What form of soft-torture would make you sing like a canary?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
January 12, 2009 2:22pm CST
We all have something (Or many things) in this world that drive us absolutely batty yes? So let's assume you have been captured by the enemy and you are strapped to a chair for interrogation. What would they have to do that would make you give in quickly and then tell them everything they wished to know? As for me, if they threatened to make me eat rhubarb, then I'd tell them absolutely anything they wanted! If they continuously played rap music I reckon I'd give in pretty quickly too. Oh, and if they forced my eyes permanently open and sat me in front of the movie "The English Patient", I'd not only cave in to their demands in a matter of seconds, I'd probably ask them to shoot me afterwards as well! So what approach would the enemy have to take that would make you blab really quickly yourself?
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@sconibear (8006)
• United States
13 Jan 09
this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because....... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Jan 09
that sure is a song which i love.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh, thank you so very much, sconi! That is NOT what I needed this morning! Turns TSO up and puts headphones on
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@sconibear (8006)
• United States
13 Jan 09
when my kids were little, they made me buy them ice cream and toys with that song. they also showed me you can have road rage all by yourself.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Jan 09
oh ,those sleepless nights(due to a newborn).i used to have nightmares during the day,that a newborn is placed beside me.i do love to play with and can look after them the whole day,but you have to excuse me during their sleeping time
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
So taking away your chance to sleep is what will make you talk quickly riya, or would they have to surround you with newborn babies instead?
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Jan 09
the sight of newborn babe terrifies me!!!although they are lovable,what hard work goes in bring them up!!trust me,i know!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
I have just arranged FedEx to deliver around 150 newborn babies to you riya. They will pick them up again in a week or so. Enjoy!
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@myklj999 (13969)
13 Jan 09
Being interrogated by a pair of air-head "valley-girl" types would probably do it for me. I'd tell them anything they wanted just as long as they'd SHUT UP!!! Gag me with a spoon! I mean like totally!
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@sconibear (8006)
• United States
13 Jan 09
oh ma god.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
You'd be like...... NOT! And I'd be like, yah! And then you'd be like, duh, I dunno. And I'd be like, yah, you know, like answer my questions dude! That would like TOTALLY be the 4-11 f this were to happen mykl.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
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@megsgem (123)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Ok this is really sad and it has nothing to do with loyalty...but if they tickled me I would blab in about two maybe i could hold out for three minutes but thats really asking a lot from me. I guess I should come with a warning ....if tickled will blab secrets....oh yea and every inch of me is tickelish....its almost painful when I am tickled.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
Ah so you're one of those highly sensitive ticklees then megsgem! lol. I have met many kids that are like this and you can reduce them to putty in your hands just by threatening to tickle 'em! My advice is to leave the tickle warning out and NOT to display it. All I know is that if I saw someone with that type of warning on them, then of course I will just HAVE to tickle them to see what happens! Thanks for the response.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
very good point...even though they can tickle me all they want until i puke and then I will get satisfaction from puking on them.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
A few brief seconds of satisfaction before they shoot ya is more like it!
• United States
13 Jan 09
Hmmmmm, I have never really thought about this. I am usually the one doing the torturing. And, I LIKE it that way! It probably wouldn't take much, really. Did you see SAW? If they stuck me in that bathroom, I would probably talk immediately, if the promised to let me out of that room!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
No argument with you there Bo. I am fortunate to not see being picked on for constant typo's as a form of torture YET, but God help us all if that ever changes! I have seen some of the Saw movies before, yes. That's some twisted stuff right there! I think I'd break down pretty quickly too actually if I was in the same situation as some of the people in those movies. Not as fast as I would with rhubarb in the equation though! lol.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
My daughter told me, Mom, you have to go see Saw. It is the scariest movie I have ever seen! Knowing I like horror movies, she thought this one was something I would like. When I left the theater, I called her and told her the scariest part of the first movie was that bathroom. That would freak me out enough to talk right off the bat! How about it you had to chew through the rhubarb to get to a key, or a clue or something? And that rhubarb was IN that nasty, nasty bathtub? Or the toilet?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
ANYTHING that involves rhubarb Bo will have me telling them whatever it is they wanna know. There is no way in hell If a situation like you have mentioned popped up, they would probably find my body days later in an area of the room the farthest from the rhubarb! "Satan's Celery" is what that crap is. I think Saw V is the only one I have seen? I am not sure, but it was the one with the Doctor who had to cut off his own foot to get out of the shackles.
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@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
12 Jan 09
hmm...harem seduction, lots and lots of green paper that can be used to buy stuff called money, if they forced me to watch Barney for hours on end, or if they made me have to listen to rap music also...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
Barney! God help us all. "I love you, you love me......" BAM, BAM, BAM!(That's me absolutely SMACKING Barney mid sentence!) That dude needs to be friggin' euthanized! Imagine if they came up with a rapping Barney??? Damn, I think I need to go listen to some relaxation music before I end up killing something. Thanks for the response luv and power. You've certainly set the bar high with that one. I defy ANYONE to last long with Barney on the agenda! lol.
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• United States
12 Jan 09
lol...actually they do have a rapping Barney if I remember correctly...would you like to hear it ? ~^
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
WTF??? Nah, you and your rapping Barney footage can go live in a cave somewhere I reckon. I hear Antarctica is pretty nice at this time of year! Shoot me, shoot me now please.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
LOL, James you are so funny! With my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, just strapping me into a chair would probably have me screaming right off the bat. But say that wasn't a factor... I don't think there is any music that could do me in. I hate rap music myself but I can live with it if I have no choice. If they forced my eyes open a la "A Clockwork Orange" and played an Ed Wood movie marathon... I would probably end up screaming insanely in a short period of time.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
theoretically you would probably die if your eyelids had to stay open...if you can't blink then your eyes would never get any moisture. that is why you tear up if you try not to blink for a long time.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
* James quickly jots down another torture/mylotter reference in his little black book in case he ever needs this info in the future * Sorry craftcatcher, back now..... Clockwork Orange was one heck of a strange movie I have to say! Stanley Kubrick had a bizarre mind. As for Ed Wood movies, the only one I have seen was actually called "Ed Wood" starring Johnny Depp and he did seem to be a bit of a wierd fellow, so his movies can't be much better! I don't like the sounds of how you must feel being in a chair for too long though.
• United States
13 Jan 09
Luv: Thank you but it's obvious you've never seen "A Clockwork Orange". They took care of the no blinking problem.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
16 Jan 09
Maybe if we all were forced to show our naked bodies..yea..that would do it for me..Who wants to be first?..lol..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jan 09
After you... Way after...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jan 09
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
16 Jan 09
(It's shrinkage actually..... It IS quite cold here at the moment!)
@Jemina (5783)
13 May 09
And why would I tell you, James? That's probably one of my idiosyncracies that I am not willing to disclose. What if you're an FBI, NBI, CSI or whatever agent cloacked as one of us?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 May 09
But if you tell me I can put it in my little notepad with all the other information I've collected! Dagnabbit, don't tell me then. lol.
@Jemina (5783)
13 May 09
I was gonna sing right away as I wouldn't have wanted to be tortured in anyway. But there was no note for me to sing yet.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 May 09
Does the note to song have to be handwritten, or can I print one out?
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
If they threatened to make me watch every single one of Paris Hilton's movies, I would tell them everything they want to know. Heck, even things they DON'T want to know. Or even if they just play those nasty songs of hers over and over. Dang I hate that girl. My tolerance level for anything Paris Hilton is zero.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
oh don't bother. seriously. DON'T bother.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Jul 09
Its OK, once only was enough for me and if I ever saw her again I'd run in the opposite direction I think. I'll just have to YELL hello to her for you instead. LMAO
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
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@mands61123 (2098)
15 May 09
mmm suck my toes *gags* well touching my feet in general really *shudders* that or making me listen to rave music *goes bogeyed* anything else i can handle but i'm getting old now it gives me a headache. Making me watch chick flicks i one got tricked into watching the notebook with my sister and my friend you can imagine my dismay when the opening sequence shows a boat floating slowly along the river there i was waiting for it to blow up and nothing!! I've been know to put my ipod on and close my eyes when they get to much for me give me horror or action anyday my boo just said i'm lying! (how rude! ;)) touching my throat i have a phobia about my throat anything touches it i go crazy *gags shudders & gulps* he said if i didn't passout i'd flip out so either way it's a no go!! (oh you've just given me an idea for a discussion!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 May 09
Actually, for a chick flick, the Notebook wasn't that bad I thought! (Shhhh, don't tell anyone or I'll arrange for your toes and throat to be mucked around with) A few explosions here and there would have gone down well though. I'm glad to have given you a discussion idea too mands. I'll look for it after I catch up on my replies.
15 May 09
oh james ya big nancy you can't be serious ha ha ha i suppose i have been subjected to worse I have a very close friend thats extreemley girly and drags me to see them more often than i'd like. So whats the worst girly film then i can make sure i don'e see it? You've already answered my discussion (thank you!) and gave me the creeps with the ticks bit *shudders* now I know what to torture you with and you me if we're talking creepy crawlies yuk
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 May 09
Ok, I know what'll get you panicking and you know what'll do the same to me, so now we're in a state of perpetual neutrality. It doesn't get much better than that! One of the WORSE film's I ever saw was "Heavenly Creatures" but I wouldn't quite call that a chick flick. I've already mentioned "The English Patient" and "Pearl Harbor" is up there as well.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
24 May 09
I think being tied down and abused with a feather might just do it for me and and I would sing for the world to hear. I am just so very ticklish. Rap music might also do it for me, I think the C is silent in the word rap
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 May 09
I've often wondered if there was a silent C in the word rap! Thanks for clearing that up. What type of feather are we talking here by the way? I reckon I'd break down quicker if someone tried to force me to go the whole chicken, but that's just me. I do realise that some people would actually be into something like that though and good for them I guess. It's not as if a chicken's gonna be telling anybody afterwards anyway! Has anyone ever done a Feather Rap? Probably.....
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
25 May 09
The whole chicken! now that is bringing the feather tortue to a while new level, I think I would sing long before the chicken got near me I would say there have been many feather raps as most of it is light weight
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 May 09
lol. Light weight! Rap is rap as far as I'm concerned anyway. Chicken or no chicken and feather related or not, it's STILL rap!
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
Now where did I put that rhubarb....? Very soft-torture would do. Even a grunt by someone would have me speaking and divulging all gruesome details. I wouldn't want to be a witness to a crime for that same reason.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
Pffffft, another rhubarb afficianado? FREAKS! So all it would take is a grunt then? Good God, a signficant portion of communication when married is made up of grunts, so be prepared for it!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
Yeah..... My OWN form of "rhubarb treatment" is lashing about 50 stalks of it together into a great big clumop and then beating you both around the head with it!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
16 Apr 09
I can handle the grunts and rhubarb-stalk spanking (done by the great Panda himself, assisted by the mighty Panda Master too), but on one condition....YOU have to eat the rhubarb leaves first!
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• United States
17 Jan 09
the threat of tickling my feet would make me talk .. in detail. about anything they wanted to know!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
With a feather? Or just plain old finger tickling? (I need to know please as I am collating a "mylot member/torture that will help me in the future journal") Tickl, tickle , tickle....... WHAT'S THE CAPITAL OF ICELAND DAMMIT! Tickle, tickle, tickle.....
• United States
17 Jan 09
plain ole finger tickling gets me!! lol! the capital of Iceland is wherever you want it to be!! \
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• United States
17 Jan 09
werks for me!!!
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@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
28 May 09
lol Rhubarb!! Why not try it in a pie, with strawberry? It really is GOOOOOOD! I can't think of any "soft torture" sort of like "gentle murder". I don't think it would be wise to post it if I did!!! lol YOu never know who's watching? (maybe Barney? yikes)maybe teletubbies or I've got it the mini mini mini mini wheats guy! and his different incarnations - actually, that one makes my daughter run from the room holding her ears!!! Just mention the name of "Jane Eyre" (an awesome BBC production in my opinion) and hubby gets a little antsy!!
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@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
28 May 09
Maybe instead of panda spanking, we should institute Barney spanking. I think it may help some people get all their aggression out. Oh, and maybe this doesn't qualify as "soft torture" but at least the MENTION of it will be.....wait for it......E*P*I*L*A*T*O*R OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH!
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@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
29 May 09
*laughing maniacally while waving a limp rhubarb stalk in front of James* I have found your weakness! Rhubarb, epilators and MR DARCY! Sing, Jamie sing! Can one commit genocide against a plant species? I think you might be more successful with an herbicide, but no matter. Or is it genocide against any who propogate or promote rhubarb pie? *employs Mr. Darcy to wield an epilator and a copy of Jane Eyre* Have weapons and will use them! Hey, I make a mean apple pie?!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 May 09
Well yeah, technically it WOULD be herbicide, (Is there any such thing as botanicide? lol) but just to be on the safe side, I'd rather we went with genocide if that's OK. We're talking rhubarb here, otherwise known as "Satan's Celery" so if genocide is the harsher of the 2, then that's the one that needs to be focused on. Not just the rhubarb either. All people growing it and selling it need to be taken down as well. Anyone with the last name Darcy can be taken down too. Oh people with the last name Eyre, Bronte and Gables as well. Jeez, sounds like I have some serious planning to do!
@SViswan (12072)
• India
15 Apr 09
Heavy metal is something I can't stand. But if they seriously wanted me to talk, all they'll need to do is to play my younger son's screams when he is throwing a tantrum. Though I usually don't give in when HE is doing it because I leave the place immediately; it will sure drive me crazy if I am strapped to a chair and unable to move. lol..another thing they could do is make me sit on marble flooring and turn on the AC. My feet can't stand the cold of marble flooring in winter!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
I don't mind Heavy Metal at all actually, but Rap??? It would have the same effect on me as you would find with the Metal music. I can't stand Rap! I've already jotted down here that if you ever rub me up the wrong way, all I have to do is strap you barefoot to a chair in a marble floored room with the AC on full bore; and then bribe your Son into throwing a monster tantrum! Excellent. You behave yourself now, Sandhya.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
15 Apr 09
Grrr...should have known you would take advantage of me revealing secrets here! Now I have to be very careful not to rub you the wrong way....keep mum on the typos is the first step:P
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
Oh, you'd have to do something a million times worse than pick up on my typo's! I reckon you'll be safe for an eternity anyways.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
14 Jan 09
LOL... Tickle me and I would be all yours James... I think, that's most torturous and anyone can get me inside out tickling me spot on! BTW, THE ENGLISH PATIENT is the trick, now I know it! You better keep watch...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Jan 09
I will keep this in mind mimpi as you never know when I might need SOMETHING! lol. You can have The English Patient all to yourself by the way. I would rather pull out my own toenails one by one than watch that movie! In a sense, it's like visual rhubarb!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
14 Jan 09
hahaha... you better insure your toenails....
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Jan 09
I can insure toenails? Calling Lloyds of London right this minute! lol.
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
7 May 09
At one time, being exposed to Weird Al Yankovic songs would've done the trick. But over the years (since the 80's and "Like a Surgeon" and "Eat it" days), I've managed to build a natural immunity. This is TOP SECRET information I've just shared!!! As far as anyone is concerned, Weird Al will break me! Got it???
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 May 09
Oh c'mon! How can you not be inspired beyond words with lyrocs along the lines of "If your dinners cold reheat it!" Weird Al's been a bit quiet lately. Do you think his warped view on the world has finally caught up with him? I do have to admit that I LOVED his "Amish Paradise" song! I promise though that I'll keep all of this top secret. No-one but me will ever read this.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
7 May 09
You better be sure no one but you will ever read this... or else... .... or else... ...ummmm.... ... Oh! I know... NINJA SQUAD!!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 May 09
I'm sure alright, don't worry! I've generated a global mind-meld spell that makes anyone that reads these words of yours instantly forget them and think of dancing puppies and salsa music instead. Awwwwwwww look at the cute dancing puppies!
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Strapping me down in the first place would bring me pretty close to telling everything. I can't stand being unable to move. But if left alone to 'zone out' I'd be eventually fine with that. Tickling me while strapped down - oh, forget about it! I would tell ALL right after I peed myself. (bad, bad childhood memories) Subjecting me to hours of country music, especially anything twangy.... yep, I'd give in eventually. Or strapping me to anything in a public bathroom!!!!! I'd not only tell all, I'd promise to crossover to their side.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
We definitely have a strapping theme here! lol. I used to experience this really scary situation when I was a kid and sleeping in summer. Because it was so hit, I'd sweat and it would feel as if my legs had stuck together. I'd wake up unable to seprate them and I'd panic. It would have been all of 2 seconds until I opened them, but when you're a kid, half asleep and panicking, it felt like an eternity! I don't actually mind some styles of country music though. It's 1,000 times better than rap, put it that way! Anyways, if I ever need you on my side, at least I now know that I need to strap you to somethin'.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Apr 09
You are pretty convincing with words alone, James. Please, let's leave the straps out of it. I guess you are right about country music. Many people consider Jimmy Buffett country and I'm a huge fan of his.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Ok, deal! It shall be a strapless affair! I think they call people who like Jimmy Buffet "Parrot Heads" for some reason, but I'm not 100% sure on this one! I have to head off to bed I'm afraid, so good night to you my potty friend!
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
15 Apr 09
And you think I will sell out here, do you? What if I do get caught and the person in question is an avid mylotter aswell. No, James. I'll keep my mind shot and stay save . Or at least as save as possible.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
I wonder how long it would be until someone took this stance! Fine then, I know what I need to do to get to you anyway! Let's just say for now that it involves a truckload of MyLittle Pony memorabilia and a blowtorch!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
15 Apr 09
You are an evil man, James! Evil I say! Well, at least I tried to stood tall and did not give in by telling you my soft spot up front. Now gimme the ponies! Whispers to ponies: it's ok babies, that evil man can't hurt you anymore
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
15 Apr 09
BTW, I do not consider this as LIGHT torture... . Just the thought of it makes me sick to my stomache... lol... or erm, actually not lol at all
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