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Imponderable #37: Switzerland

24 Feb

February 24 1012

Are a fan of 1960’s British TV spy drama? Of course you are! Who isn’t? If you are anything like me, and heaven help you if you are, the following story out of Switzerland may strike you as a bit sinister.

This is The Village! You remember the Prisoner, right? Patrick McGoohan was a former spy, known only as Number Six, who was kidnapped and brought to a mysterious village- just like the one in the article!- where he was subjected to psychological torture and bizarre experiments to break him down and discover the secret of why he retired.

Don’t know this show? It is only 17 episodes, go see it! Heck, here is the entire first episode:
(Don’t tell me you don’t have an hour to spare, watch it!)

Is it a good idea to round-up Alzheimer patients and subject them to mental torture in an attempt to break their wills and terrorize them with a giant balloon?

The question is Imponderable.

Imponderably contrived, that it.

And while we’re at it, here is episode two:

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