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2008-07-13 05:00:59 PM
An insta-green.

Bravo, subby, bravo!
 
2008-07-13 05:09:58 PM
OK, I laughed at the headline.

Please do not report me to the American Academy of Audiology.
 
2008-07-13 05:44:52 PM
submitter:In the new opera for the deaf, it ain't over until the fat lady gesticulates wildly signs.

So close, subby, but you farked it up. Shame!
 
2008-07-13 05:59:07 PM
I'm going to assume these are going to be Italian operas?

/If you've hung out with Italians, you'll know.
 
2008-07-13 06:01:15 PM
Is Garrett Morris the conductor?
 
2008-07-13 07:09:29 PM
I went to the opera and WISHED I was deaf, does that count?
 
2008-07-13 07:12:33 PM
You know somebody on stage is going to have an eye poked out.
 
2008-07-13 07:17:59 PM
What did the deaf do to deserve this?
 
2008-07-13 07:20:26 PM
Been a while since a headline has made laugh to the point of tears. Awesome subby. Sick, but awesome. ;)
 
2008-07-13 07:22:52 PM
To me, art is a mediumistic experience that should be able to be meaningfully experienced by a farking retard. Opera cannot honestly be enjoyed as art. It is some sort of meta-experience that is semiotically defined as art by a bunch of jerks.

/Opera is not art
//almost everything else is
 
2008-07-13 07:24:27 PM
If you ask me, any opera with supertitles is
opera-as-good-as-it's-going-to-get-for-the-deaf.
FTA:

Two musicians provide the score for the hearing.


You haven't lived until you've heard Ride of the Valkyries on mandolin and snare drum.
 
2008-07-13 07:24:45 PM
Shankula: I went to the opera and WISHED I was deaf, does that count?

Not really (new window).

/It's weird that I actually have to thank Bugs Bunny cartoons for my love of opera
//Doesn't it?
 
2008-07-13 07:25:55 PM
TheOther: submitter:In the new opera for the deaf, it ain't over until the fat lady gesticulates wildly signs.

So close, subby, but you farked it up. Shame!


Both work, but the wild gesticulation brings up a better mental image

/bravo subby
 
2008-07-13 07:30:08 PM
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2008-07-13 07:34:13 PM
Loverboy586

On the case.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-07-13 07:40:06 PM
It's not entirely the same, but this reminds me of the time I went to see Mike Doughty at one of those free city-sponsored festival concerts, and they had a sign-language interpreter there (probably required by law). The poor girl had to sign "let me get up on it" about a hundred times in a row when he went into an extended jam on "St. Louise is Listening."
 
2008-07-13 07:40:41 PM
Does that mean all the singers are going to have bumps?

/sorry
 
2008-07-13 07:45:34 PM
laughed till tears.....
 
2008-07-13 07:47:56 PM
what?
 
2008-07-13 07:55:13 PM
Too bad it's not really about the words.
 
2008-07-13 08:04:54 PM
ASL is one of the most expressive languages I've ever learned. I don't see the difficulty or strangeness of this.

/only three weeks into an intensive course
//would LOVE to attend Deaf opera!
 
2008-07-13 08:05:10 PM
FTFA: "They created a new form of signing, an opera-type of signing," said Ojala-Signell, who as a daughter of deaf parents says her native tongue is sign, though she can hear.

In this case, shouldn't that be native finger??

/just sayin'.
 
2008-07-13 08:05:26 PM
That word sounds like it should mean something else.

/just gesticulated into your coffee
//wipes hands on pants
///pulchritude!
 
2008-07-13 08:06:35 PM
www.seatwave.com

And Cio-Cio-San says:

www.identifont.com
 
2008-07-13 08:09:57 PM
TheOther: submitter:In the new opera for the deaf, it ain't over until the fat lady gesticulates wildly signs.

So close, subby, but you farked it up. Shame!


It's clever vs. funny.

"signs" is clever.

"gesticulates wildly" is funny.

Subby wins. Sorry.
 
2008-07-13 08:15:00 PM
What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

i66.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-13 08:18:25 PM
alacy52: What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

Do you really wanna know?
 
2008-07-13 08:21:51 PM
alacy52: What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

Your spear and magic helmet?
 
2008-07-13 08:27:16 PM
blazemongr: alacy52: What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

Your spear and magic helmet?


Heh heh, "magic helmet".
 
2008-07-13 08:31:58 PM
Gyrfalcon: blazemongr: alacy52: What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

Your spear and magic helmet?

Heh heh, "magic helmet".


Stop, or I'm gonna kill the wabbit!
 
2008-07-13 08:52:01 PM
Yes. Magic Helmet.
And I'll give you a sample!
 
2008-07-13 09:08:16 PM
In the new opera for the deaf, it ain't over until the fat lady gesticulatesoscillates wildly

ftfy
/dodo, lurker
 
2008-07-13 09:36:35 PM
WHAT?
 
2008-07-13 09:42:57 PM
That seems like it'd be really cool. Maybe I'd actually understand what was going on in the opera since I can rarely understand what they're saying.

Before I moved out to the east coast I had season tickets to the Guthrie in the Twin Cities. I loved watching the 'terps, especially during Shakespeare. To see how they'd translate it, and there was that added bonus of if I missed something from the actors I could look at the interpreters and catch it that way instead.
 
2008-07-13 09:50:58 PM
Gesticulates wildly? Dane Cook: The Opera?
 
2008-07-13 09:56:34 PM
AgentOrangeDrink: Gesticulates wildly? Dane Cook: The Opera?

Well, the headline referenced Dan Cook

/obscure?
 
2008-07-13 11:08:32 PM
I'd like to see a nude opera, because when they hit those high notes I bet you can really see it in those genitals.
 
2008-07-13 11:19:19 PM
Kaybeck: I'd like to see a nude opera, because when they hit those high notes I bet you can really see it in those genitals.
here ya go...(obviously NFSW and NFSDisney)
 
2008-07-13 11:45:45 PM
i think what we're all wondering is, "is she DTF?"
 
2008-07-14 12:03:12 AM
No. If there is any music, it cannot be enjoyed by the deaf. It can be composed, it can be remembered, but if there's no music going on, then all we're looking at is either words or sign language, and that ain't opera, folks.

Get over it, deaf people. You can't do opera. This applies to blind people trying to paint. It ain't gonna work.
 
2008-07-14 12:06:29 AM
Addendum.

Okay, after reading a few posts, it occurred to me that the deaf could actually "sense" some of the opera in the form of vibrations.

But where there's no music or singing? It's a damn stage play.
 
2008-07-14 12:08:17 AM
alacy52: What exactly is the sign for "spear and magic helmet"?

YOU WIN THE THREAD!
 
2008-07-14 01:37:05 AM
Hmm...

By definition, an opera is sung. No singing, no opera.

By the way, what's with all the opera hate? Chances are, 95% of you who slam it have never BEEN to a professional opera. I'm biased, of course, since I am an opera singer, but opera is an amazing art form. There are operas that are gutwrenchingly tragic, wickedly funny, and surprisingly relevant to modern life. Take a chance, buy some tickets to the cheap seats and keep an open mind. Hell, if it's an opera I'm singing in, tell me you're a farker and I'll spring for a ticket. It's more than fat ladies with helmets...sometimes they get the metal bras, too.
 
2008-07-14 03:55:18 AM
A few years ago I decided to do things I wouldn't normally do. To open my mind and broaden life experience blah blah blah.

I went to an opera "Tristan and Isolde" and it was incredible. A little long but incredible. It's unfortunate that that spectacle is something more people couldn't see.

And then I went to a modern dance performance by some Quebecois. I was trepidatious because when I arrived, there were girls 14 to 18 years old everywhere. And then the dancers came out and they were all good, but in the middle of the performance, they took off all their clothes (except for g-strings.) I couldn't farking believe it. This was culture! I've been hooked ever since.
 
2008-07-14 09:50:34 AM
Saber,

Are you with a specific opera troupe?
 
2008-07-14 10:13:36 AM
greyspace: A few years ago I decided to do things I wouldn't normally do. To open my mind and broaden life experience blah blah blah.

I went to an opera "Tristan and Isolde" and it was incredible. A little long but incredible. It's unfortunate that that spectacle is something more people couldn't see.

And then I went to a modern dance performance by some Quebecois. I was trepidatious because when I arrived, there were girls 14 to 18 years old everywhere. And then the dancers came out and they were all good, but in the middle of the performance, they took off all their clothes (except for g-strings.) I couldn't farking believe it. This was culture! I've been hooked ever since.


So, let me see if I got this straight-they started dancing then they took off their clothes during the second song....hate to break this to you, but that wasn't a modern dance performance you went to.
 
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