Thursday, August 04, 2005

Evil Clown Week

It's Clown Week, and to celebrate, we'll dwell on the scariest thing in the world according to Boris Karloff. Someone once asked him what the scariest thing was, and he said opening your front door at midnight, and there on the front step is a clown. I never had a fear of clowns until I saw Killer Clowns From Outer Space. I wouldn't run screaming from a clown if I saw one, but I agree that there's very little more disturbing than a scary-looking clown. Technically, if you're scared of clowns, you have coulrophobia. Lots of people have it, and there's a website called dedicated to the phobia with pictures, stories, T-shirts, and support info. Personally, I don't hate clowns, I think they can be funny. But the website makes some good points.

1 comment:

Mauricem said...

Pretty freaky story that guy's got. Thanks for the link. I don't feel one way or the other about clowns, but it's interesting how easy it is to make a scary clown. Think about it; why is the makeup so wierd that it only takes a slight change to make them terrifying?
"Slap a clown" was disturbingly gratifying, but it dawns on me I've never actually met a clown.
What would it be like?