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C'jais
05-20-2003, 10:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3042907.stm

Heavy metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq.

Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk.

Sgt Hadsell's favourites are said to be 'Bodies' from the XXX film soundtrack and Metallica's 'Enter Sandman'.

El Sitherino
05-20-2003, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and Barney in the hope of making them talk.
heh barney songs would make me crack. i can't stand that crap

Acrylic
05-20-2003, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
heh barney songs would make me crack. i can't stand that crap

Hehehe. To piss you off, I'll make a Barney type song...
*ahem*
We are all special in our own kind of ways,
Smelly, short, ugly, fat or gay,
We should all hold hands to obey,
me the Barneymasta is yo Master-I-AY!


Ok, that was dumb. :rolleyes:

Hopefully, itll make you tell us some truth. :evil2:

Boba Rhett
05-20-2003, 10:26 PM
I uhhh.... guess I've been torturing myself every day for the past year. :D The Sesame Street stuff would do me in though. It'd get stuck in my head and I'd have to jump off of something.

acdcfanbill
05-21-2003, 01:30 AM
all you gotta do is be happy for the bad music, and cry for the good stuff, then you'll be up too your ears in the good music :D

Pisces
05-21-2003, 02:16 AM
First off. The original Sesame Street theme song is sweet, so you all just back off. :p:D

And second, ever hear the Friends and Neighbours song? They did a play once at my elementary school...ugh *shudders* that's enough to scar little children.

XERXES
05-21-2003, 02:33 AM
metallica? that would be awesome to hear in a POW camp. Now if they played Good Charlotte, The Hives, The Ataris, Sum 41, Blink 182, All American Rejects (wtf kind of name is this anyway?) Post-Hybrid Theory Linkin Park, The Used, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, The White Stripes, Thursday, Audiovent *runs out of ideas* id probably die.


As for Barney and Sesame Street, well I couldnt take Barney for very long...actually in such a hellish place I would probably sing the Barney songs to keep my mind from going insane from the cruel treatment. I grew up on Sesame Street (somewhat) so it would bring back memories.

Cookie Monster is awesome.

although...the article says that everything they are playing is culturally offensive to them so it might work. I couldnt really take metallica for 24 hours though...I will admit I have fallen asleep (while sober) to the S&M album a few times.

GonkH8er
05-21-2003, 07:50 AM
As if making them listen to tallica would make them talk...


The right thing to do would be to play half a metallica song, then stop it. They'd be begging to hear the rest of it, and THEN they'd talk :)

The_One
05-21-2003, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by GonkH8er
As if making them listen to tallica would make them talk...


The right thing to do would be to play half a metallica song, then stop it. They'd be begging to hear the rest of it, and THEN they'd talk :)

Haha, yeah that'd work. But judging by the stuff I've heard off their latest album, it may make some people switch off. Think of the heavier tracks on Sepultura's "Roots" and you kind of have the new album...

Ouch!

C'jais
05-21-2003, 08:24 AM
Y'know, as funny as it is, it's still torture.

Some Soviet factions used white noise generators as torture tools, and USA comdemned it.

Now they're resorting to exactly the same. Being kept awake for 4 days in a row is torture, through and through.

STTCT
05-21-2003, 08:32 AM
what, no Brittney Spears Song torcher! no wonder they're not talkin....!

Darth Groovy
05-22-2003, 07:16 AM
All they would have to do is make me listen to country, and they would own me.

Tyrion
05-22-2003, 01:31 PM
Why dont they just use silence? That really does work.

Rogue15
05-23-2003, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
All they would have to do is make me listen to country, and they would own me.

yeah, same here. can't stand that crap..

ZBomber
05-23-2003, 11:51 AM
Why dont they just use silence? That really does work.

Wouldn't work for me. ;)

Sam Fisher
05-23-2003, 12:18 PM
I can't stand any kind of music for a long time. If I do listen, its probally instrumental(sp?).

Captain Wilson
05-23-2003, 10:50 PM
Mettilca, blink thats not tourture, come on!!! I gurante i could tourture people better in my Sleep!!

Not a guirantee

Hyperglide
05-25-2003, 02:27 AM
Man listening to Metallica (specifically Enter Sandman?) isn't friggin' torture. That's heavenly bliss.

Seriously though if u want to torture people why not put on Squarepusher. If you've heard even one of their songs you'd know what I'd mean. I like techno but damn that's the most annoying techno i've heard from a group, ever.