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  • though there's a lot of hoopla about TV, I find radio has the potential to be much scarier.

    if the disembodied head of Dear Leader came looming onto the screen, one could think of Tom Baker and relax, but a disembodied voice...

    June 16, 2009

  • Great find, Bilby (I mean the original link). The discussion about Dear Leader News Radio reminds me of the radio that was installed in my dorm room in Leningrad, back in the day. Only one station, of course: Говорит Ленинград / Govorit Leningrad ("Leningrad speaking"). And every hour, the time was announced with the first bars of "Moscow Nights" ("Podmoskovnye vechera"). Talk about earworm! Fortunately, you could turn the radio off.

    June 16, 2009

  • Here we call it Rupert Murdoch :-(

    Actually I was thinking of a documentary I saw about a North Korean girl who was training for her part in the Mass Games (photos here). Inside her family's apartment was a speaker box on the wall ... patriotic homilies from the Dear Leader at 6am, etc.

    June 16, 2009

  • in Australia?!

    June 16, 2009

  • I've seen that too, madmouth.

    June 16, 2009

  • In North Korea, Big Hair is watching you.

    (whilst he quaffs cognac)

    June 16, 2009

  • of course Huxley's dystopia was downright prophetic--in the Western world. however, I hear that in North Korea all apartments are outfitted with those one-way government speakerboxes you can never turn off, just down 0.0

    more research is required to compare them by oracular criteria, though Huxley wins for prose style, humor, and quotability.

    June 16, 2009

  • Thanks bilb, that was great. The book he's riffing off of--Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death--is great too.

    I'm kinda proud to think that Wordie is contributing to the problem.

    May 27, 2009

  • Showdown here.

    May 27, 2009