Saturday, February 23, 2008

Show 650 Friday 22 February

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Hi I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s song is How Bizarre by OMC a New Zealand group.
Watch the video here.

OMC stands for Otara Millionaires Club – which is a joking reference to the fact that Otara is famous for being one of the low socio-economic areas of Auckland.

Otara has a bit of a bad reputation for having more crime than other areas of New Zealand, but I don’t know how true that is. All I know is that they have a really cool market on Saturday mornings which I definitely recommend if you visit Auckland, New Zealand.

Anyway, How Bizarre was release in 1995. And it was really popular in New Zealand and some other countries too.

It brings back a lot of memories for me because when it came out I was working in commercial radio, so I played it and listened to it a lot.

I really like the song but I’m not too sure what it’s about. I think it’s just about strange stuff that’s going on.

Bizarre means very strange or unusual.

So next time someone tells you a strange story, you can comment: how bizzare!


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Italian scientists have unveiled a robot which can make coffee.

DEXMART is a four-year robot-making project funded by the European Union.
According to their website, "DEXMART" is an acronym and stands for "DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition".
On Wednesday, Dexmart scientists introduced their new robot called Justine.
Justine can make coffee and can also pick things up off the floor.
A spokesperson said Justine was “flexible and precise enough to make a cup of coffee, although she only stretches to the instant variety at the moment."

And that was Stick News for Friday the 22nd of February.
Kia Ora

at Loaf Lounge

Here’s something to do in Niseko apart from playing in the snow. Backgammon.
They have a pile of games at Loaf Lounge, including backgammon. I used to play this game a lot when I was a kid but I hadn’t played it for ages.

friday joke

I found this joke here.

Teacher: Sam, what is the outside of a tree called?
Sam: I don’t know.
Teacher: Bark, Sam, bark.
Sam: Bow-wow.

conversations with

#397 What happened to OMC?

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

Kate What happened to OMC?

Sarah They broke up and went bankrupt.

Kate Bankrupt? Really? Why?

I don’t know. I just watched a video about OMC but it didn’t really say what happened.

Kate What a shame.

Sarah Yeah. But, actually, recently, he just recorded a new song with Lucy Lawless.

Kate Who’s she?

Sarah She’s a New Zealand actress. She was in Xena. Have you seen that?

Kate No.

Sarah Neither have I – but it was a TV series.

Kate What kind of show was it?

Sarah Um, fantasy.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

Article about Otara Market

How Bizarre by OMC
Story about OMC today


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

the snow report start
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: Absolute
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: NarNaoud
album: Green Vision
track: Dubbing Rules
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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