The Prisoner is a British television show originally aired between 1967 and 1968. It has become an enduring cult classic in television history. This is the fifth episode entitled The General.
In this episode, Number Six is used to test a new speed learning technology which instills three years worth of college into your mind in just three minutes, by watching a television screen. Ultimately he learns that a massive supercomputer which knows everything is teaching the course.
The computer is ultimately destroyed by asking it a single word question: “why?”
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.