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This sad feeling I am having, has put me on the edge.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Vaclav, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Clowns scare me.[​IMG]
    j quoting Smokey Robinson scares me!
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    There is no edge.

    Zen.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    j quoting Smokey Robinson scares me!
    I love that song. Is it, stuck in your head?

    It is, in mine.

    I don't like clowns either BTW.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love that song. Is it, stuck in your head? .
    Now it is... [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, me too. Thanks j.

    At least it wasn't Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear Let Me Down[​IMG]
     
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    I was going to suggest a clown thread icon that could be used to mark threads to warn coulrophobics that pictures of clowns would be found within.

    But then I realized the icon would frighten me.
     
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    I was going to suggest a clown thread icon that could be used to mark threads to warn coulrophobics that pictures of clowns would be found within.

    But then I realized the icon would frighten me.

    Coulrophobic? Is that what I am?

    Ironically, one of my favorite dive bars (probably my all time favorite actually) has clowns all over the place, including velvet paintings etc. It's horrifying if you accidentally look up and see them.
     
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    HUGE THREAD HIJACK IN PROGRESS HERE...but,

    What is the deal with clown phobia? One of my kids is absolutely terrified of all things clown. I thought it was merely the result of generations of inbreeding and just one of those crosses she will have to bear, but now I see at least two of you share her fears.


    Where does this come from? Bad childhood experience? Fifth birthday party from hell? Help me here.
     
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    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.
     
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    I wonder how much it has to do with THIS chap: [​IMG] 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.
     
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    [​IMG]
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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/ [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
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    I believe it has to do with the concealment of features under greasepaint.

    <-- [​IMG]
     

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