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George Orwell

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    (June 25, 1903-January 21, 1950)
    Wrote '1984' and 'Animal Farm'
    Birth name was Eric Arthur Blair
    Died of tuberculosis at 46 years old

Why he might be annoying:

    He constantly questioned history.
    He felt that the official/authorized history is written one sided.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His primary goal was to attack totalitarians.
    He coined the phrase 'Big Brother is watching you.'
    He fought against fascists in Spain (1937).
    He said the language of politics '...is designed to make lies sound truthful' which he called 'Newspeak.'
    He adopted a son.
    1984 was a reversal of 1948, the year he wrote the book.
    He developed the scary idea of thought police and thought crimes.
    He said: 'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.'

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 25 Votes: 12.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 9 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 129 Votes: 44.96% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 100 Votes: 42.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 238 Votes: 61.34% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 26 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 62 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 57 Votes: 38.60% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 72 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 109 Votes: 49.54% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 99 Votes: 35.35% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 93 Votes: 35.48% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 187 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 268 Votes: 41.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 451 Votes: 43.02% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 598 Votes: 42.81% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 939 Votes: 42.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 39463 Votes: 77.93% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9228 Votes: 44.25% Annoying