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Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)
Daily Camera Lifestyles ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aimee Heckel

Posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin?

The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community — to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: celebratediversity; colorado; culturewar; cutting; gaypride; masochism; mentalillness; selfabuse; selfmutilation; sexpositiveagenda; torture
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What came first to Boulder, cannabis, or self-torture?
1 posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Because it’s crazy people on drugs


2 posted on 06/29/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

Please don’t post any pictures.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 1:57:23 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Citizen Zed

Boulder is one of the weirdest places on earth. An excess of drugs for decades has warped the psyche of the whole community.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 1:58:41 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Why? Self-hatred. They need mental health attention.
5 posted on 06/29/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Anyone seen “A Man Called Horse.”?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 2:00:23 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Citizen Zed

the things I’m seeing lately make me think of the various classic scenes of hell

it’s disturbing to even list the latest


7 posted on 06/29/2014 2:00:30 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Citizen Zed

It’s vanity.

Look at me, see how extreme I am!


8 posted on 06/29/2014 2:01:02 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Citizen Zed

So Lisa Marteau is a meathooker?


9 posted on 06/29/2014 2:01:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

The opportunity for “cutters” to feel legitimized?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 2:01:56 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mountainlion

Mork is considered a normal person there. maybe not weird enough.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 2:02:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Fungi
Please don’t post any pictures.

please, please no!

12 posted on 06/29/2014 2:04:07 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Starstruck

That was my first thought as well.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Starstruck

exactly what i was thinking.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Remember reading a story as a kid about something similar, but the “hookers” were Native American (not recent) males in some sort of manhood rite-of-passage thing and the hooks were in their chests.

This person is just wacko.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 2:05:17 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Citizen Zed
also the state IIRC that gave us death by sweathouse.....

the pot stuff...the easy money that liberals seem to make....the total lack of God and HIS commandments....and this is what you get....humans dreaming up new ways to feel pain/pleasure its all the same..

16 posted on 06/29/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by cherry
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To: kingattax; Starstruck

Well it looks like at least 2 of us are not needed here. kingattax we need another thread


17 posted on 06/29/2014 2:06:59 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: taxcontrol
It’s vanity.

I was part of this culture over 10 years ago. I never got into this sort of pain/pleasure exercise, but I'd seen it done plenty of times.

Most body modders I knew were "straight edge" (AKA sober). They were teetotalers and often adamantly anti-drug. Their way of "getting high" was through the body's natural response to painful stimuli. In this case, the initial pinch of the meathooks was unpleasant, but once the adrenaline and other brain chemicals started reacting, the high was apparently quite pleasant.

I watched several people, male and female, suspend from hooks and some even would bounce around the room like a trapeze artist. Craziest thing about it: there was very little blood. Say what you want about these people, but I personally knew men and women, professionals, college students, even a politician who was into this. The vast majority were honest, hard-working American men and women who simply had an alternative way of getting high.

Wasn't for everybody, but these people were "normal" outside of this.

18 posted on 06/29/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!”


19 posted on 06/29/2014 2:11:39 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: madison10

Native American rite of passage is called the Sun Dance.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 2:11:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Citizen Zed
Reminds me of the scene in A Man Called Horse:


21 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:21 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Citizen Zed

If you’ve ever lived there (I did) you’d know.

I was three lousy miles from the Larimer County line.

Three lousy miles!

Damndest collection of miscreants ever assembled within a political boundary.

The smell of patchouli still haunts me.

Yet, it was the home of Soldier of Fortune magazine, Paladin Arms, and until recently, the AR15 accessory manufacturer (whose name escapes me).

Go figure.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Starstruck
Anyone seen “A Man Called Horse.”?

Yep I did. This part of society's decent into overt paganism.

23 posted on 06/29/2014 2:13:10 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Citizen Zed
'It's empowering.'

[slaps forehead] Of course! I should have known that.

24 posted on 06/29/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Citizen Zed

In Stephen Kings ‘The Stand’ bad was Las Vegas and good was Boulder, Colorado.
Typical King....


25 posted on 06/29/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: madison10

Richard Harris did it once.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Celebrate Perversity! Let's not be judgemental.
27 posted on 06/29/2014 2:16:24 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Citizen Zed

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that....I just didn’t get around to it......oh well!


28 posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: rarestia

Can we have the name of the politician in case he decide to run for president? Phew.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kingattax

The “primitive” has a strong pull on this generation, as displayed in the relatively recent (and rabid) interest in first, tattoos, then piercings and now this shit. We are a lost generation, a lost society, desperate to have meaning and purpose with no direction as to how to find it or what it is. Maybe if we go backwards (into tribalism and primitivism and earth worship, etc), then we will find it, right?? Frick, go do some volunteer work forgodsakes, get an adrenaline rush helping others or something, geesh!


30 posted on 06/29/2014 2:19:00 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: rarestia

I have no problems with individuals deciding to pursue this form of “getting high”. However, when it becomes a show, when it is more theater, that is when it moves into vanity.

Much like the person who gets a tattoo which I consider unwise. Something small something hidden and that is personal. However, when you get into the realm of tats that cant be covered, face and neck tats, other tribal “body art” that is for show. That also is vanity.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 2:19:23 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Citizen Zed

Some of this may be peer pressure, or just a drive to out-shock their other freinds “outside the community”. I’m going to make some broad assumptions here, I’d be willing to bet the majority of these people are total atheists, agnostics. The Progressive leaning schools have indoctrinated them since kindergarten to fear and ridicule the Bible. They have allowed themselves to become Christian-Phobic, and almost panic whenever religion is seriously and respectfully brought into the discussion. or have adhered themselves into some tributary of religion, one with blood sacrifices like Santeria (Animism). I would be very upset if someone in my family decided to do this over and over again for the thrill.
That means it takes an extraordinary and unnatural event to get them excited about life. I don’t even want to think about the average overweight American trying to do this, because it looked fun on Youtube, only to have the hooks pull out during their swing session. No, No and No.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 2:21:08 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Citizen Zed

When everyone is the same it takes special effort to stand out


33 posted on 06/29/2014 2:21:18 PM PDT by winodog
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To: TomGuy

At least Harris had some peyote buttons to eat...
This gal is just sick.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rarestia
even a politician who was into this

I don't believe you. Whoever heard of a crazy politician?

35 posted on 06/29/2014 2:23:14 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Citizen Zed
The Okipa ceremony by the Mandan and Lakota tribes.
36 posted on 06/29/2014 2:23:56 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Citizen Zed

Because Reagan closed the State Mental hospitals?


37 posted on 06/29/2014 2:23:56 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Mentally healthy people to not self-mutilate or torture.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 2:25:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: madison10
You're thinking of the Mandan O-Kee-Pa rites, recorded by painter George Catlin in the 1830s.

At least they had religious and practical reasons to undergo this rite (they believed it "made the buffalo come".)

39 posted on 06/29/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: mountainlion

“Boulder is one of the weirdest places on earth. An excess of drugs for decades has warped the psyche of the whole community.”

Not even CLOSE to San Francisco, though. Not even close. I’ve lived in Boulder County since 1975 and have visited SF multiple times over the decade and stayed overnight their several times with friends, so feel like I have some basis for a comparison.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 2:25:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Isn't that Osama Obama’s Colorado campaign manager?
41 posted on 06/29/2014 2:27:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Citizen Zed

These people have been around for ages. Self flagellation. Self harm. It’s nothing I understand but they’ve been here for a long long time.


42 posted on 06/29/2014 2:31:51 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

I’d love to see the hag hillary do this to curry favor of the voters.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 2:34:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Citizen Zed; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

Because they were born that way?


44 posted on 06/29/2014 2:47:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Citizen Zed

Stopped reading at “Boulder”.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 2:52:31 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Citizen Zed

Millenials and the Grungers are in love with body piercings.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 2:59:58 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: taxcontrol

Yeah, let’s keep it all private and hidden until one of these creeps gets seriously injured and starts looking for a lawyer. People today have no self-control, no self-respect and no idea of the old Judeo-Christian principle of The Body is a Temple.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 3:05:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Citizen Zed

The video shown in the link is pretty tame. But a little weird. What’s funny is a pop-up ad for Six Flags came up when I clicked the link.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 3:07:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Starstruck

Yep. A Mandan lodge suspension instead of a real Sioux Sun dance.

Still hurts just to watch it as I did the other night.


49 posted on 06/29/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

New age paganism continues to march on...

...and so it goes in post Christian amerika.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 3:55:40 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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