The latest fear-mongering on the Internet is that the Internet can get you high.
Yeah, wishful thinking.
Supposedly, there are videos and MP3s that can be found online that use "binaural, or two-toned, technology to alter your brain waves and mental state." Using music to alter your mental state: Isn't that the point of listening to music? Why do you think Pink Floyd made Ummagumma?
But this music is different. Neurosurgeons Parents without college degrees claim that listening to these mind-altering sounds can be a "gateway drug," leading kids to want to try other illicit substances.
Ah… no. You know what makes kids want to try illegal drugs: When they see that Snoop Dogg has the kind of money to attempt to rent entire countries. That's the kind of music we should be worried about. When I was a kid, we didn't need "binaural" MP3s as a gateway drug; we had Cypress Hill's Black Sunday. I wanna get high, so high, indeed.
As a parent, you should hope your kids are wasting 10 minutes at a time listening to "Gate of Hades." That's 10 minutes less time they are spending over at the house of their cooler friend who can actually score weed.
[via Huffington Post]