Clarissa Johal: Thoughtful Thursday-Clowns

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday-Clowns

Photo courtesy of patriciaegreen via morgueFile
Has anyone been following the news stories on random clown sightings? One was from last September and the latest was from March of this year. I would be creeped out if these clowns were welding a knife or had blood dripping from their mouths, but no. Both clown sightings were just clowns minding their own clown-business. Maybe handing out a balloon or two.
Okay yeah, a little creepy.

The first clown sighting was in Northhampton, England and apparently, it went viral. A viral clown. Ew. There were several reports of him standing on street corners, hanging out at random places, and even knocking on people's doors and offering to paint their window sills. You know, just being a general clown nuisance. They tracked down this viral clown and he denies such activity, stating the clown offering to paint window sills was a "copy cat clown."

Clowns. Can't trust them as far as you can throw them.

America has it's own clown now. Because as you know, we can't possibly be one-upped when it comes to something like this. Dressed in a satin clown suit, he was spotted standing on the street corners of New York's Staten Island. Again, sightings of this clown waving at passer-byes and grinning like an idiot went viral. New York citizens tweeted, Facebook'd and hashtag'd their way into a frenzy for the clown to unmask itself. I'm surprised pitchforks weren't involved. It turned out to be a promotion for a horror movie studio and "was just a joke."  Thank you, Fuzz on the Lens Productions for whipping Staten Island into a frenzy with your clown. As if clowns weren't attention seeking whores already.
Next clown I see gets hired to stand on a street corner to promote my books.
Viral indeed.

4 comments:

Sharon Ledwith said...

At least it got people talking! LOL! Send in the clowns and sign me up! Wink. Fun post, Clarissa!

Clarissa Johal said...

I'll send him over when I'm done with him, Sharon. lol Thanks for stopping by ")

Heather Holden said...

As long as they're normal clowns, and not killer klowns from outer space, I think we'll all be okay. XD

Clarissa Johal said...

LOL! Yes, I have seen that movie...