• 2007-04-18

    + 长舒一口气?

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    Virginia Tech发生的头一天,报道称枪手是一亚裔,有芝加哥Sun Times更传出谣言说是中国人。一时大家皆惊,不愿相信是中国同胞:“不会吧,不会吧,中国人!?……”

    今天确认是韩国人,于是大家长舒一口气,似乎逃脱罪责一般。

    很奇怪的一种心态。除了白人,其它种族的人在美国其实过得很是颤颤巍巍,唯恐自己的同胞一惹祸,招致美国人全体对我们族人另眼相待。MITBBS上就有中国学生称,“我昨天一进store那里的白人就全盯着我——”或更有说白人看见他们是黑头发的亚裔就吓跑了。到底是人家紧张还是我们自己紧张,说不清楚。(黑人可能是个最大的例外,黑人历史上苦难深重,现在有点矫枉过正的倾向,白人谁都敢欺负,就是不敢惹黑人,动辄扣上种族歧视的帽子),

    算了,转移一点话题,顺便看一眼纽约时报的一篇报道。

    一篇spot new的硬新闻,居然能写得如此feature化或者文学化,尤其那几个bang bang bang的节奏变化,简直像是电影里面杀人片段那般具有暴力美学的“诗意”。一般人恐怕不敢这么放肆的渲染吧。

    Drumbeat of Shots, Broken by Pauses to Reload

    Published: April 17, 2007

    BLACKSBURG, Va., April 16 — The gunshots were so slow and steady that some students thought they came from a nearby construction site, until they saw the police officers with rifles pointed at Norris Hall, the engineering building at Virginia Tech.

    Bang. Bang. Bang.

    They went on and on, for what seemed like 10 or 15 or 20 minutes, an eternity with punctuation.

    Bang. Bang. On the third floor of Norris Hall, Scott L. Hendricks, a professor, looked out the window of his office and saw students crawling away from the building.

    Bang. Tiffany Otey’s accounting class crammed into an office and locked themselves in, crying in fright.

    Every so often, the shots paused for a minute or so. That was the gunman, who was in the midst of the worst shooting rampage in American history, stopping to reload. When it was over, 33 people, including the gunman, were dead and at least 15 more were injured.

    “I was terrified,” said Ms. Otey, a junior whose class met in the room above the one where much of the shooting took place.

    ……

    节选自:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/us/17scene.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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  • 同楼上的一样,也很久没来看了^____^

    昨天早晨看了CBS的电视新闻,心用余悸,就上来溜了一圈,可一溜就是一整个上午,贪婪地读完所有未曾拜读过的article。wolf,谢谢你的养分。We are proud of you, ever.
    GT News回复david说:
    David总是半年不来一次,来一次就一口吞,hh。不能光take,你还得give才公平啊。
    2007-04-23 02:52:24
  • 很久没来看了^____^

    美国人应该想想每天从巴格达街头抬走的死者有多少。CNN在播报新闻的时候,伊拉克爆炸死亡约170人的新闻一晃而过,然后开始长篇直播VT校园,让人不由感叹生命的价值着实是不一样的。