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  • © whichbe (thanks, WordiePRO!)

    October 15, 2008

  • Okay. Well, it was George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four, on page 79.

    October 15, 2008

  • whichbe, can you post a source/location for that? (I'm guessing it's 1984.)

    October 14, 2008

  • "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 give 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 (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called."

    October 14, 2008

  • I didn't go to that site. One look, years ago, was more than enough for me.

    June 19, 2008

  • While I'm waiting for kewpid's link to load, can we have some speculation as to who creates sites like www.awfulplasticsurgery.com?

    June 19, 2008

  • Truly. I can't look at that woman.

    June 19, 2008

  • Jocelyn Wildenstein

    June 19, 2008