Saturday, July 28, 2007

忽然的快樂

忽然我會莫名的感到快樂,例如:

在書展中的攤位裡擺著一個「Keroro軍曹」的背囊。 小男孩,大概是六七歲吧,踏步進來便發現了它,急步衝向前,回頭向母親興奮匯報,「媽咪! Keroro 呀! 」,拿起背囊在看,一邊在模仿卡通片中軍曹在思索侵掠地球時的吟沉,「KeroKeroKeroKeroKeroKeroKero......」的呢喃超過半分鐘不斷,終於他媽媽忍不住,「Shut Up!」的叫了出來,孩子就立時靜下來。

每次想到這對母子的對話,雖未至笑出來,但總是會有些快樂開心的感覺油然而生。

我有一本教會的紀念冊。 翻開它,一邊是一句聖經,另一邊是相片。 其中一頁印著,「有情吃蔬菜,勝於無情食肥牛。(箴言15:17)」,寥寥數字,我卻是覺得非常有趣。 「食肥牛」,很有打邊爐把剛灼熟的牛肉送到口中,火熱燙舌,連連呵出熱氣的感覺。 很形象化的這三個字。

由於它實在有趣,於是急忙找出聖經英文版,非一窺它原文不何。 原文道,"Better to eat vegetables with people you love than to eat the finest meat where there is hate." (Good News Bible, Today's English Version)

Well,這就全沒「打邊爐」的感覺了,很平淡,還是中文版的有「神」來之筆。

基於我對「食肥牛」這相對市井的用字有出奇的興趣,這幾天我一有空便想到它,甚至要讀出來方才過癮,換來卻是妹妹說的,「阿媽,你個仔好煩呀!」。

快樂的感覺,就是如此,非常不可理喻。

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

童玩一

今期 Acoustics Bulletin Vol 32 轉載了 "The Journal of the New Zealand Acoustical Society Vol 19" 中的一篇文章 "A Brief History of the Speed of Sound - L. Hannah (2006)"。

很可惜這文在網上沒得看。 文的前半我看得津津有味,後半太深了沒心理去理解。

為找出聲音之速度,十五世紀有科學家做過這樣的實驗:

The first explicit mention of sound velocity appears to be by Francis Bacon. He discussed the possibility of comparing the velocity of sound with that of light (which he knew at the time to be immeasurably high) by comparing the time taken for the sound of a church bell to travel one mile (1.6km) with that taken by simultaneous light signal (an interrupted light taper) over the same distance, by using his own pulse as the timing mechanism......


讀到這裡我想起在兒時(大概是中一二吧)玩過的類似遊戲,計算行雷的位置。 玩法是以閃電的出現為基準,看到閃電後開始計時直至聽到雷聲為止,由時間的差距計算出地域的距離,用這距離作半徑在地圖上打圈,偉大的結論便是打雷的地方就是在圓周上發生了。 遊戲的構思便是這樣,但我總是算不來。

地圖的另一個玩法是坐標颱風的位置。 在沒有上網的年代,這些都是很好玩的。

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

大老遺事

近日江湖有傳部門大老將於月後解甲歸田,組織中人去人留本是常事,不過是次大老的傳聞令人倍感興趣,因為才不久前傳他是獲組織續約的。

由於兩個傳聞內容前後矛盾,兼事出突然,不禁使人聯想到大老之解甲會否和發生了「頭條新聞」有關。 問責乎? 為組織犧牲乎?

大老在江湖是有名堂的,業內開山第一代,從前在敵陣亦是攪得有聲有色,成為各派中的翹楚。 有傳他棄暗投明的使命之一,就是要移植過往成功的一套到組織裡去(這當然是組織領袖的order 及主觀意願啦)

上述說的都是傳聞,孰真孰假,暫無外人知曉。 但出於個人善良意願我是想將它們聯在一起。 這樣看起來聽起來像會壯烈些,一個落泊的改革者,總好過一個被炒的「打工仔」。

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大老的故事使我想起軼事二則:

組織大佬曾說:「唔。 中國歷史實在太深厚了,你借用什麼制度來管理也不成,總要靠自己創一套出來。」

在石人的《七十年朝野異聞(1910-1980)》中有這樣一個故事: 康有為老了,他想回復青春活力,他又確信男人活力之源源自胯下之物,要固本者非動它不可。 想了又想,有什麼似人又整天都是雄糾糾的? 對! 是猩猩了。 於是便找來醫生為他換上牠的丸丸。 後來? 結果? 當然是康聖人一命嗚呼啦!

所以移植這東西,你說多恐佈呢~~

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注:大老與大佬是不同的。

Thursday, July 19, 2007

進化多一千年都學不來

書展就來了! 可以想像是一堆新書又會買回來。 望到書櫃中的書,尤其是上年書展買回來又未有多看過的書,不無慚愧。 所以近日呢,盡下人事抽些時間揭揭它們啦。

昨晚看的是賈德.戴蒙的《第三類猩猩》,書的引言 (對! 用了一年時間,我只是看了引言和導讀部份) 指出人類的DNA 其實和非洲叢林中的兩款猩猩十分相似,作者斷然如果有外星人訪問地球,它們一定要把我們,人,和牠倆放在同一個位置。 「人」喎? 有甚麼高貴與巴之閉!

人是由猿猴進化而來,需要是機遇、時間與努力。 這是我說的。

經過戴蒙哥的點引,今天讀到一篇由國內發出的通告時,另有一番震撼與感想。 這東西其實幾好睇,因為好好笑,用上港式俚語便是「正」也。 現節錄一小段如下:
2007年是全面落實科學發展觀、加快構建社會主義和諧社會、保持國民經濟又好又快持續健康發展的關鍵一年。 也是黨和國家安全生產一系列方針政策措施的「落實年」,是重點行業領域安全整治的「攻堅年」。......

做詩般的引言,氣勢真是「含含聲」,但文章內容不過叫人注重安全,多檢查就等於會安全些 (按: 此乃組織 concept)。

每次讀到這些氣勢磅礡的通告,我便會想起《國產零零漆》司令的竹籮,上的文件。 阿漆與「含含聲」們都是籮上的滄海遺珠,一見你就笑。

Sunday, July 08, 2007

it feels so empty without me

回家後整晚也沒有看電視,卻是在看 youtube。 由「蚌的啟示」看起,關正傑、陳百強林珊珊小虎隊林子祥...... 看著想著按著,一看便看了三個多鐘,最後我 link 到的是 Eminem 的 「Without Me」。 有個時期我有個親戚是可以同步跟他 rap ,這樣我是覺得很型的。

五年過後仍是過癮。 一齊 rap 下啦。

Scratches]

[Beat Changes]

[Eminem]
Two trailer park girls go round the outside,
round the outside, round the outside.
Two trailer park girls go round the outside,
round the outside, round the outside.

[Eminem]
Wooo!

[Female Voice]
“Ooooohhhhh!”

[Eminem]
Guess who’s back, back again
Shady’s back, tell a friend
Guess who’s back, guess who’s back,
guess who’s back, guess who’s back,
guess who’s back, guess who’s back,
guess who’s back…
Duh da
Da um, da um, da um, da um, da um, da um, da um,
Duh da
Da um, da um, da um, da um, da um, da um, da um,

I’ve created a monsta, ‘cuz nobody wants to
See Marshall no more, they want Shady,
I’m chopped liver.
Well, if you want Shady, this is what I’ll give ya
A little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor
Some vodka that will jumpstart my heart quicka
Then a shock when I get shocked at the hospital
By the doctor when I’m not cooperating
When I’m rockin’ the table while he’s operating “Hey!”
You waited this long to stop debating
‘Cuz I’m back, I’m on the rag and ovulating
I know that you got a job Mrs. Cheney
But your husband’s heart problem is complicating
So the FCC won’t let me be
Or let me be me so let me see
They tried to shut me down on MTV
But it feels so empty without me
So come on dip, bum on your lips
Fuck that
Come on your lips and some on your tits,
And get ready ‘cuz this shit’s about to get heavy
I just settled all my lawsuits, “Fuck you Debbie!”

Chorus:
Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
‘Cuz we need a little controversy,
‘Cuz it feels so empty without me
I said this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
‘Cuz we need a little controversy,
‘Cuz it feels so empty without me

Little hellions, kids feelin’ rebellious
Embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis
They start feelin’ like prisoners, helpless,
‘Til someone comes along on a mission and yells “BITCH!”
A visionary, vision is scary, could start a revolution,
Pollutin’ the air waves
A rebel,
So let me just revel and bask,
In the fact that I got everyone kissin’ my ass
And it’s a disaster, such a catastrophe
For you to see so damn much of my ass, you asked for me?
Well I’m back (Da Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) fix your bent antenna
Tune it in and then I’m gonna enter
up and under your skin like a splinter
The center of attention back for the winter
I’m interesting, the best thing since wrestling
Infesting in your kids ears and nesting
“Testing: Attention Please!”
Feel the tension soon as someone mentions me
Here’s my 10 cents, my 2 cents is free
A nuisance, who sent, you sent for me?

(Chorus 2x)

Verse 3:
A tisk-it a task-it,
I go tit for tat with anybody who’s talkin’ this shit, that shit
Chris Kirkpatrick, you can get your ass kicked
Worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards,
And Moby?, you can get stoned by Obie,
You 36 year-old bald-headed fag blow me
You don’t know me, you’re too old
Let go, it’s over, nobody listens to techno
Now let’s go, just give me the signal
I’ll be there with a whole list full of new insults
I been dope, suspenseful with a pencil
Ever since Prince turned himself into a symbol (knife scrapes)
But sometimes the shit just seems,
Everybody only wants to discuss me
So this must mean I’m disgusting,
But it’s just me I’m just obscene
Though I’m not the first king of controversy
I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley,
To do Black music so selfishly
And use it to get myself wealthy (Hey!)
There’s a concept that works
20 million other white rappers emerge
But no matta how many fish in the sea
It’ll be so empty without me

(Chorus 2x)

(Sung twice:)
Chemie-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

“Kids!”

Sunday, July 01, 2007

拾年

漫天長雨,是這樣才使我忽然有了些「回歸」的感覺。 十年前的天氣,就是如此,連綿不斷的雨下個不停。

十年前的回雞,有兩件事印象是很深刻。 第一件是買電視。 不記得是96年何時,我家的電視就是懷了,但是一直沒有去買,主要原因只是一日推一日,沒有買到。 所以很長時間我家都是沒有電視得看,很多香港大事,鄧小平死呀、江握手呀、董健華當選呀,我都只是在沒有動態畫面的媒體中聽到看到。 直到回雞前夕(30/06),我家才立起決心買電視去。 到了電器鋪,選好了型號,卻沒得立即送貨,電視還是我抬回家的,還記得店員見狀說的一句:「咁趕? 睇回歸乎?」

第二件事發生在暑期工的地方。 那年我在一家冷氣工程公司工作,負責沒有什麼,每天只是伴著小小工程師或是冷氣師父行行企企。 那年頭,公司接了很多大學的維修工作,我得出入科大的臨海圖書館。 在長梳化上睡覺,或在把弄電動圖書櫃,那裡彷彿是我的大遊樂場。 還有公司出了一部傳呼機給我,我一生也不會忘記從褲襠裡 call 機傳來的第一次顫動,真是會嚇人一跳的。 另外還有荃灣的「家樂福」,我在那裝修地盤留了整個月,每天流離浪蕩的不知如何打發時間。 有時老板會駕車來,把我們接到另一個工作地方去,我最記得便是在車上跟他朋友說的一句:「依家洗「一餅野」(一萬圓)真係好似洗「一餅野」(一圓)咁。」

還有還有,是梨花帶雨的彭麗思(雅思?) 。 十年,真的彷如彈指。

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慶回雞,有《香港始於有你》,還有《福佳始於有你》,兩者聽起來都沒什麼特別感覺,後者於我而言更是有點奄悶。 要唱愛國歌,為可不能有星加坡的水準? 在右旁 radio blog 中的「We will get there」 便是 sing for singapore 2002 的歌,好聽很多呢! 歌詞於萬里之外的香港還是應境兼實際得多。



We Will Get There

Singer: Stefanie Sun
Music & Lyrics: Dick Lee

Remember the days we sat out together with faith?
Remember the times so fine
When we thought that nothing could stand in our way?
Then things weren't the same. The life that we knew had to change
We've struggled through the darkest storms.
We thought we couldn't tame
Together we've tried as we stood side by side
I knew we'd build a new world, a world of hope forever after

(Chorus)
Deep in my heart I just know right from the start we will grow
Look where we are we've come so far
And there's still a long long way to go
All of my heart I will care. I'll play my part, I will share
With family and friends together we'll stand
And in the end, hand in hand, we will get there

So now we begin, working together to win
Believing in trust, it must be possible to overcome anything
There's so much to do. There's so much we can contribute
By sharing just a little love we will start again a new
So why don't we try? If we stand side by side
I know we'll build a new world, a world of hope for ever after

(Chorus) (Repeat)

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還要感謝 Youtube,讓我可完整重溫這幕:



阿超齡王子個樣...... 真係好似食左酸梅乾咁。

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雞者,可解作「炒」、「被終結」也。 所以回雞,即回復被雞前的狀況,中國翻閹香港是也!