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    Scrappy Spartan Broadway's Avatar
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    Manilow as a loitering deterrent?

    This just might work. What other artist could invite/repel customers to this extent?

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    Is Barry Manilow the Answer to Loud Cars?
    SYDNEY (June 5) - 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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    Now that's funny. Poor Barry.

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    Who Dat lildago's Avatar
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    That's funny! It'd make me leave too!
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    Wait, what? ArchieComic Fan's Avatar
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    Well I love Barry so I'd stick around to hear the music

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan View Post
    Well I love Barry so I'd stick around to hear the music
    Me, too. Now "Winey" Nelson on the other hand. That would make me leave. Bob Dylan too.
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    Wonderful idea! I like Barry too! But ya know these teenagers sure don't! lol! love it!

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