Link Tank: Facts About George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell's 1984, Starfire versus Blackfire, the best memes of 2021 so far, and more in today's Link Tank!

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Check out some little-known facts about George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984.

“George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has given us a whole slew of shorthand phrases for dystopian or oppressive governments and surveillance, but even if you’ve already read about Winston Smith’s struggle against Big Brother, there are a few facts, stories, and theories about the novel that are worth a closer look.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

One of the most anticipated conflicts on Titans, Starfire versus Blackfire, has a long history in DC Comics.

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“In the upcoming season of DC’s Titans on HBO Max, we will see a clash between alien sisters. The pair, Starfire and Blackfire, have been fighting for years in the comics, but why is that? Well, let’s take a look.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

With how well-received WandaVision is, some wonder if The Falcon and the Winter Soldier can live up to its success.

“In their very own Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) will reckon with their erstwhile companion’s star-spangled legacy. But it’s not just their worthiness to wield Captain America’s proverbial (and literal) shield that’s on the line. There’s another question in play: can The Falcon and the Winter Soldier live up to the reputation WandaVision leaves behind?”

Read more at Inverse.

Apple is reportedly discontinuing the iMac Pro, but will sell their remaining supplies.

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“Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and will sell the ones it has left ‘while supplies last,’ according to a new message added to the desktop’s product page Friday. MacRumors first spotted the new notice on the iMac Pro’s product page and then confirmed with Apple that the device is being discontinued.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

We’re only three months into 2021, and this year has already produced a plethora of great memes. Check out the best memes of the year so far.

“The best way many web denizens have come up with to cope with how simply TERRIBLE this past year-and-counting has been is, well, to meme about it. As we’ve been spending more and more time hunched over in our home offices lately, we’ve had more than enough time to make jokes about pretty much anything that crossed our paths.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Apple is expecting to host a virtual event on March 23 showcasing a range of product updates.

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“The pandemic has meant Apple’s new product reveals aren’t done in front of a live audience, instead relying on video to show off the latest iDevices. The next one of those, in whatever form it takes, is thought to be happening on March 23.”

Read more at PCMag.