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cuddlyevil

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Would this work in the US?
« on: June 05, 2006, 09:56:12 AM »

It's "Mandy" vs the hotrods
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Sick and tired of souped-up cars with loud engines and pulsing music? Barry Manilow may be the answer.

Officials in one Sydney district have decided to pipe the American crooner's music over loudspeakers in an attempt to rid streets and car parks of hooligans whose anti-social cars and loud music annoy residents and drive customers from businesses.

Following a successful experiment where Bing Crosby music was used to drive teenage loiterers out of an Australian shopping center several years ago, Rockdale councilors believe Manilow is so uncool it might just work.

Councilor Bill Saravinovski said local authorities plan to install a loudspeaker and pipe in Manilow music, interspersed with classical pieces, over a car park favored by car "hoons," or hooligans.

"There are restaurants nearby and people can't park in the car park because they're intimidated by these hoons," Saravinovski told The Daily Telegraph newspaper Monday.

"Daggy music is one way to make the hoons leave an area because they can't stand the music," he said.

The Oxford Concise Australian Dictionary defines "daggy" as unfashionable, or lacking style, even eccentric or stupid.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 10:03:18 AM »

Won't they just turn their own crappy music up louder?
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 12:18:52 PM »

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"Daggy music is one way to make the hoons leave an area because they can't stand the music," he said.

Man, if I had a nickel for everytime I've said that...
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 12:56:26 PM »

Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
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"Daggy music is one way to make the hoons leave an area because they can't stand the music," he said.

Man, if I had a nickel for everytime I've said that...

What's wrong with that? I understood it perfectly...
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2006, 01:07:54 PM »

"Can't Smile Without You" will fill enough people with killing rage that it would offset whatever advantage you'd get from driving away "hoons."
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 01:55:45 PM »

heh. They said, "hoons."

It's my new word of the day.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006, 02:11:49 PM »

it didn't work in downtown Cincy in front of the library.  didn't Clifton do the same on short vine?   audio tear gas or something like that.  little did local authorities know that the hood really digs on some Beethoven.  

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2006, 02:17:29 PM »

Well, the kids here or there probably can't hear anything that's not up super loud or that has a quiet bassline because of the stereo systems they have in their vehicles. So it won't make any difference one way or the other.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2006, 02:36:57 PM »

Did someone say Beethoven?

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2006, 03:00:57 PM »

This could work.  After all, me playing Gnarls Barkley has kept RVA from stealing tomatoes from out of my garden.
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006, 03:32:54 PM »

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heh. They said, "hoons."

It's my new word of the day.

There's more than just Shannon?  Huh- learn something new every day.
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006, 03:41:49 PM »

Quote from: "foolsgold"
This could work.  After all, me playing Gnarls Barkley has kept RVA from stealing tomatoes from out of my garden.

See, I was filling margarine lids with beer and that just wasn't working at all.
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pathogen

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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 04:18:30 PM »

Did someone say Gnarls Barkley?

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2006, 04:53:30 PM »

I wish we could just shoot them.  Y'know, go "hoon huntin' ".

I live in a neighborhood plagued by these losers, so it hits close to home.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2006, 05:17:14 PM »

You know what would quite possibly work? Russ Abbot's "Atmosphere", the very worst of german volksinger Heino's back catalogue, "Save Your Love" by Renee & Renata, the really self-indulgent parts from Tubular Bells and "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins on 24 hour random loop. That's an ugly musical soup right there, and I'll be honest, I like some shit music myself but that would drive me away in minutes. The kids would weep, wet themselves and run away in an instant.
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