Respectful Insolence

Elder abuse by Christian clowns?

In which Christian “clowns” are being trained to invade a nursing home to “entertain” the unfortunate residents trapped within.

Money quote: “If people are in need of touch, you touch them.”

Coming from clowns, that just sounds a bit creepy to me.

Or maybe, “Clowns can look a bit intimidating if you see a lot of them in one place.” (Substitute “creepy” for “intimidating.”)

See for yourself:

Worse, there’s a Part 2, in which the clowns invade the personal rooms of the elderly nursing home residents and then use the residents in wheelchair races:

This stuff could scare the crap out of demented patients.

For me, I can’t help but think of the clowns from this movie, whose theme song is featured in this video:

(Via Stupid Evil Bastard)

Comments

  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 3, 2007

    Money quote: “If people are in need of touch, you touch them.”

    I think Beyonce is in need of touch. How do I get a hold of her?

  2. #2 Norman
    March 3, 2007

    Imagine it.

    Several clowns come to you at your hospital bed. They stare at you with beady, cold eyes and whisper, “And now you’ll float too…”

  3. #3 G. Williams
    March 3, 2007

    I once saw a horde of clowns invade a strip club.

    A lot of clowns in one place is ALWAYS disturbing. No matter what kind of place it is.

  4. #4 einzige
    March 3, 2007

    AAAUGGHH!

    Please, kill me, now!

  5. #5 andrea
    March 3, 2007

    I think that clowns in general are just disturbing. They act in strange, unexpected and irrational ways. I have trouble discerning people’s moods without all the weird face paint.

    This narrator is SCARY! He says, “The elderly really receive you quite well — I think it’s because they already know how vulnerable they are.”

    Is it just me, or does that not make any sense at all?

    Being beseiged by clowns is even scarier, I think. “For example, putting one’s hand on another person’s head, creates a feeling of power, upon a powerless person.”

    No kidding — but the amazing part is that the narrator doesn’t advise against doing this, but is recommending it!

  6. #6 Eamon Knight
    March 3, 2007

    I dunno — having spent the last few years going through the whole nursing home thing with my parents, I think clowns (Christian or otherwise) and wheelchair races would have been a welcome change from the endless round of mediocre oompah ensembles. Granted, the devil (if you’ll pardon the expression in this context ;-) is in the details and there needs to be some caution and discretion as to which patients would respond positively.

  7. #7 Jody
    March 4, 2007

    Okay, well, I used to think growing old wasn’t that bad. Now that I’m going to have to fend off an army of Clowns from my deathbed, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t just off myself right now.

  8. #8 josh
    March 5, 2007

    Right, I’m saving up so when I’m old I can buy a cattle prod!

  9. #9 bloody_rabbit
    March 5, 2007

    “I dunno — having spent the last few years going through the whole nursing home thing with my parents,”

    Poor thing, it must’ve been hard for you to wait impatiently for their death there?

  10. #10 Roman Werpachowski
    March 5, 2007

    Bloody rabbit, you’re a scum of the Earth.

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