There appears to be a t-shirt meme for sale out there that bears the slogan: “Make Orwell fiction again.”
One person posting on that site shared a bizarre exchange he had when he brought this up to a friend. She “asked me ‘What’s Orwell fiction?’ and when I mentioned ‘1984,’ she told me she preferred Stephen King. We are doomed.”
While you think about that, here’s something you might find of interest. NBC’s new streaming service “Peacock” has a lavish multi-part limited series version of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” that is worth seeing.
If you do decide to watch, you might see more of today’s world in the storyline than you remembered or wished to see. If so, you might also want to know this: Huxley was a contemporary and friend of George Orwell and wrote “Brave New World” in 1938.
A friend I told about this wrote to offer a strange piece of Huxley trivia. Both Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis died on the same day: November 22, 1963. I wonder if someone out there wonders if Oswald was somehow involved? Yeah, probably not. That’s SO 1984.
What does Patton Oswald have to do with this anyway?
I don’t get it.