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Themes for month of June: Joy and Journeys

JoyJoy by __MaRiNa__ (cc by)

For the month of June, folks are posting things that bring them joy -- check out the tag JoyInJune to see the posts. Also for June, share your travel and place posts, under the tag JuneJourneys.

The Fun gnaws away at itself and shows The Fear within

The ClownThe Clown by astio (cc by-nc-sa)

there's something elementally unnerving about the sort of unrestrained jouissance that clowns represent. I'm not quite willing to say it's universal, but we go way out of our way to set limits to enjoyment, pleasure, happiness, joy—and you don't have to agree with me, but this doesn't strike me as absurd. Every primal force is terrible. At some point silliness and happiness and fun and joy start to transgress itself and display its horror...

mr-o waxes philosophic on the primal paradox of the creepy clown problem.

08/04/14
by taz

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