mark a rayner: Excruciating Album Cover Art — Mr. Bat Sings

“Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.” –Bart Simpson I always used to think one of the silliest phobias was coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — until I saw this album cover. This thing is terrifying. I mean, it just reeks of menace! Mr. Bat is wearing some kind of traditional Pagliacci-type of outfit, and ...

mark a rayner: The side benefits of coulrophobia

Alltop is afraid of skin tanner. Chart by Indexed.

mark a rayner: The clowns die first

Something you probably didn’t know about the technological singularity: all the clowns die first. Alltop will have to choose a side when the time comes. Painting by Mike Wellins. Interesting stuff: he takes old landscapes and stuff and then adds SF tropes to them. More here. h/t

mark a rayner: Reservoir Clowns

I’m sure Quentin Tarantino isn’t thinking of a remake, but if he did this, it would be TERRIFYING. Alltop is the Harlequin of humor aggregators. Photo by drewlevy

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Chariot of the Gords

As we all know, Canada is replete with Gords. Per capita, the “Great White North,” as it is known to hosers, carpetbaggers and avuncular entomographers everywhere, has the highest density of Gords of any country in the known surface world. … Continue reading →

RedBedHead: Rob Ford Isnt The Mayor, He’s A Reality TV Show

Cue circus music: “It’s the Rob Ford Show” OK, OK, I get the joke now. For most of the last two years I’ve watched in horror as our metropolis was being run like a bingo game for compulsive cheaters. It was bad enough that his raison d’etre seemed to be to shut down as many ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Clown Apocalypse: The Clownsickle

One of the worst things about the clown apocalypse was just sorting out the sick from the opportunistic psycho-killers, who used the disaster to cover their own heinous activities. Many victims of these clown psychos, or clownsickles, as they are … Continue reading →

Left Over: Alberta Adds the Royal “We”…..

Alberta dismisses B.C. demand for more pipeline revenue Just like Dear Leader Harpo, Alberta is taking on the royal “we” in declaring that BC’s cop out Liberal greedbag of demands are “not in the national interest”…who are they to pontificate on the national interest? Crusty Clark’s ridiculous capitulation aside, you have the rest of the ...

Left Over: Faddening Up the Support for Spy Bill

  Online Surveillance: CSIS Chief Dick Fadden Supports Lawful Access Bill As ‘Vital’ To National Security- from this morning’s Huffpost Canada   Here we go again..the slinking of these circus clowns towards a fascist state looms ever closer..and CSIS is ‘happy’ to see this legislation being pushed onto  a continuously wary but helpless Canadian populace….why ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Introducing the Venkman Brothers

Herbetron and Merculia Venkman came from a proud line of Norwegian clowns, and were determined to climb to dizzying heights in America. They gazed at the ocean, their white chins pointed up with pride, their red noses threatening to fly … Continue reading →

Politics and its Discontents: Are You Afraid of Clowns?

The only ones who frighten me are the ones holding political office. But, just to show you that I have a sense of humour and don’t spend my entire life anguishing over the erosion of our values and our democracy, allow me to provide you with this link which, if you ever enjoyed Seinfeld and ...