「金城武不只護樹,而且也沖好咖啡!看板中的專注製作咖啡的男子,濃眉、高挺的鼻子,以及輕皺眉頭,80%神似金城武。看來,這個廣告看板也趕搭上了金城武風潮。」

「金城武不只護樹,而且也沖好咖啡!看板中的專注製作咖啡的男子,濃眉、高挺的鼻子,以及輕皺眉頭,80%神似金城武。看來,這個廣告看板也趕搭上了金城武風潮。」

Monday, August 11, 2014

「金城武不只護樹,而且也沖好咖啡!看板中的專注製作咖啡的男子,濃眉、高挺的鼻子,以及輕皺眉頭,80%神似金城武。看來,這個廣告看板也趕搭上了金城武風潮。」

「金城武不只護樹,而且也沖好咖啡!看板中的專注製作咖啡的男子,濃眉、高挺的鼻子,以及輕皺眉頭,80%神似金城武。看來,這個廣告看板也趕搭上了金城武風潮。」






 
 
Hand-painted advertisement painting on side of new coffee shop in Chiayi City is attrating attention nationwide -- even worldwide via Twitter -- since the man in the painting looks like 金城武 to some people who have seen the painting and also because people are not sure if the man is smelling something with his nose close to the pitcher of milk or if he is sniffing SOMETHING-- impossible in Taiwan! -- or what exactly he is doing with his nose so close to his fingers and his hand! What do YOU think? 金城武

 it's a handpainted advertisement painting on the side of a new coffee shop in Tawian near my home. i saw the man painting it last week. I think the boss gave him a glossy photo of some magazine ad like in GQ or something and told the man to copy the photo for the wall painting, ...BUt....as the man was painting it on a ladder. he must have foreshortened the 3d elements of the barista and the pot of milk he was pouring in to the coffee so it looks like he is snorting SOMETHING! CUTe?

HERE IS NEW INFO The coffee name is "AI SE CAFE" (ICE COFFEE, GET IT?) in Chinese which means "I love coffee!" in English, Ai means LOVE aND sE IS A GRAMMAR SOMETHING AND cAFE IS COFFEE. OPENING SOON ON SHIN YEH SHIH LOO NEAR NANJING ROAD IN cHIAYI CITY. mAYBE sEPTEMBER GRAND OPENING

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 There are two men who were hired to do the painting. One is outside as seen here and inside there there is a long mural of Manhattan NYC street scene with people and cars, also cool. The two men are Chiayi residents named INFO SOON and INFO SOON and they are very friendly people. When I asked them if Takeshi Takemura was the model for the paintings here outside wall, they said "No, not exacttly, we just used out imagination, but some people have mentioned Takeshi's name to us, too. But no, we did not model the model in the painting after Takeshi. It is just a coincidence."

Comments

 ''ha, great painting! I wonder if it was intentional or an accident because they started from the bottom and made the hands too big? Maybe he was cold and wanted to warm his face with the steam from the warm frothy milk? ''

「金城武不只護樹,而且也沖好咖啡!看板中的專注製作咖啡的男子,濃眉、高挺的鼻子,以及輕皺眉頭,80%神似金城武。看來,這個廣告看板也趕搭上了金城武風潮。」

Sunday, August 10, 2014

气候小说在行动字号

气候小说在行动字号======================= 评论 邮件 纠错================ 2014-08-09 ==================== 来源:经济观察报================   李黎==============   当我们听到“气候小说”这个新分类的时候,脑海里第一会想到什么?《雪国列车》漫画里火车窗外严寒冰冻的世界,《后天》里被霜冻覆盖的自由女神像,还是《未来水世界》中的茫茫汪洋世间?伴随着全球变暖带给世界各地的极端天气出现得越来越频繁,以环境气候变化为主题的“气候小说”(cli-fi),这几年作为一种新型的类型文学正在美国涌现并畅销着。环境气候保护者甚至创造出了“气候小说”这一专门的名词。这一类型的小说通常以唤起公众对全球变暖危险性的认识为目的。在2014年7月29日的《纽约时报》上,几个专家再次就气候小说这个新类型文学展开专版讨论——有关气候变化的科幻小说和电影是否可以改变我们关于全球气候变化的应对方式。其实若是稍微留心,你会发现无论在文学界还是银幕上,人们对以气候为主线的故事已越来越关注。就像雨已经开始漫天落下,你的脑中会不断地涌现关于雨和伞的概念。==================   属于科幻小说吗,有何不同?科幻小说家韩松认为,气候小说不完全属于科幻,只不过目前出现的很大部分气候小说和科幻小说有重叠的范畴。有人把气候小说看作是科幻小说或者反乌托邦小说的一个子类,用比尔·查米迪斯的话来说就是:“本质上是一个由气候改变所摧毁的反面乌托邦世界。”它们通常和硬科幻类划在一起。 韩松提到了中国的一部气候小说——刘兴诗前几年出版的《喜马拉雅狂想》。刘兴诗老先生既是“硬科幻”类的作家,本身也是一位地质学家。他在书中提出的理念不完全是为故事而造,也是刘兴诗本人的一个怀疑性预言。在《喜马拉雅狂想》中,由于印度板块不停向北方西藏板块挤压,致使新第三纪犹存之古地中海消失,喜马拉雅山脉出现,并持续性增高,阻挡印度洋温暖潮湿气团进入山后。这致使了中国西部日趋干旱,河西走廊也变成了荒漠。倘若继续发展,大范围荒漠化将是不可回避的结果。两位23世纪的学者为了解决这一难题,回到古时楼兰的罗布泊、唐朝的青海腹地、汉朝的张掖古城等地考察,更穿越到公元2701年的喜马拉雅山前印度梅加拉亚邦考察……最终通过打通喜马拉雅山墙改变了这一灾变环境。==============   气候小说主要是以气候环境为主线,在2008年,一名环境气候保护激进分子 [DAN BLOOM] [丹·布鲁] 姆就创造出了“气候小说”(cli-fi)这个词。环境气候保护活动家们把气候小说,或者短篇的气候小说,看作是一种热门的新类型小说,这类小说的目的就是为了唤醒公众对全球变暖的危险性的认识。他们寄望于此类气候小说充满激情的叙事方式能够比枯燥的一串串科研数据更有效地促使人们尽快采取行动。正如《纽约时报》最近报道的,气候小说已经被美国一些大学用来吸引大学生们关注环境问题。=======================   然而正如韩松所说,气候小说并不完全是科幻范畴,也可以是纯文学,只要是以气候变化为故事的大背景和主线,都可以称之为气候小说。只不过目前出现在公众视野里为中国读者和观众熟悉的,大多属于科幻领域。除了近年出版的《喜马拉雅狂想》,韩松提到中国科幻小说的银河奖,这个在中国地位极高的文学奖第一届就颁给可以被划进气候小说领域的《勇士号冲向台风》,在上世纪七十年代末八十年代初,写的是中国探测器可以控制台风的故事。====   韩松说:“气候小说不仅限于科幻小说,中国前几年一直很盛行环境小说,主要是中国人提出来的这个概念,里面就很多有关气候的。气候小说应该是有环境小说的一个部分。环境小说也并不能说完全属于科幻。它跟科幻小说是交叉的。”哪怕是提供了一个气候背景,讲了一个纯文学或者是意识流的故事,也可以归类到气候小说吗?韩松说是的,但前提是气候一定是大背景或者是推动故事发展的决定性的因素,这样才算是气候小说。   之所以今天这么多人在探讨气候小说的概念范畴,因为这种界定的概念是重要的,韩松认为,这样就避免把很多不是写气候的小说归到其中去。比如很多中国历史小说,包括明代的一些帝王故事,认为中国历史上几次大危机都有气候变化的原因,气候大的变化导致了北方民族的入侵。比如是元朝和宋朝的几次气候变化,包括清朝,但这些就完全不属于气候小说的类型。   其实,把气候改变的影响设定在小说故事背景中已经有相当长的历史。比如1962年出版的 J.G.BALLARD 巴拉德的小说《被淹没的世界》(The Drowned World)。英国文学与环境研究协会主席艾德琳·约翰斯-普特拉教授在描述气候小说的发展趋势时说:“直到1990年代,还只有很少一部分小说把气候变化嵌入到故事背景中,但从2006年起,大约有150部和气候改变有关的小说印刷出版,其中至少有50本书是把气候改变作为中心主题。”   还有些人把气候小说看作一种完全自我独立的类别。英国《卫报》评论说,和科幻小说不同,气候小说聚焦于“一种迫在眉睫的急迫和严重的威胁而不是等待着去慢慢被发现”。按《基督教箴言报》的说法,气候小说差不多算是“文学”——言下之意科幻小说不是文学。许多科幻小说是纯粹的娱乐和逃避现实。   Climate Books -是一个推广气候小说这一概念的网站,由一家专门出版气候小说的小出版社出资资助,该网站的观点是:“气候小说的背景不一定总是设定在未来,也不总是启示录形式的预警。这个类型的文学应该拥有不羁的创意和创新性,既是对当前的反应又是前瞻性的,具有开放性结局的作品。”   这一新类型小说的成功很明显和它在媒体上被广泛讨论以及最近出版的气候小说通常都成为了畅销书有关。比如芭芭拉·金索佛的《飞行行为》(Flight Behavior),主要讲述由气候改变导致的美国东部阿帕拉契亚山脉数百万帝王蝶的入侵。一些大牌作家都已出版过气候小说,还有迈克尔·克里奇顿的《恐惧之国》(StateofFear)和伊恩·迈克埃文的《太阳能》(Solar)。还有刚进入这一领域正在追求成功的新作者,值得关注的有丹尼尔·克拉姆的《来自这里》(From Here)、纳撒尼尔·里奇的《迎战未来》(Odds Against Tomor-row)、保罗的 《终结者女孩》(The Windup Girl)。   气候小说日渐成为了学术研究的一个主题。哥本哈根大学的格里格斯·安德森最近在哲学博士学位论文中,探讨了小说和哲学中的全球变暖现象,分析了1977年到2014年间创作的40种不同的小说、短篇故事和电影,它们都把全球变暖作为了主题。安德森解析了气候小说是如何在公众中发挥作用的:它倾向于“夸大全球变暖所带来的后果,气候变化常常发生在一瞬间。气候小说的叙事中所描写的人物还能记得气候改变前的世界是什么样子的,虽然发生了巨变,但依然是以前他们所认识的那个世界   想象力有可能帮助我们找到气候变化的问题解决方案,随着时间的推移,全球变暖的持续,气候小说很有可能成为位居市场前列的畅销书,而且,气候小说作为一种图书类别,它所涵盖的内容将更加广泛,不仅包括气候改变,所有与导致气候变暖有关的令人担忧的问题都将被归纳到此类图书中:人口爆炸、过度工业化、过度城市化,等等。纽约时报关于气候小说的探讨中,牛津大学的SeánóHeigeartaigh认为好莱坞的全球变暖故事可能会误导大众。幸好cli-fi小说更加成熟可信。科学家 Heidi Cullen所说的那样:有关气候变化的个人故事可以改变人们的观念,让这些看上去高大上的问题更接地气。   (本篇图片均来自本报资料室)======   《迎战未来的几率》(Odds Against Tomorrow),主题是未来的纽约市被水淹没,成为水下城市之后人类该怎么生存。   加拿大女作家玛格丽特·阿特伍德(Margaret Atwood)的《洪荒年代》(The Year of Atwood),已出中文版。英国女作家丽兹·詹森(Liz Jensen)的《预见末日的女孩》(The Rapture),已有中文繁体字版英国作家伊恩·麦克尤恩(Ian McEwan)的《追日》(Solar),(由上海译文出版社出版),以从事气候变迁研究的科学家作为主角。美国女作家芭芭拉·金索弗(Barbara Kingsolver)的新作《飞行轨迹》(Flight Behaviour)中的故事就设在当今,女主角是对气候变迁一知半解的村妇,也并不预见未来的能力。,可以说是一部典型的文学小说,然而其中对气候变迁的探讨,却是十分认真的。《全球变暖的大骗局》:这部 BBC 电视拍拍摄的记录片采访了多位科学家,用大量证据否定了“人造全球气候变化”的说法,直指它为“当代最大的骗局”。影片指出:全球暖化的背后其实是一个由狂热的反工业化环保分子创造出来的高达数百亿美元的全球产业。《后天》:描绘了温室效应造成气候异变,地球陷入第二次冰河世纪的故事——一部灾难片的素质教育样板。它第一次真正引起了公众对温室效应所造成危害的反思。如果你准备走进戏院看《2012》,那不妨先看看它。《改变世界的六度》:国家地理频道在片中提出“六度理论”,认为六度的气温变化会引起后果不堪设想的灾害。全球野火和台风的数量也许会增加。某些地方的河川跟湖泊可能干涸,冰河也可能溶化。也有证据指出这种现象已经发生。

A Friendly, Open and Ensorcelled Letter to NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd

Dear Maureen,========================== Here's my long tweet: New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who has always been one of my favorite newspaper columnists at her newspaper, and is surely going to go down in journalism history as one of the best columnists of her generation, is in love with the word "ensorcelled." I just noticed this the other day when she used in a story about Clare Booth Luce, writing "she ensorcelled the married [army general in Europe during a Congressional junket in 1945....]============================ Like 99.9 percent of Dowd's readers, I had to look the word up, as I had NO IDEA of the meaning and I had never encountered such a word in my 65 orbits around the Sun so far. ========================== Then I googled ['Ensorcelled'' + Maureen Dowd"] and wow, over 154 uses the word appear under Dowd's byline since she first started writing for newspapers, although most of them appear in the Times. Really? 134? Well, maybe I am exaggerating for effect here, but you get the picture. She uses it as least 4 times a year, so do the math. And what does it mean?========================== It means "bewitched" or "enchanted" -- so why not just be clear and use those words. But no, Maureen loves that word and it might even be some kind of injoke or journalism newsroom joke or initiation rite or something but she uses it so often that it is out of the ordinary to use it that much. I love that she loves that word and uses it so often. I just want to know why?==================== So why, Maureen, why?===================== Sincerely,=================== Danny Ensorcelled-With-You Bloom======================= =

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Ensorcelled - Maureeen Dowd has used this word 165 times in her columns since 2002 - WHY SO OFTEN?

GOOGLE SEARCH HERE: http://www.google.com/search?q=ensorcelled+dowd+maureen&prmd=ivns&ei=tQvnU4rFMM3t8AW-5YHQBg&start=10&sa=N =================== Twitter / mike___e: Awesome word, Maureen Dowd/NYT: ... https://twitter.com/mike___e/status/72229647995252736‎頁庫存檔 22 May 2011 ... Awesome word, Maureen Dowd/NYT: "Queen Elizabeth ensorcelled (Ireland) ... last week" http://nyti.ms/l6ig1w (Def'n: http://bit.ly/iTyb56).==================== DOWD: A spy agency goes to war without any rules m.pressdemocrat.com/articles/130417-2042be0948.html‎頁庫存檔 17 Apr 2013 ... By MAUREEN DOWD ... Our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached president was ensorcelled by our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached war ... MODO WHIPPED | Daily Telegraph Tim Blair Blog - News.com.au blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/.../comments/.../P20 15 Sep 2009 ... Maureen Dowd is. ... when you were deflated and exasperated and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Admirable Abigail .Maureen Dowd . - Google News news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=20010629&id... Maureen Dowd . ... frail 15-year-old But he was soon ensorcelled by the avid poetry reader and valiant spirit, calling her his Diana and himself her Lysander. Robert Gibbs Does Not Think Much of Maureen Dowd - Yahoo News news.yahoo.com/robert-gibbs-does-not-think-much-maureen-dowd- 161625752.html 20 May 2013 ... Brzezinski: Did you see Maureen Dowd, Robert Gibbs, yesterday? ... time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. No Longer Broad Daylight And Brass Bands - Sun Sentinel articles.sun-sentinel.com/.../0504180231_1_fdr-corridors-new-deal‎頁庫存檔 April 19, 2005|MAUREEN DOWD THE NEW YORK TIMES ... an irresistible Grace Kelly-type who ensorcelled Tommy Corcoran -- against the wishes of Franklin ... Maureen Dowd | shigekuni. https://shigekuni.wordpress.com/tag/maureen-dowd/‎頁庫存檔 Posts about Maureen Dowd written by shigekuni. ... esoteric, and sometimes looks haughty or put-upon when he should merely offer that ensorcelling smile. Maureen Dowd: The Twitter Zone : Stltoday www.stltoday.com/.../maureen-dowd.../article_3a61a176-2134-5ebd-9afb- 9012d7ad6a42.html 7 Jul 2011 ... July 07, 2011 12:00 am • Maureen Dowd ... Ensorcelled once more by that inimitable, smoke-filled Serling voice, which is reassuring and ... 2013 May - A Southern Perspective wadesdixieco.com/2013/05/‎頁庫存檔類似內容 28 May 2013 ... For instance, acerbic columnist Maureen Dowd recently coughed up this ... smart, detached president was ensorcelled by our sophisticated, ... FARK.com: (7703943) Maureen Dowd compares drone strikes to ... www.fark.com/.../Maureen-Dowd-compares-drone-strikes-to-Angry-Birds- And-it-works‎頁庫存檔 17 Apr 2013 ... Our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached president was ensorcelled by our ... Nothing Maureen Dowd has ever said or wrote "worked". It's an F'd Up World - Log Date 25,233 | MyFDL my.firedoglake.com/db69/.../its-an-fd-up-world-log-date-25233/‎頁庫存檔 21 Apr 2013 ... The CIA's angry birds By Maureen Dowd — The New York Times ... Our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached president was ensorcelled by our ... Maureen Dowd: Obama, Legally Blonde? - About Jazz Forum forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?19400-Maureen-Dowd...‎頁庫存檔 Beyond his smooth-jazz façade, the reassuring baritone and that ensorcelling smile, the 45-year-old had moments of looking conflicted. Dowd Report: BaRocky dowdreport.blogspot.com/2009/09/barocky.html‎頁庫存檔 9 Sep 2009 ... Maureen Dowd has made many movie allusions about Barack Obama before. Everything from ... ensorcelled puerile ... Down with corporations! Why Maureen Dowd is Worse then Ann Coulter - Daily Kos www.dailykos.com/.../-Why-Maureen-Dowd-is-Worse-then-Ann-Coulter‎頁庫存檔 14 Feb 2007 ... Maureen Dowd appears to be an equal opportunity deflator of politicians whose keen eye reveals terribly ...... Today's word is "ensorcelling":. Maureen Down Not Impressed With Obama in Iowa Liberal Values liberalvaluesblog.com/.../maureen-down-not-impressed-with-obama-in-iowa/‎頁庫存檔 14 Feb 2007 ... Maureen Down Not Impressed With Obama in Iowa ... smooth-jazz façade, the reassuring baritone and that ensorcelling smile, the 45-year-old ... LESSONS OF LIFE- Backstage With Stephen Marley - Dope Magazine dopemagazineonline.com/lessons-life-backstage-stephen-marley/‎頁庫存檔 23 hours ago ... The eager crowd was ensorcelled by the rhythm, the melody, the ... Jr. Maureen's Freak Out “New York Times” columnist Maureen Dowd and ... "Dish It Out, Ladies" (The New York Times) - Global-Report News www.global-report.com/dowd/‎頁庫存檔 Maureen Dowd is a 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner, in the commentary category, .... an irresistible, dimpled Grace Kelly type who ensorcelled Tommy Corcoran ... Maureen Dowd has boyfriend trouble. | Regator - Curated Blog ... regator.com/p/215680468/maureen ... and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust." ... BERNARD CHAPIN: Maureen Dowd and the Left: All Race, All the Time. M.A.Peel: Mo and The Queen's Visit mapeel.blogspot.com/2011/05/mo-and-queens-visit.html‎頁庫存檔 22 May 2011 ... I'm not a fan of Maureen Dowd, and I am unmoved by the idea of ... "Queen Elizabeth, who ensorcelled the former colony on a four-day visit last ... The Twitter Zone - Opinion - lancasteronline.com lancasteronline.com/.../article_f7a15ae7-738f-55eb-b36f-64ce58f26831.html ?... 12 Sep 2013 ... MAUREEN DOWD, New York Times From our wire services | Updated 9 ... Ensorcelled once more by that inimitable, smoke-filled Serling voice, ... Rod Serling Is Still Relevant in Rod Serling Forum - Twilight Zone Cafe twilightzonewor.fr.yuku.com/topic/.../Rod-Serling-Is-Still-Relevant‎頁庫存檔 (Maureen Dowd is a syndicated columnist for The New York Times.) ... Ensorcelled once more by that inimitable, smoke-filled Serling voice, ... Althouse: Maureen Dowd has boyfriend trouble. althouse.blogspot.com/.../maureen-dowd-has-boyfriend-trouble.html‎頁庫存檔類似內容 9 Sep 2009 ... I suspect that all of Maureen Dowd's boyfriends have left her disappointed. ... Ensorcelled, puerile, somnambulant, Sisyphean, moribund. Ensorcell - Merriam-Webster Online www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ensorcell‎頁庫存檔類似內容 InuYasha tried to get the ensorcelled sword out of the rock, but only Kagome could ... I see Maureen Dowd must have become fond of the word: she writes on ... Op-Ed Columnist - Less Spocky, More Rocky - NYTimes.com www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/opinion/09dowd.html‎類似內容 8 Sep 2009 ... By MAUREEN DOWD ... Maureen Dowd ... and exasperated and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Maureen Dowd | Tom Barrett tombarrettwriter.com/tag/maureen-dowd/‎頁庫存檔 21 Jul 2014 ... reading a review by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times Book Review: ensorcelled. “She [Clare Boothe Luce] ensorcelled the married Lieut. Bewitched, Bothered, and Ensorcelled | The Weekly Standard www.weeklystandard.com/.../bewitched_bothered_and_ensorce.asp‎頁庫存檔 9 Sep 2009 ... The fate of Maureen Dowd's imaginary Obamic love life may rise or fall ... was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Maureen Dowd - "Less Spocky, More Rocky" - Free Republic www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2336912/posts‎頁庫存檔 10 Sep 2009 ... is that the “proactive” anecdote to a pic of maureen dowd? ... and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. ensorcell: Definition from Answers.com www.answers.com/topic/ensorcell‎頁庫存檔 Were voters in Iowa bewitched, bedazzled or ensorcelled (from the word " sorcerer")? New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported on Barack Obama's ... Robert Gibbs Does Not Think Much of Maureen Dowd - The Wire www.thewire.com/national/2013/05/...maureen-dowd/65401/‎頁庫存檔 20 May 2013 ... Brzezinski: Did you see Maureen Dowd, Robert Gibbs, yesterday? ... time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Soundbite: No, Maureen Dowd Is Not Describing Her Dating Life ... www.mediaite.com/.../soundbite-no-maureen-dowd-is-not-describing-her- dating-life/‎頁庫存檔 9 Sep 2009 ... Soundbite: No, Maureen Dowd Is Not Describing Her Dating Life ... time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust.”. "The C.I.A.'S Angry Birds" by Dowd, Maureen - International Herald ... www.questia.com/newspaper/1P2-36301524/the-c-i-a-s-angry-birds 18 Apr 2013 ... Newspaper article By Dowd, Maureen ... Our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached president was ensorcelled by our sophisticated, sleek, smart ... Presidential Pillow Talk | The Moderate Voice themoderatevoice.com/45805/presidential-pillow-talk/‎頁庫存檔 9 Sep 2009 ... Maureen Dowd, as usual, puts it in quasi-sexual terms, complaining that ... was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Reviews - The Effects of War on a Godless Dog Lover www.kbfugitt.com/index.php?p=3‎頁庫存檔 ... a Golden Globes party, therefore, but could not put it down at all in the last 100 pages). ... Become enraptured and ensorcelled by them. ... Maureen O'Connell Maureen | Justia Blawg Search blawgsearch.justia.com/search?page=4&query=Maureen Results 61 - 80 of 1964 ... Maureen Dowd says Christine O'Donnell, like Barack Obama, .... was running out , ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Words - Personal Web Sites... https://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/humor/words.htm‎頁庫存檔 26 Jan 2001 ... Ensorcelled: This excellent word was used by a witchfinder in 1541, and again by Maureen Dowd in 2001 in the newspaper, where the reading ... Maureen Dowd, "The C.I.A.'s Angry Birds" - JG, Caesarea jgcaesarea.blogspot.com/.../maureen-dowd-cias-angry-birds-after.html‎頁庫存檔 16 Apr 2013 ... _r=0), Maureen Dowd takes the CIA and the intelligence wing of the ... Our sophisticated, sleek, smart, detached president was ensorcelled by ... Asia Times Online Forums • View topic - Maureen Dowd Strikes ... spengler.atimes.net/viewtopic.php?t=16947&start=20‎頁庫存檔 Leave it to bitter and sour Maureen Dowd to skewer anyone in need of ...... Ensorcelled once more by that inimitable, smoke-filled Serling voice, ... FREEDOM EDEN: Maureen Dowd: What Might Have Been freedomeden.blogspot.com/.../maureen-dowd-what-might-have-been.html 17 Apr 2005 ... Maureen Dowd has missed her calling. ... fault of my cousin, Peggy, an irresistible, dimpled Grace Kelly type who ensorcelled Tommy Corcoran ... Quia - Class Page - Journalism 1, block 4 www.quia.com/pages/glamarche10/page3‎頁庫存檔 26 Mar 2010 ... Read Maureen Dowd's editorial "A Penny for My Thoughts." ... 1; Define and use in a sentence: deflate; exasperate; ensorcelled; elucidate; ... Thomas O. Mabbott as Teacher - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore www.eapoe.org/papers/misc1921/tom19810.htm‎頁庫存檔 Maureen Cobb Mabbott .... off-key baritone, the fragment of a ballad that had been handed down in his family from its early days in England. .... for the majority of his students were ensorcelled by this singular and charming man who [page 35:] ...

Knausgaard-free days debunked by Maria Bustillos at the New York Times Sunday Magazine

Norse Mythology

The third installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling six-volume novel, “My Struggle,” was published in English in May, spreading the outbreak of Knausgaard fever to the United States from Norway. 
Knausgaard-mania gripped that country so thoroughly that some Norwegian offices supposedly felt the need to ban all talk of his books on “Knausgaard-free days.” 

But the oft-repeated myth was recently ''debunked'' by the 24/7 blogger Danny Bloom, together with the ace Pacific Standard journalist Casey Cep. 

The Oslo literary critic Ingunn Okland concurs, as she looked into the matter in 2012, when the story first surfaced. 

“I talked with my colleagues in several newspapers,” she told the NEW YORK TIMES. “But none had heard of any domestic workplaces with Knausgaard-free days.” 

It most likely began as a joke — or wishful thinking — but conveniently morphed into a successful public-relations fib.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cli Fi Genre Awareness Increases Thanks To NYT

Cli Fi Genre Awareness Increases Thanks To NYT, Announces eReflect post: 

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1858598#ixzz2zC6oiJ7A

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Legal Issues of Posting Poorly Typed with Typos All over the Place and Caps and lowercase mixed up in an E-mail Correspondence on another's person's Blog Without asking permission of the email sender

Legal Issues of Posting Poorly Typed with Typos All over the Place and Caps and lowercase mixed up in an E-mail Correspondence on another's person's Blog Without asking permission of the email sender Published on August 19, 2014by ryancaldwell | 42 Comments My question is simple: If someone takes private email correspondence and, without asking permission, posts the other person’s email message to a blog, what is the legal status of that content? Does the person who has not granted permission have a legal case to bring against the person who posted the content of the e-mail message? Filed Under: Blogging Comment with Your Facebook Account Comments plagiarismtoday says: December 18, 2007 at 11:40 am Alright, when you’re dealing with email that is being posted to the Web, there are two issues that come up. Copyright and privacy. There is little doubt that you have copyright protection over your emails. Since it is a creative work and it is fixated into a tangible medium of expression, you hold the copyright interest in anything you send via email. However, by sending it via email, you offer a certain implied license for the other person to use that material. That implied license extends to any copying that would be a foreseeable and natural outcome of you sending the email. For example, you can’t send someone an email and then complain that they copied the email by pulling it down from their server or copying it when they reply to you. However, most seem to agree that the above implied license does not extend to posting it on the Web. By sending you an email, I have no reason to assume that it is going to be posted on your site as it is not a natural consequence. Therefore, most likely, the implied license will not cover that. There hasn’t been a case to test this that I know of, but I have not read a lawyer’s opinion that said otherwise. Besides, posting an email on a site is not a direct consequence of sending an email, it is an action taken by the recipient without the permission of the author. As always, this type of argument will be held up to a fair use test and anyone seeking to use email correspondence on their blog can mitigate this by quoting only what is necessary, making sure that the use is transformative, meaning that another work is created from it, and using it for commentary or criticism purposes. Those issues have to be taken case-by-case. The privacy issue is much more complex and, unfortunately, can’t be answered here. It will depend on five things. 1. The laws of the state(s) involved. 2. What was in the email. 3. What information was posted. 4. Whether or not the person who sent the email is a public figure. 5. Whether the judge likes you. The one thing that is critical here is that a person who thrusts him or herself into the public spotlight, for example, by running a site or introducing themselves into a major controversy, has fewer privacy protections than a regular citizen. This isn’t to say it wouldn’t be a privacy violation to pst something like this from a public figure, it would just be a harder privacy case to make. The real issue is what is in the email and what is posted. If it’s a rave review for a restaurant that is much different than posting my secret crush on Joan Jett (whoops). The bottom line is, whether it is an invasion of privacy is very much a moving target but it is a very dangerous game to play. There is one further side issue, defamation. If you quote someone from an email but only select certain portions and change the meaning of what is said, that can be considered defamation. Also, even if you quote someone entirely, if you don’t put the quote into context and it besmirches their reputation, that can also be considered defamation. All in all, I tell most who ask me to never post email correspondence on their site, it is too risky in too many ways. If someone does it to you, there are many potential avenues of attack and several ways it is actionable in court. Still, if you’re worried about email privacy, but a disclaimer in your footer indicating that this email is considered private and is not for republication. It really isn’t necessary for the most part, but is never a bad idea. Speaking of which, I probably need to change mine… Hope that this helps. If you have any further details you want to provide, I’ll gladly give a more detailed analysis. Jonathan Bailey – plagiarismtoday.com Reply Lani_Giesen says: December 19, 2007 at 1:24 pm Jonathan, often I see emails quoted without attribution. Does this cover the privacy issue at all and does it create further copyright issues? Blogging Personal ~ Arriving Soon. Reply nusuni says: December 19, 2007 at 10:26 pm Jonathan – perhaps a blog herald or PT post with a link to your post in a comment would have been sufficient One thing that may not apply in this case are NDAs (non disclosure agreements). I can see how an issue could pop up if you share an e-mail received from your employer who you signed an NDA with for certain things. For example – I’d imagine if you worked for a secretive company like Apple and posted one of the e-mails on your blog you’d probably get fired – or at least disciplined in some way. Also, I suppose if you stick a little “do not share this e-mail without prior written consent” in your e-mail sig you’d at least have some legal grounds for getting it removed – if it really was that important. Reply plagiarismtoday says: December 20, 2007 at 8:39 am Lani: Both defamation and privacy require that a third party be able to identify the person involved. That being said, you don’t necessarily have to name them just offer some means that any third party could identify who you are talking about. For example, if I said that I knew of a certain individual who (insert something really embarrassing here) later went on to become President of the United States in 2000. You would know that it is President Bush. Even if you don’t attribute the use, if someone, anyone, can figure out who it is about and would think less of them or learn private information they did not already know, there is a potential privacy or defamation issue. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about that person’s mother. As far as copyright issues goes, lack of attribution would hurt a fair use argument by showing an element of bad faith but it would not kill it outright. Other factors still weigh more heavily. However, it is a classic “dammed if you, dammed if you don’t” situation. Attribute well and you could raise a privacy concern that wasn’t there before. Don’t and it could be a copyright issue that wasn’t there prior. It is an unlikely scenario since you don’t always need attribution for fair use or identification of a party in a privacy lawsuit, but it could happen. Nusuni: Eh, just tack it on to my average 3000 words per day that I write, not counting email. But yes, you are right that an NDA is a separate issue that I failed to mention. As someone who has signed more than a few of those, I should have known better! If you sign an NDA, you definitely don’t want to be spreading around any email correspondence you have. Of course, at that point, you’re not delving so much into copyright and privacy issues as good old-fashioned contract law. However, you’ll know if you’ve signed an NDA as you will have literally signed it. An email, by itself, does not carry an NDA. Of course, if we reeeeeeaaaly wanted to mess this up, we could talk about whistleblower protections, trade secret issues and the various SEC regulations that swirl around the release of confidential financial data and insider trading. But, for the sake of myself and others reading this. I’ll take a pass on that right now unless there are specific questions. One could easily write a novel about the dangers of posting private correspondence to the Web… Jonathan Bailey – plagiarismtoday.com Reply Markus Merz says: December 20, 2007 at 8:59 am Declare your mail as not bloggable (better is) Without all the legal discussion surrounding it it looks simply cool and crispy Reply plagiarismtoday says: December 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm I like the form idea. However, I think I’ll plagiarize from some of my lawyer friends as I’d feel better going the slightly more formal route. I’ll ask around some and post whatever I get… Jonathan Bailey – plagiarismtoday.com Reply Markus Merz says: December 21, 2007 at 4:26 am Jonathan: Yes, some real advice how to act in advance will be appreciated. Another thing is the not blog savvy Joe Surfer stumbling across comment forms and wondering why his comments are suddenly public… A good comment policy is a similar issue. Here in Germany we just had a real case where a blogging journalist was punished because he did not immediately delete a harmful comment. The comment was posted at 03:00 and the blogger deleted the comment at 11:00. That didn’t help him! Reply KirkM says: December 21, 2007 at 7:19 am Just my two cents worth: This is definitely a touchy situation liking to what is said between friends and co-workers especially on a personal/unofficial basis. It’s usually taken that what you tell someone you know in an “offside” manner will not be repeated to others unless said friend or co-worker asks if he/she can “pass this on” or you indicate such. I have in the past published excerpts or full content from emails I had received that I thought would make a a good post but only after I asked permission to do so from the sender of that email. To do otherwise shows a complete lack of character and discretion on the part of the publisher. Unfortunately, unless there are laws specifically tailored to such cases (do we censor our friends if we find that they have passed on a personal conversation to others?) it seems that it’s much the same as private conversations between friends and co-workers, trusting the other to keep it between the two of you. Beyond contacting the perpetrator and letting them know that publishing content from an email you sent without your express permission after the fact or as previously suggested, adding a disclaimer at the bottom of said correspondence, I don’t believe there’s any specific legal precedence for taking action against the publisher. In the matter of passing on/leaking “inside information” on strict business matters, this is an entirely different thing of course.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2 Legal Issues of Posting Poorly Typed with Typos All over the Place and Caps and lowercase mixed up in an E-mail Correspondence on another's person's Blog Without asking permission of the email sender

Legal Issues of Posting Poorly Typed with Typos All over the Place and Caps and lowercase mixed up in an E-mail Correspondence on another's person's Blog Without asking permission of the email sender

Friday, April 11, 2014

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY on SHOWTIME, climate wars

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/showtime_series_uses_star_power_to_drive_home_the_truth_about_our_warming_w/

Paul Biba in Taiwan: An American editor makes his first visit to the colorful nation which is NOT a part of communist CHINA

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WHEN PAUL BIBA SPEAKS, THE WHOLE WORLD LISTENS: An American addresses the Taiwanese Parliament (which was empty at the time) in Taipei in 2014 -- before the student SUNFLOWER MOVEMENT started and occupied the room for 24 days, of course

PAUL tells this blog: As part of a wonderful tour to Taiwan, I, the sole American of the group, can be seen here in this photo standing at the Legislative Yuan Speaker's podium in the Taiwan parliament. We were given special admission by the Taiwan government.  That's Mr Sun Yat-sen in the photo in the background.

PAUL BIBA is a former Editor-in-Chief of  TeleRead.com

For curated ebook, epublishing and elibrary news follow him on Twitter: @paulkbiba

NOTES FROM AN EMAIL EXCHANGE WITH THIS BLOGGER

The trip to Taiwan, and the visit to Kinmen island, was absolutely fascinating, especially considering my age, 69, as I remember the conflicts Taiwan had at Kinmen island with communist China in the 1950s.  You should try to get there and see some of the national parks.. I bought a kitchen knife made from the steel of the shells that the Chinese communists  fired at free and independent Taiwan.  A piece of history.

If someone takes private email correspondence and, without asking permission, posts the other person’s email message to a blog, what is the legal status of that content? Does the person who has not granted permission have a legal case to bring against the person who posted the content of the e-mail message?

If someone takes private email correspondence and, without asking permission, posts the other person’s email message to a blog, what is the legal status of that content? Does the person who has not granted permission have a legal case to bring against the person who posted the content of the e-mail message?

DID GEORGE BUSH FORMER USA PRESIDENT REALLY PAINT THOSE OIL PAINTINGS BY HIMSELF 100 PERCENT OR DID HE HAVE SOME AHEM HELP FROM HIS TWO PAID ''TEACHERS''?

i wonder if Bush really painted those paintings all by himself or if his teachers sort of like outlined the facesand facial features for him. ahem. you cannot learn to do polished oil paintings like this in two years. i call a bit of a post presidential wink wink fakery here. did Bush really paint those 50 portraist all by himself with NO assistance from his two nicely PAID "teachers"? has anyone looked into this potenial fakery?------------------------i smell a fish here, something fishy.... the truth will come out some day...just as writers have ghostwriters and presidents have ghost writers for their memoirs there is a good chance that Bush had ghost painters to help him with this show.....yes or no? ....if you see any links let me know. I love the paintings but i just dont believe he did them ALL BY HIMSELF WITH NO HELP FROM HIS PAID TEACHERS. YOUR POV?....there is so much fakery is USA NOW that it would not surprise me if BUSH merely filled in the outlines his "teachers" did for him.