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Trying to find books I remember:
This is bugging me. All I remember is the rough plot of the story. I think it was a short story rather than a novel and it may have been made into a film. anyway. The USA has made all people equal by trying to bring everyone down to the lowest level. Fit, athletic people wear heavy weights all the time, beautiful people wear masks, smart people wear head phones that make noise to confuse them. the main character is a bit too smart and is sent to see someone official who then secretly sends him to a club where clever people play smart games and some times take off the headset/weights. This is a way the government recruits clever people to actually run the country. the man joins up but for some reason decides to rebel and ends up on the television trying to show the everyday people how good it would be if they didn't all wear masks and head sets that made them stupid. Then the head of the organisation turns up and kills him. and everyone forgets because of the head sets. any ideas what story that is?
Atlas Shrugged: The Abridged Version. But more seriously: With this kind of question, you should go to You Know That Show? — that's the special department for helping out with things like this.
edited 7th May '12 8:05:37 AM by LordGro
It's perfectly possible to admire building a cannon to destroy the moon, whilst lamenting the act of destruction.
Great and PowerfulHarrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Thunder, Perfect MindI was about to say that. But yes, Harrison Bergeron would be it.
Thanks for that. I'll look harder for the right place next time.
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