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June 10, 2008

Fruitbats Worry That "Brown Note" May Be Used Against Them at Denver Convention

The "Brown Note"? That low-frequency tone from a South Park episode that supposedly causes involuntary bowel release?

I thought this was a parody. It doesn't appear to be the case. Interestingly enough, though, the idea of a "Brown Note" doesn't seem to have been invented by Parker and Stone, but is an urban myth (disproven by Mythbusters).

Political activists planning protest rallies at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver have their stomachs in knots over a rumor about a crowd control weapon - known as the “crap cannon” - that might be unleashed against them.

Also called “Brown Note,” it is believed to be an infrasound frequency that debilitates a person by making them defecate involuntarily.

Mark Cohen, co-founder of Re-create 68, an alliance of local activists working for the protection of first amendment rights, said he believes this could be deployed at the convention in August to subdue crowds.

“We know this weapon and weapons like it have been used at other large protests before,” he said.

Cohen, who described Brown Note as a “sonic weapon used to disrupt people’s equilibrium,” cited eyewitness accounts of its use during free-trade agreement protests in Miami in 2003.

“I think these weapons were mostly intended for military use and so their use for dealing with innocent protesters seems highly inappropriate,” he said. “The idea that they might be field testing them on people who are doing nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights is disturbing.”

His group is preparing against a possible attack by Brown Note and other crowd-control measures by dispatching street medics at the convention trained in treating injuries in demonstration situations.

“It’s all we can do,” Cohen said.

So is the Brown Note a real threat?

Read the article for the answer to that. The short answer: Of course not, you retard.

What a wonderful fantasy world these guys live in. The LARP guy below with his roman candle magic missile at least knows he's engaging in fantasy play.

These no-account nobodies really think they're important enough that the US government would bother deploying its most secret technology against them.

Now that is some serious Live Action Role Playing.

What's Coming to Denver: The same tragedy that struck Little Rock, Arkansas some years back.


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