From: (waldby julian f)
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Subject: FTSD: unusual torture
Date: 1 Dec 1998 17:37:33 GMT
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Message-ID: <7419gt$br5$>

I was at a party with Kremmler when he prepared to introduce me to
another one of his strange friends. 

"This man suffered bizarre torture in the war," he told me, "He can no
longer divulge any information."

"Ah, so he was so stunned by the torture that he has blocked off all
sensitive or need-to-know knowledge?" I asked.

"No, I mean he can physically divulge no information, not his eye color,
not his preferred malt beverage, and not his height."

"Well, then how do you even know he is a man at all?"

"There were apparently cameras in the torture room that the records were
taken from, and we saw him before it began."

"Let us go talk to him then."

Kremmler and I approached the strange man, who gave no notice that he
was aware of our approach. The man was sitting in a cushioned chair.
Or so it would appear.

"I say, sir, how are you this evening?" I asked him.

"Fine", he said.

"What does that mean?" I asked Kremmler.

"It could mean anything from 'I have to go to the bathroom' to 'Pleased to
meet you' to nothing at all."

I chatted with the man all evening. I learned that he ran a mutual fund
and had three children and liked to get away to the country when he was

Or so it would appear.


"It's so easy to get bored." - Helmet