Skip to comments.Britney Spears' music used by British navy to scare off Somali pirates
Posted on 10/30/2013 7:51:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
In an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates.
According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else not guns, not harpoons is quite as intimidating as the sound of Ms Spears singing "Ooh baby baby!"
Merchant naval officer Rachel Owens explained the tactics to Metro: "Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can't stand western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can."
Britney is currently preparing to release her eighth album, Britney Jean, in December. It follows the single Work Bitch, although producer Will.i.am claimed the sound of this track is not indicative of the rest of the record. No doubt the record's eclectic sound has been designed to keep any potential pirates on their toes.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
If the music doesn't do the job, perhaps they could put up a poster...
If She were smart, she’d market her music to international shipping.lines as an anti-theft deterrent and make millions - Oops I Did It Again Anti-Theft Enterprises.
I remember when she showed her coochie to the whole world.
I will admit, that I looked. I then sort of wished she hadn’t done it.
poster would violate international convention against weapons of mass destruction
The problem with this tactic is that the poor sailors have to endure the “music” also. Hope they got extra compensation.
Seems more civilized to just outfit the ships with scope-sighted rifles.
Personally, rap and hip hop would clear me out fast but, in an objective matter, Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” with that glass-shattering high note would probably affect them most.
I guess the Brits hadn’t heard of Barry Manilow?
Her music is Toxic