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Auxiris 07 Nov 00 - 03:43 AM
Lonesome Gillette 07 Nov 00 - 09:32 AM
Troll 07 Nov 00 - 10:48 AM
Robby 07 Nov 00 - 11:05 AM
wysiwyg 07 Nov 00 - 11:16 AM
Lonesome Gillette 07 Nov 00 - 12:07 PM
Auxiris 07 Nov 00 - 12:13 PM
Lonesome Gillette 07 Nov 00 - 12:15 PM
Tony Burns 07 Nov 00 - 12:20 PM
Amergin 07 Nov 00 - 01:27 PM
MiriamKilmer 07 Nov 00 - 03:04 PM
Suffet 07 Nov 00 - 10:57 PM
Matt_R 07 Nov 00 - 11:16 PM
GUEST,Saul 08 Nov 00 - 09:56 PM
GUEST,Joerg 08 Nov 00 - 10:30 PM

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Subject: Electric chair games
From: Auxiris
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 03:43 AM

Rather than add any more comments about the election, here are two news items seen in a magazine in France. Can any of you tell me if it's true or not that:

In Kensington, thrill-seekers are offered the opportunity (?) to experience the electric chair. Apparently the goal of this attraction is to tolerate small electric shocks as long as possible.

There now exists a toy intended for children known as "Death Row Marv" that consists of a prisoner and a little electric chair. . . that seems to be enjoying a great deal of success.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Lonesome Gillette
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 09:32 AM

Yup, it's true. I saw a version of this in Boston at a pub. It was a two player game, each player would take their shoes off and stand on metal plates then turn cranks that would send electricity into the plates. I guess whoever stays on longest wins.
Also heard a piece on the raido of people being shocked like this in bars in Mexico City and paying (money) for it. The guy they interviewed who says he shocks himself everyday, says it helps his circulation and causes him to relax.
They also had a doctor on saying it is dangerous and could mess with your heart.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Troll
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 10:48 AM

Sounds about as smart as gargling razor blades. The good thing is, if their hearts can't stand it, they're out of the gene pool.

troll


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Robby
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 11:05 AM

Wouldl that qualify for nomination for the annual Darwin award?


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 11:16 AM

Well as long as we are going to talk about penises (*G*G*G*G*) at Mudcat, here's one to think about.

I heard one about a guy found dead in the bathroom on his wedding night. Seems the little lady got tired of waiting for him to come out, and went to investigate. He had wired his penis and nipples with alligator clips and plugged himself in, and ZAP!

Oops!

What, he was warming up his engine before putting it in gear? It was supposedly a true story. And it may actually have been, considering the source, which I cannot divulge.

Ehoops!

Then there was a funny Simpson's episode on this topic, they go for group therapy and.... someone else tell that one, OK? I did my part. (get it, "PART"?) Besides, me, therapy-- better not go there.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Lonesome Gillette
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:07 PM

How 'bout this! When I was about ten I remember an old power tool that had a bad plug, the terminals were exposed and I got shocked by accident while plugging it in. Well it didn't kill me, so my friends and I would play a "game" and touch the terminals intentionally for a shock. I remember jolts shooting up my arm!
we did lots of other wicked dangerous stuff, like hopping trains. Anyone ever do that?
But, I'm still in the gene pool, my first child is due in January. hehe


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Auxiris
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:13 PM

Shocking stuff so far. How about the "child's toy" (Death Row Marv) that I mentioned? Does that really exist? I've been hoping that it's just another joke. . .

Aux


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Lonesome Gillette
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:15 PM

That second sentance in my message should read: "When I was ten I had an old power tool with a bad plug..."
I wasn't remembering much when I was ten.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Tony Burns
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 12:20 PM

Death Row Marv also here. Lots more at Google just put Death Row Marv in the search box.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Amergin
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 01:27 PM

GREAT!!!! now I know what I want for Christmas....


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: MiriamKilmer
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 03:04 PM

Cute. I decided to vote for Nader when I found out that Gore is in favor of the death penalty too. I'm in Virginia, though. If I were in a close-race state I'd vote for Gore, figuring that at least he doesn't want to electrocute the innocent.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Suffet
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 10:57 PM

I saw one of those electric chair games in Whitby during the summer of 1999. I presume it is still there. But let me get back on topic. My wife and I came into Whitby and inquired about pubs where we could hear music. Someone told us to try the Tuppence Pile. After a fruitless search, we came across the Tap and Spile. So much for our Yank brains to understand a Yorkshire accent!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: Matt_R
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 11:16 PM

Anyone have an effigy of Ted Turner I can strap in Marv's easychair?


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: GUEST,Saul
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 09:56 PM

Jean Shepherd (of Christmas Story fame) told a story on his old radio show about finding an "electric therapy machine" in an old trunk in an attic. The kids had a grand old time shocking the bejesus out each other.

I've seen several of these "therapy machines" since. They were variations on a simple dyanamo/magneto and they hurt! They were in lovely wooden boxes with beautiful illustrations of the machine being used to cure the ailments of "The Crowned Heads of Europe" or some such thing. Think crank-telephone kind of shock. Nasty.


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Subject: RE: Electric chair games
From: GUEST,Joerg
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 10:30 PM

HEY !!! This is a public forum. Anybody can read what is said here!

Of course all of you know but let me still repeat once more that the problem with electric shocks is mainly that the circumstances you get them are that difficult to control. A little sweat more or less may be the difference between life or death.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS: "I stood it once, I'll stand it once more." or "If he stands it I'll stand it too." NO!!!

May all of you get old (it's much more fun than dying young).

Joerg


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