Thursday, August 16, 2007

What a way to wake up. Looks like the thought police are out in droves.

Read about two recent run-ins with them here and here.

"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could igve you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime..."

George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5


At 9:27 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Watching you.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I am a good Canadian girl with a shitload of Matthew Good albums ( he rocks!- We also have the same birthday.)
I love the Hall and Oates. Very eighties innocence.

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