When Gingerhaired Men is depleted, shuffle a copy of Get Your Red Hots into your deck.
'It's the economy, stupid!' Those are the words my next guest, a renowned socio-economist, used to explain the increasing number of people who're turning to a life of costumed crime. Welcome to the show, Dr. Klein.
Thank you for having me, Sarah.
Dr. Klein, do you really believe that unemployment is enough to turn people into masked madmen?
I believe it can be a major contributing factor, yes. For example, think about The Gingerhaired Men.
The bizarre clown-like individuals who work for The Mad Confectionist?
Precisely. These men made a living handing out candy samples. They had jobs, lives, and families just like everyone else. Then the company closed down, and they were left squatting in the factory like animals -- victims of America's manufacturing decline! Of course they became villains!
Radicalized them into becoming killer clowns? I doubt it...
-- Transcript from 'Salt Talks', a popular cable news show