Clown Noir

Guys, this should be an actual thing.

“I knew the dame was trouble the moment she sat on the whoopie cushion.”

Noir actually seems like it’d be a good fit for a clown.  When I think about a noir protagonist, I picture a beaten-down man who struggles to live another day only because he’s too tired to die.  I think, basically, of cynicism personified.  And really, is there anything more cynical than a man whose face can only muster a smile if it’s painted on?

Besides, if there were a clown in a noir, he’d have to get beaten up quite a bit, and the thought of a clown getting punched in the stomach is bound to make somebody smile.

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