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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

If you can't beat 'em, set 'em as your ringtone.

All right, I totally have to hand it to They Might Be Giants on this one.

The quirky-song masters from Brooklyn have come up with a ringtone that makes fun of the illegal wiretapping by the NSA by making a lovely ringtone alerting you that you are living in a military state.

The short song called "Call Connected Through The NSA" can be downloaded here, and I have to say, as ringtones go, it's actually very soothing. Musically, I mean. Lyrically, on the other hand, is another story as it goes:

"Call connected through the NSA/Complete transmission through the NSA/Suspending your rights through the duration of the permanent war."

I can't think of a better use of a ringtone than for satire. Mine, sadly, has to stay on vibrate, ever since it rang at the climax moment of a production of Medea a few years ago. Whew, was that bad.

Mea culpa!


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