After receiving a tip on how to view the sound files for the game (since I haven't gotten to the television part yet), I listened to the music that plays while he is on tv. It is definitely creepy, and if I didn't know any better, I would swear it was made by a band called "Boards of Canada". Which got me thinking...on their latest album "Geogaddi", a lot of their music uses a technique called backwards masking, where playing something backwards produces a different sound or voice. One song in particular, if played backwards, sounds exactly the same as when you play it normally. The G-Man TV song really intrigued me, and I decided to take it into Cool Edit and reverse it. The end of the song retains the laughing you can hear in the background, which I didn't find too surprising. However, the beginning of the song is exactly the same when you play it backwards. Stuff like this really creeps me out for some reason, but I am very fascinated by it. This brings me to another point: the first time I heard the G-Man speak in Half-Life 2 (the intro on the train), I knew something sounded odd. A lot of people comment how his speech pattern is very weird, but I have a feeling something else is going on here. Certain words like "different" and "place" sound as if they were recorded with the actor ready the word backwards, and then reversing it. Confused? A similar method was used on David Lynch's show "Twin Peaks". For one of the episodes, he had actors trained to deliver their entire lines backwards. Then in post, the footage was played backwards and the end result is incredibly eerie speech. (here's a website for anyone interested in backwards masking: http://www.triplo.com/ev/reversal/) I have a feeling this is what was done for G-Man's speeches, but a little more complicated. Some of his lines are delivered flawlessly, without that awkward feeling that I can't really describe...I am guessing that when G-Man's dialogue was recorded, certain phrases were delivered backwards by the actor, and other lines were delivered normally. Then, the backwards (now forwards, but eerie) words were intercut with the regular dialogue, creating his odd speech pattern. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this? I am really interested to hear some ideas.