Woman wants to marry rollercoaster.

Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:15 AM

A flying carpet ride, a communion rail, and an organ named Paul. Sounds like she's playing the field. I think 1001 Nacht should give her an ultimatum-- it's me or the organ.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:21 AM

playa ;)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:02 AM

Hey, don't hate playa, hate the game, right? LOL

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:19 AM

I feel sorry for her but theres so many jokes to be made :(

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:31 AM

It's unfortunate. It would appear that her home life was less than ideal and her mother looks to suffer from a similar issue with all of those dolls. But mostly, I feel bad that no one cares enough about this woman to keep her from being put on public display.

I guess the video was a documentary about the condition, but I'm not sure why it had to be presented the way it was. And all of those news articles were only a small notch above Nat'l Enquirer-esque.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:33 AM

The lady knew that she was being filmed. Mental illness or not, she chose to display her affection for the ride while the camera's were running.

It seems so strange to be true. Could she have exaggerated her feelings a little bit in order to make for good TV (like reality TV shows do)?

I do feel bad for anyone with mental illness, especially because of how it is misunderstood by others.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:44 AM

It doesn't work that way, though. For example, you can't ask a schizophrenic to just know the hallucinations he/she has are not real. That's how their brains are wired and they are as real to them as anything you or I experience.

This woman sees nothing wrong with her behavior or how she feels, so camera or not she's being herself. And if she is thinking this is a documentary to teach others about her condition, then yeah, she probably did embellish to make her point about how real her feelings are.

What was done with the video (eerie music and solemn voice overs) was not within her control. Others should have been around to protect this woman from herself and from those who wanted to present her situation in a scandalous way.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:06 PM

Hmmm...

Agreed.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:02 PM

I think 1001 Nacht is just as much to blame and I feel he's using her. I mean, he let her leave with ... something ... all over her face.

But seriously, folks, I think Carrie's onto something here. My friend Sharon has been watching a show called Obsessions, or something, that every week details a person and their particular oddity. Usually someone with a bizarre phobia or compulsion that none of the rest of us can fathom. Then just yesterday while I was house cleaning I caught 3 shows back to back on TLC about weird kids. First was primordial dwarfism, then was a 3 year old that can lift refrigerators, then was feral kids. While all these shows are geared toward "education" and the participants seemed willing to tell their story, it makes me wonder what the attraction is. I admit I paid attention, especially to the primordial dwarfs, (bless their loving hearts), but how many others were viewing as freak show spectators?

TV networks like to find a formula that works and stick to it. Some of the trends, from certain "reality" shows to this are disturbing. But the more they produce, the bigger the audience gets. While these documentaries are produced with a more serious approach, they seem like subjects usually reserved for Jerry or Maury. (which, by the way, I only watch if I'm looking for a good injury attorney or a way to sell my old gold jewelry)

Last edited by RCMAC, Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:07 PM
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Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:18 PM

RCMAC said:
I think 1001 Nacht is just as much to blame and I feel he's using her. I mean, he let her leave with ... something ... all over her face.

But seriously, folks, I think Carrie's onto something here. My friend Sharon has been watching a show called Obsessions, or something, that every week details a person and their particular oddity. Usually someone with a bizarre phobia or compulsion that none of the rest of us can fathom. Then just yesterday while I was house cleaning I caught 3 shows back to back on TLC about weird kids. First was primordial dwarfism, then was a 3 year old that can lift refrigerators, then was feral kids. While all these shows are geared toward "education" and the participants seemed willing to tell their story, it makes me wonder what the attraction is. I admit I paid attention, especially to the primordial dwarfs, (bless their loving hearts), but how many others were viewing as freak show spectators?

TV networks like to find a formula that works and stick to it. Some of the trends, from certain "reality" shows to this are disturbing. But the more they produce, the bigger the audience gets. While these documentaries are produced with a more serious approach, they seem like subjects usually reserved for Jerry or Maury. (which, by the way, I only watch if I'm looking for a good injury attorney or a way to sell my old gold jewelry)

What bothers me about these shows... is that its nothing more than the old freakshow sideshows used to be. Only difference is that the local municipalities have banned human oddity acts, as they are considered demeaning and cruel. I don't see to much of a difference in those carnival acts and current TV programming. As I hae said for sometime, if this is reality, I will continue to live in my fantasy world a bit longer.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:36 PM

I love the shows on TLC about people with unique problems. I think that they are usually very respectful to the subject. I tend to really like the people with the problems.

The most recent that I saw was about a guy who was 400 or so pounds and rapidly lost a lot of weight. He was going on dates, looking for a girlfriend, was still a virgin at thirty-something years old, and he was a very handsome fellow.

The one that stands out in my mind the most is the guy who had tumors growing all over his body. He was visited by an American Doctor who tried to find a cure for his unique problem. The Dr. ended up looking at his friends who were circus freaks to help them too.

And the stories about dwarfism are very inspiring. (The series Little people Big World is awesome entertainment with a very positive message!)

Those subjects are easier for me to sympathize with and understand, but the lady who is attracted to machines is just a little too far out there. It intrigues me a lot.

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