I love them - I know many of my vrienden are afraid of them - I don't know why - maybe because of some of the films with crazy clowns - but I don't associate the on screen clowns with the ones that perform in real life that I have seen. I love to watch them doing juggling acts and other antics.
I remember when I was young, I went to my rich friend's birthday party, and there was a clown there. I thought it was so cool how he managed to juggle six objects at once, and I started to ponder the amount of skill it must take to be a good clown.
It didn't bother me at the time that the 6 objects were disembodied heads.