The Joker

June 26th, 2009

The Joker - Babies

“In the photo is my grandpa holding me as a baby in 1989. After grandpa retired, he started a side job as a clown, where he’d go to birthday parties and do magic tricks. He also often wore his boxing shorts from his days as a heavyweight boxer at Michigan State. He was dressing upto entertain the grandkids that day, and the boxing/clown combination certainly made for an interesting photo.”

(submitted by Darcy)

148 Responses to “The Joker”

  1. No, no photoshop, just a regular picture, like the ones I take in my own home with my own demented clown and a stray baby.

  2. T-Money says:

    After studying this picture a bit more, does anybody else think that someone Photoshop’d an atrocious 70’s couch – and, yeah, the world’s creepiest poor-man’s Grandpa Clown – into a photo of an otherwise nicely appointed home?

  3. emm says:

    well, if grandpa’s gonna live with us, wed might as well make the best of it…

    [even a well done clown is creepy….but this? this is just, just–disturbing! i am however diggin the sofa and the lovely set of books on the top shelf.) does grampa look just a LITTLE like he is being forced into this???]

  4. Nyria says:

    Finally we see a real picture of “Señor_Citizen” 😉

    • Señor_Citizen says:

      Justice will be mine, Oh yes, Nyria. You won’t know when…or where…but it will happen. 😉

  5. Pippa says:

    Im terrified!

  6. IAmNoOne says:

    Bozo the Clown’s earlier career as Bozo the Wet Nurse wasn’t a success.

  7. shannon s says:

    where do you evern start with this picture LMAO!

  8. Square Deal Sam says:

    He holds the baby pensively, as he realizes that the child doesn’t look like him…… no outlined lips….no funny red nose….. but realizes that the child looks suspiciously like his wife’s boss….

  9. catherine says:

    From awkward to disturbing in 5 seconds.

  10. Bomber says:

    I hope this wasnt this guys payment for the birthday party he just preformed at.

  11. MST says:

    The creepy part is that’s not face paint, but a tattoo!

  12. Melba says:

    This is what you get when you go on Craigs List for a babysitter. Duh.

  13. That is strangely wonderful!

  14. Jenany says:

    Only one thing comes to mind when I see this picture:

  15. Lisa says:

    I am so diggin’ that velvety sofa behind weird clown guy.

    • JerseyPam says:

      Me too, the pattern is like an Olde World map – parchment shade, ornate compass pattern and north wind cloud face blowing in the lower left corner.

  16. Rondi says:

    “…and a young Pennywise finally discovers his calling!”

  17. Jeff says:

    reminds me of a quote from the Simpsons:
    “Can’t sleep or clown will eat me… Can’t sleep or clown will eat me…”

  18. djs says:

    Behind the scenes with the Insane Clown Posse

  19. WVBOBW says:

    now we know why we grow up to be afraid of clowns!

  20. Wombatgirl says:

    check out that couch!

  21. laurie says:

    Oh my god!

    …What is up with that couch?

  22. Cloud says:

    Wanna know how I got this baby? *lips licks* Yeah, me too.

  23. Are you kidding me? No wonder the baby is SCREAMING!! I’d be afraid too.. poor thing.

  24. Teresa says:

    The baby actually looks like he is smiling

  25. Chris says:

    Jesus is that creepy.

  26. 12gager says:

    I definitely see counseling in this kid’s future.

  27. centavo says:

    That’s semi-disturbing. Back away from the baby sad clown man in boxing trunks. Just put her down gently and nobody gets hurt.

  28. Meanie says:

    I’m pretty sure this was taken just before the baby got eaten. That’s what scary, boxing trunk-wearing, elderly clowns do, right?

  29. Tim says:

    Last known photo of Michael and Blanket sharing a moment.

    …too soon?

  30. djs says:

    How old is that couch? A lot going on there…

  31. caroline says:

    This child has now been imprinted with a life long fear of clowns.

  32. Mr. Noodle says:

    Nightmare fuel.

  33. T-Money says:

    Posse up!

  34. Bongo Boy says:

    I laughed at the incongruity (unhappy clown, serious anti drug statement, scawling baby) but now I’m creeped out.

  35. Poindexter says:

    New riff on the ol’ flower gag: When you shake the clown’s hand, the doll projectile vomits on you.

  36. Kathy says:

    Creepy…just creepy.

  37. Wainscott says:

    Grandpa’s Friday morning routine: Get completely sauced, re-enact a scene from Rocky(Complete with boxing attire), paint face like Petie the dog from The Little Rascals, take the baby for a stroll to Wal-Mart and promote the hugs not drugs campaign.

  38. whitney says:

    awkward grasp

  39. Bernardo says:

    And thus another demented mind is born.

  40. Don says:

    The residents of Gotham City sighed with relief as the Joker finally assumed his role as a “devoted father” and turned his back on a life of crime.

  41. Family Man says:

    Ok, when I see that the escaped psych inmate has my infant, I do not think, “Ooh this is going to make a great picture,” and grab the Instamatic.

  42. Señor_Citizen says:

    Wrong. Just wrong.
    And check out the way he’s holding that baby. Like it’s a football or something.
    Dad, no wonder I ended up in therapy.

    • Morag says:

      There’s nothing wrong with the way he’s holding the baby – many mothers do it like this as well, because it generally soothes the baby. It has to be said, not having to look at the clown face is in the baby’s favour here.

      • Nyria says:

        True dat – that grandpa is very wise in the way of baby holding — although I think he’s just trying to keep it calm so he doesn’t wake the home-owners.

  43. Samael says:


  44. Juno and Pancakes says:

    OOoo that’s weird…. I I only saw the first comment when I wrote my earlier post. Hmmm.

  45. Juno and Pancakes says:

    Screw the glasses! What’s up with the boxing trunks???

  46. Insanewiches says:

    Kids are often afraid of clowns!

  47. Annie says:

    That baby is very cute

  48. eric bizzle says:

    ….wait…..check out the BOXING trunks and the PREMIE……..don’t let clowns fool ya……they are all bad !!

  49. eric bizzle says:

    That dude is freaking me out, man !

  50. Daver says:

    The glasses and a nice touch.

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