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Date: 01/03/10 10:06 AM

63 Responses to George Orwell`s Rolling Over In His Grave [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Link: George Orwell`s Rolling Over In His Grave - And he`s also laughing at us and calling us jackasses.
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    Ophanim Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Heh... The irony is palpable.
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    Atomaton Male 18-29
    98 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:01 am
    oh my god. ophanim, you`re right. damn thats harsh. think they did it out of spite?
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    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Ha, that`s hilarious.

    But 1984 is probably one of my favorite books of all time, I loved it.

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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:08 am
    :D lulz.
    `God! I wrote a book about this! Way to learn, human race!`
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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 11:11 am
    hahah poor george
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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
    625 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Somebody care to translate it? Because I guess I`m missing something about this....

    I mean i get it 1984, "Big Brother is always watching"....but is that why its supposed to be funny?

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Sweet, delicious irony!
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    Baxterg14 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2010 at 11:34 am
    dont get it?
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    hotleafjuice Female 18-29
    116 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:49 am
    ahhh...you poor uneducated fools who don`t understand this joke...grab a book. This is quite funny
  11. Profile photo of Elle1987
    Elle1987 Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:49 am
    dont get it?

    Well George Orwell wrote the book 1984 which is based in a world where everything you do and say is being watched by Big Brother which is some sort of super computer/camera thing.. The sign on George Orwell street says this road is under CCTV or something to that effect so its ironic..

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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 11:53 am
    The post says that theres a 500mts coverage of cameras, and thats the joke, Orwell was about you being watched all the time.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    more like a coincidence rather than irony
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    I hope to god whoever put that up knew what they were doing and did it as a joke. Otherwise, the irony is beautifully sweet.
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    13-17 year old american who has not read Orwell, what are they teaching you in those schools?!?!

    Oh wait, they need to give equal time for spaghetti monster intelligent design.

    Go read the books Baxter.

  16. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    "more like a coincidence rather than irony"

    No, it is definitely irony. Here`s two examples to help illustrate the difference between irony and a mere coincidence.

    Coincidence: A porn star lives on 69th St.
    Irony: A porn star lives in the Virgin Islands.

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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    OMG THAT`S SO FUNNY!

    I guess ...

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    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    who is george orwell
  19. Profile photo of josieflo
    josieflo Female 18-29
    145 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    George Orwell is the author of 1984.
  20. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    @videogamer

    So then, would this also be true?

    Irony: A porn star lives on Abstinence St.
    Coincidence: A porn star lives in the Anal Islands.

  21. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    @unbanned

    An author. But not the author of Hangover or American Pie so your average Joe might not know of him.

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    ericdee Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    LLLLLLLLLOL. Oh, irony.

    (& I love Orwell!)

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    I think thats funny i just dont know!
  24. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    <---- Thought Criminal ;-)
  25. Profile photo of Gregger
    Gregger Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    haha my favorite book is 1984. love it :P
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    jackyface Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    That`s sad ):

    And also doubleplus ungood

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    jayme21 Male 18-29
    585 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    I prefered animal farm, but meh this is alright
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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
    625 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Oh..the streets named George Orwell. See that makes sense.

    I had no idea why the words "George Orwell" were there before...so I didn`t get the joke.

    I have read the book and its probably my favorite with Enders Game and Brave New World.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Me say newspeak plusgood.
  30. Profile photo of DeSheaaaaa
    DeSheaaaaa Female 18-29
    186 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    George Orwell rocks.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    i think i remember reading 1984, but i am pretty sure the reefer wiped out all my memories from highschool, so i didn`t get the joke.
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    v_ataraxic Female 18-29
    208 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    I can`t understand this.
  33. Profile photo of 16901
    16901 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Did it for the lulz.
  34. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    REAL IRONY!
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    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    I love Barcelona!!
  36. Profile photo of MasterPimp
    MasterPimp Male 13-17
    31 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    ?
  37. Profile photo of MyownGod
    MyownGod Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    If you dont get this...you`ve obviously never read 1984, which is a sad, sad thing.
  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    OMFG, people, READ THE DAMN BOOK AGAIN. It should be required reading at least once every 4 or 5 years. Orwell wrote about a future society (1984 - LOLZ) where EVERY citizen was under constant watch 24/7, even the watchers, and history was rewritten every time something happened, so that history was supposedly always that way, until the next time it was changed anyway... frightening stuff with more than a shadow of real 21st century life in it.
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    bigfoot27 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    LOL
  40. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    >.<
  41. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    C`mon youngsters, read the book (1984)
  42. Profile photo of ctimlock
    ctimlock Male 13-17
    41 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    @Lionhart, It was never actually a futuristic prediction, it just so happened to turn out that way. 1984 was written as an alternate reality, a "what if" kinda deal, and was originally to be published as 1948, the year it was written/published. However, the publishing company decided it would be too confusing for the average reader, so they switched the last two numbers, hence 1984. But yeah, mandatory reading should be enforced. With cameras.
  43. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    I like! Cameras keep police from beating me up.
  44. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    great book, but it scared the poo out of me the first time i read it. i`ve heard the same from several other people. -_-
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    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    Big Brother! -gasp-
  46. Profile photo of sfcg
    sfcg Male 30-39
    796 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    He was an amazing writer. I`m reading `Down and out in Paris and London` right now. Somehow he makes abject, horrible poverty seem hilarious.
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    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    i feel like an idiot for not knowing who this is
  48. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Orwell was right. Maybe a bit early with 1984 but right never the less. You can`t say that about many Science Fiction writers.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
    -George Orwell

    Man, I hope he is wrong on that thought.

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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3362 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    Thelonius said: "I like! Cameras keep police from beating me up."
    ------------------------------------------------- No they don`t. Watch all the crime shows with surveillance footage of crimes taking place. Those criminals weren`t deterred one bit. You have fallen into the trap that Big Brother wants you to.
  51. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    > George Orwell
    > If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever
    > Neagle
    > Man, I hope he is wrong on that thought.

    Shaddupitneverdonemeanyharm!!

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, Hoist the black flag, And begin slitting throats." HL Mencken

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson

    "Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    January 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    > CrakrJak

    So... your Role Models for life`s wisdom are a Satirist, Someone Who Talks About Poop, and A Guy So Tarded He Flies Kites In Lightning Storms?

    That explains a lot.

  54. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 4:47 am
    CrakrJak are doubleplusungood duckspeaker.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2010 at 8:49 am
    ya.. i dont get it
  56. Profile photo of Hisshou
    Hisshou Female 18-29
    75 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 10:42 am
    @ xxPinkxx: George Orwell wrote `1984`, which was a novel about his vision of the future where mankind was constantly being watched by "Big Brother". It`s really not that hard to get. =P
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    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Amazing, this explains alot, the USA just got finished with 8 years of Fascism and kids have no idea who Orwell is!!!

    At a time where people have the greatest level of access to information ever, they still fail to turn that into Knowledge.

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    Sohltofangy Male 18-29
    103 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Ugh, I hate monitoring.
    "If you have nothing to hide, you shouldn`t oppose it"
    I believe that even in public, you have the right to "privacy" that is, privacy from the government.
    It`s the same thing if you stuck a cop on every street corner to intently watch you as you walked. It`s not the same when regular citizens see you as it is when a camera sees you. Plus there`s "recording" which makes me feel like I`m in the Truman show.
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    TadnJess Male 30-39
    147 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Is that Duran Duran I hear in the background?
    (I just had a flash to 1984)
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    stardagger i dislike you. yet thats a win
  61. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
    837 posts
    January 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    StarDagger, it could be the teachers` fault. When I read 1984 in high school, my teacher taught us about the book by reading CliffsNotes. Not only did she use CliffsNotes, they were wrong. If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn`t even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren`t going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate.
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 5, 2010 at 12:59 am
    "If the person trying to expand your knowledge isn`t even interested enough in learning about something himself/herself, typically kids aren`t going to be interested. It really is quite unfortunate."
    Welcome to American schooling.
    Are there any other countries out there that require someone who plans to be an accountant to learn about valence electrons? I`m fairly certain they will use that information only a handful of times in their life.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    January 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    slayer50515, it`s very clear that you`re still in HS and probably pissed that you have to take chemistry, right?

    What America is doing right is precisely what you say it`s doing wrong. Schools teach you multiple disciplines so you`re exposed to many different subjects and ways of thinking.

    Honestly, the problem is the anti-intellectualism that`s pervasive in Western culture (mostly America). The idea that "I`ll learn only what I need to know and nothing more."

    Nobody says you have to love chemistry or literature or whatever but remember that the smartest people in this world are able to think multi-dimensionally. They welcome the opportunity to see the world in a new way. Life can be much more interesting and even exciting when you understand all the layers of complexity.

    Unless your idea of exciting is April 15th -- in which case, I`m very sorry.

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