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"在约翰斯顿标准化伦敦地下铁的六十年后,世界许多其他地方的地铁系统仍旧陷落在缺乏协调的杂乱状况之中;地铁乘客能够顺利找到他们需要换乘的列车或者回到阳光普照的地表,均属奇迹。 ......随着时代的前进,地铁网络向四郊延伸出去,每一个地铁站的建筑师似乎都获得随意选择他们自己看着最顺眼之字体风格的权利;讷伊桥(Pontde Neuilly)或者拉雪兹神父(Père Lachaise)地铁站的标示都很贴合那个地方的风景,但从未出现过任何将标示统一化的尝试。"

"一九六七年时,纽约地铁管理部门终于确定实施统一车站标识的宏大计划。当时他们选定的字体是Standard Medium(又名Akzidenz Grotesk),一种粗壮、真诚的德国十九世纪末出现的无衬线字体。这本来应该行得通,无奈过渡到新系统的过程太过东拼西凑——许多旧有的地铁标识并未被移除,而且最为显眼触目的地铁标识常常是那些在嘻哈音乐兴盛早期大量涌现于地铁中的涂鸦画作。 一九七九年,《纽约时报》报道说:「在许多地铁站里面,标识是如此的令人迷惑,人们甚至会忍不住希望它们根本就不存在。事实上,在很多其他地铁站,乃至地铁列车上面,标识的确不存在」 "

——「字体故事」 Just My Type by Simon Garfield

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Some quotes from the Grand Budapest Hotel

1. 开篇这段无视标点一口气念完超帅
M. Gustave: Run to the cathedral of Santa Maria Christiana in Brucknerplatz. Buy one of the plain, half-length candles and take back four kublecks in change. Light it in the sacristy, say a brief rosary, then go to Mendl's and get me a Courtesan au chocolat. If there's any money left, give it to the crippled shoeshine boy.

M. Gustave: You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.

M. Gustave: She was dynamite in the sack by the way.
Zero Moustafa: She was 84.
M. Gustave: I've had older.

Dmitri: This man is a ruthless adventurer and a con artist who preys on mentally feeble, sick old ladies! And he probably fucks them, too!
M. Gustave: I go to bed with all my friends.

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像素風的Horror Game,劇情很棒

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The first stories in France were called romans, after the language in which they were written. It was a way of dismissing them—it’s a trashy local work—it’s a roman. Roman then became the French word for story. Because the stories were about knights, their heroic deeds and their love for beautiful maidens, the subject of the stories was identified as Romance. This explains the odd double meaning of Romance, as a language derived from Latin and the subject treated in trashy novels.

The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst

重点是,中世纪的欧洲从上到下都是文盲。穷人是,有钱人也是。拉丁文的存在严重阻隔了教育,而local language没有正式的书写用文字。直到第一次用法语书写的Roman出现。

The message of Enlightenment was that religion is superstition. ...If we follow reason and science then there will be progress.
The Romantic movement believed in feelings, emotions, all the passions. In this it was directly contrary to the Enlightenment, which put its faith in reason. It was a Europe-wide movement, but strongest in Germany, where its idea worked out most fully.
Our modern interest and respect for culture begins at this point, when intellectuals first began to collecting folk culture.
The Romantic movement believed emotion, culture, nationalism and liberation, an arrow moving off the chart in the opposite direction to reason, science and progress.

The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst


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