Michael Jackson

Madness 3

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Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups.

–- Friedrich Nietzsche

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個人通常正常, 團體通常瘋狂.

明星, 就是介乎兩者之間的東西.

–- Me

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2009.06.29 Monday ACHK

史記二

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十九歲時,他從長安出發,足跡遍及江淮流域和中原地區,所到之處考察風俗,採集傳說

At the age of twenty, with the support of his father, Sima Qian started a journey throughout the country, collecting useful first-hand historical records for his main work, Shiji. The purpose of his journey was to verify the ancient rumors and legends and to visit ancient monuments, including the renowned graves of the ancient sage kings Yu and Shun.

究天地之際,通古今之變,成一家之言

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— Wikipedia

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2009.06.26 Friday ACHK

Harvey Dent 2

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[To Gordon] You’ll hunt me. You’ll condemn me. Set the dogs on me. Because that’s what needs to happen. Because sometimes … the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

– The Dark Knight

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2009.06.25 Thursday ACHK

Charlie Kaufman

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Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier my hair wouldn’t be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m a walking cliche. I really need to go to the doctor and have my leg checked. There’s something wrong. A bump. The dentist called again. I’m way overdue. If I stop putting things off I would be happier. All I do is sit on my fat ass. If my ass wasn’t fat I would be happier. I wouldn’t have to wear these shirts with the tails out all the time. Like that’s fooling anyone. Fat ass. I should start jogging again. Five miles a day. Really do it this time. Maybe rock climbing. I need to turn my life around. What do I need to do? I need to fall in love. I need to have a girlfriend. I need to read more. Improve myself. What if I learned Russian or something, or took up an instrument. I could speak Chinese. I’d be the screenwriter who speaks Chinese and plays the oboe. That would be cool. I should get my hair cut short. Stop trying to fool myself and everyone else into thinking I have a full head of hair. How pathetic is that. Just be real. Confident. Isn’t that what women are attracted to? Men don’t have to be attractive. But that’s not true. Especially these days. Almost as much pressure on men as there is on women these days. Why should I be made to feel I have to apologize for my existence? Maybe it’s my brain chemistry. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me. Bad chemistry. All my problems and anxiety can be reduced to a chemical imbalance or some kind of misfiring synapses. I need to get help for that. But I’ll still be ugly though. Nothing’s going to change that.

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— Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation. (何必偏偏玩謝我)

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2009.06.24 Wednesday ACHK

旅程2

天國之旅

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我們跨進天國大門的一刻, 將會發現, 我們所走過的既有叢叢荊棘橫阻, 又有朵朵野百合開遍的旅途, 原來不在天國之外, 而恰恰就是伊甸園裏最曲折危險但也最美麗動人的一條幽徑.

— Mr. Lee, edit by Me

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2009.06.22 Monday ACHK

Dog

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

— Mark Twain

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2009.06.17 Wednesday ACHK

Change the world

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The silent treatment was a punishment I didn’t fully understand until years later in life. That’s how you change the world. Not by arguing with people. Certainly not by screaming at them. You do it by ignoring them.

— Jeff Atwood

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2009.06.14 Sunday ACHK

大英百科全書

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大英百科全書,是一種你可以買回家,但不需要翻,只要擺在書架上,就可以讓別人覺得你很有知識,很有學問的一套書。為了因應愛裝懂協會顧客的需要,大英百科推出只有書殼的簡易版,讓沒有內涵卻愛裝懂的人士可以輕鬆的炫耀家中的收藏。

— 偽基百科

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2009.06.10 Wednesday ACHK

Ig Nobel Prize

搞笑諾貝爾獎

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和平獎(2004)

頒給日本兵庫縣的井上大佑,表彰其發明卡拉OK的成就,因為這提供了一種全新的方式讓人們學習如何容忍彼此。

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經濟學獎(2005)

授予美國麻省理工學院的高里·南達,他發明了會逃跑並躲起來的鬧鐘,除非你找到它才會停止鬧鈴聲,這個發明可以有效的挽回公司因為遲到員工而減少的工作效率,所以獲得經濟獎。

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和平獎(2006)

授予英國威爾斯梅瑟蒂德菲爾地區(Merthyr Tydfil) 的科學家哈沃德·史泰波頓(Howard Stapleton)。 他研製出了一種裝置,可以發出只有青少年能聽到、但大多數成年人卻聽不到的高音頻。利用這一技術,史泰波頓發明了一種用來驅趕不良青少年的高音喇叭,這樣成年顧客可以不受干擾地在商店內購物。此外,他又用同一原理發明了只有青少年聽得到,老師卻不能發覺的手機鈴聲,避免了青少年和老師在使用手機上發生的爭論。

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— 維基百科

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2009.06.08 Monday ACHK

溫家寶

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2008年接受CNN專訪時,溫家寶坦誠六四事件和民主有關。

— 維基百科

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Wen Jiabao: I always tell people that sometimes I may not tell what is on my mind, that as long as I speak out what is on my mind, the words are true.

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Zakaria: I will take advantage of your kindness and ask you a question that many people around the world wonder about. There is a very famous photograph of you at Tiananmen square in 1989. What lesson did you take from your experiences in dealing with that problem in 1989?

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Wen Jiabao: I believe that while moving ahead with economic reforms, we also need to advance political reforms, as our development is comprehensive in nature, our reform should also be comprehensive.

I think the core of your question is about the development of democracy in China. I believe when it comes to the development of democracy in China, we talk about progress to be made in three areas:

No. 1: We need to gradually improve the democratic election system so that state power will truly belong to the people and state power will be used to serve the people.

No. 2: We need to improve the legal system, run the country according to law, and establish the country under the rule of law and we need to view an independent and just judicial system.

No. 3: Government should be subject to oversight by the people and that will ask us, call on us to increase transparency in government affairs and particularly it is also necessary for government to accept oversight by the news media and other parties.

There is also another important aspect that when it comes to development of democracy in China, we need to take into account China’s national conditions, and we need to introduce a system that suits China’s special features, and we need to introduce a gradual approach.

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— CNN interview

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2009.06.06 Saturday ACHK