Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Creepy-Ass Dolls... Clowns

One of my favorite things to gaze at and creep myself out with is dolls. But this is not a creepy doll blog, it's a CLOWN blog.

Fortunately, one of my new favorite blogs has BOTH! Mostly creepy dolls, but the occasional clown is tossed in for good measure. Beacause there are of course dolls that are clowns, and clowns that are dolls.

Please visit Creepy-Ass Dolls.

And sweet dreams. I swear, the clown does not really want to eat your soul.

Clown paintings...

For some reason, people are compelled to create. And a percentage of those compelled creators are further compelled to paint clowns. I'm not sure why, but they've done it and we should enjoy it. Or shudder at the sight - there is no right or wrong reaction.

One last lovely bit of clown art...

When one paints a clown picture, does one go mad? I wonder.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Clowns for Hire...

Hey kids! Want a clown for your next birthday party? We've got just what you need...

Creepy clowns

We will bring cake for you and your special friends!

20100213 - Carolyn-Parthena-John birthday party - 1 - cake - Metalocalypse - Dr. Rockzo cake - I do cocake - (by Parthena) - IMG_1364

We willl juggle for you!

Tu tires ou tu pointes ?

We will make balloon art for you!


It will be the best birthday ever!

Не всем нравятся клоуны

Thursday, August 25, 2011


There are just no words.

We just revel in the beauty that is the clown. Gaze... admire... love.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Things my friends have sent me...

I have good friends. They're on the lookout for clowns. Big hugs and kisses t0 you all!

(clarification - they send me pictures and video clips they find, and occasionally the real deal, This one is just the picture)

More Clown Criminals!

Thanks so much to my friends that are sending me clown videos and pictures... I do appreciate it!

Thanks Rob!

My dear clowns!!!

I'm back from vacation - a week off from the world is a good thing! I looked for clowns while I was out and about, but not luck. Probably becuse I didn't frequent any antique or thrift stores...

When I got home it was time to set up my clown appreciation area, on the top of my computer desk. Here it i

My clown collection takes shape...

I have EIGHT things in my collection now! I think it's a lovely combination of wall art and figurines.

As I was cleaining up to get ready to house this collection, I found the circus poster - not sure why it was already sitting on top of the computer desk! Anyhow, I think it explains a lot. It hung on my wall for a very long time when I was a kid - I must have been completely desensitized to clowns at a young age! Between that and JP Patches, I was in for good.

So hang tight. More to come!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bachmann-eyezed! The clown edition...

The latest and greatest internet meme - Bachmann-eyezed! Michelle Bachmann's "crazy eyes" photoshopped onto every possible person you could imagine... including a clown or two.

I suppose we'll have to visit John Wayne Gacy in depth at a later date, when I have time to write a longer missive.

Monday, August 15, 2011

There are some clowns that scare me...

When these two make this guy look reasonable, you know the world is seriously messed up...

But really, there is nothing reasonable about any of these people. They all give me nightmares. I sure hope our country has a momentary spark of sanity come election time in 2012.

Not holding my breath.

Maybe my love of the other clowns helps me block out this crew...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Clowny Clown Clown

Crispin Glover is a genius!!!

Thinking back about those days
with the clown,
I get teary-eyed and really snide.
I think that deep down,
I hated that clown,
but not as much as Mr. Farr,
I'm going to go smoke a cigar.

Clowny clown clown.

I was walking on the ground,
I didn't make a sound
and then I turned around --
I saw a clown.

Clowny Clown Clown.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Antique store clowns

I'm coming for you, Amber... please join my circus

Something I enjoy is visiting antique stores/malls, and taking photos of the unusual things for sale there. I'm always on the lookout for clowns, and creepy dolls. But we're not even going to go there, since this is Clown Town - not Doll Dorm!

Anyhow - I've found quite a few interesting clowns when out and about, and I'll be even more on the lookout now. Unfortunately, clowns at antique stores are usually way more expensive than thrift store or garage sale clowns... so my digital collection will most likely grow quicker than my physical collection. Here's a coulple more!

Does this come in another colour?

Jazz hands!

Happy shopping!

Cork it!

Creepy Clown Cocktails, Anyone?

Searching "creepy clown" on Flickr... too bad these sold way back in 2009! I guess we'll just continue to cork our wine bottle with the cool old door knob my brother gave us.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Vintage Clowns

Here's a fine example of some vintage clowns - not too scary, just cool!

Clown Milk Glasses

Who wouldn't want to drink their milk from these glasses?!!

Clown Heaven...

It's time to start venturing beyond the bounds of my own clown collection, into the universe of clowns. I have been taking pictures when I can, but there are legions of people out there taking their own photos of clown paraphernalia when they get the chance. No need to hide it away!

Is it a serving tray, or a nicely framed picture? Hard to tell here. But the most important thing is that there is a clown getting his halo from a ghostly (angel?) clown. And another ghostly (angel?) clown with frighteningly skinny legs ministering to him - for what reason?

All kinds of wrong on this one...

Clowns. 'Nuff said.

Evil Lurks

And spooky. There's a genre of clowns that need adressing. Both photos are clowns, yet they are so different.

We have many places to travel together in the clown universe, you and I... thanks for coming along for the ride.

Don't be shy, leave a comment...

HA HA ha ha

Eeek! Garbage eating clowns!

The clowns come to town, every year, twice a year. Holland Happening in the spring, and during the 4th of July festivities. Garbage mouths to suck up the revellers trash, if they can bother to hit the hole. Why is it that clowns populate the garbage cans? Why isn't it a chimpanzee head, or Uncle Sam? Why must clowns be denigrated in this way? They try to make people happy, and what then - EAT OUR TRASH, CLOWN BOY!!!

Big mouth garbage clowns

Sharing a few laughs

They seem pretty good spirited, even if thy get all sorts of trash shoved down their throats...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sometimes, there are just no words that can give justice to the beautiful clown photos...

With any luck...

This little bugger will be mine!

Crazy clown

He currently resides at the Good Cheer thrift shop in Langley, Washington - and they want a whopping $12 for him!

NO! Too much!!!!

But I have an inside operator, who may be able to negotiate a better price. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lulabelle the Klown

Lulabelle auditions to be a chair dancer

A few years ago, I was at the Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival with my young son. We saw a performace of some of the performers from the Dream Science Circus, and decided to spend a few bucks and check it out. It was a pretty good show - lots of acrobatics and an intriguing story line (sort of like Cirque du Soleil, but not really at all).

Anyhow, one of the highlights that year was Lulabelle the Clown - she entertained the crowd outside the circus tent as we waited to go in, and then played a role in the evening's show. It was a really good time, and I have to say that Lulabelle is the reason I even considered looking twice at hula hoops...

Working the hooooola hoooops

She's a prime example of why I'm NOT afraid of clowns. She was awesome.

Lulabelle the Klown

I can't find a current website for her, though she is on the Dream Science Circus site. I don't know what she's up to these days.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Clowns as criminals

Something you can look forward to here are plenty of old photos of clowns. People with clowns, clowns with people.

I always wonder what's going on in the photos. For instance, here we have two lovely young women posing with a clown who, frankly, looks like he's just about to head out and commit a murder or two. He's holding onto their arms a bit tightly - the gal on the left looks a bit uncomfortable. But the gal on the right... I think she might be his accomplice.

Maybe that lass on the left was their first victim? They probably cleared her bank account and hit the road for the next town...

So it goes.

Post Rice Krinkles

This morning, my friend Sheena sent me the link to this video:


As I watched it, I realized that it was time to give birth to Clown Town. There are so many videos and photos floating around out on the interwebs, that it would be a shame if they weren't all collected into one place.

I hereby take it upon myself to do so.

Nobody can stop me.

Welcome to Clown Town!

My new clown collection is growing...

Welcome, welcome my friends to Clown Town.

Do you love clowns like I do? I hope you join me often. We can celebrate the exhilirating hideousness that is the CLOWN.

Do you hate clowns? Suffer from Coulrophobia? Perhaps this site can become your therapy to overcome your fears. Why pay for an expensive mental health professional, when you can just visit here whenever you like - for free?! Well, for just the cost of your internet connection.

Either way - welcome.

This site sprang from the realization that as I start my collection of clown ephemera - real, physical clowns, like those in the photo - I've also been collecting digital clowns. I've been taking photos, and finding them on other sites, and then there's all of the videos out there... my goal is to collect them here. Just think of it as the digital part of my collection.