B1 Intermediate 5
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
 -Tariq, you okay, buddy? You look annoyed. -I'm good. -You sure? You don't seem good. -Yeah, I just got some things on my mind. You know? Things that go on my irk list. -What's an irk list? -It's just -- It's like a list that I keep of things that annoy me. Random stuff. You know what? I'll just show you. It's time for "Tariq's Irk List." -♪ Tariq's Irk List ♪ ♪ Ba-duh-bah, ba-duh-bah ♪ ♪ Ooh ♪ -[ Laughs ] Wow. -Well, he's writing them down now? -Yeah. -First on my list, uh, I got meteorologists. I mean, just because they're called meteorologists. I mean, what do you study? Meteors? Look, you can always be the weatherman or weatherlady. I'm sorry, Al. But I watch -- I watch the weather just to find out what the temperature is for the day. And then they want to add on a heat windex or some wind-chill factory before they get to what they call "the real-feel temperature." And I go, "All I want to know is the real-feel temperature in the first place." I mean, factoring in averages, deducting degrees? Who's trying to do all that math? Meteorologists, you're on the irk list. -Okay. All right, all right. Very good. So they're on the irk list. -Speaking of which -- Just a second. -Who else -- What else is on the irk list? -Speaking of which, what's up with that long-ass delay between studio and on-location segments on the news? It's like, "That's the weather in your neck of the woods. Back to you, Ralph." And then Ralph's standing there like... [ Laughter ] "Thanks, Al!" I mean, it's honestly just a few seconds delay, but the real-feel time is hours. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Jimmy, what are you, like 45? -Yeah. -Okay. You still got another year or so, but... Soon you'll see a grown man needs to know what it's really going to feel like outside. 'Cause any subtle miscalculation in the weather, a rogue sneeze, an overzealous reach for the remote control can cause serious bodily harm or injury. And then what? Huh? I mean, I used to know who to call, because there was a jingle stuck in my head for years. It went... ♪ Cellino and Barnes, injury attorneys ♪ ♪ 800-888-8888 ♪ [ Laughter ] Man, that was a gem. It had all the pertinent information and no filler. I mean, who are these guys anyway? Cellino and Barnes. I mean, what do they do? They're injure attorneys, fool. What's their number? 800 and all eights. Come to find out these jokers are breaking up. Now nobody wins. See, now they're probably going to have separate practices. But how are we going to get in touch with them, Jimmy? They're probably going to lose that sweet-ass number we all grew to know and love. So I go, "What's the new number?" And it's like... ♪ Cellino injury attorney ♪ ♪ Singular, not plural ♪ ♪ For serious inquiries, DM my IG or text my sister at ♪ ♪ 973-555-01... ♪ I'm like, "Forget it, Cellino! Your ass is going on the irk list! And Barnes, too!" Happy Thanksgiving, mother [bleep]! [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Tariq. Wow! ♪♪ Wow! -I did not see that coming. -Tariq Trotter, everybody.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!

Tariq Trotter's Irk List: Meteorologists, Cellino & Barnes

5

Learning Words

More Recommended Videos
1. 1. Search word

Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

2. 2. Repeat single sentence

Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

Shortcut!

4. 4. Close caption

Close the English caption

5. 5. Embed

Embed the video to your blog

6. 6. Unfold

Hide right panel

1. Listening Quiz

Listening Quiz!

1. Click to open your notebook

1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯，不妨使用「俚語字典」，或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔