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   Undertoad  Saturday Oct 14 10:34 AM

October 14, 2006: Swinging bricks from the chest



Not sure how to title this xoB/WaPo shot. The official cap says this guy is from the Meishan tribe and this is a tribal festival. Now my question to you is this: why does there always have to be some weird tribal connection to body modification and nails through the chest and etc.? It seems like there is always talk about ritual, religion, tribalism and so forth, surrounding these things.

The fact that this is happening in China tells us maybe it has a universal nature -- have different cultures have picked up the practice independently?

Would anyone (amongst us) find this to be a personally fulfilling act somehow?



milkfish  Saturday Oct 14 11:03 AM

When implants go bad.



SteveDallas  Saturday Oct 14 11:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
why does there always have to be some weird tribal connection to body modification and nails through the chest and etc.?
The ancient Mayan kings performed fertility rituals that involved bloodletting from rather more intimate body parts... I suppose it's just as well they couldn't leave behind photographs for us.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 14 02:29 PM

Does the guy in the light blue shirt have his arm coming out of his groin?

Quote:
It seems like there is always talk about ritual, religion, tribalism and so forth, surrounding these things.
Makes sense, I mean how many people would chose to do this for fun? The warm and fuzzy feeling of having accomplished something that has been quantified as to it's ballsiness. That way when you brag about it, people say Wow, instead of WTF.


rock9995  Saturday Oct 14 02:51 PM

didn't "A Man Called Horse" have one up on this guy in the pain threshold department?



Griff  Saturday Oct 14 02:54 PM

Anybody else think he's a Nance for not hooking those bricks through his nipples?



ajaccio  Saturday Oct 14 06:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rock9995
didn't "A Man Called Horse" have one up on this guy in the pain threshold department?
Yep, 'cause the pins through the skin were bearclaws and the guy was hoisted up in the air and hung from his own chest flesh/muscle. I can still remember how I cringed watching that...


The CIA  Sunday Oct 15 12:50 AM

how the fuck do these podunks have the kind of time to be bored enough to come up with this shit? if they had jobs, they would never even imagine this kind of thing. I hope he feels extra manly. moron.



SPUCK  Sunday Oct 15 05:38 AM

I want to see him stop suddenly!



slang  Sunday Oct 15 06:06 AM

Once they all get satellite TV with 500 channels over there, this sort of activity should evaporate.

Then they'll all be fat and lethargic like us.

No time to swing bricks from skin any more, the Munsters are on.



Trilby  Sunday Oct 15 10:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
Anybody else think he's a Nance for not hooking those bricks through his nipples?
Yes


morethanpretty  Sunday Oct 15 10:28 AM

Anybody notice that there are no women in the audience?



lumberjim  Sunday Oct 15 12:35 PM

how bored they must be over there.



Griff  Sunday Oct 15 02:01 PM

um... we're looking at pictures of them salving their boredom. What does that say about the intensity of our lifestyle?



edit smelling so it makes some sense



Stress Puppy  Sunday Oct 15 04:30 PM

It's like the military says, "Pain is just weakness leaving the body."

People do these things for various reasons. Some times it's to face pain to show one's devotion to a cause or deity, some times it's for the endorphine rush that accompanies pain. Same reason some people like whips in the bedroom, really.



Elspode  Sunday Oct 15 11:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stress Puppy
It's like the military says, "Pain is just weakness leaving the body."
Should be modified to "Pain is just IED shrapnel entering the body".


zippyt  Monday Oct 16 12:34 AM

No time to swing bricks from skin any more, the Munsters are on.



bluecuracao  Monday Oct 16 12:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
Now my question to you is this: why does there always have to be some weird tribal connection to body modification and nails through the chest and etc.? It seems like there is always talk about ritual, religion, tribalism and so forth, surrounding these things.
It makes more sense that way.

I've been to a few sun dances, where a similar practice occurs on the last day (no bricks, though, but pulling from a tree). Women do it too! I can't say I fully understand it, but I couldn't deny that it was powerfully spiritual, even just as an observer.


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