Most people remember the feeling of not being tall enough to ride an amusement park ride, but some would-be riders of the signature attraction at Universal Studios’ new “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park in Orlando are being turned away because of their girth. The ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” employs individual restraints to keep each guest tucked in to his or her seat, but the restraints aren’t large enough to accommodate heavier riders.
The bassist of the best band of the British Invasion died today. Sad news, but it gives me an excuse to play some Kinks.
Erick Dominguez, 37, a sales representative from Victorville, Calif., wore a black shirt with Jackson’s photo that read: “In Loving Memory.”
“He’s been my idol all my life since I can remember. I feel like I haven’t had closure,” he said, starting to weep from behind dark sunglasses.
What’s more pathetic: Jermaine Jackson milking at his dead brother’s teet, or the thousands of mentally deranged fans publicly mourning the loss of a washed-up pedophile?
They don’t come any more overrated than Soundgarden and their poseur frontman, Chris Cornell.