Friday, March 30, 2007

Show 331 Friday 30 March


Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show. Today’s song is called Kings of MySpace. It’s by P-D-Flo Films.

I really like this song. But I think it is very hard to understand for English students – because there’s a lot of slang and cultural references. So don’t worry if you don’t understand most of it. I can’t understand some of it too actually.

If you just watch it and learn a couple of new words that’s enough.

They talk about three stereotypes. They are:
the emo guy
the wannabe thug
the meterosexual guy


I talked about emo before. And a thug is a violent person, especially a criminal.
Wannabe is short for want to be and it means a person who tries to be someone they’re not.
The wannabe thug in the video dresses like he’s a gangster but he’s not.
A metrosexual ... that’s a fairly new word. It means something like guys who live in cities an do things usually considered to be feminine – like be interested in fashion and skincare. It think there’s debate around what it means but anyway, something like that.

I like these lines:
Get naked in the bathroom and take some pics
Put the flash on .. so they can see no zits

Pics is short for pictures. And a zit is a pimple or a spot on your skin.
And that’s a good trick – if you use bright lights, it looks like you have good skin.

But wait I have no friends, so what do I do?
It's okay, we were once losers just like you
I had zero friends, not even Tom would approve me

Tom is the guy who founded MySpace. And when you join American MySpace then you automatically get Tom as a friend.
So that’s a funny line: not even Tom would approve me.
Recently Japanese MySpace just started and Ozzie is the Japanese version of Tom.

Finally these two lines:

All the fly chicks will show you e-love
Don't even ask for the digits, just get the three dubs

Fly means sexy or cool ... mainly American, I think.
I’ve never heard anyone use fly in New Zealand.

The digits means a telephone number. And three dubs means url.
So that’s a sign of the times – before when you met someone you’d just ask their phone number – but these days people also ask for urls or user names.



STICK NEWS

Kia ora in Stick News today, Bono has received a medal from the United Kingdom. He is now a knight.

The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom.
Within this system, there are ten orders of chivalry.
One of these orders is called: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Yesterday Irish rock star Bono became a member of this order.
Now he’s a knight.
Normally, people who become knights get to be called Sir.
But not Bono – because he’s Irish.
His son was reportedly disappointed Bono didn’t receive a Star Wars light saber.


And that was Stick News for Friday the 30th of March.
Kia Ora.



the snow report

Today I went for another walk around my neighbourhood.



conversations with sarah
#205 Did you hear Bono got a medal?

Step 1: Repeat Jun’s lines.
Step 2: Read Jun’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Did you hear Bono got a medal?

Jun Yeah, what was it?

Sarah Um, it says here: he was crowned a "Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.”

Jun What’s an order?

Sarah I don’t really know. It sounds like a strange secret group or something … but I think it’s just a medal.

Jun Who do they give it to?

Sarah People they think have done good things, I guess. And they usually take it away if you break the law.

Jun What’s it good for?

Sarah Nothing really. Except maybe you get to talk to some special people.

Jun What do you mean?

Sarah Like if I rocked up to the queen of England or the prime minister ... they probably wouldn’t talk to me. But if I had one of those medals they’d be like: how do you do.



questionanswer

From this quiz by Charles Kelly.

Illustrations by: UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre and Half-Baked Software



Kings of MySpace
lyrics

M to the Y, S P A C E
MySpace dot com, it's the place to be
We da kings of MySpace,
just check the friend list
I got ass for days, this sh*t is endless

Not a MySpace whore, I'm a MySpace pimp
My views keep rising like the Goodyear blimp
With just one click we can be best friends
I've seen more news flashing than CNN

25-8 I check the MySpace
I just can't wait to check the MySpace
25-8 I check the MySpace
It makes life great when I check the MySpace
25-8 I check the MySpace
It's how I get dates I check the MySpace
25-8 I check the MySpace
And if you ain't got a page then get out of my face

Now first things first, get yourself an account
So you can tell the whole e-world what you're all about
Get naked in the bathroom and take some pics
Put the flash on .. so they can see no zits

But wait I have no friends, so what do I do?
It's okay, we were once losers just like you
I had zero friends, not even Tom would approve me
But then we found the key to getting MySpace love
I became the emo guy
and I'm the wannabe thug
Put on our backwards caps, stunner shades and chapsticks
Added a Tupac song, started hitting up black chicks

Grew my hair long
Put up Dashboard Confessional
Put on tight jeans that smashed up my testicles
MySpace bitches hit you with the request
Get more underage p***y than Ryan Seacrest

25-8 I check the MySpace
I just can't wait to check the Myspace
25-8 I check the MySpace
It makes life great when I check the MySpace
25-8 I check the MySpace
It's how I get dates I check the MySpace
25-8 I check the MySpace
And if you ain't got a page then get out of my face

You can be the meterosexual guy in the sweatervest
And just like that, bam you got friend requests
Woah, new pics, new ..., they all just keep adding me
got so many kudos my page is getting cavities

New birthdays too, the fun is unlimited
Oh, quick, go to Google and find me fun images
IMG to the SRC
Here a Photobucket flyer for my party

All the fly chicks will show you e-love
Don't even ask for the digits, just get the three dubs
Send her a slick message, get yourself a hot date
If it all goes well, slide her in the top eight

It's addictin' like how a crackhead feels
Although the pics might be fake, the love is all real
And just when you thought that its come to an end
Press the refresh button and do it again


2 comments:

masao said...

Kia ora! I traveled all over NZ last year and loved it. Esp,food, ppl, the steepest hill and beaches like Raglan...
Today, I was serching "the kings of myspace"s lyric. and GUESS WHAT? ur website showed up as 2nd out of over 800,000 websites. SWEET AS!just stopping by to let u know about it. LOL
Its funny how they say/sing 25/8 instead of 24/7. Total myspace addicts' thing to say.

Its cool that u do both talking and writing. Respect!

sarah said...

Hey Masao
Wow thats cool : ) Thanks for telling me.
Glad you had a good time in NZ. Raglan is nice... but that steep hill in Dunedin freaks me out!
Sarah