04/25/2014 06:41 pm ET Updated Apr 25, 2014

Don't Do It, Sad Clown; You Can Still Get A Job!

Think the sad clown trope has been overdone? You might think again when you watch this twisted video which, at first glance, appears to be an ad for a job-seeking website.

In the video (below), the out-of-work alkie mirth-maker is about as obsolete as his message machine. So he tries something drastic -- and it isn't a seltzer in the face.

The spot conveys the message that you might want to put desperate moves on hold until you've tried Sadly, the employment site doesn't exist, AdWeek pointed out. The link leads instead to a portfolio for a filmmaker who goes by the name Crobin.

And we thought there was hope for sad clowns everywhere.