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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 12:44 AM
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Poll question: Which are creepier, clowns or mimes?



Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 12:48 AM
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1. I had to go with mimes,
but my sister does clown gigs for pay, and when she is in costume I can only think of Pennywise...

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 12:50 AM
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2. just as creepy when relatives do it. I had an aunt who did it, and
every time I saw her in the make up, I wanted to call the cops and tell them to look in her crawl space for bodies.
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 12:57 AM
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3. And my sister does this voice that makes my skin crawl.
I guess it is fair to say I am not fond of either mimes OR clowns.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 01:16 AM
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4. Mimes are harmless
they're always stuck in boxes anyway.

Clowns, on the other hand... :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:05 AM
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5. Were clowns scary before Pennywise from "IT"?
I'm just wondering if there was the cultural opinion that clowns were scary before Stephen King's book...
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:18 AM
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11. Yes.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:30 AM
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13. OH GOD RIGHT.
Jesus! Warn a girl, wouldya?
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:22 AM
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16. he tapped the revulsion, didn't invent it. Like Hitler and anti-Semitism
anti-Semitism already existed, but Hitler cranked it up a notch.

I don't think King even cranked it up though. Even before John Wayne Gacy, people were getting uneasy around clowns. I think it's because when you live in an urban area, you know someone trying to hide their identity wants to rob, rape, murder, and/or eat you.

When we were mostly agragrian, people saw strangers so rarely that they didn't know to be afraid of them in that way.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:12 AM
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6. mimes creep me out
I've never had a fear of clowns so perhaps I'm lucky. Mimes on the other hand...
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:34 AM
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7. I've been both ~ so I really want to know!
I guess that makes me doubly creepy ???

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:47 AM
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8. you are the coolest Joani...
NO WAY could you be creepy
:hug:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:27 AM
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12. Thank Ya Darlin'
I had so much fun as a mime. It's great to be_somebody_else. Damn I could do anything. :evilgrin:



except this ~~~>>>
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:24 AM
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18. you can be helped with electro-shock aversion therapy, just
tell the police where you hid the bodies, and they'll get you help.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:14 PM
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22. I've never heard of a mime killing people and hiding them in the basement
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 03:44 PM
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27. because they don't talk....
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 07:53 AM
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9. The Dresden Dolls


I don't mind Amanda, but her man-slave drummer is creepy and disturbing and not in a good way.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:13 AM
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10. Clowns are creepy, mimes are irritating
And not all clowns are creepy. I never thought Bozo was, but Milky, the Twin Pines' clown was creepy (a Detroit thing-we'd see his picture on the milk carton).
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:32 AM
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14. Mimes
I never had a problem with clowns.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 08:34 AM
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15. Clowns are creepy, mimes just need a beating
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:24 AM
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17. ...
:thumbsup:
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:25 AM
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19. yeah, mimes are like clown eunuchs.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:25 AM
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20. Christians, by far. :P -nt
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 03:48 PM
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28. Clowns for Jesus: (LINK & PIC)
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 11:27 AM
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21. Clowns. Proof that evil is alive and well in the world.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:21 PM
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23. Both... equally creepy.
I voted clowns though as I come across them much more often.
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Smooth Operator Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:49 PM
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24. mimes
say something you creepy bastard!!!
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:52 PM
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25. Welcome to DU!
:rofl: :hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:21 PM
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34. Hi!
Welcome to DU! :hi:
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giant_robot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 03:21 PM
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26. Mimes are only a danger to themselves
clowns, on the other hand... :scared:

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 03:50 PM
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29. Uh-oh we have killer clowns afoot
(sneaks off to get his killer clown trap)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:25 PM
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30. I was once verbally assaulted by a clown named Bucko at a circus.
Evil bastard. No wonder kids are scared of clowns.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:36 PM
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31. Mimes are underappreciated.


Clowns, on the other hand, kill children and force the survivors to have orgies, totally blowing the ending.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 05:36 PM
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32. Mimes.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 08:18 PM
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33. I just have three words for you: John Wayne Gacy
Clowns were never creepy until he went down in history as a serial killer. :scared: I thought mimes were worse until then.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-18-06 09:08 PM
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35. An entire thread on clowns and mimes and not one mention of the classic
"Shakes the Clown"!!

Great cast!

Florence Henderson as you've probably never seen her.

Aunt Ester as foul-mouthed as anyone can get.

Robin Williams as the tight-assed mime leader.


Movie made around $35,000!

http://www.vh1.com/movies/dvd/5491/dvdmain.jhtml

My favorite clown/mime movie!


I picked clowns, never been the same since Gacy.

:hi:
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