Now i know you’ve all heard of a king’s ransom but have you ever heard of a clown’s ransom? Probably not and that’s because no one’s ever paid one. Who would?
That said no is quite sure where the term came about. Was it when a clown got kidnapped and a ransom demand was given but instead of paying they just let the clown get it? Or as some others postulate a clown once kidnapped a poor soul but when the clown asked everyone for a ransom they thought it was a joke and carried on with their day. Neither story ends well so i’m not really sure what the moral is. I’ll let you work it out for yourself.
Title: A clown’s ransom
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, and charcoal
I’m sure we’ve all been put on the spot by a girlfriend, wife or significant other whereby they ask you a question which is so loaded that you’re just not sure the answer best to give. In these situations it’s usually a case of minimising the inevitable damage you’re about to cause. One good example of such a question that has become ingrained in popular consciousness is that of ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ The true answer to this is there is no answer, as anything you do say will be taken as an affront to her figure. Probably best to try and change the subject…
This poor soul has fallen for the trap and hasn’t managed to extradite himself to the car or another safe haven where he can pretend he has to do other things so he’s trapped in decision paralysis. He’d better come up with something quick as no reply is tantamount to saying ‘Yes’. You’ve been warned.
Title: Decision Paralysis
Materials: Paint pen, collage and charcoal
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