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February 9, 2020

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On a -“brand-“ named

Stationary bike *

Under the watchful

Telescreen voice

Instructing one

To move faster

Work harder etc….

.

 

Winston Smith

Heard the following

‘Thirty to forty group!’ yapped a piercing female voice. ‘Thirty to forty group! Take your places, please. Thirties to forties!’

Winston sprang to attention in front of the telescreen, upon which the image of a youngish woman, scrawny but muscular, dressed in tunic and gym-shoes, had already appeared.

‘Arms bending and stretching!’ she rapped out. ‘Take your time by me. One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four! Come on, comrades, put a bit of life into it! One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four! …’

– “1984”

– George Orwell

.

 

Who knew so many people

Would unintentionally invite

Their Big Brother into their home

For a simple $2,300 down and

A $40.00 monthly “maintenance” fee

.

“Orwell’s fictional society is one of absolute subservience to the will of the Party.  The Physical Jerks are but one component of the Party’s strategy for total control.”

– enotes.com

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You have no doubt, heard the ads

.
* The hyperbolically

Relentlessly promoted

Exercise equipment

That at anyone’s worst guess

Has about maybe

$ 100 worth of materials

$ 200 worth of robotic manufacturing

$ 225 worth of shipping and handling

$ 75 per unit advertising expense

$ 2,300
– $ 600
= $ 1,700

Whole lotta profit

For a modern day coat rack

From → humor, Quotes, random

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