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Deaf Digest Blue – October 23, 2011

– Very Hot News

A woman, whose two brothers are deaf, was flabbergasted by a $200,000 cell phone bill. Normally the monthly bill is around $175.00 as the two brothers are under her plan. But when both brothers vacationed in Canada, they never bothered to update their plan to international data plan. As a result, thanks to excessive text messages and video viewings, the bill jumped to $200,000. With a big and generous heart, T-Mobile reduced it to $2,500 but the sister has to pay it off within six months.

– Sunday October 16th

Even though pro wrestling is a fake, many people love to watch it just for laughs. We’ve had a number of deaf pro wrestlers over the years. But there may be a first – a deaf American pro wrestler versus a deaf Japanese pro wrestler. It was announced that deaf pro wrestler Louis Long, Buffalo, NY, who wrestles under the name of The Silent Warrior will oppose a deaf Japanese wrestler (his name not known yet) on November 26,2011 at the Ontario Convention Center in California.

– Monday October 17th

Hands On, a TV series in Ireland, aired in Ireland specifically for the deaf audience, is now celebrating its 16th season. It is may be the world’s longest continuing deaf-related TV program. TV programs for the deaf come and go, but Hands On continues.

– Tuesday October 18th

After moving around three times since 1997, the fourth time is a charm as far as the Rocky Mountain Deaf School (Golden, Colorado) is a charm. This school has won a $13 million grant from the state department of education to break ground on a permanent location.

– Wednesday October 19th

Could bad captioning make a Deaf Comedian look bad? Yes, in the case of Steve Day, who is deaf but functions as a hearing person. On a TV program, he was telling a joke, which went like this:

Let me give you an analogy

The caption read like this:

Let me give you (a dirty word)

Steve is very upset about it.

– Deaf Miscellaneous stuff

One of the winners of the 2011 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards is the Deaf Studies Research Unit at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand

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TINNITUS: A CHOICE In Scotland few years ago, a hearing woman was suffering from tinnitus. It is a stubborn ringing of noise in a person’s head that almost never stops. The doctor told the woman that she had a choice – to have an operation to cure tinnitus but to become deaf for good or to ignore the operation and suffer tinnitus for life but to remain hearing. An awful choice!

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A SWALLOWED TOBACCO An article in a deaf school magazine explained how children become deaf. There were about 10 different reasons why the children become deaf. One of the reasons was “swallowed tobacco.” This is not a joke. This article was written about 115 years ago! Of course, nowadays doctors are better with finding reasons for deafness.

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