2015/03/03

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, March 3, 2015

 
– a choice hearing people don’t want to face

What is a choice a hearing person don’t want to face?
There was a story about a child either becoming
deaf or dead! A child, suffering from a genetic
disease, can be healed but at the cost of becoming
deaf. An ugly choice? Yes, years ago there was an
outstanding hearing athlete who faced the same
thing. He chose to become deaf rather than to die.
He enrolled at Gallaudet and excelled in Gallaudet
sports and then had a long career serving the
Deaf Community before he passed away some years ago.

 
– a deaf whose speech better than hearing?

Is there a deaf person whose speech is much better
than hearing people? DeafDigest does not think
so. There was a movie made in 1968 – Psych-Out.
It is now being shown on Blu-ray. It features
a deaf character whose speech is better than
most of the hearing people she hangs out with!
In real life, it is not possible – because
even those with great speech would show their
deafness in their voices.

 
– no deaf assistance with subway problems

Do take a look at the picture:

http://deafdigest.com/no-deaf-advice-in-metro-picture/

Will the panicky hearing people, trapped in
the subway, help the deaf? Good question!

 

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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!

For the next picture of Fisher in beer-brewing
action, go to:
http://deafdigest.net/deaf-beer-brewer-adding-hops-picture/

 
– 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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