Artist Steve Powers has created the “Waterboarding Thrill Ride” here in Brooklyn’s own Coney Island. The exterior has a painted shot of Spongebob saying ‘It Don’t GITMO Better!’ with Squidward interrogating. You insert a dollar, step up to the window and can view a robotic animatronic scene demonstrating the waterboarding torture technique…(or waterboarding interrogation technique depending on your views) as used in Guantánamo.
A lifesize figure in a dark sweatshirt, the hood drawn low over his face, leans over another figure in an orange jumpsuit, his face covered by a towel and his body strapped down on a tilted surface.
Feed a dollar into a slot, the lights go on, and Black Hood pours water up Orange Jumpsuit’s nose and mouth while Orange Jumpsuit convulses against his restraints for 15 seconds.