Thursday, July 10, 2008

Show 789 Thursday 10 July

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

Today I recommend two videos from an Australian TV show about advertising.

This is what it says on the show’s website:
Each week two of the advertising industry's finest agencies are pitted against each other and tasked with selling the unsellable.

So, these two ads were made by advertising companies and they’re trying to sell the idea of invading New Zealand. And I think they’re really well done.

The video that won is a take off of the 100% Pure New Zealand advertising campaign that was made by the New Zealand government.

And the script from the other video goes like this:

Australia loves a day off, ANZAC day, Labour Day, the Queen’s Birthday, we love ‘em all. But there aren’t many public holidays in the back half of the year. So, this Saturday, we’re going to war, with New Zealand. It’ll be over by lunch time. And to celebrate the whole country gets Monday off.
And then every year, we can crack a beer to mark the day we smashed the Kiwis, as usual. The New Zealand invasion, there’s a day off in it for ya.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a drunk managed to infiltrate a team of firefighters in Germany.

Reuters reported an extremely drunk 38-year-old man heard a fire alarm and rushed to the fire station. He was helped into protective clothing and helmet by unsuspecting firefighters and boarded the fire engine.
But when they arrived at the fire, the firefighters quickly realized the man was an imposter and called the police.
When police questioned the man, he said: "When a fire breaks out, it's all hands on deck!"

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 10th of July.
Kia Ora.

Word of the day

Today’s word is smash, which means: completely defeat or destroy.

And then every year, we can crack a beer to mark the day we smashed the Kiwis, as usual.

The reason why they say as usual in this sentence is because they’re trying to say that Australia usually beats or smashes New Zealand in sport.

conversations with sarah
#487 Why would it never happen?

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

Jun I think it’s strange that they would joke about war.

Sarah I guess it’s only funny because it could never actually happen. But it wouldn’t be funny in other countries where war is actually likely.

Jun Why would it never happen?

Sarah Because the head of New Zealand and Australia is the same – the Queen of England.

Jun The Queen of England controls New Zealand?

Sarah She doesn’t really control it, but she’s the head of state.

Jun What does head of state mean?

Sarah The head of state means the leader or the top person. And sometimes they actually have power, like the president of the United States, and sometimes they don’t really, like the Emperor of Japan.

Jun Do New Zealand and Australia have a good relationship?

Yeah, very good. Just a friendly rivalry, that’s about it.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: Briareus
album: Occidental
track: Beirut Love Songs
from: Michigan, United States
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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

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artist: Improject
album: Beta Release
track: Mambo
from: Barcelona, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site


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by: Hiro.Y
CC 2.1

by: Shiji Kawamura
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