3/19/2008

A Design Question...

As some of you may have noticed, I haven't been posting as much political stuff as I used to. I think part of it has to do with my feeling deflated after John Edwards dropped out of the race. I also know that there are others whose political writings are so much more eloquent, I just don't feel the need to add anything.

I just caught Dubya's 5th Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq speech. No surprises. It was the same recycled speech he's given time and time again. He again used one of my favorite emotion-evoking terms - Rape Rooms. Don't get me wrong. I'm no fan of Rape Rooms. I just like how he stresses it, as if to say, "C'mon, the guy had Rape Rooms! How could we NOT go to war!?" I doubt you'd get much argument that rape is a form of torture, ironically something Dubya feels has a place in American military and foreign policy.

My question comes from an architectural perspective. I want to know, in case it ever comes up, what sorts of programmatic requirements distinguish a Rape Room from a Waterboarding Room? Like, a Waterboarding Room might require plumbing, perhaps a floor drain. You'd certainly want to use waterproof materials, things that won't rot or become moldy due to increased moisture. On the other hand, Rape Rooms might necessitate certain electrical considerations like dimmer switches on all the lights. You know, to make things romantic.

Maybe in his next speech he'll address this sort of thing.

By the way, if you haven't, watch Barack's speech. I'm not a huge Obama supporter, but this speech was pretty fucking impressive.

9 comments:

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

I think there would be big baskets of that potpourri stuff with nice bottles arranged next to it. Chains on the wall, big pieces of flesh dangling from it like something out of "Hellraiser" to set the mood.

Would there be bowls of condoms and lubricant, I wonder?? I mean, you never know what you're going to catch in a Rape Room. And would the walls be painted red or black, or both?

SkylersDad said...

I believe that restraints would probably be the only thing needed, everything else is just decoration.

Falwless said...

I'm thinking decorative dungeon-like wall sconces for mood lighting, maybe an exposed beam ceiling to really open the space up, some beds of course (not just for the raping, but the later cuddling, too), with a few of those Pottery Barn Queen Anne embroidered pillows, to give some warmth and softness.

cheer34 said...

I didn't listen to w's speech I get all icky when ever I see his face....Obama's speech was impressive.....but the pastor is still a bit over the edge for me...and the part where Obama said his grandma used racial slurs once in awhile that made him cringe did not go over well with me. comparing grandma to the pastor was not right.

Distributorcap said...

maybe they should get Lindie England to design the rooms....

you know the Frank Lloyd Wright of the Iraqi invasion team

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

I miss your political posts.

Micgar said...

I usually dont do the political stuff as much-I let you or Monkey or Distributor Cap do it-you guys do it so much better!
W has so many people handling his speeches I don't think he even reads them beforehand-he just kind of reads...or tries to! What a fucknut!
I did hear most of O's speech. I thought it was great! I am glad he addressed the issues, but now he needs to let it go-(i think) of course the righties won't let it go!

Dave said...

You should become a big Obama supporter.

Madam Z said...

I love the photo of W extending his fingers in a measuring motion! Obviously, he is indicating the size of his dick (fully erect, of course).