2014/09/30

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 30, 2014

 

– don’t blink your eye

There was a Starbucks commercial on TV last night.
DeafDigest mentioned the commercial where a deaf
person in Hawaii would be featured in a Starbucks
scene. Well, blink your eye and you would miss
the whole thing. Very disappointing, but at least
Starbucks made it a point to include the deaf as
part of their many quick scenes.

 

– “Children of a Lesser God” comes back

The story “Children of a Lesser God” which made
Marlee Matlin and Phyllis Frelich famous is
coming back. It is now being part of the
upcoming Broadway plays next year. Who will
be in the cast and who will be the leading
female deaf character? Do not know just yet.

 
– a deaf bartender in a hearing bar

A friend, who is a former bartender, explained
to DeafDigest editor, about his old job in a
hearing bar. It was in a private members-only
club in a small town where everyone knew everyone.
The deaf bartender knew everyone’s favorite
drinks. Also a hearing friend always sat near
the deaf bartender, always helped if there were
communication problems with patrons.The small
bar was set up perfectly – three beer taps in
front, and ten upside down bottles in a rack
near the wall. A hearing person would point to
what he wanted. Why did the deaf bartender
leave his job? He found a better job at better
pay!

 
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2014/09/29

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 29, 2014

 

 

– a Starbucks commercial

Starbucks is starting a new series of commercials.
One such commerical involves a deaf activity inside
a Starbucks store in Hawaii. It involves an isolated
deaf woman, discovering a deaf meeting place in
Starbucks and then making new deaf friends. Why is
this interesting – because a group of deaf people
filed a lawsuit, accusing Starbucks of discrimination!

 

– a $12.00 hearing aid

A shopper in North Carolina went to the Harbor Freight
Tools, a hardware store, to look for some stuff to buy.
He mentioned that the store sells $12.00 hearing aids!
True? DeafDigest does not believe it and thinks the
shopper confused a cheap listening device for a real
hearing aid! Hardware store dealers are not audiologists.

 
– T-Mobile customer service people block the deaf

A deaf person, with his T-Mobile, wanted to text the
customer service department. He wanted to add some
new features for his device. The response from T-Mobile
was this – we hope that you enjoy email and internet with
your T-Mobile phone. But when the deaf person tried to
discuss adding new features, the response was still the
same. Where is this happening? Not in USA, but in Great
Britain! A British deaf activist said T-Mobile has a
reputation for cutting off deaf people.

 

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2014/09/26

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, September 26, 2014

 
– a Derrick Coleman grade

Every player in the NFL is graded on their performances
and then compared to other players within their own
position. Derrick, who is deaf, is a fullback with the
Seattle Seahawks. In the NFL there are 31 fullbacks that
are graded. How did Derrick perform? He is the 5th best
fullback in the league according to Pro Football Focus
which does the grading. And in another poll by Bleacher
Report, he is rated #1 most popular Seahawks player!
Not bad for a player who played very little at UCLA
and ignored by fans.

 

– a shocking police department report

Every police department posts reports of crimes, serious
incidents and emergences. The Manchester Police Department
(Massachusetts) has this very shocking report. It said:
a man swallowed a hearing aid

 

– a wasted Marlee Matlin movie?

Many movies are made in Hollywood but never shown.
Many producers and directors change their minds
about showing the movies they just filmed. Many
reasons – and there is one Marlee Matlin that has
never been shown. It is “Silent Knights” and it
is about a successful hearing college football
coach getting into an accident and losing his
job. He then finds a new job as a coach at a
school for the deaf. He then becomes friends
with a deaf teacher. That teacher is Marlee
Matlin.

 
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