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 IHateClowns.com 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.