Oh, Mandy: Australian City Uses Manilow to Scare off Hoons

Officials in the hottest spot southwest of Havana, also known as Sydney, Australia, are trying to keep car-revving hoons from hanging out in a city parking lot by piping in Barry Manilow's greatest hits. Council members hope such expressions of Manilowness will be unbearable for those hooney kids, who've been intimidating local residents with their screeching tires and ungodly cat backs. This is how it starts. Next thing you know, the Carpenters' "Close to You" shows up on the soundtrack of GT5. We don't need no thought control! [Thanks to Dave for the tip.]

Manilow to Drive Out Hooligans [BBC]

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