Friday, June 06, 2008

Show 755 Friday 6 June

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

Today I’d like to talk about a song I found on YouTube called Red Sky at Night.
It’s by a guy called Kris Rowley. I think that’s how you pronounce his name.

I really like his voice.

The song, I think, is about a guy who’s in a relationship and he’s having troubles in his relationship but he’s saying to his partner, I’m going to try harder, and it’s going to get better, so please don’t leave.

He says: I'm working on plans to succeed, if you just give me time...

The song starts like this:

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
But our forecast is bleak for the morning

This is a variation of the saying which goes something like this:

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight,
Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning.

Which means that if the sky is red at night time, it’s probably going to be a nice day the next day, but if the sky is red in the morning, it’s probably going to rain.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today a convicted spammer in the United States is now fighting anti-spam laws.

Jeremy Jaynes was once listed as the eighth most prolific spammer in the world.
According to Wikipedia, he stole email lists and sent hundreds of thousands of emails per day from his home in North Carolina.
Jaynes may have earned up to $750,000 per month, and amassed a personal fortune estimated at $24,000,000.
In 2005, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
The Associated Press reported he was the first person in the United States to be convicted of a felony for sending unsolicited bulk email.
Now his lawyer is urging the Virginia Supreme Court to change a state anti-spam law, arguing it violates free speech protections under the US constitution.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 6th of June.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is bleak.

This is what the Concise Oxford Dictionary says about the word bleak:

(of a situation) not hopeful or encouraging
(of the weather) cold and unpleasant
(of a place) bare, empty or with no pleasant features

There’s also a fish called bleak. I wonder if it’s a sad fish.

friday joke

I found this joke here.

Mum, does God go to the bathroom? I don’t know. Why?
Well, every morning Dad goes to the bathroom, knocks on the door and shouts, "Oh, God! Are you still in there?"

conversations with sarah
#463 How do you learn them?

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

Jun How do you remember your times tables in English?

Sarah What do you mean?

Jun In Japanese there’s a kind of chant to help you learn.

Sarah Oh, really? I didn’t know that.

Jun How about in English?

Sarah No, there’s nothing like that.

Jun How do you learn them?

Sarah I don’t know. Just stare at a piece of paper or write them out or say them over and over ... I can’t really remember.

Jun That sounds hard.

Sarah I don’t remember it being hard though. I remember thinking it was easy.

Jun Maybe you were a genius.

Sarah Yeah, that’s probably it. I’m a mathematical genius.

Jun OK, what’s 8 times 9?

Sarah Um ...


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

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack4
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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