DHS Acquires Enhanced Interrogation Technology

DHS acquiring Bagpipe and drum supplies.
….and here I thought our government no longer employed torture techniques.
At least they didn’t order accordians.

Apparently already cancelled

Added: Apr 11, 2013 8:11 am
cancelled per the Commissioner’s Office

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Rodney Dill
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  1. de stijl says:

    Forced click-through for a lame joke?

    Dick move.

  2. John Peabody says:

    Why are bagpipers never killed in battle? Because it’s impossible to plug your ears and shoot at the same time.

  3. John H says:

    How is it possible that the same people that think music comes out of a sheep’s stomach, also invented the game that led to Augusta National?

  4. JKB says:

    Time was all you had to do was “play some rap music” to make them scream.

    One does have to wonder what Customs and Border Patrol are going to do with these instruments? Are we detaining a lot of Scottish while they await deportation?

  5. Rodney Dill says:

    @JKB: It could be a dual purpose, besides being used or torture, bagpipers could be stationed along the border to keep it secure by repelling undesireables.

  6. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    I want to take a closer look at their purchases of Comfy Chairs…

  7. JKB says:

    @Rodney Dill:

    I thought of that but wondered, unless it was a jobs program, they wouldn’t use a recording.

    Along those lines, I’ve wondered if we won’t see repellent music used to combat the flash mob robbing that is becoming common. As soon as the employees realize they are under attack they hit the button that plays Barry Manilow, loud, throughout the store. I know they’ve used it to discourage teenagers from loitering. ‘Mandy’, weaponized.

  8. Anderson says:

    JKB: WMD’s, Weapons of Manilow Distribution? Surely there’s a Geneva Convention against that.

  9. rudderpedals says:

    Some poor slob doesn’t know it but he just got saved from the thankless job of swabbing saliva out of 77 wet and smelly stinkbags every day.

  10. Gromitt Gunn says:

    @rudderpedals: What an unkind way to describe the House Study Committee!

  11. rudderpedals says:

    @Gromitt Gunn: Every true bagpipe takes offense at that comparison.

  12. rudderpedals says:

    It’s too bad these weren’t accordians or something also fun and more familiar brass or woodwind. Then it could have been donated to a school that doesn’t have instruments.