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    How's that for sad

    - THE COMPOSITION IS CLEAN
    - AND IT EVEN SHOWS SIGNS OF ACTUAL TECHNIQUE.
    - I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE HIGH POINT OF MY DAY.
    - HOW'S THAT FOR SAD? (laughing)


    - MY NEW ROOMMATE SHOWED ME HOW TO KILL MICE WITH A HAMMER YESTERDAY,
    SO, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN THAT AND THE GENERAL ATMOSPHERE
    OF SIMMERING HOMOEROTICISM I THINK I'M REALLY STARTING TO TURN AROUND.

    I can't for the life of me figure out the meaning of those phrases in bold type.
    It's from "Malcolm in the middle."
    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

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    1. Контекста мало, но думаю, что-то в этом роде:
    Как тебе такая вот печаль?
    Это, по-твоему, можно обозвать грустью?
    2. Похоже я превращаюсь в гея (или пидора - кому как больше ндравится)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexB View Post
    1. Контекста мало, но думаю, что-то в этом роде:
    Как тебе такая вот печаль?
    Это, по-твоему, можно обозвать грустью?
    Нет, смысл почти прямо противоположный. Как я понимаю, выражения типа "How's that for X?" означают что-то вроде "Isn't that a good example of X?"
    Т.е. "How's that for sad?" значит что-то вроде "That's (very) sad, isn't it?"

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    do you have a youtube link? It's hard to figure out what's going on just by reading that excerpt.
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    "How's that for sad?" значит что-то вроде "That's (very) sad, isn't it?"
    А я, разве, не то же самое сказал? Только здесь с сарказмом это всё.
    Я не раз встречал такую конструкцию в фильмах и везде было что-то вроде издёвки.

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    2. я стал исправляться

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    I re-watched this episode today. How's that for a coincidence?

    - I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE HIGH POINT OF MY DAY.
    - HOW'S THAT FOR SAD? (laughing)
    What translationsnmru said, no doubt.

    - MY NEW ROOMMATE SHOWED ME HOW TO KILL MICE WITH A HAMMER YESTERDAY,
    SO, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN THAT AND THE GENERAL ATMOSPHERE
    OF SIMMERING HOMOEROTICISM I THINK I'M REALLY STARTING TO TURN AROUND.
    I'm pretty sure it's what Paperplane said. Of course, Francis is being sarcastic.
    A bit of context for those not in the know: unruly Francis was sent by his parents into some military school in order for him to "straighten up and fly right" and he hates it.

    (Well, I suppose, gay connotation adds up to sarcasm)

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    Is this from "Malcolm in the Middle" or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonic_Duck View Post
    Is this from "Malcolm in the Middle" or something?
    "Malcolm in the Middle", yes.

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    "How's that for sad?" значит что-то вроде "That's (very) sad, isn't it?"
    ??? она же хвалит его работу:
    - THE COMPOSITION IS CLEAN
    - AND IT EVEN SHOWS SIGNS OF ACTUAL TECHNIQUE.
    Почему это должно быть досадно, не пойму ход мысли

    2. я стал исправляться
    Paperplane, похоже на то
    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

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    She is saying that it's sad that it is the highlight of her day (i.e. her day can't have been very fun if the highlight of it is seeing his work).
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    her day can't have been very fun if the highlight of it is seeing his work
    OMG! Now it's all cleared up. Thanks, Demonic_Duck.
    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

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