Joke for the Day - 他知道的太多了 (tā zhīdao de tài duō le)
他知道的太多了 tā zhīdao de tài duō le
有一个神经病，不知从哪里弄到了一把手枪，他走在一条黑色的胡同里。yǒu yī ge shénjīngbìng，bùzhī cóng nǎli nòngdào le yībǎ shǒuqiāng，tā zǒuzài yī tiáo hēisè de hútong lǐ.
突然遇上一个年轻人，神经病二话不说将其按在地上用枪支指着他的头！tūrán yùshàng yī gè niánqīngrén，shénjīngbìng èrhuàbùshuō jiāng qí àn zài dìshang yòng qiāngzhī zhǐ zhe tā de tóu！
问道："一加一等于几”？wèndào："yī jiāyī děngyú jǐ”？
年轻人吓坏了！niánqīngrén xiàhuài le！
沉思了许久，回答："等于二..." 神经病毫不犹豫的开枪杀了他！chénsī le xǔjiǔ，huídá："děngyú èr..." shénjīngbìng háobù yóuyù de kāiqiāng shā le tā！
然后把枪拽在怀里冰冷的说了一句：你知道得太多了。ránhòu bǎ qiāng zhuài zài huáilǐ bīnglěng de shuō le yī jù：nǐ zhīdao de tài duō le.
他知道的太多了 tā zhīdao de tài duō le
有一個神經病，不知從哪裡弄到了一把手槍，他走在一條黑色的胡同裡。yǒu yī ge shénjīngbìng，bùzhī cóng nǎli nòngdào le yībǎ shǒuqiāng，tā zǒuzài yī tiáo hēisè de hútòng lǐ.
突然遇上一個年輕人，神經病二話不說將其按在地上用槍支指著他的頭! tūrán yùshàng yī gè niánqīngrén，shénjīngbìng èrhuàbùshuō jiāng qí àn zài dìshang yòng qiāngzhī zhǐ zhe tā de tóu！
問道：“壹加壹等於幾？” wèndào："yī jiāyī děngyú jǐ”？
年輕人嚇壞了！niánqīngrén xiàhuài le！
沉思了許久，回答：“等於二..." 神經病毫不猶豫的開槍殺了他！chénsī le xǔjiǔ，huídá："děngyú èr..." shénjīngbìng háobù yóuyù de kāiqiāng shā le tā！
然後把槍拽在懷裡冰冷的說了一句：“你知道的太多了。” ránhòu bǎ qiāng zhuài zài huáilǐ bīnglěng de shuō le yī jù：nǐ zhīdao de tài duō le.
手枪/shǒuqiāng/pistol，胡同/hútong/lane，毫不犹豫/háobù yóuyù/without hesitation，吓/xià/to scare
magnus1977June 26, 2009, 01:43 PM
So...let me get this straight. I crazy man gets a gun. Holds a gun to a young person's head. Asks him... what is one plus one? The young person says, uh... two. The crazy man kills the young person and says coldly, "you know too much."
Gosh I feel like a foreigner. I DON'T GET IT!
bababardwanJune 27, 2009, 05:19 AM
well,it's hard to think of knowing something less [both in knowledge and significance] than knowing what one plus one is.If he was going to get shot for that,what knowledge could he have admitted to that would not have got him shot? Obviously,with the retrospectoscope we can see he should have said he didn't have a clue [as long as he could make that sound believable].Or have I completely misinterpreted the Chinese? ..Don't want to lead anyone up the garden path.What do others think?
chris_mandarin_studentJune 27, 2009, 10:46 AM
you need to translate the comments also, keymagic says 这是一个冷笑话(不好笑的笑话) . Literally translated a cold joke, there are lots of references on the internet. Every culture is going to have their own versions of irony and satire etc. that won't translate well.
This one prabably works better if you have more experiance of the problems that can occur if you "know too much".
TalJuly 25, 2009, 01:25 AM
baba, you've seen 'Being John Malkovich'? I will make a movie called 'Being Babawardwan'!
(In fact I just started work in Photoshop on a version of the poster for that movie with lots of little Chauncey Gardiner faces covering the Malkovich faces, but then I realised how long it was gonna take and gave up!)
bababardwanJuly 25, 2009, 01:28 AM
Yes,definitely seen it..years ago.He's a great actor and I enjoy a movie that's a bit out there.I'm very flattered that you'd do a PS job with Chauncey in it.I enjoy dabbling with photoeditors at times myself,so was mightily impressed with how well you did the Jenny Mona Lisa.Can't wait to see this latest project,hehe :)
bababardwanJune 26, 2009, 02:09 PM
Yeah,I think you've pretty much got the joke as I understand it.I thought it was pretty funny.It mainly works because the guy is crazy [probably highly paranoid].The whole "you know too much"...the punchline.. is like what happens in a mafia movie.If someone knows too much about you,they are then a threat to you either by going turncoat,or by ratting to the cops if they're caught.So it is this sort of knowledge [eg you're previous crimes,how your operation works etc] that is dangerous to such a person...not the simple knowledge of 1 plus 1..which is what makes it funny.Maybe I have missed something in translation and I'm off on my own tangent,but that seemed to be the joke to me.
Thanks shenyajin for the joke.Great idea.Keep 'em coming. :)