Undertoad Monday Jul 26 01:33 PM
7/26/2004: Iraqi Olympic Committee torture device
SteveDallas Monday Jul 26 01:35 PM
Well, at least they weren't bribing folks.
YellowBolt Monday Jul 26 01:52 PM
And how does said torture device actually "torture" you?
wolf Monday Jul 26 01:55 PM
Just to speculate ... the position it forces you into is uncomfortable in and of itself.
Troubleshooter Monday Jul 26 01:57 PM
Elspode Monday Jul 26 02:00 PM
Bah...more American propaganda. I'm sure this is actually a therapeutic accessory of some sort, designed to enhance performance and alleviate sports injuries.
lookout123 Monday Jul 26 02:07 PM
Beestie Monday Jul 26 02:11 PM
Its an actual medieval device. You put someone in it then suspend it for an long time (note the rod over the top). The forced immobilization starts to smart after a few hours. After a few days, it becomes maddening. He also used iron maidens - actual medieval ones, also. He must have bought some of this stuff at a garage sale in Europe. Unbelievable.
wolf Monday Jul 26 02:15 PM
Antiques are lovely, but he could afford to buy new ...
lookout123 Monday Jul 26 02:23 PM
no, he was under a budget crunch - don't you remember? that's why we had to allow him to sell his oil so he could pay for food and medical supplies. the damn american forces probably brought these in country to frame him with in their imperialist quest for oil...
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jul 26 02:33 PM
Any device that holds you in a position with your legs spread, might be used for evil.
jdbutler Monday Jul 26 02:38 PM
Didn't Sigourney Weaver wear that to beat up the Alien?
irma Monday Jul 26 03:02 PM
One of the torture techniques was Bites from various animals and birds
Carbonated_Brains Monday Jul 26 03:13 PM
It's a chastity suit.
mmmBoy Monday Jul 26 04:14 PM
I read a while back that when the Iraqi olympic soccer team lost a match against a rival team, Uday had them strapped down and beat the bottoms of their feet with reeds for hours. I can only imagine how painful the next day's practice must have been.
Happy Monkey Monday Jul 26 04:29 PM
I've been reading "1001 Nights". Apparently that was a common punishment in days of yore. Ouch.
mmmBoy Monday Jul 26 04:35 PM
Yeah, apparently feet have some significance in Iraqi society. If you show someone the soles of your feet it's a grave insult, like giving someone the finger in the US. I guess that's why everyone was beating Sadaam's statue with a shoe when it fell.
Carbonated_Brains Monday Jul 26 04:48 PM
But after practice Uday took them all out for ice cream.
Happy Monkey Monday Jul 26 05:07 PM
Which they probably rubbed on their feet.
SteveDallas Monday Jul 26 07:41 PM
Leah Monday Jul 26 08:01 PM
What a sick dood he is
lumberjim Monday Jul 26 08:27 PM
i remember hearing that the losing team was locked in a room that prevented you from siting up straight, or stretching out for days. and the feet beating would incapacitate you more than just hving sore feet. they break the little bones in your feet, damage the fascia, and ligaments. that can cripple you permanently. ever have planters fasciaitis? it has sidelined athletes for entire seasons. ive had a mild case of it. you wake up every morning with sore feet. it takes about 5 minutes for them to loosen up enough to walk with full strides.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jul 26 11:40 PM
Leah, thanks for posting your picture in your profile.
Leah Tuesday Jul 27 12:00 AM
Thanks Bruce, where's your photo????????? :p
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 27 11:53 PM
On every post office wall.
Leah Tuesday Jul 27 11:58 PM
It's even on the post office wall in Sydney, you must have done something really really bad, you bad boy.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 28 12:09 AM
Or they wanted to give the place a little class.
Leah Wednesday Jul 28 12:10 AM
OK, I'll let you win this time, but only this time.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 28 07:18 AM
No wonder I love you.
lumberjim Wednesday Jul 28 07:39 AM
get a room
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jul 28 08:26 PM
Why limit to a room when we can romp through the entire Cellar.
Leah Wednesday Jul 28 08:29 PM
Now that could be fun
DanaC Wednesday Jul 28 08:32 PM
"Yeah, apparently feet have some significance in Iraqi society. If you show someone the soles of your feet it's a grave insult, like giving someone the finger in the US"