2016年12月19日 星期一

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The woman who rejected Donald Trump’s sexual advances — referred to as “Nancy” in an obscenity-laced video obtained by The Washington Post — has been identified as Nancy O’Dell.

President Obama & The White House advocate for the Formosans and enable their complaints to be entertained by the International Courts; we Americans believe that Formosa and her people have a right to Decolonization, a right to Transitional Justice, and a right to sovereign State of FORMOSA.

On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, LIFE presents photos -- most of which were never published in LIFE magazine -- from Hawaii and the American mainland in the aftermath of the infamous 1941 attack: http://ti.me/1br9jPK

Like that, what would become infamous as the Battle of the Overpass was on. Forty of Bennett’s men charged the union organizers. Kilpatrick called out a warning, but the security men pounced, beating the union leaders while reporters and clergy looked on. Kilpatrick and the other photographers began snapping away. Reporters accompanying them took notes on what they were seeing.

France Télécom hastens CEO shift
France Télécom js poised to announce the appointment of Stephane Richard as its chief executive, advancing a planned leadership change in a bid to help it overcome controversy surrounding employee suicides.

ImClone Systems
announced Wednesday that it was entertaining a preliminary offer from a new, unnamed suitor that topped a $4.5 billion bid by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and industry watchers predicted a bidding war.

Go to Article from The New York Times»


French Newspaper Firebombed Over Mohammed Stunt

The satirical outlet's offices were destroyed before the issue hit the newsstands.

Famous List of the Infamous,
Now in Need of an Update
The 10 Most Wanted list now has a vacancy, but it is not immediately apparent who will fill it.

Neo-Nazis allowed to march in commemoration of Dresden bombing

On Saturday, the 65th anniversary of the infamous allied firebombing of
Dresden, thousands of Neo-Nazis will be allowed to march through the city -
amid counter protests and official commemorations.

The DW-WORLD Article

Firebombing is a bombing technique designed to damage a target, generally an urban area, through the use of fire, caused by incendiary devices, rather than from the blast effect of large bombs.

Simple Definition of advance

  • : forward movement
  • : progress in the development or improvement of something
  • : a rise in price, value, or amount

Legal Definition of advance

  1. :  a provision of something (as goods or money) before a return is received; also :  the money or goods supplied


Pronunciation: /ˈkləːdʒi/

Definition of clergy

noun (plural clergies)

[usually treated as plural]
  • the body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian Church:all marriages were to be solemnized by the clergy


Middle English: from Old French, based on ecclesiastical Latin clericus 'clergyman' (see cleric)名](複-gies)((the 〜))((集合的))((複数扱い, 時に単数扱い))聖職者, 僧侶(そうりょ)(⇔laity). ▼1人の場合はclergyperson

The clergy were assembled in the room.
[古フランス語. clerc-聖職者+-Y3=聖職者たること. △CHIVALRY


v., -tained, -tain·ing, -tains. v.tr.
  1. To hold the attention of with something amusing or diverting. See synonyms at amuse.
  2. To extend hospitality toward: entertain friends at dinner.
    1. To consider; contemplate: entertain an idea.
    2. To hold in mind; harbor: entertained few illusions.
Give attention or consideration to (an idea or feeling):Washington entertained little hope of an early improvement in relations

  1. Archaic. To continue with; maintain.
  2. Obsolete. To employ; hire.
  3. To give admittance to; receive.
  1. To show hospitality to guests.
  2. To provide entertainment.
[Middle English entertinen, to maintain, from Old French entretenir, from Medieval Latin intertenēre : Latin inter, among; see inter– + Latin tenēre, to hold.]

variety show 台灣叫”綜藝節目”。 在英文Wikipedia這條,還拿台灣的「綜藝大哥大」假笑聲修理一番。
variety show 日文採取音譯バラエティショー.,所以如果沒參考諸如下述解釋,你搞不太清楚variety show是什麼,尤其是Yahoo的辭典用「雜耍表演」。

noun [U]
a type of entertainment which includes several separate short performances, such as singing, dancing, magic tricks and telling jokes:
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

━━ n. 変化, 多様(性); 寄せ集め; 種類; 【生物】変種 ((of)); バラエティショー.
a variety of 色々な.
variety meat くず肉; 臓物.
variety show [entertainment] バラエティショー.
variety store 雑貨店.

Another of today's variety shows in Asia is Taiwan's Variety Big Brother. Taiwanese variety shows are infamous for its constant use of artificial laugh tracks even though there is a studio audience.
Japanese television programs such as Music Station and Utaban continue in an almost pristine format from the same variety shows of years before. The only major changes have been the increasing dissapearance of live backup music since the 1980s.

最近日本的一個 variety show:「人間!これでいいのだ」(The show, "Ningen! Korede Iinoda" (Humans! This is how it goes),) ,因(非法)引用科學論文(錯誤的解釋)而公開道歉。

TBS apologizes for exaggerating theory on hypersonic sounds, memory
The Asahi Shimbun

TBS、「頭の良くなる音」でおわび 表現に行き過ぎ

Zsa Zsa Gabor — first U.S. star famous for being famous — dies at 99

 famously  famous


Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfəməs/


  • well known for some bad quality or deed:an infamous war criminal
  • wicked; abominable:the medical council disqualified him for infamous misconduct
  • Law, historical (of a person) deprived of all or some citizens' rights as a consequence of conviction for a serious crime.




late Middle English: from medieval Latin infamosus, from Latin infamis (based on fama 'fame')