Posts Tagged ‘nma news

25
Jul
10

沙拉裴林準備2012年選總統?Is Sarah Palin Gunning for 2012?

Here is another car-crash of journalism from NMA news.  Just from watching the video you will actually know what they are talking about, as it is amusing to read the English “jokes” left in (teabaggers, the news ticker) but it’s actually interesting to read and listen to the Chinese text to see how much they have gotten wrong in simplifying this news story.  For example, this news source makes it seem like Palin is some kind of internet star like Justin Bieber and not the creation of an organized right-wing conglomerate, as though she was just lucky in getting involved with Fox and not directly involved herself.

It’s upsetting to see news so distorted and simplified in this ocean of mediocrity and dispassion, but it’s funny to finally see Palin snipe at galloping bears from a helicopter piloted by John McCain and mud wrestle Barack Obama in a bikini.

I know NMA News has one about Apple and Steve Jobs wearing a Darth Vader costume, but I didn’t translate that one because there’s no slave Leia outfit anywhere to be seen.  NMA, you’re slipping in your exploitation!

沙拉裴林準備2012年選總統?Is Sarah Palin Gunning for 2012?
Is Sarah Palin Getting Ready for the 2012 Presidential Election?

2008年
In 2008

共和黨總統候選人麥肯選上裴琳做副手
Republican presidential candidate McCain chose Palin to be his assistant

當時,很少人知道她是誰
At that time, few people had heard of her

兩人敗選後分道揚鑣
The two went their separate ways after they had lost the election

裴琳成為保守右派的麻辣女王
Palin became the hot and spicy queen for the Conservative right

人氣越來越高
She became more and more famous

信譽卓著的電視台邀請她當名嘴
A television channel with a distinguished reputation invited her to be its famous television host

討論各種熱門話題
to discuss various current popular topics

像墨西哥灣BP漏油事件
like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

她的家庭生活也成為公眾矚目的焦點
Her family life has become a public focus of attention

有傳言
There is a rumor

裴林的女兒及奶爸
That Palin’s daughter and father

將成為真人實境節目的主角
Will become characters on a reality TV show

有人擔心她經驗不夠
Some people are worried that she doesn’t have enough experience

但她自認很有國際觀
But she has said she has much international experience

裴林越來越有名
Palin is becoming more and more famous

也插手紐約市的地方政治
and has involved herself in local New York politics

她不但發明新的單子
Not only has she invented a new word

也拿自己跟莎士比亞相比
but also she has compared herself to Shakespeare

今年,她的政治行動委員會SarahPAC
This year, her political operation committee SarahPAC

已經募得美金130萬元
has already raised 1.3 million USD in funds

這麼積極的募款
Such vigorous fund-raising

引起人們猜測
has caused some people to wonder

她是否在準備2012年
whether or not she is getting ready for the 2012

的美國總統大選
American presidential general election

跟歐巴馬開戰
and start a war with Obama

如果裴林當選的話
If Palin is indeed elected

這將代表美國人民珍惜保守主義
This will represent that Americans value right-wing conservatism

而“refudiate”歐巴馬
And “refudiate” Obama

共和黨gong4he2dang Republican Party
候選人hou4xuan3ren2 candidate
副手fu4shou3 assistant
分道揚鑣fen1dao4yang2biao1 to each go their own way
保守bao3shou3 to guard, protect; to be (politically) conservative
右派pou4pai4 rightist (political); right wing
人氣ren2qi4 human spirit
信譽xin4yu4 prestige, distinction, reputation
卓著zhuo2zhu4 distinguished
名嘴ming2zui3 a famous TV or radio host
話題hua4ti2 subject (of a talk or conversation), topic
公眾gong1zhong4 public
矚目zhu3mu4 to focus on
焦點jiao1dian3 focus, focal point
插手cha1shou3 to involve oneself in
行動xing2dong4 operation, action; to move; mobile
委員會wei3yuan2hui4 committee
幕mu4 to canvass for contributions, to recruit, to collect, to raise
積極ji1ji2 vigorous, active, positive (outlook)
募款mu4kuan3 to raise funds, fund raising
猜測cai1ce4 to guess, to surmise
主義zhu3yi4 -ism, ideology
當選dang1xuan3 to be elected

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10
Jul
10

小賈斯丁慘遭網友惡搞 – Internet Turns on Justin Bieber

Have you seen the Chinese Youtube video that illustrates all of Justin Bieber’s rumors come to life, but you didn’t know what they were talking about?  Well, internet friend, you’ve come to the right place because I have translated the entire short video from Taiwanese putonghua into English.

If you actually enjoy real news and objectivity, then this won’t be enjoyable for you.  However, if you are actually interested to find out how skewed a Chinese perspective can be upon popular culture, then this could be interesting.  “News organisation” NMA News answers the question “Do I honestly need to know everything outside the realm of good taste and morals?” with a resounding 百分之百是的! Here’s from their own description of the video:

“The Internet may have made Justin Bieber, but there are millions of people out there who want to knock him down just as quickly as his rise to fame. See Justin survive a car crash, visit an STD clinic, dance with Kim Jong Il and get beaten up by the Jonas Brothers.”

I don’t know of millions of people who want to knock down Justin Bieber, but I do know of a “news organisation” that loves to humiliate and destroy celebrities–you, NMA News.  Oh, and Apple Action News gets a worthy nomination as well.

Sure, the internet and the world at large don’t need to use their collective imaginations anymore to envision what Kim Jong-Il would look like as a back-up dancer (see 1:14) but this is trash; enjoyable trash, but trash nonetheless.  I suppose this is what happens when the free press of Taiwan meets the practical crass Chinese mentality to exploit every situation for material gain.  Myself, I don’t have an opinion on Little Justin as I don’t know him or his music, but it is universally accepted that he looks like an attractive lesbian.

Enjoy the translation.

小賈斯丁慘遭網友惡搞 – Internet Turns on Justin Bieber
Little Justin suffers from the evil meddling of online peers

加拿大金童歌手小賈斯丁
Canada’s golden boy of singing Little Justin
是個貨真價實的網路明星
is an undisputed internet star through and through
他能夠爆紅要多虧他的媽媽
He can attribute his massive fame thanks to his mother
把他早年的影片PO到YOUTUBE上
who had put his video up on Youtube at an early age
小賈斯丁在YOUTUBE上
The fame of Little Justin
名氣越來越大
Grew and grew on Youtube
不久他就被星探發掘
Not long after he was discovered by a talent scout
簽下唱片合約
And signed a recording contract
一般『小賈斯丁熱』
The ubiquitous “Little Justin Fever”
開始風靡世界各地的年輕女孩子
Started to become fashionable all around the world with young girls

但小賈斯丁同時也變成
However, at the same little Justin was becoming
宅男最愛惡搞的對象
The favorite target for evil meddling
今年六月網路上流傳一個謠言
In June of this year a rumor spread on the internet
說小賈斯丁出了車禍死亡
That said that little Justin had died in a traffic accident
粉絲們傷心欲絕
His fans were distraught with their hopes dashed
他趕快現身澄清謠言
But he was quick to appear and clear up this false rumor

一個叫做4chan的惡搞網站
A website that meddles in evilness called 4chan
成員聯合串連惡整賈斯丁
had its members unite together to punish Justin
把『小賈斯丁的梅毒』的字串
And made the phrase “the syphilis of Little Justin”
變成谷歌上最熱門的搜尋
Into Google’s most popular search
又有另外一個謠言說有本男性雜誌
And then there was another rumor that stated a men’s magazine
要小賈斯丁的媽媽五萬美元拍艷照
Offered Little Justin’s mom fifty thousand USD to pose for glamor shots
害他有得去滅火
This rumor hurt him and also had to be extinguished

有反賈斯丁的駭客
Some hackers opposed to Justin
竟然把他的MV連接接到色情網站
Unexpectedly connected [searches for] his music video to receive [search links for ] a pornographic web site

小賈斯丁問粉絲
Little Justin asked his fans
想他下一站到哪裡演唱的網路問卷
in an online questionnaire where they would like him to appear next to perform
也被灌票
Where he was pranked again (made to drink a coupon)
竟有五十萬人叫他去北韓演唱
When five hundred thousand people asked him to go to North Korea to perform

雖然小賈斯丁屢次被惡搞
Although Little Justin has repeatedly been targeted with evil meddling
他還是個很有自信的年輕男孩
He is still a confident young man
最近竟然還向喬納斯兄弟三人組嗆聲
Just recently he unexpectedly taunted the three Jonas brothers
說他一人可以打垮他們三個
And said that he alone can completely defeat the three of them

惡e3(噁心) nauseated
e4 evil, ferocious
wu4 to loathe
貨真價實huo4zhen1jia4shi2 high quality at a decent price; through and through
多虧(多亏)duo1kui1 thanks to, owing to, fortunately, luckily
星探xing1tan4 talent scout
發掘fa1jue2 to be unearthed, to be found
合約he2yue1 contract
一般yi4ban1 same, ordinary
風靡(风靡)feng1mi3 to be fashionable
宅zhai2 residence
對象(对象)dui4xiang4 target, object, boyfriend, girlfriend
車禍che1huo4 traffic accident
欲yu4 desire, to want
澄清cheng2qing1 to clear up, clarify, make clear
成員cheng2yuan2 member
聯合lian2he2 unite
字串zi4chuan2 character string
熱門re4men2 popular, hot, in vogue
搜尋sou1xun2 to look for, seach, hunt
艷(艳)yan4 gorgeous, romantic, envy
滅火(灭火)mie4huo3 to extinguish
駭客hai4ke4 “hacker”
駭hai4 astonish, startle
連接lian2jie1 to link, to connect
接到jie1dao4 to receive
問卷wen4juan3 questionnaire
灌guan4 to irrigate, to force to drink
屢次(屡次)lv3ci4 repeatedly, frequently, time and time again113
喬納斯qiao2na4si1 “Jonas”
嗆聲
嗆(呛)qiang4qiang1 to peck; stupid foolish; to cough because of choking
打垮da3kua3 completely defeat, to rout

What is PO?  P.O.? Po?  The po-po?  It isn’t in the dictionary.