For some reason, the very first icon I created after my cheap ass bought a paid LiveJournal account featured clowns. I really don't know why I did that... my guess is that it was just the stock art I happened to have handy. Regardless, I'm now voting the clowns off of the island. Jackie, the clown icon has been retired. My journal is now an official NO CLOWN ZONE. My readers speak and I listen -- that's how it works around here. Heh.