The UK and Australian opening sequences of Big Brother, is it just Australia, or do all Big Brother houses around the world get filled up with the same demographic of people? (Can’t think of a euphemism for “bogan“).
You learn something new everyday on Wikipedia, and in my attempt to bring you some sort of mildy informed commentary on Big Brother, I’ve come up with this…
In George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four, the phrase ‘two plus two equals five’ is used to describe the control “the State” has over the people of Orwell’s dystopia, and the main character of the book, Winston Smith wonders that if everyone believes it, does it make it true?
But you could share in that future if you kept alive the mind as they kept alive the body, and passed on the secret doctrie that two plus two equals four.
It turns out that Radiohead also have a song called 2+2=5, which is meant to reference the symbol of unreality from the novel.
(Thanks Craig for the UK clip)