waterboard thrill ride

step right up! see the humor horror! summer08 – artist Steve Powers created this piece; as npr’s margot adler described: ‘not really a ride, it’s more of a peep show.’

for 1 george washington$ dubious robots evoked a Guantánamo Bay interrogation. nytimes detailed powers’ initial vision for each participant to be waterboarded him(her)self and then turn the flood onto the next contestant.  his wife said no. one spectator was clearly disgruntled, “It’s a gimmick,” she said. “When they have the sideshow, you see real people. That’s legit. But this here? Uh-uh.”

if nothing else, the aim to call attention to the topic was achieved.
spongebob + squidward, just pawns.

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