Tuesday, July 10, 2012

why is everyone always hatin' on the clowns?

First they came for the clowns... But I didn't say anything, because I wasn't a clown.

Look, I feel sorry for the lady in the clip below. I really do! 

But I actually feel sorrier for the clown; look at the poor guy trying to be funny while the woman with the clown phobia screams and cries and basically behaves like he has come to kill and then dismember her. If not the other way around. 

Poor old clowns. They are being persecuted everywhere we look. And it's not a new phenomenon.

Stephen King took us to new heights of clown bigotry in It. Michael Richards from Seinfeld fanned the flames of clown hatred for years, but did anybody care?  John Wayne Gacy was a serial killer first and a clown second, you know.

As Shakespeare said so movingly about the deep down humanity of us all: "If you prick us, do we not bleed tomato sauce? If you tickle us, do we not laugh - then jump in a tiny car and try to run you over? If you poison us, do we not die - for half an hour, gagging and clutching our chests and pretending to hang ourselves with our own ties?"

Next time you are tempted to revile a clown, remember what the Bible has to say about it. 

Clownliness is next to godliness.

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