The fear of a clown.

Johnny Depp has also been linked to a fear of clowns (Coulrophobia). He has also fear of spiders.

Coulrophobia. Clowns should be funny. Yet some people are terrified of them. Emmet Kelly was one of the famous clowns of old. His outfit is in the Smithsonian. Yet Johnny Depp would cringe at seeing him.

Something in our minds decides what we fear and what we do not. Spiders I can understand. They can bite and they are creepy and crawly. But clowns?

I remember in the movie It by King the main monster is in the form of a clown. And it was terrifying. Yet we go to the circus and laugh when many clowns go out of a miniature car. We love the pie in the face, the flower on the lapel which squirts water. But there are some of us who are scared.

There is another movie called Killer Klowns from Outer Space which also depicts clowns as monsters. It is filled with gore and quite disturbing. In one sequence pies are thrown at a guard and they melt him to a pile of goo.

So where in the brain is this anti-clown pressure point. Why do some have it and most do not.

Does it depend on the makeup or is it all clowns? What about clown falls, what about cartoons.

   

Medieval Jesters

Facts and interesting information about Medieval Life,
specifically, Medieval Jesters

Medieval Jesters – Definition and Description
Definition and description of a jester: A Jester is a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages. Also referred to as a fool, buffoon or clown. The Medieval jesters of the Middle Ages can be compared to the circus clowns of today. The class of professional court jesters reached its culminating point of influence and recognized place and function in the social organism during the Middle Ages.

Now for a question that has invaded my mind. Where there people in the middle ages who were terrified by clowns. Any kings who fell into that category.

If Depp was a king in the middle Ages would he have had clowns banned from the land?

Gypsy with a twist.

I awoke in the woods battered and beaten. I had been abducted by the aliens from my car as I traveled the lonely road. In their ship I was abused and cried out for my Mother.

And now they abandoned me in the woods. I am naked and trembling in the cold of the early mist. I start out to a light in the forest. There in front of me is a traveling wagon with words on it. It is an old gypsy wagon. Just one, all alone in the forest. But I am in dire distress and need assistance. I call out, “Hello.” But there is no answer.

Gingerly I knock on the door. No one opens it but I hear a rustle behind me. I turn. Darkness reigns for the blow to my head is severe.

I awake. I am tied up and on a spit being slowly turned. My eyes gaze up. I now can see the old woman. She says to me,

“Thank God you came. I was so hungry. And you are so nice and plump.”

 

Eviction from Eden

It was a tail of love. Two meshed like potato salad and chives.

Pledging their love through eternity and beyond. And yet when one of them was not looking the other wandered off and looked on another. Jealousy outraged and the two were torn asunder. Never before was their ado about so much.

Never again would there be trust and peace.

Eve had dilly dallied and the serpent had won her over. When asking Adam for acceptance he declared his hate. Since hate cannot exist in Eden they were both evicted from compatibility to wander the earth.

Eviction notice: date is today.

Both Adam and Eve (no last name) are to be made aware that your presence in my Eden is no longer allowed. By my law you are to take your belongings including your loin’s clothes and Adams rod and leave. You are not to take any of the animals from Eden. The snake is allowed to remain. Good luck and do petulance. Tough love GOD.

Cleo and her asp.

30 BC

 

Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, commits suicide.

On this day

 

In history the Queen commits suicide.

How did she do this?

 

 

 

 

 

After Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar’s legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). With Antony, she bore the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios, and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus (her unions with her brothers had produced no children). After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian’s forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC.[8]

Two things I note. One with her brothers she had no children. Inbreeding brings problems. And two she dies from the asp. A traditional method of killing oneself. I wonder if the asp is a symbol from the garden of Eden. It caused Adam and Eve eviction and now is used as an evil executioner of Cleo.

According to Plutarch (quoted by Ussher), Cleopatra tested various deadly poisons on condemned persons and concluded that the bite of the asp (from aspis – Egyptian cobra, not European asp) was the least terrible way to die; the venom brought sleepiness and heaviness without spasms of pain. The asp is perhaps most famous for its alleged role in Cleopatra’s suicide[3] (some believe it to have been a horned viper),[1][4] though in 2010, German historian Christoph Schaefer and toxicologist Dietrich Mebs, after extensive study into the event, came to the conclusion that rather than enticing a venomous animal to bite her, Cleopatra actually used a mixture of hemlock, wolfsbane and opium to end her life.[5]

With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate
Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool
Be angry, and dispatch.

—Cleopatra, Act V, scene II

Antony and Cleopatra

Cleo was thirty nine when she died. She killed herself when Anthony her main guy died. He killed himself by throwing himself on a spear when he was informed of her death which was not true. She heard he was dead and committed the asp bite. Sounds like Romeo and Juliet to me. I have informed my wife that upon my death she is to leave our asps alone.

 

There are some people I wish would play with an asp. Do you have any in mind?

The real reason Adam and Eve were evicted from Eden

Adam and Eve had lunch.

Bananas and apples and pears from the trees.

And then one day Adam was convinced by Eve to eat meat.

He looked at the peaceful animals milling about and choose a lamb.

Both had lamb chops and disobeyed the law of the land.

For the lamb was by God a gift to view and gaze upon.

And now one of the flock was eaten and God therefore was displeased.

And God said, “You have eaten a peaceful animal who gave you no harm.”

“Get out of Eden and repent your sin to me!”

And so mankind has never been able to go back to Eden while he insists on eating the innocent of the world.

 

Fighting the Fight

We are given the keys to the kingdom,

It is how we use them that seems random.

Some find the lock of their choice and it is an easy fix,

Others tend to search forever and have a bad mix.

 

Would life be easy and no barriers lay ahead,

No the struggle is the reason we do not wake up dead.

We need the adversities in our everyday life,

Otherwise we would not grow, we need the strife.

 

But at times it seems that the weight of the world is too much,

That the evils outweigh the good and that we are out of touch.

We need to put the grit back into our nerve control,

We need to raise our heads and not act like the mole.

 

All of us have known the pain of rejection, and fear for tomorrow,

All of us have had pain and the struggles with deep sorrow.

But we must move on and hope there is a sun behind the clouds of doom,

We must never retreat back into the seclusion and recess of our room.

 

We must put up the fight and work with conviction,

On ward fellow soldiers and free yourselves of the friction.

You can win the race and come out on top,

So glum and despair, to you I say stop.

My pet peeve

My Pet, Peeve.

 

I had a pet once and I named it aptly enough Peeve.

It had a restrictive diet and was a pain is what I perceive.

 

It demanded attention where ever it was, especially at night,

It would hollow and meow and cause the neighbors fright.

 

It had teeth that were slender but could rip meat like a shredder,

It was heavier than most and yet could leap like a feather.

 

It changed colors like a chameleon, one day red the next blue,

It usually sat around but then one day amazed me and flew.

 

It ate everything and anything like a goat at a farm,

It ate my newspaper before I read it and once ate the alarm.

 

It never got sick but constantly complained,

I hate taking it out especially in the rain.

 

It drank water like a buffalo in heat, and would occasionally drink scotch,

It had an ability to smoke cigs and knew time like it wore a watch.

 

I swear its tongue was a foot long and curled around my arm,

It once bit me and clawed me and that caused me much harm.

 

But it disappeared quite suddenly this Pet, Peeve, like a mist it was gone,

It was just after my rehab and when I got home it had moved on.