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  • In my professional guise as flackmeister, I used my skills and contacts to get her press, from features on her work to her own boldface name mentions in in the tabs, a "dab of the ol' 15 minutes" at the droogies would say.

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  • All the time below my droogies were hard breathing.

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  • "Cutter on the table, droogies, " said Bully, pulling out his own rattling and chinking mound of deng.

    Where's the show?

  • Then my droogies, let's keep the torture out of the headlines and back in Italian splatter movies and horror comics where it belongs - OK?

    Fass times 5!

  • In the last week or so there's been a rash of news items -- punks and rashes seem to go together -- about Republican candidates and their droogies trying to do the blitzkreig bop on wives, gal pals, and political foes alike.

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  • So when word came of an Israeli strike on a farm warehouse in northeastern Lebanon that killed over thirty Syrian Kurds who were loading fruits and vegetables on to trucks, I wondered how long it would take for the Pajamas Media droogies to starting hanging ironic quotation marks about the Lebanese "farm" and its "workers."

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  • However, out of the context of Clockwork Orange, “on my oddy knocky”, “droogies”, and all the other linguistic constructs that made the novel so surreal just sound retarded.

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  • Oh, his withdrawal convulsions are better than infinite monkeys at infinite keyboards watching the infinite celevrity gossip shows, o my droogies……..

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  • There is no time for an impeachment process, my droogies.

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  • Listen well my droogies - you might just learn something.

    With Folded Hands

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  • One can infer droogy(-ies) to be DFW's adapted form of, and a nod to, Anthony Burgess' Droogs from A Clockwork Orange. Within the context of Infinite Jest, droogies is used analogously to the way Droogs is used in A Clockwork Orange: by the leader of a group addressing the other members of the group.

    Given that Infinite Jest's content matter deals substantially with drug abuse and addiction, the word may be a false paronym for the slang druggies.

    December 19, 2006