these big cartoons take a while to appear on your
might want to hear about the guy who created them, B.
was with Mouth from the beginning in 1990 until
other historic contributions, he took part in Mouth's
consumer tests of "aversive therapies" -- tortures
performed on kids with autism to get them to stop what
are called "self-injurious behaviors." We had come by a
list of theoretically harmless tortures performed on kids
by helping professionals at the infamous Behavior
Research Institute in Providence, Rhode Island.
of the easy and less painful ones we could do ourselves
(see the list below). Others we couldn't because we
didn't have the restraints, paddles, shock helmets and
other devices B R I had adopted or invented.
B R I
has since changed its name to the Judge Rotenberg Center.
[I'll bet they have a website! -- ed.] B R I has
threatened to sue Mouth for gathering information about
its practices. Worse, its director and his attorney
threatened to visit the Mouthhouse. (That didn't even
seem funny, after what we'd learned about
B R I.)
suggest you test some aversives yourself -- but only on
someone who agrees to take part. (Note: They're not half
as unpleasant when you do them to yourself as when
someone does them to you.) They are even more effective
when the recipient is blindfolded. (P.S. The tortures
don't change anyone's behavior for long... unless the
tortures escalate in pain and frequency.)
drops of hot pepper sauce under the tongue.
(we're not making this up)
2. Place the contacts of a fresh 9-volt battery on the
3. Pinch two inches of flesh at the back of the
offender's neck between your fingers. Now twist. Now
4. Immerse the offender in a bathtub of cold tap water
for twenty minutes. (The offender may breathe, but not
in the name of scientific consumer reporting, neither
consumer tester could last twenty minutes in that
bathtub. Screaming didn't help.
And now, some
completely unrelated cartoons....