Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Funny or creepy? What do you think about the clowns?

Rainbow wig

A red nose 

And it is obvious, it is a clown :) Do you think clowns are creepy or funny? I think they can be both :) but see these pictures PLS and say, is there anything cute and funny here?

Clowns are supposed to be a symbol of fun and happiness  but what make them so creepy and terrifying to so many people? Is that their goofy smile, the red paint around their lips or maybe their big feet?
Clowns are too real! Vampires, zombies and werevolves are scary but in the abstract, on the big screen and not in our everyday lives. And clowns they do exist! (By the way their image in the movies is not that good :)

"morbid fear of clowns," by 2001 (said in Web sites to date from1990s or even 1980s), a popular term, not from psychology,possibly facetious, though the phenomenon is real enough; said tobe built from Gk. kolon  "limb," with some supposed sense of "stilt-walker," hence "clown" + -phobiaancient Gk. words for "clown"were sklêro-paiktês from paizein  "to play (like a child);" ordeikeliktas other classical words used for theatrical clowns wererelated to "rustic," "peasant" (cf. L. fossor  "clown," lit. "laborer,digger," related to fossil). The whole creation looks suspiciously likethe sort of thing idle pseudo-intellectuals invent on the Internetand which every smarty-pants takes up thereafter; perhaps it is amangling of Modern Gk. klooun  "clown," borrowed from the Englishword.

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