Scary People Who Like To Wear Too Much Makeup While On A Mission

Rob, who posted a comment on my friend Marvin’s blog about scary clowns, is right. This is kind of scary. Not just Liberty and Belle, but actually, almost all of the clowns in their “before” shots. They all just kind of look like scary people, except Nikki and David. David looks like a reformed goth drug user, though, and Nikki looks like a girl I used to have a crush on in grade school who ended up being an idiot and a bit of a jerk. Oooh, and she kind of resembles a sex addict I once knew. Who was a picky sex addict. (ie. She was never interested in me, which was fine by me, to be honest.)

So Nikki probably is a jerk or a picky sex addict with bad taste, too. So there. Lovely logic, yes?

Um. Where was I going? Have I mentioned my new bankbook…?

No, wait, there is a point to this. They are scary, aren’t they? I mean, their before shots are frightening. In a kind of, “This is America. These are the people whose votes brought Bush to the White House,” kind of way, you know?

Not to disparage too much: I mean, these people go to prisons and hospitals to make people who are in horrid situations laugh. Ostensibly. It’s more than I do, I admit that. But… they look scary to me. That’s all.

By the way, I have never heard of a Christian illusionist. Does one tell people that? Are there Christian doctors, or Christian, uh, mathematics professors, or Christian plumbers? What about their illusions is specifically Christian? Is it so religious in content as to warrant being labeled out as “Christian” illusions? And what does that make David Copperfield? An Agnostic illusionist? An Atheist Illusionist? Will we see Pentecostal and Catholic Illusionists fighting it out someday? This all just sounds too Dungeons & Dragons for me to take it very seriously.

‘Nuff said… I’m off to bed.

5 thoughts on “Scary People Who Like To Wear Too Much Makeup While On A Mission

  1. the term christian illusionist simply means that the person performing is a christian and the illusions performed are geared toward the spreading of God’s word.

  2. Yes, but I think that it’s actually, primarily, a very clear branding signal. While a Christian doctor doesn’t necessarily provide better health care than a non-Christian, using the label may guarantee more customers. Even when the design concept of the act is geared towards evangelization, I would suspect that it’s primarily a label used to ensure more business.

    Which is a little like building stalls inside the temple because people buy more sacrificial animals that way.

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