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Whatever You Do, Don't Read This... (lifted off the floor by giant fishhooks)
Yahoo News ^ | 04/05/2005 | Ellen Wulfhorst

Posted on 04/05/2005 6:49:02 AM PDT by bedolido

Rosemary Curtis (R) holds the hand of her boyfriend Michael Belardo as he hangs in the 'Superman' pose during a Suspension Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, April 2, 2005. From tentative first-timers to well-practiced masters, more than 100 aficionados celebrated their passion for body suspension at the three-day gathering, held in an old textile mill.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: do; dont; fishhooks; floor; giant; hippietrash; humandebris; losers; read; shoulders; stretchmarks; this; whatever; you
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1 posted on 04/05/2005 6:49:03 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

Real classy looking pair. Made for each other.


2 posted on 04/05/2005 6:50:13 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance
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To: bedolido

One of the clear indications of the End of Days.


3 posted on 04/05/2005 6:50:32 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: bedolido; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus; bd476

Where's the 'I'm an idiot' tattoo?


4 posted on 04/05/2005 6:53:34 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Boredom is simply a lack of attention)
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To: bedolido

Rosemary Curtis (R) holds the hand of her boyfriend Michael Belardo as he hangs in the 'Hey Look At Us, We're Attention Starved Idiots' pose.


5 posted on 04/05/2005 6:53:52 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

a tattoo of Al Gore kissing Hillary


6 posted on 04/05/2005 6:54:15 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido
Rosemary Curtis (R) holds the hand of her boyfriend Michael Belardo as he hangs in the 'Superman' pose during a Suspension Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, April 2, 2005.

Oh I get, she's standing on the right. (At first I thought they were identifying Rosemary as a Republican.)

7 posted on 04/05/2005 6:54:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bedolido
Moderators at D.U.
8 posted on 04/05/2005 6:54:30 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

9 posted on 04/05/2005 6:55:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bedolido

And they call Conservative Christians "kooks" and "nutjobs"...


10 posted on 04/05/2005 6:55:54 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: mhking

does this deserve a "Just Damn"?


11 posted on 04/05/2005 6:57:25 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!


12 posted on 04/05/2005 6:58:24 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Boredom is simply a lack of attention)
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To: bedolido

Aren't there circuses or institutions for these types of people? In the old days they used to take people like this and place them in loony bins for electro shock therapy. The inmates are indeed running the asylum.


13 posted on 04/05/2005 6:59:32 AM PDT by Waterleak (I pity the fool)
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To: bedolido

No pain, no brain.


14 posted on 04/05/2005 7:00:08 AM PDT by Deguello
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To: bedolido

"Safe sex for kinky swingers"


15 posted on 04/05/2005 7:00:55 AM PDT by M. Dodge Thomas (More of the same, only with more zeros on the end.)
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To: martin_fierro

What's that? Michael Schiavo's brother?


16 posted on 04/05/2005 7:01:00 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: bedolido
(bubble above girl's head) "I can't believe what a chump you are..."


17 posted on 04/05/2005 7:01:24 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (Boredom is simply a lack of attention)
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To: bedolido
Mandan warriors would have their pectorals, back muscles pierced by eagle bone and HOISTED 5-7 feet in mid-air... for 4 DAYS.

Kids today got it easy.

18 posted on 04/05/2005 7:01:49 AM PDT by johnny7 (Ever wonder what's the 'crust' in 'Ol Crusty'?)
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To: bedolido

Again a case of "just because you can doesn't mean you should"....LOL.


19 posted on 04/05/2005 7:01:53 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: bedolido

Freaks.


20 posted on 04/05/2005 7:01:59 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!

That's actually pretty cool.

Had to look a second time at it.


21 posted on 04/05/2005 7:02:15 AM PDT by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: bedolido

Just DAMN!


22 posted on 04/05/2005 7:02:25 AM PDT by swordfish71 (There is no storm like the PERFECT ROVIAN STORM!)
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To: martin_fierro

ROFL


23 posted on 04/05/2005 7:02:26 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Standing athwart FR, yelling 'Stop!')
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To: cyborg; fortunecookie

Whatever you do, DON'T LOOK.


24 posted on 04/05/2005 7:03:06 AM PDT by Petronski (I thank God Almighty for a most remarkable blessing: John Paul the Great.)
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To: bedolido
Here's another freak.


25 posted on 04/05/2005 7:04:54 AM PDT by SuperSonic (GOD Bless America!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
That's what you call someone who has far, far too much time on his (and her) hands...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

26 posted on 04/05/2005 7:05:19 AM PDT by mhking (If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
That's what you call someone who has far, far too much time on his (and her) hands...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

27 posted on 04/05/2005 7:06:02 AM PDT by mhking (I have my towel. Do you have yours?)
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To: FBD
And they say women with breast implants will start to sag with age, huh.

Everything being equal this brain stem's in for one hellova surprise.

ASBS.

...Acute Saggy Backside Syndrom.

28 posted on 04/05/2005 7:06:57 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

"Where's the 'I'm an idiot' tattoo?"

It appears to be all over both of them . . . especially the guy hanging from the hooks.


29 posted on 04/05/2005 7:07:25 AM PDT by Law is not justice but process
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To: swordfish71
They should be EUthanized and put in a jar with alcohol.
Next!
30 posted on 04/05/2005 7:09:24 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

For a moment that looked like one of my old roommates...


31 posted on 04/05/2005 7:10:46 AM PDT by null and void (innocent, incapacitated, inconvenient, and insured - a lethal combination for Terri...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

No, Geeks


32 posted on 04/05/2005 7:11:12 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: bedolido

WHY??????


33 posted on 04/05/2005 7:11:26 AM PDT by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: null and void
For a moment that looked like one of my old roommates...

The bait on the hook or the skank standing with him?

34 posted on 04/05/2005 7:13:57 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance
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To: Fierce Allegiance

The skank. It's a VERY long story.

(The bait looks like any one of her boyfriends)...


35 posted on 04/05/2005 7:15:37 AM PDT by null and void (innocent, incapacitated, inconvenient, and insured - a lethal combination for Terri...)
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To: bedolido
...snip...

For such an off-beat practice, the convention is remarkably well-run, with sanitary precautions, surgical tools and almost military efficiency in preparing people for their suspension.

Some hang for a few minutes, others for an hour or more.

The biggest danger is cross-contamination, organizers said, due to so much open flesh and blood. Other dangers involve people passing out or suffering seizures, they said.

"The first couple of times, I didn't enjoy it," said Canadian Warren Hiller. "The first time I blacked out, and one time I was convulsing. But the third time I got better. I wasn't blacking out anymore."

It's not masochism, said Allen Falkner of Dallas, who has practiced suspension for 13 years. "Suspension is not about pain, it's about getting past the pain."

Advocates say suspension has been practiced since ancient times in many societies.

"It's searching for answers, trying new things," Hiller said. "You can only get pierced and tattooed so many times."

36 posted on 04/05/2005 7:16:18 AM PDT by SuperSonic (GOD Bless America!)
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To: bedolido

There was actually a Guinness Book of World Records show on FOX where one of the people actually broke the record for this event. (there's record for putting the most number of fishhook though your body ???!)


37 posted on 04/05/2005 7:18:13 AM PDT by Ex-Dem (40 F in March? Where's global warming when you need it...)
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To: bedolido

Oh dear,
Ouch,
Oh my.

Whatever,
he's an idjit.


38 posted on 04/05/2005 7:18:31 AM PDT by najida (I wish I had Tina Turner's legs, Ann Coulter's brains and Paris Hilton's credit cards.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; All

I pray to god that they don't breed.


39 posted on 04/05/2005 7:19:54 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

(bubble above girl's head) "And I thought my last boyfriend was weird for collecting ceramic squirrels."


40 posted on 04/05/2005 7:20:07 AM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: bedolido
Hate it when that happens.

Prayers for a quick recovery.
/sarc
41 posted on 04/05/2005 7:22:03 AM PDT by evets (God bless President Bush and VP Cheney)
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To: bedolido
Dumber than a box of rocks.
42 posted on 04/05/2005 7:25:34 AM PDT by b4its2late (Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot.)
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To: SuperSonic

"It's searching for answers, ...... and what was the question?


43 posted on 04/05/2005 7:26:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: FormerACLUmember

These two will be supporting us one day in our old age.


44 posted on 04/05/2005 7:27:29 AM PDT by superiorslots
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To: superiorslots
"These two will be supporting us one day in our old age."

Smart money is betting that you out live them.
45 posted on 04/05/2005 7:32:07 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: bedolido

You should've seen the one that got away.


46 posted on 04/05/2005 7:37:45 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: mhking

You had to double post that one didn't you!!


47 posted on 04/05/2005 7:52:17 AM PDT by Springman
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To: bedolido
He's in training for the real pain she'll inflict on him if they marry and breed.

If it's not End Times (ain't it always "End Times" for somebody?), it sure is regression.

48 posted on 04/05/2005 8:09:02 AM PDT by metesky (If ya can't take the cyber heat, stay out of the freakin' cyber kitchen!)
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To: bedolido

youch!


49 posted on 04/05/2005 8:12:55 AM PDT by woofie
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To: bedolido

We had a teenager who came to our clinic after the school nurse noticed that he was walking in a strange manner. The night before, he had taken a curved upholstery needle, and pierced his scrotum. He left it in, and was trying to walk around school with it still in! I just don't understand this piercing thing....


50 posted on 04/05/2005 8:17:10 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
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