Good Clown / Bad Clown.
May 22, 2002 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Good Clown / Bad Clown. Yikes, check out "Ouchy the S&M Clown". Kinda makes John Wayne Gacy look like a walk in the park.
posted by kingmissile (16 comments total)
Here's Ouchy's homepage...
posted by darian at 7:57 AM on May 22, 2002

Oh yea... that might not be safe for work for some folks... I guess it all depends on your bosses sense of humor. ("Honest, i was looking for an entertainer for our next office party!)
posted by darian at 7:58 AM on May 22, 2002

From the straight razor shaving page (very definitely *not* safe for work): "Please take note that none of the people above are bleeding!".

Yep, that's reassuring.
posted by maudlin at 8:07 AM on May 22, 2002

Some awful person posted the Ouchy link once before, if you want to see the old comments.
posted by Skot at 8:16 AM on May 22, 2002

A mate of mine is a 'coulrophobe' (never knew there was a name for it tho') & regularly has nightmares involving freaky clowns. I wouldn't say I was one, but I do tend to find them slightly disturbing. For what reason, I don't know. Its just something about them.
posted by kebab at 8:24 AM on May 22, 2002

I think if you look back at the history of clowns (and this is pure conjecture on my part), perhaps the urge to dress up in the anonymity and facepaint of the clown would provide a venue and haven for child molesters. You lose your regular identity and enter a sphere purely for children.

Also, betrayal by a clown would be akin to betrayal by a priest. The child trusts the clown implicitly, as a figure of fun and happiness. If that trust is betrayed, wouldn't the trauma be that much more scarring?

Maybe there is something to fear of clowns. They're uncanny. They're faceless humans. Oh, and they have alarmingly large feet.

Don' even get me started on the noses.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:41 AM on May 22, 2002

Does anyone, besides those in the 'clowning community', like clowns? I thought not.
posted by evanizer at 8:55 AM on May 22, 2002

Please, Kafkaesque, do start in on the noses.

Clowns are freaky scary. The stuff lifelong nightmares are made of. I visit this page every now and again, when I feel like torturing myself.
posted by iconomy at 9:14 AM on May 22, 2002

Well, I'm no 'coulrophile', but we took my son to the circus and this guy was incredible.
posted by groundhog at 9:15 AM on May 22, 2002

Children trusts clowns implicitly? I don't think so. Most kids are, initially, scared shitless of 'em.

From the article: "GOOD CLOWN: Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams. The doctor portrayed by Robin Williams in 1998's Patch Adams is sending 30,000 pounds of donated medical gear to Kabul, Afghanistan, along with a troupe of clowns to help hand out the goods."

Er, that should freak out those poor Afghanis. Sheezus.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:25 AM on May 22, 2002

damn websense.
posted by Dom at 9:41 AM on May 22, 2002

Children trusts clowns implicitly? I don't think so. Most kids are, initially, scared shitless of 'em.

Hmm. I don't know, because I don't have kids myself, but it seems to me the large percentage of children dig the clown action. I mean, why would they have them for kids' parties otherwise?

Sure, some kids (the more astute among them, most likely) are scared seahorseless of them, but most seem to be delighted by them, and their pleasing japes and buffoonery.

Except the tiny bicycle. That's messed up.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:48 AM on May 22, 2002

Knockers the Clown is both good and bad, all at once. (Probably not work-safe)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:05 AM on May 22, 2002

Oh hell, send in the clowns already....there are some cool clowns.

But let's be kind to our grease painted brethren, because there's som sad things known to man, but there ain't too much sadder than..
posted by jonmc at 10:13 AM on May 22, 2002

I remember way back to when I was 8 and my father forced me to watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space. No covering my eyes, no moving out of my seat or else I was a sissy boy and I'd get a beating. Since then I have always been extremely, deathly, frightened by clowns. Hello all, I'm a coulrophobe.

Oh yeah, and I still have nightmares sometimes and I'm 21. How about that?
posted by prototype_octavius at 11:42 AM on May 22, 2002

I hate clowns.
posted by Spoon at 12:08 PM on May 22, 2002

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