"Clowns are the ones who teach our children," he once remarked. "Children walk around feeling very protected, very safe -- until they look at a clown one day and learn that life has its weird twists. That's why people get very upset around clowns. They don't feel safe. And they shouldn't -- especially around me!"
[Crahan once played an entire gig dressed as Barney, the purple dinosaur. "It was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my entire life," he recalled, "but I made Barney look like he was on crack!"]