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At Brooklyn's Coney Island, long famous for its freak shows, it's not the first time that something totally bizarre and possibly offensive is happening.

Just around the corner from an arcade where you can shoot at bin Laden in post-9/11 video games, graffiti artist, Fulbright scholar, and activist Steve Powers hosts the "Waterboard Thrill Ride."

At this attraction, parents and their children can take a moment between hot dogs and the Wonder Wheel to feed a dollar through a slot and then peak through bars to watch someone undergoing a legitimate demonstration (like the aforementioned Vanity Fair piece by Christopher Hitchens) of the torture technique known as "waterboarding."

Needless to say, it's gotten mixed reviews. Is a theme park an appropriate venue for effectively conveying heavy political statements? You decide.







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