Shoot­ing the Breeze

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Young ac­tors of­ten com­plain: they have to get up for make-up at four in the morn­ing, wait on lo­ca­tion all day long while not shoot­ing the scene un­til eight at night—they say it can be ex­haust­ing. There’s no rea­son to com­plain, though; re­ally, half of an ac­tor’s pay is the money be­ing paid for wait­ing. Stand up co­me­di­ans aren’t so dif­fer­ent; half of their earn­ings are money paid for get­ting cussed out and booed off stage.

—Xiang­sheng (Crosstalk) Ac­tor Guo De­gang says, if you’re not talk­ing about some­one else, some­one’s talk­ing about you, just be happy in­stead Let’s say the suc­cess rate of do­ing some­thing is 1%, what is the prob­a­bil­ity, then, of suc­cess if we do it re­peat­edly one hun­dred times? The cor­rect an­swer is 63%. Here’s my cal­cu­la­tion method: if the suc­cess rate is 1%, then the rate of fail­ure is 99%; when we have 100 at­tempts, the rate of fail­ure for 100 com­plete at­tempts be­comes 37%—so the chance of be­ing suc­cess­ful, at least once, is 63%.

— The suc­cess rate of the seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble, tried over and over mul­ti­ple times will rise in­def­i­nitely On a typ­i­cal Amer­i­can TV show, w, the male lead can be swapped att any time; on Korean TV shows, al­lll the char­ac­ters are lead­ing male ac­tors;ctors; on Thai TV shows, all the char­ac­ter­s­ac­ters are vy­ing for the lead­ing male role; and on Chi­nese TV shows, even ven ifi if the au­di­ence changes to an­oth­erothe er chan­nel the lead­ing male role ole is isi al­ways the same guy.

— “Turnover of Chi­nese TV & theth he Un­shake­able Male Lead” leads ds tot o beauty fa­tigue No Sig­nal: Chi­nese made—crap phone, can’t trust any­thing made in China.

Ap­ple—The sig­nal here sucks.

Laggy Phone: Chi­nese made—crap phone, can’t trust any­thing made in China.

Ap­ple—This app’s op­ti­miza­tion sucks. Delete it.

Bat­tery prob­lems: Chi­nese made—crap phone, can’t trust any­thing made in China.

Ap­ple—I hope their bat­tery tech­nol­ogy im­proves quickly.

Pho­tos Un­clear: Chi­nese made—crap phone, can’t trust any­thing made in China.

Ap­ple—Hehe, my hand shook again.

—An in­ter­est­ing phe­nom­e­non

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