Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Show 619 Tuesday 22 January

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

The movie I’m going to talk about today is called The Client. I like this movie and I think it’s a good one to study. It’s one of the few movies that I’ve watched about five times.
I think it’s a good story and I like the actors, I like the kid and I like Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones.

And I’ve been thinking about it because the other the day the guy who played the kid or the client, died, which is really sad. He was only like 25.

The movie is about a boy who happens to learn some information about a crime – and then the FBI and the mafia start chasing him ... and he finds a lawyer. Susan Sarandon is his lawyer. And at first he doesn’t really trust her – but gradually their relationship develops.

The boy, Mark, has had some problems in the past, especially with his alcoholic father and his lawyer, Reggie, she’s also an alcoholic too – so he’s angry when he finds that out, even though she's sober now.

This is the dialogue after he finds out that Reggie’s an alcoholic.

Reggie: I have been sober for three years.

Mark: Yeah right, that's what all the drunks say, how they're going to get sober and all. They even say they love you but they don't. And then they come home wasted and beat on you and your mother so bad that you got to hit 'em in the face with a baseball bat!

Reggie: You're talking about your daddy aren't you?

Mark: Yeah, well, I got rid of him. When me and my mom went into court to buy our divorce our lawyer sucked as usual, so I went up there and told the judge myself about all the beatings, about how he made us sleep in the street. And that's when my father became my ex-father, and now I got you, and you're a drunk and a bad lawyer too! So now I'm getting rid of you, you're fired, okay?

Get rid of is a useful idiom to learn.

Mark says: well, I got rid of him
And later on: now I'm getting rid of you

Get rid of means eliminate, discard, or free oneself from.

For example, you could say: I need to get rid of some of my clothes, I’ve got too many.

In that sense, get rid of could mean: sell or give away or throw away.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today two people died in Sydney Australia after they decided to spray paint graffiti inside a drain.

On Sunday night in Sydney two men and a woman went inside a storm water drain with spray paint to graffiti the walls.
While they were inside there was a flash flood. Locals said heavy rain lashed the area for around 15 minutes.
One of the men managed to escape. The other man and the woman died.
police said the survivor was intoxicated and was in shock.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday 22nd of January.
Kia Ora.

by King #2

This shot was taken yesterday standing next to the King #2 lift looking back down the mountain.

conversations with sarah
#375 You like Led Zeppelin?

Step 1: Repeat Reggie’s lines.
Step 2: Read Reggie’s lines and talk to Mark.

Reggie You like Led Zeppelin?

Mark Yeah. Do you like Led Zeppelin?

Reggie Oh, sure. They were a great band.

Mark I bet you've never even heard of Led Zeppelin. I bet you're just one of them grown ups who just pretends to like really cool bands just to get close to little punks like me.

Reggie Well, I think we've covered just about everything ...

Mark Ok, what's you're favorite Led Zeppelin song?

Reggie Um ... Moby Dick, live version. Bitchin' drum solo.


intoxicated = drunk


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

the snow report start
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: Absolute
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: TimeVibes
track: Gettin' Down to it
from: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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