Friday, March 13, 2009

#994 Forrest Gump, Beer Window, Toilet Restaurant, Irreverent

Show 994 Thursday 12 March
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Have you ever seen Forrest Gump?

If you have you might enjoy a video called: Forrest Gump in One Minute, in One Take.

I think it’s really well done. As you can probably guess from the title, it tells the whole story of Forrest Gump, briefly, in one take.

It starts out like this:
I’m going to tell you the story of my life cause I’m simple. When I was young I had to wear special shoes and I met a girl called Jenny. And through some miracle I didn’t need my special shoes no more. I ran so well I played football. I got to meet the president of the United States. And then Jenny came back but she left again.
And you can go and watch the video to see how it ends.

The Acadia Report
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

If you’ve spent a bit of time drinking and playing pool, like me, then you may have noticed that you seem to get better at playing pool as you drink.

My friends and I used to talk about this theory quite a lot – and test it out … but not in any scientific way. And now I find that some professors at Acadia University are actually researching it.

They’ve called it the beer window and there’s a video about it on the Acadia channel on YouTube so go and check it out if you’re interested.

I’m sure they’re having fun doing that research.


Kia ora in Stick News today there’s a restaurant chain in Taiwan where people eat out of toilets.

A recent article in Time magazine reviewed a restaurant called Modern Toilet. The reviewer said it was a popular restaurant chain where customers eat sitting on toilet seats. Meals are served in mini toilet bowls and drinks in plastic urinals. Dessert is served on a squat toilet shaped dish. One diner was quoted as saying it was “a little gross” but “very progressive and irreverent, like a practical joke”.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 5th of March.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

thanks to: Woosuk

* Woosuk was a guest on Show 991

Are you a skier or a snowboarder?
Yeah, I’m a snowboarder.

Have you been to Niseko before?
No, it’s my first time. I’ve never been to Japan. I mean, like, I’ve never been to Japanese … mountain. So, it’s my first time in Hokkaido and I’ve never seen this kind of awesome powder so it was pretty interesting.

How does it compare to Korea?
Oh yes, totally different from the Korea and actually I went to Canada last year and then there was some powder but it was … it wasn’t as deep like … deep as Niseko’s powder, so it’s awesome.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is irreverent.

In today’s news someone said the toilet restaurant was irreverent.
So what does irreverent mean?

irreverent adj. (usually approving) not showing respect to sb/sth that other people usually respect

So it’s kind of like disrespectful, but in a good way.

conversations with sarah
#626 Alcohol makes you relax

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

Dana Why does drinking alcohol make you better at pool?

Sarah The guy in the video said it was something about your heart rate and also the relaxing effect.

Dana Alcohol makes you relax, so you can concentrate better?

Sarah Yeah, I think that’s what he said.

Dana But surely it’s not good if you’re too relaxed.

Sarah Yeah, I think you have to drink the right amount for it to have a positive effect on your game.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

The Acadia Report start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Concerto
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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: 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: Reno Project
album: 1.0
track: Constellation
from: Paris, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
YouTube channel

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