All the World is mad except me and thee, and I'm not so sure about me

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All the World is mad except me and thee, and I'm not so sure about me

This is a (mis)quote that's been around for a while, that is usually attributed to "A Yorkshireman"

posterization of O'Larry the Clown

We live in stressful times. We relieve this stress (or not) in a variety of ways. My choice is to release my "alter ego" ~ O'Larry the Clown for a time.

A summer-weight version of O'Larry tends to omit the face paints as these play havoc with my skin. Winter allows more face color.

Most people are reluctant to converse with an old man in a wheel chair, but they are quite happy to tell their life story to a clown even one obviously without legs. So my disguise is quite an ice breaker even doing something as mundane as getting the groceries in Sandy UT. O'Larry has his own growing set of fans in Utah and is usually seen with his furry animals, his puppet friends (often including Kevin Koala).

O'Larry relates well to hospital patients who don't get many visitors. He tends to do things that Larry finds hard to do. He is a salesman without reticence, and never forgets to seek "quality introductions". (Who needs just "referrals"?)

My choice to indulge in the unexpected was the result getting over my normal shy and retiring nature. I noticed quickly that others benefited as well. A break  or respite from the real, a chance to indulge in fantasy.

Levity is great for stress relief.

The more sober of you might ask, as my mother did often, when I intend growing up?

I hope never.



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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

O'Larry the Clown looks like someone we could all relate to Larry, with or without legs.  Kudos to you and your alter ego.

Aug 30, 2012 06:43 PM #1
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Roger - thanks. O'Larry always gets away with more than I ever could. Sometimes even has more energy.

Aug 30, 2012 08:47 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

O'Larry must be quite the guy, his alter ego certainly is! Larry, may you never grow up! It would take the fun out of your life! Enjoy your day!

Aug 30, 2012 08:59 PM #3
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

They use clowns a lot in hospital settings now. I believe you can also get some sort of degree in laugh therapy. I think it's interesting how you used an alter ego to cope with the many stresses in your life. I could see how that would work. I'm very shy also but, sometimes, just a small gesture, like putting on sunglasses for example, can bring me out of my shell for a period of time.

Sep 01, 2012 12:09 PM #4
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Wayne - O'Larry goes from strenght to strength without inhibition.

Jill - it's a small step from sunglasses (even exaggerate the size) to adding a red nose and makeup to have your alter-character. How many years has Ronald McDonald been selling hamburgers?

Sep 02, 2012 12:53 AM #5
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