This may be the single most horrifying clown I’ve ever seen. And the worst part of it is, it’s actually not that bad a paint job–but someone actually, intentionally, painted this.
Maybe it wasn’t intentional. Maybe they thought, “oh, red nose. Peaked eyebrows over white eyes. Yes. Yes. This is coming along quite clownishly.” And then, they added some master stroke–my bet would be the black lipstick, or maybe the somehow sinister twinkle in its eye, and that one dot of fatal ink kicked it over from “a bit jolly, a bit disturbing” to “Chucky from ‘Child’s Play.'”
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen. In the center ring.
I challenge you to find a clown more likely to give Bart Simpson nightmares than this guy. Good luck with that.
I think what sets him apart from the run-of-the-mill buffoons is the one lazy eye. It adds a dazed, somewhat corpsey tone to the overall effect. “When I can get both my eyes on you, little girl, it’ll be too late to run!” sort of thing. We understand that a great deal of effort went into painting this clown. We also understand that Hitler was something of an amateur painter, and while we are not drawing any undue comparisons, we believe the reader will discern the logical conclusion that there is something very dark inside a painter.
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