Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Slog It Blog It, Tina Turns Them Off!

Molly The Wally Does Karaoke!

Tina Turner Is A Hit With Airport Staff.

Staff at Staverton airport in Gloucester have discovered a unique way of keeping birds off the runway. In an effort to stop the birds nesting on the tarmac, staff have mounted a loudspeaker to the roof of a van. During quiet times at the airport, they drive ‘through steamy windows’ up and down and airport blaring Tina Turner songs as loud as they can. Less ‘lets stay together’ and more off you go ‘on silent wings'. Normally we use the speakers on the top of the vehicle we use to drive around the airport to play bird distress calls,' head of operations Darren Lewington told our reporters at Molly Media. 'But when our bird distress noises weren't working properly, they turned the tape player on, and that day it was Tina Turner who scared the birds away.' The biggest problem for the airport are crows and gulls, and staff have tried a variety of methods to keep them away. Sounds cruel but ‘what's love got to do with it’ as the birds pose a threat to aircraft. As well as playing music, they have even lit Roman Candles. We won’t recommend that approach as ‘we don’t need another hero’. Staff have also taken to the runway themselves, beating their chests and waving black bags. Well obviously in the end Tina Turner was ‘simply the best, better than all the rest’.



We would like to thank the wonderful Misaki for giving us this award. We are touched and will pop it on our awards page.

48 comments:

  1. Here they play Barry Manilow to keep teens from hanging out in malls!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Oh Mandy well,
      You came and you gave without taking,
      But I sent you away.
      Oh, Mandy well,
      You kissed me and stopped me from shaking,
      And I need you today.
      Oh, Mandy!
      CRINGE CRINGE CRINGE.
      Best wishes Molly

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  2. You make a pretty good Tina Molly!

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  3. WhOAH, MIZ MOLLY! WITH THOSE TEETH, YOU COULD SCARE THE CROWS AWAY! Good golly....you have many hats and scarves to wear! LOVE YOU!

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  4. Cute picture! And congrats on the award, you definitely deserve it with this great/creative blog!

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  5. LOL - you make a lovely Tina!

    Sam

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  6. I'll sure have to remember this method, if I ever have the same problem!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  7. You kinda look like a rockstar there. Congrats on your award
    Cotton

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  8. haha the poor birds ...and the poor teenagers at daisy's, bella's and roxy's place... what would Tina Turner or Barry Manilow say about the using of their songs ? Have a rocking and rolling Wednesday!!!

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  9. OH MY DOGS Molly you crack us up. Thank goodness Mom swallowed her caffeine before she saw your picture! You are simply fabulous

    Molly I have a favor to ask? Misaki commented on my blog several weeks ago,
    However when I go to her blog to comment it asked for my email....which in turn it does not recognize...so therefore I cannot comment. Others on wordpress have turned off the email requirement option. I don't have her email so would you please tell her I'm sorry I cannot comment for the above reason.
    Hugs madi your Mayor and BFFF

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    1. I have let Misaki know.
      Best wishes Molly

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  10. Roman Candles, Hey, sounds like a party ever day with the music on loud, are these teenagers driving the van!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

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  11. What a great Tina look!

    Let's start Rock & Roll!

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  12. Molly thank you very much for contacting Misaki for me.
    Looks like we are now connected!!
    Hugs Madi

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  13. Love the Tina look Molly.Big congratulations on the award :) Have a great day..Mom mailing later :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  14. How funny! But we bet when you sing, Molly, it is a lot easier on the ears the Ms. Tina - just sayin'

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. I would love to howl along with that!

    Nora

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  16. Congrats on your award! Love your Tina Turner look. I'd say it's from the old days with Ike. We love Tina Turner and have all her music. I never thought of using it on the birds! LOL!

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  17. Molly will you please call Sammer on the phone and tell him to stop shaking the crap out of my little molly dog that you mailed me!!! I love my little dog and he steals it from me and shakes it ..i am afraid he is going to break her neck!!
    On a lighter note, that picture of you is stunning....if tina is ever sick i bet you can be her substitute!
    stella rose

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  18. Congratulations on your award, you make a great Tina Turner lookalike.

    Sheba.

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  19. We need a hero! LOL. The one that can scream as loud as you, dear Molly.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  20. We can send some of our sand cranes over there. They are awfully noisy!

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  21. kkkkkk
    Que idéia louca! Sair com um alto-falante com muusica bem alta pra espantar aves pra mim é novidade! hahahaha

    Beijos Molly e lindo dia!!!

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  22. Your Tina Turner look is great. I should think the birds were a bit confused by the music!
    Congratulations on your award.

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  23. Our sister Stormy used to LOVE listening to Tina Turner!
    Play bows,
    zim

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  24. Parabéns pelo prêmio,Muito, muito legal, um prêmio muito lindo, uma ótima semana para todos vocês, e final de semana também!
    Beijos da Mariana e Lambidinhas da Mel!

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  25. Congrats on the award and we hope Tina Turner isn't offended!

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  26. Now that looks like a loud screamer!

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  27. Oh, sing it, Molly, because you ROCK! Purrs...

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  28. Haha, that doesn't say a lot for Tina Turner, does it!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  29. Waiting to hear your voice on YouTube, Molly !!!!!!!

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  30. We bet you are a great singer!! Can you dance like Tina??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  31. LOVE your post!!! Who knew Tina Turner would have that kind of impact! (I wonder if SHE knows the story?!)
    : ) Katie & Glogirly
    (we're friends of Cathy Keisha...hi!)

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  32. In the parks here, they blast an annoying crow's caw and load beeping noises and sirens to keep the birds away. Only trouble is, it keeps the people away too.

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  33. I bet you this would work great on terrorists.

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  34. Congrats on your award. Mommy loves Tina, but I guess the birds don't think much of her lol.

    Loveys Sasha

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  35. That's pawesome! Not sure what thst says about tina turner though!!

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  36. Great Tina Turner pic - how in heavens name did you manage that! I'm thoroughly impressed. Amazed that the sound scares the birds off but, whatever works, at least they're not getting killed by aircraft then.

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  37. Clever post Molly,

    Do you think they'd like you to howl along with Tina? :)

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  38. We have a lot of trouble with Canadian Geese around here in the summer and the Parks staff have tried a lot of stuff to run them off. I don't think they have tried Tina Turner yet though :)

    Thanks for stopping by to comment on our blog.

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  39. Sing it Molly! Mom's a big Tina Turner fan :) She'd 'flock' to your airport ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  40. Interesting, Molly! We might try blasting a little Tina Turner over loudspeakers in our garden next year to keep pests away!

    Susan and Wrigs

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