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seriously though.. what the hell?
As is this comment:
"My son's addicted to it. It's terrible! He's told me he's never going to give it up.
- R Astley, UK, 21/7/2010 11:14"
This one's been doing the rounds for years now, and the last few weeks have seen a large number of reports on it in various US papers which been quoting a story in the Oklahoman - hence the source quoted here being from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Seeing as both the Mail and the Sun have run stories on this today then it looks like it's jumped across the Atlantic.
The original story lacked any proof for the allegations that kids were getting high off noises (...), and that quote from the Oklahoman Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs is a boilerplate PR release they issued when the paper contacted them which basically said, "we have no idea if this is true or not since we've not investigated it, BUT parents should always beware of the slippery slope of any drug use etc. etc." So you have the media stumbling across something utterly absurd, running to the drugs authorities to denounce it, and those authorities issue a reflex statement against it without any justification which in turn lends this bogus trend some kind of truthfulness.
There is no truth behind this, as anyone with any sense, anywhere, should be able to realise straight away.
i'm listening to Scouting For Girls right now and it's making me have seizures and puke everywhere.
some of it definitely works
Obviously sounds can have an effect, just not 'identical to ecstasy or LSD', and that they are somehow addictive AND have the potential to get kids on the 'slipper slope' to harder drugs. That's ridiculous.
My son's addicted to it. It's terrible! He's told me he's never going to give it up.
- R Astley, UK, 21/7/2010 11:14
are pretty good though. Nothing drug-like about it, but good for relaxation and can be a real help with insomnia.
Approach any "scientific" claims about them with extreme scepticism
which is openly and widely available to young people in our society.
It's immensely dangerous and these sound sites should be cracked down on. They're the digital equivalent of the scumbag drug dealers who peddle their muck outside our schools. Any child with internet access can get hold of one of these 'tunes'. Why isn't something being done?
And what would happen if someone would play these pieces of 'music' on a large speaker system? If passive smoking is bad for you, how bad must passive listening be? Can you imagine a street full of people getting high as a car passes with this playing at ear splitting levels?
The aural equivalent of being spiked.
It makes me want to vomit blood from my eyes in SHEER RAGE that these wastrels are able to get high from Itunes. It's uncontrolled, it's dangerous, it's not fair. When I was their age I had to sneak around and make shady contacts with criminals in order to get an 8th of black, never mind getting the equivalent of a £10 bag off the internet for nothing.
SORT THIS OUT GOVERNMENT AND BAN ALL SOUND WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT!
<proposed letter to The Mail>
"Apparently Paedophiles can make your keyboard emit a gas that makes children more susceptible to their online conditioning.
They've been getting into the boxes of keyboards (and possibly mice) in shops that sell them, and modifying them to let them do this. I can't remember the name of it, but I saw a documentary about it on the TV a while back.
- Gary, Tipton, UK, 20/7/2010 17:36"
DiS, I'm looking at you to get it to #1
They'll be climbing the walls
"I knew someone who tried this, he ended up crying all the water out of his body
- David, London, 21/7/2010 11:01"
'It's true. Where I live, one girl literally sicked up her pelvis.
- Albo, Weymouth. UK, 21/7/2010 10:59'