Clowns Are Not Scary
posted by June 24 at 7:53 PMon
See? Not Scary.
Sorry, kids, but the “Scary Clown” is dead. You can find him in the meme graveyard right next to Astronaut, Pirate, Mexican Wrestler, and Ninja.
Not everyone seems to have gotten the message, though, as evidenced by the line of suburban teens in clown makeup outside El Corazon. For some reason, tonight’s show by Twiztid, some Insane Clown Posse spin-off, didn’t make it in to The Stranger Suggests (hey, it’s a busy weekend) but that doesn’t seem to have hurt their draw.
See? Not scary.
So what is it about the “Scary Clown” that strikes such a chord with the kids? I guess I can understand liking rap-metal if you’re young, white, male, privileged, pissed off, and not very smart. But why clowns? Is the clown makeup the “real you” that nobody else understands, that your parents and your principal can’t handle because it’s too “twiztid” for them? And why would already acne-laden, dateless teens want to fuck up their complexions more by applying face paint before they go rock out and sweat a whole bunch?
If you wanna see something really scary, watch Capturing The Friedmans. The clown in that movie is downright terrifying.