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1984 in Pop Culture

  1.    Watch the “1984” Apple commercial, directed by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, Gladiator, American Gangster), made in 1984.  

  1. Listen to the song “2+2 = 5” recorded by Radiohead in 2003 from the album Hail to the Thief.   Here are the lyrics:

Are you such a dreamer

To put the world to rights

I'll stay home forever

Where two and two always makes a five

I'll lay down the tracks

Sandbag and hide

January has April showers

And two and two always makes a five

It's the devil's way now

There is no way out

You can scream and you can shout

It is too late now

Because you're not there

Payin' attention (X4)

yeah I feel it, I needed attention

Payin' attention (X3)

Yeah I need it, I needed attention

I needed attention (X3)

Yeah I love it, the attention

Payin' attention (X3)

I try to sing along

But the music's all wrong

‘Cause I'm not (X2)

I'll swallow up flies?

Back and hide

But I'm not

Oh, hail to the thief (X2)

But I'm not (X4)

Don't question my authority or put me in the box

‘Cause I'm not (X2)

Oh go up to the king, and the sky is falling in

But it's not (X2)

Maybe not (X2)


  1. Watch the video “2+2=5” directed by Gastón Viñas.