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Author Topic: Should we do another Torturethon?  (Read 4722 times)

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MissKitty

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Should we do another Torturethon?
« on: March 27, 2014, 10:59:42 AM »

I was telling some friends about Torturethon over the weekend and it has made me nostalgic. Should we attempt another, or have everyone's lives become too busy and chaotic?


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Dan

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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 12:05:48 PM »

I would think the best thing to do would be to come up with something where the posting updates would be good and interesting. The biggest complaint for me was that the posts became pretty repetitive.

My job is more challenging to pull it off, but I might be able to.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 07:14:15 PM »

Oh my god yes.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »

If this goes ahead, I'm bagsying Timber by Pitbull.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 11:02:43 PM »

I've got no idea what this thread is about...
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 01:04:06 AM »

euro, we chose a charity and then asked friends and fellow boarders to give us $X per hour of listening to a song we hate.  The longer we could last, the more money we got.  While we were listening to it, we would post about how we were feeling, what we interpreted the song lyrics to mean, etc.  Some were very entertaining.  I still can't listen to the song I chose. 
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 08:50:19 AM »

True story: last time I did it, I got sick later that day and didn't get better for another 4 months.  Such is the effect of Napalm Death.

I don't think I want to do it again, but would read about other people's sufferings with great amusement.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 09:04:39 AM »

Some were very entertaining.  I still can't listen to the song I chose.\

Took me a year to be able to enjoy "Frontier Psychiatrist" again.  But I'm back on my old terms with it now.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 09:15:39 AM »

Not sure I could so one at work. But my weekends will be opening up very soon, so I could probably do this on a Saturday or Sunday.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 09:19:45 AM »

Took me a year to be able to enjoy "Frontier Psychiatrist" again.  But I'm back on my old terms with it now.

So you find it "tuney" again?
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 11:40:56 AM »

If you guys re-did the Torturethon, I think it would be fun to take your FAVORITE SONG IN THE WORLD and listen to it that many times and find out if it can keep its status by the end of the required time period.
Not that I've participated, but I had that thought and wanted to share it.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 01:04:20 PM »

Not sure what my favorite song is...would have to think about it.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 11:05:48 PM »

Not sure I like the sound of that. A torturethon is challenging enough without long-term mental anguish and permanent inability to be comforted by one's previously favourite song in the world.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 07:08:24 PM »

Ella did "If I had a Million Dollars" for Torturethon-- and did it for our 10 hour drive from Raleigh to Nashville. I was the poor, poor passenger.  We made a deal- I listened to other stuff on headphones when I was the passenger, and she listened to it on headphones when I drove.  Those were some long hours. 

I still cringe when a hear that damn snare click about half-way through the song! And I like the song!

It would be hard for me to do at work, mostly because I am away from the desk too long. I'd consider it, though.
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Re: Should we do another Torturethon?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2014, 10:00:10 AM »

Jesus Christ, I might give $100 if someone could go 8-10 hours with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGsdduAsq2w
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