Saturday, January 2, 2016

Karaoke - Audio Waterboarding

We all know that not everything posted on Wikipedia can be taken as Gospel, but sometimes useful and trustworthy information can be found there. One bit of information that I assume is accurate is this particular tidbit. According to Wikipedia, a Japanese businessman by the name of Daisuke Inoue developed the basic idea of karaoke in the early 1970's.

Born May 10, 1940, the 75 year old certainly has fewer days ahead than he does behind him. While I do not wish Inoue an early demise, I do hope that when he has finally shuffled off this mortal coil, he will eternally rot in the foulest pit in Hell.

Living in Philippines during the Christmas/New Years holiday season, I feel completely justified in saying such. Being blasted by the extremely loud, off key karaoke performances that permeate the barangay is a greater torture than any sane person can endure.

Surely, waterboarding cannot be any worse. That the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  has not declared karaoke as a form of torture must assuredly be an oversight. Karaoke does, after all, fit the Convention's definition of torture.

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