Getting blasted with a 'Pain Ray' vs getting tasered

Are you looking for a little excitement in your life? Why not try being blasted by a “pain ray” or, as the military calls it, an Active Denial System. It’s just one of the many “less lethal” weapons your tax dollars have been funding. How does it work? Well, it sort of zaps you like a microwave. But, don’t worry. We’re not microwaving any Afghan civilians’ insides. We’re just trying to gently burn their outsides. You see, the ray only penetrates about 1/64th on an inch (that’s “just the tip” as far as weapons go). So, it’s perfect for dispersing a bunch of folks who are angry over Koran burnings and approaching the gates of your forward operating base. Danger Room’s Spencer Ackerman volunteered to get blasted by the thing, which reminded us of some of our other favorite videos of journalists getting hurt for the sake of a story…or entertainment:

First up: Spencer and the “Pain Ray”:

Remember Rick Sanchez? He was that CNN reporter who loved stunts like this and eventually got his own show…before he got canned for making anti-semitic remarks. Well, here he is getting tasered:

You’ll have to scrub to about 1:09, unless you want to watch a Philies get zapped, but involuntary tasering is a lot less fun.

In this next clip we not only get to see a photog zapped, but we get to see two police officers deal with them volts as well:

I’d say something about how that first officer sounds a bit like a pig squealing, but that would be disrespectful to the police.

Ladies get in on the fun, too. And, they’re much better at taking it like a man:

And finally, this lady wins because she tasered herself!

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