:39 am   Permalink

She probably tried to walk regularly in the clown shoes, but the shoes are so long, you cannot walk regular heel to toe. You have to walk like a duck with your toes sticking out otherwise you trip over the front of the shoes.

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 11:52 am   Permalink

I think Grog knows more about clown shoes than I do. Sounds
like Grog have experience.


 
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GROG
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Posted: 2010-03-17 12:14 pm   Permalink

Yes, GROG dress as clown for Halloween before, and GROG also dress as Evil Clown for Halloween.




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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 12:24 pm   Permalink

If you've ever seen Ernie in real life
and checked out the way he dresses
you'll agree
that he needs NO clown costume....

Simpsons and Warner Brothers jackets do the trick perfectly....


 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2010-03-17 12:32 pm   Permalink

How many more innocents must suffer this tragedy, before Congress finally creates a new federal regulatory agency to enforce sensible regulations and controls on rented clown shoes? As it is now, the whole costume rental business is just an anything-goes, Wild West danger zone of sartorial booby traps.

I mean, what's the point of even having a government, if they're not going to actively prevent or protect all of us from the negative consequences of stupidity, bad judgment, poor decisions, laziness, clumsiness, procrastination, inattention, gullibility, losing bets and wrong priorities?

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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 1:31 pm   Permalink

Three Words...
Universal Circus Healthcare


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 10:34 pm   Permalink

Universal Clown Podiatry Health Care is what we are talking about.

 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2010-03-17 11:08 pm   Permalink

"what are your thoughts on this? "

I was going to share my thoughts but could not be reached for comment.
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2010-03-17 11:23 pm   Permalink

I think he was asking lucas in particular.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-03-18 07:50 am   Permalink

no.
tho lucas DOES have experience in this area...
as does Ernie
and woofmutt
(President of Clown Cobblers Union District 56283)
i wonder how you ALL feel about this situation...
stupidity
greed
lying for material gain
the psychology behind people who wear clownshoes
(the hardcore vs the novice clown shoe devotee)
Should people benefit from their own stupidity?
Is stupidity a vocation or talent?

Stuff like that...
Cause i for one,think this woman should get nothing
except a federal policy to affix warning labels on clownshoes....

BUT
after hearing what you all may have to say
that opinion may change....

i DO like clownshoes tho....
just not people who abuse them...


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-03-18 08:00 am   Permalink

As I stated before...

Only in America
The land of the absurd lawsuits

Now she is really making a clown of herself, without a costume!
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Posted: 2010-03-18 08:27 am   Permalink

Weirdest thread ever! Thanks Kinny, I love it.

Love, Jen


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-03-18 08:50 am   Permalink

Thanks Jen!
What an Honor..

And yes,Zeta...
Americans are a strange brood...
Too many of them demand respect
where respect is not their due...
Too many of them have a false sense of entitlement
without expecting to work very hard for it...
and the powers that be
merely sit back
and divide and conquer us all....

These days
the laws are so convoluted and verbose
that we have forgotten the COMMON SENSE element...

plus the overall Last Days of Rome syndrome
with corruption and an ever degrading moral system in our society....

I think some of this must stem from the failure of our different organized systems
religious economic democratic
They have all shown themselves to be just as wretched as the rest of us...
Leadership by example....

any thoughts?
Didn't think clownshoes could get so involved.eh?


 
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KeithH
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Posted: 2010-03-18 09:27 am   Permalink

I personally find clown shoes about 3 - 4 sizes too small - depending on the manufacturer.

 
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