I have had a distressingly large number of reader e-mails on the lines of the following:
So they’re against “the Use of Music as Torture?” Really? You mean they’ve decided to oppose “American Idol?”
Look, that’s not funny!
Okay, if you replace “American Idol” with “The Celine Dion Christmas Album”…
No, it’s still not funny.
Anyway, Andrew Sullivan walks up to this ethnomusicologist and says, “Do you know Bush is using sleep deprivation at Gitmo?” And the ethnomusicologist says, “No, but if you hum a few bars I’ll play it on my bone flute.”