So I decided to give a little background for each one.
Emergency Quarters for Phonebooth or Arcade
The Love Song of J. Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee was the official pseudonym used by Hollywood directors who did not want their name attached to a movie they weren't proud to stand behind. Some of the films that ended up getting credited to the infamous Alan Smithee include Twilight Zone: The Movie (mostly because actors were killed during a helicopter stunt accident), The Shrimp on the Barbie, Hellraiser: Bloodline, etc. There are also music videos by artists like Sarah McLachlan, Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, and Destiny's Child that are credited to the hardest non-working director in the biz.
The Streetlamp Clowns of Wasco
There was a "trending" story on Yahoo that caught my attention about a Californian city I'd never heard of (Wasco) getting overrun at nightfall by people dressed as clowns. Surely the stuff of nightmares, so I couldn't stop thinking about it. The next week I went to California to read at that year's Long Beach Poetry Festival. I googled the whereabouts of Wasco to see if it was close enough for me to visit in person, while I was over there. Fortunately, it was too far away to be worth the drive.