2/9/07

i'm scared, aren't you?

So they're having a promotion for some "Save the Kids" walk or something today at work. While walking from building to building I rounded a corner into common cafeteria area and I came face-to-face to what appeared to be a strung-out, balloon tying, circus clown. I'm pretty sure they hired him from some third rate temporary work services company. Frankly it scared the living shit out of me.

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. In discussions of causes of coulrophobia, sufferers seem to agree that the most fear-inducing aspect of clowns is the heavy makeup, often accompanied by the bulbous nose and weird color of hair, that conceals the wearer's identity.

Sufferers sometimes acquire a fear of clowns after having a bad experience with one personally, or seeing a sinister portrayal of one in the media.

4 comments:

tes said...

first of all, b is going to have a heart attack when he sees this picture...

second of all, i dig the new section on "what's interesting online". i assume you choose these? very enjoyable. :)

A.L.O said...

Yeah I know, thinking of his reaction make it noteworthy :) Secondly thanks for the props on "What Interesting Online?", and yes I pick each article carefully for my precious readers.

B said...

You see? Clowns are nothing but pure evil. The description of Coulrophobia left off one important detail...clowns like to kill people and eat them with their razor sharp teeth.


Although, the use of the word "bulbous" makes me laugh.
I also like the "what's interesting online". Although the "Banana Bunker" is just weird.

B said...

A nice running article that you had lead me to this article. Did you vote in this?

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/justin_timberlake_apathetically