Friday, April 22, 2011

The Easter Bunny, Aversion to

Next to (of course) clowns, people in animal- and holiday-themed mascot suits are among the most terrifying things in the world.

Obviously, but why? Why isn't the grasping bunny or the gamboling clown as fun and lighthearted as he is badly paid to pretend to want to be? I think it is the unchanging facial expression: a creature with distorted body dimensions and garish colors who lunges at you is unsettling; such a creature who lunges at you without registering the experience on its face is an unspeakable horror.

(via Portland Mercury)

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