Today I recommend you watch a video called: Sesame Street: Smell Like A Monster, if you haven’t already.
This is a parody of the Old Spice video that we talked about in July.
There have been many, many parodies made of that famous Old Spice ad, and the star of this parody is Grover who is a Muppet from the TV show Sesame Street.
You might know Grover by a different name. On his Wikipedia page, there’s a list of the different names he’s known by in different countries. For example, it says in Spain his name is Coco.
The video starts like this:
Hello everybody, look at yourself, now back to me, now back at yourself, now back to me.
Sadly, you are not a monster. But if you listen to Grover, you will know all about the word on, just as this monster does.
Kia ora in Stick News today a security camera monitoring service is giving people a chance to win money if they catch shoplifters.
A website where people can pay to watch security camera footage has been launched in the UK.
Viewers will be awarded points for catching shoplifters in the act and the person with the most points each month will be paid one thousand pounds.
A civil rights group called Liberty isn’t keen on the site.
A spokesperson said: "We shouldn't be paying people to watch out for crimes. It should be done by proper professionals."
And that was Stick News for Thursday 7 October.
See ... we’ll collect money from the shop owners and the voyeurs.
You steal the chocolate, I’ll report the theft … and we’ll split the money!
Why did you buy so many bananas yesterday? Did you make a banana cake?
Drawings on Flickr.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is lift.
The word shoplifting came up in today’s news.
Shoplifting is: the theft of goods from a shop by someone pretending to be a customer.
Lift has many meanings and one of them is an informal word for steal.
They’re OK. There’s not a lot of snow. But, it’s not bad. The afternoon seems to be better because it’s a little bit softer than earlier in the morning.
Well, I’m teaching my girlfriend at the moment, so I haven’t gone all the way up to the top.
Ah, the morning was pretty good. It’s a bit soft in the afternoon, but it’s pretty good.
Oh, I don’t know, there’s all … there’s lots of good runs up here. Out west is good, coming down through the Knolls, plenty of challenging bits, yeah.
Yeah, it was really good. A bit slushy, but, nah, still really good. But it didn’t really make much difference, because I’m pretty bad anyway.
I think they were quite good early on, but now, in the afternoon it’s, it’s gotten quite slushy I think. But it’s kind of expected from, like, from this time of the season.
Oh, they’re fine. But I’m a, you know, 70-year-old so I suppose I shouldn’t be here.
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Step 2: Read Marie’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Sadly, you are not a monster.
But if you listen to Grover, you will know all about the word on, just as this monster does.
Where am I?
Oh, I am a boat.
What is in your hand?
Back at me.
I have it.
It is a clam with two tickets to that thing you love.
On my nose?!
Anything is possible when you smell like a monster and know the word on.
I am on a horse.
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