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    I realize this thread will descend into Political Thread mayhem within a few hours, but I found this list recently published by Newsweek morbidly interesting. Songs used by the US government and military:

    Interrogations of Iraqi prisoners: F**k your god, Deicide
    Interrogations at CIA prison in Afghanistan: The Real Slim Shady, Eminem
    Second battle at Fallujah: Hell's Bells, AC/DC
    Interrogations at Gitmo: Sesame Street Theme oke:
    Psychological conditioning of U.S. soldiers: I Love You, Barney
    FBI Siege of the Branch Davidians: These Boots are made for Walkin', Nancy Sinatra
    Capture of Panama's Noriega: Welcome to the Jungle, Guns-n-Roses

    Barry Manilow and Debbie Boone, used by 7-11's to keep away loiterers, did not make the list.
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    What? No Yoko!
    Here's a tip - if you put out some horrible lo-fi recording that sounds like a Gorilla banging an antelope while using a vacuum with a bad belt drive to suck up a floor full of marbles and silverware - and folks don't line up in mass numbers to hop on your wagon... maybe it ain't us who don't "get it". - THX1138

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    • #3
      here's my list:

      1) Anything by Frankie Yankovic
      2) 'I will always love you' - Whitney Houston
      3) Yoko, especially the scat singing on Plastic Ono Band
      4) Any rap or hiphop of the 'Cap that whitey's ass' variety
      5) Debbie Gibson

      There are plenty more, but I suspect most people would be completely broken psychologically after about 20 hours of any of these....

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      • #4
        If you strap me down to a chair and play non-stop Raffi or most other sing-songy children's songs, I'd probably divulge our country's top secrets within an hour, even if I didn't know any of the secrets.
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        • #5
          20 minutes of Jewel songs where she goes into that little girl voice, I'll be confessing to whatever you want.

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          • #6
            "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks
            Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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            • #7
              Almost any new country...particularly the yowling and caterwauling by that chick from Sugarland, the emasculated whining of the Rascal Flatts singer, the atonal grunts and hoots of Toby Keith, or the dying hound delivery of Tim McGraw.
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              • #8
                20 minutes of Jewel songs where she goes into that little girl voice, I'll be confessing to whatever you want.


                Yep, that would do it for me as well.
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                • #9
                  What? No Yoko!
                  This one should work.
                    "If Obama wins a second term I will leave the forum". - Visconti

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                    • #10


                      That one is tame, compared to this one:
                      (@ 2:40 she sounds alot like SpongeBob laughing!)

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                      • #11
                        ^^ that's just wrong. An abuse of tape, even.
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                        • #12
                          Almost any new country...particularly the yowling and caterwauling by that chick from Sugarland, the emasculated whining of the Rascal Flatts singer, the atonal grunts and hoots of Toby Keith, or the dying hound delivery of Tim McGraw.


                          Yes, yes, and yes! I'd rather have bamboo shoots shoved under my nails than be exposed to that stuff for long time periods.

                          And yes, I'd prefer to listen to eight solid hours of Yoko Ono than 8 minutes of most contemporary country. Gah!
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                          • #13
                            here's my list:

                            1) Anything by Frankie Yankovic
                            2) 'I will always love you' - Whitney Houston
                            3) Yoko, especially the scat singing on Plastic Ono Band
                            4) Any rap or hiphop of the 'Cap that whitey's ass' variety
                            5) Debbie Gibson

                            There are plenty more, but I suspect most people would be completely broken psychologically after about 20 hours of any of these....


                            Back in 2002, Iraq held an "election" so that Saddam Hussein could claim to have his people's support and he actually used Whitney's version of "I Will Always Love You" as his official campaign song. As if it weren't bad enough that the Iraqi people were already living under his rule, they also had to endure that song being blared repeatedly on the tv and radio for weeks.
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                            • #14
                              different culture, same list...



                              Interrogations of Iraqi prisoners: F**k your god, Deicide
                              Interrogations at CIA prison in Afghanistan: The Real Slim Shady, Eminem
                              Second battle at Fallujah: Hell's Bells, AC/DC
                              Interrogations at Gitmo: Sesame Street Theme oke:
                              Psychological conditioning of U.S. soldiers: I Love You, Barney
                              FBI Siege of the Branch Davidians: These Boots are made for Walkin', Nancy Sinatra
                              Capture of Panama's Noriega: Welcome to the Jungle, Guns-n-Roses



                              that's the 7 songs they play at railway station here, to keep the junkies out

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                              • #15
                                And yet some 1980's punk rockers claim that Yoko is the mother of punk rock...
                                Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that. Wayne Thiebaud


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