August 7th, 2008

straight to hell

NY amusement park opens "Waterboard Thrill Ride" - uses Spongebob Squarepants as part of promo.


A man with a black hood pours water on the face of a prisoner in an orange jumpsuit strapped to a table: no, it's not Guantanamo Bay naval base, but New York's Coney Island amusement park. The scene using robotic dolls is an installation built by artist Steve Powers to criticize waterboarding, a simulated drowning technique the United States has admitted using on terrorism suspects, but that rights group say is torture. "Waterboard Thrill Ride" beckons a sign along with cartoon character "SpongeBob SquarePants" who appears tied down and exclaiming: "It don't Gitmo better!"

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0650002220080807


Hint: Waterboarding spongebob is ineffective.

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