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Instant Karma

Instant Karma English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Dec 16 2008

Themes: Friend, Romance

Intro

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Karma is the idea that what goes around comes around. If you do something bad, something bad will happen to you. Instant karma is the idea that if you even think an evil thought, something bad will happen to you immediately.

It seems that Jason has started to catch on to the idea that Devan likes him. Maybe someone told him. Marni hinted at it a couple of episodes back, and Jason said he’d think about it, but now the truth comes out. Listen to Jason tell Mason why he doesn’t want to be with Devan…and watch what happens to him right after!

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Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  How the ladies treatin’ ya’?

Jason:  Good. Yeah. The ladies always treat me well, Mason.

Mason:  Do they, playa.

Jason:  No. I like to think positive, you know.

Mason:  I have to live vicariously through you now, you know.

Jason:  Right.

Mason:  I’ve got the old ball and chain.

Jason:  Fair enough.

Mason:  So, uh…Seriously, give me the juice. It’s been a while.

Jason:  Well, word on the street is that Devan is into me. And we have a lot of fun.

Mason:  Really?

Jason:  We go wig shopping.

Mason:  Into you now?

Jason:  Yeah.

Mason:  Huh.

Jason:  Well, I mean it makes sense.

Mason:  Well, good!

Jason:  It was like a slow build, but I don’t know. I don’t really feel attracted to her.

Mason:  Why not, man? Devan’s cute.

Jason:  Yeah. She’s cute. Um, I don’t know.

Mason:  What’s goin’ on? I mean, is something, like, wrong with her…I mean, her proportions? Are you like…

Jason:  No.

Mason:  Too pale for you?

Jason:  No. She’s shapely, but, uh, you know…Yeah. And I like the fair skin.

Mason:  Is it, like, a fashion thing? You don’t like, you know, like, the hipster look? Want something a little more conservative?

Jason:  It’s the hair. I can’t deal with the no hair thing.

Mason:  Whoa! That’s cold, man.

Jason:  I know. I know.

Mason:  That’s like a cancer thing.

Jason:  I mean, just between me and you. I mean, obviously don’t tell anyone else that, but, like, that’s…I mean, what can I say? I mean, I can’t help the way that I feel, if I’m attracted to somebody or not.

Mason:  Chemistry’s chemistry, man, but, like, that’s..The hair thing is not her fault, dude. That’s…Yeah. You gotta keep that one close to the vest.

Jason:  Yeah. I don’t know. I don’t know what to tell you, but…Whoa!

 

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Discussion

Mason tries to guess why Jason might not like Devan, but then Jason finally cracks and says it’s the fact that she has no hair. It’s a really bad thing to say since the only reason she has no hair is because she has cancer.

Around this time, Jason finishes eating his banana. He puts the peel on the floor. But as he takes a step forward, he falls backward down the stairs! Is OK? Is he alive? It’s hard to tell…

 

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cosmopolitan_1985

Algeria

it's axiomatic that life is difficult, and we all have insatiable desire to acquire good things, but honestly we don't get everything we want in life, plus we should bear in mind that everybody has a skeleton in the closet…...

  Beauty is skin deep.

 

11:57 PM Jul 03 2009 |

Guisawyer

Guisawyer

Germany

Hahha!! 

Funny video!! :P

 

 

But, I don't belive in Karma… because if it is really real, bad people can't have a good life… and this don't happen!! There are a lot of bad people and nothing bad happen to they!!

 

11:57 AM Jul 03 2009 |

Monius

Mexico

I think it was only an accident. If you don´t like a person for his hair or body  is normal, no-one is perfect.

Imagine that you can´t say your oppinion because you are scary of the karma!!!

 

12:46 AM May 18 2009 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

i m sorry for him he told the truth ..he can t handle with the fact that she hadn t hair …but in some way i believe in karma:} 

08:46 PM Mar 13 2009 |

artgems2009

Taiwan

good  share   

07:17 AM Mar 13 2009 |

guokun

China

Cool     哈哈  haha    TMD

11:02 AM Mar 12 2009 |

superpig

Viet Nam

haha, i like tis video, at first i feel Jason is so hateful, but at the end i think he's poor…so sorry…hahaha

03:36 AM Mar 10 2009 |

Benjamin Elizondo

Mexico

karma creates a balance in the universe so you can't do bad things without have to pay for them . I'm not sure if is real but i would like it.

12:22 AM Mar 08 2009 |

shinasia

shinasia

Oman

cooooooooool, but don love any 1 unless u r sure tht u choose da right 1,, nd dont play around!

10:59 AM Mar 02 2009 |

飞的更高

飞的更高

China

Cool

02:17 PM Mar 01 2009 |

hoa_mai

hoa_mai

Viet Nam

oh, man! he should be careful, if did not litter,he would get problem. it is a lesson for him.

02:08 PM Mar 01 2009 |

qwertyltrc

qwertyltrc

Viet Nam

He is okay.

03:16 AM Jan 28 2009 |

Bob Ishida

Bob Ishida

Japan

Jason, thank you so far. Take a rest.Wink

07:07 AM Jan 22 2009 |

Khulood

United Arab Emirates

SO DARN FUNNY, POOR JASON, HOPE HE STILL A LIVE

05:39 AM Jan 17 2009 |

Hani44

Hani44

Saudi Arabia

Really i don't like that

08:13 PM Jan 02 2009 |

HuangYe

HuangYe

United Kingdom

such a funny thing~~~you know,  i like Jason ,  stupid ,funny sort of guy.

03:22 AM Dec 22 2008 |

Sezai

Sezai

Turkey

It’s a superstition. I don’t belive in it definitely.

05:29 PM Dec 20 2008 |

athukoralagamage

Sri Lanka

Jason died Cry

 

04:46 PM Dec 20 2008 |

athukoralagamage

Sri Lanka

Jason died

04:45 PM Dec 20 2008 |

pagecai

pagecai

China

It's so hard ,I don't know how should I do with it .

01:04 PM Dec 19 2008 |

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