Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Torture you can dance to!

Sometimes torture can be so dreary. If only there were some way to liven it up—hey, how 'bout a mix tape, courtesy of those party-starters in the U.S. military? Mother Jones has compiled a torture playlist comprising songs used in military prisons "to induce sleep deprivation, 'prolong capture shock,' disorient detainees during interrogations–and also drown out screams."

Many of the pop-centric selections—from the likes of Christina Aguilera, David Gray, and Matchbox 20—suggest that corporate FM radio is programmed by sadists, though a few particularly fiendish selections—The Barney theme song, Neil Diamond's "America"—take soul crushing to a whole new level.

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