Saturday, December 13, 2008

#914 Christmas Songs, Actor Slices Neck On Stage, Blunt, Santa Joke

Show 914 Friday 12 December
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

It’s almost Christmas, so I thought I’d recommend a Christmas song to study today.

One of the Christmas songs that I really like is called: Santa Claus Is Back In Town by Elvis Presley.

It’s a bit different from the usual cheesy Christmas songs. And apparently some people thought it was rather shocking when it came out in 1957.

Here are some of the lyrics.

Well, it's Christmas time pretty baby And the snow is falling down Well you be a real good little girl Santa Claus is back in town Got no sleigh with reindeer No sack on my back You're gonna see me coming in a big black Cadillac


Kia Ora, in Stick News today an actor in Austria sliced his neck open when he cut himself with what was supposed to be a blunt knife.

Mary Stuart is a play based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. One of the characters in the play, Mortimer, commits suicide. On Saturday an actor called Daniel was playing the part of Mortimer in a production in Austria. The suicide scene was supposed to feature a blunt knife, but apparently, someone forgot to blunt the knife. After slicing his throat, Daniel collapsed on stage with blood spurting from his neck and the audience clapped. They didn’t realize he was acting until he failed to appear to take a bow at the end of the play. Daniel was taken to hospital, where he was given stitches and he returned to act in the play the next day. Police are now investigating the incident and haven’t ruled out the possibility of a conspiracy.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 12th of December.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
in Hirafu

The Daily English Show went up to the ski village today. We stopped in at the Niseko Safety Information Center and did an interview with one of the members of the Niseko Patrol team. That’ll be on Monday’s show.
We also went had a look at the Yurts. This is Niseko Yurt Village with flash. And without flash. This is Seicomart – otherwise known as the center of the universe in Hirafu.
And this is Australia House, the place where we had a coffee the other day.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is blunt.
lacking a sharp edge or point

This word is most commonly used to describe knives.
The opposite of blunt is sharp.
This knife is kind of blunt … which is good, it’s supposed to be blunt.
This knife is supposed to be sharp, but it’s also kind of blunt. I should sharpen it.

friday joke

Why did Santa put his bed into the fireplace?
Because he wanted to sleep like a log.

conversations with sarah
#570 What’s your favourite Christmas song?

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

Sarah What’s your favourite Christmas song?

Kim Probably Silent Night.

Sarah Yeah, I like those classic ones too, like Jingle Bells, Away in a Manger.

Kim And I like Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Sarah Yeah, that’s a good one too.

Kim What’s your favourite?

Sarah Maybe the Mariah Carey song … it’s pretty cheesy, but I love it.

Kim What’s it called?

Sarah All I want for Christmas (Is You).


today's news

today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

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

cws start
artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Silent Night
artist site
YouTube channel

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