Citizen 43275-B isn't too unhappy in his prison cell. Not even when there's a totalitarian society, with powers so great that the thought police can come and get you. No, Citizen 43275-B is happy. He has a mate in his cell: Big Guy, a serious looking Big Brother, showed there on a screen to inflict fear. Whenever he has experienced anything, Big Brother is the first to know. But there is a point of saturation, Big Brother is so sick of it he speaks up. "Stop calling me the Big Guy", he shouts angrily. After the first amazement, Citizen 43275-B sees all kind of new possibilities. Before the revolution he was lonely, after the revolution he had a new friend. A friend that he now can use to play yahtzee with or even sing a song for. Someone will soon face the consequences.
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1984 just ain't like it used to be
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Let me explain something here. Big Brother is a name we use to suggest an omniscient totalitarian presence. It's not supposed to be taken literally. I'm your oppressor, not your friend.
But is says in the re-education manual that Big Brother is our friend.
That's just empty political propaganda. It doesn't mean... It doesn't mean I wanna hear your stupid knock knock jokes.
A Friend Like Me
Written and Produced by John Ballinger See more