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post #31 of 49
For me, it's just the sight of someone in unflatteringly pale makeup and severe painted-on eyebrows shamelessly hamming it up for a gullible and easily-manipulated audience. Though I have the same reaction to watching Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane', so maybe my issue isn't with clowns per se.
post #32 of 49
I wonder how much it has to do with THIS chap: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy Err... I just realised just how NASTY he looks in that picture. Sheesh. I think I am starting to develop some sort of unsease towards this pagliaccio.
post #33 of 49

KRAMER: Pagliacci,Pagliacci, tragic clown,Pagliacci.
DAVOLA: What did you say?
KRAMER: What are you, a cop?
DAVOLA: No, I'm a clown.
KRAMER: Man, you look familiar.
DAVOLA: You ever been to the circus?
KRAMER: Well, when I was a kid.
DAVOLA: Did you like it?
KRAMER: Aaa, well it was fun... I was kinda scared of the clowns.
DAVOLA: Are you still scared of the clowns?
KRAMER: Yeeeah.
post #34 of 49
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
What is the deal with clown phobia? One of my kids is absolutely terrified of all things clown.
Where does this come from? Bad childhood experience? Fifth birthday party from hell? Help me here.
Mr. Bungle album cover, probably.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by RJMan
Mr. Bungle album cover, probably.


.........or mabe this:


http://www.loudclothing.com/proddeta...=cid_tsb_0987p
post #37 of 49
More clown fun!


post #38 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
More clown fun! ...
LOL! I really need to read more Red Meat. Interesting little sidenote: Max Cannon is the MC at the local short film contest at The Loft Cinema here in Tucson http://www.loftcinema.com/
post #39 of 49
I am interested in the correlation between fear of clowns and contempt for mimes. I have both.

I believe it has to do with the concealment of features under greasepaint.

What are they trying to hide?

I think it also has to do with the blank whiteness of the greasepaint. It may be a fear of death, like looking at a naked skull.

Why are clowns scary while mimes are merely repellant? Are mimes an immature form of clown?

I do not have the historic or psychological background to answer these questions.
post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by tangerine
I believe it has to do with the concealment of features under greasepaint.

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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by tiger02
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!
post #42 of 49
too pretty to be scary
post #43 of 49
I hijack the hijack.

Anyone ever listen to the Sufjan Stevens song about John Wayne Gacy on the album Illinoise? One of the creepiest things I've ever heard:

His father was a drinker and his mother cried in bed
Folding John Wayne's t-shirts when the swingset hit his head
The neighbors they adored him
For his humor and his conversation
Look underneath the house there
Find the few living things, rotting fast, in their sleep
Oh the dead
27 people
Even more, they were boys, with their cars, summer jobs
Oh my God
Are you one of them?
He dressed up like a clown for them
With his face paint white and red
And on his best behavior
In a dark room on the bed he kissed them all
He'd kill ten thousand people
With a slight of his hand, running far, running fast to the dead
He took off all their clothes for them
He put a cloth on their lips, quiet hands, quiet kiss on the mouth
And in my best behavior
I am really just like him
Look beneath the floor boards
For the secrets I have hid
post #44 of 49
I guess Albert Fish doesn't count, since he was not a clown.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent

might be emmett kelly, famed sad clown.
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