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2013-02-08 04:54:43 PM  
 
2013-02-08 04:59:58 PM  
Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.
 
2013-02-08 05:03:46 PM  

Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.


Nah.
 
2013-02-08 05:06:49 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.

Nah.


Worth a try.
 
2013-02-08 05:10:43 PM  
Holy f*ck.

Competition over.

I await hilarious captions in poor taste.
 
2013-02-08 05:11:00 PM  
Meanwhile, over at The Weather Channel control room, the white stuff is working everyone into a frenzy

www.abload.de
 
2013-02-08 05:25:02 PM  
And now, Emergency Mime Theater presents:

How Lindsay Lohan Auditions for Roles
 
2013-02-08 05:28:29 PM  
Let's wait and see if it's a blizzard before we call it a blizzard, shall we?
 
2013-02-08 05:33:27 PM  
Any ASLers out there know what she's saying?  Or would knowing ruin the illusion . . .
 
2013-02-08 05:41:00 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: And now, Emergency Mime Theater presents:

How Lindsay Lohan Auditions for Roles


Could it be?  *grabs popcorn*
 
2013-02-08 05:56:47 PM  
Lame
 
2013-02-08 06:00:30 PM  
So what the hell was she actually saying?
 
2013-02-08 06:03:11 PM  
"Too many dicks on the dance floor."

/too many dicks
 
2013-02-08 06:03:15 PM  
If you're stuck inside because of the storm, roll a reeeeeeeeally big joint and lick the paper thusly.......
 
2013-02-08 06:03:47 PM  
"Do Not Lick the Flag Pole".
 
2013-02-08 06:05:19 PM  
Paging Aziz Ansari...
 
2013-02-08 06:05:37 PM  
GILF

Srsly?... technique was promising, but it would require an actual erection prior to implementation, right?

I seriously doubt there's enough whiskey in texas &/or low wattage bulbs for that scenario to exist...
 
2013-02-08 06:05:42 PM  
Oh wow.  Now that's special.
 
2013-02-08 06:05:51 PM  
Meh.  Anyone can turn a sign language interpreter into a .gif.  I want to hear someone autotune her.
 
2013-02-08 06:06:00 PM  

unlikely: So what the hell was she actually saying?


 Don't drive
 
2013-02-08 06:06:11 PM  
...holy christ...I'm laughing so hard I'm crying...wtf is with that tongue thing?
 
2013-02-08 06:06:12 PM  
No drunken Irish boxing?
 
2013-02-08 06:06:30 PM  
This is what I did to Ron Jeremy.
 
2013-02-08 06:06:37 PM  

unlikely: So what the hell was she actually saying?


That your mom's not welcome
 
2013-02-08 06:07:11 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Any ASLers out there know what she's saying?  Or would knowing ruin the illusion . . .


I'll give it a stab...

It appears she's jerking off two guys, who then jizz all over her, and then she licks it up... Then she says, "there will be no more of this".

or she's giving the baseball safe sign... not sure about that last part... but the first part is definitely jerking off two guys.
 
2013-02-08 06:07:34 PM  
I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.
 
2013-02-08 06:07:47 PM  
Fat people are always hot: More at 11
 
2013-02-08 06:08:34 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Paging Aziz Ansari...


"Aziz, light!"
alicia-logic.com

Aziz Light. Half the fat, fewer calories than regular Aziz.


/shamelessly stolen from the Riftrax of 5th Element
 
2013-02-08 06:09:44 PM  

Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.


I've never seen one that looks more like a spastic seal being slowly dropped into a woodchipper, I think this chick sucks at what she does. I didn't recognize a single sign, and she's throwing so much body English into those signs, even if you did recognize one, you wouldn't be sure you were seeing it right. It's like hiring Mushmouth from Fat Albert to verbally translate.
 
2013-02-08 06:10:59 PM  
No dessert until your plate is clean
 
2013-02-08 06:12:25 PM  
I think the lady with the fan is just as funny.
 
2013-02-08 06:12:37 PM  
She was waiting for a blizzard of cock. Old whore.
 
2013-02-08 06:12:45 PM  
I like how the woman standing behind the governor is so fat she's hot enough to need to fan herself in the middle of the winter, in a dress while not even wearing a jacket.

Girl, you don't need a fan you need a SALAD.
 
2013-02-08 06:14:16 PM  
 
2013-02-08 06:14:32 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.


Didn't you read the article. The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.
 
2013-02-08 06:16:33 PM  

mongbiohazard: I like how the woman standing behind the governor is so fat she's hot enough to need to fan herself in the middle of the winter, in a dress while not even wearing a jacket.

Girl, you don't need a fan you need a SALAD.


I noticed that as well. Well played, friend.
 
2013-02-08 06:16:39 PM  
Yeah, the signing could use a little less tongue.
 
2013-02-08 06:17:41 PM  

unlikely: So what the hell was she actually saying?


I don't have any envelopes.
 
2013-02-08 06:18:13 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Need a Dispenser Here: I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.

Didn't you read the article. The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.


Nemo?  If they're going to use names from Pixar movies, then go for the cool names: Winter Storm Gazerbeam!

/no capes!
 
2013-02-08 06:19:11 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.


Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.
 
2013-02-08 06:19:15 PM  
Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.


Where's the fun in that?????
 
2013-02-08 06:19:19 PM  
I'm pretty sure it's not ASL. It appears as though a post-menopausal spastic lesbian realizes she misses dick.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:16 PM  

cretinbob: Let's wait and see if it's a blizzard before we call it a blizzard, shall we?


SNOWMAGEDDON 2013 WHOOOOOOO!!
 
2013-02-08 06:24:57 PM  

farkingismybusiness: I prefer Allison Brie's version.


what was that from?
 
2013-02-08 06:25:46 PM  
I hope that's not the way she does it. Someone's gonna get chafed.
 
2013-02-08 06:28:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: I like how the woman standing behind the governor is so fat she's hot enough to need to fan herself in the middle of the winter, in a dress while not even wearing a jacket.

Girl, you don't need a fan you need a SALAD.


Really, she's not in a church with no AC in the south in the middle of June.
 
2013-02-08 06:30:12 PM  
At the end the sign language lady looked like she was demonstrating how to put a whole $5 footlong in your mouth without making a mess.
 
2013-02-08 06:31:52 PM  
"Don't get your tongue stuck on a cold metal shovel handle."
 
2013-02-08 06:32:56 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Need a Dispenser Here: I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.

Didn't you read the article. The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.


The fun part?  Remember that weather almost invariably travels from west to east, meaning that the ENTIRE COUNTRY AT THIS POINT has seen this storm and dealt with it.  Not a single fark was given by the people in the northeast then, why should we now?
 
2013-02-08 06:34:15 PM  
whar gif whar?
i46.photobucket.com
 
gja
2013-02-08 06:34:38 PM  

Mikey1969: Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.

I've never seen one that looks more like a spastic seal being slowly dropped into a woodchipper, I think this chick sucks at what she does. I didn't recognize a single sign, and she's throwing so much body English into those signs, even if you did recognize one, you wouldn't be sure you were seeing it right. It's like hiring Mushmouth from Fat Albert to verbally translate.


HOLY FARK, you just made me laugh so hard I saw stars!
Thank you! That was the best laugh I had all week. You need to write for a show because that's comedic gold right there.
 
2013-02-08 06:35:08 PM  

mongbiohazard: I like how the woman standing behind the governor is so fat she's hot enough to need to fan herself in the middle of the winter, in a dress while not even wearing a jacket.


My office is full of that type
 
2013-02-08 06:38:00 PM  

TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.


Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)
 
2013-02-08 06:38:42 PM  

cretinbob: Let's wait and see if it's a blizzard before we call it a blizzard, shall we?


Well the back half of that has been snowing here near Toronto for over 24 hours and we have an easy foot and change, the nor-easter half looks even bigger... It will be a blizzard.
 
2013-02-08 06:38:56 PM  
for those actually wondering what she is saying, and the deal with the tongue, from my friend, a sign language student  "the interpreter is cautioning against people driving far from home - the tongue shows a far distance and modifies the sign for DRIVE. "
 
2013-02-08 06:39:15 PM  

farkingismybusiness: I prefer Allison Brie's version.


okay whats really going on in that?
 
2013-02-08 06:39:55 PM  
She's obviously saying "NO FLOSS."

I just don't know why.
 
2013-02-08 06:40:30 PM  
I have decided it is called Snowdomy.

Wait for YEARS to go to NYC, finally do, and it's an assrape blizzard. Snowdomy.
 
2013-02-08 06:40:42 PM  

Hondaman4ever: whar gif whar?


I'm on my porch and my neighbors are wondering why I'm laughing so hard. I had not seen that before.
 
2013-02-08 06:45:11 PM  

spottymax: TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.

Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)


A lot of "KHAAAAAAAN!!!" references, I'm sure.

Sure enough, in Minnesota we get ours named now as well. We've got Winter Storm Orko coming in on Sunday night. Look for wall to wall coverage on CNN.

/ Orko?
 
2013-02-08 06:50:48 PM  

TomD9938: spottymax: TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.

Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)

A lot of "KHAAAAAAAN!!!" references, I'm sure.

Sure enough, in Minnesota we get ours named now as well. We've got Winter Storm Orko coming in on Sunday night. Look for wall to wall coverage on CNN.

/ Orko?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 06:53:34 PM  
"Giant penis sucking.  I don't do that"

Somebody shrink it down a bit so we can get past drews farked up fark farking thing.

/at first I was like, oh cant be that good.
//and then I was like, Right Click, SAVE!
 
2013-02-08 07:00:33 PM  
Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?
 
2013-02-08 07:04:56 PM  
Nice...
 
2013-02-08 07:06:58 PM  
i.imgur.com i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 07:08:04 PM  

Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?


Closed Captioning only works well when transcribers have time to create the CC, proof read it..and production synchs it with dialog.

In live events it's difficult--turn on CC and watch a local news cast you'll see lots of errors in the CC as the typists try to keep up with the unscripted words. That's something you don't want for emergency or press events.
 
2013-02-08 07:14:23 PM  

Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?


close captioning doesn't work for people who are blind as well as deaf.
 
2013-02-08 07:15:12 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?

close captioning doesn't work for people who are blind as well as deaf.


But sign language on TV works great for those people!
 
2013-02-08 07:17:15 PM  
How could the lady behind her waving the fan be so hot?
 
2013-02-08 07:17:47 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?

close captioning doesn't work for people who are blind as well as deaf.


At first I thought this was clever and funny, but then I saw who posted it and thought differently.
 
2013-02-08 07:19:05 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Any ASLers out there know what she's saying?  Or would knowing ruin the illusion . . .


Under no circumstances should you drive. Physical emphasis take the place of verbal emphasis.

/Sorry if someone got to it first
 
2013-02-08 07:19:49 PM  

clowncar: How could the lady behind her waving the fan be so hot?


TV lights? Nerves?
 
2013-02-08 07:22:11 PM  

aimtastic: tenpoundsofcheese: Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?

close captioning doesn't work for people who are blind as well as deaf.

But sign language on TV works great for those people!


it isn't just on tv.  these new conferences are sometimes carried on the internet and the radio.  Not everyone depends on the TV for their news.
 
2013-02-08 07:22:30 PM  
THREE INVISIBLE DICKS
 
2013-02-08 07:23:13 PM  

babyty: for those actually wondering what she is saying, and the deal with the tongue, from my friend, a sign language student  "the interpreter is cautioning against people driving far from home - the tongue shows a far distance and modifies the sign for DRIVE. "


That is untrue. There are many ways to indicate distance, and THAT is not one of them.

/Unless it's some sort of weird New England variation
/It isn't
 
2013-02-08 07:28:34 PM  

ravenlore: clowncar: How could the lady behind her waving the fan be so hot?

TV lights? Nerves?


Adipose insulation.
 
2013-02-08 07:32:40 PM  

Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.


look here my sensitive friend. i don't laugh at people who mis-step and hurt their self. in take no delight in the morbidly obese or any of society's other train wrecks. i don't often go out in public but i have noticed it is not at all unusual to see people in diners and restaurants signing. i don't give it a second thought or glance. but corn on the cob is just plain fun to view. i apologize if i've offended your sensibilities. my sense of humor knows no boundaries.

/ filled with shame and self-loathing for the person i am, and the person i fail to be.
 
2013-02-08 07:32:49 PM  
The guy in the pink shirt seems to be really deeply considering the physics of whatever that woman is demonstrating. "Hmm...that looks like a good idea. I could put that there...but then, where would that go? Hmm..."
 
2013-02-08 07:35:56 PM  
 
2013-02-08 07:36:45 PM  

g4lt: TomD9938: spottymax: TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.

Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)

A lot of "KHAAAAAAAN!!!" references, I'm sure.

Sure enough, in Minnesota we get ours named now as well. We've got Winter Storm Orko coming in on Sunday night. Look for wall to wall coverage on CNN.

/ Orko?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x230]


oh wait...what cartoon is that from? He Man?
 
2013-02-08 07:41:10 PM  
I'm looking forward to more Sheena Parveen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfBzsmDwOaE
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 07:41:26 PM  
Fails without hypnotic jumping boobies.
 
2013-02-08 07:43:19 PM  

Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.


Dude, people making stage gestures in front of a camera (where they're not necessary to the medium) will always be funny, whether it's intentional (there's a large room with deaf people in the far back behind the camera) or not, and whether it's an interpreter or not.

Pictures/videos of stage actors and musicians from front rows are generally funny as hell, too.
 
2013-02-08 07:44:53 PM  

Coastalgrl: g4lt: TomD9938: spottymax: TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.

Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)

A lot of "KHAAAAAAAN!!!" references, I'm sure.

Sure enough, in Minnesota we get ours named now as well. We've got Winter Storm Orko coming in on Sunday night. Look for wall to wall coverage on CNN.

/ Orko?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x230]

oh wait...what cartoon is that from? He Man?


Yep. Old-school He-Man.
 
2013-02-08 07:45:26 PM  

ultraholland: this one still rules


That is awesomely hilarious. Plus I haven't heard that song in years.
 
2013-02-08 07:48:16 PM  
She's saying:

Who called me a Charles Bronson looking bull dyke?
I will fight you with my fists like Hard Times.
I will lick you.

image2.findagrave.com
 
2013-02-08 07:49:06 PM  

Coastalgrl: g4lt: TomD9938: spottymax: TomD9938: Smelly Pirate Hooker: The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Is that for everywhere, or just when it snows in the northeast? If it's everywhere I'm going to get an "I Survived ______ " shirt made up.

Down here in Tennessee, we had winter storm Khan a couple of weeks ago.  (And, yes, you can imagine the fun the local media had with that one)

A lot of "KHAAAAAAAN!!!" references, I'm sure.

Sure enough, in Minnesota we get ours named now as well. We've got Winter Storm Orko coming in on Sunday night. Look for wall to wall coverage on CNN.

/ Orko?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x230]

oh wait...what cartoon is that from? He Man?


Didn't know I needed to hotlink it...    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orko
 
2013-02-08 08:08:12 PM  
Fun Fact: She was doing the sign for Lindsay Lohan.
 
2013-02-08 08:28:15 PM  
Fan Lady. Don't give her any grief. She will hurt you.

She used to be the Men's Heavyweight Champion of the World. But sadly, she fell in love with Cassius Clay, who disappointed her, because Clay don't swing that way.

The sign language interpreter was giving good advice for people trapped in the blizzard: Don't eat yellow snow.
 
2013-02-08 08:34:44 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.


I absolutely hate this.
 
2013-02-08 08:44:45 PM  
Meh.

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-08 08:45:43 PM  

ravenlore: clowncar: How could the lady behind her waving the fan be so hot?

TV lights? Nerves?


Menopause?  She's about the right age.
 
2013-02-08 08:49:10 PM  

mongbiohazard: I like how the woman standing behind the governor is so fat she's hot enough to need to fan herself in the middle of the winter, in a dress while not even wearing a jacket.

Girl, you don't need a fan you need a SALAD.


Geez it took this long to make the first joke about the fat black biatch fanning herself IN THE MIDDLE OF farkING WINTER!

She looks like a typical southern black lady but in their defense its usually 100+ degrees when they are fanning themselves.
 
2013-02-08 08:51:06 PM  
Am I the only one who thought the caption was "Bizarre Preparations"?

Also:
leadership.gwabbit.com
 
2013-02-08 08:54:07 PM  
DO NOT work the shaft! DO NOT work the shaft. Or swallow the gravy.
 
2013-02-08 09:05:06 PM  
I don't get the need for a ASL translator in the age of closed captions, etc. Is the deaf lobby so massive that politicians have to put on a show for them?
 
2013-02-08 09:05:56 PM  

IgG4: Hmm seems familiar


Indeed.
a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-02-08 09:06:01 PM  

Dawnrazor: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Need a Dispenser Here: I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.

Didn't you read the article. The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.

Nemo?  If they're going to use names from Pixar movies, then go for the cool names: Winter Storm Gazerbeam!

/no capes!


I hate to contradict you, but I really think it should Frozone instead...

/Too on the nose?
 
2013-02-08 09:08:33 PM  

I Love Happy Stuff: I don't get the need for a ASL translator in the age of closed captions, etc. Is the deaf lobby so massive that politicians have to put on a show for them?


It's not putting on a show, it's relaying critical information. And as someone said up thread, the logistics involved with live CC make it less preferable to a live interpreter.
 
2013-02-08 09:14:54 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 09:38:20 PM  
Why is the fat black lady fanning herself? Theres a farking blizzard on the way?
 
2013-02-08 09:44:43 PM  
Thanks daRog and Tony, that there is some funny stuff!

"don't do rough flossing, no matter how much he asks!"

/on dial up atm, couldn't watch the youtubes
 
2013-02-08 09:57:08 PM  
DNRTFA, I assume it has something to do with Kate Upton frolicking in the snow wearing a bikini.

/Off to RTFA
 
2013-02-08 09:58:47 PM  
It would not be nearly so amusing, if they hadn't picked up some random 60 year old homeless, toothless woman to do the signing.
 
2013-02-08 10:01:46 PM  
i.imgur.com

translation: Despite appearances I am not a lesbian.
 
2013-02-08 10:07:46 PM  

1derful: Why is the fat black lady fanning herself? Theres a farking blizzard on the way?


clowncar: How could the lady behind her waving the fan be so hot?



Hello? Has no one ever heard of menopause? Hot flashes? Ring any bells?!?!
 
2013-02-08 10:11:11 PM  
She's just showing us the proper way to eat a Sonic Foot Long Coney with Chili and Cheese.  Calm down.
 
2013-02-08 10:16:34 PM  
I was waiting for the lady to say the blizzard was dark-sided.
 
2013-02-08 10:37:08 PM  
MY God Captain Kangaroo is alive!??!?!?!?
 
2013-02-08 11:00:09 PM  

OscarTamerz: She's saying:

Who called me a Charles Bronson looking bull dyke?
I will fight you with my fists like Hard Times.
I will lick you.

[image2.findagrave.com image 250x286]


So bizarre, so wonderful.
 
2013-02-08 11:18:37 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Need a Dispenser Here: I'm just waiting for the media to brand this Super Nor'easter 2013.

Didn't you read the article. The Weather Channel is calling it "Nemo." They've started naming winter storms like the NWS names hurricanes.


Which is goddamned redonkulous if you ask me.  What next, naming supercell thunderstorms?  Hell, maybe they could go for famous Southern names or Mesoamerican gods to spice things up...

"And today, Supercell Huitzilopochtli is due to strike Alabama with a tornado outbreak..."

(Of course, the only redeeming value in this at all would be in the hilarity involved with Weather Channel Camera Weather Folks trying to pronounce "Huitzilopochtli" while Jim Cantore inadvertently damns half of Alabama to being hoovered (being blissfully unaware he is the human avatar of a long-forgotten storm deity and the storms just want to say "hi" and make him feel loved).
 
2013-02-08 11:22:57 PM  

daRog: Meh.

[i46.tinypic.com image 210x194]


I STILL say that looks less like a sign for "no driving" and more a sign for "no conga-lingus".
 
2013-02-08 11:31:49 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Any ASLers out there know what she's saying?


2 Girls, 1 Cup
 
2013-02-08 11:34:37 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?

close captioning doesn't work for people who are blind as well as deaf.



27.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-09 01:07:28 AM  

alcoda: babyty: for those actually wondering what she is saying, and the deal with the tongue, from my friend, a sign language student  "the interpreter is cautioning against people driving far from home - the tongue shows a far distance and modifies the sign for DRIVE. "

That is untrue. There are many ways to indicate distance, and THAT is not one of them.

/Unless it's some sort of weird New England variation
/It isn't


It's not the tongue, it's the sign being bigger and more animated, making it a somehow bigger version of driving. A separate sign for distance or using drive as a directional sign would be clearer since it looks like "don't drive big vehicles" or "don't drive big and out of control".
 
2013-02-09 01:33:32 AM  

mark12A: Thanks daRog and Tony, that there is some funny stuff!

"don't do rough flossing, no matter how much he asks!"

/on dial up atm, couldn't watch the youtubes


So, how are things back in 1998? Think you could do me a favor and relay a couple of messages, there, John Titor?
 
2013-02-09 01:34:27 AM  
Thethingsiputupwith.jpg
 
2013-02-09 01:37:41 AM  
Gene Masseth.
 
2013-02-09 01:43:32 AM  

optikeye: Zeno-25: Why do they have these sign language people anyway? Did everyone forget about closed captioning?

Closed Captioning only works well when transcribers have time to create the CC, proof read it..and production synchs it with dialog.

In live events it's difficult--turn on CC and watch a local news cast you'll see lots of errors in the CC as the typists try to keep up with the unscripted words. That's something you don't want for emergency or press events.


At my station, our closed captioning for live news runs from the teleprompter.  I'm sure much larger markets can afford to hire a transcriber, we can't even have a full staff on our morning show.
 
2013-02-09 02:07:30 AM  
I once saw a George Carlin show that had a sign language interpreter.

After about the first five seconds, the interpreter figured out that she had just been handed a license to flip off a thousand people a hundred times a night in the course of her professional duties.  After that she couldn't stop grinning every time Carlin dropped an F-bomb.

/so how's everybody doing tonight?  Good!  Well, fark you!  Just trying to make you feel at home...
 
2013-02-09 02:16:13 AM  
so the obvious question, is that how she drives?  I don't know about her, but when I drive, my hands are not horizontal and in line with each other-they are vertical and parallel, with one moving up and the other moving down when turning.

/still not as bad as seeing TOP GEAR presenters mimic driving by putting both hands vertical and parallel, then moving both hands in the same direction-as if skiing.
//also, on the subject of old women driving poorly,
 
2013-02-09 02:17:23 AM  
never mind that last bit, Fark ate it...then I realized Kurmudgeon beat me to it.
/Large Marge sent me
 
2013-02-09 02:40:49 AM  

Cirdec: alcoda: babyty: for those actually wondering what she is saying, and the deal with the tongue, from my friend, a sign language student  "the interpreter is cautioning against people driving far from home - the tongue shows a far distance and modifies the sign for DRIVE. "

That is untrue. There are many ways to indicate distance, and THAT is not one of them.

/Unless it's some sort of weird New England variation
/It isn't

It's not the tongue, it's the sign being bigger and more animated, making it a somehow bigger version of driving. A separate sign for distance or using drive as a directional sign would be clearer since it looks like "don't drive big vehicles" or "don't drive big and out of control".


kinda what i meant, glad we agree
 
2013-02-09 03:02:40 AM  
Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters American Sign Language. FTFM

Dude, people making stage gestures in front of a camera (where they're not necessary to the medium) will always be funny, whether it's intentional (there's a large room with deaf people in the far back behind the camera) or not, and whether it's an interpreter or not.

It's part of the language.  Deaf people don't have access to tone of voice, intonations, little subtle variations of voice.  They make it up visually.  Some visual aspect of ASL like body posture, facial expressions, where your eyes are looking.  They can be absolutely as grammatical as any feature in English.  For example, to make a sentence a Question in ASL you sign the same sentence with a question face.  And they have TWO, unlike English.  Sign a verb out longer in time, and you've shown the action took a long time.  Sign like a Mad Woman and you're yelling "DRIVE, DON'T DON'T!"

I'm guessing the Terp was a CODA, a hearing Child of a Deaf Adult.  Raised a native speaker of ASL with English as a second language that wasn't "stage gestures," that's expressions she grew up with from her parent's friends.  That's real ASL.  That's real Deaf Culture.

ASL was created by America's Deaf Community by themselves (almost miraculously) but most natural Sign Languages were created the same way.  Real natural Sign involved gestures that seem alien and inappropriate to the native Hearing Culture.  Deaf people get regularly MOCKED by Hearing people because of their use of overt visual cues that are as natural to the Deaf Communities as they are bizarre to the same community's Hearing Culture.

What you have to understand about Natural Sign and Deaf Culture in general is that, it is is how that Deaf Community has worked out to communicate best by themselves.  And as a Hearing Person, you have no right to JUDGE how your Deaf Community chooses to sign amongst themselves.  You have the right to think it's funny to yourselves but not to MOCK it because that's how your local Deaf Community has worked it out to communicate amongst themselves and how they communicate best.

For an Oral Language counterpart, in many Western Languages, intonations connote mood.  While in East Asian languages, like Chinese, altering the tones and pitches of a word gives it often different word meanings.  Because the Western ear is used to shifts in pitch indicating the speaker's mood or state of mind.  They listen to the Chinese seemingly RANDOM tones and wild, rapid changes in pitch and speed and judge that the Chinese person is CRAZY or really alien and does not think like them.

Or take Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian accent.  The tonal intonations sound to the English Ear like BRAGGING and belittling others.  But that's really the natural Austrian accent as well as other German accents.  Many natural German accents, with that set of intonations sound that way to an English-speaking ear, when it's really just the natural intonations of many native German Accents.  And because it was this Austrian Body builder who was the first guy you recognized this pattern of Intonation from, you can either take from that that Germans are conceited, macho a*holes who think they are superior to everyone else, like "Hans und Franz" from SNL.  Or you can laugh along with AHNOLD to the fact that his natural speech patterns sound like THAT to the American Ear, as he has learnt to accept.
 
2013-02-09 03:47:33 AM  

Rincewind53: mitchcumstein1: Rincewind53: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters.

Nah.

Worth a try.


The other option is that you could try taking the stick out of your ass.
 
2013-02-09 04:48:22 AM  
Nobody cares about the North east except for the dipshiats in the north east
 
2013-02-09 05:02:06 AM  

sunsawed: Or maybe people should stop making fun of interpreters American Sign Language. FTFM

Dude, people making stage gestures in front of a camera (where they're not necessary to the medium) will always be funny, whether it's intentional (there's a large room with deaf people in the far back behind the camera) or not, and whether it's an interpreter or not.

It's part of the language.  Deaf people don't have access to tone of voice, intonations, little subtle variations of voice.  They make it up visually.  Some visual aspect of ASL like body posture, facial expressions, where your eyes are looking.  They can be absolutely as grammatical as any feature in English.  For example, to make a sentence a Question in ASL you sign the same sentence with a question face.  And they have TWO, unlike English.  Sign a verb out longer in time, and you've shown the action took a long time.  Sign like a Mad Woman and you're yelling "DRIVE, DON'T DON'T!"

I'm guessing the Terp was a CODA, a hearing Child of a Deaf Adult.  Raised a native speaker of ASL with English as a second language that wasn't "stage gestures," that's expressions she grew up with from her parent's friends.  That's real ASL.  That's real Deaf Culture.

ASL was created by America's Deaf Community by themselves (almost miraculously) but most natural Sign Languages were created the same way.  Real natural Sign involved gestures that seem alien and inappropriate to the native Hearing Culture.  Deaf people get regularly MOCKED by Hearing people because of their use of overt visual cues that are as natural to the Deaf Communities as they are bizarre to the same community's Hearing Culture.

What you have to understand about Natural Sign and Deaf Culture in general is that, it is is how that Deaf Community has worked out to communicate best by themselves.  And as a Hearing Person, you have no right to JUDGE how your Deaf Community chooses to sign amongst themselves.  You have the right to think it's funny to yourselves but not to MOCK it because that's how your local Deaf Community has worked it out to communicate amongst themselves and how they communicate best.

For an Oral Language counterpart, in many Western Languages, intonations connote mood.  While in East Asian languages, like Chinese, altering the tones and pitches of a word gives it often different word meanings.  Because the Western ear is used to shifts in pitch indicating the speaker's mood or state of mind.  They listen to the Chinese seemingly RANDOM tones and wild, rapid changes in pitch and speed and judge that the Chinese person is CRAZY or really alien and does not think like them.

Or take Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian accent.  The tonal intonations sound to the English Ear like BRAGGING and belittling others.  But that's really the natural Austrian accent as well as other German accents.  Many natural German accents, with that set of intonations sound that way to an English-speaking ear, when it's really just the natural intonations of many native German Accents.  And because it was this Austrian Body builder who was the first guy you recognized this pattern of Intonation from, you can either take from that that Germans are conceited, macho a*holes who think they are superior to everyone else, like "Hans und Franz" from SNL.  Or you can laugh along with AHNOLD to the fact that his natural speech patterns sound like THAT to the American Ear, as he has learnt to accept.


Thanks. You said it for me.
 
2013-02-09 07:29:33 AM  
Yeah, my mom is deaf and I've been around enough deaf people to say fark deaf people. I've never met such a smug, self centered group of people. For fark's sake, they get angry to the point of ostracizing their friends who choose to fix the disability in their children with cochlear implants.

These are a group of people who will let their children remain crippled, rather than fix them, to protect their precious deaf culture.
 
2013-02-09 11:52:12 AM  

muck4doo: Nobody cares about the North east except for the dipshiats in the north east


That's rich, coming from a teutonic Texas twit. fark yourself.
 
2013-02-09 11:59:08 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: muck4doo: Nobody cares about the North east except for the dipshiats in the north east

That's rich, coming from a teutonic Texas twit. fark yourself.


The North East is fly over country to the people who have had the misfortune to have been there or lived there in the past.
 
2013-02-09 01:46:59 PM  

fugeeface: Am I the only one who thought the caption was "Bizarre Preparations"?

Also:
[leadership.gwabbit.com image 300x225]


Thank you! I was scanning the thread to see if this had been posted.
 
2013-02-09 02:22:20 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: And now, Emergency Mime Theater presents:

How Lindsay Lohan Auditions for Roles


(prolonged loud laughing out here)
 
2013-02-09 04:27:39 PM  
Oh man, if I didn't know better I'd say tenpoundsofcheese was a master comedian, 'cause that is some hilarious derp.
 
2013-02-09 07:25:47 PM  
sunsawed:
What you have to understand about Natural Sign and Deaf Culture in general is that, it is is how that Deaf Community has worked out to communicate best by themselves.  And as a Hearing Person, you have no right to JUDGE how your Deaf Community chooses to sign amongst themselves.  You have the right to think it's funny to yourselves but no ...


Has white ASL and black ASL ever gotten resolved yet?  I know there are regional differences, regional 'accents' in sign.. but Fark had a article a couple months back about how white ASL and black ASL evolved, with black ASL being closer to the original French SL for intriguing reasons, but that white ASL considers black ASL grammatically incorrect and wrong.

Has that been lessening, or still the same as ever?
 
2013-02-09 11:57:41 PM  
I live in Erie, pa. 2 feet is Tuesday afternoon to us. And yes, you blow at driving in the snow. We drive it all the time. I drive sideways the whole way home. Wrx beats your minivan.
 
2013-02-10 11:07:28 AM  
w00t! Some disc golf weather coming up in Austin! How are you frozen tards doing in the North East?
 
2013-02-11 09:44:45 PM  
lol, internet
 
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