In a sad twist of fate, Nornna has withdrawn her videos from the You Tube community just as we were getting to know and love her.
It appears that her footage was filmed in earnest after all, and that she was mocked a few too many times by insensitive viewers.
Poor Nornna. Poor Smug readers who never had the chance to meet her.
Her profile is still available for viewing, but the video has been flagged private. We can only hope by some miracle of God that a few precious nuggets of Nornna footage are resurrected on Easter Sunday.
For those of you that haven't met Nornna, I invite you to take a ride on her crazy train.
It is altogether unclear whether or not Nornna is the real deal, and if so, whether she fully understands the impact she has on viewers. Either way, girlfriend is tearing up the bandwidth on You Tube with a cult following that rivals Pee Wee's Great Adventure and the Rocky Horror Picture Show combined.
Okay, maybe not. But it's gotta be close. Nornna updates her video blog almost every day, sometimes several times. To learn more about her and check out more excellent Nornna footage, visit her You Tube profile. You won't be disappointed.
Per the New York Times today: An amusement ride that simulates a trip into space reopened today at Disney World near Orlando, Fla., a day after the death of a 49-year-old woman who had become sick after taking the four-minute ride.
The woman was the second person to die in a year after riding on the Mission: Space ride, which is in the Epcot section of the park. It was not known whether she had some underlying medical condition that was aggravated by the operation of the ride, which spins passengers at twice the force of gravity.
A statement today by a representative of the park said Disney engineers, monitored by state regulators, "completed a thorough inspection of the attraction overnight and found it to be operating properly."
Last June, a 4-year-old boy collapsed while on the ride with his mother and sister. A subsequent autopsy showed that he suffered from a rare, undiagnosed heart condition.
The ride is so rigorous that airline-type motion sickness bags are made available to riders, some of whom complain of dizziness and nausea after it is over. A warning sign is posted outside the ride.
"It is simulating liftoff, so it just depends on your intestinal fortitude and how you can stand up to these things," said Rob Jacobs, director of the Florida Bureau of Fairs and Rides. "It's a G force issue."
As opposed to a "Ride at Risk of Death" issue. What would Mickey say, if he weren't just a man inside a giant mesh head?
Besides hating Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui for the obvious reasons, I have to say, I don't think I can take another recap of his melodramatic courtroom rantings, which sound more like scenes from "As the World Turns" than actual testimony.
Moussaoui's actual involvement in 9/11 attacks remains questionable, but it is clear that he's totally out of his gord. Crazaoui has said that he has no remorse about the Sept. 11 attacks and would like to see more "every day until we get you"; that President Bush would free him, a vision he said came to him in a dream. He also called the United States "the head of the snake" and said he had no remorse about his alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks. "We wanted you to have pain in your country. I just wish it would have happened on September 12, September 13, September 14. There's no remorse for justice."
But here's the kicker:
While expressing his displeasure with the death penalty, Crazaoui said: "I don't want to die like Silence of the Lambs."
And when asked if he was happy to hear a Naval officer sobbing in the courtroom, his response was "Make my day" a la Dirty Harry.
Hmmm. Have we been watching some American movies Zacarias??? Naughty, naughty.
Though there is nothing laughable about the events on or since September 11, I think it's some kind of funny that this shit-for-brains is citing iconic American films in his rantings about the need to destroy our country and its people. Terrorist my ass. Try delusional narcissist whoring for glory.
Dude, didn't anyone tell you? That's the new American dream.
According to seller:
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I can't decide which I like better: Bush the figure skater or Bush the Queen of England.