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The joy of the clown nose
September 9, 2011 4:41 AM   Subscribe

WhyTheNose is a photo blog devoted to spreading joy thru the simple act of wearing clown noses.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (31 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
A great start to a bleeargh Friday. Thanks!
posted by Renoroc at 4:47 AM on September 9, 2011


Run! It's Patch Adams!
posted by Silentgoldfish at 5:04 AM on September 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


A simple joy to some; a nightmare to others! /nicol williamson
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:15 AM on September 9, 2011


Clowns are evil! They spread fear, not joy:-)
posted by mermayd at 5:20 AM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Offer of joy not valid for all observers. Void where prohibited by hellish waking nightmares.
posted by odinsdream at 5:24 AM on September 9, 2011 [8 favorites]


This site is prejudiced against the coulrophobic. Mods, we need a new SCARY HONKING BASTARDS flag.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:41 AM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I always keep my marijuana stash hidden in a clown nose. When the cops pull me over, they never have the balls to ask if they can search my nose. Plus I make balloon sculptures that look like guns. The cops love those.

Just a tip.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:44 AM on September 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


etard circus
posted by ennui.bz at 5:44 AM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Down here we all spread joy.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:45 AM on September 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


These people need to visit Larry's Main Entrance here in Akron. The walls are covered, floor to ceiling, with pictures of people wearing clown noses. They also have good burgers.
posted by slogger at 5:55 AM on September 9, 2011


BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too!
posted by Fizz at 6:04 AM on September 9, 2011


has anybody taken a look at the source of that first page? i've often thought of doing something like that (a 100% x 100% slideshow) but never got around to trying it out. that background slideshow is all sorts of awesome.
posted by liza at 6:11 AM on September 9, 2011


The best use of a clown nose I ever heard of was in one of Penn and Teller's books (I think), where they suggest gluing a round piece of red foam rubber over the nose on your drivers license photo. Then, the next time you need to show it at the store (for writing a check, buying booze, etc.), while the cashier looks at your license, surreptitiously slip a clown nose on so that when the cashier looks up in bewilderment, your picture in fact does match your appearance.

Twoleftfeet could also try it the next time he gets pulled over with his stash.
posted by TedW at 6:42 AM on September 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Creeeeeeeepy.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 6:47 AM on September 9, 2011


These don't read as clown noses to me. They look like giant zits, or face-sucking parasites.
posted by brain_drain at 7:14 AM on September 9, 2011


I just failed some kind of test, didn't I?
posted by brain_drain at 7:14 AM on September 9, 2011


Did this once in high school. It was a bad experience. Very bad.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:24 AM on September 9, 2011


I can take or leave the clown noses. What's annoying is the SUPER ZOOM CLOSEUPS so you can't really see anything.
posted by DU at 7:30 AM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previously.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:45 AM on September 9, 2011


GIS for "Patch Adams". Click at your own risk.
posted by Optamystic at 7:55 AM on September 9, 2011


I think we're all bozos on this bus.
posted by murphy slaw at 7:55 AM on September 9, 2011


Shades of Grandma the Clown.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:03 AM on September 9, 2011


It's a slippery slope. One day it's just a clown nose, then in a few days that's not enough anymore and here comes the huge bowtie. Then a big curly wig.

Soon you find yourself in a garish homemade patchwork costume as they're dragging you out of a nursing home for the third time that week and searching you for baloons.
posted by longsleeves at 8:11 AM on September 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's those WITHOUT Clown noses that I find scary!
posted by JtJ at 8:23 AM on September 9, 2011


I've tried introducing joy into people's lives through clown noses, but for some reason, me charging out of their closet in the middle of the night in full makeup screaming "TIME TO LAUGH BOYS AND GIRLS" elicits the exact opposite response as I would expect.

I keep trying to explain that the meat spattered sledge hammer with balloons tied to it is just a metaphor for hammering down their sadness, but they never let me get far enough before they call the cops.

Pity, because I'm pretty sure I'm changing lives for the better.

At least, that's what the neighbor's dog tells me.
posted by quin at 8:39 AM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Run! It's Pogo the Clown!
posted by stormpooper at 10:10 AM on September 9, 2011


Here comes Mr. Stinger!
posted by gamera at 11:06 AM on September 9, 2011


Zhana recognizes the power of the clown nose.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:15 AM on September 9, 2011


Initially I read the link text as "wearing down noses" and clicked for the WTF value.

This is infinitely more creepy than my reading.

A world full of Pennywise.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:04 PM on September 9, 2011


Needs more dunk tank
posted by not_on_display at 1:13 PM on September 9, 2011


I did some traveling with two red foam clown noses. In Nepal I could palm the nose while I brought my hands up for a namaste... then as I removed my hands from in front of my face, I'd be wearing the nose. The kids loved it!

Sita wearing a clown nose (self link)

posted by blueberry at 10:07 PM on September 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


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