The Old Guy scene in Clockwork Orange

TheIronDuke

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#1
If you aint got a clue what I am talking about here, no offence, but fuck off and learn to smoke fags you young whippersnapper.

For those of us who do, its that scene in the middle of Clockwork Orange, when the old geezer, with the lovely wife, gets done over by the Bhouys. Big style.

And he's helpless.

I saw that film when it first came out and that scene still haunts me. I kinda thought, that is one of the worst places to be, you know?

Now, I'm not as fast as I used to be, but I'm still faster than most. But cometh the day, I wont be.

And that scares me more than a Take That reunion. The being helpless thing. I've recently become scared of hights. Which is a new one.

What scares you about getting old?
 
#3
Get a couple of F*** off big attack dogs, nothing better to build up your confidence, break into my gaff and die
 
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I've never personally had the shite kicked out of me while someone is singing the song "singing in the rain" but I assure you, I will be ready if anyone ever tries to do it.

I have prepared the following items....

A cricket box - worn in the event of a stray boot to the goolies.
A rain mac - preferably yellow, for when the blows rain in'
I wont answer the door to four men in masks looking for a bit of how's your father with the wife and a penchant for hoofing defenceless men whilst serenading them in a Fred Astaire stylee.

I am not afraid of growing old, I fear no man, not even the reaper. I wouldn't bend down naked infront of Mark Almond though, no siree.
 
#6
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
Get a couple of F*** off big attack dogs, nothing better to build up your confidence, break into my gaff and die

of boredom :D
I live in a motor home, it's far from boring, everday a different location
 
#8
daaaags! Jeez!.....nowt likme a bit of ultraviolence....
 
#9
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
Get a couple of F*** off big attack dogs, nothing better to build up your confidence, break into my gaff and die

of boredom :D
I live in a motor home, it's far from boring, everday a different location

boring pikey! :D with attack degs!
And shotguns
 

TheIronDuke

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#10
menacingboots said:
ID you on crystal meth again?
That was one time. ONE TIME, OK? Can we move on? Jesus.

Get a dog, get a gun, get this that and the other...

But at the end of the day, you are going to be there, without a gun/dog/mates/backup

old and not able to deal with it.

Not sure how I'll handle that. Thats all I'm saying.
 
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tropper66 said:
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
Get a couple of F*** off big attack dogs, nothing better to build up your confidence, break into my gaff and die

of boredom :D
I live in a motor home, it's far from boring, everday a different location

boring pikey! :D with attack degs!
And shotguns
And laying overpriced driveways to old ladies.
 
#12
Nothing scares me about getting old, except ending up scared of a film in which some old geezer gets pummelled and left in a wheelchair by a crazed gang of yobbo's, who've just left Heaven 17 after a heavy session on the milk... :threaten: :D
 
#13
TheIronDuke said:
menacingboots said:
ID you on crystal meth again?
That was one time. ONE TIME, OK? Can we move on? Jesus.

Get a dog, get a gun, get this that and the other...

But at the end of the day, you are going to be there, without a gun/dog/mates/backup

old and not able to deal with it.

Not sure how I'll handle that. Thats all I'm saying.
Just get a Julian, the big, homoerotic and ever so slightly but understatedly menacing, short-shorts-wearing live-in lover and carer of the old man that our protagonist bumps into the second time he drops by.

Beats attack dogs anyday.
 
#15
Lechies said:
tropper66 said:
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
doonhamer said:
tropper66 said:
Get a couple of F*** off big attack dogs, nothing better to build up your confidence, break into my gaff and die

of boredom :D
I live in a motor home, it's far from boring, everday a different location

boring pikey! :D with attack degs!
And shotguns
And laying overpriced driveways to old ladies.
The last old lady I layed a driveway for was Maggy Thatcher and the driveway was called Mount Pleasant Airport forty miles west of the nearest pub
 
#16
Voltiguer said:
TheIronDuke said:
menacingboots said:
ID you on crystal meth again?
That was one time. ONE TIME, OK? Can we move on? Jesus.

Get a dog, get a gun, get this that and the other...

But at the end of the day, you are going to be there, without a gun/dog/mates/backup

old and not able to deal with it.

Not sure how I'll handle that. Thats all I'm saying.
Just get a Julian, the big, homoerotic and ever so slightly but understatedly menacing, short-shorts-wearing live-in lover and carer of the old man that our protagonist bumps into the second time he drops by.

Beats attack dogs anyday.
Yeah but he is also Darth Vader so your point is well made...And i would be jolly scared if he turned up at my front door with his mates the Daleks!!

Edited to add...He doesn't sound the same as he does in Star wars.
 

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#17
tropper66 said:
The last old lady I layed a driveway for was Maggy Thatcher and the driveway was called Mount Pleasant Airport forty miles west of the nearest pub
Can you do my drive? Cash waiting. PM me, yah?
 
#18
TheIronDuke said:
tropper66 said:
The last old lady I layed a driveway for was Maggy Thatcher and the driveway was called Mount Pleasant Airport forty miles west of the nearest pub
Can you do my drive? Cash waiting. PM me, yah?
Goto www.eHow and do it your self, I'm retired
 
#19
Two 19 year olds in Hull have today got life for the murder of a 36 year old on a footbridge across the river Hull. On their way to this spot they stopped off to kick the living shite out of a 63 year old walking home by Hull College. You might say he was lucky. You have hit the nail on the head ID what chance would I stand against those two now at 53? When I was their age I'd have gone wading in to both of them laughing my head off, that was my style back then. It ensured that people thought me mad enough to leave me alone because they knew I wasn't scared of them. The one time at that age I didn't adopt the mad Irishman approach was my first night in BAOR, walking from the strip to barracks with two guys, gang of knobs comes along and my 'mates' run off. I don't know the fecking way back to camp so I tries to placate them rather than smash and run which I would have done if I knew the place. My first ten days in BAOR I didn't get any pay or LOA or bugger all because I was in BMH and hadn't spent a working minute in my new unit so couldn't officially be taken on strength. When I eventually arrived at my new unit RSM was old school, told me I wouldn't be doing any duties for the next couple of months as the guys who left me had 'volunteered' to cover my duties. This was great because it was November and NIGs always pulled Xmas duty. Spent the next month as escort to the bread wagon riding up to Bielefeld to collect the bread and distribute it around Paderborn and Sennelager, cushtie, plenty of time off. Met a couple of the 'gang' in the railway on the strip once, that was fun, I think they understood my pain.
Sorry ID off back in time then. Yes, agree with you and it's a psychological fact that phobias become more intense with age. shit, I miss my youth!
 

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#20
Markintime said:
Yes, agree with you and it's a psychological fact that phobias become more intense with age. shit, I miss my youth!
Cheers my friend. One of the first sensible responses to my question.

Comes a time, and its in the post for all of us. When mates, degs, crowbars and giving it some, wont do it.

What the fuck do we do then?
 

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