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Hayabusa Rider

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George Orwell is known for two books, Animal Farm and 1984. While both are relevent, 1984 is in particular these days. People ought to read them and think on how we are headed towards such a society.
 

Linflas

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Originally posted by: Hayabusarider
George Orwell is known for two books, Animal Farm and 1984. While both are relevent, 1984 is in particular these days. People ought to read them and think on how we are headed towards such a society.

I just re-read 1984 within the last 6 months and have the DVD of the movie.
 

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Originally posted by: Hayabusarider
George Orwell is known for two books, Animal Farm and 1984. While both are relevent, 1984 is in particular these days. People ought to read them and think on how we are headed towards such a society.

2 of my "favourite" books :)

Andy
 

ConclamoLudus

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Originally posted by: Zebo
Why is his movie so famous? I own Citizen cane and am bored stiff watching it. Casablanca is my fav.

Citizen Cane was Orson Welles, not George Orwell.

Animal Farm can be poignant today as well. Ben Kingsley has been reading it over the BBC Radio the past couple of weeks.
 

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Those of you who liked 1984 would really like We by Yvgeny Zamyatin. Short, but good read.
 

konichiwa

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Originally posted by: Zebo
Why is his movie so famous? I own Citizen cane and am bored stiff watching it. Casablanca is my fav.

(a) Citizen Kane is Orson Welles, not George Orwell
(b) Citizen Kane is an EXCELLENT movie, how could you be bored stiff watching it? One of the top 5 movies ever made!

 

LunarRay

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Originally posted by: Moonbeam
God, it seems he was just born yeterday.

His essence is alive and well... thank you. The Neurotic States of America... home of the Liberal and the Free Meal... Those cameras on the traffic signals are not just for red light runners... they track your every move.. War is Peace and you want it to be cake...;)
 

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Zebo: I wish. Never been good with names.
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Yeah, I know, you even forgot your first name, Ga.
 

LunarRay

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Originally posted by: Moonbeam
Zebo: I wish. Never been good with names.
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Yeah, I know, you even forgot your first name, Ga.

Ga Zebo... Moonbeam you're too much.. :D
 

Zebo

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:D It's actually my dogs name. ZEBO BOUDREAUX.. I changed it form radical carbonyl to a radical french name ...no diff.
 

Moonbeam

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Damn I wondered how you got 6000 posts and made good sense and I never noticed you before. How'd you change your name. I was thinking of changing mine to Gore1.
 

LunarRay

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Zebo is useta be Carbonguy... no wonder he makes sense to me...

I didn't realize you are who you are now that you are.:)
 

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Originally posted by: Hayabusarider
George Orwell is known for two books, Animal Farm and 1984. While both are relevent, 1984 is in particular these days. People ought to read them and think on how we are headed towards such a society.

USA=Room 101

GB=Airstrip One

BB= Sharon & Comp.

Emmanuel Goldstein= Richard Perle
 

Alistar7

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look a canuck who took enough time out of being violent and arming terrorists with wmd long enough to post a negative comment about the country whose survival his own depends on.......
 

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Those of you who liked 1984 would really like We by Yvgeny Zamyatin. Short, but good read.
And for those who enjoyed Animal Farm I would recommend Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler as a natural follow-up. It is denser fare than Animal Farm (but then again, what isn't?), though still not too difficult by any stretch of the imagination. Certainly most high schoolers should be able to handle it.

 

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Originally posted by: Alistar7
look a canuck who took enough time out of being violent and arming terrorists with wmd long enough to post a negative comment about the country whose survival his own depends on.......

AHA.
 

hagbard

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Originally posted by: Alistar7
look a canuck who took enough time out of being violent and arming terrorists with wmd long enough to post a negative comment about the country whose survival his own depends on.......

Lets shut off the oil, natural gas and electricity and see who's survival depends on who.
 

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Originally posted by: Alistar7
look a canuck who took enough time out of being violent and arming terrorists with wmd long enough to post a
negative comment about the country whose survival his own depends on.......
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Originally posted by: hagbard
Lets shut off the oil, natural gas and electricity and see who's survival depends on who.
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Bang!
In your face

But you people are highjacking this thread.

1984 is one of the best books I have read and altough biased, should be required reading in high school everywhere.
 

CanOWorms

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Originally posted by: hagbard
Originally posted by: Alistar7
look a canuck who took enough time out of being violent and arming terrorists with wmd long enough to post a negative comment about the country whose survival his own depends on.......

Lets shut off the oil, natural gas and electricity and see who's survival depends on who.

Yeah, and it won't have any economic impact on Canada since they provide everything for free to the US!
 

simonsky

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Originally posted by: CanOWorms


Yeah, and it won't have any economic impact on Canada since they provide everything for free to the US!


Well, except for current, of wich we do not have such a great surplus, I believe we could find other markets. Who doesn't need Oil and gas anyway?

But let's all be friends and pretend we live in a pink alternate dimension where cyborg Al Gore took power legally in 2000 and did not proceed to destroy 25 years of american diplomacy.