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Recent Quips From Late Night   
late night是什么意思啊?

"The flooding was so bad in Washington that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin called the president and said, 'You're on your own pal.'" --Jay Leno
you're on your own pal. 什么意思啊?

"President Bush will not concede that global warming may have something to do with this crazy weather though he has been conducting all official business wearing floaties." --Jimmy Kimmel
是救生衣吗?

"The Census Bureau revealed today that Las Vegas is about to pass Washington, D.C. in population. The big difference between Las Vegas and D.C., of course, is that in Las Vegas people gamble with their own money." --Jay Leno

"He hasn't been affected by the rain. He's been able to get around just fine on the presidential boogie board, Cowabunga One." --Jimmy Kimmel
boogie board 是什么玩意儿?

"Have you seen these huge rain storms all the way from Minnesota to New York? Or as Al Gore is calling it, global leaking." --Jay Leno

"Rush Limbaugh was detained at Palm Beach International Airport today for alleged possession of prescription drugs that didn't have his name on them. The news reports said he had prescriptions with two different doctors' names on them. One of the drugs was Viagra. Actually, the reason that he flies with Viagra is because if helps to prevent the person sitting in front of him from reclining his seat too far back." --Jimmy Kimmel
这是最好笑的一个! 哈哈,笑翻了!.....
最后这个句子的结构该怎么解释啊? because if helps.....

"A 140 year-old tree on the White House grounds fell over. The minute the tree fell over President Bush wasted no time in blaming it on the New York Times." --Jay Leno  
waste no time马上,迅即?
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Post time 2006-7-4 13:58:22 |Display all floors

my understanding

1. Late Night 应该是晚间的一个电视或电台的节目,名字叫Late Night.

2. 应该是you are on you own, pal!就是说‘总统你还是靠自己吧‘引申义是我也管不了了,我也泥菩萨过河了。

3。floaties 是指能够在水上漂浮或者帮助人在水上漂浮的东西,其实意思是,虽然布什总统不同意说全球变暖和这次下暴雨有关系,但他还是穿着floaties指挥所有处理国事。引申义有两个,一个是美国一直拒绝签署《京都协议〉,另外表现美国人认为布什是一个肉烂嘴不烂鸭子。

4。这个是说拉斯韦加斯的人拿自己的钱去冒险,而华盛顿(美国政府)却拿老百姓的钱到中东(伊拉克)去冒险。

5。 boogie board是海边滑水的滑水板,引申,一个是说布什在总统宝座上象在滑水一样,没收到这场雨的影响,也就是没收到政治风云变幻的影响。

6。 这个是讽刺戈尔玩弄文字游戏,但是却显得很蹩脚,他试图回避globe warming。
7。我觉得你这个打错了,根据语义应该是it, 就是说带着伟哥是为了防止坐在前面的人把椅子放的太靠后。引申就是说,这个人的托词站不住脚。
8。waste no time就是立即,马上的意思,就是说,布什在出事后,总喜欢找别人的原因,而且经常驴唇不对马嘴。

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Post time 2006-7-4 14:12:14 |Display all floors
to spunky: thank you for doing so well on these jokes !

Late Night如果是晚间的一个电视或电台的节目,那么在英语里是什么意思呢?(只是好奇).
第7个可能是原文错了吧(我没打,粘的),是有点解释不通啊.
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Post time 2006-7-4 14:17:45 |Display all floors
第2个,我觉得应该是New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin对布什的报复吧,意思是原来我们这里水灾,你的指挥等方面有很多问题,导致了巨大的不必要的捐失,现在轮到你自已去感受一下无助的滋味了.
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Post time 2006-7-4 14:20:26 |Display all floors

not sure yet

不知道我理解的精确不精确,不过我觉得这些笑话的语言风格有点像美国的CBS的一个Talkshow, 不知道你看过没有,叫做Late Show, 那个主持人美国家喻户晓叫David Letterman, 非常幽默一个小老头,他的笑话有针对美国总统的,比如有个叫做 ‘President Bush's joke is not actually a joke' 说的都是布什平常讲话的漏洞。还有tonight's top ten, 等等。 有机会可以看看,代表了美国式幽默和美国社会的中产阶级文化。

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Post time 2006-7-4 14:23:36 |Display all floors

我的看法。。

你对第二个笑话的理解也完全没有问题,因为我人不在美国,也不可能对美国的事情非常了解,所以我就是抛砖引玉。这些笑话里蕴含着丰富的美国文化和美国人的思维逻辑。谢谢你的指正。

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Post time 2006-7-4 14:29:01 |Display all floors
it should be me to thank you, spunky. i'm deeply grateful for  information your showed me. 我猜"late night"里的late可能含有"最新的,最近的..."之意.
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