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2013-01-07 11:40:41 AM  
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New edition of 1984 will feature ...

... full text of the Patriot Act?
2013-01-06 01:16:45 PM  
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No Such Agency: Jaws_Victim:
God-is-a-Taco: Penguin is releasing new editions of five of books by George Orwell, with covers by designer David Pearson.

Why? Why is it apparently noteworthy that some guy changed the cover? Is the story different now?

Because this is so incredibly edgey and different! The title and author are BLACKED OUT! That is revolutionary. At least, that is the vibe I get from the article.

Too bad it misses the point - in 1984 the censorship an revisionism were so complete that people couldn't even tell things were being changed and censored. Even when it was done right in front of their eyes they still didn't even see it. That was Orwell's fear - the perfect totalitarian state reaching right into the citizens' minds.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of this.

IMO the best 'cover change' gimmick they could have pulled was to release the same copy of the book, but with every reference to 1984 changed to 1986.
2013-01-06 06:46:35 AM  
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Jaws_Victim:
God-is-a-Taco: Penguin is releasing new editions of five of books by George Orwell, with covers by designer David Pearson.

Why? Why is it apparently noteworthy that some guy changed the cover? Is the story different now?

Because this is so incredibly edgey and different! The title and author are BLACKED OUT! That is revolutionary. At least, that is the vibe I get from the article.


Too bad it misses the point - in 1984 the censorship an revisionism were so complete that people couldn't even tell things were being changed and censored. Even when it was done right in front of their eyes they still didn't even see it. That was Orwell's fear - the perfect totalitarian state reaching right into the citizens' minds.
2013-01-06 06:41:11 AM  
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ModernLuddite: Why only 2 minutes hate? I can do a half hour, 45 minutes.


You'd think the Palin, Boehner and Romney haters- who do their duty every single thread - would have shown up by now.
2013-01-06 01:59:19 AM  
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Penguin is releasing new editions of five of books by George Orwell, with covers by designer David Pearson.

Why? Why is it apparently noteworthy that some guy changed the cover? Is the story different now?
2013-01-06 01:38:27 AM  
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thisiszombocom: when did redacted replace the word censored?

or am i missing something in the meaning?


Redacted has a more doubleplus good connotation whereas censored has a more ***CARRIER LOST***
2013-01-06 12:02:26 AM  
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2013-01-05 10:05:05 PM  
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Mad_Radhu: they are a pretty good source of Sci-Fi and Fantasy news and reviews. I especially love their True Blood and AHS episode reviews/recaps.


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2013-01-05 09:54:16 PM  
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rustypouch: Oh... an i09 link...

Can someone post a link to the article they copied, so I don't have to give them the traffic?



Here ya go
 
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