You won’t talk? Maybe Mandy can change your mind!
Blog Guy, there is a lot of discussion about torture these days, you know?
Ah. Implements of torture are widely available. Many CD shops sell Barry Manilow music over-the-counter. And some disreputable groceries will even sell you brussels sprouts.
What if I want something even worse?
A collection of more than 250 antique torture devices is to be sold soon in New York City. To get around possible ethical issues, the seller promises an UNDISCLOSED percentage of the profits will go to charities fighting torture.
Undisclosed? No, if I’m going to consider buying this, I need to know how much will go to charity.
Well let’s see, how could this work? You want certain information from a guy, so how could you force him to tell you? Come on, slick, pay attention! It’s not rocket science!
Top left: Singer Barry Manilow in 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Top right: Shame masks, part of a privately owned collection of torture devices, are displayed at Guernsey’s auction house in New York, May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Right: Brussels sprouts. USDA photo.
Right: A torture chair from the collection, May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer