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Each morning, Wade goes through a work-out routine including sit-ups, crunches, push-ups, the works, because he had grown too fat to fit into his haptic suit, a full-body suit that lets its user feel the OASIS.
During his workout, he sings a variety of '80s songs, saying "having the right '80s song lyric memorized might save my avatar's life someday" (19.45). A bit of foreshadowing, perhaps?
To help the suit fit better, Wade's removed all his body hair. Even his eyebrows. Who knew the ideal of beauty in 2045 would be Whoopi Goldberg?