You say morbid, I say mordant…let’s call the whole thing off.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 00:26:59 -0500 From: Scruggs <_________________> To: Ashley <_____________________> Subject: Re: Re: > > On 11/30/07, Ashley <_____________________> wrote: > > > As someone with a little physical discipline... > > > > > > Do you think you could learn, given plenty of time, to tolerate and > > > even breathe during the water cure? > > > > > > They elevate you intentionally so the water can't actually get to > > > your lungs. You can only aspirate it by freaking out. If you could > > > tolerate your sinus cavity being full of water and you could breathe > > > slowly, you would be able to get air without water (assuming you are > > > not under a *steady* stream but a shower or such). > > > > > On Nov 30, 2007, at 8:50 PM, Scruggs wrote: > > I wondered about that. I think I could, until someone got impatient > > and pushed or punched my diaphragm. The water cure does include a > > steady stream, however. There's no getting away from it, according to > > all the recountings, and I'm confident that pressure on the diaphragm > > is often included as a courtesy. > > > On 12/1/07, Ashley <_____________________> wrote: > Yeah... well, the additional talent to pick up is being able to drown > yourself on purpose. They'd have to resuscitate and start all over > the next day when you could just do it again. > > Shades of "Plague Dogs." > I doubt that would work more than once. I, personally, reckon my best bet is to off myself as soon as it seems likely I'll be headed for the waterboard. This is a morbid line of thought!
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jody

Re: You say morbid, I say mordant…let’s call the whole thing off.

The coolest thing about that conversation: The Plague Dogs being mentioned!

I have to read Watership Down again.

By jody on 1 December 2007 · 13:52

A is A

Re^2: You say morbid, I say mordant…let’s call the whole thing off.

Holy cow is that a depressing book/movie. “Watership Down” at least has some optimism in it.

By A is A on 1 December 2007 · 17:36