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Deep Contact: Sounds like ex-spook or freaked out spook. They love torture.
Apos: Your services are required, Dexter Morgan.
doglover: The thing that he should have used was mugwort. They make moxibustion products that are just right for burning pain without tissue damage in easy lighting, self-adhesive rolls. They did give me some blisters once in the summer when I was sweaty, but if you just wipe the skin first with a dry cloth it's fine. No fuss, no muss, perfectly legal, and it's religious discrimination to penalize someone for traditional remedies that just happen to be painful. Our grandmothers never went to jail for putting iodine on our cuts as sprogs.
NannyStatePark: What? Am I reading this correctly? That's the most bizarre comparison I have ever seen.