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Hippies, then streakers, now clowns. What is the world comin’ to?

I mean, aren’t we supposed to be looking for terrorists under every rock? Now I have to keep my eye out for Clarabell?

Are all these clowns in the country legally?

I thought all the clowns were in Congress, housed in one spot so we could keep an eye on them.

Fear of Clowns

Although the term is not listed in World Health Organization or the American Psychiatric Association, — Coulrophobia is often used to define the fear of clowns.

I was never afraid of clowns as a kid. I always wondered what they were hiding behind the red nose and the big shoes?

And very quiet too. They didn’t talk much. Just made those equally creepy balloon animals.

And how did they get so many clowns in that tiny car?

Famous Clowns

I guess the most famous clowns growing up for me were Emmett Kelly and the three guys who played Clarabell The Clown on the Howdy Doody show.

One of which was Bob Keeshan who went on to Captain Kangaroo fame.

Some Final Thoughts

Now I’m totally confused. What do I do if I see a clown? Call a cop? Or, just take the balloon animal and be on my way.

Take a selfie? Just too many options to think about. Perhaps I should carry a bottle of seltzer just in case.

What’s your clown defense?

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