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    Some call their Congressman. Some email or even use snail mail to contact politicians. Some assemble and picket in order to protest. †But a self-styled performance artist took a different approach to making his voice heard in political circles: he stripped naked and nailed his own testicles to the ground in the middle of Moscow's Red Square in plain view of tourists.†



    Pyotr Pavlensky's said his unusual performance was a protest against Russian's "police state." And for that performance, he was promptly arrested on the day Russia marks its Police Day national holiday. He received treatment at a clinic before being taken to a police station.†

    One tourist filmed Pavlensky's stunt which took place outside Leninís Mausoleum where he drove a single nail through his scrotum into the cobblestones.†

    This is not the first time he has used his body for attention grabbing protests. In the past, he sewed his lips together to protest the jailing of two members of the Pussy Riot punk band, and†he also wrapped his naked body in barbed wire outside a government building in St Petersburg.

    Pavlensky posted on a website prior to his performance:†"A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society."

    It could also be a man looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin, thinking "Perhaps I should have sent and email."†
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    This is one of those things where no pics definitely makes the thread better.

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    One thing I am sure of, and that is I am not passionate enough about anything for that to seem like a good idea.

    If someone told me "You can end all wars for the rest of history by driving a nail through your nutsack," I would still think: Yeah....but....it's my balls.

    Then I would tell him good luck with his wars and that I hope his side wins.
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    Ouch.
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    That guy's nuts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIC View Post
    That guy's nuts!
    Yep! He's gotta have a huge set of cojones to do something like that.

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    Glad the iron curtain has fallen.
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    As far as crazy protest ideas go, this guy's got it in the bag.

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