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Smash Boom Best, Fairies vs. Giants (3)

Fairies vs. Giants (3)

Casting spells with their magic wands

Crash, bang, boom

That person's big

Well, she's a Giant

And she's wearing a wig?

She may look scary

But she wants to be your friend.

Molly: Tarkor, You're up first. Tell us about your prized pixie possessions.

Tarkor: Well, I have the cutest little pair of wings. Nothing is wrong with them, I just outgrew them. I grew about 2.6 centimeters. Yes, I did. The little wings that I have are just a little too small but they still work perfectly fine. You can attach them to something and carry little items around like Matilda, put the wings on a spoon and have the spoon fly over into your mouth.

Molly: Clever.

Tarkor: Of course you want some wings. I have the entire bag of pixie dust about the size of your nail. Right? I know. But it's pixie dust so it never ends. You can rub it around, you can turn it into shea butter. You can turn it into glitter. Who needs body glitter when you have pixie dust? Add a little dust in your hair, shine it up a little bit. All the great things that pixie dust does.

Carly: So glad we stumbled across this tiny little fairy rummage sale. Ok, Katie. You're up next. What's the low down on your ginormous goods?

Katie: Absolutely. I am here holding probably the largest yard sale in America today. Does the yard sale only has two items? Absolutely. We got a Reebok sneaker. The bidding will start at $5. It was once fit for a stylish but practical giant but is now fit to be the home of any fairytale woman with 12 children. Old MacDonald, I think I heard you say you had an old woman who needed a new shoe? Maybe this shoe could be hers. Again, we're starting the bidding at $5. Another one of our $5 items at this two-item yard sale is one Champion sweatshirt.

Now, not only are you going to look stylish like a champion in this sweatshirt but it is also the latest innovation in green housing. You have heard of thermal curtains. Well, what about just encasing your home in one sweatshirt? Have you thought about that? It's LEED certified gold. All right. Each item is $5. I start the bidding now.

Molly: (chuckles) That giant loved athletic wear but doesn't need it anymore. Carly. Think about which storybook sale impressed you the most and give that team a point. Again, criteria totally up to you. Which items would like to buy? Which were more creative? Which made you giggle? Have you made your decision?

Carly: Yes, I have.

Molly: Great. It's time for our very last round. The Final Six. Katie, you've got just six words to make a final impression on Carly here. Let's hear them.

Katie: Giants. Metaphorical world builders and nightmares.

Molly: That took a little turn. I enjoyed it. Tarkor, your turn. What is your final six?

Tarkor: Giants are big, funktified fairies fly.

Molly: This is a tough decision. Carly, we've had quite the adventure today, teeming with tales both big and small. Before we close the book on this debate, it's time to award our final point and crown one of these abnormally-sized creatures the Smash Boom Best. Carly, have you made your final decision?

Carly: Yes, I have decided.

Molly: Tally up those points. Drum roll, please. The winner is--

Carly: Fairies.

Tarkor: Yeah!

Katie: (groans)

(laughter)

Katie: I want to give a giant-sized reaction.

Tarkor: Great choice.

Carly: It was really close. I choose fairies by one point. I thought both sides presented a good argument.

Tarkor: Katie, I think you did a fantabulous job. You low-key made me like giants a little bit.

Katie: Wow. That is a huge complement from a woman with such small creatures in her back pocket.

(laughter)

Katie: Tarkor, I have to say. It probably is the funniest declaration of greatness I've heard in many a year. You made my fairytales come true in terms of I was laughing ever after. Additionally, I have to say, you really got the vibe of the fairy across in a way that made me think maybe I would hang out with a fairy instead of avoiding them at a party.

Molly: (laughs)

Katie: So, congratulations.

Tarkor: Oh my gosh. Thank you. I think we should be friends, fairy friends.

Katie: I would love that.

Molly: I love a heart-warming fairytale ending. (music) That's it for today's debate battle. Carly crowned Fairies the Smash Boom Best. What about you?

Carly: Head to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who you think should win.

Molly: Smash Boom Best is brought to you by Brains On! and the American public media.

Tarkor: It's produced by Rosie duPont, Sanden Totten, Ruby Guthrie, and Molly Bloom.

Katie: With engineering help from Johnny Vince Evans, Veronica Rodriguez, and Chris Bakely.

Tarkor: We had production help from Kristina Lopez, Mark Sanchez, and Menaka Wilhelm.

Molly: Rosie duPont is the voice of our hold music and our announcer is Marley Feuerwerker-Otto. We want to give a special thanks to Kunsang Dorjee, Jack Silvernagle, Sarah Larsen, and Naomi Cowen. Katie, is there anyone you want to thank today?

Katie: Yes. I would like to thank the Los Angeles Public Library for providing me with books on giants that I could read and I would also like to thank both San Francisco and New York state for having athletic teams named after giants.

Molly: (laughs) How about you Tarkor, any special shoutouts?

Tarkor: I would like to thank my Mama for actually making me fairy-sized. I'm a very tiny person with big energy so I think that's what pulled through the win for today.

Molly: Carly, do you want to give any special thanks?

Carly: Yes. I would like to thank my Mom too and my friend, Ava.

Molly: Awesome. Before we go, let's hear who Ellie thinks should win in her ketchup versus mustard debate.

Ellie: I think that ketchup would win because I personally put it on more things than I do mustard and ketchup features a delicious food, tomatoes.

Molly: Do you have an idea for a knockdown drag-out debate? Head to smashboom.org and tell us about it. We'll be back with a new debate battle next week.

Carly: Goodbye!

Katie: Catch you later!

Tarkor: Bye!


Fairies vs. Giants (3)

Casting spells with their magic wands

Crash, bang, boom

That person's big

Well, she's a Giant

And she's wearing a wig?

She may look scary

But she wants to be your friend.

**Molly:** Tarkor, You're up first. Tell us about your prized pixie possessions.

**Tarkor:** Well, I have the cutest little pair of wings. Nothing is wrong with them, I just outgrew them. I grew about 2.6 centimeters. Yes, I did. The little wings that I have are just a little too small but they still work perfectly fine. You can attach them to something and carry little items around like Matilda, put the wings on a spoon and have the spoon fly over into your mouth.

**Molly:** Clever.

**Tarkor:** Of course you want some wings. I have the entire bag of pixie dust about the size of your nail. Right? I know. ** **But it's pixie dust so it never ends. You can rub it around, you can turn it into shea butter. You can turn it into glitter. Who needs body glitter when you have pixie dust? Add a little dust in your hair, shine it up a little bit. All the great things that pixie dust does.

**Carly:** So glad we stumbled across this tiny little fairy rummage sale. Ok, Katie. You're up next. What's the low down on your ginormous goods?

**Katie:** Absolutely. I am here holding probably the largest yard sale in America today. Does the yard sale only has two items? Absolutely. We got a Reebok sneaker. The bidding will start at $5. It was once fit for a stylish but practical giant but is now fit to be the home of any fairytale woman with 12 children. Old MacDonald, I think I heard you say you had an old woman who needed a new shoe? Maybe this shoe could be hers. Again, we're starting the bidding at $5. Another one of our $5 items at this two-item yard sale is one Champion sweatshirt.

Now, not only are you going to look stylish like a champion in this sweatshirt but it is also the latest innovation in green housing. You have heard of thermal curtains. Well, what about just encasing your home in one sweatshirt? Have you thought about that? It's LEED certified gold. All right. Each item is $5. I start the bidding now.

**Molly:** (chuckles) That giant loved athletic wear but doesn't need it anymore. Carly. Think about which storybook sale impressed you the most and give that team a point. Again, criteria totally up to you. Which items would like to buy? Which were more creative? Which made you giggle? Have you made your decision?

**Carly:** Yes, I have.

**Molly:** Great. It's time for our very last round. __The Final Six__. Katie, you've got just six words to make a final impression on Carly here. Let's hear them.

**Katie:** Giants. Metaphorical world builders and nightmares.

**Molly:** That took a little turn. I enjoyed it. Tarkor, your turn. What is your final six?

**Tarkor:** Giants are big, funktified fairies fly.

**Molly:** This is a tough decision. Carly, we've had quite the adventure today, teeming with tales both big and small. Before we close the book on this debate, it's time to award our final point and crown one of these abnormally-sized creatures the Smash Boom Best. Carly, have you made your final decision?

**Carly:** Yes, I have decided.

**Molly:** Tally up those points. Drum roll, please. The winner is--

**Carly:** Fairies.

**Tarkor:** Yeah!

**Katie:** (groans)

(laughter)

**Katie:** I want to give a giant-sized reaction.

**Tarkor:** Great choice.

**Carly:** It was really close. I choose fairies by one point. I thought both sides presented a good argument.

**Tarkor:** Katie, I think you did a fantabulous job. You low-key made me like giants a little bit.

**Katie:** Wow. That is a huge complement from a woman with such small creatures in her back pocket.

(laughter)

**Katie:** Tarkor, I have to say. It probably is the funniest declaration of greatness I've heard in many a year. You made my fairytales come true in terms of I was laughing ever after. Additionally, I have to say, you really got the vibe of the fairy across in a way that made me think maybe I would hang out with a fairy instead of avoiding them at a party.

**Molly:** (laughs)

**Katie:** So, congratulations.

**Tarkor:** Oh my gosh. Thank you. I think we should be friends, fairy friends.

**Katie:** I would love that.

**Molly:** I love a heart-warming fairytale ending. (music) That's it for today's debate battle. Carly crowned Fairies the Smash Boom Best. What about you?

**Carly:** Head to smashboom.org and vote to tell us who you think should win.

**Molly:** __Smash Boom Best__ is brought to you by Brains On! and the American public media.

**Tarkor:** It's produced by Rosie duPont, Sanden Totten, Ruby Guthrie, and Molly Bloom.

**Katie:** With engineering help from Johnny Vince Evans, Veronica Rodriguez, and Chris Bakely.

**Tarkor:** We had production help from Kristina Lopez, Mark Sanchez, and Menaka Wilhelm.

**Molly:** Rosie duPont is the voice of our hold music and our announcer is Marley Feuerwerker-Otto. We want to give a special thanks to Kunsang Dorjee, Jack Silvernagle, Sarah Larsen, and Naomi Cowen. Katie, is there anyone you want to thank today?

**Katie:** Yes. I would like to thank the Los Angeles Public Library for providing me with books on giants that I could read and I would also like to thank both San Francisco and New York state for having athletic teams named after giants.

**Molly:** (laughs) How about you Tarkor, any special shoutouts?

**Tarkor:** I would like to thank my Mama for actually making me fairy-sized. I'm a very tiny person with big energy so I think that's what pulled through the win for today.

**Molly:** Carly, do you want to give any special thanks?

**Carly:** Yes. I would like to thank my Mom too and my friend, Ava.

**Molly:** Awesome. Before we go, let's hear who Ellie thinks should win in her ketchup versus mustard debate.

**Ellie:** I think that ketchup would win because I personally put it on more things than I do mustard and ketchup features a delicious food, tomatoes.

**Molly:** Do you have an idea for a knockdown drag-out debate? Head to smashboom.org and tell us about it. We'll be back with a new debate battle next week.

**Carly:** Goodbye!

**Katie:** Catch you later!

**Tarkor:** Bye!