Clowning Around

evil-clowns.jpgFile under: No shit. A UK study concluded that decorating children’s hospital wards with clown imagery could backfire. Ya think?! Clowns. Are. Scary. Said one researcher, “”We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”

Hospital clown images ‘too scary‘ [BBC]

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5 Responses to Clowning Around

  1. I would never even trust someone who said they liked clowns.

  2. ephemerist says:

    Find me someone who likes clowns. My friend Kimber worked as one, “Kimbo the Clown,” and I don’t even think she likes clowns. Come to think of it, is there anything worse than a self-loathing clown?

  3. Is there any other kind of clown?! How can you be a clown and NOT want to kill yourself at some point?! And think about your “co-workers”. I mean, you probably hate about 30% of your office staff. Imagine if they were in clown costumes and makeup. I’d have to go on a mass punching spree.

  4. ephemerist says:

    Sadly, I have no “office” and my co-workers are a rotating cast of individuals. But point made. Also: the very idea of a “clown office”? *shudder*

  5. Jane says:

    Aren’t most offices made up of clowns? Hyuk hyuk hyuk…

    But really, I can’t believe they had to do a study to determine this. Didn’t the people conducting the study all hate clowns too? Good filing placement under “no shit.”

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