The controversial simulated drowning technique called “waterboarding” is now being used as an attraction at New York’s famed Coney Island amusement park.
The attraction is called “Waterboard Thrill Ride” — and is advertised with a sign featuring Spongebob Squarepants saying “it don’t gitmo better!”
Waterboarding has been used on terrorism suspects by the United States, and some human rights groups call it torture.
No people actually get waterboarded at the Waterboard Thrill Ride. Instead, people pay a dollar to watch a simulation performed by robot dolls.
Though if you told me people were actually paying to experience waterboarding as a bizarre “thrill” along the lines of bungee jumping and nipple-piercing, I totally would have believed it.
Do you crave the experience of checking in at your airport — running the security gauntlet, having your luggage evaluated, waiting in long lines? But that whole “traveling” thing is sort of a downer?
Well, you’re in luck: JetBlue is offering “Flights To Nowhere” to test out their new terminal at JFK airport.
The airline is seeking 1,000 of its frequent fliers to test the new system. They would check their luggage, go through security, and then wait at the gate for an imaginary flight.
The rewards: food, freebies, and other perks to-be-determined.
The “Flight To Nowhere” is scheduled for September.
…because I’m not weird enough first thing in the morning hopped up on caffeine and lack of sleep.
Comes in creamy cocoa and hazelnut flavors.
Orders yours today.
(via Topless Robot)
Hot on the heels of the alleged Bigfoot corpse in the freezer is this picture of a mystery creature that supposedly washed up on a Long Island, NY beach. As you can see, it looks like a pig with a parrot’s face and is freakin’ nasty looking. And yet, I also feel pity for it. Not every one of God’s creatures can look like a koala bear.
What the hell is it? The result of some mysterious genetic experiment gone awry? A promo for some new Fox sci-fi series that will only last six months? You decide.
(Gawker via The Beat)
Also a sign of armageddon: child catches nasty-ass demonic fish.
I’m taking this news with a rather sizable grain of salt, but a Rick Dyer claims to have “accidentally” found the body of a dead Bigfoot deep in the Georgia woods. Now Dyer, from the website Bigfoottracker.com, has acquired legal counsel to copyright his photographs and plans to reveal his discovery to the world on September 1st.
Here are the Bigfoot corpse’s vital statistics: 8’8″ tall, 600 lbs, and gender undisclosed. It is currently residing in a rather large freezer. As for its looks, according to one person Dyer said in a radio interview that “if you shaved his face and put a hat on “him”…he would appear to be a very large human.”
This story has also brought to my attention the rather passionate rivalries and disagreements within the cryptozoologist community, with Dyer accusing some researchers of conducting a smear campaign against him and his find.
What if the hairy body in the icebox really is the legendary Bigfoot? Will the annals of science be rewritten? Will the FBI get involved? With Bigfoots being humanoid, did Dyer have a responsibility to notify the coroner first upon discovery of the body? And what if it’s really just a taller than normal human with a glandular condition?
Getting a big kick out of this post:
(Phantoms and Monsters)
Seriously. Follow this link and follow the photo slideshow to the end.
I know it’s a cultural thing, and god knows I’ve eaten my portion of meat in my time. But — did they have to dress them up in overalls first? That’s all I’m asking.
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Tagged animals, bizarre
This asymmetrical television tower in the Czech Republic is a surreal enough presence on the landscape as it is..
But the inclusion of creepy metal babies that look like Arseface from Preacher just put it over-the-top for utter creepiness:
Another WTF?! moment in architecture — much like the much-discussed Denver Airport.
(more pics at Deputy Dog)
To be fair, this is no ordinary monkey we are talking about — but a service monkey. Sort of.
A Springfield, Missouri woman is suing — wait for it — Wal-Mart for discriminating against her 10-year-old bonnet macaque named Richard, who she says was not allowed to accompany her to the mega-store.
The woman, Debby Rose, insists that she be admitted to the store with Richard because the pet helps her with her social anxiety disorder. In essence, Rose contends, Richard is a service animal — much like a seeing eye dog.
But the Springfield-Greene County Health Department sees things a little differently. Which of course means they’re getting their asses sued as well.
Keeping a close eye on this story:
Ever worry that guests won’t know what room the bathroom is in your palatial abode? French designer Florence Doleac has solved that problem by creating a bronze-colored bathroom door handle that will be unmistakable.
Presenting: the Poop Handle!
No, that’s not its official name. Actually, it’s called an “étron” (feces specimen) door handle. Classy. Your guests will never mistakingly open the broom closet again.