Car And Driver have been working overtime figuring out the physics of clown cars, a subject I ponder over at odd moments. Anything to occupy my mind right now as sucky as things are is a welcome diversion. Now that I understand the theory behind clown car-age stuffing, perhaps my dream of running away and joining the circus is not so far from reality. I think I need to decrease my mass somewhat to ensure I would not be crowding my fellow clowns in stuffage.
I quote from the article The Physics of: Clown Cars:
Unfortunately, and contrary to accepted folklore, clowns need to breathe. Discomfort is to be anticipated, but General Survivability demands some consideration of physiological needs. Moreover, the overriding concern of anyone packing clowns into a car must be that the result is Maximum Clown Hilarity. Not only must the clown car dispense clowns, it must also disgorge props such as expandable luggage, beach balls, and two-person giraffe outfits with spring-loaded necks.Maximum Clown Hilarity - now that is what I need to seeking from life!!! Less General Survivability but More MCH!!!
In the video clip of a modern variation of the clown car gag from the Ringling Brothers Circus, I feel that I look like Cat Women, but feel like the Flash - I think I need the big jug of energy drink he has! And my fat feet look like his today!!! - maybe I wouldn't need much of a costume!