The longer I live, the more I am convinced that reality is so much more strange, and frequently hilarious, than any fiction:
According to Al Jazeera, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were “tortured” with Sesame Street. Really. Prisoners reported to Al Jazeera that they had been forced to wear headphones playing music from Sesame Street on a continuous loop for days on end. Christopher Cerf, who composes for the show, was outraged. “My first reaction was this just can’t possibly be true,” he said. “Of course, I didn’t really like the idea that I was helping break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to actually do deep, long-term interrogations and obviously to inflict enough pain on prisoners so they would talk.”
Go here to read the rest. Yeah, after a few days of listening to Big Bird sing, I’d be praying for death. This of course is a variant on my torture strategy for terrorists. Translate into Arabic the inteminable torture debate on Catholic blogs, and have endless readings from the debate piped into terrorist holding cells 24-7. I give the toughest terrorist a week before he cracks! The horror, the horror!
Update: TAC has received exclusive footage of the Sesame Street Torturers at Gitmo in action!