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The Killing Joke

The Killing Joke

By Verity Clayton

We have all become accustomed to the grim visage of the distorted and subverted clowns of our childhood. Films and books have long traded on our fear of that painted face, and have spawned one of the most common phobias. But clowns are also a throwback to our childhoods, a time of youthful imagination, when we could innocently laugh at their playful antics. And we weren’t scared then, were we?



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