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The Therapy Sessions
Tuesday, August 19, 2003

What Is It About Norway?

Like most Americans, the only sure thing I knew about Norway (until recently) was that it was somewhere northeast of Maine.

Sure, I knew it was a land with limited sunlight and shitty food (pickled herring in cream sauce?) -a place where vowels are scarce and being rationed (words like "hammrskgold" roam safely through Norwegian spellcheckers).

But I am getting more curious...

Man Shoots Friends At Surprise Party.
The man found out about the party in a forest cabin in south Norway beforehand and hid behind trees nearby with a shotgun as about 30 guests turned up on Saturday night, hoping to turn the surprise on his friends, He blasted off one round in the air, meaning it as a joke to shock the partygoers.

But when he came out from his hiding place, he tripped and the gun went off again, badly hurting one woman in the legs and slightly injuring five others.

The party was canceled.

As would be expected: shootings always ruin parties.

Chris at Sociopathocracy has also picked up on the spate of strange stories coming from Norway. A rehash:

There was the "comic" who motors dead pigs around the sea.

There was the fact Norweigians rarely change their underwear.

There was a strange story about a Norway's laws against feeding live animals to snakes, complete with advice on how to kill the animals yourself, heat them in a microwave and jiggle them them to simulate live prey.

And there was news of Norweigian olfactory defiencies

There's more to Norway than one would suspect...

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