Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Show 210 Wednesday 29 November

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
When we went to Sapporo we bought a couple of heaters and I also bought this ... this is Totoro. Totoro is a character from the movie Miyazaki Hayao movie Tonari no Totoro. Which I think is called My Neighbour Totoro in English.
It’s one of my favourite Miyazaki movies. I also liked Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi which is called Sprited Away in English. And also Mimi o Sumaseba ... which I can’t remember the English name of ... and no internet to check.
Today’s questionanswer features Totoro.


Kia ora in Stick News today we bring you a special investigation into the real reason behind the relocation of The Daily English Show headquarters from Tokyo to Hokkaido.
Some fans have suggested the move was made to escape constant harassment from the paparazzi. However the truth may surprise you.

When The Daily English Show started the producer dreamed of scaling the dizzying heights of internet fame. Later the daydreams turned to world domination and untold wealth.
Scraping together pennies from English teaching, the producer hired a team of consultants to help realize her dreams.
After receiving well-researched but ridiculous advice the consultants were fired and it was time for plan B.
Due to budget constraints the billboard campaign was also scrapped and plan B ended up being walking around Shibuya wearing a hand-made cardboard sign.
The producer got this fantastic idea after seeing old men in Ikebukuro standing on street corners wearing sandwich boards.
Finding someone to film the promotional event proved to be a major obstacle. There seems to be a significant stigma attached to walking the streets wearing a sandwich board. Finally a cameraperson was found and the event was filmed without hitch.
The results of the promotion weren’t quite as expected.
And The Daily English Show producer decided to pack up her belongings and escape to the north of Japan where people still live in straw huts and don’t have TV or the internet.

Despite the dismal results of the sandwich board campaign The Daily English Show producer has kept the sign and is rumoured to be location scouting for second attempt.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 29th of November.
Kia ora.

the snow report

This morning it rained. Then it started to snow at around half past ten.
The snowflakes got bigger and bigger. They were about 2 centermeters in diameter.
By the evening there was a nice layer of snow on the footpath.

conversations with sarah
# 124 What on earth made you do that?

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

Natalie I can’t believe you walked around Shibuya wearing a cardboard sign. What on earth made you do that?

Sarah I just thought it would be kind of fun ... and it would make a good story.

Natalie Did people stare at you?

Sarah Maybe. I don’t know I was trying really hard to keep a straight face so I just looked upward and tried to think of boring things.

Natalie Did anyone ask what you were doing?

Sarah No.

Natalie How long did you do it for?

Sarah Only about 10 minutes.