Friday, May 23, 2008

Ceai Complet: May 23, 2008

This guy stole Whit's retirement plan:
LONDON (AP) - A judge has reprimanded a British pensioner who plagued his neighbors by repeatedly playing Bruce Springteen's hit "Born in the U.S.A." at high volume in the early hours.

John Norman, a 61-year-old, was on Tuesday given a three week anti-social behavior order, or ASBO, after residents living close to his home complained.

Prosecutors told a court in Mansfield in northern England that officials received more than 100 complaints. Neighbors said Norman blasted out the Springsteen hit on repeat night after night.

Norman's ASBO, a punishment designed for troublesome youths, bans him from playing loud music for three weeks. The court can also impose a further ban and he can be jailed if he doesn't comply.

11 comments:

Whitney said...

It's actually an all-time great song, despite being played more often than this bloke played it on radio stations in the mid-80's and killing it for everyone.

But dude, as long as you have the BITUSA CD, give the neighbors a treat and throw them "Downbound Train" every once in a while. An unsung classic. They wouldn't have called the cops, I'm betting.

TJ said...

We've talked about this before, but when I was in 5th grade, we had an "Air Fest"...basically anyone who wanted to could "perform" (re: lip synch) a song and there would be a big talent show from the winners. Well, yours truly chose a cut off BITUSA...wore the white t and jeans with red hanky hanging out...and was one of the vinners. The song I did: "Darlington County"

rob said...

darlington county is my favorite bruce song. well done, tommy.

TJ said...

Oh yeah, the next year I won it all by doing the "Monster Mash". Even ended up on some local morning zoo show talking about it along with my three "back-up singers" (I'm not making this up I swear).

Mark said...

That's some solid background right there. And, I won't be able to get the picture of a young TJ dressed as Springsteen out of my head for weeks.

TJ said...

Apparently that photo was taken just before Montresor tried to entomb the Boss.

Whitney said...

People say I look like Bruce . . . at least I did last weekend when I looked 60 years old, wobbly, and leaning in a corner.

Mark said...

I completely stole the G:TB idea for a Memorial Day weekend post. Thanks, jerks.

TJ said...

Rob, Night of the Living Dead is on Encore Action right now.

Dave said...

this same complaint could have been lodged against many of us in college: working in a coal mine, fire woman, aqualung, paul's boutique, etc.

TJ said...

Add one more to the list of Butler, PA luminaries - Matt Clement. Just met his folks, pleasant people...seems Matt (though not born in Butler) grew up in the house directly across the street from my wife's grandparents.