Poor old Britney. Most likely scared off by the tepid reception to her "Gimme More" video, in which she did some sort of awkward stripper dance (and then her subsequent MTV VMA's performance of the song, of which "awkward stripper dance" would be a generous assessment), she's opted to disappear completely in her latest video (that we mentioned earlier). There are no choreographed dances or unfortunate wigs in "Break the Ice," just an anime video of a toned, buxom blond woman cavorting around in some sot of crime caper story. Oh, and it ends "To Be Continued..." which I thought we stopped doing about ten years ago when the whole mini-movie music video craze began to fade away. The respectable thing about the "Gimme More" video (which also featured a far superior song) was that she was at least, for lack of a better term, putting it out there. Here she's a just sad and far, far away. Though, I guess it did spare the world the lurching injustice of the crazy singer lady hoisting herself up off the couch, (maybe) putting on underpants, and not smoking cigarettes for an hour. "Break the Ice" video after the jump.