Artist/activist nails scrotum to Red Square

On Sunday, Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his scrotum to Red Square. It was an act of protest against what he called the "police state" of today's Russia. According to The Guardian, "Pavlensky has a history of self-harming art, including sewing his lips together to protest against the jail sentences given to members of Pussy Riot and wrapping himself in barbed wire outside a Russian government building, which he said symbolised 'the existence of a person inside a repressive legal system.'"

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  1. I always thought this was just a figure of speech (not the bit about Red Square, the nailing bit).
    Is it still appropiate to say "now this guy has balls"?

  2. Alternatively: "Man, that takes some serious nuts!"

  3. I figured this would be him after this stunt:

  4. Well, he certainly showed them, didn't he?

  5. I do not wish to participate in this art form.

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