July 20, 2004
"Hooked" on a New Pastime

Now, I'm all for consenting adults doing whatever they want to each other, but I reserve the right to be weirded out by it:

Law enforcement officials in the Florida Keys are mystified by a bizarre new pastime -- young people dangling themselves from meat hooks on a popular sandbar.

Just when you thought people couldn't... well, ok, no... that story awhile back about the guy running a classified ad because he wanted to eat someone and getting an answer was way weirder than this. But still..

Posted by scott at July 20, 2004 02:12 PM

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I'm not personally familiar with this enough to say it's definately the same, but it sounds like the suspension demonstrations and stuff that go in at some club events in Cleveland. I read the article, and I'm like, this is news?

Posted by: Sherri on July 20, 2004 02:27 PM

Yeah - I seem to remember a freaky circus thing touring the States where people do things like this. It's still freakish, though...

Posted by: Ron on July 20, 2004 04:41 PM

Hell, I know at least one guy who wants to have rings embedded in their flesh, specifically so he can be dangled from hooks without taking the risk of tearing through a blood vessel (though it would still be incredibly painful; he has no delusions about that, and in fact anticipates it).

This one's been out-weirded long ago. Heck, I don't even have a problem with the concept, though I do think they should do the actual piercing in a bit cleaner and more controlled environment, to reduce the risk of injury, sickness, or death.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on July 21, 2004 12:48 AM

Are they THAT bored?

Posted by: Steve on July 22, 2004 01:10 PM
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