What’s a Clown Question, Bro? A Guide

Published: Sunday, June 17 2012 2:20 p.m. MDT

Our take: After Bryce Harper was asked a "clown question", Slate takes a look at what exactly a "clown question" is.

While there is no such thing as a stupid question, there is such a thing as a clown question, bro, at least if you ask Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper.

Perhaps, like pornography, you simply know a clown question when you see it. But to help our readers and journalistic peers steer clear of embarrassment (or at least being pelted with red, squeaky noses), weve compiled this trusty guide to the genre.

Read more about clown questions on Slate.

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