Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Show 9 Tuesday 11 April

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Kia Ora, In Stick News today, one of the world’s most powerful women has spoken out about the dangers of becoming a stick.

This is a stick figure. When it’s just pen and paper it’s harmless but when real life people try to look like this – it can result in serious health problems. It can even cause death.
J.K.Rowling is the author of the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series. She also has two daughters and is worried about the effects stick figure celebrities have on young women.
Rowling says there’s more to life than expensive hand-bags, small dogs, and showing off your ribs.

Rowling has announced she’ll be setting up a charity to provide free potatoes to hungry girls in Hollywood.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday 11th April.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 7 Who are you?
This conversation is from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Chapter 5: Advice from a Caterpillar

Alice meets a caterpillar.
Step 1: Repeat the caterpillar’s lines.
Step 2: Read the caterpillar’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah (Alice).

Caterpillar Who are you?

Alice     I – I hardly know, Sir, just at present – at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.

Caterpillar What do you mean by that? Explain yourself!

Alice     I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir, because I’m not myself, you see.

Caterpillar I don’t see.

Alice     I’m afraid I can’t put it more clearly, for I can’t understand it myself, to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.

Caterpillar It isn’t.

Alice     Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet, but when you have to turn into a chrysalis – you will some day, you know – and then after that into a butterfly, I should think you’ll feel it a little queer, won’t you?

Caterpillar Not a bit.

Alice     Well, perhaps your feelings may be different, all I know is, it would feel very queer to me.

Caterpillar You! Who are you?


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