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  • This is a recent comic strip from the Los Angeles Times.

    這是最近洛杉磯時報裡的一幅漫畫 This is a recent comic strip from the Los Angeles Times.

  • The punch line?

    笑點是? The punch line?

  • "On the other hand, I don't have to get up at four

    「另一方面,我不用每天凌晨四點起床」 "On the other hand, I don't have to get up at four

  • every single morning to milk my Labrador."

    「替我的拉布拉多餵奶」 every single morning to milk my Labrador."

  • This is a recent cover of New York Magazine.

    這是紐約雜誌最近一期封面 This is a recent cover of New York Magazine.

  • Best hospitals where doctors say they would go for cancer treatment,

    醫生都會去的最佳醫院,提供癌症治療、 Best hospitals where doctors say they would go for cancer treatment,

  • births, strokes, heart disease, hip replacements, 4 a.m. emergencies.

    婦產、中風、心臟病、髖關節置換、凌晨四點的急救 births, strokes, heart disease, hip replacements, 4 a.m. emergencies.

  • And this is a song medley I put together --

    這是一首我自己接的歌 And this is a song medley I put together --

  • (Music)

    (音樂) (Music)

  • Did you ever notice that four in the morning has become

    有沒有發現凌晨四點已經 Did you ever notice that four in the morning has become

  • some sort of meme or shorthand?

    變成一種代稱了? some sort of meme or shorthand?

  • It means something like you are awake at the worst possible hour.

    它表示,你在世上最糟糕的時間還醒著 It means something like you are awake at the worst possible hour.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • A time for inconveniences, mishaps, yearnings.

    不方便、悲劇、打哈欠的時間 A time for inconveniences, mishaps, yearnings.

  • A time for plotting to whack the chief of police,

    像是《教父》裡的經典鏡頭 A time for plotting to whack the chief of police,

  • like in this classic scene from "The Godfather."

    這密謀攻擊警察局長的時間 like in this classic scene from "The Godfather."

  • Coppola's script describes these guys as "exhausted in shirt sleeves.

    柯波拉的劇本對這些人的描述是:「穿著短袖、精疲力盡」 Coppola's script describes these guys as "exhausted in shirt sleeves.

  • It is four in the morning."

    「已經凌晨四點了」 It is four in the morning."

  • (Laughter).

    (笑聲) (Laughter).

  • A time for even grimmer stuff than that,

    還有更糟的 A time for even grimmer stuff than that,

  • like autopsies and embalmings in Isabel Allende's

    像是伊莎貝爾.阿言德小說《精靈之屋》裡 like autopsies and embalmings in Isabel Allende's

  • "The House of the Spirits."

    解剖防腐的時間 "The House of the Spirits."

  • After the breathtaking green-haired Rosa is murdered,

    就在美麗的綠髮少女Rosa被害後 After the breathtaking green-haired Rosa is murdered,

  • the doctors preserve her with unguents and morticians' paste.

    醫生們用油膏、防腐劑來保存屍體 the doctors preserve her with unguents and morticians' paste.

  • They worked until four o'clock

    他們工作到凌晨四點 They worked until four o'clock

  • A time for even grimmer stuff than that,

    更糟的還沒完 A time for even grimmer stuff than that,

  • like in last April's New Yorker magazine,

    去年四月的《紐約客》雜誌裡 like in last April's New Yorker magazine,

  • this short fiction piece by Martin Amis

    有部馬丁.艾米斯(Martin Amis)寫的短篇小說 this short fiction piece by Martin Amis

  • starts out, "On September 11, 2001, he opened his eyes

    小說開頭:「2001年9月11日,他張開雙眼,」 starts out, "On September 11, 2001, he opened his eyes

  • at 4 a.m. in Portland, Maine,

    「就在凌晨四點,於緬因州的波特蘭市」 at 4 a.m. in Portland, Maine,

  • and Mohamed Atta's last day began."

    「Mohamed Atta的最後一天開始了。」 and Mohamed Atta's last day began."

  • For a time that I find to be the most placid

    這個我覺得很平靜、悠閒的時間 For a time that I find to be the most placid

  • and uneventful hour of the day, four in the morning sure gets

    凌晨四點鐘竟然有這麼多 and uneventful hour of the day, four in the morning sure gets

  • an awful lot of bad press --

    負面評價 an awful lot of bad press --

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • across a lot of different media from a lot of big names.

    各大媒體都這樣報 across a lot of different media from a lot of big names.

  • And it made me suspicious.

    害我生疑了起來 And it made me suspicious.

  • I figured, surely some of the most creative artistic minds in the world, really,

    我想,世界上這麼多極富創意的人 I figured, surely some of the most creative artistic minds in the world, really,

  • aren't all defaulting back to this one easy trope

    不可能就這樣接受這比喻 aren't all defaulting back to this one easy trope

  • like they invented it, right?

    還好像他們發明的一樣 like they invented it, right?

  • Could it be there is something more going on here?

    是不是有更多原因? Could it be there is something more going on here?

  • Something deliberate, something secret,

    故意的、 神秘的原因 Something deliberate, something secret,

  • and who got the four in the morning bad rap ball rolling anyway?

    還有,到底是誰開始講凌晨四點壞話的? and who got the four in the morning bad rap ball rolling anyway?

  • I say, this guy -- Alberto Giacometti, shown here

    我說,就是這個人:阿貝特.傑克梅第(Alberto Giacometti) I say, this guy -- Alberto Giacometti, shown here

  • with some of his sculptures on the Swiss 100 franc note.

    以及他印在瑞士百元鈔的雕像 with some of his sculptures on the Swiss 100 franc note.

  • He did it with this famous piece

    他在紐約現代藝術博物館 He did it with this famous piece

  • from the New York Museum of Modern Art.

    展出的這個作品: from the New York Museum of Modern Art.

  • Its title -- "The Palace at Four in the Morning --

    《凌晨四點的宮殿》 Its title -- "The Palace at Four in the Morning --

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • 1932.

    於1932年 1932

  • Not just the earliest cryptic reference

    我不止因此找到最早的 Not just the earliest cryptic reference

  • to four in the morning I can find.

    凌晨四點神秘來源 to four in the morning I can find.

  • I believe that this so-called first surrealist sculpture

    我相信這個所謂的第一個超現實主義雕塑 I believe that this so-called first surrealist sculpture

  • may provide an incredible key to virtually

    就是往後的創作者 may provide an incredible key to virtually

  • every artistic depiction of four in the morning to follow it.

    對於凌晨四點描述的關鍵 every artistic depiction of four in the morning to follow it.

  • I call this The Giacometti Code, a TED exclusive.

    我取名為:傑克梅第密碼,TED獨家 I call this The Giacometti Code, a TED exclusive.

  • No, feel free to follow along on your Blackberries

    如果手上有黑莓機、iPhone的 No, feel free to follow along on your Blackberries

  • or your iPhones if you've got them.

    歡迎上網搜尋一下 or your iPhones if you've got them.

  • It works a little something like -- this is a recent Google search

    結果大概像這樣,這是最近用Google作的 It works a little something like -- this is a recent Google search

  • for four in the morning.

    凌晨四點搜尋 for four in the morning.

  • Results vary, of course. This is pretty typical.

    結果當然很多,一定的 Results vary, of course. This is pretty typical.

  • The top 10 results yield you

    前十名的結果裡 The top 10 results yield you

  • four hits for Faron Young's song, "It's Four in the Morning,"

    有四個是費倫楊(Faron Young)的歌:凌晨四點鐘 four hits for Faron Young's song, "It's Four in the Morning,"

  • three hits for Judi Dench's film, "Four in the Morning,"

    有三個是茱蒂丹契的電影《凌晨四點鐘》 three hits for Judi Dench's film, "Four in the Morning,"

  • one hit for Wislawa Szymborska's poem, "Four in the Morning."

    一個是辛波斯卡(Wislawa Szymborska)的詩《凌晨四點鐘》 one hit for Wislawa Szymborska's poem, "Four in the Morning."

  • But what, you may ask, do a Polish poet, a British Dame,

    你會問,一個波蘭詩人、一個英國女爵士、 But what, you may ask, do a Polish poet, a British Dame,

  • a country music hall of famer all have in common

    與一個鄉村名歌手的共通點在哪? a country music hall of famer all have in common

  • besides this totally excellent Google ranking?

    當然除了Google排行前幾名以外 besides this totally excellent Google ranking?

  • Well, let's start with Faron Young -- who was born, incidentally,

    先講費倫楊好了,他正好在 Well, let's start with Faron Young -- who was born, incidentally,

  • in 1932.

    1932年出生 in 1932.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • In 1996, he shot himself in the head on December ninth --

    1996年12月9日,他舉槍自盡 In 1996, he shot himself in the head on December ninth --

  • which incidentally is Judi Dench's birthday.

    那天正好是茱蒂丹契的生日 which incidentally is Judi Dench's birthday.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • But he didn't die on Dench's birthday.

    但他其實不是在丹契的生日當天死掉 But he didn't die on Dench's birthday.

  • He languished until the following afternoon when he finally succumbed

    他命危到隔天下午才離開人世 He languished until the following afternoon when he finally succumbed

  • to a supposedly self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 64 --

    因為自己造成的槍傷,享年64歲 to a supposedly self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 64 --

  • which, incidentally, is how old Alberto Giacometti was when he died.

    竟然和傑克梅第以同樣的年齡去世 which, incidentally, is how old Alberto Giacometti was when he died.

  • Where was Wislawa Szymborska during all this?

    那辛波斯卡到哪去了? Where was Wislawa Szymborska during all this?

  • She has the world's most absolutely watertight alibi.

    她有全世界最完美的不在場證明 She has the world's most absolutely watertight alibi.

  • On that very day, December 10, 1996 while Mr. Four in the Morning,

    1996年12月10日這天,凌晨四點鐘先生 On that very day, December 10, 1996 while Mr. Four in the Morning,

  • Faron Young, was giving up the ghost in Nashville, Tennessee,

    費倫楊在田納西州的納什維爾歸西天時 Faron Young, was giving up the ghost in Nashville, Tennessee,

  • Ms. Four in the Morning -- or one of them anyway -- Wislawa Szymborska

    凌晨四點鐘女士之一的辛波斯卡 Ms. Four in the Morning -- or one of them anyway -- Wislawa Szymborska

  • was in Stockholm, Sweden, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    正在瑞典首都接受諾貝爾文學獎 was in Stockholm, Sweden, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • 100 years to the day after the death of Alfred Nobel himself.

    正好是諾貝爾本人去世第100年 100 years to the day after the death of Alfred Nobel himself.

  • Coincidence? No, it's creepy.

    巧合嗎?不,超毛的 Coincidence? No, it's creepy.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • Coincidence to me has a much simpler magic.

    巧合還比較簡單一點 Coincidence to me has a much simpler magic.

  • That's like me telling you,

    好像我說: That's like me telling you,

  • "Hey, you know the Nobel Prize was established in 1901,

    「你知道諾貝爾獎在1901年設立」 "Hey, you know the Nobel Prize was established in 1901,

  • which coincidentally is the same year Alberto Giacometti was born?"

    「那年正好是傑克梅第的出生年」 which coincidentally is the same year Alberto Giacometti was born?"

  • No, not everything fits so tidily into the paradigm,

    當然不是每件事都這麼巧合 No, not everything fits so tidily into the paradigm,

  • but that does not mean there's not something going on

    但不表示沒有其他詭異的事 but that does not mean there's not something going on

  • at the highest possible levels.

    也發生著 at the highest possible levels.

  • In fact there are people in this room

    事實上,在座一定有人 In fact there are people in this room

  • who may not want me to show you this clip we're about to see.

    不想看我將要播的影片 who may not want me to show you this clip we're about to see.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • Video: We have a tennis court, a swimming pool, a screening room --

    我們有網球場、游泳池、影音室 Video: We have a tennis court, a swimming pool, a screening room --

  • You mean if I want pork chops, even in the middle of the night,

    你是說,如果我半夜想吃豬排 You mean if I want pork chops, even in the middle of the night,

  • your guy'll fry them up?

    有人會幫我煎? your guy'll fry them up?

  • Sure, that's what he's paid for.

    當然,我花錢請來的 Sure, that's what he's paid for.

  • Now do you need towels, laundry, maids?

    你需要毛巾、洗衣服、女傭嗎? Now do you need towels, laundry, maids?

  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait -- let me see if I got this straight.

    等等、等等,讓我搞清楚 Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait -- let me see if I got this straight.

  • It is Christmas Day, 4 a.m.

    如果是耶誕節凌晨四點 It is Christmas Day, 4 a.m.

  • There's a rumble in my stomach.

    我肚子餓了 There's a rumble in my stomach.

  • Homer, please.

    荷馬,拜託 Homer, please.

  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

    等等、等等 Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

  • Let me see if I got this straight, Matt.

    讓我搞清楚,Matt (辛普森家庭作者) Let me see if I got this straight, Matt.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • When Homer Simpson needs to imagine

    當荷馬辛普森想著 When Homer Simpson needs to imagine

  • the most remote possible moment of not just the clock,

    世界上最糟的時刻 the most remote possible moment of not just the clock,

  • but the whole freaking calendar, he comes up with 0400

    他想到的是,耶穌誕生這天 but the whole freaking calendar, he comes up with 0400

  • on the birthday of the Baby Jesus.

    的凌晨四點鐘 on the birthday of the Baby Jesus.

  • And no, I don't know how it works

    我不知道是怎麼搞的 And no, I don't know how it works

  • into the whole puzzling scheme of things, but obviously,

    這整個難解的陰謀,不過 into the whole puzzling scheme of things, but obviously,

  • I know a coded message when I see one.

    我看到密碼就知道 I know a coded message when I see one.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • I said, I know a coded message when I see one.

    我說,我看到密碼就知道 I said, I know a coded message when I see one.

  • And folks, you can buy a copy of Bill Clinton's "My Life"

    各位可以到旁邊書局 And folks, you can buy a copy of Bill Clinton's "My Life"

  • from the bookstore here at TED.

    買本柯林頓回憶錄《我的人生》 from the bookstore here at TED.

  • Parse it cover to cover for whatever hidden references you want.

    從頭到尾找尋神秘線索 Parse it cover to cover for whatever hidden references you want.

  • Or you can go to the Random House website where there is this excerpt.

    或者可以到藍燈書屋網站找節錄 Or you can go to the Random House website where there is this excerpt.

  • And how far down into it you figure we'll have to scroll

    你滑鼠要捲多久才找的到 And how far down into it you figure we'll have to scroll

  • to get to the golden ticket?

    神秘寶物? to get to the golden ticket?

  • Would you believe, about a dozen paragraphs?

    你相信嗎?大概就十幾段 Would you believe, about a dozen paragraphs?

  • This is page 474 on your paperbacks, if you're following along:

    這是平裝版第474頁,可以看到: This is page 474 on your paperbacks, if you're following along:

  • "Though it was getting better, I still wasn't satisfied

    「就職演說稿已經寫得很好了,」 "Though it was getting better, I still wasn't satisfied

  • with the inaugural address.

    「但我還是不滿意,」 with the inaugural address.

  • My speechwriters must have been tearing their hair out

    「我的撰稿人一定快抓破頭了,」 My speechwriters must have been tearing their hair out

  • because as we worked between one and four in the morning

    「因為我們在就職典禮當天,從凌晨一點弄到四點」 because as we worked between one and four in the morning

  • on Inauguration Day, I was still changing it."

    「還是沒弄出最終稿。」 on Inauguration Day, I was still changing it."

  • Sure you were, because you've prepared your entire life

    最好是,好像你等一輩子的這個 Sure you were, because you've prepared your entire life

  • for this historic quadrennial event that just sort of sneaks up on you.

    四年一次的典禮,就這樣偷偷來到一樣 for this historic quadrennial event that just sort of sneaks up on you.

  • And then --

    然後- And then --

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • three paragraphs later we get this little beauty:

    三段之後果然發現了 three paragraphs later we get this little beauty:

  • "We went back to Blair House to look at the speech for the last time.

    「我們回到布萊爾賓館,檢查最終稿,」 "We went back to Blair House to look at the speech for the last time.

  • It had gotten a lot better since 4 a.m."

    「四點過後果然好多了。」 It had gotten a lot better since 4 a.m."

  • Well, how could it have?

    真的是這樣嗎? Well, how could it have?

  • By his own writing, this man was either asleep,

    照他的邏輯,這個人不是在睡覺 By his own writing, this man was either asleep,

  • at a prayer meeting with Al and Tipper or learning how to launch

    就是和高爾夫婦一起禱告,或是學著 at a prayer meeting with Al and Tipper or learning how to launch

  • a nuclear missile out of a suitcase.

    怎麼將核彈從手提包裡發射 a nuclear missile out of a suitcase.

  • What happens to American presidents at 0400 on inauguration day?

    就職典禮當天凌晨四點的美國總統們到底在幹嘛? What happens to American presidents at 0400 on inauguration day?

  • What happened to William Jefferson Clinton?

    柯林頓那時候到底在幹嘛? What happened to William Jefferson Clinton?

  • We might not ever know.

    我們無從得知 We might not ever know.

  • And I noticed, he's not exactly around here today

    我也注意到,他今天沒有來現場 And I noticed, he's not exactly around here today

  • to face any tough questions.

    無法接受提問 to face any tough questions.

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • It could get awkward, right?

    這樣應該很尷尬 It could get awkward, right?

  • I mean, after all, this whole business happened on his watch.

    我是說,這些事都在他眼下發生 I mean, after all, this whole business happened on his watch.

  • But if he were here --

    他如果有來- But if he were here --

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • he might remind us, as he does in the wrap-up to his fine autobiography,

    他可能會提醒我們,就如他自傳裡寫的 he might remind us, as he does in the wrap-up to his fine autobiography,

  • that on this day, Bill Clinton began a journey --

    從這天起,柯林頓開始了他的旅程 that on this day, Bill Clinton began a journey --

  • a journey that saw him go on to become

    這旅程,他成為 a journey that saw him go on to become

  • the first Democrat president elected

    好幾世代以來 the first Democrat president elected

  • to two consecutive terms in decades.

    民主黨首位 to two consecutive terms in decades.

  • In generations.

    連任的總統 In generations.

  • The first since this man, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,

    自羅斯福總統以後的首位 The first since this man, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,

  • who began his own unprecedented journey

    羅斯福總統前所未見的旅程 who began his own unprecedented journey

  • way back at his own first election,

    從他第一次選舉 way back at his own first election,

  • way back in a simpler time, way back in 1932 --

    正是簡單的那年-1932 way back in a simpler time, way back in 1932 --

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • the year Alberto Giacometti

    傑克梅第創作 the year Alberto Giacometti

  • (Laughter)

    (笑聲) (Laughter)

  • made "The Palace at Four in the Morning."

    《凌晨四點的宮殿》那年 made "The Palace at Four in the Morning."

  • The year, let's remember, that this voice, now departed,

    那年,讓我們記得,這逝去的聲音... The year, let's remember, that this voice, now departed,

  • first came a-cryin' into this big old crazy world of ours.

    首度來到這個瘋狂的世上 first came a-cryin' into this big old crazy world of ours.

  • (Music)

    (音樂) (Music)

  • (Applause)

    (掌聲) (Applause)

This is a recent comic strip from the Los Angeles Times.

這是最近洛杉磯時報裡的一幅漫畫 This is a recent comic strip from the Los Angeles Times.

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【TED】生活。凌晨4點之謎 (【TED】Rives: The 4 a.m. mystery)

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