Originally published at Omnemnmoverelapidem .blogspot.com, October 11, 2007, under the title "The Groovy Side of Torture."
Posters in internet discussion groups and chat rooms usually emphasize the negative things about torture. There are also some very nice aspects to torture. We know this is true because there are some people who actually enjoy being tortured.
Some people even like to torture themselves, although this can be hazardous, and those who enjoy self-inflicted pain should probably always use the "buddy system" to insure safety, as the two
Take this guy for example -- a conservative Christian minister, a graduat of Liberty University, and a personal friend of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Rev. Gary Aldridge, 51, was found dead in his home. Police said he was home alone at the time of his demise, and his death was accidental.
At the time he died Rev. Aldridge, pastor of the local Thorington Road Church since 1991, was wearing two wet suits, a rubber face mask, a scuba diving mask, a pair of slippers, a pair of diving gloves, a set of rubber underwear, two ties, five belts, and eleven straps disposed in various ways. For example, one plastic cord secured his ankles to his neck. He also had a dildo in his butt.
The cause of death was asphyxiation.
I hope this settles the debate about torture always being bad once and for all.
It also answers the question, "What do you folks in Alabama do for fun, anyway?"