Britney Spears’ music used to fight Somali pirates
Britney Spears is being used as a secret weapon to fight Somali pirates.Isn't that a kick in the teeth? After spending millions of dollars in ransom money, it turns out that all shipping companies need to do is invest a grand or so in a kickass stereo system and a few bucks on iTunes and the pirates all scatter.
The singer’s hits are being blasted out by tanker crews to deter kidnap attacks, merchant navy officer Rachel Owens told Metro UK.
Spears’s chart-toppers “Oops! I Did It Again" and "Baby One More Time” have proved to be the most effective at keeping the bandits at bay, she said.
I can't tell is this is a joke or a very clever ploy by Britney Spears' publicist. Perhaps this is to drum up some publicity for the once-been star. Maybe it's a clunky attempt to secure free passage on cruise ships for the fading star as her heyday rapidly grows in the rear-view mirror.
In any case, I get a major case of the giggles when I think of Somali pirates recoiling in horror at "Hit Me Baby One More Time"...
That is all.