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(Las Vegas Review Journal)   Megadeth flies born-deaf woman to Las Vegas so she can experience her first rock concert, reconsider her ear implant surgery   (reviewjournal.com) divider line 37
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2014-04-13 06:30:28 AM
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Considering its Megadouche first and probably last subby.
 
2014-04-13 06:39:45 AM
Cool, who is she going to see?
 
2014-04-13 11:15:25 AM
Does she have to hear one of Dave's craZy rants in return for airfare?
 
2014-04-13 12:21:57 PM
OK, I'll do it

Haven't she suffered enough?
 
2014-04-13 12:35:20 PM

Barfmaker: Cool, who is she going to see?


Since the article doesn't use the word "metal" anywhere, I'm assuming Megadeth.
 
2014-04-13 12:46:08 PM

ScaryBottles: Considering its Megadouche first and probably last subby.


To be fair Dave was kicked out of Metallica and we all know how douchey those guys are!

/... oh... hmm...
 
2014-04-13 12:51:39 PM
Dave Mustaine should have died in 1992 when he was still cool.
 
2014-04-13 12:52:26 PM
This is a great idea. Start her off with something really shiatty, then everything else she hears will be awesome by comparison.

/frankly, why not take her to the opera first?
 
2014-04-13 01:00:30 PM
Megadeth or MegaDEAF?

Iamiright, guys?
 
2014-04-13 01:14:23 PM
This thread is dildoes.
 
2014-04-13 04:15:04 PM

BigLuca: Megadeth or MegaDEAF?

Iamiright, guys?


WHAT?
 
2014-04-13 04:35:33 PM
I'm the guy in the comments under that article whose Weeners was deleted because I pointed out that the headline is a bald-faced lie - it won't be her first rock concert; hell, it won't even be her first Megadeth or Motorhead concert. It pisses me off that Las Vegas Review-Journal decided to lie (twice) for the sake of making this story seem more uplifting much in the same way that viral videos of brief moments of a new cochlear implant patient get shared and then it is assumed that they're some sort of miracle cure for broken deaf people. It's sensationalist BS like that that makes me, as a deaf person, frustrated that folks will completely ignore the realities of what we go through with cochlear implant evaluations and controversy just because they see a video of a single joyful private moment without context, and mistakenly believing that the cochlear implant is a "miracle cure" that can fix us broken deafies. This creates an incredible amount of pressure on us from society, friends, and family alike to pursue this procedure whether it's right for us or not (and I'm fully aware of the ignorance on the other side of the fence with so many deaf people believing that cochlear implants are some sort of technological attempt to eradicate our culture). My own family pressured me to the point of threats to go through with it for no other reason that because they were fooled by videos like this (which isn't meant to take away from Sarah Churman and whether her procedure worked for her; just that my family didn't bother to do any follow-up on it) and because they were too lazy to learn how to sign, so they figured that demanding I undergo an invasive surgical procedure would solve the problem of them ever having to make an effort to learn a little sign language to better connect with me.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with choosing to get a cochlear implant; I know people it's worked out well for and I know others who regret going through with it. But at the very least, people should understand that a short feel-good video shouldn't be taken as anything more than inspiration to learn more about the controversy surrounding cochlear implants in general, and absolutely nothing should be assumed. Hell, I'm a former musician who books, promotes, and attends local shows all the time. I enjoy blowing the minds of people who assume that deaf folks can't appreciate music, but dealing with these inane stereotypes are farkin' exhausting sometimes.
 
2014-04-13 06:04:53 PM
i like megadeth
 
2014-04-13 06:44:03 PM

machoprogrammer: BigLuca: Megadeth or MegaDEAF?

Iamiright, guys?

WHAT?


t.qkme.me
 
2014-04-13 06:51:20 PM

DeafMaestro: I'm the guy in the comments under that article whose Weeners was deleted because I pointed out that the headline is a bald-faced lie - it won't be her first rock concert; hell, it won't even be her first Megadeth or Motorhead concert. It pisses me off that Las Vegas Review-Journal decided to lie (twice) for the sake of making this story seem more uplifting much in the same way that viral videos of brief moments of a new cochlear implant patient get shared and then it is assumed that they're some sort of miracle cure for broken deaf people. It's sensationalist BS like that that makes me, as a deaf person, frustrated that folks will completely ignore the realities of what we go through with cochlear implant evaluations and controversy just because they see a video of a single joyful private moment without context, and mistakenly believing that the cochlear implant is a "miracle cure" that can fix us broken deafies. This creates an incredible amount of pressure on us from society, friends, and family alike to pursue this procedure whether it's right for us or not (and I'm fully aware of the ignorance on the other side of the fence with so many deaf people believing that cochlear implants are some sort of technological attempt to eradicate our culture). My own family pressured me to the point of threats to go through with it for no other reason that because they were fooled by videos like this (which isn't meant to take away from Sarah Churman and whether her procedure worked for her; just that my family didn't bother to do any follow-up on it) and because they were too lazy to learn how to sign, so they figured that demanding I undergo an invasive surgical procedure would solve the problem of them ever having to make an effort to learn a little sign language to better connect with me.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with choosing to get a cochlear implant; I know people it's worked out well for and I know others who regret going through with it. But at the very ...


Right with you, brother.  I farkING HATE those videos with the passion of a thousand suns.  Have many friends in the deaf community and have listened to the stories about cochlear implants.  The worst to me are the parents who practically force their children to get them to spare anybody the need to learn sign.
 
2014-04-13 06:51:59 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth


I did too until he started carrying water for religious dirtbags. Sorry but I'm supporting someone who thinks I should be locked up because I don't want to party like its 1100 B.C.E.
 
2014-04-13 06:53:23 PM

ScaryBottles: The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth

I did too until he started carrying water for religious dirtbags. Sorry but I'm not supporting someone who thinks I should be locked up because I don't want to party like its 1100 B.C.E.


Next time proofread shiat for brains.....
 
2014-04-13 07:21:20 PM
All metal bands should have the exact same beliefs!
 
2014-04-13 08:19:41 PM

Close2TheEdge: Right with you, brother.  I farkING HATE those videos with the passion of a thousand suns.  Have many friends in the deaf community and have listened to the stories about cochlear implants.  The worst to me are the parents who practically force their children to get them to spare anybody the need to learn sign.


I appreciate that, man; thank you. You just brought up one of my biggest problems with this subject too - regardless of any evidence that a CI can benefit a young child given the implant as early as possible, I maintain that nobody should be subjected to it without their informed consent, because only the person getting the implant has to live with it and the maintenance and upgrade/replacement surgeries and the issue of living with hardware both implanted and attached to them for the rest of their lives until someone invents a better option and makes the hardware they have in their heads now obsolete. No child should be forced into something like this; it's too personal and should only be considered once they're old enough to grasp what it really means and what to expect from it.

I was nineteen when I was evaluated (I lost my hearing when I was twelve), which I only went through with it because my family pressured me intensely for months to do so. After three days of testing, the last step was to meet someone near to my own age who had had a CI for about a year. My mom and I met him and his mom at the hospital, and they sat us down and our mothers began a verbal CI wankfest while I and the other kid looked like we wanted to be anywhere but there. Afterward, my mother gushed about how it went, and I told her I was turning it down.

"But WHY?!?! He spoke so highly of it!"

"No, Mom, he didn't. You heard what you wanted to hear and every word of it all came from his mom. That means nothing to me; she didn't go through the surgery. She didn't have to go through the rehab process. She doesn't live with it; he does. He said 'Hi', and that's ALL he said the entire meeting. If he was happy with it, he could've said so because that was the only reason we were all there. But he didn't. Now I've done everything you've asked of me, and my decision is that I'm not going through this procedure just to make YOU happy."

Then came the threats, and that's when I finally realized that my family was never going to accept me as a deaf person because they were too damn selfish and lazy to be willing to learn how to sign that they would hang all their hopes on never needing to and not feeling guilty about it on this surgical procedure they wanted me to undergo. Hell, my dad died last year never caring to learn how to sign my name and referred to me as a "waste of life" because he truly believed a deaf person could never accomplish anything. A cochlear implant wouldn't have done a damn thing to change that.
 
2014-04-13 08:37:52 PM
Man, there sure is a lot of butthurt in this thread.
 
2014-04-13 09:42:26 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth



Excuse me?
 
2014-04-13 11:33:55 PM

DeafMaestro: Close2TheEdge: Right with you, brother.  I farkING HATE those videos with the passion of a thousand suns.  Have many friends in the deaf community and have listened to the stories about cochlear implants.  The worst to me are the parents who practically force their children to get them to spare anybody the need to learn sign.

I appreciate that, man; thank you. You just brought up one of my biggest problems with this subject too - regardless of any evidence that a CI can benefit a young child given the implant as early as possible, I maintain that nobody should be subjected to it without their informed consent, because only the person getting the implant has to live with it and the maintenance and upgrade/replacement surgeries and the issue of living with hardware both implanted and attached to them for the rest of their lives until someone invents a better option and makes the hardware they have in their heads now obsolete. No child should be forced into something like this; it's too personal and should only be considered once they're old enough to grasp what it really means and what to expect from it.

I was nineteen when I was evaluated (I lost my hearing when I was twelve), which I only went through with it because my family pressured me intensely for months to do so. After three days of testing, the last step was to meet someone near to my own age who had had a CI for about a year. My mom and I met him and his mom at the hospital, and they sat us down and our mothers began a verbal CI wankfest while I and the other kid looked like we wanted to be anywhere but there. Afterward, my mother gushed about how it went, and I told her I was turning it down.

"But WHY?!?! He spoke so highly of it!"

"No, Mom, he didn't. You heard what you wanted to hear and every word of it all came from his mom. That means nothing to me; she didn't go through the surgery. She didn't have to go through the rehab process. She doesn't live with it; he does. He said 'Hi', and that's ALL he ...


If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiat
 
2014-04-13 11:39:20 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth


Me too. We should probably quietly back out of this thread.
 
2014-04-14 12:51:02 AM

chitownmike: If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiat


I know, right?

Several years back I was a member of an internet message board and one of the members got diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism that causes people who have difficulty with social interaction and nonverbal communication).  He immediately started using it as an excuse to act like a whiny, self-absorbed asshole.    When people started calling him out on his behavior, he'd say something to the effect of "I can't help it. I have asperger's!"  After a while ended up getting banned for his douchiness.

DeafMaestro is kinda reminding me of that guy.  Except with deafness instead of Asperger's.
 
2014-04-14 01:00:14 AM
(*shrugs*) Doesn't bother me. I feel kinda bad for you guys who think someone sharing relevant and personal experiences directly related to the topic at hand qualifies as narcissism though. But since you think your opinion matters, that explains why you're projecting so hard.
 
2014-04-14 07:37:09 AM

DeafMaestro: sharing relevant and personal experiences directly related to the topic at hand


Is that what you think you're doing?  Because it looks like you're just butthurt over another fark thread(resulting from your real life butthurt) that's more tangential than on topic, not to mention getting your posts on other websites deleted which is merely salt in the wound.

The thread, from Fark's "entertainment" tab, was about (and hence mocking) Megadeth, and you strut in complaining about parent's who want to improve the quality of life of their children?

Really, you read like an anti-vaxxer attention whore.

So you turned it down.  Want a medal or a chest to pin it on? Do you really want us to clap you on the back and congratulate you for embracing your handicap/excuse instead of striving for self improvement? Grow the fark up.

We're the one's projecting?  It was all fun and games until you slammed down your "woe is me" threadshiat of a diatribe.  Maybe if you had gotten the implant and tried to be a functional and respectable member of society you wouldn't be viewed with such well earned disdain.
 
2014-04-14 01:42:56 PM
Hahaha! My god, I can smell your desperation to rebuke the uppity deafie from here. It's adorable in it's ignorance. And you put so much effort into it too! You make it all worth it. :)
 
2014-04-14 01:54:22 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth


I like Megadeth songs.

Their great ones are legendary while all of the rest are crap. And, I guess that's a fair trade off. It's not like Slayer, Metallica, Testament, and Pantera (or bands of today like As I Lay Dying [well, no more], Lamb of God, and Shadows Fall) where even their "bad" songs are still listenable.
 
2014-04-14 02:01:56 PM

DeafMaestro: Hahaha! My god, I can smell your desperation to rebuke the uppity deafie from here. It's adorable in it's ignorance. And you put so much effort into it too! You make it all worth it. :)


Effort? If my posts were effort, yours must be gargantuan epic undertakings.

Of course, that fits right in with your persecution complex.  Ah, well, whatever delusion helps you sleep at night.

Have a nice life of being ignored.
 
2014-04-14 02:27:43 PM

DeafMaestro: .

Then came the threats, and that's when I finally realized that my family was never going to accept me as a deaf person because they were too damn selfish and lazy to be willing to learn how to sign that they would hang all their hopes on never needing to and not feeling guilty about it on this surgical procedure they wanted me to undergo. Hell, my dad died last year never caring to learn how to sign my name and referred to me as a "waste of life" because he truly believed a deaf person could never accomplish anything. A cochlear implant wouldn't have done a damn thing to change that.


Um...wow. That's horrible.

/Internet hug
 
2014-04-14 02:31:50 PM
chitownmike:
 If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiat

Yeah, the nerve of him, not wanting surgery that is risky and presents the possibility of serious complications. He totally deserved to be called a "waste of life" by his own father.

/this is called sarcasm, you shiatheel
 
2014-04-14 02:39:40 PM

MeanJean: chitownmike:
 If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiat

Yeah, the nerve of him, not wanting surgery that is risky and presents the possibility of serious complications. He totally deserved to be called a "waste of life" by his own father.

/this is called sarcasm, you shiatheel


You obviously can't read. I was referring to the fact that his attitude sucks as much as his ears do
 
2014-04-14 04:53:00 PM
That's really sweet of you, MeanJean. Thank you very much, I really appreciate that!

As for chitownmike and these other self-important twats, their opinion counts for fark-all. For someone who completely missed the point of the article being about a woman who had a hearing implant rather than being about Megadeth itself, who missed the point that I was speaking about my personal experiences regarding the same sort of procedure specifically referred to in the article, who has no comprehension of the controversy surrounding this sort of surgical procedure, and whom had to jump to outlandish conclusions about me that they were so desperate to criticize and troll because they have nothing relevant regarding the topic to add and foolishly think their opinion matters, they've got no call to question ANYBODY'S reading comprehension. Now if I'd gone on about my accomplishments, they MIGHT have had something valid to biatch about. But those aren't relevant to the topic either, so I didn't bring them up. As it stands, they had to develop an entire fantasy about me in order to vomit their negativity here. It was SO important to them to share their opinion of my attitude, which they've missed the mark on entirely, and that it says far more about their attitude than anything to do with me. And frankly, I love it - the irrelevance of pathetic negative people like them make the respect I've earned in life despite all obstacles that much sweeter knowing they could never do what I do, disability or not.

It doesn't take an implant for a deaf person to succeed in life, but there's no implant for ignorance, so these guys are screwed.
 
2014-04-14 05:18:57 PM
chitownmike

You obviously can't read. I was referring to the fact that his attitude sucks as much as his ears do

Yes, I'm sure you can judge the nuances someone's attitude about something from how they recount it in a Fark post.

DeafMaestro, welcome to my faves.
 
2014-04-14 06:55:35 PM
Yeah, Mr. Wall of text, you're not obsessed or anything.

DeafMaestro: (*shrugs*) Doesn't bother me.


lulz
 
2014-04-14 08:37:51 PM

omeganuepsilon: Yeah, Mr. Wall of text, you're not obsessed or anything.

DeafMaestro: (*shrugs*) Doesn't bother me.

lulz


Not so good at putting two and two together, are you? I said I'm deaf - we read and write a LOT obviously. You wouldn't know anything about that considering you've got nothing of relevance to add to this topic, but it's precious as all hell that you haven't realized it yet.

If you'd rather go back to talking about this Megadeth, I'm with ya on that too - a friend of mine is their merch manager for this tour. I found out from her that she'll be meeting Sarah Churman at the show in question before seeing the link to this article.
 
2014-04-14 09:47:09 PM

DeafMaestro: herp a derp


Yeah, that's what I thought.  Get called out for being hot under the collar after you stated that you're not bothered and you prattle on about something meaningless as if you're clever or something.

It's people like you that give credence to the whole deaf and dumb thing.  Notice, it's deaf AND dumb, not dumb because deaf, regardless of your persecution complex.

But since you're deaf...
IN OTHER WORDS, YOU ARE DUMB.  THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR HEARING AT ALL. YOUR DEAFNESS MAKES YOU NO BETTER OR WORSE THAN MILLIONS OF OTHER DUMB PEOPLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE.

/insisting that it's relevant, however, may indeed make you worse, some dumb people are self aware enough to know they're dumb, they're respectable
//not you however
///Have a shiatty life, asshole! : )
 
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