I think it’s pretty funny and it’s very well done.
It starts out like this:
First of all this song is not as good as Bad Romance And it’s not even close Poker Face or Just Dance So I will distract them by getting half naked And throw everything at them but the kitchen sink
There is quite a lot of crazy stuff going on in the actual video for Telephone. And this is saying that the reason why Gaga made it so crazy is to distract people from the fact that it’s not a very good song. Everything but the kitchen sink is an idiom which means: A very large number of things, probably more than is necessary.
For example when someone takes a lot of luggage on holiday, you can say: Wow, you’ve packed everything but the kitchen sink!
Near the end of the song, Beyonce says to Lady Gaga:
I have to ask: What does that have to do with a telephone?
This is the kind of question you can use when something seems unrelated or you’re not quite sure how something is related.
You can say: What does that have to do with …
For example if you were discussing whether or not violence in the media causes people to be more violent in real life and someone suddenly says: Yeah, but the traffic in this city is awful.
You could say: What does that have to do with violence in the media?
And maybe that person thought there was a link, or maybe they just suddenly changed the topic.
At the end of last year an airline which was based in Spain went out of business. Apparently staff are still owed wages dating back to January 2009. Some of the flight attendants decided to protest by striping off and posing naked for a calendar.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 2nd April. Kia ora.
This is another free magazine that I found in my building. On the cover it says: WIN A FLASH WEEKEND IN TAUPO.
Flash is an informal word for expensive. For example a flash car or a flash watch.
And the prize for this competition is a weekend staying at an expensive hotel, so they call it a flash weekend.
Why didn't the chicken cross the road? Because it was too chicken.
conversations with sarah
What’s a tweetup?
Sarah I went to a tweetup the other day. 先日、ツイートアップに行きました。
Phoebe What’s a tweetup? ツイートアップって？
Sarah It’s like a meet up with people who use Twitter. ツイッターユーザーたちの集まり。
Phoebe So anyone who uses Twitter can go? ツイッターユーザーなら誰でも参加できる？
Phoebe Hmmm. OK. What’s the point? ふーん、んでポイントは？
Sarah Hmm, I’m not sure … well, yeah, when I first saw someone mentioning this tweetup, I thought, “Ugh, how ridiculous, I’d never go to anything like that.” But then I got really curious … so I went. むむむ、よく分からないけど、誰かがこのツイートアップについて述べているのを読んだとき、最初は「アホくさ、絶対に行かない」と思ったけど、徐々に興味が沸いてきたので行きました。
Phoebe So what was the point? Just to meet people? んでポイントは何だったの？ただの集い？
Sarah I think it was for marketing people to get together. Most of the people there seemed to work in marketing, so they were there to network I guess. I talked to some nice people … a guy from a bank, a woman from a hotel … and, yeah, some other people who owned their own PR or marketing companies. マーケティング関係の人たちの集いだと思う。集まったほとんどがマーケティングの仕事をしてる人で人脈を作っていたみたい。感じのいい人たちとお話ししました。銀行マン、ホテルのマネージャーなど。PR会社やマーケティング会社のオーナーもいました。
And that was The Daily English Show. And we have two more shows and then we’re going on a break. So I’ll see you again at the start of May. See you then, bye.
Lady Gaga Telephone Parody (ft Beyonce) - lyrics
GAGA First of all this song is not as good as Bad Romance And it’s not even close Poker face or Just Dance
So I will distract them by getting half naked And throw everything at them but the kitchen sink sink
The kitchen sink sink What do you think think? I will prove that I don’t have a penis wink wink
First Ill get stripped naked by some burly prison guards Then make out with a shemale in the prison yard yard
BEYONCE This video seems goofy you should just do it alone Besides I’m getting sick of all these songs about phones
GAGA You bail me out of jail then we pause for some bad dialogue We poison everyone including a cute dog
Then we start to dance and there’s dead people everywhere As usual I’ll have lots crazy crap in my hair
PPPPPPPPProduct Placement Hide the ddead bodies in the bbbasement
Blood and guts and boobs and buts And I just want to make your head explode
Beep beep beep bbbeep beep beep That was Lady Gaga in Morse code
BEYONCE If you think I’m doing this Then you’re a crazy bastard You musta blown a gasket Are you trippin’ on acid As a child were you abused by some big crazy bastard And did he ever make you place the lotion in the basket
BEYONCE I just want to do a simple shoot with dancin’ You used to be a diva now you’re Marilyn Manson
GAGA You’re gonna do my video and do it my way I’d hate for something bad to happen to your family ay
BEYONCE My family ay
GAGA That’s right Beyonce
GAGA A piano might accidentally fall on Jay Z
BEYONCE Somebody help me cus I don’t want sing anymore She’s got a gun to my head on the dance floor
GAGA Rubadubdub three nuns in a tub And their doin’ it with a garden Gnome
BEYONCE Please don’t beat me up but I have to ask what does that have to do with a telephone?