The Girl with the Clown’s Face

Detail of 'Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal' by Zach Weiner, 13 July 2015.Something about implications goes here.

When I was young, a distant relative explained why her three year-old daughter didn’t like Sesame Street―clowns frightened the child. It was the first time I’d ever heard of such a thing, but in later years a joke would emerge; it turns out the young lady was hardly alone in her fear of clowns.

This is not quite the same thing.

Still, though, Zach Weiner’s latest is actually kind of frightening.

Well, you know. If you stop and think about it.

How ’bout this? Don’t think about it.


Weiner, Zach. “Pix”. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. 13 July 2015.

Something About … er … um … Oh, Come On ….

“Somebody throws popcorn. I’m not sure who threw the popcorn. And then bang, he was shot.”

Charles Cummings

We all knew it was coming … eventually. After all, it’s one of those thoughts we have about other people, but, you know, most of us understand the difference between … er … ah … right.

According to multiple reports, the shooting occurred after an apparent argument over an audience member texting during a screening of “Lone Survivor.”

The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer, according to News 13. He has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Orlando TV station website identified the victims as Chad and Nicole Oulson, a married couple.


It’s all well and fun until someone loses … oh. Again, right. Just, you know. Still, though, I mean, come on.

And, you know, some things just shouldn’t have to be said. Or, as witness Charles Cummings reflected:

“I can’t believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie. I can’t believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cellphone.”

Apparently, people need reminding. Please, before someone actually does strangle the crying baby on the airplane with a seat belt. This is already out of hand.


Associated Press and Huffington Post. “Shooting Over Movie Theater Texting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured”. Updated January 13, 2014. HuffingtonPost.com. January 14, 2014.