Thursday, March 20, 2008

Show 677 Thursday 20 March

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today I recommend a clip from the Late Show with David Letterman which is a popular American TV show.

On part of his show he reads a top ten list. And the other day, the list was: The top ten messages left on Eliot Spitzer’s answering machine.

This was just after the New York governor prostitution scandal – this is one of the great things about scandals like that ... is all the parodies and jokes that you get afterwards, especially American scandals. That’s one of things that I really like about America, actually ... is that they seem to be really good at laughing at themselves. Which I think is pretty cool.

Number seven was: Hi, I’m calling from the New York post would you rather be known as disgraced governor perv or humiliated whore fiend?

Number 4: This is Senator Larry Craig, do you ever go through the Minneapolis airport?

And number 2: Paris Hilton here, I would have done it for free.

To get those last two you have to have to be following the American media.

Larry Craig is an American politician who did something inappropriate in the men's bathrooms in the Minneapolis Airport in June last year.

And Paris Hilton is a girl who is famous for being famous and her career was launched after the release of her homemade sex video.

I think Letterman is pretty funny – and I enjoy it now that I actually read American websites and kind of keep up with American news. I remember watching Letterman back in my first year of university when I was living in a hostel, because they had TVs there, and I really didn’t get it at all.

I still don’t get a lot of it now, but I get more of it than I did before. That’s the thing with a lot of comedy you really have to understand a lot of the background to get it – but anyway go to his website and check out a few of his videos and see what you think.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, according to the co-founder of YouTube, TV is not dead, yet.

Television is a
telecommunication system which has been commercially available since the late 1930s.
Since the internet was invented people have spent less time watching the box.
Research released this week shows Australians now spend more time online than they do watching TV.
But YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, who visited Sydney this week, says TV is not dead.
“You're never going to have the family hover around on a Sunday night and watch this 320-by-240 screen on the computer monitor," he said.
"I don't think the technology, and the ergonomics, is quite there yet to watch all this content and consume it online, rather than sitting back."

And that was Stick News for Thursday 20th of March.
Kia Ora

conversations with sarah
#416 How did you like being in jail?
Watch this conversation here from :37

Step 1: Repeat Dave’s lines.
Step 2: Read Dave’s lines and talk to Paris.

David How have you been? Are you all right?

Paris Good. Good to be back in New York.

David Yeah, good to have you. How much time do you spend in New York City? A lot?

Paris Not as often as I’d like.

David Which do you prefer, New York City or Los Angeles?

Paris I like both. I like the weather in LA better, but I love New York City.

David New York City’s exciting though, isn’t it?

Paris I was born here, yeah.

David Yeah? Good for you. How did you like being in jail?

Paris Not too much.



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