I have never understood why people think clowns are funny. Clowns are sneaky, loud, pushy and make unfortunate wardrobe choices. Even as a child, clowns gave me the heebie jeebies. I was about 5 years old when my parents took me to the circus for the first time and we had front row seats. I'm sure they thought front row seats would be any childs dream...oh yeah, some dream. All evening loud men wearing scary makeup were hitting each other with huge rubber hammers, throwing buckets of confetti and teasing the monkeys...inches from my face. OK, when they pulled the fat clowns pants down and he was wearing ruffled polka dot underwear, now that was funny. Hmmm, do you think that is when I discovered my love of anything polka dot? NOOOOO! That revelation is scarier than that Stephen King clown who lived in the storm sewer!