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Sunday, October 08, 2006

All in a Day's Work

Originally uploaded by sand dragon.
Clowns are.....disturbing. I didn't think so when I was a kid. But now I do. This particular clown was nonthreatening, and most kids loved his balloon creations.

The picture was taken at the Normal Heights, San Diego, street fair held on the last weekend of September. Shortly after the fair, I noticed that a local gallery owner opened a "Fear of Clowns" exhibit. (Go see Dark Vomit, if you must). I was going to go see the display, but couldn't get beyond the sidewalk window. Much to my horror (which I guess is the point) was an original painting of Disney's seven dwarfs by John Wayne Gacy. That was far closer than I ever wished to be to Gacy's DNA. And, by the way, what planet was Gacy's wife living on? How could she not know something was terribly terribly wrong?

Do you have coulrophobia?

My youngest does. We....his loving family....joked that we should have blindfolded him and taken him to the "Fear of Clowns" exhibit...ripping the blindfold off at the showing to create an interactive display of his emotions when he came face-to-face with his fear of clowns.

posted by Deb, 11:06 AM


Pretty damned bizarre.
commented by Blogger Meow, 11:18 AM  

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