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The Manilow Method Blows Away The Youthful Mosquito

by | 13th, February 2008

manilow.jpg DUM-dum-dum-bleep-bleep. Hey what’s that sound, kids?

A new song by far out Alvin Stardust?

No, it the Mosquito, a device that emits s sound detectable only to the ear of persons below the age of 20. It’s used to repel the toughs from shopping malls and street corners. But now the Children’s Commissioner for England, one Professor Al Aynsley-Green, says the device is “demonising” young people.

Says a voice for the Children’s Trust: “These devices are indiscriminate and target all young people, including babies.” Sami Chakrabarti tells the Mail that it’s a “sonic weapon directed against young people”.

But there is an alternative. No, not to place huge video screens on wasteland and over ravines so attract youth toward them they really will watch anything so long as it’s on a screen.

The plan, as the Express notes, is

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