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(Daily Mail)   Inside America's abandoned asylums: Haunting images of the deserted institutions in which thousands suffered horrific ordeals   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 175
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2012-09-06 07:52:49 PM
No beer and no TV make Homer go something something.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-09-06 08:00:24 PM
American Horror Story is gonna rock this season.
 
2012-09-06 08:27:01 PM
Now we lock them up in supermax solitary instead. How humane.
 
2012-09-06 08:50:31 PM
I've explored a few here in MA.
 
2012-09-06 08:50:51 PM
Sounds like a great place to start a school of higher learning.
 
2012-09-06 09:07:03 PM

crypticsatellite: I've explored a few here in MA.


I've been to Danvers State when it was still open (just visiting). It was the inspiration for Lovecraft's Arkham asylum
 
2012-09-06 09:07:18 PM

vossiewulf: No beer

TV and no TV beer make Homer go something something.
 
2012-09-06 09:14:21 PM
Great picture set. I love this stuff.

Thanks subby.
 
2012-09-06 09:32:57 PM
Huh. You would have thought it would have included Shea Stadium...
 
2012-09-06 09:36:51 PM
Or

your typical Daily Fail discussion thread on Fark
 
2012-09-06 09:51:38 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Now we lock them up in supermax solitary instead. How humane.



Or just allow them to wander the streets homeless

/progress
 
2012-09-06 09:56:28 PM
So, which bad horror/video game movie was filmed at Danvers State Hospital, MA; the third one down?

/can't remember, had two blonde chicks in it, one looking for a daughter
 
2012-09-06 10:34:43 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Or just allow them to wander the streets homeless
/progress


You make a good point, and people who would scold others for not giving money directly to the homeless would do well to learn that. Part of the problem with deinstitutionalization as a solution for all of the abuses and problems in the mental health system in America is that there are groups of people who, despite your best efforts and intent, will never be able to live on their own.

For the large part, the homeless are the lost mentally ill population. These are people who are "content" to be in their state. They don't like feeling "normal". They self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. They will never be compliant or complacent in their treatment unless they are observed.

Over One Fifth, to One Fourth of all "homeless" are mentally ill.

High rates of Domestic Violence, Self-Medication with Substance Abuse, depression, and poverty associated with the aforementioned risk factors are the reasons why the homeless "stay" homeless.
 
2012-09-06 10:53:06 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: American Horror Story is gonna rock this season.


I can't wait. As long as people die before they get too love story about it, I'm happy. I'm already happy that they're not even using the same characters.
 
2012-09-06 10:55:29 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

This looks like a good one to add some sort of caption to, maybe to signify the number of people that are anxiously awaiting your response.
 
2012-09-06 11:16:18 PM
Opacity - Abandoned Photography and Urban Exploration

If you want to see more fantastic photographs taken in not just abandoned asylums, go there. I've been following this site and Mott's photography for years.
 
2012-09-06 11:33:58 PM
Dear Britain,


Where was Bedlam House? Oh yeah -- London.

Go ride your moral high horse somewhere else.

-Love, the US
 
2012-09-06 11:35:51 PM
Some seriously creepy stuff in there. Even the daylight pictures are creepy.
 
2012-09-06 11:43:56 PM
img820.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-06 11:52:06 PM

One Bad Apple: crypticsatellite: I've explored a few here in MA.

I've been to Danvers State when it was still open (just visiting). It was the inspiration for Lovecraft's Arkham asylum


IIRC "Session 9" was filmed there.
 
2012-09-07 12:12:10 AM

Godscrack: [img820.imageshack.us image 800x595]


Yes!
 
2012-09-07 12:54:11 AM
Um. Juicy Fruit?
 
2012-09-07 12:55:17 AM
The Southeastern Conference?
 
2012-09-07 12:59:00 AM
Looks like I picked the wrong night to do 'shrooms.

/Trippy stuff, Subby.
//Thank you.
 
2012-09-07 01:03:35 AM

vossiewulf: No beer and no TV make Homer go something something.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x633]


Go crazy?
 
2012-09-07 01:04:53 AM
Some paint and a little elbow grease and these would make good condos. If you don't mind the occasional ghostly screams of anguish and terror.
 
2012-09-07 01:06:10 AM

CapeFearCadaver: So, which bad horror/video game movie was filmed at Danvers State Hospital, MA; the third one down?

/can't remember, had two blonde chicks in it, one looking for a daughter


Silent Hill?

Bathia_Mapes: One Bad Apple: crypticsatellite: I've explored a few here in MA.

I've been to Danvers State when it was still open (just visiting). It was the inspiration for Lovecraft's Arkham asylum

IIRC "Session 9" was filmed there.


Too big to post inline

eikni: vossiewulf: No beer and no TV make Homer go something something.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x633]

Go crazy?


DON'T MIND IF I DO
 
2012-09-07 01:07:21 AM
They're going to need those iron lungs again for the children of the anti-vax morons.
 
2012-09-07 01:08:14 AM

SilentStrider: Some seriously creepy stuff in there. Even the daylight pictures are creepy.


Yeah, but at least they are empty. I've seen "photo essays" from the bad old days, and they are truly horrifying. Even today's allegedly modern and humane confinement facilities are little more than jails.

Anyone who calls America a "Christian nation" needs to explain what we do to the least among us.
 
2012-09-07 01:08:16 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Found: Mr Gray has found sensitive patient information, like blood samples such as this one from Northampton, Massachusetts

Err, no. That's blood agar, a medium for growing bacterial cultures. Usually it's made from sheep blood.
 
2012-09-07 01:09:25 AM
Inside America's abandoned asylums: Haunting images of the deserted institutions in which thousands suffered horrific ordeals

Also fodder for many bad movies on the SyFy Channel.
 
2012-09-07 01:10:21 AM
Reminds me of nurse Ratched.
 
2012-09-07 01:10:33 AM

Meatybrain: SilentStrider: Some seriously creepy stuff in there. Even the daylight pictures are creepy.

Yeah, but at least they are empty. I've seen "photo essays" from the bad old days, and they are truly horrifying. Even today's allegedly modern and humane confinement facilities are little more than jails.

Anyone who calls America a "Christian nation" needs to explain what we do to the least among us.


They are possessed!

/agnostic
// atheist
///3's
 
2012-09-07 01:11:54 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
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2012-09-07 01:14:50 AM

vossiewulf: No beer and no TV make Homer go something something.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x633]


What. The. Hell.
 
2012-09-07 01:14:59 AM
you know, in retrospect, getting icy-hot on my scrotum wasn't all that terrible of an experience.

oh sure, everyone goes on about how agonizing it is, but really, it felt pretty mild to me.

the initial dread when i realized what i'd done was probably the worst. that feeling of 'oh lord, here it comes...' was pretty severe.

but then it hit me... a few minutes of graceful cooling, peaking at just below a felt temperature that would delicately wrinkle the skin.

and then came warmth. not the flaming heat of a fire, or even an uncomfortable heat. no, this heat was the soothing heat of a perfectly hot bath. soothing and comforting.

after a few minutes the heat went away. i shrugged to myself and pulled on my underwear, thinking that that was simply that, and all of the hype was simply that.

that's when it came over me. a feeling of incomparable briskness. a feeling not unlike gently but firmly teabagging a stream of glacier meltwater in iceland on a crisp fall morning.

my first instinct was to reach in and cup myself, hoping to warm my now-chilled flesh and restore a more normal sensation, but fear stopped me. fear that my testicles would snap off, much as the limb of the T-1000 snapped off after he'd been super-cooled by liquid nitrogen.

that fear stayed my hand.

in ten minutes, the cold had passed, and i felt that things were alright with the world.
 
2012-09-07 01:15:05 AM

BronyMedic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Or just allow them to wander the streets homeless
/progress

You make a good point, and people who would scold others for not giving money directly to the homeless would do well to learn that. Part of the problem with deinstitutionalization as a solution for all of the abuses and problems in the mental health system in America is that there are groups of people who, despite your best efforts and intent, will never be able to live on their own.

For the large part, the homeless are the lost mentally ill population. These are people who are "content" to be in their state. They don't like feeling "normal". They self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. They will never be compliant or complacent in their treatment unless they are observed.

Over One Fifth, to One Fourth of all "homeless" are mentally ill.

High rates of Domestic Violence, Self-Medication with Substance Abuse, depression, and poverty associated with the aforementioned risk factors are the reasons why the homeless "stay" homeless.


This. Many times over. Institutionalization was in many ways evil, but so is turning the mentally ill out into the streets, and into shelters that do not have the staff trained to take care of them.
 
2012-09-07 01:17:05 AM
I'd rather have a Nikon in front of me,
 
M-G
2012-09-07 01:17:20 AM

LaughingRadish: Err, no. That's blood agar, a medium for growing bacterial cultures. Usually it's made from sheep blood.


Came here to say this. And what they assumed was an electroshock machine isn't. And the text and captions keep repeating each other. So all in all, a pretty standard Daily Fail bit.
 
2012-09-07 01:17:41 AM
If this is your kind of thing... then

Read this....
photo.goodreads.com

While listening to this...
www.israbox.com

and enjoy...

/11 days till the tour opens in Cleveland. Might see some of you there.
 
2012-09-07 01:18:44 AM

Meatybrain: SilentStrider: Some seriously creepy stuff in there. Even the daylight pictures are creepy.

Yeah, but at least they are empty. I've seen "photo essays" from the bad old days, and they are truly horrifying. Even today's allegedly modern and humane confinement facilities are little more than jails.

Anyone who calls America a "Christian nation" needs to explain what we do to the least among us.


I've been in both. You can put me in a locked ward any day of the week. Unless it's Atascadero, which IS a prison.
 
2012-09-07 01:19:23 AM

Godscrack: Great picture set. I love this stuff.

Thanks subby.


Weeners
 
2012-09-07 01:20:41 AM
I enjoy these kind of photos. There are a few sites dedicated to all the old abandoned and old "haunted" houses in Ohio.
 
2012-09-07 01:23:41 AM

One Bad Apple: crypticsatellite: I've explored a few here in MA.

I've been to Danvers State when it was still open (just visiting). It was the inspiration for Lovecraft's Arkham asylum


If I'm not mistaken, Arkham Asylum is a DC comics creation, named after the frequent setting of Lovercraft stories, Arkham, Mass. Still pretty cool to visit, I imagine.
 
2012-09-07 01:23:59 AM
you're the one who is crazy

all I wanted was a pepsi

and then they left me. they left me here all alone.

I could tell you people stories that would make your hair crawl. instead I'll just leave this
 
2012-09-07 01:24:08 AM
Thanks, subby. I will be showing this to my psych class tomorrow.

Btw...I teach in Manteno, home of the former Manteno State Hospital. All that writing on the walls and tubs was some photographer's photo essay project. Manteno was big in it's heyday...8,200 patients. Do a google search and you'll find some interesting stuff.
 
2012-09-07 01:24:40 AM

Dear Jerk: I'd rather have a Nikon in front of me,


Don't take my Kodachrome away.....
 
2012-09-07 01:27:05 AM
I do so love modern ruins. Asylums have a whole different aspect though - a chilling reminder of the barbaric history of my profession.
historiccamdencounty.com
 
2012-09-07 01:27:39 AM

Sirveaux: One Bad Apple: crypticsatellite: I've explored a few here in MA.

I've been to Danvers State when it was still open (just visiting). It was the inspiration for Lovecraft's Arkham asylum

If I'm not mistaken, Arkham Asylum is a DC comics creation, named after the frequent setting of Lovercraft stories, Arkham, Mass. Still pretty cool to visit, I imagine.


There was of course an insane asylum IN Arkham, where all Lovecraft's deranged heroes got stashed after seeing the Elder Gods, but I don't know if it was ever officially named "The Arkham Asylum."
 
2012-09-07 01:33:57 AM
also, if you're ever in northwest missouri you MUST check out where my great-grandpa died. Yes yes, you really really need to go here
 
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