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    If You Seek Amy

    This is funny! If nothing else, Britney Spears' PR people are great at finding ways to create a buzz around her and getting media coverage.

    Parents' group protests Britney Spears song

    01/22/2009 1:00 PM, Reuters
    Jonathan Cohen

    The Parents Television Council is warning parents about the Britney Spears song "If U Seek Amy" and urging radio stations not to broadcast it because the nonprofit organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

    Saying the title phrase quickly out loud produces a sound akin to spelling out the F-word, said PTC president Tim Winter. "There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it's certainly not about a girl named Amy," he said of the track, the third single from Spears' new Jive album, "Circus."

    "It's one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it's an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly-owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience," Winter says.

    Founded in 1995, the PTC describes itself as "a nonpartisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment." Jive was unavailable for comment on the PTC's advisory.

    The controversy isn't stopping U.S. radio from playing "If You Seek Amy." Six top 40 stations have the song in rotation this week, enough to place the track at No. 92 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Leading the pack is WFLZ-Tampa, Fla., which has played it 19 times.

    "We're confident the version of the song we air is not crossing any lines," program director Tommy Chuck told Billboard.com, adding that WFLX plays a Jive-created edit of the song that changes "Seek" to "See" as well as a jokey version in which morning host MJ shouts his name every time the word "Amy" appears.

    Digitally, "Amy" has sold 107,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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    Cool Puzzling

    Is that song more obscene than this picture?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    Is that song more obscene than this picture?


    That's what you'd call 'disproportioned'

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    So, who's more immature, The Spears of Brittany for saying it, or the pansies that are so outraged about it?

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    Geeeeze, Louise! Some people just have a little too much time on their hands!

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    Funny? Sort of. Sad? Quite so.

    Talk about stretching things waaaaaaaaay too far.
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    OMG -- that reminds me................

    Back in the mid-to-late 60s, my older sister was a big fan of PAUL REVERE and the RAIDERS.

    The bass player had the nickname of FANG; my sister had a big poster on her bedroom wall of the band and FANG had a button pinned to his vest that clearly read............

    IF YOU SEE KAY !

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