Sunday, May 27, 2018

吃蝴蝶 Eating Butterflies



自然教學法

我還沒刮鬍子,人也還昏昏欲睡,但依然鎖上我在台北 這位於五樓的家門,等著電梯來。我看看手錶,上課快遲到 了。然後,當自高樓層龜速降下的電梯總算在我面前打開, 我便瞧見這位媽媽和她年幼的兒子。這對母子是樓上的住 戶;兒子差不多四、五歲,抱著一大片用保鮮膜包好的西瓜。 那是片黃肉西瓜,而且顏色就跟他 T 恤上印的腳踏車一般 黃。做媽媽的則提著一只過大的 LV 包包,臉上仍舊化著過 濃的彩妝。小男孩對我笑了一笑,但婦人始終低著頭。

接著,就在電梯關起門時,她忽然狠狠打了一下兒子的頭,還用中文破口大罵:「不要一直摸西瓜!都被你摸壞了誰還想吃啊!西瓜就像蝴蝶的翅膀,一摸就壞!」

電梯開始往下走。我從鏡中觀察小男孩的反應。

「有人會吃蝴蝶的翅膀嗎?」幾秒鐘後,兒子問媽媽。

她「嗤」了一聲,然後只回一個字:「笨。」她將那只大包包往身上一攬。

電梯快到一樓時,我和鏡中的小男孩對上了眼。就在這 個高大的外國人面前被打被羞辱,小男孩心裡肯定很不好受。正當電梯準備停在一樓,我便笑著告訴他:「我們國家的人會吃。」

於是小男孩望向媽媽,並在電梯即將開門之際不服輸地說:「他會吃蝴蝶的翅膀!」

我步出電梯,卻瞥見這位母親橫眉豎目地瞪著我。可是小男孩開心了。我知道他的腦袋正在描繪外國人吃著黃色蝴蝶的翅膀,那副津津有味的模樣。

如今,上課快遲到這件事已經變得無關緊要。我走進雨裡,撐起那把不大堅固的破傘朝著捷運站走去。我很慶幸能在電梯裡碰到那對母子。大人就該盡可能趁孩子年幼時,多多啟發他們才是。

寫於二○一四年

Natural Pedagogy

Unshaven, still drowsy, I lock the door to my 5th floor Taipei flat. I check my watch as I wait for the elevator, realizing I’ll likely be late for class. When the elevator door finally opens, after an annoyingly slow descent from a floor high above, I come face to face with some upper-story neighbors, a mother and her young son. The boy is four or five and carries a huge slice of watermelon covered in clear plastic wrap. I notice the yellow of the melon perfectly matches the yellow of the bicycle stenciled on his teeshirt. The mother, as usual, has way overdone her makeup, and is carrying an oversized Louis Vuitton bag. The boy smiles at me, but the woman keeps her gaze on the floor.

Then, as the doors close, she suddenly whacks her son sharply on the head and snaps in Mandarin: “Stop touching the melon! You’ll ruin it and no one will want to eat it! It’s like butterfly wings. If you touch them you ruin them!”

I watch the boy’s reaction in the mirror as the elevator begins to descend.

“Do people eat butterfly wings?” he asks her after a few seconds.

She makes a scoffing noise and says just a single word: “Stupid.” She clutches her bag closer to her.

As we near the ground floor, I catch the boy’s eye in the mirror. He’s clearly upset to be hit and insulted in front of the tall foreigner. As the elevator slows to a stop, I smile at him and say: “We eat them in my country.”

And just before the doors open, he looks up at his mother and defiantly says: “He eats them!”

As I step out of the elevator, I catch the mother scowling at me. But the boy is happy. I know in his mind he’s already picturing foreigners munching on yellow butterfly wings.

That I’ll be late for my class matters little now. I step out into the rain, hoist my flimsy umbrella, and head to the subway. I’m glad I caught them on the elevator. One must always try one’s best to get to children when they’re young.

2014

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

FAKES upon FAKES: Why the Left has Become So Completely Daft



I was chatting with a new friend on Facebook and he threw out the question of why the American left has in weird ways gone “so far left” but in other ways has become so disconnected from the actual working class. He was trying to figure out Marxism’s role in this shift.

Well, I’d been watching this transformation for years and have a basic explanation. My answer:

So, S., I wanted to get back to you with my short thesis on what happened to the American left, what made it into basically a fake left with nothing going for it but cheap identity politics and authoritarian tendencies.

The questions are kind of obvious: Why has our left given up fighting for average working Americans? Why has it instead taken to screaming 24/7 about all these supposed “victim” groups--and screaming in such extremist ways besides?

A lot of people are asking these questions, because in fact none of it makes much sense. Until you look at where our left came from, that is. And then it makes all too much sense. Pathetic and ridiculous sense.

Our current American left was born (stillborn I’d say) from the convergence of two main trends, as follows:

1) In the middle of the 20th century Marxist thinkers hatched a strategy called "the long march through the institutions". We in America are now seeing something like the belated results of this strategy.

The "long march" doctrine arose when it did because Marxist intellectuals realized that, contrary to Marx's predictions, the Western working class was not in fact organizing itself for revolution, but was rather, in their view, being easily seduced and misled by the glittering toys of mass culture and the dreamy promises of capitalist ideology. Their solution: to focus efforts on a slow takeover of the professions, especially education, media, and other areas with mass influence. This takeover would require some time, thus they dubbed it “the long march through the institutions”. They theorized that once leftists had enough control of these institutions, they could then forge a revolutionary consciousness in the masses, and then an actual revolutionary movement. This "long march" thinking is one of the reasons that so many hard-core leftists starting in the post-war period were content to become academics. They could tell themselves they were seeding the ground.

In fact the strategy has ultimately borne fruit, although a different fruit than originally intended. What happened? Orthodox Marxism was increasingly debunked. So that in the intervening decades the work of all those "left" professors shifted focus to cultural analysis: Foucault, structuralism, the postmoderns--thinkers in all these movements set their sights on something other than economic warfare. The issue du jour became more one of identity warfare--all the marginalized “victim” groups, whether sexual or racial or whatever. So that when the French intellectual movements of the 1960s crossed the Atlantic in a big way and infected American universities, the results were predictable. No more was the focus on supporting the American working class in general: rather everything was suddenly feminism, African-American studies, the LGBT movement, racism racism racism. And in fact suddenly the main base of the Democratic Party, the huge number of white working class Americans, suddenly itself became suspect, especially if those white working Americans also happened to be Christian. Marxism as an economic philosophy being defunct, these identity squabbles became the supposed new revolutionary battleground. And note: though Marxism itself was left behind, the authoritarian ethos of Marxism was retained. For most of these academic clowns, there is little to support in the US Constitution, with its protections of free speech and religious liberty. They want none of it, because they want to direct what people are to say and think.

This, in short, is how our professoriat and all the media shills that echo it came to abandon economics as the basis of its leftism. In the US, this shift in academic focus has slowly shifted the whole idea of what it means to be "left-wing". All basic bread-and-butter issues became secondary to sexual or racial politics. And then this deeply entrenched new “leftism” met up with a parallel development occurring in the Democratic Party.

2) The Democratic Leadership Council created in the mid-1980s by Bill Clinton and cronies pushed the party toward an explicit embrace of big business. In my view, the DLC was the beginning of the end of the Democratic Party as a party of working people, though sadly it has taken decades for the American working class to realize just how badly they've been sold out.

The DLC is the origin of what we see today: a Democratic Party just as beholden to Wall Street and corporate CEOs as the GOP ever was.

But note: When the Democratic Party stopped fighting for working folks in the 1990s, when they abandoned the American working class for the CEOs, they knew they still had to show they were fighting for SOMETHING. They still needed some flag to wave to claim their left-wing cred. Voilà! The flag was there on offer from the children of "the long march through the institutions". The Democratic Party just needed to pretend it was fighting for the identity dignity of all these supposedly victimized minority groups. Note that doing so would require them in any significant way to break ranks with Wall Street or the big corporations. They could screw over the mass of the working class (all those white folks in flyover country) while getting all emotional in their speeches about things like transgender bathroom passes and the “rights” of illegal immigrants.

The Democratic Party thus found a pseudo-revolutionary movement it could meld with: all the identity politics morons that now swarm the academies and publish in rags like Slate and Salon and Vox. The Democratic Party has thus become a fake left party in the same way that our academic leftists are for the most part fake Marxists. Both have abandoned the hard bread-and-butter fight for the relative comforts and glitz of identity squabbles.

What happened in 2016 is pretty clear. Enough of the American working class, especially the white working class, had had enough. Fortunately, they switched to Trump in protest against both the corruption of the establishment GOP and even more so in protest against the fake leftism of their former party.

That's my take on why the American left is what it is. Interbreed fake academic Marxists with a fake Democratic Party and you get what we see today: a double-fake movement of morons and losers of all flavors and dyed hair colors. Hopefully hardworking Americans will continue to realize how fake and how toxic this left really is and will keep voting it out of power. My own analysis is that our Constitution and what remains of our traditional culture are under concerted attack by myriad forces and that the only political movement capable of defending them is the populist right.

You can search more on "the long march through the institutions" and the Democratic Leadership Council if you like. But perhaps you already know plenty about these two fatal pincers of the shabby claw that is our fake American left.

Cheers.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

White Democrats, Race, and the Plantation



Democratic NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
with Tanya Selvaratnam

White Democrats and their sick obsession with race. When is it going to end? They can’t decide if they want to save people of color or dominate and abuse them. And either way it’s the same power-trip behind it. Our white liberals assume they are gods of some kind: saviors and/or masters. Both at the same time. It’s sick.

Me I don’t much care about the black community. And why should I? When black people succeed, I’m cheering for them. And many many black Americans have accomplished great things. It’s just not the ones who spend two-thirds of their time talking about racism racism racism.

Yes, there are particular challenges people of color face. But those who manage to recognize that, challenges or not, they still have a much better shot at a good life in the US than many other places--these are the ones who will overcome the dumb bigotry that still rears its head now and then. And they get on with life. And when they find happiness, and struggle, and build families, and succeed in work, and thumb their noses at the haters--well, I’m their fan. More power to them.

A few days ago a friend of mine wrote the following sentence in a thread: “Republicans are people who want to keep the boot on black America’s neck.” I think that’s errant nonsense. What I see is that far too many black Americans are keeping the boot on their own necks. They get up in the morning and first thing they do is put on that boot. Like it’s a necessary item of apparel. And the Democratic Party keeps telling them it is.

I’m just glad more and more black Americans are starting to realize what a sham it is. People who have better things to do than play supporting role in a sick drama. People who take that boot off and don’t look back.

(Link to article in photo.)

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

貓:來自外太空的萬惡偽動物


Stage 4

牠們盯上我了。這事今天又上演了一遍。恐怕要不了多久,我連在此大聲疾呼都辦不到了。

但,無所謂吧?反正本來就沒幾個人會聽我的勸吧?

不過,我就再拚一回好了。這是我的最後一擊— 為我千千萬萬的人類同胞。

在今天之前,我通常會用謙恭有禮的語氣間接表達我想警告各位的事,也會把重點放在相對次要的問題上:狗乎,貓乎— 孰為人類適合豢養的寵物。眾所周知,世人有「狗派」和「貓派」之分,而我先前投注了這麼多心力,就是希望能一語驚醒夢中人— 我想讓那些貓派就飼養寵物這點重新思考自己的選擇。我想助他們擺脫對自己朝夕相處的這種不潔生物,所抱持的不實妄想。

「貓是我們可愛又聰明的同伴。」他們通常會如此堅 稱。「再說,貓比狗有個性多了。」

嗯哼。吃不到法式香煎橙汁鴨胸,馬鈴薯泥也好。

「這樣吧— 」我會這麼開始。「咱們來進行一場小小 的思考實驗。要玩嗎?」

「好啊。」

「地點是你家客廳,差不多三更半夜的時候。現在,有個嗑了藥的小鬼闖了進來。就是那種癮君子急需買藥錢時,只好隨機闖入民宅洗劫的情況。這傢伙手上拿著輪胎扳手;他打算先打爆你的頭,再搜刮你家裡的現金或任何值錢的東西。好了,為了進行這項實驗,我要請你試想你養了一條狗當寵物。可以嗎?」

「沒問題。」

「告訴我,那個小鬼撲向你的時候,你的狗會怎麼 樣?」

「發瘋似的狂吠啊!」這位愛貓人士說。「我的狗會想盡辦法要咬他。」

「我想你說得沒錯。是的,想當然耳。現在呢,請你就以上情境試想一下:當你養的是貓不是狗,那你家的貓看到那名侵入者握著輪胎扳手朝你逼近時,牠會怎麼做?」

「呃......」愛貓人士一時間答不上話了。

「不確定嗎?讓我告訴你這隻貓會採取什麼行動。牠會察覺到事態的危險,於是趕緊躲到沙發後面去。對吧?」

「這個嘛......」

「等到那名侵入者把你幹掉,也拿了你的現金和信用卡一走了之— 換句話說,一切都風平浪靜了,你的貓才會從沙發後面走出來看看你的情況。接著,牠會舔舔血,再觀察一下你的模樣。片刻之後,牠就會吃起你的臉來。」

「喂,你這話就說得太過分囉!」愛貓人士通常會在這個時候出言抗議。「我的貓很愛我!我是說,如果之後都沒人來處理死者的屍體,那狗肚子餓了也會吃自己的主人啊。這種事,狗也不是做不出來的!」

「或許你說得對。不過這當中的區別就在於狗會等個兩三天,等牠真的餓到受不了才會下手— 反觀你家的貓,牠可是會在二十四小時之內就把你的臉啃得一乾二淨。我敢拍胸脯保證。而且,不管怎麼說,我的重點應該非常清楚了:你的愛貓壓根沒想過要保護你。牠就顧著躲在沙發後面,只求自己毛茸茸的小屁股可以全身而退。所以囉,從這件事看來,我們就知道貓很— ?」

「我不知道......很聰明?」

「嗯哼。史密斯幹員不也聰明得很,但這不表示我會想跟他同住一個屋簷下。」

「無論如何,你說的這件事是不可能發生的。」愛貓人士如此論斷。「而且我也無法斬釘截鐵地說我家的貓絕對不會為我挺身而出。世事難料嘛。」

「對。你的貓說不定會站出來保護你。對。」

我有時也會提出不同的情境:假設有位愛貓人士正和她家的貓在客廳裡看電視,卻不知有個女巫就在窗外徘徊,還決定把她縮成六吋大的小人。忽然之間,原本坐在沙發上,還有她家毛毛在一旁作伴的女人真的只有六吋大了。這個時候,我們的親親寶貝毛毛會怎麼做?

當然,對方通常會開始閃爍其詞,用同樣的一句 「呃......」回答我的問題。

「你這隻愛你的貓會盯著你瞧個四、五秒,或許還會有點困惑,但接下來就會使出右爪狠狠一揮,然後伸出左爪再揮,然後用下巴一頂,你的脊椎就斷了。牠就這樣擺弄你,直到牠吃完晚餐為止。不相信哦?」

「我的貓才不會幹這種事。」

「得了吧你。話說回來,狗在這種情況下又會怎麼做? 請想像一下。真的:請試圖想像一下。狗會做出非常不同的反應。狗一見自己的主人突然變得這麼小,一定會驚慌得嗚嗚直叫,尾巴也會緊張地擺動起來。牠會拚命跑來跑去,努力思考應該怎麼辦才好。換句話說,狗表現出來的行徑,就 跟一個人碰到這種情況時反應差不多。而這就是狗跟貓的差 別— 天差地別,就像狗和蜥蜴之間的差異。」

我為愛貓人士舉出這些假設性情況,也指出貓其他顯而易見的缺點(貓毛到處粘,還有貓砂盆的問題啊老天!),但說到最後,對方通常還是堅稱跟貓同居根本不是什麼邪門歪道的怪事。倒是他們掉頭走人時,大多會因為我一開始提出的這些狀況,而認定我是在無理取鬧。

愛貓愛到喪心病狂了。沒這回事?試著幫助他們解決問題,卻落得遭人反唇相譏的下場。我的話到底有沒有穿透那團團包圍他們頭部的貓咪迷霧,直達他們的腦袋呢?

但那都是過去的事了。過去不可追,重要的是現在。現在,我不會只跟愛貓人士講講道理就作罷。不,既然事關全體人類,我決定要把貓那些「真正」的真相全都公諸於世。因為總得有人跨出這一步,而且說老實話,我也看夠那一再發生於我們生活周遭的事情了。如我先前所言,我個人就在今天,又差點被這群邪惡怪物的一員給解決掉。

我當時正走在台北一條巷子裡,就離我的住處不遠。最近這幾天,我注意到有隻陌生的貓會在附近出沒;每當我出門上班,都會發現牠悄悄溜到停在路邊的車子後方,然後就 開始怒視我。一隻混雜了牛奶糖色和灰白色的小討厭鬼— 他們都管這種貓叫......斑貓?我懶得理牠,只回瞪了牠一 眼。

我應該說明一下:台北的小巷也算交通繁忙的地段,常有人騎著摩托車或速克達路經此處。孩童有時也會在這些巷子裡快速地跑來跑去。大部分的小孩能平安活到現在也算奇蹟一樁了— 不,還沒到這麼令人驚嘆的程度,畢竟仍有少部分的孩童確實因為車禍而丟了性命。

言歸正傳。當時下了班,正要回家的我走在小巷子裡, 接著便有台載著兩名年輕女子的摩托車朝我高速衝來(沒 什麼好擔心的,因為她們應該只會從我身邊飛馳而過)。豈 料這一回,那隻流浪街頭的斑貓竟決定從路邊的車下奮身一 跳,不偏不倚地撲向那兩位年輕女子。

各位覺得騎著這台摩托車的台北女孩會怎麼做?輾過這隻可憐的小貓咪?怎麼可能!她一個急轉,就把摩托車直直轉到我面前來:撞傷路人總比撞傷流浪貓好多了,不是嗎?

我及時跳開,結果一屁股跌坐在地,臉上的眼鏡也飛了出去,那摩托車上的兩個女孩則打滑了差不多十五公尺才停下。

被載的女孩一臉驚慌地跳下摩托車,趕忙跑來探視—那條臭貓。載人的那位給了我一個不置可否的微笑,並說:「抱歉。你還好吧?」

「不,我不好。」我一邊回答,一邊慢慢站起來。「第一,這是條巷子,你騎太快了。第二,照你這種騎法,兩三下就能把我送進醫院。要不是我及時跳開,現在骨頭都斷好幾根了吧。」

「好啦,對不起。你沒事就好。我的意思是,我是看到貓了,但我沒看到你。」

而她這種說法當然是說不通的— 想想我跟那隻貓大小相差多少就知道。可是,你又能指望她可以給你什麼交代?

「貓咪沒事。」另一個女孩說。她氣喘吁吁地跑回來。 我這才看到她頭上那頂 Hello Kitty 安全帽。

「呿!」我噓了一聲,然後站起來拍拍身上的灰塵,掉頭走人。

講到這裡,各位或許能從中瞧出一種日常性的交通小事 故:被嚇了一跳的貓忽然衝到街上,駕駛見狀馬上緊急轉彎, 然後就撞倒了路人。我卻不是這麼看的。不。因為這種事可不是今天才有。事情的真相很簡單:那隻貓企圖致我於死地。 牠一開始就是奉上級的命令,才會踏進我居住的社區,好伺 機奪取我的性命。是的,我今天發生的這場小小意外說穿了 就是謀殺未遂的案件。這就是為何我總算打定主意要公開手 上那些貓的相關資料。因為事情的真相必要揭露;一定得有 人拆穿牠們的西洋鏡,而且事不宜遲。

貓其實是為了占領地球,才會光臨我們這顆星球的外星 物種生命體。牠們是一種寄生物,但模仿哺乳動物的技術 已經非常成熟— 以便接近我們,這些被牠們催眠的人類宿 主。牠們在占領地球這方面也有階段性的進展。相信牠們很 快就會啟動第三階段的任務。到了那個時候,我們就連掙扎 的機會都沒有了。

. . . continued . . .

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Black Humor in Red China: Meursault’s Party Members



There’s a comic masterpiece on the loose here in Asia, a book screaming to break out of the small circle of Western expats who’ve read it. It’s titled Party Members, by the pseudonymous Arthur Meursault, and it is deadly.

This book puts to shame a lot of the satire published and hailed in Britain and the US. Meursault’s novel is a thoroughgoing kick in the teeth, a page turner that doesn’t miss a beat, by turns hilarious and brutal--the hilarity and abject brutality set in a death struggle to see which will come out on top. In fact neither wins as both manage to be so over the top.

Vis-à-vis his Western literary peers in the genre (writing on corruption and greed in London or New York) Meursault certainly benefited from his immersion in the boom-town culture of contemporary China. If there’s anything in the West as fruitful of black humor as a Communist Party bureaucracy directing a bourgeois capitalist revolution, I’m not sure what it might be. 


Meursault follows the career of an at first utterly unremarkable low-level official in the government ministry of a third-tier Chinese city. The narrative tells the tale of how he breaks out of his craven mediocrity after his penis, having had enough and able to keep silent no longer, begins to give him life lessons.

Yes, a talking penis, with its own philosophy of life. The premise, I know, sounds too predictable, or lame, or juvenile, or something--and that’s what I feared before I took up the book. Who wants to read a few hundred pages of dick jokes?

Boy was I wrong. This book just snaps and pops and sizzles along. Meursault is a sharp prose stylist and ironist; he knows how to wield understatement and offhand aside to riotous effect. Party Members is far, far from a book of dick jokes. In fact, maybe the only dick joke in it is the title. Which is a feat really: that the writer kept himself so thoroughly from succumbing to cheap humor.



I knew I was in for something very different by the time I reached the second page. I’m something of a connoisseur of beginnings, and Meursault’s opening pages are as good an instance of setting tone as I’ve come across in years.

This novel reminds one of Gogol, of his genre-changing short tales like “The Nose” and “The Overcoat”, but given the hyper-consumerist Chinese setting, it’s like Gogol blasted at rock concert volume, wrecking machines and fireworks and shouts as accompaniment. 



But does Meursault give us the real China or an overly negative version? I think the question is rather irrelevant. This is a fictional world, of course, but like all worthwhile satire it is a fiction informed by things that happen far too often in the society it depicts. Or as one reviewer on the book’s Amazon page put it: “Foreigners who have lived in China for several years, upon returning home discover that curiously, nobody really believes even the tamest tales of what happened while they were there, as if they are telling war stories at the breakfast table.”

So again: In a novel such as Party Members, it is a matter of turning up the volume, selecting and pushing certain realities so they cannot be ignored. It is not a total picture of China, but a harrowingly palpable one, enough grounded in social facts to be relevant.

Related to this (and thinking again of the novel’s breakout potential) Meursault has done an amazing job making his fictional world accessible for those who don’t know the contemporary Chinese scene. Yes, there are occasional “in jokes” and allusions, but in general, any reader who knows the rough outlines of China’s history since Mao is going to have no trouble getting into this book.

As a fellow writer of satire, Party Members held especial interest for me, as I had to deal with similar challenges of narrating grotesque metamorphoses and fantastic improbabilities in my novel A Taipei Mutt. Whether I succeeded or not is hard for me to judge, but Meursault has done brilliantly.

And so: If you appreciate black humor, political intrigue, and want to be hit with something out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate. Pick up a copy.

Eric Mader

And while you're at it, check out my Taipei Mutt. Both Meursault's novel and mine are available in print and ebook.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

白痴有限公司: 《長頸鹿》





長頸鹿是塵土加黃金攪和出來的柱子,不過此金非彼 金,而是塵糞交織的偽金。長頸鹿也是包著人造毛皮的破爛 竹搖椅。沒錯,牠們還是一對對 LV 設計的腋下拐杖,只是 價比天高,而且太長了,根本沒人拄得了這種拐杖。

長頸鹿是塞倫蓋提大草原上的超級名模。牠們只吃嫩枝和樹葉,那熱量頂多能供牠們趾高氣揚地走來走去。想見識長頸鹿不同風采的話,記得帶古柯鹼。

. . .

要是有人開了間肯德基炸長頸鹿快餐店,光是一隻炸長頸鹿小腿就夠四個小孩坐在一起大啃特啃了吧。

幫長頸鹿跟香蕉配種的話,應該能培育出鋪著軟毛,上頭還綴滿黃色和褐色斑點的橢圓形沙發靠枕。這玩意兒說不定挺暢銷的。




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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

你所不知道的長頸鹿



長頸鹿是塵土加黃金攪和出來的柱子,不過此金非彼 金,而是塵糞交織的偽金。長頸鹿也是包著人造毛皮的破爛 竹搖椅。沒錯,牠們還是一對對 LV 設計的腋下拐杖,只是 價比天高,而且太長了,根本沒人拄得了這種拐杖。

長頸鹿是塞倫蓋提大草原上的超級名模。牠們只吃嫩枝和樹葉,那熱量頂多能供牠們趾高氣揚地走來走去。想見識長頸鹿不同風采的話,記得帶古柯鹼。

. . .

要是有人開了間肯德基炸長頸鹿快餐店,光是一隻炸長頸鹿小腿就夠四個小孩坐在一起大啃特啃了吧。

幫長頸鹿跟香蕉配種的話,應該能培育出鋪著軟毛,上頭還綴滿黃色和褐色斑點的橢圓形沙發靠枕。這玩意兒說不定挺暢銷的。


完整原詩,看《白痴有限公司》;還有犀牛、貓、obasans 、海豚、真英雄、台北秘史 and more. 你可以在台灣買到:

《白痴有限公司》at Books.com

at 誠品

at 金石堂

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