Sunday…..I shall spend the day in the garden then the orchard and then end it in the vineyard…..Spring and beautiful weather and I will put my research aside and enjoy a little slice of life……strolling around the property gives me a perspective….kinda like recharging the batteries……
One of my fave jokes is…..2 cannibals eating a clown….one cannibal turns to the other and says…”Does this taste funny?” (rip shot)
Moving on….we all have things that creeps us out….some it is snakes, my daughter it is snails, my granddaughter it is spiders and me…..it is clowns….just the sight of one makes me feel like hitting them between the eyes…..to say that I do not like them would be an understatement…..all are just plain creepy!
I know that it may seem irrational……. but maybe it is not so irrational……after all…….
As Slate puts it: “Creepy is a state of being that’s easy to identify but hard to pin down.” That is, until two social psychologists at Knox College conducted the first-ever empirical study of “creepiness,” publishing their findings in New Ideas in Psychology. The researchers surveyed more than 1,300 people around the world about people and things that creeped them out. Here are some of the results: Clowns, taxidermists, and funeral directors are creepy. So is repeated lip licking, violating personal space, laughing at the wrong times, and steering conversations toward sex. Also creepy: bulging eyes, long fingers, greasy hair, and pale skin. According to Business Insider, 95% of respondents believe creepy people are more likely to be men. And women are more likely to see creepy people as a sexual threat.
Researchers concluded that unpredictability is a big reason why things and people get labeled as creepy. As the study puts it, being creeped out is an evolved response that “enables us to maintain vigilance during times of uncertainty.” Researcher Francis McAndrew tells Business Insider their research shows a creepy trait is “anything that would make you unsure of what the person would do next.” But sociologist Lisa Wade says the research appears to show an inherent bias against things or people that aren’t conventionally attractive. “There’s a bias toward attractive people that’s reinforced by mass media,” she says. “Even when a movie casts a bad guy they cast someone who’s objectively unattractive, unless the intention is to have the audience be surprised that the bad guy is bad.”
I knew it! I knew I was not crazy….well not because of that…..I mean if I am in a spot where there is a black guy in baggy pants and a person that appears to be Middle Eastern and a clown…..my money is on the clown as the person most suspicious….I am keeping my attention of the twat in the funny nose…..
What creeps you out?