2015/03/02

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 2, 2015

 
– a famous fake-deaf actor

One of the most famous fake-deaf actors is Sylvester
Stallone. In 1997, he starred in a movie – Cop Land.
His role was a deaf sheriff in a crime drama, trying
to clean up a New Jersey town of crime and corruption.
The movie was a flop. Perhaps if a real deaf actor
was cast in the deaf sheriff role, the movie could
have been a success!

 

– hoping for a better deaf tour of Europe

Ken Fisher, who is a serious beer brewer, tours Europe
on a regular basis, learning brewing methods from
master European brewers. These brewers are hearing
and while they communicate with Fisher, communication
is often difficult. To solve this problem, there was
a special event – his Grateful Deaf Cascadian Dark Rye
beer was made available to the public in Oregon.
Proceeds from this event will pay for an interpreter
to accompany Fisher on his next European tour!

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– a reason why NASCAR captions were mixed with baseball

DeafDigest mentioned last week that NASCAR TV race
had nonsense baseball captions. There is a (bad)
reason for it. Someone plugged in the wrong computer
to the captioning equipment. That wrong computer
had these baseball names. The other computer,
with these NASCAR racing names were not plugged in.
It happened when someone pressed on the baseball
button instead of NASCAR button. Yes, very
embarrassing.

 

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2015/02/27

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 27, 2015

 

– an interesting twitter comment about the deaf

Someone made a twitter comment that was interesting.
This person said that deaf individuals were responsible
for big changes in sports. Examples were the football
huddle (Gallaudet’s Paul Hubbard), baseball signals
(out and strike by Dummy Hoy and Dummy Taylor) and
boxing’s corner red lights (because deaf boxer
Eugene Hairston couldn’t hear the bell). Yet deaf
athletes are called disabled because they can’t
hear!

 

– a deaf child actor not getting his royalty money

There was a story about a former baseball player Roger McDowell
getting a check of $13.52 everytime a Jerry Seinfield TV
re-run shows him on the program. He was only on the program
for less than 10 seconds in 1992. Jeff Bravin, the Executive
Director, American School for the Deaf, was a child actor
on “And Your Name Is Jonah” TV movie in 1979. Royalties?
Bravin said – I wish I had the same agreement McDowell had.
I got royalties for the first seven times it was shown, but
I have not seen a check in ages. Now it is shown in so many
web streaming outlets such as Netflix and Amazon!

 
– a sign language dealer in a casino

We have a few dealers that are deaf and work in Nevada casinos.
What about hearing dealers that know sign language. There is
one – LeErica Knight, a dealer at the Ameristar Casino in
Vicksburg, Mississippi. She often helps deaf players that
come to her casino. She would high-five them when they
win money. She knows signs because her sister is deaf.

 

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2015/02/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, February 26, 2015

 
– a deaf racer gets a big sponsor

We have some deaf auto racers that have not been able to get
sponsors. Racing is an expensive hobby for them. For famous racers
such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr, they get sponsorship money. Anyway,
Caleb McDuff is deaf and he is a racer. And he recently won a big
sponsorship deal from an oil company. It is amazing. Why? Because
Caleb is only 7 years old! He races go-karts in Great Britain
and as he gets older he will move to big cars. How was he able
to get a major sponsor? Possibly because his father is a car
mechanic with contacts among oil companies!

 

 

– these deaf child signs

We see many “Deaf Child” signs everywhere. Many of these signs
are still posted even though the deaf children have grown up
and have moved out of the neighborhoods. Anyway one big
city rejects these deaf child signs. It is Fort Worth, Texas.
Why the rejection? The explanation from the city says many
drivers pay no attention to these deaf signs and still drive
fast, anway!

 
– not good news for deaf driver in accident

DeafDigest mentioned several times this past summer that
a scared deaf driver, trapped in his car with his family,
drove through the crowd that was celebrating the Zombie
Walk in San Diego. He drove away after being attacked by
one of these paraders. He then got into an accident.
The cops did not arrest him and let him go. But seven
months later, the San Diego County District Attorney
has charged the deaf driver with a felony. The deaf
driver’s attorney is now fighting the case. Trial takes
place next month.

 

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