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Most of you have probably read George Orwell's novel, 1984, which begins with the line, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." You'll recall the novel's protagonist, Winston Smith, and his struggle to survive as a reluctant Ministry of Truth bureaucrat in a totalitarian state of omnipresent two-way television surveillance, blind conformity, and thought police.
You've probably also never forgotten Room 101 -- the torture chamber in the Ministry of Love where prisoners (thinkers, nonconformists, and other rebellious types) were subjected to their own worst nightmare, fear or phobia. Room 101 was guaranteed to re-educate the prisoner.
And you no doubt remember this quote, now that you see it again:
You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.
Today's Meme takes place in Room 101.
1. What is your own personal worst thing in the world?
2. How long would you survive in Room 101 before you began to reevaluate your thinking?
3. Would you rather spend time with your worst nightmares than follow accepted thinking/behavior?
4. Would you rather die than change your way of thinking?
5. What would it take to get you into the mindset of throwing caution to the wind and actually embracing your worst fear?
TWISTED LINGUISTICS brings these Words Gone Wild committing Blasfomys (God, I love that word) before the Inquisition today:
Eintstein's theories - E = MC rounded up to F
Ah, hell, I did one and now I'm nearly brain-dead. Can you guys figure out the rest?