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#1341 Bedtime Story, Steel Spikes In Park Benches, Hog, NZMA Highlights
 
 
 
Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying a video called Bedtime Story. It’s a short film - it’s just over a minute long - and I think it’s pretty clever.

A guy and a girl are going to bed and the girl is holding the guy’s gun. And she says: Is this for your wife?
And he says: Yeah.
And she says: Are you going to do it?
And he says: No, it’s too risky. I think I might hire somebody.

So obviously they’re having an affair and he’s planning to kill his wife.
And then his girlfriend offers to be the one who kills her. She says: You know, I could do it.
And he says: Cute. Who’d be dumb enough to hire a woman hit man?

A hit man is a person who’s paid to kill someone and he thinks a female hit man wouldn’t be good enough, so it would be stupid to hire a female.

And then comes the punchline, so you’ll have to go and watch the video to find out what it is.
 




STICK NEWS

Kia ora in Stick News today park officials in China have fitted steel spikes to park benches in an attempt to stop people from hogging the benches.

Park officials in a province in eastern China say they have a problem with bench-hogging.
So they’ve fitted park benches with steel spikes.
The spikes are on a coin-operated timer and pop out if people don’t feed the meter.
Apparently park bosses got the idea from an art exhibition in Germany.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 21st October.
Kia ora.

If the government wasn’t so incompetent, people wouldn’t have to sleep on park benches!
Give that man some spikes …
Right away, boss.


Mummy, I’m stuck!
gasp!


How was the exhibition?
Inspiring!
 
 

Word of the Day
 
Today’s word is hog.
 
In today’s news story they put steel spikes in park benches to try and stop people hogging the benches.
 
To hog means: to use or keep most of sth yourself and stop others from using or having it.
 
For example, if you’re watching TV with your brother Billy and he has the remote control and he won’t let you use it, you can go and complain to your mother and say: Mum, Billy’s hogging the remote!
 
 
 
Question Time
 
We filmed today’s question time after this year’s New Zealand Music Awards. We asked people: What was the highlight of the night for you?
 
The highlight would’ve definitely been Gin Wigmore. She was so amazing and she looked so good, and yeah, definitely that.
 
I quite liked the opening with Dane Rumble and J Williams and Stan Walker.
 
Yeah, I liked the live performances and yeah, just seeing them on stage.
 
Probably the Shihad performance.
 
Probably the opening performance which was pretty amazing, yeah.
 
Um, probably the visuals. The visual LED lights, I really liked them. Yeah.
 
Highlight was probably just seeing everyone there, aye. It’s hard to pick a highlight.
 
I didn’t really have highlights, everything was pretty good.
 
I’d say Dane Rumble and Gin.
 
I like Gin Wigmore.
 
The whole evening.
 
I liked the beginning with Stan Walker, J Williams and Dane Rumble. They’re pretty cool.
 
Probably Gin Wigmore.
 
Yeah, Gin Wigmore. She won so many awards, so it was really cool.
 
Oh, Shihad.
 
 
 
conversations with sarah

#862 Is this for your wife?
 
Step 1: Repeat the girl’s lines.
Step 2: Read the girl’s lines and talk to the guy.
 
Girl Is this for your wife?
 
Guy Yeah.
 
Girl Are you going to do it?
 
Guy No, it’s too risky. I think I might hire somebody.
 
Girl You know, I could do it.
 
Guy Cute. Who’d be dumb enough to hire a woman hit man?
 
 
 
ESL Video Quiz: #1341 -og
 
 

ending
 
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See you tomorrow, bye! 
 
 
 
Bedtime Story - TRANSCRIPT

Fuck, Baby, that thing’s loaded.
Is this for your wife?
Yeah.
Are you going to do it?
No, it’s too risky. I think I might hire somebody.
You know, I could do it.
Cute. Who’d be dumb enough to hire a woman hit man?
Your wife.
 
 
 
links

music
 
show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site
 
WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: Évreux, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site
 
cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site
 
qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint-Raphaël, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
 
qa bgm
artist: Antonio Sacco
album: The Tribal Sin Vol.8
track: freedom
from: Rieti, Italy
 

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