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manilow.jpgFort Lupton, Colorado is like many places insofar as the town has a noise ordinance. Where Fort Lupton goes in a different direction is with regard to its punishments. City judge Paul Sacco has decided that the best way to punish the noisy criminals, most of whom are youngsters, is by locking them in a room for an hour and making them listen to crappy music. We’re talking Barry Manilow crappy. Dolly Parton, Karen Carpenter and Barney the Purple Whatever crappy.

Judge Sacco does this about four times a year because he thinks it’s a fitting punishment: “When you have a person playing rap at extreme volumes all over the city, and they have to sit down and listen for an hour to Barry Manilow, it’s horrible punishment.” Amen, brother. Amen.

Unsurprisingly, the offenders don’t love this so much:

During the full hour of punishment, they were not allowed to chew gum, eat, drink, read or even sleep. Most violators found the first few minutes funny. As time wore on … they weren’t laughing anymore. “At about 20 minutes into it, I was trying not to fall asleep,” said violator Luis Cano.

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Barry Manillo is unconstitutional.

Put me in a room with nothing but rap for an hour, and I'd come out a crazed serial killer.


you'd come out thankful that your mother actually took the time to pay attention to you every once in awhile but only if you were listening to the crap that gets played on mtv or the radio.

I love rap but there's a fine line between what I think qualifies as music and guy proclaiming his ignorance.