For 5 extra credit POL points, between now and when we finish F451 in two weeks: Post (here) a news article about something in our modern world that is eerily similar to Fahrenheit 451, and comment on the essential human need/weakness, or the virtue missing in our society. Make sure you don't repeat an article/situation someone else has already posted.
Example: The Anger Room. Check out this business, where people pay to wreck things. Somehow sounds appealing, and at the same time is straight out of Fahrenheit - the "Car Wrecker" and "Window Smasher" places that Clarisse's peers frequent. This highlights the human need to release intense emotion, and our society's tendency to ask people to repress - and then they need to explode.