Thursday, April 03, 2008

Important scientific research

From the No **** Sherlock Files at ESRC:
"From children's perspectives," the researchers explain, "the babyish feel of hospital décor is something that child patients between seven and 16 tolerated, rather than appreciated." Interestingly, all children disliked the use of clowns in the décor, with even the oldest children seeing them as scary. "Given that children and young people do not find hospitals frightening per se - and only express fear about those spaces associated with needles and associated procedures ­ this finding is somewhat ironic," Dr Curtis points out.
Well, duh. Some of us know true evil when we see it.

Aim for the nose. It's the only way to kill them.


  1. Heh. Killer Klowns from Outer Space!! I'll be forever grossed out by their feeding method...

  2. The Killer Klowns were nothing; you forgot the scariest clown.

  3. That's not the scariest clown. This is the scariest clown--or was.