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Posted on Jul 14, 2010

The YouTubes are filling up with videos of teenagers engaging in the disturbing use of recreational drugs—in the form of digital music files. Buzzkill. We’re not sure which is more embarrassing—getting “high” from an audio recording or worrying about it.

Wired has the story.

Channel 9 has the overreaction:

And the Internet has the goofballs:

So what’s double rainbow guy listening to?

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By mindful, July 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

One of the stupidest states, Okie-Duma

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By peterjkraus, July 16, 2010 at 6:41 am Link to this comment

Ah, yes, Oklahoma! Home of “Climate Change is a
scam”-Senator Imhofe and “don’t air the indecent
Schindler List” M.D. and Senator Coburn, longtime
home of “put yore haid on tha ray-dee-oh” faith
healer and owner of a “university” Oral Roberts—
and proud home of a tax payer supported narc agency
that has the balls (and the stupidity) to
promulgate a bullshit sonic drug theory like the
one described.

I’m more and more convinced that secession is a
good and necessary thing for a number of states to
consider.

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By ronman, July 15, 2010 at 10:49 am Link to this comment

Wait. Isn’t this an Onion story? No? Wow, I’m totally, like, um. Speechless.

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By faith, July 15, 2010 at 10:47 am Link to this comment

Anybody ever sat by a mountain stream at Yosemite or Sequoia while listening to
John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High”? Or, heard the Baptist Ebeneezer Church
choir (Georgia) belt out an old gospel hymn?  Or, Yanni’s “Keys to the imagination”? 
People have been getting “high” on music for years !

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By Dar McWheeler, July 15, 2010 at 10:07 am Link to this comment
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“My new CD is great, once you get past the drugings.”

I’m a composer and producer here in Canada. Since the 80’s I’ve been producing those entirely bogus “hypno” recordings and following the research on this subject.

From my personal experience I can say, yes, you can definately get a kind of brain-isn’t-working-correctly buzz from listening to this stuff. My research eventually led me to conclude that the whole “hemi-sync” hypothesis is bad for you.

Your brain is *supposed* to have two, independantly working hemispheres running at slightly different “clock speeds”. Syncing them only serves to interfere with the proper working of your brain. Not so great, really.

But as for the whole youtube videos nonsense, purely a reaction to being on camera/placebo/ego thing. It actually takes 20+ minutes for anything signifigant to happen. And by signifigant I mean, feels like you’ve been listening to sine waves in the headphones with your eyes closed for 20 minutes. That’ll make anyone feel goofy.

Just a thought.

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