I had a water board when I was 10. It was the new hip thing all kids were getting into. Soon after, Nerf came out with the "Nerf Water Board," which threw the craze over the edge. Everyone wanted to water board and especially, water board other people. No wonder now that it is affiliated with torture, everyone thinks back to the good ol' days to Nerf and find this notion ridiculous. Shouldn't we? How can you blame us. It sounds like SO MUCH FUN!
I don't understand those in the power to influence others who speak out against things they have no experience or knowledge of. I'm talking about those with the mentality that feeds off fear and control of the masses (and always being right no matter what). The best example of a modern scrooge waterboarding story involves the dumbass DJ Mancow. I listened to him from time to time on my way to highschool in the late 90's and aside from him having an interesting personality, his morality and judgment on the world was wack. I quickly lost interest and stopped listening to this jerk.
And to my surprise, he finally MANNED up and took a challenege. After proclaiming that waterboarding is NOT torture, he agreed to be waterboarded. And what was the result? He lasted 6 seconds and claims that it is definitely torture. Surprise?
“It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that’s no joke,” Mancow said. “It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back… It was instantaneous… and I don’t want to say this: absolutely torture.” (Watch here)