Poor Nickelback just can’t catch a break. The band have sold over 50 million copies of their catalog and could probably live off royalties for the rest of their lives, but even amid their multi-platinum success, they’re still a punchline. Of course, they’re aware of that, and it doesn’t bother them that much, probably because they’re rich and also because Canadians are always polite. However, even Canada is making fun of the rock band. Police in Kensington on Prince Edward Island have posted a link on their Facebook page that they’ll be punishing drunk drivers by playing Nickelback for them.
Really, the post is a way of telling holiday drinkers not to get behind the wheel, but in short, they state that if you get pulled over, you’ll be hearing the soothing sounds of Chad Kroeger on the way to the police station:
Know that the Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive. And 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.
Now, now, no need to thank us, we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you.
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.
It seems to us that if you’re using poor enough judgment to drink and drive, then you might actually be a Nickelback fan. And to be honest, if we’re going Canadian to Canadian, we’d rather hear Nickelback than Drake. But yeah, don’t drink and drive.