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Derleth
09-05-2007, 09:40 PM
Click here. (http://image.bayimg.com/laglhaabl.jpg) Or the clown will eat you.

racer72
09-05-2007, 10:11 PM
I took my twin grand daughters to a circus when they were 5 years old. All was fine till Samantha saw a bunch of clowns come out to entertain the audience. She got this look of terror on her face and she really wanted to go. One of the clowns came by and made Alicia a balloon animal. The clown then asked Samantha what her favorite animal was but she wouldn't answer, she had her head buried in my jacket. I told the clown about Samantha being afraid of clowns, this clown said he had the perfect thing for her. He left and returned a few minutes later with a woman that was a makeup artist for the circus. She talked to both twins and explained to Samantha that clowns were fun and were nothing to be afraid of. She put clown faces on both of the girls then the balloon clown took them to the middle of the ring with the other clowns and introduced them as the newest members of the circus. Each of the girls was given a couple of clown props and were part of a skit. After that Samantha had a smile on her face that no one was going to ever take away from her. I found out later that she was allowed to watch a scary movie that had a clown as the bad guy and she thought they were all that way.

BiblioCat
09-05-2007, 10:14 PM
She talked to both twins and explained to Samantha that clowns were fun and were nothing to be afraid of. SHE LIED! Clowns are scary.

...she thought they were all that way.THEY ARE!

Susie Derkins
09-05-2007, 10:15 PM
I want to click the link, but I'm honestly too scared.

freckafree
09-05-2007, 10:19 PM
What BiblioCat said. :)

But, seriously, racer72, that's a very cool story.

beowulff
09-05-2007, 10:20 PM
I tI found out later that she was allowed to watch a scary movie that had a clown as the bad guy and she thought they were all that way.
It wasn't http://imdb.com/title/tt0095444/ was it?

Derleth
09-05-2007, 10:33 PM
It wasn't http://imdb.com/title/tt0095444/ was it?Maybe it was this one. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0099864/) Because we all float down here.

BoBettie
09-05-2007, 10:41 PM
SHE LIED! Clowns are scary.

THEY ARE!

Ditto!

Wile E
09-05-2007, 10:56 PM
*sigh* This again ... clowns are not that scary and they don't eat people ... much.


*clicks link* HOLY MOTHER OF OG! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!? That's not a clown, that's some kind of mutant cross between a clown and a chupacabra. Yikes!

Suburban Plankton
09-05-2007, 10:58 PM
Hey, I've got no problem with clowns. They don't firghten me one bit.

But the thing in that picture is downright SCARY!

OtakuLoki
09-05-2007, 11:42 PM
Ever since someone pointed me to this website (http://ouchytheclown.com/index.htm)* I've been scared to look at clowns on the internet.

And that picture in the OP - it's more evidence for the "don't look" school! :eek:




*The website linked is, I believe, SFW, but I won't vouch for any of the links on that page.

Scissorjack
09-06-2007, 06:00 AM
Clowns are pure fucking evil. That picture confirms it. Dear sweet God, I think I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
09-06-2007, 06:09 AM
Clowns are pure fucking evil. That picture confirms it. Dear sweet God, I think I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight.
Can't sleep: Clowns will eat me! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Kricket
09-06-2007, 08:14 AM
Another vote for scary.

In fact I'm so scared of clowns I won't even open the link but I usually open spider links when they are linked out of curiosty and spiders are one of my worst fears.

John Wayne Gacy was a clown for a while. We know how that turned out.

I was talking about my fear of clowns with a friend and he said, think about it, how much do you think a person could get away with dressed as a clown.

Zebra
09-06-2007, 10:06 AM
THEY WORE THE MAKEUP!

That is what makes clowns evil.

tdn
09-06-2007, 10:42 AM
But this guy is cuddly and adorable! (http://jamesryman.com/illustration/misc/gallery/Evil%20Clown%20small.jpg)

Omegaman
09-06-2007, 10:53 AM
No wonder that kid was crying.

gytalf2000
09-06-2007, 11:04 AM
A recent issue of "Fortean Times" has an evil-looking clown on the cover, and has a muti-page article on clowns, coulrophobia (fear of clowns), and folklore about clowns. Fascinating reading!

Colophon
09-06-2007, 12:11 PM
Um, I clicked the image and it came up blocked as "pornography". What kind of clown is this, anyhow?

TroubleAgain
09-06-2007, 12:24 PM
But this guy is cuddly and adorable! (http://jamesryman.com/illustration/misc/gallery/Evil%20Clown%20small.jpg)

DAMN you.




;)

Defensive Indifference
09-06-2007, 12:36 PM
Nah, clowns aren't too scary. Neither are mall Santas. But, as a child, I knew who the real enemy was: The Shriners!

For some reason, I was terrified of the Shriners as a child. Who knew what dark rituals went on inside their "Shrine Temples"? What did that creepy scimitar emblem mean? Why did they wear those hats? Even their cars were wrong. I mean, just look at them (http://thelope.com/images/11-19-080shriner.jpg) ! Clowns I could mostly deal with. But Shriner Clowns!? Good Christ!

(For the record: as an adult, I have nothing but admiration for the Shriners. They do good work with kids, I've never heard anything bad about them, and the Shriners Hospital cafeteria across the street from my office makes a good grilled cheese. If there are any Shriner Dopers out there, kudos to you guys. But you freaked out a very nervous 10-year-old)

fessie
09-06-2007, 12:44 PM
But this guy is cuddly and adorable! (http://jamesryman.com/illustration/misc/gallery/Evil%20Clown%20small.jpg)

Hey, your portraits are really coming along!

tdn
09-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Hey, your portraits are really coming along!
:p

I call it "Self Portrait" or "Study in Red and AAAAAAAHHHHH!"

Poysyn
09-06-2007, 01:13 PM
Could it have been this movie - Clown at Midnight (http://imdb.com/title/tt0156413/)

Miller
09-06-2007, 01:31 PM
I took my twin grand daughters to a circus when they were 5 years old. All was fine till Samantha saw a bunch of clowns come out to entertain the audience. She got this look of terror on her face and she really wanted to go. One of the clowns came by and made Alicia a balloon animal. The clown then asked Samantha what her favorite animal was but she wouldn't answer, she had her head buried in my jacket. I told the clown about Samantha being afraid of clowns, this clown said he had the perfect thing for her. He left and returned a few minutes later with a woman that was a makeup artist for the circus. She talked to both twins and explained to Samantha that clowns were fun and were nothing to be afraid of. She put clown faces on both of the girls then the balloon clown took them to the middle of the ring with the other clowns and introduced them as the newest members of the circus. Each of the girls was given a couple of clown props and were part of a skit. After that Samantha had a smile on her face that no one was going to ever take away from her. I found out later that she was allowed to watch a scary movie that had a clown as the bad guy and she thought they were all that way.

You fool! They've got the clown virus, now! They'll grow up to be evil monstrosities that live on custard and the blood of innocents.

nofloyd
09-06-2007, 01:31 PM
A few months ago, I was at a busy gas station sitting at a pump, and a clown was in another car, just circling, circling, because there wasn't a free pump.

Man, I was getting freaked out everytime he went around. I felt like he was up to something, so I get a bit of the clown uneasiness.

Dolls too.

Kythereia
09-06-2007, 02:04 PM
...is it safe to come out from under the desk yet?

Wile E
09-06-2007, 02:14 PM
...is it safe to come out from under the desk yet?

No, it's still there, maybe we could get someone to toss it some more children so you could make a break for it. Sorry, but I'm fresh out of children.

tdn
09-06-2007, 02:26 PM
Are these clowns (http://scaryornot.com/index.php) scary? You decide!

Captain Socks
09-06-2007, 02:33 PM
IMO, the only good clown is Krusty. I think my slight fear of clowns comes from when I was little, when I watched a lot of TV. (And I'm an honors student, take that, leading scientists!) Well, I remember there was an animated version of Beetlejuice that came on every day at noon. There was some opening sequence where he was riding in a train, I think, screaming like a madman. That scared the crap out of me. It's still kind of with me.

Max Torque
09-06-2007, 02:34 PM
It could also have been Clownhouse (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094886/).

nashiitashii
09-06-2007, 02:39 PM
No wonder that kid was crying.

My thoughts exactly. It brought up memories of accidentally discovering I'd entered the "Insane Clowns Mental Institution from Outer Space" haunted house last year at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Acid Lamp
09-06-2007, 02:58 PM
My thoughts exactly. It brought up memories of accidentally discovering I'd entered the "Insane Clowns Mental Institution from Outer Space" haunted house last year at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. :eek: :eek: :eek:
(shudders)

Freudian Slit
09-06-2007, 03:21 PM
Whenever I see pictures of John Wayne Gacy (http://sequart.com/members/graphics/18/JohnWayneGacy.jpg), I know it's right to fear clowns. Not just because he was a serial killer. But because...well...look at him!

Sunspace
09-06-2007, 03:36 PM
I was oblivious of clowns when I was a kid, except when I thought they were lame (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uncle_Bobby_Show). Looking for that link, I thought that Bimbo the Clown was on Channel 7 from Buffalo. But then, to my embarassment and shame, I discovered that he was on The Uncle Bobby Show, produced right here on Channel 9 in Toronto. I can still remember the stunning banality of Bimbo's theme shong.

But then The Joker as depicted in the dark Batman revival comic of the late eighties started to change my mind. It was then that I realised how much twisted wrongness could be slightly hidden behind makeup.

And Ronald McDonald, well, he obviously sold his soul to the corporation, so there went my perception of the goodness of clownly motives.

So now, I'm ...uneasy around clowns.

And I haven't seen any evil clown movies. You think I'm crazy?

Scissorjack
09-06-2007, 04:27 PM
But then The Joker as depicted in the dark Batman revival comic of the late eighties started to change my mind. It was then that I realised how much twisted wrongness could be slightly hidden behind makeup.

And Ronald McDonald, well, he obviously sold his soul to the corporation, so there went my perception of the goodness of clownly motives.

C'mon, it's obvious they're the same person: have you ever seen them together in the same room?

gwendee
09-06-2007, 04:48 PM
I want to click the link, but I'm honestly too scared.
Save yourself! I don't have any problem with clowns, but the one linked in the OP will haunt me for a while. Ay yi yi!

Pazu
09-06-2007, 04:55 PM
A few months ago, I was at a busy gas station sitting at a pump, and a clown was in another car, just circling, circling, because there wasn't a free pump.

Man, I was getting freaked out everytime he went around. I felt like he was up to something, so I get a bit of the clown uneasiness.


Especially creepy, because you know that there's actually like 37 of them in that car.

Kricket
09-06-2007, 05:07 PM
A few months ago, I was at a busy gas station sitting at a pump, and a clown was in another car, just circling, circling, because there wasn't a free pump.

Man, I was getting freaked out everytime he went around. I felt like he was up to something, so I get a bit of the clown uneasiness.

Dolls too.



I think I would have had to leave. That would be very vaguely creepy!

Malthus
09-06-2007, 05:23 PM
A few months ago, I was at a busy gas station sitting at a pump, and a clown was in another car, just circling, circling, because there wasn't a free pump.

Man, I was getting freaked out everytime he went around. I felt like he was up to something, so I get a bit of the clown uneasiness.

Dolls too.

Heck, I'd be really creeped out if I saw a doll driving a car. :D

Shirley Ujest
09-06-2007, 05:34 PM
I have always wanted to decorate my small bathroom with those Scary Clown paintings that are, by law, required to be sold at every garage sale in the US.

I bet I could get a new painting of Pure Evil every week for a buck or less. Completely framed. Clown Art oxymoron! I grew up with and does not phase me one bit.

My husband, the Prime Minister of the Anti-Fun Brigade, has pooh-poohed this decorating idea.

So, I've been struck with the brilliance just now of finding the most hideously freaky clown art and attach it to the 100+ year old oak tree that is in the front of our house on the easement, facing the road.

I have no idea why I actually want to do this, but it makes me giggle at the thought of the " WTF is a clown portrait doing on that oak tree?" as people zoom down our country lane.

fisha
09-06-2007, 06:22 PM
Especially creepy, because you know that there's actually like 37 of them in that car.


Good laugh.

jsc1953
09-06-2007, 06:27 PM
The new game show The Power of 10 provides fascinating sociological insights into America's psyche....(really)...and asked "what percentage of America is afraid of clowns?"

60, 70%, right?

Nope. 10%

MrDibble
09-07-2007, 08:35 AM
IMO, the only good clown is Krusty.
This is only true because Loonette is a bad clown. A very bad clown who must be spanked. Oh yes!

chowder
09-07-2007, 08:44 AM
It could also have been Clownhouse (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094886/).
Nah, looks like Pennywise to me

fessie
09-07-2007, 12:14 PM
I met an artist several years ago, at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, whose specialty was painting clowns. I cannot for the life of me find him online, maybe he moved on to something else. But he was selling his work in New York and showed me some -- they were mean, mean clowns running around with billy clubs, committing acts of violence. Evil little faces (but very well done).

I remember thinking that my clown-phobic friends' fear was perhaps quite justified.

Ludovic
09-07-2007, 12:15 PM
This is only true because Loonette is a bad clown. A very bad clown who must be spanked. Oh yes!...I'll be in my sister's video collection.

Cervaise
09-07-2007, 01:28 PM
Save yourself! I don't have any problem with clowns, but the one linked in the OP will haunt me for a while. Ay yi yi!Nah, it's not half as scary as the Burger King.

toadbriar
09-07-2007, 02:30 PM
How cool!

I collect scary vintage toys (http://flickr.com/photos/kimhotep/172833612/in/set-399663/) and clowns (http://flickr.com/photos/kimhotep/13732392/in/set-399663/). I'm a bit picky; deliberately scary clowns, like with pointy teeth, don't do anything for me. But a poorly-designed clown doll from the 30s whose face is peeling and flaking off (http://flickr.com/photos/kimhotep/16726656/in/set-399663/)? Perfect.

I'm saving them for the guest bedroom when we move to a larger house. That way, people won't stay for tediously over-long visits.

Captain Socks
09-07-2007, 03:10 PM
This is only true because Loonette is a bad clown. A very bad clown who must be spanked. Oh yes!

Slight hijack, there's an weird peice of vandalism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loonette) on the Big Comfy Couch's Wiki Article

Inigo Montoya
09-07-2007, 04:01 PM
The only clown (http://jppatches.com/) that never scared me.

Count Blucher
09-07-2007, 04:54 PM
The very last time I ever walked in the door at a strip-club (to price renting the hall for my brother's batchelor party), there was a clown in full makeup drinking heavily, performing magic tricks for the girls dancing on stage, and stuffing singles down their G-strings with clown-gloved hands.

I have never been back to a strip-club since (nor have I felt comfortable around a clown since).

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