Monday, October 26, 2009

Call for entries: Official Gitmo Torture Playlist



Tweople are requested to post their suggestions on Twitter. Others should feel free to utilize the comment section herein.

Special thanks to GTZ for planting the seed for this diabolical plan. Somewhere, Dick Cheney is smiling.

37 comments:

Erin O'Brien said...

Wouldn't it be satisfying to instead forcibly subject Dick Cheney to endless hours of this playlist?

scott ridgway said...

I read this morning in the NYT that Obama is continuing the Bush policy of crushing any attempt to get out information on the CIA's torture program. They have a law that says any lawsuit can be squashed if national security is involved. This basically gives the CIA and the President that right to do whatever they want and hide the crimes behind this so called law.

Sean Craven said...

You're tempting me, but it's been my experience that the minute I dismiss a song, genre, or performer, I almost always wind up liking them later. You've already listed a number of songs -- like Mickey -- that I absolutely loathed and have since come to enjoy.

What I'm saying is that if I were to participate in this exercise, my already execrable taste would grow rapidly worse.

Mektoub.

Kirk Jusko said...

It certainly can't be "Mickey". It doesn't matter if the song is good or bad, every time I hear it I envision cute little Toni Basil in that cute little cheerleader's outfit.

By the same token, I have to rule out "Itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini"

And "Girls Wear Short Shorts"

What was the question again?

Kirk Jusko said...

Oh, wow, you know Erin's hit the big time when she's got a word verification.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

How about all the correspondingly tortuous dirges which make up the so-called "Gangsta Rap" oeuvre?

Most Rap is, when all is said and done, a musical form only notable by its lacking any prefixing letter 'C'.

Erin O'Brien said...

Thank you for the thoughtful comment Scott. For the record, I am 100% in support of replacing waterboarding with the viewing of Toni Basil videos.

Sean, I respect that you would admit to liking Mickey and now I must admit that it's on my iTunes.

Kirk, I hated to turn on that thing, but had no choice with the spam avalanche after being listed as a "blog of note."

Erin O'Brien said...

Dunno, Cosmic. I love Lauryn Hill and Missy Misdemeanor Elliot--so much texture.

Kirk Jusko said...

Oh, I don't blame you. I figured that was the reason.

Check out Ken Levine's blog sometimes. The commentators are always "defining" those word verifications.

Amy L. Hanna said...

No torture playlist is complete without The Clash's "Rock the Casbah"!

Kirk Jusko said...

About Amy's choice...

Hopefully, that's what we did with our Casbah last November.

Mr. L said...

"Billy, Don't Be A Hero".....

Julie said...

Britney Spears "If You Seek Amy" and The Doodlebops Theme Song.

Ken Houghton said...

"Any way you want to do it/I'll take it like a man" may well be the first pop-culture salute to anal sex, but that doesn't make it cruel and unusual punishment if you assume the tortured don't know the language, since they won't learn it from that mix.

Similarly, "Billy Don't Be a Hero," as a plea to avoid martyrdom, becomes an issue for those who do understand the language.

We need something where the language is irrelevant.

So I nominate—those of a Certain Age knew this was coming—The Silver Convention's "Fly Robin Fly" and Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven."

Though the evil of the Doodlebops theme song should not be underestimated.

LimesNow said...

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo

Any of Yoko Ono's screaming greatest ~ she could break glass

Erin O'Brien said...

Not the Clash, Amy! But you are spot on, Julie with the Brit.

Ken--a tweep suggested this.

Erin O'Brien said...

Limes, bobby derrin?

Erin O'Brien said...

I see you, Mr. L, these comments are getting away from me! eek!

LimesNow said...

Ha, Erin! YES! A finger-snapping rendition of Mack the Knife . . .

"Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear,
And it shows them pearly whites.
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe,
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight . . . . "

sausagefingers said...

Erin, I ogled over this video way back in time, can you imagine the changes if they made the video today? The cheerleaders would be thinner and more nipped and tucked.
A classic if there was ever one.

Ellie said...

baby got back.poidne

Ellie said...

See, that would be the word verification biting me.

Jack Cluth said...

From the "Song That Will Played Forever On An Endless Loop" Department:

No list would be complete with out the "Macarena".

OH, DEAR GOD!! PLEASE JUST MAKE IT STOP!!!!

jonas said...

Germain to this discussion, starting at about 5:50:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbO3ZY1IHgE

Rory L. Aronsky said...

My late, hyper-squee(!) congratulations to you on being a Blog of Note! Took Blogger long enough to catch on. :)

ThatGirl said...

I am reading your blog because of Blog of Note! Great blog! =)

The Expatresse said...

Anything by Boney M. But especially Daddy Cool.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was a Blog of Goat?

Back in the good old days when MTV showed music videos they played "Saved By Zero" by The Fixx until it was like fingernails across a blackboard. My nominee.

Honorable mention: Putting on the Ritz - Taco

RJ

boaties. is that anything like bowties?

canamjay said...

Sorry, perhaps it's just me..missing my GF, and contemplating a long road trip..lots of time to think..but I feel 'efforts' (!) of this nature only aide in trivializing a horror show and blot on our collective character... howabout using this energy to get the 'perps' (and we know who you are) to truly suffer their own torture via prosecution. Trivializing is in it's own way, enabling...Where's the outrage this deserves? there, I've said it and I'm one glad curmudgeon... JW

Erin O'Brien said...

A completely valid point, JW. Thanks for sharing it.

Kirk Jusko said...

There was a song in the late 1980s called "Dear, Mr Jesus" about child abuse. It was sung by a little girl in a stereotypical little girl voice (the Stephan Fetchit of child performers.) The song ended this like this:

"Please don't tell my daddy.
But my mommy hits me, too."

I abhor child abuse.

But after listening to that song, it's kind of hard to blame her mommy.

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

I think if they used any song, and I mean any song by Creed the bad guys would give up in droves.

Al
TRAG

Somethings Wrong with John said...

Anything from the Stones post 1980 would be enough to get me to talk. Or any movie Maddona has acted in except league of their own.

Anonymous said...

The super syrup selection:

"You're Having My Baby"

on a loop with

"Im Not Lisa"

Im listening to Tom Waits right now...torture me all night long, daddy!

jo

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

Sure there's a goodly amount of Country & Western material which might find itself on the list? ;-)

Anonymous said...

the three o'clock fairy song, from the anamie sailor moon. or i'm fairy from the anamie fruits basket.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

And I'm sure we can find a place for the category now known as 'Tramp Rock' (or Britney Spears to us lesser mortals)?

What say you?