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Feed | M.T. Anderson
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
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hjreviews
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⭐️3/5
Black mirror feel dystopian story about technology taking over our lives in ways we might not notice. However, the story isn‘t that memorable, and to be honest, I‘d rather watch Black Mirror 😬

esurient Oh my, I loved this one. But I read it maybe 10 years ago and it published a good 10 years before that. It's interesting to see if/how new readers take to it as time marches on. 3w
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Krisjericho
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Disturbing. I can‘t believe this was written in 2002, before the days of Facebook and Twitter, and when Amazon was just an online bookstore. Cell phones were phones. In 2002, this probably sounded like a far-fetched future; now, it hits a little too close to home. The writing style did take a bit of getting used to, but this is a worthwhile read.

Lcsmcat Intriguing. 5mo
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ms_juliaf
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I love to learn the rules of society in dystopian fiction. “Feed” employs a unique lexicon to emphasize how condensed language limits thought—similar to my favorite “newspeak.”

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Kappadeemom
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Patricia, your #feedareader box went out today. Should get it Monday! @PatriciaU @MinDea

Kappadeemom Hi Patricia, just checking too see if this arrived? @PatriciaU 5mo
PatriciaU Thanks for the nudge @Kappadeemom - my daughter brought the package in and didn‘t tell me so it‘s been sitting in my dining room unopened. Going to open and take pics now. 5mo
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Kappadeemom
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The chicken is going to hang out with my Cuban sangria pitcher 🐔 😃#feedareader

Bklover Love it! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads So pretty! I have one that looks a little like your Cuban one! But mines from España ?? 6mo
BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 6mo
PolaroidPoet I love it!!! 6mo
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Kappadeemom
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Oh my gosh, @PolaroidPoet I LOVE my #feedareader package! I haven‘t read these two books either! I can‘t wait to try the recipe (I am a runner, so I love all things pasta) and can‘t wait to read about the chicken 🐔

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Pennington.K
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Sending off my last swap of the year! Life has been crazy this year so very sorry it's going out so late but it should be there in 2/3 days from tomorrow!

@MoniqueReads305
@TricksyTails
@MinDea

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Kappadeemom
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Thanks for my #feedareader package, @TamarackTrail ❤️❤️ I love the cookbook - already found a few recipes I want to try! I have really enjoyed this swap! @MinDea @TricksyTails

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Kappadeemom
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Jen did a great job of shopping for me for #feedareader! I think she is hinting at making tortilla soup 😍 I absolutely love red velvet, so I can‘t wait to try the pancake mix! i haven‘t read these books either and we usually like a lot of the same books, so I look forward to reading them! @JenlovesJT47 (Jen, did your address change? Your return is different than where I send horrorpost)

MinDea Lovely!!! 12mo
MinDea @JenlovesJT47 always does such a wonderful job with her swaps! 12mo
JenlovesJT47 Glad you liked it! Yes I moved a couple of weeks ago, need to tell everyone my new address! 😱 these last few weeks have been crazy!! 12mo
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Pennington.K
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Sent off my #feedareader package today! @MinDea @TricksyTails

MinDea 👏👏👏 12mo
ferskner Hi! It sounds like the package was sent to my old address - I'm sorry, I thought you'd been told that I moved! Luckily, a friend of mine moved into my old place and she's forwarding it to me on Monday. Just wanted to let you know why there's no opening picture today! 12mo
Pennington.K Oh no! I didn‘t know well I‘m glad you will be getting it soon! 12mo
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Kappadeemom
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My #Feedareader package is on its way to Texas 🌵 @TricksyTails @MinDea (May/June swap)

TricksyTails 👏😁 Yay! 13mo
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Zelma
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A slightly hesitant recommendation but overall I liked this one. The first 3/4 were quite good but the ending didn‘t resonate as much. However, it‘s a quick read. Told in dialect (futuristic teenage speak), it takes getting used to. However, once I understood what the book was doing, it clicked. The story of a future where all media, social media, communication, etc, is a chip in our head. And the world is deteriorating. No big deal. 😬

Ingridelaine82 Great book! Young adult right? I liked the premise. 14mo
Zelma @Ingridelaine82 yes, YA. I am super picky about my YA these days but I did like this one. Great premise and completely believable, which is always my favorite kind of sci fi. (edited) 14mo
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Zelma
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Book and coffee this morning, while being crawled on by various animals. Currently, Doggie on my lap and Radar the Simple Cat behind my head. Also another recommendation from Nick Hornby‘s Ten Years in the Tub. So far, everything I‘ve read that he recommends is at least a 3/5 Star read.

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Skyrimir
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I‘m thinking of DNFing this. I‘m on page 30, does anyone know if it‘s worth hanging in there? I really hate the way it‘s written, the characters seem pretty cliche, and I also don‘t like when an author creates a bunch of new slang and plops it in the novel. I have no good feel for the world the author has created, which might be my biggest issue.

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Kappadeemom
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My beautiful packages from @mabell for my #Feedareader package!! @TricksyTails @MinDea

mabell 😊😊❤️❤️ 1y
TricksyTails Wow @mabell 😍♥️ You need to school me in how to wrap presents! Beautiful! 1y
mabell @TricksyTails Thank you! ❤️ I love tulle. It's very forgiving. 😆 1y
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shendrix413
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@AmyG Yay! ❤️ It looks a little worse for wear, but it's here! But I guess I have to wait till my birthday to open it! 🎂🎉😁🎈🎉 Something to look forward to! ❤️

AmyG Glad it got there in 1 piece!!! And yes...open on the 13th. 🎂 1y
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chelreads
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Here‘s to hoping our world doesn‘t turn out like the one Anderson made up! Definitely a thought provoking novel though! #80in18

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Soubhiville
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If you like Black Mirror and read YA, this is the perfect book for you!

In a future (which feels like it‘s almost here) where your smartphone is implanted into your brain and the media and government is entirely run by corporations, how will you be able to differentiate between real life, real feelings, and the 24/7 advertising that lives in your brain?

This is terrifying because it feels like it‘s on our horizons. Soon.

Soubhiville Ps I listened to the audio. 1y
LibrarianRyan The audio was so amazing. And the skin and the not being able to function!!!! This one was awesome. 1y
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan I know it was pretty scary, huh? I actually would be one of those parents resisting the Feed... but I‘m pretty anti-TV for kids, etc. luckily I‘m NOT a parent, though. 1y
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Soubhiville
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I can‘t remember who I recently saw “pick” this audiobook, (was it you?) but I started it this morning because of your review. I wasn‘t sure I‘d like it at first, due to the surfer dude accents of the kids. But about an hour in and I really like it. Seems like maybe you mentioned that it made you think of Black Mirror? I‘m definitely thinking that!

#recommendsday!

Soubhiville Oh, PS, it‘s short- only about 5 hours! 1y
LibrarianRyan I have it a pick. But I haven't watched enough black mirror yet. 1y
CSeydel I have been trying to decide whether to recommend this to my son. 1y
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Abby2
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Strange book. Fascinating ideas about the future and great writing. But depressing.

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staci.reads
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#YAL #6- I nearly abandoned this one, but stuck with it since we're using it for book clubs. Then, 40 pages in, I was hooked. This is #dystopian and satire, and the author's take on humankind is brutal...and accurate. The characters' speech patterns are incredibly annoying, but not unplausible. The author tackles materialism, conformity, pop culture worship, voluntary ignorance, and media/tech bombardment - reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451.

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LA_Mead
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@Nitpickyabouttrains look what showed up in the mail! I sent your package on its way yesterday so it should be there soon! #Feedareader

Nitpickyabouttrains @LA_mead I am so glad it finally got there! 1y
TricksyTails Yay! 👏😊 @MinDea 1y
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sprainedbrain
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I was blown away by this audiobook. A dystopian that manages to be really scary in that it definitely seems like a possible future for us. The language is unusual and unique to this world (think Trainspotting or A Clockwork Orange) but I definitely recommend listening to the audio if you can. Excellent narration and very cool production.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

merelybookish I think this is the first book I listed 'want to read"' on Goodreads. Still have not read it. ? 1y
MrBook I'm about to pot my Dystopia list, couldn't be better timing! 😁👏🏻 1y
LibrarianRyan I KNOW Right. I'm not sure what was more terrifying. The way meet was grown of the every day life of your skin falling off. I can still hear the narrator in my head. I was glad this was one of last years AudioBooksSYNC titles 1y
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LibrarianRyan @MrBook excellent books. Need more I'll be glad to help. I have a running pile. 1y
LibrarianRyan @merelybookish get it on audio. Excellent. I know know why my book club kids begged me to read it. 1y
sprainedbrain @MrBook where is this list you speak of? 😃 1y
MrBook @sprainedbrain I got way-laid. Coming tonight, sorry, lol. 1y
sprainedbrain @MrBook I thought I was losing it... more so than usual, I mean. 😂 1y
MrBook 😂👏🏻 1y
UnidragonFrag Yes, I agree! I tried several years ago to read it, but couldn't get into it, but the audiobook is excellent! 1y
LauraJ Ah, this has been sitting on the book swap shelves at my apartment building. I‘ve just lost my battle to resist. #blameitonlitsy 1y
vivastory I don't read YA often, but I was really surprised by how dark this book was. I really liked it. 1y
Soubhiville I think it was your review that turned me on to this! I started it this morning and I think it‘s brilliant so far! So thank you @sprainedbrain ! 1y
sprainedbrain @Soubhiville yay! I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it. 😃 1y
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Bergen.Adair
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Overall: 4.5/5. This is an absolutely terrifying story where we are the monsters, as we so often are. It warns us of the brainwashing power of the corpocratic dystopia we have the potential to become, and urges that if we don‘t change, this is a very likely portrait of our future. I only hope enough of us will be Violets that we can avert the possibility of this vision‘s fruition.

For the full review, go to bergenreadsbooks.wordpress.com

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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A creepy, all too possible future #network.

#readingresolutions @Jess7

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vivastory
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readordierachel This books sounds hilarious 1y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel It is, it's also really dark 1y
readordierachel Dark can be good. It's YA? 1y
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vivastory
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Eggs 😂😂😂 1y
Scurvygirl Still in my #tbr!! #needtowinthelotto (edited) 1y
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Ingerella
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I've gone and joined another one. Only a few more days left if you want to sign up and #feedareader.
Thanks @MinDea and @TricksyTails !

MinDea Thanks for sharing and joining! 1y
TricksyTails Thank you for sharing! Excited you joined us. 😁 1y
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Caryl
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Glad I finally read this dystopian YA science fiction novel. Sardonic, sad, and chillingly prescient.

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Creadnorthey
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As far as YA goes this is top notch. I teach this book to my students and sell it as a “John Green novel set in the future”. It‘s a good way to hook the sci-fi sensitive, but there is so much more here to indulge the mind!

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tjwill
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Doesn‘t this quote evoke a strong image?

LectricSheep Perfect!! 2y
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Kristelh
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#October books 📚 read

Liz_M Nice! What did you think of Brief History? 2y
Kristelh I thought it was well done and deserved the prize, I listened to the audio which was also well done. @Liz_M 2y
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Kristelh
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Currently #listen ing to these two #30daysofreadathon

Liz_M How is Bleak House on audio? Do you have to refer to a character list or is it relatively easy to keep everyone straight? 2y
Kristelh I have a print copy available and put the character list on the Goodreads discussion page but so far it is going okay. That particular audio of the Libravox recording so those are never great. My print copy is the Barnes and Nobles edition (nook) and comes with character list and lots of helps. @Liz_M (edited) 2y
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krismlars
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I remember hearing about this book when it came out but never got the chance to read it. I really enjoyed meeting the author and spending an evening at a cool cafe/bookstore.

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LibrarianRyan
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OMG! OMG! I need a sequel!

The Feed is a love story wrapped up in sci-fi, techno, and commercials. In a future world, where computers are integrated into our beings at birth, the Feed is life. You are never alone. You can have almost anything at a thought. But what of the price?

Full review on Goodreads.

#beatthebacklist #petrified #ChamberThreats

GondorGirl I picked up a copy of this at a library sale today, just because of your posts. 2y
Kimberlone Pretty sure I read this book way back in high school, but I have almost no memory of the plot. Maybe time to reread... 2y
LibrarianRyan @GondorGirl I hope u like it. I listened to the audio books but I was fixated. 2y
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UnidragonFrag The audiobook is SO good! I tried reading it and couldn't get into it, but the audio hooked me right in! 2y
minkyb This sounds like a nightmare. 2y
LibrarianRyan @minkyb it does. I find in general it's so like the fault in our stars, and then throw in the future world. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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I have done. I finished a second part of a 10 part reading challenge! (Okay, it's really 4 parts, but part 4 has 7 subsections. )

#beatthebacklist

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LibrarianRyan
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A long time ago I was told I needed to read a Feed. Luckily it was one of this summers free AudiobookSync titles. It's mesmerizing. I can't pay attention to my work. The feed is everything. People barely read or writ anymore. So, so good.

valeriegeary This book is amazing! 2y
LibrarianRyan @valeriegeary it so is. There are very few times I get sucked into an audiobook but this is one. ' 2y
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UnidragonFrag
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Highly suggest the audiobook! The thought of having tech in my head throwing ads at me all the time really freaks me out. I mean, the way the internet is entwined with everything NOW makes me uncomfortable. So I don't know. I loved Violet and that was just truly awful. Plus her dad 😔

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UnidragonFrag
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All of Titus' friends are wannabes. In fact, most of all humanity at this point are a bunch of #wannabe losers. This is NOT a future that sounds good to me. Man, poor Violet :(

#characters2017 @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I have this audio book to listen to too. 👍🏻🤓 2y
UnidragonFrag @LibrarianRyan these kids will make you feel bad for them for being so moronic haha - the audio is AWESOME though! The commercials are ridiculous but really set the mood. 2y
LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag I'll make it my next one then. I'm really bad at audiobooks but I try. 2y
UnidragonFrag @LibrarianRyan it's a quick listen! I'm almost done! I've only just started listening. They're good for cleaning haha 2y
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Lkardos12
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Didn't realize I was in the mood for a YA sci-fi dystopian, but this was awesome! Great on audio, as the "feed" felt legit.

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KGlibrarian
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The concept of Feed is an intriguing one: technology has taken over and people have information- streaming chips implanted in their brains. Consumerism, individuality, and intellectual stimulation are a few of the timely topics highlighted in the book. The plot and character development, though, is weak, and I found myself impatient for the story to end. For those who like dystopian fiction, Feed may deliver but it didn't grab me.

marissadan I agree completely! I read it in a Principles of Lit class, and it just fell flat for me. The dystopia seemed watered down, and it just wasn't my favorite. 1y
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I don't know where to start. The writing style wasn't really me, but it was unique and entertaining. The plot didn't grip me, but all of the nuances and messages through satire about technology and advertising were eerie. It was crazy how tied the characters were with consumerism and tv shows but yet didn't care about the environment, history, or the rest of society itself. I couldn't help but feel uncomfortable with the parallels.

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Leetha_rose
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"...I kept buying these things to be cool, but cool was always flying just ahead of me, and I could never exactly catch up to it."

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Leetha_rose
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"The teacher was a hologram that day. There had been some funding cuts. The school band was gone, and so were the alive teachers."

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Leetha_rose
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"When the President referred to the Prime Minister...as a 'big shithead,' what he was really trying to convey was...an American idiom used to praise people, by referring to the sheer fertilizing power of their thoughts...head was fertile, just full of these nutrients where ideas can grow. It really was a compliment."

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Leetha_rose
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"Because of the feed, we're raising a nation of idiots. Ignorant, self-centered idiots."

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Leetha_rose
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"They do these demographic studies that divide everyone up into a few personality types, and then you get ads based on what you're supposedly like. They try to figure out who you are, and to make you conform to one of their types..."

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Leetha_rose
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"...in other news, protests continued today against the American annexation of the moon. Several South American countries including Brazil and Argentina have submitted requests to join the Global Alliance in response. President Trumbull spoke from the White House. 'What we have today, with the things that are happening in today's society is...'"

President Trumbull. Incoherent speeches. FUTURISTIC SETTING. AH.