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Finally some nerd appreciation. ;) [Jun. 26th, 2008|02:02 pm]
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The first cinema audiences in Hong Kong had to be paid to watch the films. Chinese people were frightened of the potential evil power of the 'moving spirits' on the screen in the first cinema for Chinese inhabitants, and refused to enter. For three weeks in the early days of the 'silents' the English owner hired audiences by the day, paying them for their attendance until their superstitions were shown to be without foundation. His policy paid off and by 1913 he had ten cinemas in the colony.


And Nerd porn. Oldie but goodie.

From: christinaathena
2008-06-26 07:12 pm (UTC)
Heh, pretty neat.

Reminds me of King Kamehameha of Hawaii who sought to abolish certain old taboos, and so he invited all the nobles to a big banquet in which he deliberately violated as many of the taboos as he could.

When people saw that nothing bad happened, they began to abandon those taboos.

Edited at 2008-06-26 07:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-26 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's interesting. What was his name? That may be a future post.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-26 07:23 pm (UTC)
Oh there's his name. hehe. Thank you. ;)
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From: christinaathena
2008-06-26 09:09 pm (UTC)
Caught it before I edited it, eh? :-)

Just watched that video (I was at work before :)) Great video! I would totally go for that. *G* Smart is sexy!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-26 09:21 pm (UTC)
lol, I'm speedy. ;)

And smart IS sexy. =)
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