Friday, August 29, 2008

如入鮑魚之肆

有云「與善人居,如入芝蘭之室,久而不聞其香,即與之化矣。與不善人居,如入鮑魚之肆,久而不聞其臭,亦與之化矣」,當老頭肯定自己居然有「唐餐館症候群」、進食過量味精時會頭暈眼花,吾友劉舍監大笑曰「唔係呱!身為香港人竟然會怕味精?」,若非隔著電話真是想打他一身。


當然,香港人總比其他人對於味精抵抗力強了一點,但絕非代表刀槍不入,更不能進而將濫用味精合理化!近來劉健威引述一個笑話:某「所謂名媛」對江太史孫女江獻珠女士有關濫用梳打粉的批評大為不滿,說他「所謂」師父曾用梳打粉招待過多少"VVVIP"(這名詞倒真新奇!),劉健威笑道某「所謂名媛」不知其「所謂」師傅正是江家家廚、所招待「最多V」的VIP正是江家家人?今次那「所謂」師傅可真是為人受過:為一個不知學了他有沒有一成的傢伙拿來做擋箭牌,錯被老主子開罵了!

但劉舍監所言亦未必全錯:濫用味精者固然是混蛋,但「久經訓練」者無疑抵制力會強上了一點:例如美國有一所著名學府加州理工(Caltech)有「無鹽大學」(Alma Mater Xanthippe)之稱,創校百多年來都以不收美女、令學生專心讀書而自誇。在加州理工九年(學士 + 博士)的narius叔叔堅持說在Pasadena的日子不算太難受未免令人懷疑,但當看到這MTV中為此慘叫者似為「道行不夠」的Undergrad學生時便知道,narius叔叔能忍受加州理工的歲月只因九年訓練已令他「習慣了」...

(narius叔叔:話說回來,若「無鹽大學」的女生並非如傳聞中的如此令人難受,何以所識的Caltech校友如你、你那位世伯...無一與其成佳偶?)



Caltech Girl

lyrics by Ben Williamson and Bret Victor
music by Billy Joel, to the tune of "Uptown Girl".


(intro vocals)

Caltech girl,
She's been livin' in her Caltech world.
Bet she never had a double-E guy,
Bet her advisor never told her why
I'm gonna try

For a Caltech girl,
I even taught her how to code in Perl.
Then I lent her my H.P.
She never even gave it back to me,
But I have three.

And when she's walking,
I'm stalking, so close behind.
And when she's talking,
She says she loves my big huge mind.
She knows I'm not so buff,
That's okay, I'm in love

With my Caltech girl,
She even gave me her homepage url.
Now we chat on IRC all night,
Without my glasses on, she looks all right,
She's out of sight!

(bridge vocals)

Caltech girl, she's my Caltech girl,
You know I'm in love with my
Caltech girl, she's my Caltech girl,
You know I'm in love...
(fade out)

2 comments:

  1. 成日笑人學校冇靚女, 你好靚仔乎?!

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  2. 樓上兄台, 你咁都唔明...

    Caltech girl, she's my Caltech girl,
    You know I'm in love with my
    Caltech girl, she's my Caltech girl,
    You know I'm in love...
    (fade out)

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