Thursday, June 22, 2006
So I am like totally hooked on The Daily English Show run by Sara, a young New Zealander with, apparently, a lot of time on her hands. She produces a new show almost every day, and each one is filled with sly wit: stick news (little stick-figure drawings), a conversation (with herself), where Sara looks down at the subtitles after each line, and then turns around and repeats the other half.
I still think the whole thing is a spoof--there is no way one could actually learn English like this--but it is fun...
Here is the Grouper link to DES or click on the image above for a sample of a recent show. (Also available on YouTube.com.) The scripts for each show are found at Sarah's blog.
If I were more adventuresome, I'd try getting this movie to play directly, but I don't want to bug anyone with the sound.
Mike Marzio made an interesting little video, mainly of Jack doing his anecdotes and story-telling. We had a fun afternoon--good memories. The episode starts with Mike live at the Sunday meeting of the Webheads in a voice chat. So I'm taking a video of him while he's talking to the Webheads. Weird and fun.
Direct link to the QT movie