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日本漢字


【心得】日文漢字的個人解讀

「戸」(戶)「啓」(啟)「歩」(步)「眞」(真)「咲」(笑)「叶」(協)「坂」(阪)「嶋」(島)「惣」(總)「脇」(脅)「姉」(姊)「冴」() 「圀」(國)「楳」(梅)「堺」(界)「国」(國)「総」(總)「徳」(德)「様」(樣)「頼」(賴)「来」(來)「弥」(彌)「剣」(劍)「竜」(龍) 「冨」(富)「渊」(淵)「恵」(惠)「塁」(壘)「区」(區)「渓」(溪)「学」(學)「亜」(亞)「沢」(澤)「渋」(澁=澀)「摂」(攝)「伝」 (傳)「仮」(假)「芸」(藝)「畑」=「畠」「榊」「彅」


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亞(亜) 惡(悪) 爲(為) 逸(逸) 榮(栄) 衞(衛)
謁(謁) 圓(円) 緣(縁) 薗(園) 應(応) 櫻(桜)
奧(奥) 橫(横) 溫(温) 價(価) 禍(禍) 悔(悔)
海(海) 壞(壊) 懷(懐) 樂(楽) 渴(渇) 卷(巻)
陷(陥) 寬(寛) 漢(漢) 氣(気) 祈(祈) 器(器)
僞(偽) 戲(戯) 虛(虚) 峽(峡) 狹(狭) 響(響)
曉(暁) 勤(勤) 謹(謹) 駈(駆) 勳(勲) 薰(薫)
惠(恵) 揭(掲) 鷄(鶏) 藝(芸) 擊(撃) 縣(県)
儉(倹) 劍(剣) 險(険) 圈(圏) 檢(検) 顯(顕)
驗(験) 嚴(厳) 廣(広) 恆(恒) 黃(黄) 國(国)
黑(黒) 穀(穀) 碎(砕) 雜(雑) 祉(祉) 視(視)
兒(児) 濕(湿) 實(実) 社(社) 者(者) 煮(煮)
壽(寿) 收(収) 臭(臭) 從(従) 澁(渋) 獸(獣)
縱(縦) 祝(祝) 暑(暑) 署(署) 緖(緒) 諸(諸)
敍(叙) 將(将) 祥(祥) 涉(渉) 燒(焼) 奬(奨)
條(条) 狀(状) 乘(乗) 淨(浄) 剩(剰) 疊(畳)
孃(嬢) 讓(譲) 釀(醸) 神(神) 眞(真) 寢(寝)
愼(慎) 盡(尽) 粹(粋) 醉(酔) 穗(穂) 瀨(瀬)
齊(斉) 靜(静) 攝(摂) 節(節) 專(専) 戰(戦)
纖(繊) 禪(禅) 祖(祖) 壯(壮) 爭(争) 莊(荘)
搜(捜) 巢(巣) 裝(装) 僧(僧) 層(層) 騷(騒)
增(増) 憎(憎) 藏(蔵) 贈(贈) 臟(臓) 卽(即)
帶(帯) 滯(滞) 瀧(滝) 單(単) 嘆(嘆) 團(団)
彈(弾) 晝(昼) 鑄(鋳) 著(著) 廳(庁) 徵(徴)
聽(聴) 懲(懲) 鎭(鎮) 轉(転) 傳(伝) 都(都)
嶋(島) 燈(灯) 盜(盗) 稻(稲) 德(徳) 突(突)
難(難) 拜(拝) 盃(杯) 賣(売) 梅(梅) 髮(髪)
拔(抜) 繁(繁) 晚(晩) 卑(卑) 祕(秘) 碑(碑)
賓(賓) 敏(敏) 冨(富) 侮(侮) 福(福) 拂(払)
佛(仏) 勉(勉) 步(歩) 峯(峰) 墨(墨) 飜(翻)
每(毎) 萬(万) 默(黙) 埜(野) 藥(薬) 與(与)
搖(揺) 樣(様) 謠(謡) 來(来) 賴(頼) 覽(覧)
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壘(塁) 類(類) 禮(礼) 曆(暦) 歷(歴) 練(練)
鍊(錬) 郞(郎) 朗(朗) 廊(廊) 錄(録)

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不粗製濫造價格反可下調 ?


正確的主張, 也得有正確的論據.

教科書價格可下調 [文滙 2008-07-23]

彭智文 資深教育工作者

 根據消委會調查顯示,本年度小學教科書平均加價百分之六點六,而中學則為百分之七點四,升幅高於通脹。於是,有關教科書價格這個老問題又引起社會人士的廣泛關注。如何解決書價過高的問題呢?教育局局長孫明揚建議成立由書商、學界、政府官員等組成的委員會,亦考慮推行電子教科書。筆者從事教育工作十多年,我們要知道,選書權不在於家長,問題在於「學校」與「書商」兩方面,再者,電子教科書成本不菲,作為輔助尚可,在短期內,根本無法取代傳統課本。對於教科書價格問題,筆者有以下四點看法:

 第一,出版社應向校方提供教科書價格資料,而校方選書時應考慮書價問題。一直以來,學校採用哪家出版社的課本,多由每科的科主任諮詢任教老師後投票決定。一般來說,出版社提供樣書時,不會提供書籍的價格供教師參考。筆者認為,教師選書,除了以內容深淺、教材鋪排、其他配套作考慮外,應把價格列為考慮因素之一。而出版商有責任向校方披露擬定的售價。


世上有一種東西叫聯手訂價, 或變相聯手訂價.



調低書價 學校出版商都有責任

 第二,出版商不應附送「多餘」的光碟或過多的輔助教材。不難發現,教科書成本上漲,在於三方面:一是紙價上升;二是提高裝潢和設計等素質;三是把配套光碟、為學校提供的支援(如建立教學網頁、贈送學校投影機、軟件等)的成本轉嫁給消費者。依筆者所見,不少出版社隨書附送的光碟每每只是把書本的資料「搬到」光碟去,又或粗製濫造,甚至一些送給學校的教學光碟也如是,在實際教學方面是用不上的。這間接令書價上升,亦浪費資源。出版社每每把樣書連多媒體教學配套、教師用書等包裝成一個「工具箱」,送給選書的學校,學校或會覺得這出版社配套多,因而心動。筆者希望老師在決定是否選擇該課本時,當要仔細分析這些所謂的配套是否真的對教學有助益,方作選擇。


粗製濫造尚且如此, 不粗製濫造價格反而更平? 世上沒有這種便宜東西吧.

 第三,學校應拒絕出版社直接或間接贈送教學文儀用品。出版社為求得到學校的青睞,各出奇謀,有些出版社對學校開出條件,若學校採用其課本,則「借用」實用投影機、電腦產品等文儀給學校使用。雖美其名「借用」,但出版社最終多送出這些產品。筆者認為,為了避免瓜田李下,或可能的違規違法行為,學校應嚴正拒絕這些優惠。只要所有學校拒絕這些優惠,出版社自然不會在這方面投放資源。如是者,相信書價亦會隨之下降。


時有所聞, 然而偶有出貓者即成人辦, 並非風行的慣例. (小學似乎較嚴重)

 第四,有關每年改版的問題。隨香港社會的急劇轉變,教科書每年改版在所難免。但改版或修訂未必須要重印教科書,只要附件形式作補充便可。


不存在這個問題. 教育局明文規定三年內不得改版. 有些科目五六年也改不了版.

 總而言之,各大出版商應實事求是,應明白營商以外尚有社會責任,以教科書內容素質為要,包裝為次,下調價格並非沒有可能的。(文匯論壇)


若真以「內容素質為要,包裝為次」恐怕更貴.

須知道, 文章有價----雖然收錢的不一定是寫作人.

竟斗膽自稱「資深」, 奇聞?

當機立斷


When your computer hangs, shut it down.

詩篇131 (馮象譯本)


馮象:馬尿、理性與譯經:

此詩意象,由「心」而「眼睛」而「靈」(喻整個的人,非指與肉體對立的靈魂,那是後世的觀念),長短節拍交替,風格柔婉,尤其以斷奶的孩兒依偎母親設喻,溫馨感人:


耶和華啊,我的心不驕傲,
我的眼睛不高;
那些大事超出我的能力,
奇巧,我不敢奢求。
不,我的靈已平和已安寧,
宛若斷奶的孩兒
偎在母親懷抱,我的靈
彷彿那孩兒恬靜。

願以色列向耶和華翹盼,
從今天直至永遠。


所以你看,譯經一半是學問,一半是創作。創作靠什麼?靠生活經驗、想像力,靠技藝和靈感。一句話,不能太理性,循規蹈矩。



《智慧書》,馮象譯注,牛津大學出版社/香港,2008年5月。


延伸:
* 栗子樹, 評馮象〈上帝是甚麼性別?〉

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學英文


駐白宮記者協會 2006年晚會上 Stephen Colbert 的演講

一面看transcript, 一面聽video, 一面看Colbert老兄怎樣兜口兜面揶揄小布殊, 痛快哉. 比聽歌學英文更精采.

I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.

我相信,最好的政府就是大無為的政府,而照此準則,最好最好的政府,我們樹立了----在伊拉克。


The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday.

總統先生最令人景仰的是,夠堅定,立場一清二楚,絕不搖風擺柳。他星期一認為怎麼樣,到星期三也認為怎麼樣----那管它,星期二發生了甚麼。


* The video is available in youtube and g-video,
* Transcript of the speech in wikisource (quoted below),
* and an analysis on the speech in wikipedia



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Full transcript:

Stephen Colbert's address to the White House Press Correspondents Dinner
by Stephen Colbert


STEPHEN COLBERT: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Before I begin, I've been asked to make an announcement. Whoever parked 14 black bulletproof SUVs out front, could you please move them? They are blocking in 14 other black bulletproof SUVs and they need to get out.

Wow. Wow, what an honor. The White House Correspondents' dinner. To actually sit here, at the same table with my hero, George W. Bush, to be this close to the man. I feel like I'm dreaming. Somebody pinch me. You know what? I'm a pretty sound sleeper -- that may not be enough. Somebody shoot me in the face. Is he really not here tonight? Dammit. The one guy who could have helped.

By the way, before I get started, if anybody needs anything else at their tables, just speak slowly and clearly into your table numbers. Somebody from the NSA will be right over with a cocktail. Mark Smith, ladies and gentlemen of the press corps, Madame First Lady, Mr. President, my name is Stephen Colbert and tonight it's my privilege to celebrate this president. We're not so different, he and I. We get it. We're not brainiacs on the nerd patrol. We're not members of the factinista. We go straight from the gut, right sir? That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book.

Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works. Every night on my show, the Colbert Report, I speak straight from the gut, OK? I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. I call it the "No Fact Zone." Fox News, I hold a copyright on that term.

I'm a simple man with a simple mind. I hold a simple set of beliefs that I live by. Number one, I believe in America. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states. And I cannot wait to see how the Washington Post spins that one tomorrow. I believe in democracy. I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit.

In fact, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, welcome. Your great country makes our Happy Meals possible. I said it's a celebration. I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.

I believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. I believe it is possible -- I saw this guy do it once in Cirque du Soleil. It was magical. And though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Jewish or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe it's yogurt. But I refuse to believe it's not butter. Most of all, I believe in this president.

Now, I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

So, Mr. President, please, pay no attention to the people that say the glass is half full. 32% means the glass -- it's important to set up your jokes properly, sir. Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash. Okay, look, folks, my point is that I don't believe this is a low point in this presidency. I believe it is just a lull before a comeback.

I mean, it's like the movie "Rocky." All right. The president in this case is Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed is -- everything else in the world. It's the tenth round. He's bloodied. His corner man, Mick, who in this case I guess would be the vice president, he's yelling, "Cut me, Dick, cut me!," and every time he falls everyone says, "Stay down! Stay down!" Does he stay down? No. Like Rocky, he gets back up, and in the end he -- actually, he loses in the first movie.

OK. Doesn't matter. The point is it is the heart-warming story of a man who was repeatedly punched in the face. So don't pay attention to the approval ratings that say 68% of Americans disapprove of the job this man is doing. I ask you this, does that not also logically mean that 68% approve of the job he's not doing? Think about it. I haven't.

I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.

Now, there may be an energy crisis. This president has a very forward-thinking energy policy. Why do you think he's down on the ranch cutting that brush all the time? He's trying to create an alternative energy source. By 2008 we will have a mesquite-powered car!

And I just like the guy. He's a good joe. Obviously loves his wife, calls her his better half. And polls show America agrees. She's a true lady and a wonderful woman. But I just have one beef, ma'am.

I'm sorry, but this reading initiative. I'm sorry, I've never been a fan of books. I don't trust them. They're all fact, no heart. I mean, they're elitist, telling us what is or isn't true, or what did or didn't happen. Who's Britannica to tell me the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say it was built in 1941, that's my right as an American! I'm with the president, let history decide what did or did not happen.

The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday. Events can change; this man's beliefs never will. As excited as I am to be here with the president, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America, with the exception of Fox News. Fox News gives you both sides of every story: the president's side, and the vice president's side.

But the rest of you, what are you thinking, reporting on NSA wiretapping or secret prisons in eastern Europe? Those things are secret for a very important reason: they're super-depressing. And if that's your goal, well, misery accomplished. Over the last five years you people were so good -- over tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming. We Americans didn't want to know, and you had the courtesy not to try to find out. Those were good times, as far as we knew.

But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know - fiction!

Because really, what incentive do these people have to answer your questions, after all? I mean, nothing satisfies you. Everybody asks for personnel changes. So the White House has personnel changes. Then you write, "Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!

Now, it's not all bad guys out there. Some are heroes: Christopher Buckley, Jeff Sacks, Ken Burns, Bob Schieffer. They've all been on my show. By the way, Mr. President, thank you for agreeing to be on my show. I was just as shocked as everyone here is, I promise you. How's Tuesday for you? I've got Frank Rich, but we can bump him. And I mean bump him. I know a guy. Say the word.

See who we've got here tonight. General Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff. General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They still support Rumsfeld. Right, you guys aren't retired yet, right? Right, they still support Rumsfeld.

Look, by the way, I've got a theory about how to handle these retired generals causing all this trouble: don't let them retire! Come on, we've got a stop-loss program; let's use it on these guys. I've seen Zinni and that crowd on Wolf Blitzer. If you're strong enough to go on one of those pundit shows, you can stand on a bank of computers and order men into battle. Come on.

Jesse Jackson is here, the Reverend. Haven't heard from the Reverend in a little while. I had him on the show. Very interesting and challenging interview. You can ask him anything, but he's going to say what he wants, at the pace that he wants. It's like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is.

Justice Scalia is here. Welcome, sir. May I be the first to say, you look fantastic. How are you? [After each sentence, Colbert makes a hand gesture, an allusion to Scalia's recent use of an obscene Sicilian hand gesture in speaking to a reporter about Scalia's critics. Scalia is seen laughing hysterically.] Just talking some Sicilian with my paisan.

John McCain is here. John McCain, John McCain, what a maverick! Somebody find out what fork he used on his salad, because I guarantee you it wasn't a salad fork. This guy could have used a spoon! There's no predicting him. By the way, Senator McCain, it's so wonderful to see you coming back into the Republican fold. I have a summer house in South Carolina; look me up when you go to speak at Bob Jones University. So glad you've seen the light, sir.

Mayor Nagin! Mayor Nagin is here from New Orleans, the chocolate city! Yeah, give it up. Mayor Nagin, I'd like to welcome you to Washington, D.C., the chocolate city with a marshmallow center. And a graham cracker crust of corruption. It's a Mallomar, I guess is what I'm describing, a seasonal cookie.

Joe Wilson is here, Joe Wilson right down here in front, the most famous husband since Desi Arnaz. And of course he brought along his lovely wife Valerie Plame. Oh, my god! Oh, what have I said? I -- Je -- minetti (sp?). [looks horrified] I am sorry, Mr. President, I meant to say he brought along his lovely wife Joe Wilson's wife. Patrick Fitzgerald is not here tonight? OK. Dodged a bullet.

And, of course, we can't forget the man of the hour, new press secretary, Tony Snow. Secret Service name, "Snow Job." Toughest job. What a hero! Took the second toughest job in government, next to, of course, the ambassador to Iraq.

Got some big shoes to fill, Tony. Big shoes to fill. Scott McClellan could say nothing like nobody else. McClellan, of course, eager to retire. Really felt like he needed to spend more time with Andrew Card's children. Mr. President, I wish you hadn't made the decision so quickly, sir.

I was vying for the job myself. I think I would have made a fabulous press secretary. I have nothing but contempt for these people. I know how to handle these clowns. In fact, sir, I brought along an audition tape and with your indulgence, I'd like to at least give it a shot. So, ladies and gentlemen, my press conference.

BEGINNING OF "AUDITION TAPE"

Colbert shows a video of a mock press conference. It opens with an empty podium. Colbert's head rises from behind the podium until Colbert is standing at the podium. He addresses the assembled Washington press corps.

COLBERT: I have a brief statement: the press is destroying America. OK, let's see who we've got here today.

COLBERT (acknowledging various reporters): Stretch! (David Gregory nods)

Sir Nerdlington! (reporter nods)

Sloppy Joe! (reporter nods)

Terry Lemon Moran Pie! (Terry Moran nods)

Oh, Doubting Thomas, always a pleasure. (Helen Thomas smiles)

And Suzanne Mal -- hello!!

(Suzanne Malveaux stares at Colbert, looking unhappy. Colbert mimics putting a phone to his ear and mouths "call me.")

REPORTER: Will the Vice President be available soon to answer all questions himself?

COLBERT: I've already addressed that question. You (pointing to another reporter).

REPORTER: Walter Cronkite, the noted CBS anchor, . . .

COLBERT (interrupting): Ah, no, he's the former CBS anchor. Katie Couric is the new anchor of the CBS Evening News. Well, well, how do you guys feel about that?

You, tousle-haired guy in the back. Are you happy about Katie Couric taking over the CBS Evening News?

DAN RATHER: No, sir, Mr. Colbert. Are you? (Laughter)

COLBERT: Boom! Oh, look, we woke David Gregory up. Question?

DAVID GREGORY: Did Karl Rove commit a crime?

COLBERT: I don't know. I'll ask him.

(Colbert turns to Rove) Karl, pay attention please! (Rove is seen drawing a heart with "Karl + Stephen" written on it.)

GREGORY: Do you stand by your statement from the fall of 2003 when you were asked specifically about Karl, and Elliott Abrams, and Scooter Libby, and you said "I've gone to each of those gentlemen, and they have told me that they are not involved in this." Do you stand by that statement?

COLBERT: Nah, I was just kidding!

GREGORY: No, you're not finishing. You're not saying anything! You stood at that podium and said . . .

COLBERT (interrupting): Ah, that's where you're wrong. New podium! Just had it delivered today. Get your facts straight, David.

GREGORY: This is ridiculous. The notion that you're going to stand before us after having commented with that level of detail and tell the people watching this that somehow you've decided not to talk. You've got to . . .

(Colbert is seen looking at three buttons on the podium, labeled "EJECT," "GANNON" and "VOLUME." He selects the "VOLUME" button and turns it. We see Gregory's lips continue moving, but can't hear any sound coming out.)

COLBERT: If I can't hear you, I can't answer your question. I'm sorry! I have to move on. Terry.

TERRY MORAN: After the investigation began, after the criminal investigation was underway, you said . . .

(Colbert presses a button on the podium and fast-forwards through most of Moran's question.)

MORAN (continuing): All of a sudden, you have respect for the sanctity of a criminal investigation?

COLBERT (seen playing with rubber ball, which he is bouncing off attached paddle): No, I never had any respect for the sanctity of a criminal investigation. Activist judges! Yes, Helen.

HELEN THOMAS: You're going to be sorry. (Laughter)

COLBERT (looking vastly amused, mockingly): What are you going to do, Helen, ask me for a recipe?

THOMAS: Your decision to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thousands (Colbert's smile fades) of Americans and Iraqis, wounds of Americans and Iraqis for a lifetime.

COLBERT (interrupting): OK, hold on Helen, look . . .

THOMAS (continuing): Every reason given, publicly at least, has turned out not to be true. My question is, why did you really want to go to war?

COLBERT (again interrupting): Helen, I'm going to stop you right there. (Thomas keeps talking.) That's enough! No! Sorry, Helen, I'm moving on. (Colbert tries to turn her volume off, but the knob falls off his controls.)

(Various reporters start shouting questions at Colbert.)

COLBERT (agitated): Guys, guys, please don't let Helen do this to what was a lovely day.

(Reporters keep shouting at him.)

COLBERT (putting his fingers over his ears and shouting in a high-pitched voice): Bllrrtt! No, no, no, no, no. I'm not listening to you!

Look what you did, Helen! I hate you!

(Helen Thomas glowers at Colbert.)

COLBERT (frantic): I'm out of here!

(Colbert pulls back the curtain behind him, desperately trying to flee. He says, "There is a wall here!" The press corps laughs. Colbert has difficulty finding a door from which to exit the room, echoing Bush's experience in China. He finally finds the door and hurries through it.)

COLBERT: It reeks in there! Ridiculous! I've never been so insulted in my life! Stupid job.

(Colbert continues walking away. We hear sinister-sounding music playing. We see Helen Thomas walking behind Colbert.)

(Colbert looks behind him, sees Thomas, and starts running.)

(Colbert trips over a roller skate. He yells "Condi!" We see a close-up of Helen Thomas' face, looking determined and angry. Colbert, increasingly panicked, gets up and continues running, running into a parking garage. He reaches an emergency call box, and yells into it.)

COLBERT: Oh, thank God. Help me!

ATTENDANT: What seems to be the problem, sir?

COLBERT: She won't stop asking why we invaded Iraq!

ATTENDANT: Hey, why did we invade Iraq?

COLBERT: NO!!! (runs toward his car)

(We see Helen Thomas, still walking toward him.)

(Colbert reaches his car, and fumblingly attempts to open it with his key. He is in such a desperate hurry that he fumbles with the keys and drops them. When he picks them up, he looks back and Helen is even closer. In his frantic rush, Colbert just can't get the key into the lock.)

(Just as his anxiety is getting completely out of control he suddenly remembers that he has a keyless remote -- so he just pushes the button on the keychain and the car unlocks immediately with the usual double squeak noise. Colbert jumps in and locks the door, and continues to fumble trying to start the car. He finally succeeds, and looks up to see Helen standing in front of the car, notepad in hand.)

COLBERT: NO!!! NO!!!

(Colbert puts the car into reverse and drives off, tires squealing. Thomas smiles.)

(Colbert is shown taking the shuttle from Washington, D.C. to New York. A car and driver are waiting for him at Penn Station. The uniformed man standing alongside the car opens the door and lets Colbert in.)

COLBERT: What a terrible trip, Danny. Take me home.

(The driver locks the doors, turns around, and says, "Buckle up, hon." IT'S HELEN THOMAS!!!)

COLBERT (horrified face pressed against car window): NO!!!

END OF "AUDITION TAPE"

STEPHEN COLBERT: Helen Thomas, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Smith, members of the White House Correspondents Association, Madame First Lady, Mr. President, it's been a true honor. Thank you very much. Good night!

g~投票


g~留言於 陳方安生的「拉衫尾」論

丫,今日梁啟智係明報寫左篇「當政情版變成娛樂版」,寫左我部份講既野。佢講供,我其實就一直講埋供求–報紙寫深小小,寫多小小,係有人願意睇既 (頂,我係上面個post冇,不過一路係其他地方都有喇)。

當然,其實我講既重點都係,選民明唔明白香港政治環境,報紙作為中介亦冇真係將香港既政治呈現比選民睇(即係梁啟智講既野喇)。最後,香港人唔信政治,香港周街都係政治犬儒。

(上面衣段,係重點呢)

再講多小小。早兩年(甚至而家都係),好多人鬧立法會議員「小小都做唔到」,所以唔會投票。

去到近兩年,好多報紙講「分組點票機制」之後,就開始有人會話「係而家制度下立法會議員係做唔到野架喇。所以,支持長毛社去攪局鬧下政府都好」。

不過,講到尾,其實議員點「做唔到野」都好,都要審好多bill﹖近排講歧視講警監講空氣相關既條例,其實都係要班議員開好多次會認真咁審。又不過,幾多人有留意,其實班議員係「要做野」﹖

如果有選民話,「我投余若薇,係因為我知道立法會議員係要審bill或監察政府,甚至好似張超雄個隻利用議員身份做好多推動社會既野,所以我要一個專業人士做議員」。係咁既話,非常之好。不過,幾多人會話到比你聽,除左形象上,或好抽象既「監察政府」之外,我點解會支持某人﹖

(當然,唔打咁多字。選民同政治人冇溝通,選民、政黨同傳媒都有責任。不過,我衣度講既係,前兩者覺得唔需要或冇渠道同對方溝通[經典事例--睇余大狀網頁,就知佢有幾重視任何溝通既方法],後就作為溝通媒界就….睇返梁啟智寫咩)

而家公民黨,其實就係行緊民主黨九十年代初個條路—-當年就我掛隻鴿出黎就會羸 (我見到隻鴿就會投)。至於你真係做緊咩有咩政策立場有咩願景,我鬼知 (可能睇開孫柏文既就知,佢地支持某種形式既最低工資;其他人,幾多人知)。

(丫,其實呢,你講曾國豐做到野呢,你淨係講個次選舉咋麻﹖至於貝理雅,講得好–貝理雅當日推動工黨爆炸式改革,之後巡迴整個英國,親自話比選民聽佢有咩改革,嘗試說服工黨既選民佢提出既願景係咩)

丫,最後,補多句﹕冇錯,有普選的話可能可以改變政治生態。不過,而家冇丫麻。而係咁既情況之下,民建聯其實真係好強勁又好PK咁利用到衣個生態—-佢地一路都將立法會區議會化,一個立法會議員要做「地區工作」,要「做實事小說話」。

佢地,手法以至所有野都真係仲PK過泛民—-政治智慧除外。

往事知不知


李叔同, : (2:10--3:40)

哀遊子煢煢其無依兮,在天之涯。惟長夜漫漫而獨寐兮,時恍惚以魂馳。夢偃臥搖籃以啼笑兮,似嬰兒時。母食我甘酪與粉餌兮,父衣我以綵衣。月落烏啼,夢影依稀,往事知不知?汨半生哀樂之長逝兮,感親之恩其永垂。

哀遊子倀倀而自憐兮,弔形悲影。惟長夜漫漫而獨寐兮,時恍惚以魂馳。夢揮淚出門辭父母兮,嘆生別離。父語我眠食宜珍重兮,母語我以早歸。月落烏啼,夢影依稀,往事知不知?汨半生哀樂之長逝兮,感親之恩其永垂。


1. 汨/汩? (瀄汨/汩徂?)
2. 倀倀/愴愴?

Labels:

配色分類


咭片皇, 配色分類

106套色系, 106個名字, 真虧他這麼有心機為色系逐一配上名字, 而且不少都很貼切. 不知出自誰的手筆, 不知是否從網上抄來, 總之原作者的殷勤真令人佩服----不過要是可能, 刪去那個「的」字行嗎?

編號33 窗明几淨 clear:


當然, 也不乏R爆頭的例子.

手機爆米花, etc.


1. Pop corn et téléphone: c'est une pub

這魔術的竅妙, 真是想不通.


2. 3d animations
Minuscule - La coccinelle
Baginski - fallen art


3. 一本政經, 馬家輝, 孫中山有沒有放棄美國護照?

引文出處: 唐德剛《晚清七十年:(伍)袁世凱,孫文與辛亥革命》

BTW:
關於孫中山, 不能不讀 黃宇和《孫逸仙倫敦蒙難真相:從未披露的史實》

501小書評:

讀歷史其中一個有趣的地方在於它夠荒謬、夠「騎呢」,有時比時下的八卦週刊更富娛樂性、更精彩。 就如今次所講的"國父倫敦蒙難記"。

在連串支持者的「造神運動」下,孫先生也知道倫敦被擄記將是他的翻身作,清國使館也想極力淡化事件,所以在描述該事件時,各方都不免加鹽加醋,加上自己的「創意」 ......






4. 讀與食, 餐桌上考你智力的遊戲 (peg puzzle)

a simple one (flash)

some statistics: danobrien

feynman


0. Richard Feynman, What is science?



1. 康來昌, 好戲散場-介紹理查費曼




2. 百度知識, 科學究竟是什麼?

科學究竟是什麼?
懸賞分:0 - 解決時間:2005-8-1 19:35
提問者: 好問寶寶 - 魔法學徒 一級

最佳答案
對科學下嚴謹的定義很困難。我來介紹一下1965年諾貝爾物理學獎得主費曼對科學的看法。一般所說的科學,指以下三者,或兼而有之:

1,導致科學發現的具體方法
2,源於科學發現的具體知識
3,由於某些科學發現,人類因而能做或者正在做的新事情,簡單的說,就是科技

報紙雜誌上談得最多的其實是第三項,科學家最關注的是第二項,亦即那些發現有關的理論和定律,對於普通人而言,科學方法也許更為重要。

科學方法建基於觀察和實驗。因為藉觀察和實驗所能檢驗到的個案始終有限,所以科學知識實際上是無法完全證實的。但是,科學知識可以通過證偽的方式得到提升:由於反例出現而否定某個判斷。

回答者:畢達哥拉斯 - 魔法學徒 一級 8-1 19:33



3. 科學的價值

費曼眼中的科學與哲學:

費曼認為,科學有三大價值。其一,科學提供給我們許多實用的好東西,這在前科學時代只能在神話裏才能想像。其二,科學令我們享受智力上的娛樂,毫無疑問,這正是費曼最看重的價值,但卻難免會招來質疑,尤其當現代科學越來越需要大把燒錢之時。人們不由得要問:難道納稅人的錢就是為了滿足某些科學家們的智力探 險活動?對此,費曼的回答是,請思考一下什麼是社會責任,若社會有必要滿足其中的每一個人合理正當的追求,那麼,科學享樂就和任何其他事情同等重要了。更何況,這種少數人的智力享受卻為整個人類生活帶來無數好處。正是在此意義上,費曼強調,教育的目的不是為了傳授知識,而是激發驚奇。就此而言,費曼的父親儘管沒有修過教育學理論,但他卻深諳教育之道,那就是努力激發孩子的求知欲。其三,科學從不許諾我們有絕對正確的知識,相反,科學總是告訴我們懷疑的價 值。科學的這一精神價值,其重要性一點都不亞於它的實用價值,可惜人們對它的關注卻很少。


同事談到kelper, 問題是他為甚麼不餓死.

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