Thursday, December 13, 2007

Clowning Around After Work

As I headed towards the west side last night to catch the train uptown, I took some time to stop along the way to enjoy the decorations that can be found all along 6th Avenue adorning the otherwise drab office buildings that pepper the avenue.





As I approached Fidelity on 5Oth and 6th, in the Time Life building, something didn't seem right.

For years, what one would see in this spot was a tangle of giant Christmas lights sitting atop the pool


This year, you will find the most heinous, evil of clowns rocking back and forth in a Jack in the Box.

I stood in front of this vision and couldn't help myself, I started to cackle like a madwoman in front of the Time Life building, staring in disbelief. I think the sight of this awful, leering clown gave me a fit of the nervous giggles. But I mean, just look at him! He's clearly mocking me. Fucking clown.

I hate clowns so much that I realized that, had I been an employee at the TIme Life building, I might have had to quit due to the fact that I would not be able to walk past that thing every day for a month without skeeving. This is serious stuff!

Time Life, do us all a favor. Bring back the Christmas lights!

9 comments:

roopa said...

I hate clowns too. Who invites clowns to kids' birthday parties? Evil people who hate their kids, that's who.

Geoff said...

technically, those are holiday lights.

i like cheese said...

Roopa-Clown's are the devil's spawn.

Geoff-You say tomato, I say tomahto.

brookLyn gaL said...

As a Jew, I have to disagree with Geoff. They are Christmas lights. They exist because of Christmas.

Colleen said...

That clown would be more appropes coming out of the hole from the steampipe explosion last summer.

Dre said...

That clown looks like something out of
a Batman movie... freaky freaky!

Ha Ha Sound said...

Yeah, that clown looks seriously demented. I think it's the lighting. Or maybe it's the gun in his hand.

Laughing through my chardonnay said...

Clowns are evil. And that particular one reminds me of the one from "Poltergeist". Great, now for the rest of the night I will hear Craig T. Nelso scream "You moved the headstones! But you left the bodies! You only moved the headstones!!"

Susan said...

I think the jack-in-the-box was invented by the devil. Who ever thought THAT was a good idea for kids -- or adults?? And, yep, I have to agree with Laughing...the first thing I thought of after reading your post was the clown-under-the-bed scene in Poltergeist. I'll make sure my kids never see that movie, or I'll be paying serious therapy bills!