Friday, March 27, 2009

#1009 I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For, Hero Parrot, Pig Joke

Show 1009 Friday 27 March
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today I’d like to recommend a song called I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
It’s by U2 and it came out in 1987.

I think it’s a great song for studying the present perfect tense.
Here are a few examples from the song:

I have climbed …
I have run …
I have crawled …

I have scaled …

I have kissed …

I have held …

In the song he’s saying that he has done all this stuff, but he still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.

Here are some examples of things that you could say with the same structure:
I’ve looked everywhere but I still haven’t found it. I have applied for more than 50 jobs but I still haven’t got a job. I have asked everyone I can think of but I still haven’t raised enough money.

I think this song is about religion. I was checking what people think it means on a site called Song Meanings and most people have written serious comments about what they think it means. Stuff like it’s about him going deeper in his relationship with Christ Jesus or it’s about a woman he loves.

But I thought this comment was pretty funny.
This song is about a household object that you lose and you spend half the afternoon looking for it on a weekend. He's wasted lots of perfectly good time, but he still hasn't found what he's looking for. Such a shame - I think we can all sympathize.


Kia ora in Stick News today a parrot in the United States has been given an award after saving a young girl’s life.

One morning in November last year a little girl in Denver, Colorado started to choke on her breakfast. The babysitter’s parrot, Willie, then alerted its owner by yelling, “Mama, baby”, and flapping it’s wings. The Associated Press reported the babysitter then saved the girl by performing the Heimlich Maneuver, but she insists Willie is the real hero.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 27th of March.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
in Niseko Annupuri

On the 15th of March there was an event in Annupuri called the Minami Ski and Snowboard Battle. It was a pretty windy day. At one point it was so windy that the riders had to be taken back up to the start on Pisten Bullys because the lifts weren’t moving fast enough.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is scale.

Scale has many meanings – and one of them is this:

v. climb up or over (something high and steep)

This is from today’s song:
I have scaled these city walls Only to be with you

friday joke

A man was sued by the woman next door because he called her a pig.
They went to court and the judge told the man he had to pay for emotional abuse.
The man asked, "Does this mean I can't call Mrs Harding a pig anymore?"
The judge replied, "Of course you can't, that's why we just went through this."
"Well”, the man said, "Can I call a pig Mrs Harding"
"Sure, why not", the judge replied.
The man then turned around, looked his neighbour and said, "Good Morning Mrs. Harding."

conversations with sarah

#636 What’s wrong?

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

Sarah Oh, this is so annoying!

Amy What’s wrong?

Sarah I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

Amy What are you looking for?

Sarah Oh, it’s, um, somebody’s card. I’ve been looking for it for about five hours.

Amy Five hours?

Sarah OK, maybe not five hours, but a long time.

Amy More like five minutes.

Sarah Oh, here it is!


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

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: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

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

qa bgm
artist: Triplexity
track: Afro Blue
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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