21 August 2010

Quit Clowning Around

Clowns are supposed to bring happiness and cheer to children everywhere.

The only emotion a clown has ever evoked in me is great FEAR! From the moment I saw my first one during a circus at RFK stadium in Washington, D.C., during the 1970s,( I remember the day very well) I have always been afraid of them.

Being a big fan of horror films as a teenager probably did not help the cause. With movies like Stephen King's "It," which had a murderous clown looming in the dark, my fear of these face-painted entertainers only escalated.