Thursday, May 26, 2011

6 SONGS THE MILITARY USES TO INTERROGATE PRISONERS (no joke)


A co-worker told me today that the military uses songs to help torture and interrogate prisoners. I didn’t believe her, so off to google I went. Turns out she’s right. The Wall St. Journal listed the 6 infamous / famous songs most used by the military. In no real order here they are…

1. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA"
A Guantanamo favorite since it’s patriotic, loud and raspy.


2. Christina Aguilera's "Dirty"
Sexually charged lyrics tend to offend those cultures that aren’t so pro-ish towards women.


3. Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made for Walking"
Drippy pop ballad was used in a 1993 standoff against David Koresh.


4. AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" and "Hells Bells"
Heavy Metal is a go to weapon of the military ‘cause the tunes are loud and repetitive.


5. Anything by Barry Manilow
Used to chase away crowds of riotous punks.


6. Barney the Dinosaur's "I Love You"
Duh.

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36 comments:

  1. this is great. is this a bad time to admit i love barry and saw him live a few months ago here in the tampa area. shhhh!

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  2. p.s. if it helps, the ticket was free. honest.

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  3. #5 and #6 will get anyone to confess.

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  4. hard to believe.

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  5. Barney could make anyone confess.

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  6. i'm surprised none of these people have been killed by terrorists as revenge

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  7. Number's three and six are all-time favorites of mine.

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  8. Start blasting Barney and I will sing like a bird...

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  9. That is just fucking weirdman, seriously.

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  10. that's good to know, there's a lot of interrogating that goes on in my house.....kids beware, mom has a new tactic!

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  11. I'm cracking up at the last two. My first concert was Manilow. I'm always ready to torture someone by singing Copacabana. That's probably worse than the Barney song.
    xoRobyn

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  12. Is it bad that I like at least several of these songs? Did I just admit that?

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  13. LOL. Play anything by Barry Manilow for more than 5 minutes and I'd be singing like a canary. No need for waterboarding!!!

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  14. You hit Barry Manilow and I started to cringe. That's gotta suck!

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  15. I can't help but love AC/DC's badassery, but ten minutes of Manilow would make me want to waterboard myself.

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  16. Manilow and Barney would have me singing like a bird lol

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  17. Hells Bells is one of my favorite AC/DC songs. And Springsteen is a legend. All the others, I would cave in an instant. Sneaky military! Great post Jesse.

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  18. Springsteen's song was meant to be a satire though...

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  19. Thanks for the laugh! Barney must be for the really bad offenders. :)

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  20. haha, Im dying Barry and Barney in the same place...holy hell!

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  21. I think if I heard enough Barney, I'd confess pretty much anything!

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  22. And once again America proves, they never understood that Springsteen song.

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  23. Hells Bells would work on me. I can only take so much AC/DC before I go mental.

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  24. This is ridiculous! Love it. I could think of some new poppy songs that would drive those terrorists wild in just a few repeats. So annoying

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  25. the barney song wil make anyone talk

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  26. If I was being interrogated and they played ACDC I would be laughing I love that band and can listen to it all day. Barney on the other hand would make me cry and possibly die a little inside.

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  27. I think they use metal, like the Norwegian crazy stuff, lol

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  28. I would tell them what they wanted to know and pretty damn quick...I am only good with the Boss as something I would listen too.

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  29. I think the Barney song would do me in!

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  30. I read a bit about this in Men Who Stare at Goats, and it's...pretty scary. And completely pointless because I can only imagine the kind of babble coming out of a man after having endured hours of Barney.

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  31. They need to add crap by Kenny G. I'd swear I was on the grassy knoll to make that stop.

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  32. I totally get why they use Barney. Although I loved him as a kid there were some things that made me kind of scared of the show.

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