Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Music is in the News (Snagglepuss)

Duncan, British Columbia, denizen Dee Gallant and her dog Murphy were out for their evening walk when they noticed they were being stalked by another local denizen: a cougar.

“Bad kitty.”

She tried waving her hands to scare it off. Didn’t work. She decided to give a piece of music a spin. Maybe her phone emitting some Metallica would work….

In January of 1990 Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was bottled up in an embassy by U.S. military forces. On loudspeakers U.S. troops blasted an assortment of rock music. Didn’t work. Someone on duty thought to honour a great American general: Blast the theme to the movie Patton (1970). It worked. Noriega handed in his resignation. That piece rocks military bravado. “We’re comin’, and watch out!”

From Dee’s smartphone blared “Don’t Tread on Me” and the cougar retreated.

"Exit, stage left. Quickly!"

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