February 17, 2005

Numa Numa Virus Outbreak


[Note: If the global rush to Numa Numa is clogging bandwidth at the irritating Newpics, try this one at eBaum's World numanuma - Crazy dancer weird techno - O-Zone-Dragostea Din Tei ]

[UPDATE: ANDREW SULLIVAN ALERT!: Numa Numa has now reached THE HISPANIC VILLAGE PEOPLE. [Video] with "Marica Quien? Marica Tu!" -- AKA Pluma Pluma Gay [lyrics]. This is the definitive Queer Eye Numa Numa Makeover. This version centers around a closet and coming out from said closet. It takes awhile to load, but it is worth it. ]

I have one friend who was deeply infected by this idworm in January when it first surged across the web from an obscure teenager's bedroom in New Jersey. He presented with a nearly lethal level of NumaNuma Tourette's syndrome, and it looked like he was sinking fast. But with the intervention of high levels of Lithium, electroshock therapy, and the talking cure, he's been doing better of late.

In the last few days he seems to be less likely to gyrate wildly about his house thrusting his arms into the air and numanumaing in a most arresting fashion. The unfortunate calls of his neighbors to the police following his nightly raving on the sidewalk have become almost a thing of the past. All his friends were relieved when it became apparant that this particular crisis had passed. The nature of these episodes becomes more disturbing still when you reflect that he looks like an older and less sedate version of the kid in the video.

Alas, all this came to an end today when he innocently tuned into the Today Show between the Jello course and the lithium served to him by the day nurse. There, utterly unprepared, he was exposed to Matt Laurer presenting the video and the story behind it. His day nurse, recognizing it instantly, fought uselessly with him for the remote and was forced to run to the garage and cut the power to the house. It was too late.

Late this afternoon, after climbing to the roof of his home in an upscale neighborhood in South Florida and NumaNumaing through a bull horn for three hours, the Fort Lauderdale SWAT team ended the stand-off, and he was carted off to the cheers of the neighbors and the approving howls of their pets. It was the end of yet another sad story concerning this dreaded mental virus that has afflicted millions of Americans.

But just what is this NumaNuma? What are the roots and the inner meaning of this mental plague? Can you be made safe from it.

The short and sincere answer is, well, NO.

We've been doing our part in spreading this affliction for well over a month. Here's a round up of our links. You may click and go as you will, but we will accept no liability for what happens to you, your life, the life of your loved ones, and the health of your pets.

Numanuma: Deeply Disturbing and Yet... @ AMERICAN DIGEST

Numa Numa Original Discovered and Decoded @ AMERICAN DIGEST

NumaNuma Mania: Stop the Insanity! @ AMERICAN DIGEST

It's All Roumanian NumaNuma Japanese To Me @ AMERICAN DIGEST

In other Numa Numa news, the video has hit VH1. Gary Brolsma's Xanga site has been pummeled into oblivion and is cyberdust. But the cached version of the site is gman250's Xanga Site. His reaction as of February 7?

It seems I'm famous. I really don't know how it happened, the internet is a mighty place, obviously nothing too interesting must be happening because my stupid video debuted on CNN during a financial talk about money and finance and moneyand stuff... not to mention, the ONLY place I uploaded it was Newgrounds, and now (3 months later) it's everywhere.

World of Warcraft is mighty fun. The past weeks have dragged on, been playing lots of games confined in my room. I know I should be doing better things with my time, but not sure about that yet. Well, actually I did please the King of the Cosmos by recreating the moon since he carelessly got drunk and destroyed it.

It was a sad week for mine and P Rock's Grandpa's. But they're both in a better place now.

Jet hit the big 70,000 mile mark on the ol' odometer... quite a feat indeed. I heart the Tempo.

Superbowl sucked because I hate football, but Dave's house was fun as always. Next time though, less football, and more arfenhouse... and some more bread too. Poor Ha. Then there's the absence of Joe. It was quite sad... apparently, Rutgers > Friends, in Jesus's outlook of life, but I'll forgive him... this time. Chose songs for an upcoming performance for SBHS. It's going to be good.

Pimp action cell phone case is on the way from eBay. Ordered a "super clear" housing kit. I'm hoping it's not too flimsy and will actually fit and work.

There have been lots of things I wanted to do. I want to record a CD with Dan, I want to see the Cisco crew (Danny, Dave, Steve, Trev...) We need to have a party one of these weekends.

I'm tired so, gonna end this entry up.

What is not to love about this kid?

And yes you can download the original from iTunes. But do you really want to do that?

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...numanumaing ...

Man, that hurt my head. Peering through bloody bandages now and typing a wet and red keyboard, I ask ... can't we all just get along ... sans Numa Numa? I wonder if there's a Bunny version yet? Please don't look.

Posted by: Steel Turman at February 17, 2005 11:09 PM

I wish I could say I hadn't already been hearing the goddamn thing in my head for the last 10 minutes before I opened AD for the first time today, but I can't. I'm already infected.

And no, I didn't want to buy the Itunes version, but my wife did. So I'm screwed forever. Or is this what they sing in heaven?

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at February 18, 2005 5:48 AM

O.K. I admit , the roof episode was bad. Tha taser that the swat team used subdued the numa-tourettes for about two hours, then it started again. Why must he sing about feta cheese?? It's just not right.
P.S. You will hear from my attorneys forthwith

Posted by: flannelputz at February 18, 2005 7:20 AM

Tare de tot pustiul... ca sa nu mai zicem cat de haios, pe deasupra a si ajuns vedeta.Oricum,este ceva ce trebuie vazut...
Congratulations man...
Baxter17, Romania

Posted by: Manaila Vasile at February 20, 2005 12:44 PM

Where is a downloadable video clip of this? I don't want just the music. Yes, I'm also infected to the extent of wanting to spread it through my mail.

Posted by: Echo at February 24, 2005 9:58 PM
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