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. Chris says:

    woooahhhh….this one is great haha

  2. @mycaricature says:

    This is the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen!!

  3. Michele says:

    Maybe it’s because it’s 3 a.m., but I am DYING over here! My husband is going to wake up and think I’m losing it!!!

  4. lorie l says:

    Did something like this happen to me when I was a baby? MY GOD!! IS THIS WHY I AM TERRIFIED OF CLOWNS?

  5. coral says:

    can someone feed that poor baby please.

  6. Smokey the Bear says:

    What is not wrong with this picture? Other than this was taken in the 70’s or even the 80’s. How old is that couch anyway?

  7. Mother of Child? says:

    OMG! Run little one run!

  8. Kira says:

    There are so many awkward elements about this picture…if you looked up “awkward” in the dictionary, that’s what you’d see…

  9. Anon yves mous says:

    I just want to snatch the baby from him and run.

  10. OMG says:

    Awkard is not even the right word for this picture. This is not normal. Serioulsy, why you would anyone let someone that looks like this joker hold a baby.

  11. Sierra says:

    wow!!! everything about this photo is just…awkward. from the shirt to the boxing shorts to the serious clown face to that couch in the background. nice job!

  12. Julie says:

    This photo reminds me of Anna Nicole Smith’s drugged stupor ( in identical clown make up) while babysitting a 3? year old and her Howard Stern video taping the whole thing. Beyond Awkward

  13. kp says:

    Pure essence of nightmares.

  14. smee says:

    What in the name of Heath Ledger is he doing with that baby?

  15. Ronald says:

    omg this is so awkward…nicely done

  16. Samantha says:

    omg this is hilarious, yet creepy! i am laughing my a** off right now

  17. Tam says:

    Grandpa’s version of Million Dollar Baby.

  18. LeeLee says:

    This picture just screams awkward, certainly since he isn’t smiling either… Maybe more strange than awkward though.

  19. Molly says:

    I don’t even know where to begin…but this pictures has solidified my fear of clowns. NEXT!

  20. ali says:

    hollllllllllllllly cooooooooooow

  21. Jay says:

    Is that t-shirt a ‘note to self’?

  22. This is equally disturbing and funny.

  23. Manic Mommy says:

    Can we please discuss the boxing shorts??

  24. dramaking says:

    Are those boxing shorts?

  25. Kris says:

    This photo is hysterical! This would explain Stephen King’s novel “It”…..I totally understand!

  26. Tocsnai says:

    Boxing shorts? Should that be “Hugs” or “Clinches”?

    Whoever heard of a boxing clown?

  27. Pamela says:

    “Mommmyyyyy!!!” “Heeeelllp!” cute baby, though πŸ˜‰

  28. graphicartist2k5 says:

    so THAT’S what happened to the joker after his stint with Batman! i don’t see him conquering the world any time soon. conquering shuffleboard, maybe, but not the world.

  29. kolohe says:

    So wrong on so many levels.

  30. DonKeyHoTay says:

    Next week, a very special “homecoming” edition of Stephen King’s “IT”…

  31. Sassy McSasserton says:

    Whoa, not good!

  32. KJS says:

    Why so serious?

  33. Annie says:

    i wunder y the baby is crying…….

  34. Sage says:

    Love the makeup. I used to dress up like a clown and terrify kids when I had Alzheimer’s. Fond memories.

  35. Shannon says:

    I’d be squalling too if he was holding me.

  36. Lisa says:

    Oh no, look what grandpa came home with this time…

  37. meri says:

    so awful. just so awful.

  38. Blucat says:

    this was another “gaaa!” picture

  39. patkerash says:

    Lord have MERCY….how can anyone look at that clown face and think anything else but HELP !! I have never seen any thing remotely funny about clowns, and this shows why.

  40. Lee says:

    TRULY TERRIFYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Anna says:

    I wish my grandpa were that epic.

  42. Emer says:

    Creepiest thing I have ever seen. Ever.

  43. LadyW says:

    Who lets this man anywhere near a child!?

  44. Michelle says:


  45. Mrs. Oh says:

    Not only will the kid hate clowns but with the hideous couch in the background they have seal his/her fate to be an Ikea shopper for life.

  46. Kimberly says:

    Wow. I see the Santa from the “Shh” pic has retired. Oh and hey, he took up clowning….sweet.

  47. Fleabitten says:

    I’m a joker, I’m a smoker, I’m a midnight toker…………………

  48. Wenchy McWench says:

    Gosh, everything about this picture, EVERYTHING is awkward. This is one of the better ones. Good job!

    Made me laugh really hard, too. πŸ™‚

  49. d2thfary says:

    OMG…i just wet meself laughing at all the comments!


    He’s holding that baby with the same tenderness that I hold my compound bow.

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