After a delay due to illness, newsboy Charles
July 30, 1907
Avalon, Catalina Island
Who owns the sea, the islands and their calm coves? Is it god, or man who lays claim upon places of value in the world?
On Santa Catalina Island, a consortium run by the Banning family has seized control of most of the landable sections of the Avalon cove, and demands a 12 1/2% cut of all ship’s profits for the privilege of using the wharves. Most of the island’s boatmen agreed to pony up for the Santa Catalina Island Company surcharge, but a few rebelious sorts sniffed they’d find their own landings, thankyouverymuch.
Pity the unfortunate passengers who go out fishing with these rebels, quite unaware that permission to land on dry wood does not come with the price of passage! At Avalon today, an independent boatman named "Chappie" returned with a party of four and sought to land at the wharf, as a lady was aboard. He got into a physical altercation with an officer of the SCIC, and clouted the man with his gaff hook, then was swatted with a billyclub and knocked unconscious for ten minutes.
The lady was allowed to disembark onto the wharf, where is was discovered she had suffered a nasty wound straight through the web of her hand, from someone’s swinging blade unseen. The punchy "Chappie" meanwhile put his male passengers ashore along the beach, a most ignoble end to a day’s sport fishing.
Seems like everyone wants to talk with our Crime Clown Crimebo!
Tune in online this Monday to hear his first two interviews, both on international radio stations. In the morning, Crimebo shares some brekkie with Jack and Ali on Spin Talk 103.8 in Dublin, Ireland at 6:30am Los Angeles time. And then at 10:35pm Los Angeles time, he’s on air with Peter Anthony Holder on CJAD 800 AM, Montreal, Canada. On both shows, he’ll share some of the more grisly things that happened in the Los Angeles area on July 31s over the decades, and offer a little insight on what it’s like to be the world’s only Crime Clown.
Crimebo will talk with you, too… for a price. Contact the editrix to book an in-person or telephone consultation from Crimebo’s Big Book of Terrible Crimes for the date of your choosing.
July 26, 2006
Crimebo the 1947project Crime Clown Brings Morbid Fun To Special Events in L.A.
LOS ANGELES- Afterwards, the guests had to admit the party had been dragging a little, when Crimebo the Crime Clown pulled up in his windowless murder van (with the passenger side doors disabled) and emerged clutching his Big Book of Terrible Crimes. With a hearty "Hiya Mr. Birthday Boy, wanna learn something bad about your special day?," Crimebo launched into a hilariously disturbing litany of murders, kidnapping, arsons and high weirdness, winding up with the declaration that only someone pretty twisted would have the foresight to be born on a day like that, handing out some Crimebo Fan Club Cards and racing off into the night "to do bad stuff."
Crimebo the Crime Clown is not your ordinary party entertainer. Armed with his Big Book of Terrible Crimes, this witty and sinister fellow brings to every birthday party, wedding shower or office bash a window into an alternate, ultra-creepy history.
Was someone kidnapped, murdered or tarred and feathered on your special day? Do you share a birthday with a serial killer? Is your wedding day also the anniversary of a notable execution? Crimebo the Crime Clown has the skinny, and he’ll share it with his unique brand of morbid glee.
If you’re truly twisted, or love someone who is, then Crimebo is the perfect addition to your next celebration. With research provided by the acclaimed true crime bloggers of the 1947project, Crimebo knows when all the famous bodies were buried, but also about the utterly strange, forgotten happenings that are calibrated to blow minds.
Crimebo will be making a special public appearance on the next 1947project Pasadena Confidential Crime Bus Tour on August 6, and is available with one week’s notice to appear at events throughout the Los Angeles area. A personal visit from Crimebo costs $150. Telephone greetings are also available.
Crimebo is currently portrayed by Michael Perrick, host and creator of the popular Jew Night celebrations at Mr. T’s Bowl and otherwise known as Fucko the Clown.
To schedule an interview with Crimebo or 1947project blogger Kim Cooper, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-223-2767
For more info on the 1947project blog or Pasadena Confidential Crime Bus tour, visit http://www.1947project.com