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Star Wars torture critic

Brain failed me in middle of office conversation goof-off. Who is the critic of the Episode 1 - 2 - 3 Star Wars movies that delivers his critique in the persona of a sadistic torturer who has captives in his basement? Maybe I just dreamed this, but if anyone could help out I'd appreciate
posted by mattoxic on Dec 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Why do people enjoy the Saw movies?

As a horror fan, I've never understood the appeal of the Saw movies. Can someone explain the psychology involved with liking that series and similar types of movies? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Jun 20, 2014 - 40 answers

Enhanced interrogation under George W. Bush

Can anyone recommend neutral documentation of "enhanced interrogation" / "torture" under the Bush presidency, the changes during the War on Terror? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Apr 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Annoying Facebook Bullshit

In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Mar 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Candy and torture?

Can you help me find this disturbing Saw-like short film about kinder eggs? [more inside]
posted by jcrbuzz on Nov 22, 2012 - 0 answers

Name that movie about apartheid South Africa

Help me figure out what movie about apartheid South Africa I'm remembering. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Torture by the CIA: research projects vs. real-world knowledge

Torture by the CIA, specifically experimental/psychological torture, between about 1955 and 1985: how much more would CIA-funded lab psychologist Donald Hebb have known about specific real-world practices/pervasiveness than the general public could know? Articles or books where I can research this (especially anything he wrote himself)?
posted by kalapierson on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Attacks on Chinese people in Africa

Can anyone help find this article I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Qberting on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Application stress!

Should I throw in the towel? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Dec 2, 2010 - 38 answers

How can we stop this guy?

What can be done about a serial kitten-torturer?! Proven case with plenty of evidence. Is there any way to get this sick a-hole behind bars? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Torture doesn't work, does it?

I am looking for respected papers and books by psychologists and/or psychiatrists on the effectiveness of torture as a means to extract truthful confessions, especially in a military setting. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Will the goverment torture me?

If I go to a local engineering college and a friend of mine turns out to be a terrorist, will the government torture me? Or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Feb 25, 2010 - 23 answers

What's the deal with UNCAT, the Genva Convetions, and the US?

I have some questions about torture regarding international and US law, especially the Geneva Conventions and the UNCAT. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Where are the ticking time bombs?

I am collecting examples of the “Ticking Time Bomb Scenario” in fiction, film/tv, and journalism. [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Apr 10, 2009 - 10 answers

No more solitary confinement?

What can I do to work against long-term solitary confinement of prisoners in the US? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Apr 1, 2009 - 20 answers

What photographer tortured cockroaches?

Looking for the name of an artist who did a beautiful / disturbing series of photographs of cockroaches (and/or other insects??) being tortured. My memory is vague, but I think one was crucified, one immolated, etc. I also feel like it was a female artist.
posted by miffed on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 answers

Name this TV program

I think it was PBS, a roundtable discussion about a hypothetical ticking timebomb and what each branch of society thought should be done. I believe there were 3 panels: law enforcement, attorneys, and politicians. I think the host was an African-American male. [more inside]
posted by tslugmo on Feb 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Bimodal or am I biased?

StatisticsFilter: how can I find out whether my data is bimodal? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Animal abuse during war time?

Can you provide information on acts of animal abuse/cruelty taking place in other countries during war time? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Mar 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Wanting what you can't have (or can you?)

Im infatuated with this girl who I knew I couldn't have from the start. She has a partner. She is more than 10 years younger than me. She lives in another country. But I wake up with thoughts of her every morning. I construct new theories about what she was really thinking. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Why am I extra-ticklish when I'm sleepy?

Why o why am I more ticklish when I'm tired? I'm always ticklish but I notice a marked increase in twitchy tickle-inspired laughing fits when I'm yawny.
posted by pieliza on Nov 28, 2007 - 5 answers

Deepen my world knowledge.

Human rights violations around the world. What are countries with histories of major modern human rights violations that I may not think of? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 1, 2007 - 38 answers

Help me find a recent blog post about torture

I remember reading a blog post recently (probably 2 weeks ago, a month at the most) where the author said allowing torture is a bad idea because most people are personally opposed to torturing and would be unwilling to participate, so the only people willing to do the torturing are sadists who get pleasure out of torturing people. Therefore, you get a lot of punitive sadistic torture of little actual strategic value. Anyone remember reading this recently? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Oct 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Forget the Chinese Water Torture

Is this some sort of Japanese Torture Device? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Jul 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Solutions to survive the pain of laser hair removal treatments please!

What can I do to make laser hair removal treatments more tolerable? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me identify this painting

Please help me identify a painting. [more inside]
posted by aceyim on Mar 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Torture in the media?

Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Feb 17, 2007 - 72 answers

Upside Down Torture

Losing consciousness after being hung upside down by feet? (Humanitarian Asylum / Torture Related) [more inside]
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Name this Viking punishment.

Which Viking torture / punishment involved progressively severing segments of the limbs? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Dec 8, 2006 - 13 answers

The FFFishes' Guide to Waterboarding

I'm thinking about being waterboarded, just to see what it's all about. How can I do it correctly, ie. not end up dead? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Oct 28, 2006 - 31 answers

Looking for good quotes from evil men.

Where can I find some good Hitler quotes? There's a whole lot [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Oct 10, 2006 - 25 answers

What US law schools have programs in either torture or refugee law?

What US law schools have programs in international law related to either torture or refugees? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 19, 2006 - 9 answers

You know -- for kids!

OK. Here's another question about a book I read as a kid, 25 or 30 years ago. It was a collection of short stories where truly horrible things happened... [more inside]
posted by solid-one-love on Jun 18, 2006 - 5 answers

'....amigo, you dance across wide open spaces.'

When I was in school in '98 I read one of the best poems ever. Help me find it. [more inside]
posted by rebirtha on May 21, 2006 - 14 answers

Army legal training for enlistees

What are enlisted men and women in the U.S. Army taught about the Uniform Code of Military Justice? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Sep 29, 2005 - 15 answers

Help me tame an instrument of torture

Has anyone successfully managed to repair a sticky out wire coming out from an underwired bra? I've thrown out many (otherwise good) bras because the wire works it's way through and ripping me to shreds even when I try to sew it up 'darned socks style' with thread! Are there any MeFi domestic goddesses that have tamed this instrument of torture? [more inside]
posted by floanna on Jul 30, 2005 - 13 answers

Did the ACLU get it's torture photos?

Today was supposed to be the day the ACLU got the redacted torture Photos mentioned here I wonder if anyone knows if the Gov made good on the order? I just assumed we would never see them, so I am quite curious how things played out.
posted by Jezztek on Jun 30, 2005 - 1 answer

You probably think this song is about you? Don't you?

KaraokeFilter: I have the .mp3's and the associated .cdg's. How to turn this into a functional Karaoke-CD?
posted by geekyguy on Jun 30, 2005 - 2 answers

Angering Bulls

Regarding rodeo: How do they make bulls angry enough to want to kick and jump and run around to get a guy off his back? Specific method or general torture?
posted by bob sarabia on Aug 16, 2004 - 10 answers

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