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(BlackBook Magazine)   Cecily Strong, the new SNL cast member who impersonated Bloomberg's ASL interpreter last night, was actually doing real American Sign Language during the skit   (blackbookmag.com) divider line 62
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2012-11-04 02:08:59 PM
ASL for Bronco Bama is pushing your ears out?
 
2012-11-04 03:05:18 PM
"made impersonated"?
 
2012-11-04 03:16:16 PM
FTA: If someone went on TV speaking English with an unusually high-pitched voice, I doubt they'd get their own Tumblr chronicling all of their vocal patterns.

You're new to the intarwebs, aren't you?

So let me sum up the article: it's ok to make fun of Italians because that's funny but you should use the correct ASL sign for 'pizzazz'.
 
2012-11-04 04:27:42 PM
That was a quite funny skit.
 
2012-11-04 04:43:28 PM

DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.


Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!
 
2012-11-04 05:03:07 PM
age sex location is never funny....
 
2012-11-04 05:05:14 PM

Haliburton Cummings: age sex location is never funny....


Yeah, too many variables involved.
 
2012-11-04 05:05:58 PM
Hooray.
We put ASL up front and center but then made it the butt of the joke.....

"The only thing that I thought SNL got wrong was joking that Lydia Callis was bringing "pizzazz" to the press conferences. It may have been a funny opportunity to make jazz hands for the words "pizzazz," but again, it reinforces the idea that an ASL interpreter is there for entertainment."
 
2012-11-04 05:12:01 PM
Too bad they didn't get Callis herself.
 
2012-11-04 05:17:53 PM
Cecily strong is farking hot. 

www.nbc.com
 
2012-11-04 05:21:37 PM
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-04 05:25:04 PM

DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.


It was godam funny kudos to both fake interpreters.
 
2012-11-04 05:25:34 PM
(1) There are several people that have their own youtube channel solely on the grounds of their annoying, high-pitched voice. No, I'm not going to link them, because frankly the author's ignorance of their existence is to be lauded and encouraged. It's also a common feature of cartoon characters e.g. foamy the squirrel.

(2) There's absolutely nothing wrong with being entertained by someone doing asl bombastically, any more than there's anything wrong with finding, say, Obama's weird pauses entertaining.

(3) The person putting on their srs bzns face and saying that a funny skit can't be funny solely because it features an ASL joke is being way the hell more patronizing toward the deaf than the skit itself could possibly be.
 
2012-11-04 05:28:28 PM

Haliburton Cummings: [i45.tinypic.com image 364x233]


If I had just clicked 'Add Comment' instead of previewing and refreshing the thread in another window, I would have been 2 seconds away from a simulpost.
 
2012-11-04 05:31:21 PM
I LOL'd out loud
 
2012-11-04 05:31:40 PM
google "abortion in sign language"

go ahead, I'll wait
 
2012-11-04 05:36:16 PM

Ivo Shandor: Haliburton Cummings: [i45.tinypic.com image 364x233]

If I had just clicked 'Add Comment' instead of previewing and refreshing the thread in another window, I would have been 2 seconds away from a simulpost.


school playground...4pm....we can settle this like


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-04 05:38:40 PM

simplicimus: DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.

Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!


Some. Not others.

/There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.
 
2012-11-04 05:41:04 PM

JohnAnnArbor: simplicimus: DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.

Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!

Some. Not others.

/There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.


WHAT?
 
2012-11-04 05:41:58 PM

Jim_Callahan: (1) There are several people that have their own youtube channel solely on the grounds of their annoying, high-pitched voice. No, I'm not going to link them, because frankly the author's ignorance of their existence is to be lauded and encouraged. It's also a common feature of cartoon characters e.g. foamy the squirrel.

(2) There's absolutely nothing wrong with being entertained by someone doing asl bombastically, any more than there's anything wrong with finding, say, Obama's weird pauses entertaining.

(3) The person putting on their srs bzns face and saying that a funny skit can't be funny solely because it features an ASL joke is being way the hell more patronizing toward the deaf than the skit itself could possibly be.


static.someecards.com

i.chzbgr.com

images.cuddlycomments.com
 
2012-11-04 05:42:24 PM

JohnAnnArbor: simplicimus: DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.

Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!

Some. Not others.

/There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.


Meh they can grow the fark up. Victimization is pathetic.
 
2012-11-04 05:46:39 PM
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-11-04 05:48:49 PM
duhh
 
2012-11-04 05:49:57 PM
OMG BLOOMBURG A/S/L?!?1
 
2012-11-04 05:52:25 PM
 
2012-11-04 05:53:56 PM
Otakon (anime convention) has gotten big enough that all panels now have an ASL interpreter.

Super Art Fight - a live art show, think mexican wrestling and win lose or draw at the same time, I guess - had an 18+ showing at the con.

We all got to learn how to sign "Cock-thulu" in ASL. You know... Cthulu with cocks for tentacles. It was an informative night! And the husband-wife ASL pair had a good enough time being roped into the show that they showed up to the next one of their own accord.
 
2012-11-04 05:57:57 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: google "abortion in sign language"

go ahead, I'll wait


The video I just watched of it cuts off right after he "throws away" the fetus, but before he stomps on it three times.
 
2012-11-04 06:12:20 PM

Haliburton Cummings: Ivo Shandor: Haliburton Cummings: [i45.tinypic.com image 364x233]

If I had just clicked 'Add Comment' instead of previewing and refreshing the thread in another window, I would have been 2 seconds away from a simulpost.

school playground...4pm....we can settle this like


[i49.tinypic.com image 465x320]


One of my favorite films.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.
 
2012-11-04 06:14:44 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: google "abortion in sign language"

go ahead, I'll wait


Plops
 
2012-11-04 06:23:46 PM

joshiz: FTA: If someone went on TV speaking English with an unusually high-pitched voice, I doubt they'd get their own Tumblr chronicling all of their vocal patterns.

You're new to the intarwebs, aren't you?

So let me sum up the article: it's ok to make fun of Italians because that's funny but you should use the correct ASL sign for 'pizzazz'.


Fran Dresher made a career out of it.
 
2012-11-04 06:38:26 PM
I don't know a lot about ASL but aren't the exaggerated expressions a pretty common feature - almost like the ASL equivalent of tone?
 
2012-11-04 06:41:56 PM
That skit wasn't too great to me. But Louis CK's opening bit is pretty good.

Watching now.
 
2012-11-04 06:42:18 PM
www.wikimusicguide.com

getting a kick
 
2012-11-04 06:43:10 PM
Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.
 
2012-11-04 06:45:52 PM

simplicimus: Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.


deaf folks aren't buying iPhones?
 
2012-11-04 06:49:56 PM

Haliburton Cummings: simplicimus: Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.

deaf folks aren't buying iPhones?


Or automobiles, shopping at Target, and many other products.
 
2012-11-04 06:50:24 PM

simplicimus: Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.


have you ever turned on the "descriptive audio" track on any of the newer DVDs. it is interesting to hear their choices of which parts of a scene are important enough to warrant mention.
 
2012-11-04 06:52:56 PM

simplicimus: Haliburton Cummings: simplicimus: Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.

deaf folks aren't buying iPhones?

Or automobiles, shopping at Target, and many other products.


Just watching now. The deaf apparently buy Samsung Galaxys and KFC, but not Hondas.
 
2012-11-04 06:54:47 PM

baorao: simplicimus: Just an aside, living in a house with females, dogs and cats, I use CC for my TV and DVDs, so I can read, if not hear, what's going on with whatever I'm watching. It's interesting to see which commercials use CC and which don't.

have you ever turned on the "descriptive audio" track on any of the newer DVDs. it is interesting to hear their choices of which parts of a scene are important enough to warrant mention.


Never heard of it. Will look into it.
 
2012-11-04 07:30:50 PM
The real signer was ten times as charming as that pig on Green Acres.

On SNL, I thought it would have been cool if Bloomberg turned to her at the end of the skit and she signed "Live from New York. It's Saturday Night."

Funniest line from last night:
Doctor: You're dying. Do you have any last words?
Aussie lady: I don't know. Kangaroo, I guess.
 
2012-11-04 07:32:54 PM

JohnAnnArbor: /There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.


So the fark what? Every group has extremist sub groups who will cry foul no matter what.

/get to see a lot of plays and musicals free because a friend of mine interprets for various theatres and he is frequently comped tickets. No one I've met who is deaf sees themselves as a victim or "separated" from society
 
2012-11-04 07:35:58 PM

JohnAnnArbor: simplicimus: DamnYankees: That was a quite funny skit.

Yeah, it's almost like people who use ASL have a sense of humor, How dare they!

Some. Not others.

/There's a hard core of the deaf community that takes their victimhood and separation from society VERY seriously.


The appropriate NSFW ASL response to them.
 
2012-11-04 07:56:36 PM
Kate McKinnon is good. She has potential.
 
2012-11-04 08:00:12 PM

Dear Jerk: The real signer was ten times as charming as that pig on Green Acres.

On SNL, I thought it would have been cool if Bloomberg turned to her at the end of the skit and she signed "Live from New York. It's Saturday Night."

Funniest line from last night:
Doctor: You're dying. Do you have any last words?
Aussie lady: I don't know. Kangaroo, I guess.


Cold open = really funny
Louis CK monologue = really funny
Lincoln TV show short = really funny
Fox & Friends skit = meh
Aussie skit = And this is where I turned the show off halfway through it

Presumedly it just went downhill from there
 
2012-11-04 09:18:51 PM
Honestly, my favorite part was Christie's lines about the mayor of AC. I heard the real press conference and SNL's version didn't have to change much. Love or hate his politics, he doesn't pull punches.
 
2012-11-04 10:22:56 PM
I don't know a lick of sign language, but I guarantee this is false. Utterly.
 
2012-11-04 10:28:59 PM
Also, I haven't watched SNL in 15 years, and whoever this person is ensured it will be 16 years this time. Not funny.
 
2012-11-04 10:44:26 PM

Dear Jerk: The real signer was ten times as charming as that pig on Green Acres.

On SNL, I thought it would have been cool if Bloomberg turned to her at the end of the skit and she signed "Live from New York. It's Saturday Night."

Funniest line from last night:
Doctor: You're dying. Do you have any last words?
Aussie lady: I don't know. Kangaroo, I guess.


That sketch went on far, far too long but that line cracked me up for some reason. (And McKinnon and Louis in the final sketch in the bar is some kind of disturbing, mad genius work.)
 
2012-11-04 11:09:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ZFSss6YAY

/done
 
2012-11-04 11:28:29 PM
Hypersensitive butt-hurt alert.

i.imgur.com
 
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