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Watch Ian McKellen Teach Cookie Monster What 'Resist' Means

It may not quite stick.

During the holidays, it's hard for even those of us with a strong vocabulary to remember that it might be a good idea to resist the temptation of all the bars and booze bacon-wrapped scallops surrounding us. So this lesson from Sir Ian McKellen to Sir Cookie Monster on the meaning of the word "resist" is a very timely one.

Now that he's taught Cookie this sense of the word "resist," Sir Ian McKellen can move on to explaining why it's important to resist state-imposed strictures on citizens' freedom! Something for the new year.

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