Coulro Me Phobic

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

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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?