Friday, April 25, 2008

Show 713 Friday 25 April


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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today I recommend a song by the Sex Pistols.

The Sex Pistols are an English band that formed in London in 1975. And apparently they’re still active, although not with all the members that were around back in the day.
In 1979, one of the members, Sid Vicious, died when he was only 21.

The Sex Pistols’ first single was called Anarchy in the U.K. and it was released in 1976.

Wikipedia says this about the song: The song's lyrics espouse a nihilistic and violent concept of anarchy.

So, firstly, what is anarchy, or anarchism? Well, for starters, the symbol is an a inside a circle.

Anarchism is a political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which reject compulsory government (the state) and support its elimination, often due to a wider rejection of involuntary or permanent authority.

So, I think anarchy is basically something about rejecting government and authority but not necessarily endorsing violence because there are many different ways of thinking that come under the label of anarchy.

But that song definitely seems to be supporting violence:

I am an antichrist
I am an anarchist
Don’t know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy the passer-by cos I
I wanna be anarchy!



STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday a man in New Zealand was arrested because a check he wrote for a $10 pizza bounced 16 years ago.

In 1992, a guy called Richard ordered a Pizza in Wellington, New Zealand. The pizza cost $10 and he paid by cheque.
The cheque bounced and a warrant was issued for Richard’s arrest.
But Richard sometime after the cheque bounced, Richard moved to Australia and he didn’t know he was a wanted man.
According to the New Zealand Herald, on a recent trip back to New Zealand he “found himself behind bars after stepping in to calm a mate's run-in with police.”
The police checked his identification and discovered the outstanding arrest warrant and then took Richard to the District Court and told him about the $10 bounced cheque.
He pleaded guilty to using a cheque dishonestly.


And that was Stick News for Friday 24th of April.
Kia Ora
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THE SNOW REPORT
in Hirafu

The mountain is still open because there’s still a bit of snow at the top. But this is what it’s like at the bottom. Green.

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is nihilism.

nihilism
n.
the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless



friday joke

I found today's joke here.

Last night I had a dream that I was a muffler.
When I woke up I was exhausted.



conversations with sarah
#438 How long are they staying for?

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

Jim Do you have any plans for Golden Week?

Sarah Yeah, I have friends coming to stay.

Jim From New Zealand?

Sarah
No, from Aichi.

Jim
Cool. How long are they staying for?

Sarah Ah, for five days.



links

today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

music

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

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

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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

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

qa bgm
artist: Antony Raijekov
album: Jazz U
track: Moment of Green 2005
from: Sofia, Bulgaria
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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