Re: Pretty!

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I can't play this, but on the basis of the Sacred Heart picture in the bottom left corner, I am betting these two are Irish.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 11:57 AM
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Are you scared of it? It's not scary.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:04 PM
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It is, however, awesome.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:05 PM
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The dancers (Cleary and Harding) seem associated with Riverdance in some manner I'm too lazy to google, so points to Gonerill.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:06 PM
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That was so great.


Posted by: Saheli | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:07 PM
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Sure, the hand and arm movements are nice, but what really makes it is the expressionless stares. (I watched with sound off.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:10 PM
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Are you scared of it? It's not scary.

No, I was getting an error, that's all.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:23 PM
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A scary error?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:24 PM
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OK I'M SCARED, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:34 PM
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You really should watch the video, then. It will reassure you.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 12:39 PM
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It will reassure you.

Maybe if everyone in America watched the video we wouldn't vote in fascistic criminal asshats this November! "Watch this video, everything's going to turn out all right, we're going be OK."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:03 PM
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If you liked that (the music, not the choreography), you might also like this.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:05 PM
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11: Like clapping for Tinkerbell, kind of?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:05 PM
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You were probably talking about the choreography, but the two of them are arrestingly pretty.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:10 PM
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13: Yes, and if the Republicans win it means we didn't watch hard enough.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:37 PM
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if the Republicans win it means we didn't watch hard enough.

Right now Fiorina is running an ad with the video of Boxer calling out the general for calling her "ma'am" instead of "Senator". It bothered me at the time, and still does, but if that is the worst they have on Boxer I think she wins. Plus Boxer is running video of Fiorina saying that the HP jobs needed to go to China or whatever. Sucks to be you, worker bee.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 1:45 PM
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If the Republicans win, it's because the hand dancers weren't pretty enough. Be prettier, pretty hand dancers!


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 2:42 PM
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I have a slight variant of that pattern of wallpaper in my dining room. Same colors. I'm pretty sure I know where they got it from.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 2:56 PM
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Ok, it's more impressive with the sound.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 5:37 PM
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I don't think it was cut off on my work computer, but the right edge of the video is cut off now. Didn't this come up recently when someone else posted a video?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 5:41 PM
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http://www.unfogged.com/archives/comments_10768.html#1223738


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 6:08 PM
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Thanks.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 6:13 PM
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I liked it, heebie! (And I was fully expecting to hate it from the first 2 seconds.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 09-27-10 7:38 PM
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19: Yeah, hands provide nice percussion as well as visuals.


Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Link to this comment | 09-28-10 4:28 AM
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I love this. But part of me also feels like, if you're going to put this much effort into something, you might as well cure AIDS.

Seriously, I cannot even follow what they're doing.

I also wonder if there's deaf people watching this being like, "oh, what the fuck EVER, that's bush league." And who are about to issue a challenge to the local Semaphore Club. (Put it on youtube!)


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 09-28-10 10:29 AM
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I've actually wondered if there's a genre of ASL song/dance/I'm not sure what you'd call it: artistic performance consisting of deliberately visually pleasing/rhythmic saying stuff in ASL. I'd think there would have to be, and that it would translate really really really badly as in not at all to non-ASL communication, but what do I know?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-28-10 10:55 AM
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25: I liked it
26: yes, there are several genres, and they don't translate.

I'll come back later but I have to frantically finish grading papers and then go teach.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09-28-10 11:48 AM
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Ooh, cool. Talk about it some when you have time? It sounds fascinating.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-28-10 11:49 AM
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Sorry I lied about coming back to tell you stuff. I'm in Indiana! at an international conference about signed languages. I know how to say "danger" and "weird" in French and Australian sign languages now, and I am about to fall over from exhaustion. Someday soon!


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09-29-10 8:58 PM
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Those must be some elaborate signs.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09-29-10 9:10 PM
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30: Have you *seen* The French Connection and Crocodile Dundee? Tons of danger and weird.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-29-10 9:16 PM
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Both of those movies gave me a deeper appreciation for Gene Hackman.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-29-10 9:19 PM
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30- no, I just have a really low tolerance for learning stuff.


Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 09-30-10 5:06 AM
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29: Don't worry about it -- it's just something that I speculated must exist, and would be fascinatingly ASL-specific: I'm mostly pleased that I'm right that there is such a thing.

But I'm still interested whenever you get around to talking about it. Maybe it'd make a good post for your blog?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-30-10 5:48 AM
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34: I've seen ASL poetry that's fascinating; in addition to rhythm you can use space, visual metaphor and visual puns in really intricate ways.

And if you watch the footage from the marches at G/allau/det back [ whenever they were happening a lot ] you can see ASL protest chanting, which is also pretty rad.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-10 5:56 AM
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Oh hey, I know what this is now. The hand gestures they're doing are fairly standard moves that choreographers and dancers use to "sketch" complicated footwork routines. That's how they're so fluent in it.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 10- 2-10 10:19 AM
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