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Comment author: lessdazed 16 September 2011 08:51:55PM *  3 points [-]

The quote is from Orwell's 1984. The proles are generally ignorant, but good at tracking lottery numbers because it is a game. That's right, I just generalized from fictional evidence!

I figured if people are going to complain about the Burns quote, I'd give them something to really complain about. Wrong book with a date as a title, wrong author of an Odyssey, wrong language.

Fantasy sports is a great example of where this would be useful, and I can't think of a better analogy.