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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Clowns, by definition, are supposed to make you laugh, but in the background is the fear that they won’t, and all of us have that in the back of our mind: the fear that you won’t actually be able to do the very thing that you’re designed to do.

      when clowns dont do the things they are designed to do. (make laugh, jest at society) unnatural smiles. smiles are usually registered in the brain as good things but when the smile is "all the time" something is not right. with clowns facial expressions help to show somebodies intent, and the way they behave, but when there is no change to the facial expressions it sends shivers down the audiences spine.

    1. He cites David Parkin, who observed (1986) thatin the historical past fear used to be seen as a positive emotion, linked to respect,reverence and veneration for gods and rulers.4

      4 A kind of fear not dealt with in this paper, which is nevertheless prevalent in Mongolia, is the‘normal’fear that a male person should feel in the presence of superiors, such as a father, older brotheror a boss, because these people have the right to punish, insult or beat a junior for disobedience, or evenfor no reason whatsoever. Parkin (1986) discusses such‘respectful fear’and its externalisation andmanipulation in Western societies and distinguishes it from‘raw’and potentially positive fear inAfrican societies such as the Giriama.

    2. According to Furedi (2007a, 2007b) we live in a‘culture of fear’, created by what hecalls‘fear entrepreneurs’, who publicise an ever-expanding series of objects of fear(global warming disasters, health scares, terrorists, evil hackers into computer systems,urban violence and so forth; see also Linke and Smith 2009).

      this talks about the other side of what scares people. these earthly things that scare the non religious community are what entitles them to fear. unlike the religious community that trusts in a higher being to keep them safe and take care of these earthy troubles. going back to what scares religious peoples...it scares them because ity is real to them. atheist viewers of horror films with religious themes and scenes are not so easily scared because they dont see the threat as real.

    3. Once you have come into contact with something perceived as an omen,thethingseems to glow with malevolence and it creates fear. But not for everyone, and thisis where one can again see a kind of politics of fear. For some people seem to bask in(even glory in) an omen’s fear, to use it and direct their lives by it, while other peopleare not affected by that particular fear, because it‘belongs’to someone else.

      i think what he is getting at with the classes is that some people that are religious will be scared by the omens and demons in movies, when other non religious groups will not be scared. this comes to say that fear only belongs to some in those types of movies. it shows that there is asocial class iniquality with horror movies. only some people (religious) have the privlege of being scared, if it can be described as a privlege. and oher people are not as lucky and dont get to experience the fear because they are not affected the same way.


    1. At the end of season 4, Berna-dette announces that she successfully defended her dissertation and earned her Ph.D., and she then announces being recruited by a pharmaceutical company and getting paid a “buttload” of money

      Again, she is now making a ton of money and she got her phd

    2. Amy quickly shows the gaps in his knowledge and abilities and asserts not only her expertise, but also her con-fidence in her work

      So not all of her theories are dismissed by her peers. she does have some smarts.