An illness. Symptoms include big red nose, large pants and a strong urge to destroy innocent young lives with balloon animals. Ask yourself:
– Is falling over in a pair of oversize shoes amusing?
– Does a car that falls apart (that isn’t a Hyundai) tickle your funny bone?
– Has a clown ever done anything that made you laugh and feel happy inside?
– Have you ever hired one of these reprobates to traumatize small children at birthday parties?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you really ought to be ashamed of yourself. Ashamed.
Don’t forget nasty serial killer John Wayne Gacey used to dress up as a clown when he wasn’t out slashing and hacking. And he probably had balloons too. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.