pesco at November 12th, 2013 12:54 — #1
raybert at November 12th, 2013 13:07 — #2
I always thought this was just a figure of speech (not the bit about Red Square, the nailing bit).
Is it still appropiate to say "now this guy has balls"?
silas at November 12th, 2013 13:29 — #3
In post-Soviet Russia, scrotum gets nailed by you!
plutoniumx at November 12th, 2013 13:29 — #4
Alternatively: "Man, that takes some serious nuts!"
lurkinggrue at November 12th, 2013 13:38 — #5
I figured this would be him after this stunt:
jimspurrier at November 12th, 2013 14:26 — #6
Well, he certainly showed them, didn't he?
crenquis at November 12th, 2013 14:50 — #7
To make his protest even more "Metal", he should have nailed them to the Kremlin wall and played some Udo Dirkschneider at full volume:
boundegar at November 12th, 2013 15:04 — #8
I do not wish to participate in this art form.
jorpho at November 12th, 2013 15:19 — #9
When I first heard this story, I had thought that hopefully he had removed the scrotum first, and that perhaps there was some ambiguity as to whether or not it was actually the artist's scrotum, but no.
At least the article still leaves some mystery for the precise mechanics. I mean, what kind of nail would you need to go straight through cobblestones? What kind of hammer? Surely one couldn't literally nail something with one's bare hands? I should stop thinking about this.
othermichael at November 12th, 2013 15:39 — #10
It's probably not "straight through the cobblestones" so much as "straight through the goopy-tar-stuff-between-the-cobblestones."
If you want to aim a hammer down there, you can do it. You just have to suppress the flinch-reflex. Otherwise it's an automatic "two for flinching."
Also: IN SOVIET RUSSIA BALLS POUND YOU!
wibbly_pig at November 12th, 2013 15:41 — #11
I'd imagine he hammered it into the "grout", or cement between most modern cobblestone street.. and having spent too much time on alt. newsgroups, people can hammer a nail quite easily through their own dangly bits..
vrplumber at November 12th, 2013 16:48 — #12
chellberty at November 12th, 2013 16:52 — #13
hear that ladies? the police say you don't have the balls to do this.
unshaved_weirdo at November 12th, 2013 17:03 — #14
In non-violent activism, you expose yourself to be hurt by the forces you oppose, thus demonstrating your moral superiority. I get that. But I never got self mutilation as a form of political protest, be it starving yourself to death, setting yourself on fire, or this terrible stunt. You don't get to expose your opponents violent nature, you only demonstrate a disregard for your own life. I don't get it.
woodchuck45 at November 12th, 2013 19:05 — #15
I can appreciate anyone who can combine masochism, voyeurism, and political statements into a convenient package.
rocketpj at November 12th, 2013 19:59 — #16
Well, judging by Putin's endless macho posturing - shirtless bear wrasslin' and such - I suppose this would really cut to the heart of one the Russian political brain.
But sheesh, he might want to use that later in life. Cut off a leg or something.
manybellsdown at November 12th, 2013 20:19 — #17
I flinched just glancing at the headline. Your comment, however, caused my labia to seek refuge up in my uterus. Congratulations?
pon_farrt at November 12th, 2013 20:37 — #18
exactly my thoughts- masochism. if he was going to do it, he may as well frame it all to make himself look like a hero at the same time.
boundegar at November 13th, 2013 04:22 — #19
Hunger striking at least makes some sense. When the oppressor has taken away so much of your freedom that you can only control your mouth, then your mouth does the protesting. Of course, the nice doctors can keep you alive, but force-feeding just makes the protest more potent.
See also: Gandhi.
purplestater at November 13th, 2013 06:40 — #20
I totally understand the knee-jerk reaction here, and the attempts at humor, but seriously, as long as he's missing the testicles within (and all of the associated nerve bundles) popping a nail through the scrotum really isn't any different than getting an ear pierced, and I would assume that to be a LOT less sensitive than getting a nipple pierced.
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