Max's date

A forum for me to answer questions and post extras.

Max's date

Postby Princess on Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:42 pm

Dr. Max crashes and burns:

Image

The baby monkey thing is true! This group of soldiers escaped from a P.O.W camp in Burma and were soooo starving that they baked a baby monkey. When it was cooked no-one could eat it because it looked to much like a human infant!
Image
User avatar
Princess
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:04 pm
Location: Eastern Vulgaria

Postby LibertyCabbage on Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:15 pm

I told you circus clowns were tougher than soldiers. A circus clown would eat a fetus in a heartbeat.

Actually, I don't remember telling you about that. So, I'm telling you now.
ImageImage
"Seems like the only comics that would be good to this person are super action crazy lines, mega poses!"
User avatar
LibertyCabbage
Cartoon Hero
 
Posts: 4579
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: bat country

Postby Princess on Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:45 am

I always wonder if clowns are a dying breed- I mean everyone past a certain generation things of them as creepy not funny (post "it", John Wayne Gacy ectera
Image
User avatar
Princess
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:04 pm
Location: Eastern Vulgaria

Postby Blackaby on Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:30 am

Best date ever. :)
LOOK AT BLACKABY HE IS FILLED WITH TEH SCREAMY OMG
Image
guest artists get free puppies
Image
User avatar
Blackaby
Regale her
 
Posts: 3441
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 3:34 pm
Location: Sitting on the pudge.

Postby Twitch360 on Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:08 pm

I've found myself using that "If you put a baby monkey in the oven" line in conversations lately.
<a href="http://www.asylum360.com"><img src="http://www.asylum360.com/sig.gif"></a>
Dry fisting sanity!
User avatar
Twitch360
Newbie
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:58 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

clowns

Postby Little_e- on Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:13 pm

I'm not sure I see what's wrong with clowns being creepy. I mean, if we look at clowns from an anthropological perspective, in different societies they serve different functions, not just to be funny. While I think the clowns-as-scary thing may be overdone a bit (it's all hip and cool to think that clowns are freaky, because heaven forbid you should enjoy getting a balloon animal), they do provide an interesting view into the subconscious, our childhood fears, etc.

unfortuanately, I don't think there's much of a market for clowns in 'providing insight into our subconscious and childhood fears.'
User avatar
Little_e-
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:05 am
Location: MIT

Postby Princess on Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:36 am

and then there are those teary eyed Pierrots!
Image
User avatar
Princess
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:04 pm
Location: Eastern Vulgaria

Postby Little_e- on Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:48 am

Dude, Americans don't go in for wacky-assed French clowns... :P

...will give real response when I'm not an hour late for class...
User avatar
Little_e-
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:05 am
Location: MIT

anyway, yes...

Postby Little_e- on Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:22 pm

Exactly, you prove my point. In America at least the clown has been so reduced to simply the circus archetype that there is no longer any room for other kinds of clowns, and it is the circus archetype which we see transformed into the 'scary' clown. Not the court jester or the harlequin or, as you mentioned, the Pierrot.

Back in the day, Red Skelton did a hobo-clown act, and if we go further back, Charlie Chaplin was in a similar vein, but comedy today is taken in the form of the sitcom, not the Punch and Judy show. (I doubt most Americans today could even identify a Punch and Judy show.)

Don't take me wrong, I'm not trying to rag on Americans. I don't know enough about foreign countries to speak about the state of clowns in Britain or Mexico. (Although I was rather disappointed to find out that the British magazine 'Punch" had nothing to do with the play.)

Have you read the Neil Gaiman Punch and Judy book ("The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch: A Romance,") or his Harelequin one? I liked the Punch and Judy, though I haven't read the Harlequin. Of course, even here we can see the clowns transformed into horror, although Gaiman's horror isn't the same horror of the chainsaw weilding clown...

I think if we had more clown variety, more sad clowns, more ploty clowns, we wouldn't see as much of the movement towards 'clowns are scary,' though.
User avatar
Little_e-
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:05 am
Location: MIT

Postby Little_e- on Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:25 pm

My appologies for being so goddam long-winded about clowns.
User avatar
Little_e-
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:05 am
Location: MIT

Re: anyway, yes...

Postby Gengar003 on Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:16 pm

little_e- wrote:In America at least the clown has been so reduced to simply the circus archetype that there is no longer any room for other kinds of clowns,...


I happen to know a professional clown who doesn't work in a circus; rather he freelances birthday parties, events and the like with a wacky juggling/magic show... and he's not scary at all. Well, at first, yeah (thanks mr. circus clown/"it" archetype), but he quickly cures the audience of it bye being totally NOT scary and BEING friendly and funny.

Summary: Not all clowns are scary, neither are they all the circus archetype.
"If you hear a voice inside you saying "you are not an artist," then by all means make art... and that voice shall be silenced"
-Adapted from Van Gogh
User avatar
Gengar003
Cartoon Hero
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:12 pm

Postby Little_e- on Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:34 pm

I've actually done the birthday party clown gig (and believe me, greasepaint does not do good things for your skin when you're a teen). But even birthday party clowns in America are basically derivatives of circus clowns. They have the same style make up, hair, costume, etc. The main difference as I see it is that birthday clowns mostly make balloons while circus clowns have slapstick comedy routines.

I personally hated my days as a clown, but that may be a combination of my highly sensitive skin (even normal makeup makes me start cringing) and my general fear of strangers (I was much, much shyer back then,) but that's life. I hope your friend enjoys his work.
User avatar
Little_e-
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:05 am
Location: MIT

Postby Twitch360 on Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:08 pm

Did you know that Clowns are the symbol of death in Japanese Folklore?
<a href="http://www.asylum360.com"><img src="http://www.asylum360.com/sig.gif"></a>
Dry fisting sanity!
User avatar
Twitch360
Newbie
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:58 pm
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada


 

Return to Toy Division



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest