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droog

(druːɡ)
n
a member of a gang of thugs
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In his early days as an actor, he had roles as two characters in Coronation Street in the late 1960s, before establishing his movie career as one of the thuggish droogs who enjoyed "ultraviolence" along with their ringleader Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell) in A Clockwork Orange.
Led by Alex, the droogs get stoned on milk-and-drug cocktails and then commit brutal acts of what Burgess called "ultra-violence.
It will also help to turn the town centre into a ghost town, fit only for the likes of Alex and his Droogs from Clockwork Orange.
A bit like Mr Bean crossed with Alex's leering droogs from Clockwork Orange, such was the extent of his psychological scarring on viewing little 'uns that - some 27 years later - several Facebook sites still exist dedicated to how disturbing he was.
A very lively entertaining Alice Cooper/Clash band called the Droogs will be performing free at the Black Bull, Lingey Lane on Sunday, August 12, from 7.
Whether debunking claims that TV's Power Rangers were turning America's kids into hyperactive droogs or revealing how the Americans with Disabilities Act has made it tougher for the handicapped to find jobs, Stossel always forces his viewers to think long and hard about what they assume is the truth.
The only problem is that when Zombie and his droogs go for the old ultra-violence here, it feels less like a kick to the old yarbles than it does a feather brush on the gulliver.
But most frightening of all was Mick Jagger, who dressed up as one of the Clockwork Orange's Droogs when he performed with the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles.
Made according to the dictates of traditional sumi-e technique, which requires the artist to make quick, decisive strokes, these focus primarily on details such as beads of sweat and eyes so exaggeratedly thick-lashed that they recall A Clockwork Orange's ultraviolent fashion victims, the Droogs.
Singer Julian Casablancas and his gang are the cool 2002 equivalent of the fictional Droogs from Anthony Burgess' controversial novel.
Before embarking on an evening of ultra-violence, Alex and his droogs must first imbibe the drugs that sharpen them like "knives" in order to disguise any semblance of human compassion.