Monday, August 06, 2007

Fun or Scary?!

As youngsters, my children were frightened of clowns, but I didn't fully comprehend this until after I had hired one for my son's birthday party. As an adult, he's still not fond of them. How about you?!

25 comments:

  1. I've always enjoyed clowns. That is quite a frizzy top this one is sporting.

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  2. It is amazing how many people are afraid of clowns and find them scary.. :) My daughter is one of those as well.. She is now 18 and still to this day finds them scary and not funny!!! I guess she will always be that way....Just like your son.. Nice colorful shot... :)

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  3. I can understand children being afraid of clowns. Adults with makeup on their faces,dressed up in funny clothes and acting weird.

    I was never afraid of clowns as a child but as an adult I think of Stephen King's "IT" every time I see one. Yikes!

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  4. Scary, of course!

    In the immortal words of Bart Simpson, "Can't sleep, clowns will eat me."

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  5. Moi j'ai toujours aimer les clows. Au cirque c'etait la partie que je preferais


    Me I have always to like the clows. With the circus it was the part which I preferred

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  6. Hi Kate, nice photo - like the Garfield visor. But it must be hot under all that makeup and hair!

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  7. It doesn't surprise me that children are frightened of clowns. I know quite a few people who are frightened of some modern street theatre too - where the actors don't move and impersonate a statue and then 'suddenly' a finger moves, something like that. Watched one last night and a child in Menton was terrified.

    Personally I like clowns (if they are good) but then I adore all forms of theatre, including mime. Remember Les Enfants du Paradis? Could be my all-time favourite film - after Casablanca!

    Interesting posting with good question. And I loved yesterday's bears.

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  8. Its a great picture but I am not crazy about them myself.

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  9. Barb had a post today on clowns and i commented on her post that I think they are a bit Jekyll and Hyde - sometimes scary sometimes funny. There was a horror movie with a very frightening clown in it but I can't remember its name.

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  10. I've never liked clowns, but ever since It, I think they're downright scary. That's a really cool photo, though! A different look at the subject. Like it lots. Cheers from Slovenia

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  11. I always found clowns to be kinda creepy.
    Love yesterdays bears and balloon carving!
    My belated condolances on the tragic bridge collapse last week.
    Glad all our photo blog Minnies are all ok!

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  12. I didn't mind them as a child, but I always preferred the acrobats.

    I think the scariest clown is Ronald MacDonald. My children thought he was just the pits!

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  13. If I was a clown, I believe I would be the "whiteface" one, not that funny! Did you also get the large shoes?

    No, I'm not afraid of clowns; they can even make me laugh! The real fun can howeer be to bring your kids or grandchildren to a circus and the pleasure is then to watch THEM!

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  14. No not me either. I think there is some evil in clowns though I know it isn't really the person in the clown but then that is what I fear. Not knowing.

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  15. well i always liked them and in youth theatre i was playing one, they were never presented or though as scary creatures in Bosnia.
    have a great week Kate and thank you for stopping by!

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  16. Clowns has always attracted me but their masks and the makeup does sometimes scare the children....wonderfully captured shot!

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  17. My adult daughter is still afraid of them. I never knew how universal a reaction this is until this post!

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  18. I don't think I was afraid of them so much as disappointed - they were never funny!
    Don't get me started on mimes.............:)

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  19. dont they always brings a smile to anyone's face?

    lovely!

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  20. oh horrible, really horrible. Reminds me of that Stephen King film "it". Eugh. So so creepy!

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  21. Cool photo, but I must admit I don't like clowns very much. I don't like masks either.

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  22. That's interesting. Many point of views about clowns. State that your photo is really beautiful (I love his expression), I've ever felt sad watching at them. The only time my parents took me at circus, when clowns came in, all children were laughing and one crying: me.

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  23. I vote for scary!! :-)

    Clowns are supposed to be cute and beautiful.

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  24. I have never been afraid of the clown, but I have never been attracted by them either.

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