Archive for September, 2010


The Ruling Passion

The Ruling Passion是由John Everett Millais创作的一副油画,首次展示于1885年英国伦敦的皇家学会展。

油画展示了一位老人斜靠在躺椅上,向大家展示一只被填充的天堂鸟标本,周围有一群孩子和妇女。油画左边的年纪稍大的女孩手里拿着一只华丽绿咬鹃,周围散落了其他种类的天堂鸟标本。

孩子们的态度各不相同,2个小家伙显然已经被迷恋,而左边的女孩已经近乎厌倦。

这幅油画是由画家和他的儿子John Guille Millais去一个朋友家做客后激发的创意,他的朋友John Gould是个鸟类学家,在画家拜访后不久就去世了。在画家回去的路上,他兴奋的跟儿子说,”这是个好的题材,极好的题材。有时间我要做一副画”。事实上直到John Gould去世多年后,Millias才有时间做此油画。画中的老人并是不鸟类学家本人,而是画家的一个雕刻师朋友,场景也是后期创作的,2个小家伙是画家的孙子,另外2个则是专业的模特。

Sep 28,1928 – Scottish biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming  noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what became known as penicillin.

In 1999, Time Magazine named Fleming one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century for his discovery of penicillin, and stated:

It was a discovery that would change the course of history. The active ingredient in that mould, which Fleming named penicillin, turned out to be an infection-fighting agent of enormous potency. When it was finally recognised for what it was, the most efficacious life-saving drug in the world, penicillin would alter forever the treatment of bacterial infections. By the middle of the century, Fleming’s discovery had spawned a huge pharmaceutical industry, churning out synthetic penicillins that would conquer some of mankind’s most ancient scourges, including syphilis, gangrene and tuberculosis.

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Monas, Jakarta

Famous Quotes

One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use the hardworking people’s money to help prevent there to be a crisis.

– George W. Bush

Remember, doctors are not experts, they only practice medicine.

– Richard Harris

Without hard working, nothing grows but weeds.

– Gordon B. Hinckley

The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

– Jerome K

A man may die, nation may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

– John F. Kennedy

If you don’t want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work.

– Ogden Nash

Nobody believes the official spokesman, but everybody trusts an unidentified source.

– Ron Nesen

The golden rule of work is that the bosses jokes are ALWAYS funny.

– Robert Paul

I’m not trying to be sexy. It’s just my way of expressing myself when I move around.

– Elvis Presley

Government can’t solve the problem. Government IS the problem.

– Ronald Reagan

Britain has invented a new missile. It’s called the civil servant- it doesn’t work and it can’t be fired.

– Walter Walker

A kiss may ruin a human life.

– Oscar Wilde

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.

– Robin Williams


Medieval Quotes

After dark, all cats are leopards.
– Zuni proverb

War begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.
– Niccolo Machiavelli

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.
– King Charles V King of France

It is easy to brave behind a castle wall.
– Welsh proverb

Following the light of the sun, we left the old world.
– Christopher Columbus

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbour. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.
– Irish proverb

Disasters teach us humility.
– Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury

It is not titles that honour men, but men that honour titles.
– Niccolo Machiavelli

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the creator intended for you.
– Hopi proverb

桂林

Stand by me



This song says…
No matter who you are, no matter where you go in your life.
At some point you do need somebody, to stand by you.


No matter how much money you got, or be free you got,
You do need somebody to stand by you.When the night has come, and the land is dark,
And the moon is the only light we ‘ll see.
No, I won’t be afraid.
Oh, I won’t be afraid.
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.



If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall,
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea.
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.So darling darling stand by me,
Oh stand by me,
Stand now, stand by me.

—-In Memory of Roger Ridley