Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Singing, 'This will be the day that I die...'

Apparently Don McLean's 'American Pie,' is now being used by the American Military as a form of 'interrogation technique.' Mother Jones Magazine has assembled a list of 24 songs that the military is using to:

'...induce sleep deprivation, "prolong capture shock," disorient detainees during interrogations—and also drown out screams...'

It's quite a playlist:

Deicide: Fuck Your God
Dope: Die MF Die
Dope: Take Your Best Shot
Eminem: White America
Eminem: Kim
Barney: Barney Theme Song
Drowning Pool: Bodies
Metallica: Enter Sandman
'Meow Mix' TV Commercial Jingle
Sesame Street TV Theme Song
David Gray: Babylon
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.
AC/DC: Shoot to Thrill
AC/DC: Hells Bells
BeeGees: Stayin' Alive
Tupac: All Eyes on Me
Christina Aguilera: Dirrty
Neil Diamond: America
Rage Against the Machine: Bulls on Parade
Don McLean: American Pie
Saliva: Click Click Boom
Matchbox 20: Cold
Hed P.E.: Swan Dive
Prince: Raspberry Beret

One's first reaction would be that this sounds like a typical playlist in any college dorm room. Mother Jones has helpfully assembled a complete audio file of all of these songs, which should come in useful if you need to get your puppy to stop piddling on the carpet. Simply go to the site, hit play, turn the speakers to 11, and go out shopping. Presto - instant Gitmo. By the time you return, Good ol' Spot will be cowering in a corner vowing never to pee again, muttering, 'Meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow...'