Tuesday, June 09, 2009

#1055 Buster, Beat It, Far Out Stud, Bret Michaels Flattened At Tony Awards

Show 1055 Tuesday 9 June
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying the second half of the scene we did last week from The Wild Ride.
This movie came out in 1959, so there are some words in there that I recognise … but I’m not sure how often people still actually use them. So they might not be especially useful, but they’re still fun to study – and you can always try throwing them into conversations just for fun to see what happens.

For example: buster.

The police officer says to Johnny: Your luck’s running out, buster.

It says here that buster is used to speak to a man you do not like. For example: Get lost, buster!
I quite like the word buster it sounds cute … but I’ve never actually used it myself.

Another thing the officer says is: beat it.
Beat it is an idiom which means go away. You might know it from the Michael Jackson song.
I’ve never said beat it to anyone – I don’t think people really use it in New Zealand. People usually say go away or something slightly stronger.

And before he leaves Johnny calls the officer a far out stud.
Far out is a word that I’ve used. It means excellent or unusual … and you can also use it to express surprise, like really.

It cost me almost 200 bucks. Far out, man, that’s expensive.


Kia ora in Stick News today the lead singer of Poison was injured at an awards show on Sunday night after he ran into some scenery.

Brett Michaels is the lead vocalist of a band called Poison. On Sunday he sang at an awards show called the Tony Awards. After the song Michaels fell down after being hit by a piece of stage scenery. Wikipedia says that when the singer turned to exit the stage, a descending piece of the set hit him in the head before he could duck under it, knocking him on his back. He suffered a fractured nose and cut lip.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 9th of June.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is pin.

This is a pin.

photo: Lenore M. Edman www.evilmadscientist.com
CC Attribution 2.0

And pin is also a verb.

To pin something on someone means to fix blame or responsibility on.

The officer tells Johnny that they know that the crash was his fault.

But Johnny says to the officer: You can’t pin it on me.

Which means something like you can’t charge me because you don’t have any evidence.

EDIT (June 2010) - The video from Joost isn't working. Try this video:

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#667 You think that’s funny?

* From 7:20

Step 1: Repeat Johnny’s lines.
Step 2: Read Johnny’s lines and talk to the Officer.

Officer Alright, that’s enough. Office Neely is in the hospital, more dead than alive.

Johnny Nasty break.

Officer You think that’s funny?

Johnny Doesn’t matter whether I think it’s funny or not. It hasn’t got anything to do with me.

Officer Johnny, we know you put him there.

Johnny You can’t pin it on me.

Officer No we can’t. But you’re through breaking the law.

Johnny Sarge, I don’t break the law. I make my own.

Officer Well that’s not good enough. Your luck’s running out buster. We’re going to stick with you and we’ll get you.

Johnny You, Sarge, you’re a big man.

Officer We’ll get you kid. Even if we didn’t you’d get yourself. Now beat it.

Johnny Sarge, Sarge, I wanna tell you something. You’re a very far out stud.

filming notes

The ending was filmed today (Tuesday 9th June 2009). It's a shot of MSK JR Apartment in Kutchan, Hokkaido, Japan.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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: EVREUX, 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 Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Blue Did
album: SynthPennarguear
track: 01bluediddesed
Plourin, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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