Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Things we should talk about

1. I don't know if you guys saw this particular news story, but some nursing magazine did a study and came to the conclusion that kids are freaked out by clowns. Here is a direct quote from one of the researchers:

"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."

Well I, for one, am shocked-shocked!-by this news.

Okay I tried to make this as small as I could with limited resources because Jesus H. Christ it's been 18 years since this movie came out and I am a 31 year old grown woman, yet this picture still makes me want to hide under my covers and scream for my mommy and daddy. They all float down here. Goddammit, Tim Curry.

By the way, the clowns are pissed.



2. Like I mentioned this morning in my Florida trip post, we were able to spend some quality time by the pool catching rays:















Jealous??? Oh by the way, I didn't receive permission from my sister to put her picture on the Internet in advance of posting this so I have employed a highly sophisticated cloaking device to this photograph.

One thing I forgot to mention re: DisneyWorld: My mom wore a fanny pack. Check. This. Out:














As John said when I immediately sent him this picture from the park, "That's a little more than a fanny pack. That's like a strap-on duffle bag."


3. HOLY EFFING SHIT HEATH LEDGER IS DEAD! You have got to be effing kidding me! First Brad Renfro-only 25 with a young son. Now Heath-only 28 with a young daughter? Boy Hollywood really just chews people up and spits them out, huh? All I can think about is that little baby girl who will never know her father. And of course Jen Lindley. In all seriousness I ache thinking about the burden she must be feeling right now. I'm sure she still cared for him very much, and now she'll have to try to make her daughter understand that her father was more than just the crap she'll inevitably read about in the news. Yuck. This is really sad. And you know he's just going to kick so much ass as The Joker in the new Batman movie, and it's going to make everyone super sad all over again. Dammit.

12 comments:

urban princess said...

Sweet Jeebus, Sarah! Warn us next time that you're going to post a photo that will surely give us nightmares for days on end. Seriously, that pictures is scary as hell. Man I hate clowns.

Anonymous said...

Please, no more clown pics.

JR said...

AHHH! NOO! That clown is the reason I go into convulsions when I see anything even remotely resembling a clown.

Nice fanny pack!

Emily said...

Hey! Did you know you're in the list of google reader top recommendations?? Well, you are! And that's how I got here. Enjoyed a good laugh, but not so much the clown.

Mon said...

i bet your mom carried all your crap around, right? and told you its a good thing she wore it? my mom totally does that crap ha ha ha

russ said...

Important Information. And so very true.

citygirl said...

Two things: First, anyone who likes clowns/people in full-on costumes is wackadoo...Obviously.

Second, I kinda saw Brad Renfro coming. I mean, he'd had problems for a long time. But I was really shocked about Heath Ledger and it did actually make me sad. Dammit. Dammit.

christian said...

One of my favorite Jack Handy quotes... “To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.”

By the way, I need to tell you about my New Year's Eve, but not enough energy tonight.

Sassy Blondie said...

Pennywise is a fucker! I hate clowns, and I too will hide under my covers if I see "It"...regardless of the fact that John Boy Walton and Jack Tripper are in it.

"They all float down here..."

sleeptalker said...

I've been a lurker for a while, but feel compelled to comment because, well, I can't keep coming back and seeing that evil clown. Seriously, I may have to take you off my favorites list so I stop having panic attacks every time the page loads. Not that you care, of course.

lengli said...

I had the mother of all crushes on Tim Curry (I was 14 and had just watched him strut about in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"...this explains so much about me today) and I took it upon myself to watch every movie he was in. "It"? Totally a crush killer.

Oh Tim, what have they done to you??

tupelo said...

What the hell? Here I am merrily reading the archives of a super-cool blog that I just found and BAM! My worst nightmare.

I suppose I'll keep reading anyway...