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December 26, 2012 7:31 AM   Subscribe

1973 news report on the training of Glasgow bouncers, This Week: Documentary about 1960s Glasgow Gangs
posted by fearfulsymmetry (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do not mess with the Glasgow bouncer; they've seen it all. That Brian Foss dude looks huge; see him next to the lineup of bouncers, and they all are tiny.
posted by scruss at 8:17 AM on December 26, 2012


Man, that news report had the pacing, set dressing, and general style of a Monty Python skit. Or maybe it's more that M.P. skits were styled after BBC news reports?
posted by benito.strauss at 10:57 AM on December 26, 2012


The second "This Week" documentary is pretty good ammunition against anyone who disparages the "state of youth today". The scenes shown in that documentary are broadly similar to those of today.
posted by leo_r at 11:03 AM on December 26, 2012


It's the potentially life scarring indignity of being beaten senseless by a man with a really, really bad haircut that would put most people off.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:27 AM on December 26, 2012


...amazing post.....the leader of the shamrock reminds me of the ray winstone character in alan clarke's scum.....
posted by shackpalace at 12:42 PM on December 26, 2012


Absolutely wonderful post. Thank you.
posted by TheDonF at 5:04 PM on December 26, 2012


sgt.serenity: "It's the potentially life scarring indignity of being beaten senseless by a man with a really, really bad haircut that would put most people off."

I just watched a documentary about that.
posted by idiopath at 10:43 PM on December 26, 2012


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