Poor Nickleback, it must be difficult to be the band everyone loves to hate.
They probably don’t mind though. There are millions of people around the world with questionable taste in music who lap up their tunes like thirsty kittens.
Finnish researcher Salli Anttonen recently tried to whittle down exactly how the band became the butt of every joke.
Her study, titled “Hypocritical Bullshit Performed Through Gritted Teeth’: Authenticity Discourses in Nickelback’s Album Reviews in Finnish Media,” she basically discovered what we all know already, they’re boring.
However, police in the Canadian town of Kensington have found a way to implement this scientifically proven terribleness into law enforcement.
They plan to coerce residents away from drinking and driving by threatening to play an entire Nickleback album very loudly in their police car during a “perp drive.”
In a post on their official Facebook page, the Kensington Police had this to say:
“When we catch you, and we will catch you…on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.
“So please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don’t drink and drive and we won’t make you listen to it.”
Ouch. Canadian Police – 1 Nickleback – 0
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.