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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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To: Atlantic Bridge
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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To: Maximus of Texas; Millee; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; pissant; ...
I've been alive forever
And I wrote the very first song
I put the words and the melodies together
I am music
And I write the songs

[Chorus:]
I write the songs that make the whole world sing
I write the songs of love and special things
I write the songs that make the young girls cry
I write the songs, I write the songs...



MAKE HIM STOP! MAKE HIM STOP!


21 posted on 07/17/2006 7:40:03 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777

Don't fight the power of Barry, sully. Come to the Copa........


22 posted on 07/17/2006 7:44:45 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: sully777


23 posted on 07/17/2006 7:45:24 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: Millee


O RLY??

24 posted on 07/17/2006 7:55:27 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: nuke rocketeer


It's Barry doing showtunes...run away!
25 posted on 07/17/2006 8:00:53 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Millee; Atlantic Bridge
Crowd of hooligans singing in unison: "Oh Mandy well you came and you gave without taking but I sent you away..."



Police: I don't think this is working. I've noticed three new gay pubs down the street.
26 posted on 07/17/2006 8:05:37 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: Atlantic Bridge

LOL I remember when he first became popular I thought "can this guy even do one song that DOESN'T include a key change on the last chorus?"


27 posted on 07/17/2006 8:08:40 AM PDT by freedomlover (This tagline has been pulled - - - - OK?)
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To: sully777

You are evil!

(I like that!)


28 posted on 07/17/2006 8:08:59 AM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: sully777

Fighting it only makes it hurt. Barry wants you to love him as much as he loves you.


29 posted on 07/17/2006 8:14:42 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: wallcrawlr

ping! ;o)


30 posted on 07/17/2006 8:22:57 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: Atlantic Bridge; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; ...
If The Schnozz doesn't work, go nuclear...

...no mercy.


31 posted on 07/17/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Millee; sully777
sweet...a request!!


32 posted on 07/17/2006 8:28:06 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: Xenalyte; Slings and Arrows
Just the threat of Barry Manilow works on me.

Barry Manilow scares me.

He's like a big ol' 70s Disco Era Monster.

And what was the deal where all of his songs had to have that big, dramatic crescendo thing in it?

33 posted on 07/17/2006 8:29:56 AM PDT by Allegra (FReeping LIVE! from suddenly one of the safer places in the Middle East)
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To: wallcrawlr


RLY THPR

34 posted on 07/17/2006 8:36:38 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777

Now I have to go pluck my eyes out. Thank you SO much.


35 posted on 07/17/2006 8:40:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: sully777

yow win this round....

but Ill be back!!!


36 posted on 07/17/2006 8:41:54 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

37 posted on 07/17/2006 8:43:22 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: wallcrawlr; sully777

Ya'll are funny....

38 posted on 07/17/2006 8:50:15 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline misplaced)
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To: Millee

39 posted on 07/17/2006 8:57:48 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777
freepmail!!


40 posted on 07/17/2006 9:13:28 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: sully777

Looks like I picked a bad day to give up vomiting.


41 posted on 07/17/2006 10:37:29 AM PDT by scott7278 (The War on Terror includes defending the homefront from the MSM.)
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To: sully777

42 posted on 07/17/2006 10:40:42 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Atlantic Bridge
From July, Barry Manilow's greatest hits will be piped into one car park in a bid to drive the youths away.

Really? "Have it your way" and "Like a good friend, State Farm Is There"?

43 posted on 07/17/2006 12:57:32 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: sully777

The Polite Police?

Talk about a nannystate.


44 posted on 07/17/2006 12:59:39 PM PDT by weegee (Seasons greetings and happy holidays this June-July!)
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To: Atlantic Bridge
Barry is a little like Neil Diamond, and John Denver later in his career:

Everybody makes fun of them, but they have an army of fans who will show up to shows, and keep them making a very good living for the rest of their lives.

I know it's not pleasant to thik about, but it's true ;-)

45 posted on 07/17/2006 1:09:00 PM PDT by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Xenalyte

The should play The Hoff to make sure they leave.
Get Into my Car
Get OUTTA MY LOT


46 posted on 07/17/2006 6:34:27 PM PDT by Feiny (It isn`t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.)
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To: Atlantic Bridge; JRios1968


This is as disturbing as the Top Gun volleyball scene.....

47 posted on 07/17/2006 6:37:12 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: MikefromOhio

Tough call, that scene is pretty gay.


48 posted on 07/17/2006 8:41:34 PM PDT by rattrap
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To: Atlantic Bridge

"Her name was Lola..."


49 posted on 07/17/2006 8:45:01 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: Atlantic Bridge

Why do the Aussies have to go with a foreigner, when their very own Air Supply would do the trick?


50 posted on 07/17/2006 8:46:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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