Everybody was finally equal, it was tragic, but George and Hazel couldn't think much. Hazel had perfectly average intelligence, so she could only think in short bursts. George was above normal and had a mental handicap radio. This device every 20 seconds or so sent a sharp noise would rattle his brain stopping him from thinking
The couple were watching ballerinas. The dancers, of course, were average. They wore masks to cover their beauty and wore weights so the none of them could dance gracefully. The stronger the dancer the more weights she wore.