Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 87

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“I’m a clown, which could be a public health role. I’m really interested in moving our society away from a society needing Xanax and Prozac, and that is really feeling depressed, to one that is celebrating, and so I find just walking around in colorful clothes, people smile.” – Patch Adams

Spidey and I found this something rather topical, considering all this rubbish about the Killer Clowns that seems to be circulating at the moment.

I know the stupid ‘Killer Clown’ bug hit the US first, and there have been a few really terrifying incidents. But what is happening in the UK is purely pathetic.

Social Media has a lot to answer for, that is all I fan say here. Some idiots read about something happening over there and think “That will be fun! Let’s dress up and scare the Bejesus out of innocent folks over here too!”

So you have idiots parading in clown attire, with machetes, outside schools, and in various other places. One pregnant woman was scared in this way and ended up in premature labour!

Not far from here, one particularly stupid guy thought he’d get his friend to film him scaring people in a dark carpark, and he ended up getting a bloody nose. Not all people are scared. In fact, around here, there have been many rumours about where clowns are showing up next, and there are groups of people going around, to beat the clowns up, if they find any!

But what seems to be an innocent prank to some, is a terrifying incident to others. Lil Man came home last week on Friday full of the clown stories as his friends were talking about it. They walk past a large park on the way home. There was a sighting of 2 clowns there at the park the next day and they were eventually apprehended in the graveyard a few minutes away. Two 13-year-old kids were responsible.

Police were at his school for three of the five days, after school, a precautionary measure, as so many children had been scared. What a waste of police resources! And it’s all down to idiots who want to dress up. They just need to go to a costume party, and get over it!

All this meant Lil Man was acting all macho, like it meant nothing to him, but he was scared at night, and there was no loitering around after school… he was home within 10 minutes of school finishing all week! And his friend saw one in town yesterday.

But seriously, what is dressing up as a clown and scaring people actually achieving? I have always loved your classic clowns. Sorry but you don’t scare me. I hate it when these innocent characters of childhood get muddied in incidents like these. I love the quote above. That is what a clown should be all about, making people smile, and laugh, not scare them senseless, or scare them into labour!

There have been interviews with real clowns, those who make their living from dressing up and being clowns, in the traditional sense, and they are angry. Their profession is being dragged through the mud, and it’s not actually to do with them!

I just hope that after Halloween, this will all die down… Though I was a little horrified to see Killer Clown costumes for kids on sale in Asda today! A little tasteless, given the currentย climate, don’t you agree!

Sorry it’s not too serene today, but it’s something that has been on our minds!

But you all have a great Sunday Peeps!

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Persia Karema
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 21:23:50

    I agree, but I am really scared of clowns. Seriously, it can bring on a panic attack just thinking about them. I don’t know why this craze came about, but it had better stop before it gets worse.
    On a lighter note, I hope all is well. x

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  2. syl65
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 17:52:26

    Stupid is as stupid does..it is so ridiculous Sister!! I just don’t get what the mindless jokers are thinking ๐Ÿ™„

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  3. Southern by Design
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 13:00:55

    Haha, great vent! Yes, the stupid clown scare. When I first heard about this I just thought they were referring to Trump and Hillary ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Barb Knowles
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:59:46

    Great post. I live in the U.S. and am a teacher. We’ve had police officers at the school at the end of the day a few times. My grandson lives nearby and at his middle school they had 6 police cars there one day at the end of school. He was scared. It’s all so stupid, but you do get whack jobs out there who are dangerous and will hurt people.

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  5. Tony Burgess
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:31:05

    The clown thing is ridiculous if you ask me. Clowns are to be sweet and funny, not scary and feared. What in the world is the matter with some people.

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  6. Judy Martin
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:12:28

    I agree that this is a ridiculous fad that is going to end in tears!
    Personally, clowns creep me out (I knew I should never have read ‘It’)BUT I do understand that they also bring a lot of joy and laughter to people. How sad that the genuine clowns are getting a hard time now and losing business due to some idiotic morons who should know better!

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    • Barb Knowles
      Oct 16, 2016 @ 13:07:49

      A new movie version of “It” is being made. I wonder if this is part of the stupid phenomenon. I’m a true “It” fan, both book and movie, and clowns have always creeped me out. But to have my grandkids scared at school is awful.

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      • Judy Martin
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 13:31:08

        Even though I was scared witless by the book I had to keep reading it, and I saw the film too!
        I agree, we don’t want our young ones traumatised by a bunch of lunatics running around scaring people!

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      • Ritu
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 14:08:11

        I think that could be playing a big part in it!

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      • Barb Knowles
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 20:40:05

        And you’re right, social media plays a big part.

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      • Ritu
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 20:48:38

        Oh it does… but as older folk we can be sceptical of many articles forwarded. The younger generation can be rather gullible and send things on in fear. This is why I check my son’s phone regularly and delete thingslike chain messages!

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      • Barb Knowles
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 20:53:30

        I follow my grandson on Instagram. I promised him I would never embarrass him, but it was important to keep tabs on what is happening on his site, for his sake. He thinks I’m overly strict because all young teens are on it, but he’s happy I haven’t embarrassed him.

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      • Ritu
        Oct 16, 2016 @ 21:12:48

        My mum follows my blog and is on Facebook… even at 41 I still get her telling me if she thinks something is not appropriate ! My son at 11 has a phone and uses WhatsApp but no other social media like instagram, Snapchat etc! And I’m happy for that to stay like that for a good while yet!!!

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    • Ritu
      Oct 16, 2016 @ 14:06:17

      It’s ridiculous sis ๐Ÿ˜ 

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  7. emsr2003
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 11:40:56

    Hey cool blog๐Ÿ˜ Could you check out my page??? I’ll do the same ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Erika Kind
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 10:39:14

    Still no clown-mania over here. It is so stupid! I cannot stand clowns anyway…. lol. Happy Sunday, Sis ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Chris White
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 07:46:16

    I agree. It is a daft craze at best. At worst … downright dangerous.
    Now … what about that Spidey outfit. But he’s no clown.
    Have a great week ahead, Rituals.

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