Late Night “Fake News”

昨日突然发现了Stephen Colbert今年在西北大学毕业典礼上的演讲视频。除了笑话以外,最后一段讲得还颇有意味。

偶尔熬到11点看daily show和colbert report,总是不断地决定、再决定,这两个男人,哪个到底幽默得更彻底,我到底更喜欢哪一个。奇怪的是,作为政治脱口秀主持人,在午夜时分以篡改、讽刺的方式评论一周政治,冠冕堂皇地讲政治笑话,这两个人的魅力却是无法抵挡的。两人左派立场坚定,不免偏激,但在教育人的同时,让人笑掉大牙,并惊叹于他们极其聪明的搞笑和搞怪,无奈但又享受于他们毫不留情、不合时宜的讽刺,不能不说他们或他们的节目真有一套。去年十月底,两人在华盛顿发动的几十万人大游行之后,Joh Steward还被某媒体评为年度米国最有影响的人。有人还出主意让两人联手竞选总统。喜剧演员完全可以呼风唤雨、影响力盖过总统,也算米国的一特色。

回到一开始的问题,虽然Joh Steward貌似更有影响力,相比之下更严肃正派,Colbert更荒唐无厘头。对我来说,Colbert的笑话字字听得清楚明白。Joh说话有时貌似含混(还是我听力不好),主要人长得更帅。

再回到一开头的话题,摘一段Colbert毕业典礼演讲最后一段:论人生了

有人告诉你,要追寻你的梦,但是如果这是一个极其愚蠢的梦怎么办?例如,我25年前,和两个男生三个女生住在North Ridge 2015号,梦想着能够自己住——带着自己的胡子——在一个空荡、宽敞的大Loft,环绕着金黄色的木制装潢,穿着和服,地上是蒲团,身后的萨默瓦俄式茶炊不断地咕噜着茶水,然后在街上为无家可归的人表演莎士比亚。今天,我是个不留胡子的郊区爸爸,住在房子里,穿着没熨好的咔叽布裤子,靠讲政治家的笑话挣钱。幸亏,梦想能够改变。如果我们一直守着最初的梦想,那这个世界到处跑的都是牛仔和公主。

所以,无论你现在的梦是什么,如果你不能实现它,不意味着你失败了,你也不是失败者。但同样重要的是(这句话我可能说的不对,你也可能不会听),如果你实现了梦想,你也不是一个成功者

我毕业之后,搬到了芝加哥,开始做“即兴表演”。做即兴表演没有什么规矩,但最初我学到的东西中有一条则是:你并不是整个场景中最重要的人。其他的人都是最重要的。这样,你就会自然地给予其他人更多注意,去为他们服务。但好的方面是,你也是表演的一部分。唯一可以希望的是:对于观众来说,你也是最重要的人,这样他们就会为你服务。没有哪个人是领导,你总是追随者的追随者,服务者的服务者。你无法赢一场即兴表演。

 人生即是一场即兴表演。不清楚下一步将要发生什么,走一步说一步。就像即兴表演一样,你也不可能赢你的人生。

如果我们应该为他人服务,一起为了一个共同的目标而努力——但对于你们每个人来说,这个目标是什么?这些人又是谁?

以我的经验,你只会为你热爱的东西服务。因为,就像预言所说,服务是可见的爱。

如果你爱朋友,你就会为朋友服务。

如果你爱你的社区,就会为社区服务。

如果你爱钱,就会为钱服务。

如果你只爱你自己,那你就只为自己服务。而你拥有的也只是你自己。

所以,没有输赢。试着爱其他人,为他人服务,希望他们能够以对你的爱和服务作为回报。

原文:

LET’S DO THIS THING!

OK: YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. BUT – WHAT IF IT’S A STUPID DREAM? FOR INSTANCE STEPHEN COLBERT OF 25 YEARS AGO LIVED AT 2015 NORTH RIDGE – WITH TWO MEN AND THREE WOMEN – IN WHAT I NOW KNOW WAS A BROTHEL. HE DREAMED OF LIVING ALONE – WELL, ALONE WITH HIS BEARD – IN A LARGE, BARREN LOFT APARTMENT – LOTS OF BLOND WOOD- WEARING A KIMONO, WITH A FUTON ON THE FLOOR, AND A SAMOVAR OF TEA CONSTANTLY BUBBLING IN THE BACKGROUND, DOING SHAKESPEARE IN THE STREET FOR THE HOMELESS. TODAY, I AM A BEARDLESS, SUBURBAN DAD WHO LIVES IN A HOUSE, WEARS NO-IRON KHAKIS, AND MAKES ANTHONY WIENER JOKES FOR A LIVING. AND I LOVE IT. BECAUSE THANKFULLY DREAMS CAN CHANGE. IF WE’D ALL STUCK WITH OUR FIRST DREAM, THE WORLD WOULD BE OVERRUN WITH COWBOYS AND PRINCESSES.

SO WHATEVER YOUR DREAM IS RIGHT NOW, IF YOU DON’T ACHIEVE IT, YOU HAVEN’T FAILED, AND YOU’RE NOT SOME LOSER. BUT JUST AS IMPORTANTLY -AND THIS IS THE PART I MAY NOT GET RIGHT AND YOU MAY NOT LISTEN TO – IF YOU DO GET YOUR DREAM, YOU ARE NOT A WINNER.

 AFTER I GRADUATED FROM HERE, I MOVED DOWN TO CHICAGO AND DID IMPROV. NOW THERE ARE VERY FEW RULES TO IMPROVISATION, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS TAUGHT EARLY ON IS THAT YOU ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE SCENE. EVERYBODY ELSE IS. AND IF THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE SCENE, YOU WILL NATURALLY PAY ATTENTION TO THEM AND SERVE THEM. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU’RE IN THE SCENE TOO. SO HOPEFULLY TO THEM YOU’RE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON, AND THEY WILL SERVE YOU. NO ONE IS LEADING, YOU’RE ALL FOLLOWING THE FOLLOWER, SERVING THE SERVANT. YOU CANNOT WIN IMPROV.

AND LIFE IS AN IMPROVISATION. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT AND YOU ARE MOSTLY JUST MAKING THINGS UP AS YOU GO ALONG.

AND LIKE IMPROV, YOU CANNOT WIN YOUR LIFE.

 EVEN WHEN IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE YOU’RE WINNING. I HAVE MY OWN SHOW, WHICH I LOVE DOING. FULL OF VERY TALENTED PEOPLE READY TO SERVE ME. AND IT’S GREAT. BUT AT MY BEST, I AM SERVING THEM JUST AS HARD, AND TOGETHER, WE SERVE A COMMON IDEA, IN THIS CASE THE CHARACTER STEPHEN COLBERT, WHO IT’S CLEAR, ISN’T INTERESTED IN SERVING ANYONE. AND A SURE SIGN THAT THINGS ARE GOING WELL IS WHEN NO ONE CAN REALLY REMEMBER WHOSE IDEA WAS WHOSE, OR WHO SHOULD GET CREDIT FOR WHAT JOKES.

THOUGH NATURALLY I CREDIT FOR ALL OF THEM.

BUT IF WE SHOULD SERVE OTHERS, AND TOGETHER SERVE SOME COMMON GOAL OR IDEA – FOR ANY ONE YOU, WHAT IS THAT IDEA? AND WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE?

IN MY EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL TRULY SERVE ONLY WHAT YOU LOVE, BECAUSE, AS THE PROPHET SAYS, SERVICE IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE.

 IF YOU LOVE FRIENDS, YOU WILL SERVE YOUR FRIENDS.

IF YOU LOVE COMMUNITY, YOU WILL SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY.

IF YOU LOVE MONEY, YOU WILL SERVE YOUR MONEY.

 AND IF YOU LOVE ONLY YOURSELF, YOU WILL SERVE ONLY YOURSELF. AND YOU WILL HAVE ONLY YOURSELF.

SO NO MORE WINNING. INSTEAD, TRY TO LOVE OTHERS AND SERVE OTHERS, AND HOPEFULLY FIND THOSE WHO LOVE AND SERVE YOU IN RETURN.


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3 thoughts on “Late Night “Fake News”

  1. 美国的教育其实很厉害的,中国的官话、套话、大话、假话太失败了,应该学学美国。

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