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Barry Manilow to drive out 'hooligans'
BBC ^ | Monday, 5 June 2006 | unknown

Posted on 06/08/2006 9:02:19 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge

A council in the Australian city of Sydney is taking radical measures against car-revving youths - the calming tones of singer Barry Manilow.

Officials in Rockdale say that local youths have been hanging around in car parks, revving their engines and generally annoying residents.

So the council has decided to strike back.

From July, Barry Manilow's greatest hits will be piped into one car park in a bid to drive the youths away.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Humor; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: australia; barry; barrymanilow; bbc; day; doris; dorisday; dorothy; hooligans; manilow; piehole; sydney; warcrime
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BuHuHaHa!
1 posted on 06/08/2006 9:02:21 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge
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To: Atlantic Bridge

The council hopes Mr Manilow's music will prove unbearable

2 posted on 06/08/2006 9:03:48 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

...She sits there so refined
And drinks herself half blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost...her...mind...

at the Copa, Copacabana
the hottest spot north of Havana...

ha!


3 posted on 06/08/2006 9:04:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Atlantic Bridge

Met Barry in England once, nice guy...........


4 posted on 06/08/2006 9:04:50 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

awww, geez... that will just make 'em madder.


5 posted on 06/08/2006 9:05:45 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (My dog ate my tagline.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

I was enjoying some Bar in my home yesterday, and it's true: there wasn't a single hooligan around.


6 posted on 06/08/2006 9:07:16 AM PDT by Rastus
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Barry Manilow to drive out 'hooligans'

Just the threat of Barry Manilow works on me. I mean, look how far I am from Sydney!
7 posted on 06/08/2006 9:08:10 AM PDT by Xenalyte (There are some things money can't buy, like a dinosaur.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

Now that we've taken care of the hooligans, what will we do about the rootless cosmopolitans?


8 posted on 06/08/2006 9:09:07 AM PDT by Xenalyte (There are some things money can't buy, like a dinosaur.)
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To: lovecraft

I liked Barry, back in the 70's, "Mandy" was my favorite. I also liked Aerosmith, The Who and Wings....Go figure.


9 posted on 06/08/2006 9:10:02 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Always workin in the garden or workin in the yard or workin in the house.....time for a condo!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Barry has made some good songs, not entirely my cup of tea all the time, but he's had some hits. His music certainly has it's place.


10 posted on 06/08/2006 9:14:25 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

They should just play BS singing her greatest hits.


11 posted on 06/08/2006 9:15:29 AM PDT by Maceman (Fake but accurate, and now double-sourced)
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To: Millee; EX52D; LongElegantLegs

Gay Thread Ping!


12 posted on 06/08/2006 9:20:25 AM PDT by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, pull my finger.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

13 posted on 06/08/2006 9:21:51 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Maximus of Texas; motormouth
Barry's giving you his come hither look Max.


14 posted on 06/08/2006 9:27:16 AM PDT by Millee (Tancredo 08!)
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To: Xenalyte
...what will we do about the rootless cosmopolitans?

Play some military marches or oompah music? BUT... ...this would be too much since in this case I wouldn't be able to enter this park either. ;-)

15 posted on 06/08/2006 9:27:59 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: Millee

Jeez, Barry looks like Ralph Macchio on that cover!


16 posted on 06/08/2006 9:29:19 AM PDT by Xenalyte (There are some things money can't buy, like a dinosaur.)
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To: Xenalyte

LOL - yeah he does kinda.


17 posted on 06/08/2006 9:30:37 AM PDT by Millee (Tancredo 08!)
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To: jdm
Sweet picture of you!

Besides - Instead of playing Barry Manilow I would have kicked into the a** of these youngsters. Anyway - other countries other attitudes.

18 posted on 06/08/2006 9:32:57 AM PDT by Atlantic Bridge (De omnibus dubitandum.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

LOL. I had just gotten my haircut. I'm glad you noticed. :O)


19 posted on 06/08/2006 9:40:33 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Atlantic Bridge

some people living near the park are less than enthralled.

They say the barrage of Copacabana, Could It Be Magic and Que Sera Sera, blasting from 9 p.m. to midnight every Friday, Saturday and Sunday is driving them crazy.


"I don't know how I will cope," said Moya Dunn, describing how the songs have invaded her house. "I just can't sleep when it's on, and to think there's going to be another six months of this."

In a move reminiscent of U.S. efforts to drive former Panama strongman Manuel Noriega from the Vatican Embassy where he took refuge in 1989...

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/17072006/2/koddities-australia-residents-hate-loud-manilow-music-used-oust-late.html


20 posted on 07/17/2006 7:22:40 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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