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Monty Python :Silly Job Interview

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, Listening
The thing is ,this time I was looking for the real thing, I mean  , a proper job interview but when I saw this sketch from  Monty Python I just couldn’t help myself . I wanted you to watch it and have a big laugh. . I am going to keep on searching the Net for a serious job interview, I promise.
 Watch the hilarious interview from this English comedy troupe , one of the best , in my opinion and answer this question.
Did he get the job? Why (not)? Click here to see the answer.

A Practical Joke

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, Students' Corner
According to the definition of the Wikipedia  a practical joke or prank is a stunt or trick to purposely make someone feel foolish or victimized, usually for humor. The term “practical” refers to the fact that the joke consists of someone doing something (a practice), rather than a verbal or written joke.
In Western culture, April Fools’  Day  is a day traditionally dedicated to performing practical jokes. Another day common for pranks and practical jokes is Halloween, in the form of Trick ot Treat.
And… I fell prey to  practical jokers, namely , my closest friends. . I’ll tell you what happened. It was Christmas time and I had decided to invite my friends for dinner on New Year’s Eve. They were about 14 people .My friends tried to put me off the idea of celebrating at home because they thought  it was going to be too much work  for me. But I happily told them that I was going to have everything delivered to me by the Corte Inglés Catering Service.So, I called this company and agreed on the menu and on having it delivered on the afternoon of the 31st .And I proudly told my friends that I had everything under control. Silly of me!
On the morning of that very same day  I got a phone call , very businesslike by the way, where a very professional voice ,or so it seemed to me ,asked to talk to Ms Cabal  and told me that she was going to put me through the Catering Department of El Corte Inglés. I thought it was to confirm the delivery time. To my surprise , I was told that my menu could not be delivered as I had failed to book it within the deadline. Politely , I told them I had phoned them within  the right period but they apologised and said it couldn’t be done. The more I tried to convince them , the angrier I got until finally I threatened to sue them . I was so angry and frustrated. I asked to talk to whoever was in charge of The Customer’s Service .When they put me through and I started to complain I heard people laughing . It had all been a practical joke from my friends phoning from the office they work in and everybody in the office had listened to me as they had set the phone in the  hands-free mode and about 10 people  were laughing at my frustration.
 What about you? Have you ever played a practical joke on someone  or maybe been the victim of one?


Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, General

I have always wanted to have a Warhol  and now with this program I could make my dream come true for FREE. Have a go at it!
It’s fun!!


Click here  if you want to try.

Bush bloopers

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, Listening
These are the top 10 bloopers (in case you are wondering  “a blooper” is a clumsy mistake made in public) of George W. Bush. Sorry Bush ,this is just one of the downsides of being in the limelight.

Crisis Subprime- The last laugh

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, Listening
This is something you just can’t miss.Hilarious, witty , accurate,controversial… you name it. Anyway, just watch it and let me know what you think. It comes with subtitles so if you can’t follow their discussion, just read them. It is worth it.

The English Language

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff, The English Language
Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?
Let’s face it
English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.
We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn’t the preacher praught.
If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!
English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn’t a race at all)
That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.

Funny newspaper classifieds

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff
No comment!!!!!!

The Importance of Punctuation

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff
An English teacher wrote these words on the whiteboard: “woman without her man is nothing”. The teacher then asked the students to punctuate the words correctly. The men wrote: “Woman, without her man, is nothing.”

The women wrote: “Woman! Without her, man is nothing.”
 Sorry! Couldn’t help it!!!



Feeling a bit weird today?

Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff
I just couldn’t believe it when I bumped into this weird website. Amazing!!! But I did it…
and I’m worth a fortune. But I’m sure you’re wondering what I’m talking about. Well, there is this  guy who devotes time and energy to telling you things such as who died on your birthday or  How much you dead body is worth…  among other curiosities about yourself  you have probaly never asked yourself … what for?
Anyway, interested? Click here
Want to try?


Posted by CRISTINA CABAL DIAZ under Funny Stuff

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