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Friday, November 9, 2012

End of the Clowns...

No, I don't mean it literally, although I get the feeling most of the world does not love a clown!  Seems most people loathe them and are afraid of them.  I, personally, think they are just unfunny, or worse, pathetic.  I won't name names of famous clowns that were just that, but the only clown who wasn't really a clown but did a terrific job of being a clown: Carol Burnett.   As a kid we watched her weekly variety show and she was hilarious, no matter what she did.  What a talent and creative woman! 

Speaking of clowns though I do love the song "Send In The Clowns", written by Stephen Sondheim in 1973, and performed by numerous artists and was featured on Broadway and other venues throughout the years is a sad bit, but beautiful just the same.  "Maybe there ought to be clowns.... quick send in the clowns, don't bother, maybe they're already here...."  there's a few different versions of this verse but I chose this one.  My favorite singers of this song being Judy Collins and Barbra Streisand.

Finishing up the ESN theme of the week for "clown" I found the perfect clown at Bargain Express who depicts  the sadness (or scariness) (which actually scares the hell out of me!)  Please enjoy this lovely clown and all the other clownish items at my fellow ESN store merchants.  They have great stuff! 


  1. I feel the same, there really isn't anything funny about a clown. But life goes on and clowns have a life and a living to make :)

  2. I think a lot of little gets get traumatized when their little nursery is decorated in clowns... it sticks through life. "Send in the Clowns" is one of my favorites too.

  3. I do not remember the song "Send in the Clowns" but I certainly remember Carol Burnett. I loved her weekly variety show and she was great. Like my fellow ESN members, I do not care for clowns and personally have never found them to be funny. But, like everyone of us they have the right to earn their paychecks doing what they think they are good at. Love our post.

  4. I always enjoy reading your blog posts. You have some of the best. Very well done.

  5. Thanks everyone for your comments! And Paul, thank you so much for enjoying reading my ramblings. :)