Friday, March 13, 2009

The Joker

Ack, I should have done this sooner and tacked it onto the 'quote of the day' post, but better late than never.

[sidenote: odd that it's Friday the 13th for the second month in a row. How frequently does that happen?]

Lisa was telling me about a frequent customer at her place of employment. His real name is unknown, but the staff refers to him as 'The Joker'.

Why?

Because he wears a picture perfect mock up of the traditional purple (Batman) Joker getup, complete with all the tiny details you'll catch only if you obsess over the TV and movie versions of the character.

The kicker?

He's apparently had his face tatooed in the maniac Heath Ledger Joker style - white face, smeared blood red smile, the whole shabang. Tatooed. As in 'I'll look like this forever'.

And what's really odd is that he browses, shops, and purchases as if he looks no differently than the little old lady down the block. Apparently this isn't just for attention, he actually lives the part.

Let's hope he avoids the messy 'serial killer' bit tho' eh?

5 comments:

DB said...

This is a serious identity problem. There is someone real under the disguise, but he doesn't know who that is.

DB

Jeanne said...

I think that is very strange and scary...yak

Estela said...

two friday the 13th's in a row, will happen at least every 8 or 9 years. Feb and Mar's dates line up all years that Feb has only 28 days. That joker individual is a scary thought.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Never gotten the appeal of tatoos, because, like you said, they are permanent. Facial ones are even harder to phathom.

Bridgett said...

Eeek! Okay, I don't mind a tastefully done tattoo...in fact, I have two and plan on two more. But mine are relatively small and in places easily concealed.

A FACIAL TATTOO IS ICKY! And especially the Heath Ledger joker look. Again I say, Eek!

What was he thinking???