Coulro Me Phobic


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I have often claimed on this blog to be afraid of clowns, but actually I have not been since I was kid. But being afraid of a strangely dressed stranger seems like a logical choice for a child. As an adult, I avoid clowns but it’s because I’m just not comfortable interacting with someone who is comfortable being a clown in public. (How people dress or act at home is their own business.) It’s probably the introvert/extrovert thing again.

I don’t know any actual coulrophobics, nor have I ever witnessed one being confronted by a clown. Do they scream and run? Freeze and quake? Go into clownaphylactic shock? I wonder if there are any videos on YouTube of someone getting freaked out by a clown? I’m not being sarcastic or flippant, I’m actually curious.

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CLASSICS CORNER: (Yes, I know this is a lousy name but I’ve not renamed this section yet as suggestions are still coming in. Stay tuned.)

Today’s elderly comic is from ’08 and deals with the same topic as the cartoon and copy above, as you an see. Why am I telling you this?



20 thoughts on “Coulro Me Phobic

  1. Best YouTube of kids being freaked out by a clown is a Walmart Commercial.

    For some reason Walmart put out an ad that was absolutely hilarious.

    Google “clown steps on Unicorn commercial” or look for that on YouTube.

  2. Do the “wide” and “wider” cartoons have the same area? Have you polled the pickles for which shape they like best? I’m not trying to “stirrup trouble” – I’m trying to avoid brain shrinkage by adding useless information.

  3. I’ve got a great idea for your flashback comic section. (I can’t believe no one’s suggested it yet.) What if you (get this) change the Cs into Ks?!?! Just think of the humorous cognitive dissonance that would occur when people saw the same thing it was called before, but with different letters! “Klassiks Korner” – yep, there’s your winner.

  4. Could remain with the “pickle” theme & call it your “Bread & Butter” selection, though my personal preferences are for sour pickles, dill pickles, and any Jazz Pickles – though I’ve yet to see one in real life. And mirrors don’t count!

    Or try some word play, in particular: a spoonerism?

    “Pazz Jickles”!!!

    [Get it? “Past Giggles”!]

  5. I’m still scared (actually more like uncomfortably uneasy) when being close to clowns unless there is a crowd of kids buffering me from them. I just don’t know what to say to clowns. Same goes for mascots and Disney characters…

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