Saturday, 1 December 2012

Send In The Clowns

But clowns look so funny and harmless.

William Snyder aged 13 of Cincinnati, died in 1854  after being swung around by the heels by a circus clown.

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns, not to be confused with Coprophobia the fear of feces.
Coulrocraphobia is the fear of shit clowns ..... I mean they aren't even funny.   Clowns date from Egypt 2400 BC and wear whiteface  because they were originally used to battle evil spirits and didn't want to be recognised by the spirits when they didn't have their magic clown clothes on.

Nope, still not scary. I bet his breath is.

Why so serious?

In todays world clowns only wear the whiteface made famous from the Japanese and French traditions to abduct and murder young men and to battle Superheroes ...... even though Batman doesn't have any powers and is just a detective with a bat fetish.