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1984 (Literature)

"And while I appreciate your interest, Big Brother, I hope — "
"Wow, a 1984 reference. Did you read that in weightlifting?"
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"I only have the Cliff Notes. Look, I gotta run, so, uh...to save you the trouble, I'm surfing in Mexico with Dick and Mercer this weekend. I'll fax you the coordinates so you don't incur any more cell tracking charges, and I'll keep a journal of my bad thoughts in case you wanna stick my face in a cage of rats when I get back. ...Sorry, 1984 is the only book I read."

Don't you love it when Logan waxes intellectual? Here he references George Orwell's 1949 novel, 1984, which dissects a dystopia that's stifled by a totalitarian regime, set in the then far-off year of 1984. Oh, yeah. And there's a bit of torture thrown in to keep the peace. In the novel, fictional dictator "Big Brother" keeps a constant eye on the citizens of Oceania, but the character name has evolved into a description of controlling or overly curious government figures (or, you know, girlfriends). Orwell might take a few spins in his grave if he knew the term he coined half a century ago is now associated with a houseful of camera whores.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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