1969 was a good year for horror-clowns

Redditor CptQuestionMark posted this photo of a birthday clown from 1969. The clown is so frankly terrifying, it suggests some kind of profound aesthetic/cognitive shift in human perception in a scant 45 years.

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  1. Pics or it didn't hap-yeeaaaaahh-fuckinchrist!

  2. That's Vance Colvig, the Bozo in the TV market in LA and not Willard Scott who was much younger and played in the Washington DC market.
    Also note that Photoshop was derived from a photo that looks more than a decade earlier than "1969" since only the Californian Bozo, Colvig, carried a cowboy revolver---the gun was dropped in the early 1960s.

  3. Why would a clown bother with a gun when he can deploy psychic weapons that make mere hot lead look like spitballs thrown overhand by a nearsighted wimp?

  4. I didn't realise that Boing Boing was struggling for content to the extent that it needed to post terrible photoshops from /r/creepy that were noted as fake almost immediately.

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