A Clockwork Orange

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 2 23:41:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 3:29 AM, Randy Alexander
<strangeguitars at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had never been able to give the title real meaning, and assumed it was just a surreal group of words.
> [M]aybe because having something so organic be made out of something so inorganic seems to make it semantically empty[.]

Yes. I fully agree with your comments, Randy. But, don't leave me
hanging! WTF *is* the concept that underlies that title?! Perhaps I'm
somewhat slow, but _A Clockwork Orange_ remains for me, in your
asskickingly-felicitous phrase, "just a surreal group of words."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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