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清涼圖片"不養眼"

Gentlemen, imagine that you are waiting for your girlfriend at the corner of a street, and in front of you is a big TV screen, which is showing a woman wearing bikini running on a beach, then while you are enjoying this rather appealing scene, there is not a soul in your sight, not even your girl friend who is waving right in front of you.

Don't worry, it doesn't mean that you don't care about your loved one. It's just the nature.

Stop staring at me!!!


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Stop staring at the picture! It's gonna turn you blind!!!

男士們請注意,看太多"養眼"圖片將導致暫時性"失明"!!!

Wayne: Oh gosh!!! (Wayne plunged down the break, and the car stopped with a great squeaking sound)

Annie: What you are doing, honey?!!! Are you alright?!!! That's red light!!! Did you not see that?!!!

Wayne: Sorry honey. Are you alright? I was really off the track. (Wayne is still holding the steering wheel nervously)

Annie: I'm fine. Don't worry. What were you doing?

Wayne: Well....

Annie: Were you staring at other girls?

Wayne: No, I wasn't.

Annie: Then why didn't you keep your eyes on the road? What dragged your attention from the traffic light?

Wayne: I was... I was just reading at the lines on the roadside advertisement.

Annie: That one? (Annie is pointing to a gigantic billboard on the roadside, which is an advertisement of woman's underwear)

Wayne: Yeah.

Annie: Ha, you were reading the lines? I think it's more like you were gawking at the leggy pretty woman with that alluring lingerie, isn't it?

Wayne: Well, not gawking. Just a glimpse.

Annie: Yeah, just a glimpse, a LONG glimpse.

Wayne: Oh, it's green now. Back on the road. (Wayne cautiously drives the car forward)

Annie: That really proved what scientists said about "emotion-induced blindness".

Wayne: What's that?

Annie: They said it is normal that instantly after seeing something sexually explicit, men simply can't see other things, like blind people literally. But in my words, your careless driving, like what you have done just then, proved one more thing. That is, men are sexually focused, and that's how your brains are designed. So you are not to blame for this primitive instinct.

Wayne: Then how about women? What did the scientists say? Don't you get....what was that? Come again?

Annie: Emotion-induced blindness!!! Have you got "Emotion-induced amnesia" as well? Haha, that's gonna be a new case study for psychologists.

Wayne: Yeah, yeah, emotion-induced blindness. Don't women get that if they see a half naked macho man, showing his muscular figure?

Annie: No, they didn't mention that. They only took men's reaction to erotic pictures as the example.

Wayne: It's not fair. Not every man is like that.

Annie: Well then, you've still got a male brain. So just accept it. I don't blame you, honey. No worries! (Annie says it with a teasing tone.)

 

Wordbank:

stare (v): 盯著看
gosh (n): 表示驚訝或意外的語助詞
plunge (v): 快速的落下
squeaking (adj): 輪胎摩擦地面發出的尖銳聲響
gigantic (adj): 巨大的
billboard (n): 廣告牌;告示牌
leggy (adj): 雙腿修長的
alluring (adj): 誘惑的
lingerie (n): 女性貼身衣物
glimpse (n): 一瞥

cautiously (adv): 謹慎地;小心翼翼地

induced (adj): 導致的
explicit (adj): 明顯的;
blame (v): 責怪
primitive (adj): 原始的
instinct (n): 本能;天性
amnesia (n): 失憶症
macho (adj): 有男子氣概的;有男人味的
muscular (adj): 強壯的;肌肉發達的
erotic (adj): 性愛的
teasing (adj): 嘲弄的; 揶揄的

Phrases:

steering wheel : 方向盤
gawk at :傻愣愣地盯著看

 

相關連結:

(NewScientist) Erotic images can turn you blind

(ABC News) Racy and Gory Images Cause Temporary Blindness

 

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