March 12, 2002
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Was Britney Spears attacked with...um...buckets of urine? Here's another article on the alleged incident. And a pic.
posted by Reggie452 (48 comments total)

 
Here are my problems with this story:

1 Buckets of urine? That's a lot of pee.

2 Did they test the liquid to find out if it's actually urine or was it maybe foul water?

3 What's up with that pic? That could be anything. In fact, it looks like Cyndi Lauper circa 1984.
posted by ColdChef at 10:55 AM on March 12, 2002


I suspect Mel Brooks.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:00 AM on March 12, 2002


4. Wouldn't the studio have to get permission from all the area residents in order to shoot?

The house used for Peter Parker's residence in the upcoming Spider-Man movie is in my town, and they needed everyone who lived on the block to sign a contract before they could shoot.

If it did happen though, that's hilarious. But um, if she were to get some kind of disease or infection through an open cut, it wouldn't be so hilarious anymore. Buckets of urine, however, would imply this was planned (unless the residents drank an ungodly amount of soda with dinner that night).

My favorite quote from the article:

"Britney certainly didn't deserve the bucket treatment. She's a brilliant singer ... but perhaps not when you're trying to get to sleep".

Eh, I don't think she's a brilliant singer... ever.
posted by tomorama at 11:02 AM on March 12, 2002


Huzzah!
posted by jackiemcghee at 11:04 AM on March 12, 2002


Bet she was pissed off. That pic you linked could be anybody, it sure doesn't look like Britney.
posted by riffola at 11:06 AM on March 12, 2002


That very questionable pic came from the Swedish site that first "broke" this story. (I didn't bother to link that article, because it was in Swedish.)

I sincerely doubt this really happened, but my day would be just a little bit brighter if it did.
posted by Reggie452 at 11:14 AM on March 12, 2002


So does this mean the princess of pop is now the princess of piss!
posted by onegoodmove at 11:23 AM on March 12, 2002


While I doubt the story as well (though weirder things have happened), but man, some of you guys are cold. She's just a teenybopper celebrity, not the Eater of Souls. I wouldn't wish a bucket full of piss on very many people.
posted by Skot at 11:24 AM on March 12, 2002


Heh. Probably the Swedes misinterpreted "residents, pissed-off at Britney's caterwauling late-night street performance, shut the show down when they threw buckets of water at her."
posted by five fresh fish at 11:24 AM on March 12, 2002


Talk about taking the piss!
posted by Eamon at 11:26 AM on March 12, 2002


I love the fact that one of the residents of Los Angeles referred to this type of incident as 'the bucket treatment', as if it happens so frequently that they've defined a term for it.

Regardless, urine itself is sterile, unless the 'donor' is suffering from some sort of bladder infection.
posted by Danelope at 11:33 AM on March 12, 2002


Maybe Oliver failed in his bid for her.
posted by adampsyche at 11:33 AM on March 12, 2002


When i lived in NYC, numerous music videos, low-budget movies, and commercials were filmed on my street in the lower east side. I never signed squat, and i have a very clear and guilty memory of cussing out the PA of one of the shoots for telling me i couldn't walk through in order to get to the enterance to my building.

I suspect that whether or not the locals have to agree to it depends on A) how big/long the shoot is and B) The demograph of the people in the neighborhood in question and C) Whether they think they can get away with it.
posted by milkman at 11:45 AM on March 12, 2002


Urine is so sterile that my copy of the US Army Survival Manual recommends it as a way of cleaning dirty wounds.

I think it is unlikely that people have buckets of pee handy in the wee (pun intended) hours of the morning (or any other time for that matter). I also think it is unlikely that apartment dwellers have buckets of foul water on hand. At worst they might have dishwater. A pee and water solution might be possible but it would still take a lot of pee for it to be noticable when diluted in a bucket of water and thrown from an apartment window. Plus it would be hard to detect the smell with the stink of Crossroads still following Brittany around.

This story is probably someone just taking a whizz..
posted by srboisvert at 11:56 AM on March 12, 2002


I wouldn't wish a bucket of piss on many people either, but Britney certainly is one of them. Well, maybe a beaker or a cup or something.
posted by vbfg at 11:58 AM on March 12, 2002


I'm with the majority here...where would they get "buckets" of bodily fluid? I mean, if the neighbors got together...perhaps a cooperative effort as it were...could get A bucket....but for multiple people to have buckets...well, either there's no plumbing in that neck of L.A., or the neighbors were throwing water.

Now, mind you...if some overblown teenybopper was caterwauling and writhing about on the ground like a 98 pound cat in heat...at 4 in the morning...I too would throw things. Heavy things. Things meant to cause pain.

I'm cranky like that. :)
posted by dejah420 at 11:59 AM on March 12, 2002


Even though it's probably fake, I just had to post this. It was a golden opportunity.
posted by Reggie452 at 11:59 AM on March 12, 2002


I'm sorry, but when did MeFi suddenly become the National Enquirer?

I realize that we all love to bitch at Britney's success, God forbid she become rich and famous based on a marketable talent, that bitch!
posted by BlueTrain at 12:02 PM on March 12, 2002


Just to clarify a tangential point:

Urine fresh from the body is sterile. But it doesn't stay that way very long. So if you wish to use urine for any purpose involving contact with the rest of your body, use the fresh stuff only.
posted by yesster at 12:06 PM on March 12, 2002


Does it actually say the buckets were full of urine? I mean, technically, if someone pees in a bucket and flings it, they are still "flinging a bucket of urine" even if the bucket is nowhere near full.

That said, it makes sense to me that they would pee in a bucket as opposed to, say, a dinner glass.

OK...I've spent waaaaay too much time thinking about this.
posted by Reggie452 at 12:08 PM on March 12, 2002


I'd be pissed off, but I guess it's better than being pissed on.
posted by Succa at 12:12 PM on March 12, 2002


I think it turned out to be a good thread. I never learned so much about weewee before.
posted by adampsyche at 12:13 PM on March 12, 2002


Well, if anyone had a video of this, they could probably make millions on the internet. Britney porn is as eagerly sought after as Mary Kate and Ashley's 18th birthday.

But in a more skeptical vein, if this was either a music video or a commercial being shot, why would Brit be singing? All of the audio of either would be recorded in a studio, right?
posted by one.louder.ash! at 12:29 PM on March 12, 2002


I like how in the British publication, the L.A. neighbor called Britney a "brilliant" singer, but in the U.S. publication, the same person in the same quote calls her a "decent" singer.

Some quote doctor did a pretty bad translation there.
posted by luser at 12:33 PM on March 12, 2002


I think it turned out to be a good thread. I never learned so much about weewee before.

Did you ever want to?
posted by esch at 12:35 PM on March 12, 2002


luser: it's not as bad as it might sound. "Brilliant" is an all purpose lightweight approbatory adjective in modern British English; analogous to "cool" or "neat". It does not imply a superlative quality or degree of excellence, as it would from an American.

It's still a weird thing to do with a quote, though.

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:46 PM on March 12, 2002


I dunno why, but there's more urine in the news today...and this time, network executives are trying to figure out how to let you watch...

Eeewh.
posted by dejah420 at 1:08 PM on March 12, 2002


Yeah Mars, I get "brilliant," but do you get "decent"? In U.S. English decent=grudging acceptance, a calculated notch down from anything that means cool or neat in U.S. english.

Just reread that, don't mean to sound condescending.
posted by luser at 1:31 PM on March 12, 2002


Britney could learn a lesson from GG Allen, who not only showed his private parts, but would have had no problem throwing whatever was hucked, back.

Long live rock.
posted by tsarfan at 1:36 PM on March 12, 2002


Well, if anyone had a video of this, they could probably make millions on the internet. Britney porn is as eagerly sought after as Mary Kate and Ashley's 18th birthday.



So this is porn now?
posted by jragon at 1:42 PM on March 12, 2002


Maybe this is why Tom Ridge says we all need to be on Yellow Alert.
posted by briank at 1:47 PM on March 12, 2002


if the neighbors got together...perhaps a cooperative effort as it were...could get A bucket....but for multiple people to have buckets...

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
posted by groundhog at 2:05 PM on March 12, 2002


Well, jragon, I was riffing off of Reggie452's "golden opportunity." Go figure.
posted by one.louder.ash! at 2:22 PM on March 12, 2002


I'm no Britney fan, but I wouldn't throw urine on her...unless it was straight from the tap.
posted by StOne at 2:31 PM on March 12, 2002


There's a better pic here:
http://www.aftonbladet.se/noje/0203/12/brit2-82602-0.jpg

In that one, she pretty much does look like someone who's dripping with urine. I don't know why Reggie chose the first one.
posted by mediareport at 2:38 PM on March 12, 2002


Maybe she was stung by a sea urchin.
posted by rcade at 2:58 PM on March 12, 2002


Perhaps Ms Spears had been stung by a very large sea urchin.
posted by liam at 2:58 PM on March 12, 2002


MY GOD SHE'S SOAKED HA HA HA HA HA

Although buckets are good, they smell really bad after a while. Try making urine balloons and storing them in a closet. I have about 30 in my closet right here, and you'd never guess it. I keep them for emergencies.

And as long as the topic is urine, the piss puck is a truly horrendous thing. Pee about 1/4 inch into a dixie cup, freeze and then break it out onto the ground. Kick it under a door into someone's room. It melts, and their floor is peed on.

uhhhhh I mean....I don't like her singing but that's just awful..
posted by Settle at 3:05 PM on March 12, 2002


....when they threw buckets of water at her.

Couldnt've been water, man. It it was Britney would've turned into a puddle while screaming, "I'm Melting!!!"
posted by jonmc at 3:44 PM on March 12, 2002


I'm not a Britney fan, but this is uncool. It seems that when someone gets to be an icon of some sort, many people feel like the person's life must be so glamorous and trouble-free that any harassment or humiliation they encounter can't possibly do them any real harm. There are people in this world who have done worse things than becoming teen pop sensations.
posted by bingo at 4:22 PM on March 12, 2002


but this is uncool blah, blah, blah, blah, you're harrasing her blah, blah, blah, blah, Britney's a human too blah, blah, blah, blah, poor rich girl megastar blah, blah, blah, blah,

Shut Up.

I'd piss on Britney. Why not? She stands for everything I hate. If this story is true, I applaud the people who pissed on her. Just cause you're a teen idol, it doesn't mean you can wake people up at 4 AM by singing your crappy, corporate sponsored, vanilla, teen wet panty swill. I can't beleive that so many people on Metafilter have stopped to the level of defending Britney Spears. This is pathetic.

Peeing on someone is more than a mere vile act...it is an act of political discourse! I suggest that everyone tries peeing on a member or segment of priveledged society at least once.
posted by tiger yang at 4:49 PM on March 12, 2002


I'd piss on Britney. Why not? She stands for everything I hate.

Britney stands for killing puppies? Or don't you hate killing puppies?
posted by kindall at 6:33 PM on March 12, 2002


Those people are going to be in big trouble when Oliver finds out.
posted by Tarrama at 6:50 PM on March 12, 2002


Every time Britney sings, God kills a kitten.

Won't someone think of the kittens?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 6:50 PM on March 12, 2002


Those people are going to be in big trouble when Oliver finds out.

VENGEANCE! VENGEANCE SHALL BE MINE ON THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO WOULD PERTURB THE LARGE BREASTED JESUS LOVER! VENGEANCE OF A DIRTY, DIRTY SORT! WATCH YOUR BACK, SUCKAS.

Wet Britney
posted by owillis at 7:02 PM on March 12, 2002


Oh, you bitches are gonna pay now. Daddy's mad!
posted by ColdChef at 7:32 PM on March 12, 2002


is that an astronaut back there?
posted by Dean King at 8:51 PM on March 12, 2002


Shut Up.

I'd piss on Britney.


And, of course, nobody believes you, because this is the sort of dumb, unchallengable chest-thumping that is de rigeur on the net. Fight the power, dude. Post to Metafilter.
posted by Skot at 7:46 AM on March 13, 2002


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