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oscarhilton
do you hate clowns?


Then this is the place for you!!

why do clowns look so scary? when you see one do you laugh or fo you cry?
artist.unknown
I don't understand why people are freaked out by clowns.

I only ever wanted to cry upon seeing a clown when it was wearing the same thing I was...only it was a clown and I was just me. In my regular clothes. *cries*
oscarhilton
scary stuff.... *runs away and cries*
I_am_the_best
I hate clowns. That is the end of that. I think it's because they are so fake. I don't find them funny either. Their humour, if that, is pointless and just people doing silly things. Oh, and also, after seeing the film 'It', I was truely scarred for life. I couldn't go near drains for like a month and kept on seeing clowns in my garden.
oscarhilton
AGGH! that film is evil..... anyway yes.... clowns are scary. but FOR WHAT REASON? i dont know why they were surposed to be funny in the fist place
voices_in_my_head
anything that is paid to be happy must be scary.

And I have never seen any natural human being smile that much. It's just...creepy.
Righteous
I'm a clown.

Tragick the Clown

I grew up on It, Killer Clowns from Outer Space and the Twisted Metal series. Though I don't listen to (or like) the Insane Clown Posse, I am aware of who they are. I know that John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer. I am well aware of the fact that clowns can be creepy.

I used to be scared of clowns who wear pancake makeup, huge painted-on smiles and and weird-colored wigs. Maybe that's why Tragick came to fruition in the manner that he did.

I have a friend who's a legitimate courophobiac. He couldn't watch the part in Scary Movie 2 where the clown attatcked the ambiguously gay guy. Normally, he's real chill about everything, but he couldn't take it.

And why is is all clowns are either happy and giddy and crap or all sad and down? That annoys me. What also gets to me is that clowns are portrayed as psychotic killers by alternative culture. If we had more realistic clowns, maybe they wouldn't be demonized by society.

My attempt is to be creepy in that good way, along with being realistically happy, legitimately depressed, nominally angry, sarcastic, emotional, artistic and everything a clown should be (to me at least). I have one cool joke, though: I ask if the audience was expecting me to do balloon animals. I then reach into the jacket and pull out a pump and a string balloon. I blow it up and tie it up, give it to someone and say, "Here. It's a knot."

Okay, maybe my opinion is skewed being a clown and knowing clowns, but I will say that I don't like most other clowns, be they crazy, uppity, melencholy, homicidal or any of that crap. GOD DAMN they annoy me sometimes.
oscarhilton
I see.... so really clowns can be scary to those with a fear of men I makeup... or the more likely, Scared of Evil looking men/women who smile allot. I think thatís it. If the clown is sad you donít fear it you kind of pity it a bit.... maybe. But if itís smiling then itís almost.... plotting... Anyway evil or not, clowns scare the hell out of me....
Righteous
Oh, yeah. People who are that happy normally disturb me. However I will agree that the makeup for some reason or another wants me to take the person out back and beat him/her with a hose. There is somethink kind of creepy about it. People really aren't made to be that happy.

My God. I'm turning against my own kind. tongue.gif
I_am_the_best
I think it's that they're always happy, no matter what. And when the smile is painted on but the person isn't smiling... *shivers* I also think that clowns are scary because you never know what they're thinking because they have a kind of mask on. I quite like the idea of sad clowns though, although it creeps me out a lot.
oscarhilton
QUOTE (I_am_the_best @ May 19 2005, 04:29 PM)
I think it's that they're always happy, no matter what. And when the smile is painted on but the person isn't smiling... *shivers* I also think that clowns are scary because you never know what they're thinking because they have a kind of mask on. I quite like the idea of sad clowns though, although it creeps me out a lot.
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I think it's that they're always happy, no matter what. And when the smile is painted on but the person isn't smiling... *shivers* I also think that clowns are scary because you never know what they're thinking because they have a kind of mask on. I quite like the idea of sad clowns though, although it creeps me out a lot.


I thing both of you make good points... but why does someone smiling really make that difference? I mean when you see your friends smiling you donít wet yourself and woddle away... or maybe you do. But thatís beside the point. Maybe itís that they interact with you even though you have never seen them before.
this picture for example.

The kid looks like hes trying to get away.... but can't.... Dun Dun DUN!

Peaple always say this... relitives or not. "Dont talk to strangers.... oh before i forget, here is a weird man we found randomly. give'm a cuddle"

*shivers* Evil..
I_am_the_best
Well, it's not that they're smiling. I mean, when my friends smile, they smile because they find something good or funny. But clowns just.. smile. Because they have to. They block out all emotion and just show you that they're happy, even if they're not. That's what creeps me out. It's all one big lie...
saucy_tara
Im terrified of them. Always have been. And I know it's really wrong but I'm scared of dwarves/midgets too unsure.gif
oscarhilton
desturbing stuff.

i know its the bown up balloons that get me. Accually making a living out of making dogs out of ballons..... wow. Anyway clowns are......... kind of.... well.....

shamless. ever seen a clown depressed over its job? the fact that people looking at you and laughing at you.... you have to be murderous.
Kitty
I dont really have anything against clowns.... but! I saw the title of the topic and laughed because theres a gang around here that calls themselvs the

KKK

Killer
Klowns
Klub....

Not that that freaks me out either, I just think its rather stupid and I really thought the kid that started the gang was smarter than that.

Maybe.... The clowns got to him
depressed lonely crazy person
I find most clown humor offensive on the basis of most adults thinking the only way to amuse kids is to have adults being stupid, which gives children no credability and is just generally offensive. Noone thinks the only way to amuse christians is to burn up witches and then have them run at you. why wouls you insult the inteligence of children the way that 99.99% of clowns do?

^this isn't as coherant as I'd like^
oscarhilton
QUOTE (K!77y @ May 20 2005, 01:05 AM)
KKK

Killer
Klowns
Klub....

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KKK? Isn't that a gang of people who burn black people? stupid assholes.

anyway i dont really know why but the clown at the very end of "donnie Darko" the clown really scares me....
Righteous
THough I presently forget the origin of the Klan, their present incarnation is an organization that supports white supremecy/empowerment. THey hold rallies, marches and hand out literature in major cities. They also burn crosses (I forget what it symbolizes) and misuse the Confederate flag to symbolize hatred instead of southern pride/heritage. Historically, they have lynched black people, but they also have issue with immigrants, Jews and homosexuals.

Something interesting, though, about clowns: THe Wringling Brothers' clown college is said to be the only free college in the world, but also the most difficult. Steve-O of Jackass, Wild Boys and Steve-O Vide-O fame graduated Wringling Brothers' clown college and can concievably get a job there if he wanted.

I'm sure that there are clowns that hate their jobs. I can see a clown drink to escape the pain that his/her career as a clown. I haven't met any clowns like that, but I'm sure they're out there.
pgrmdave
Nobody ever suspects the clowns...
oscarhilton
QUOTE (pgrmdave @ May 23 2005, 04:20 PM)
Nobody ever suspects the clowns...
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I do! Nobody suspects a Mime though! hahahahahahahahah
voices_in_my_head
I do! But no one suspects a giant purple dinosaur! Hahahahahahahahaha

How was that for your daily dose of random?

When I asked my sister why clowns scared her she said "It's the makeup, it covers their face so it's hard to tell what they really look like."
My mom said: "I think it's those big-a** feet they have, the red nose, and the freaky hair."
yes, the oddness runs in the family.
oscarhilton
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ May 23 2005, 05:19 PM)
How was that for your daily dose of random?


yes, the oddness runs in the family.
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Coooool..... but yes the hair does play a large part in their scary image.
Mata
I've known a few clowns, and when they were not performing they were generally depressed. That's either the sign of a person who _really_ likes their job, or just that being paid to be happy is not good for the mind.

I went to a circus about eight years ago, and previously didn't see the point of clowns, but... I'm a little ashamed to admit this... The clowns were really funny. Not just a little bit funny, they were real laugh-out-loud funny. I know. It surprised the hell out of me! I think that perhaps people shouldn't knock clowns until they've seen a real circus clowns' performance live. It's just limp on television, but live is something completely different.
oscarhilton
i see... but i guess when you compare


(the evil and twisted)

with the


(jolly and nice)

you begin to see why people have different views on clowns and what a clown is capable of doing to you.
What you were saying before about clowns at the circus. Clowns only come from the circus right? So how did the first image come accross? It baffles me so much.

Does anyone know the answer? Why ARE people scared of clowns!
Righteous
The first portrayal of clowns annoys me. It's like they're trying to make clowns scary. Okay, I may be a hypocrite considering I liked It and my brother and I teamed as Sweet Tooth the clown and Minion the demon on Twisted Metal 2 all the time. It was different, though. The clown was supposed to be misleading as it's assumed that clowns are friendly and entertaining and what-not. Sweet Tooth just kicks ass.

I want to go to a circus, but no one save my little sister and her friends want to go (if I get my liscense back, maybe we can make it a bonding thing). I seriously want to go to the circus, especially since seeing Mata's post. To Hell with the lions and tightrope walkers; I want the clowns, dammit.

I'm sure the reason that the clown look came about was a general evolution from people just wearing basic makeup to show that he/she was a clown. As for people being scared of clowns, why are people scared of spiders or mice or something along those lines? I'm utterly terrified of spiders, but all I think about is where I put the Raid.

One can figure the present eruption of coulrophobia originated with John Wayne Gacy, Stephen King's It and the miserably acted yet strangely hilarious Killer Clowns from Outerspace. I had an ex who was TERRIFIED of clowns. It got to her when I sang a love song (and "Send in the Clowns" by Cold) onstage as Tragick. She got cool about it later in the night, though (since it's not a full-face thing, I figure).

THough I find it odd, I'm not suprised that some clowns are depressed when they aren't performing. I personally would get burned out if I had to be happy all the time.

THis is disturbing: I've seen clown porn before. I am not joking. You can't make that up. It's scary. I can't discribe it.

If I start a band with my friend Tim, I want to try to convince him to skin his head and don the name and image of Smokey (or Smoke-o) the Clown. Who knows? Maybe we could be featured on Celebrity Deathmatch squaring off with Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope from ICP.
oscarhilton
QUOTE (Righteous @ May 25 2005, 07:04 PM)
To Hell with the lions and tightrope walkers; I want the clowns, dammit.
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*shiver* i dont
Quoth(The Raven)
The evil clown image goes way back before Gacy... One of the most famous clowns in Pop Culture, remember, is The Joker, from the Batman Mythos. I don't think it's a coincidence that Batman, whose Identity is based on a creature traditionally viewed as frightening, is the good guy, While the Joker, Whose identity is based on the clown, who is generally perceived as harmless, was the bad guy, and psychotic in the bargain.

There's just something creepy about anyone who disguises his/her face, then tries to be friendly with you. It's definitely a mixed message. Consider the young child who cries when sat on Santa's lap, at Christmas (Talk about mixed messages... we tell kids to stay away from strangers who may entice them with Toys and Candy... Then encourage them to practically worship a fat old man who Bribes them to be good!).
Righteous
Oh, yeah. I forgot about the Joker. My bad. However, you are right about the image of a clown supposing to be a benevolent figure.

Damn you DC Comics for making us out to be so evil. tongue.gif
oscarhilton
QUOTE (Quoth(The Raven) @ May 27 2005, 02:37 AM)
It's definitely a mixed message.  Consider the young child who cries when sat on Santa's lap, at Christmas
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I always used to pull at the guys beard (obviously it as elasticised and sprang back in his face. I got very scared by this but I always did it...

I never saw the batman clown till i was about 7 and i hated the clown image when i was around 5... So I wasn't really led on by the scary clown by that.... but i get what your saying
sarcastic150
The reason peoople are scared of clowns is that you can't see what they actually look like. they're faces are hidden behind piles and piles of makeup. Also it's because how depressed must you have to be to paint on a smiley face ( a very scary one at that). It's also becaues they look sadistic, like as you turn round he'll stab you in the back with a baloon poodle! Another thing, think how many of them they can fit in a small car, one second you've got a new toy car next second you've got 300 clowns in your room. What's the moral of the story, don't buy toy cars unless security checked

PS. I agree that when children hug people in suits it is peverse. it's s0ome old sweaty man licking his lips at the thought of children, and the children don't know because the man is dressed up loike a tiger or a clown in this case.
Chronotub
I've never been afraid of clowns, I used to find them funny when I was a kid. Although It was the only film that really freaked me out, Theirs just something so creepy about something jolly that turns out to be evil.
oscarhilton
but it seems only people form the age of 4 to 19 are scared of them.... its like.... they are aimed at children and yet almost half hate them.... hmmmmm...
Quoth(The Raven)
Hmmmm. Do you suppose people in the middle ages were afraid of court jesters? That's where it all comes down from, after all? Did the court Jester realise the legacy of fear and loathing he was begining? Makes me wonder...
oscarhilton
jesters are almost more scary than clowns...
Righteous
THis is gonna sound odd, but one thing clowns have over jesters is that you can just put a hat on a skull and it's a jester, therefore making it creepy. With clowns, you have to go that extra step of doing the makeup.
kidvicious2punk
not sure if its been said.
but i dont like clowns because of the whole pennywise thing.
eating children and such.
making faucets bleed.
the lot. ph34r.gif
Quoth(The Raven)
Interesting image:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/rav...lownBlowJob.jpg

laugh.gif
Righteous
That's sick. Hilarious, but sick.
oscarhilton
Yes, although the clown Ronald isn't rejecting and is smiling quite a bit. It seems as though see is being forced OR having an affair with a plastic clown from a fast food joint.
Righteous

The latest incarnation of Tragick and, yes, I'm aware that he looks creepy. That's his metal face.
oscarhilton
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh fun.

why are you crying blood?
Righteous
Because Tragick is filled with emotions and one is bitter sadness. That ans it's bad-ass. How many clowns out there cry blood?
oscarhilton
sadly not many... one i know who drinks blood, Ronald Mc Donald!!!
Righteous
Naw, man. Rolald gets head from his many admirers. He doesn't need head.

My brother scared the crap of me last night telling me that there's a clown named Tragic. I asked where he saw him/her. He replied, "The SIms." I sighed with relief and told him, "That's 'the tragic clown' and that concept has been around for years."

Whew. Close call.
Quoth(The Raven)
I think it's funny that the name of one of the most famous clowns of the twentieth century, Bozo, has come to mean "Irritating Moron"... then again, maybe it's no coincidence... tongue.gif
Righteous
Slang can be weird like that. Look at McCarthyism, Jerrymandering and Draconian, not to mention sinister, dictator and tyrant.
oscarhilton
QUOTE (Righteous @ Jun 3 2005, 04:49 PM)
"That's 'the tragic clown'
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oh.... ha ha ha.



now that is an anoying clown.
Righteous
I wish I could come across a clown like that IRL that annoyingly tried to cheer me up. I'd beat him up as Tragick and get it on video tape. Hell, I'd like to beat up any clown IRL as Tragick.
damned and dastardly
Clowns scare me. At least the 'happy' ones do. They look like they want to eat you.
arachnidoc17
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ May 18 2005, 06:13 PM)
anything that is paid to be happy must be scary.

And I have never seen any natural human being smile that much. It's just...creepy.
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Then you've never heard of this guy:
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