They Might Be Giants, the legendary Brooklyn musicians who taught us that the sun is a mass of incandescent gas and that it’s Istanbul not Constantinople, were anti-NSA-phone-surveillance before it was cool. (Remember when we thought our nation's spooks were only spying on suspected terrrorists?) And to prove it, here’s perhaps the world’s only custom ringtone that has grown more relevant since the year 2006:
Via They Might Be Giants / Video Used With Permission
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