Thug Notes is definitely our favorite web series at the moment. After we saw Dr. Sparky Sweets' analysis of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' which quickly became a viral hit, we went back and watched all the other Thug Notes videos. Now '1984' by George Orwell is added to the Thug Notes canon.

We think this book is just as relevant as ever; after all, sales of the book did spike on Amazon after Edward Snowden leaked all those secrets about the NSA. Does giving away your freedom in order to be free remind anyone else of doublethink? Needless to say, we can't wait for the next one.