2016年6月11日 星期六

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Canadian man who thought he was giving a charitable donation to a homeless man was slapped with a $175 ticket when the panhandler turned out to be an undercover police officer.



Artist, musician and engineer Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2nd 1519. One book paints Leonardo as a genius, another presents him uncut, looking similar to a fallen angel. Which Leonardo you choose depends on whether you prefer your heroes on or off their pedestal.
Times Square: The Naked Truth

By JAN GEHL, JEFF RISOM and JULIA DAY

The answer to panhandlers is not more cars, but more culture.



Deconstructing Harry
Woody Allen's Harry Block takes the elevator to Hell, which manages to include some sinners Dante didn't specify: "Floor Five: Subway muggers, aggressive panhandlers, and book critics. Floor Six: right-wing extremists, serial killers, lawyers who appear on television. Floor Seven: The Media. Sorry, that floor is all filled up. Floor Eight: escaped war criminals, TV evangelists, and the NRA." After a run-in with his father, Harry has a chat with the devil character (Billy Crystal), who offers to turn on the air conditioning ("it f___s up the ozone layer").




As cartoon creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would have it, Hell is a place where Satan and Saddam Hussein are lovers. The 1999 movie South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut arrived in theaters two years after the series debuted on Comedy Central.

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Author Sarah Waters excels at capturing "the giddiness of fresh sexual attraction, or the violent anger of ex-servicemen panhandling on a London street."


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"La Bestia" ("The Beast") still trundles along the length of Mexico, from Guatemala to the United States. But the infamous freight train has fewer people perched on its roof. Since last month the Mexican authorities have been cracking down on Central American migrants clambering on board; their ranks have dwindled from hundreds to dozens on each journey http://econ.st/1uZ6gqt



clamber
 Line breaks: clam|ber
Pronunciation: /ˈklambə /


VERB

[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION]
Climb or move in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet:I clambered out of the trench
NOUN  An awkward and laborious climb or movement:
a clamber up the cliff path

Origin

Middle English: probably from clamb, obsolete past tense of climb.




panhandle
Pronunciation: /ˈpanhand(ə)l /

North American


NOUN

[OFTEN IN PLACE NAMES]
A narrow strip of territory projecting from the main territory of one state into another:the Oklahoma Panhandle
VERB
[NO OBJECT] INFORMAL
1Beg in the street:she went back to the streets to panhandle for money
1.1 [WITH OBJECT] Beg for something from (someone) in the street:
a bum panhandled him for a cup of coffee
Derivatives


panhandler
NOUN
panhandler

(păn'hăn'dl) pronunciation

v. Informal, -dled, -dling, -dles. v.intr.

To approach strangers and beg for money or food.
v.tr.
  1. To approach and beg from (a stranger).
  2. To obtain by approaching and begging from a stranger: panhandled money. See synonyms at cadge.
[Back-formation from panhandler, beggar : perhaps PAN1 + HANDLER.]
panhandler pan'han'dler n.

pan·han·dle2 (păn'hăn'dl) pronunciation
n.
  1. The handle of a pan.
  2. often Panhandle A narrow strip of territory projecting from a larger, broader area, as in Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.



supercut
ˈsuːpəkʌt/
noun
  1. a compilation of a large number of short video clips, typically showing examples of a repeated or clichéd action or phrase in films or broadcasts.
    "a supercut of all of Woody Allen's stammers, clocking in at a whopping 45 minutes"

uncut
(ŭn-kŭt') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Not cut: uncut hair.
  2. Printing. Having the page edge not slit or trimmed. Used of a book.
  3. Not cut or ground to a specific shape. Used of a gemstone.
  4. Not condensed, abridged, or shortened, as by an editor or censor: the uncut version of the scandalous story.
  5. Slang. Uncircumcised. Used of a man or boy.
uncuttable un·cut'ta·ble adj.


uncut 

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkʌt/ 


ADJECTIVE

1Not cut:her hair was left uncut
1.1(Of a stone, especially a diamond) not shaped by cutting.
1.2chiefly historical (Of a book) with the edges of its pages not slit open or trimmed off:an uncut folio text
1.3(Of fabric) having its pile loops intact.
2(Of a text, film, or performance) complete; unabridged:an uncut version of the sexually explicit film
3(Of alcohol or a drug) not diluted or adulterated:large amounts of uncut heroin

pedestal 

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdɪst(ə)l/ 


NOUN

1The base or support on which a statue, obelisk, or column is mounted:a bronze bust on a marble pedestal
1.1Each of the two supports of a kneehole desk or table.
1.2The supporting column or base of a washbasin or toilet pan:[AS MODIFIER]: a pedestal washbasin
2A position in which someone is greatly or uncritically admired:It’s as if I’m on a pedestal and he worships me - I hate thatlast week’s leaders were knocked off their pedestal, losing their first game of the season

VERB (pedestalspedestallingpedestalledUS pedestalspedestalingpedestaled)

[WITH OBJECT] (often as adjective pedestalled)
Set or support on a pedestal:pedestalled dishes

Phrases


put (or place) someone on a pedestal

Give someone uncritical respect or admiration; treat someone as an ideal rather than a real person:if you idolize a girl and put her on a pedestal, she will sense it instantly

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French piédestal, from Italian piedestallo, from piè 'foot' (from Latinpesped-, which later influenced the spelling) + di 'of' + stallo 'stall'.




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