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(NBC 29 Charlottesville)   School for Deaf and Blind is putting on their first musical. Anne Frank to be thanked repeatedly in program notes   ( divider line
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2013-04-17 03:09:18 PM  
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FlashHarry: what's the origin of the anne frank/helen keller meme?

Know your meme
2013-04-17 04:44:47 PM  
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I worked as a maintenance man at a school for the blind.I was in charge of cleaning the dormitories for the kids.These long strings ran down the lengths of the hallways.The kids used them to find their rooms.They didn't have room numbers in the conventional sense.Instead, there were five beads on the strings near the room doors.There were two types of beads, square and circular.It was a binary system with the square bead representing 1 and the circular bead representing 0.So, a kid might have a room number of 01010, or Room 62.

I was on call day and night.The kids were always puking and shiatting in the halls because they'd get upset stomachs from the terrible food then lose their way to bathroom in the middle of the night.I always thought blind people maneuvered around as easily as a cat lands on its feet, as long as the blind person knew the area somewhat.Nope.Terrible navigators.Lots of blood nose smears on the cinder block walls from where they'd collide.Lots of head bumps too.

Now, I'm not saying it did or didn't cause their blindness, but damn if the students were masturbating nearly constantly.I guess it's harder to resist the temptation when you know the person next to you can't see.I think they thought they were being quiet about it, but it sounded like someone was constantly trying to start a fire with two wet sticks around there.I had to quit because I couldn't stop cracking up.I burst a blood vessel in my eye laughing so hard once.

Even if it is a wive's tale, you'd think you'd ease off just to be sure.
2013-04-17 04:11:37 PM  
1 vote:

tlars699: blatz514: tlars699: Ohhhhh. See, I thought Thatcher was the author who stuck her head in the oven after writing the Bell Jar.

And she cut off her ear I've heard.

No, no, no. I know for a fact that that was Emily Dickinson.

Look at me! I'm Angie Dickinson!
2013-04-17 04:00:10 PM  
1 vote:
In this weeks of horrible news, I am so, so happy to get my first approved submission after only 10 years on Fark.

/Better publishing record than Anne Frank!
2013-04-17 03:48:09 PM  
1 vote:

Pud: I would love to see a documentary about Ann's fateful flight to attempt to cross the Atlantic. It would be interesting to see how a blind and deaf pilot made it as far as she did.

That was Susan B. Anthony, you putz.
2013-04-17 03:34:47 PM  
1 vote:
I would love to see a documentary about Ann's fateful flight to attempt to cross the Atlantic. It would be interesting to see how a blind and deaf pilot made it as far as she did.
2013-04-17 03:10:41 PM  
1 vote:
Rarely has an individual overcome such mountanous obstacles to attain such a vaulted place in history.

Helen Keller was an award winning author, respected philosopher and brilliant orater, in spite of the fact that she was a woman.
2013-04-17 03:08:34 PM  
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That's Helen Keller, genius.

In retrospect, this was probably red flag No. 1. But she was 22 and hadn't had too many job interviews, so I thought it seemed reasonable.
2013-04-17 03:00:57 PM  
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