CNN 新闻在线听附文本(2008-11-9)

发表时间:2009-01-31内容来源:VOA英语学习网

麦田上的名人画像(Paintings on the Field)

现在,干草不仅可以用来喂马,似乎还可以应用于名人。至少,这幅干草作品作为对爱因斯坦的献礼堪称独特。但是很难想象当牛群在他的画像上悠闲地吃草时,他会做何感想。

注释:
1.tribute n. 颂词
2.honoree n. 领奖人, 主宾
3.leisurely adv. 从容不迫地
4.visage n. <书> 容貌
5.mow v. 收割
6.protrusion n. 突出
7.wrinkle n. 皱纹
8.stumble vi. 绊倒
9.pupil n. 瞳孔
10.sketch n. 素描
11.graze v. 吃草
12.nibble v. 细咬
13.parasail n. 滑翔伞
14.ultralight adj. 超轻型的
15.sideburns n. 鬓角

Paintings on the Field

ANCHOR
Now, hay is for horses and geniuses apparently, as tributes go, this one to Albert Einstein at least unique. Well it’s hard to guess how its honoree might feel about cows chewing leisurely on his visage. As JeanneMoos reports. Honors, like everything else, are relative.

JEANNE MOOS,CNN CORR-ESPONDENT.
It’s the next best thing to getting inside the mind of Albert Einstein.

JEANNE MOOS
What is this?

ROGER BAKER, ARTIST
Part of Albert Einstein’s hair.

JEANNE MOOS
It’s where you mowed5 him.

VOICE-OVER
Albert Einstein, genius.

JEANNE MOOS
Albert Einstein, crop art.

RGER BAKER
These protrusions in the grass here are the wrinkles in his forehead.

JEANNE MOOS
Einstein was tops in many fields, and now a hay field in the Catskill Mountains.

RGER BAKER
We are now in his right eye.

JEANNE MOOS
A 35-foot eye. But from the ground, you’d never know that you’ve stumbled on a glint in Albert Einstein’s pupil. Starting from a sketch artist, Roger Baker used lawn mower tractors to carve Einstein’s portrait.

RGER BAKER
He’s got great hair. He’s a great image to do. I’ve always been fascinated with the guy. His moustache is really cool. Let’s go to his moustache.

JEANNE MOOS
The crop portrait coincides with an exhibit on Einstein at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. But the E in this E=mc2, is a hundred and twenty feet tall.

RGER BAKER
Look at the deer.

JEANNE MOOS
Do they eat Einstein?

RGER BAKER
Yeah, they’ve grazed on Albert. Nibbled on and landed on.

JEANNE MOOS
So hang-gliders land here?

RGER BAKER
Hang-gliders land here.

JEANNE MOOS
Some of these pictures were taken by a parasail pilot as he drifted back to earth. You can even see the shadow of an ultralight plane piloted by another photographer. Sure, there have been other crop portraits from Larry King to Babe Ruth. But not with the fine lines of Einstein. This is not Roger’s first.

JEANNE MOOS
So Elvis was here and down there.

RGER BAKER
It covered as far as you can see.

JEANNE MOOS
Last year, Elvis was cut into the very same field. The high point was mowing Elvis’ sideburns from a hang glider’s point of view.

DAVE HOPKINS ,HANG GLIDER PILOT
You can really see nicest when you’re coming in to land.

JEANNE MOOS
More than once, Albert Einstein has had to take it on the chin. But this is one straw man who never had to say, if I’d only had a brain. Jeanne Moos, CNN, Ellenville, New York.

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