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  • The difference is that the Spanish Inquisition was willing to torture using methods that leave marks on the body, while the US chose to use methods that do not cut the skin: cold rooms; sleep deprivation through noise and bright lights; forced standing; “stress positions;” smashing people into wooden walls (not into concrete, which breaks bones); confinement in coffin-like boxes; and the water torture. southpaw says:

    Matthew Yglesias » No One Expects The Spanish Inquisition

  • Ryker's recurring nightmare is one of being confined in a coffin-like space of utter blackness while the sounds, feelings and smells of being abused (sometimes sexually) by Lilliputian beings fill his other senses.

    REVIEW: Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories edited by Charles N. Brown and Jonathan Strahan

  • It is a stunning and sobering site, consisting of thousands of coffin-like objects that form a maze.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: An American Jew Roams in Germany

  • (Evidently though, there is something to be said for the coffin-like symbolism of the catafalque.)

    Reader Question: Constructing the Catafalque

  • Can either be hung from the walls or lined up on a long table, inside clear, coffin-like biocabinets.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • In this piece, which also incorporated 16 coffin-like wooden boxes designed by Antony Gormley and a spare score by Szymon Brz ó ska, Mr. Cherkaoui at first was directing the monks in their kinetic ferocity, but ultimately seemed to be asking for admission into their tribe.

    The White Light Spectrum

  • Can either be hung from the walls or lined up on a long table, inside clear, coffin-like biocabinets.

    Adventures in Comic Book Land

  • When we got together to shoot the film Let It Be at the coffin-like Twickenham Film Studios, things went downhill immediately.


  • The coffin-like black boxes, for example, barely large enough to contain a man, one six feet tall and the other scarcely more than three feet, which seem to recall the sensory-deprivation tanks used in early CIA-sponsored experiments, do not reappear.

    Leaked! International Red Cross Report on CIA Torture

  • 'So far there's been no accountability for the architects of Bush's torture program -- the top officials who justified keeping detainees awake for 11 days straight, waterboarding them repeatedly, and forcing prisoners into coffin-like boxes with insects ...

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: MoveOn Enters Torture Fray, Calls For Special Prosecutor


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