The internet is not written in pencil, Mark, It’s written in ink, and you published that Erica Albright was a bitch, right before you made some ignorant crack about my family’s name, my bra size, and then rated women based on their hotness. You write your snide bullshit from a dark room because that’s what the angry do nowadays. I was nice to you. Don’t torture me for it.
The Chinese love 名人名言 (famous quotes by famous people) and 校训 (school mottos) to the extent that countless students were educated and motivated by a series of made-up “Harvard mottos”. The topic “fake Harvard motto” is now the No. 1 hot topic on Sina Weibo, and most netizens are expressing hostility towards their education.
Having experienced Chinese education myself, I remember teachers telling students about “famous quotes” and “mottos” being the killer strategy for getting higher scores in composition. In fact, in order to ace their tests, many students studied and memorized famous quotes, such as “Einstein once said” or “On the wall of Harvard/Cambridge/Yale it says”. However, Harvard Library officially refuted the rumors, and their refutation finally reached millions of Chinese netizens.
Even China’s state media agree that this shows some real problems in the Chinese education system…
Eccentric Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao has caused quite a stir in China, and indeed the world, by announcing his plan to buy the New York Times. Chen, said to be worth over 800 million USD, is best known in China for his bizarre PR stunts and aggressive philanthropy. His most famous stunt was the selling of millions of cans of “fresh air” at the start of 2013 when air pollution in China reached record levels.
When Bill Gates and Warren Buffet tried to get the world’s super-rich to part with their cash for good causes, many covered their ears and refused to listen. Not so Chen, whowrote them a letter stating that his money would go to charity on his death.
However, his claim that he is in talks to buy the New York Times have been widely met with incredulousness. Chen values the Times at one billion USD and says he will put in 400 million himself…
"Gwyneth Beginneth", Detour US, April 1995
Photographer : Steen Sundland
Model : Gwyneth Paltrow