Skip to comments.Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)
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 ...
Because it’s crazy people on drugs
Please don’t post any pictures.
Boulder is one of the weirdest places on earth. An excess of drugs for decades has warped the psyche of the whole community.
Anyone seen “A Man Called Horse.”?
the things I’m seeing lately make me think of the various classic scenes of hell
it’s disturbing to even list the latest
Look at me, see how extreme I am!
So Lisa Marteau is a meathooker?
The opportunity for “cutters” to feel legitimized?
Mork is considered a normal person there. maybe not weird enough.
please, please no!
That was my first thought as well.
exactly what i was thinking.
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.
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..
Well it looks like at least 2 of us are not needed here. kingattax we need another thread
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.
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!”
Native American rite of passage is called the Sun Dance.
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).
Yep I did. This part of society's decent into overt paganism.
[slaps forehead] Of course! I should have known that.
In Stephen Kings ‘The Stand’ bad was Las Vegas and good was Boulder, Colorado.
Richard Harris did it once.
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do that....I just didn’t get around to it......oh well!
Can we have the name of the politician in case he decide to run for president? Phew.
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!
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.
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.
When everyone is the same it takes special effort to stand out
At least Harris had some peyote buttons to eat...
This gal is just sick.
I don't believe you. Whoever heard of a crazy politician?
Because Reagan closed the State Mental hospitals?
Mentally healthy people to not self-mutilate or torture.
At least they had religious and practical reasons to undergo this rite (they believed it "made the buffalo come".)
“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.
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.
I’d love to see the hag hillary do this to curry favor of the voters.
Because they were born that way?
Stopped reading at “Boulder”.
Millenials and the Grungers are in love with body piercings.
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.
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.
Yep. A Mandan lodge suspension instead of a real Sioux Sun dance.
Still hurts just to watch it as I did the other night.
New age paganism continues to march on...
...and so it goes in post Christian amerika.
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