Three yobs chased off by centenarian


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07 March 2007

100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers

Britain’s oldest employee has told how he single-handedly fought off a gang of muggers.

Buster Martin, 100, a van cleaner for Pimlico Plumbers, was walking to a bus stop in south London when three youths pounced on him from behind.

Despite their best efforts to subdue him, the Second World War veteran launched a counterattack and sent them running empty-handed.

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“I hit one in the groin and I kicked another one. The foot I used had been operated on a week before for an in-growing toenail. They must have done a good job on it because it worked bloody well.”

What a great geezer!

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 8:29 PM

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At 1:54 AM, Anonymous said…

Buster is definitely from the pre-feminist generation of men (read: real men). Now that I am starting to approach middle age, I am shocked at how wimpy so many of the younger guys are these days. I suppose it is just the natural consequence of The Matriarchy.

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At 1:16 PM, MadMat said…

The guy is a hero.

Wait for the GBH charges to be pressed… Against him.

Wouldn’t surprise me.

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At 11:02 PM, arnold ziffel said…

Duncan,

You might not want to call a guy like this a geezer. For your own safety, if not out of common courtesy. We need all the allies (and tough guys) we can get.

Which brings up a question: What is the female equivalent of geezer? The term geezer is always applied to men. What is the equivalent term for women?

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At 12:56 PM, Anonymous said…

anonymous at 1.54AM wrote:

Buster is definitely from the pre-feminist generation of men (read: real men). Now that I am starting to approach middle age, I am shocked at how wimpy so many of the younger guys are these days. I suppose it is just the natural consequence of The Matriarchy.

Well said!!!, what the fuck is wrong with young guys these days??

Getting pedicures,waxing/lasering all their body hair. For what??, just to get the approval of some shallow narcissistic entitlement princess. Another consequence of feminism is that women are trying to be men, and men have forgotten how to be men.

Seb
Sydney, NSW
Australia

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At 9:00 PM, Duncan Idaho said…

Don’t worry arnold ziffel, the term ‘geezer’ was not used as an insult.

I don’t know about the US or other countries, but in Britain, ‘geezer’ isn’t really an insult, more of a term of endearment.

According to the occasionally-useful Wikipedia:

[Geezer] may be used in a number of senses; to refer to a man whose name you do not know, similar to use of the word guy. It is also used to refer to a man who is overtly manly, masculine, or heterosexual, also someone noticeably capable, reliable, plainspeaking or down-to-earth. Although essentially a masculine quality it is not synonymous with macho however, and its usage may be thought of as very similar to that of the US English word dude. Example: Joe Cole referred to Prince William as a “nice, relaxed geezer.”

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At 9:18 PM, arnold ziffel said…

Thanks for the explanation.

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At 2:45 AM, Anonymous said…

“Which brings up a question: What is the female equivalent of geezer? The term geezer is always applied to men. What is the equivalent term for women?”

The female equivalent of a geezer is a crone, as in “old crone.”

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