OT: Medieval Torture Devices Anyone??

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: OT: Medieval Torture Devices Anyone??
By Marc on Sunday, September 23, 2001 - 05:54 am: Edit

how did I manage to overlook the new Maxim?
I'm so out of touch.

By Tavarua on Friday, September 21, 2001 - 06:40 am: Edit

Just got the new Maxim Yesterday and there is nice article in there for all of you medieval torture device fans, plus some more modern pain inducing stories, chocked full of gruesome pictures. Give it a look, and take in the wholesome goodness of old school justice.

By Head_Prosthesis on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 05:37 pm: Edit

I'm workin' on it. It will be revealed on
a non-specific date to coincide with another
long awaited event... Not the Pantaloon Festival
either...

but here let this tide you over for awhile...

http://www.geocities.com/ohmyfnhead/index.html

Don't stay too long other people might want to look and see.

By Wolfgang on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 10:32 am: Edit

Head, do you have a web site where we can look at your creations ?

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 05:07 pm: Edit

They are few and far between too.

By Verawench on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 04:55 pm: Edit

I love Head's days off.

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 04:51 pm: Edit

Here's one I call Self Prosthesis.

It's my Selfy

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 04:23 pm: Edit

Here's more of the family...

The Umbrella O' Hatchets, The Headless Boy and the Brelly O' Hatchets. In descending size.

Art is Cool!

By Head_Prosthesis on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 04:21 pm: Edit

<@> <@>

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:54 pm: Edit

That's what they all say.

By Verawench on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:52 pm: Edit

Mr. Dur Rivative!

Seriously, now we know the origins of the Head Prosthesis... this umbrella was his bloody womb..

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:47 pm: Edit

What???

That is my work.
Goddamint!

By Verawench on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 10:45 pm: Edit

hey! you just stole that off of Kevin's website. You bandwidth thief.

By Head_Prosthesis on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 09:14 pm: Edit

How about the Umbrella O' Hatchets

Daddy Hatchets


Ok, ok. It isn't Medieval. But it's mine all mine...

By Webfly on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 08:43 pm: Edit

Thanks for sharing

By Admin on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 04:22 pm: Edit

ok, now I am all a-flutter.

here's the link if it wasn't posted before:

http://www.torturamuseum.com/

By Petermarc on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 04:04 pm: Edit

the was a guillotine at the museum of the revolution in hanoi...almost modern, very freaky and unexpected...

By Morriganlefey on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 04:02 pm: Edit

Kallisti - word is there is MORE THAN ONE guillotine. Bliss.

- M

By Admin on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 03:58 pm: Edit

Bat & I will be making a mid week trip to the Torture Museum next week probably, with a stop off at the Columbarium to visit an old friend.

*crosses fingers* I do so hope they have a guillotine, and allow me to take pictures.

*sigh*

By Ekmass on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 11:43 am: Edit

there is a museum in Prague devoted to medieval tourture devices. Neet but strange

By Dr_Ordinaire on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 05:44 pm: Edit

That same exhibit was here in San Diego some months ago.

They mounted a guillotine outdoors, in the exact same beautiful spot in Balboa Park that many couples choose for their wedding pictures.

Some noticed it, some not... Oops!

And they say bureaucrats don't have a sense of humor...

By Verawench on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 04:49 pm: Edit

Yes, I might just do that come early autumn. I'll drag my best friend along to see all the loveliness the city has to offer, yourself included :)

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 04:45 pm: Edit

Do come out to visit, Vera - there's plenty of insidious loveliness here. And I'm sure we could get together a group of forumites to welcome you. September is nice, weather-wise.

- M

By Verawench on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 04:34 pm: Edit

Ohhhhh neat!!! Morrigan, hon, thanks for the tip off... No more excuses, gotta visit San Francisco now.

I had the delight of seeing quite a few of these trinkets in a medieval castle in Poland when I was about 9 years old and on a field trip. Rust and centuries old blood stains.. mmm...

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 04:23 pm: Edit

No, this isn't exactly about absinthe, but I figured many here would none-the-less enjoy it. Anyone in, around, or travelling to San Francisco in the next few months should check this out (I certainly plan to!)

Herbst Exhibition Hall presents "Torture Exhibition: European Instruments of Torture & Capital Punishment from the Middle Ages to the Present" - running from now through Oct. 14.

Amoung the delicious devices on display:

- A lovely crucifix-shaped Catalonian Garrote.

- The Bull of Falaride (a guilded cast-iron bull in which men were imprisoned and slowly roasted alive in Athens).

- Spike-encrusted Iron Maidens & Interrogation Chairs (with anal spikes of course!).

- Scold's Bridles and Masks of Infamy (naughty 16th Century Scottish wives were forced to wear these ornate masks in public, and would be disfigured in the face and tongue for "talking back" by the razor-sharp spikes & blades lining the masks).

- Oral, Rectal and Vaginal "Pears" (inserted in the corresponding orifice, would mutilate or kill the punished by exploding into shards inside).

- a Salzburg 'Barrel Pillory', lovingly painted with folk scenes of happily-picnicing Austrian families (filled with feces & urine, drunkards & gamblers would be lowered inside to slowly meet their makers).

- Cats Paws, Spanish Ticklers, Self-Mortification Belts and SOO much MORE!

Set me loose in there after closing with a few penitent victims. Oh, the fun I could have....

Cheers!
- Morrigan

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