Oops, we did it again!

Oops, we did it again! This week’s belly ache is brought to you courtesy of the Somalian Captain Jack Sparrow and his duet partner Britney Spears. And it’s an item that should help, if not only to bring a little cheer to the hearts and minds of the air cargo world, then at least to highlight that the ocean side of the cargo business also has its unique problems!


Oops we did it again!


Oops, we did it again! This week’s belly ache is brought to you courtesy of the Somalian Captain Jack Sparrow and his duet partner Britney Spears.

And it’s an item that should help, if not only to bring a little cheer to the hearts and minds of the air cargo world, then at least to highlight that the ocean side of the cargo business also has its unique problems!

It seems that some supertanker operators have come up with a rather novel plan for combating the rampant piracy problem off the coast of Somalia.

You see, after intensive research they have discovered something the rest of us – well certainly those of us with taste (read: The Belly Achers) – have known for a very long time… that Britney Spears’ songs are extraordinarily revolting. But more importantly, these astute researchers have crafted this aural nausea into what has turned out to be a very effective weapon against the Somali pirates!

Apparently by playing such classics as, ‘Oops! I Did it Again’ and ‘Baby One More Time’ at full volume from speakers mounted on the sides of the ship, the pirates – aside from spewing their lunch over the side of their pirate skiffs, turn tail and head back to shore in a wave of nauseous fear. Ahh, Mickey Mouse would be so proud of you Britts! It’s also kind of ironic because hey, let’s face it, there are at least a couple of things in common between the Purveyor of Putrid Pop and the Pirates of Somali Penzance – they both love money and they both like to get high!