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Old 09-22-2012, 05:45 PM
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Jehovah's Witnesses tell people to stop masturbating

Amusing ASL video produced by Jehovah's Witnesses to tell deaf people to stop masturbating:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfV8e...eature=related
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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Hey if they don't like me masturbating, they shouldn't have sat next to me on the bus.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:59 PM
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The sound of one hand fwapping.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:09 PM
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To be fair, telling the blind to stop masturbating is like shutting the barn door after the horse has escaped. What's ASL for "hairy palms"?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:21 PM
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It's even better with some music.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:27 PM
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This version is particularly moving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaoZf...layer_embedded
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm going to try some of those hand movements next time I masturbate.

...It is an instructional video, right?
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:32 PM
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Is this actually what American sign language looks like? It looks a bit.. dramatic

Or does dramatising it add it more va va voom and it's how you show inflection and stuff? I have no idea
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:48 PM
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Is this actually what American sign language looks like? It looks a bit.. dramatic

Or does dramatising it add it more va va voom and it's how you show inflection and stuff? I have no idea
Exactly. Speed and intensity/force of movement and facial expression help convey the full meaning.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:51 PM
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Stop masturbating. You'll grow so much hair on your palms that no one will know what you're signing anymore.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:12 PM
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Exactly. Speed and intensity/force of movement and facial expression help convey the full meaning.
Wait, are you talking about sign language or masturbation?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:13 PM
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Wait, are you talking about sign language or masturbation?
Yes.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:22 PM
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He certainly knows how to turn a phrase.

A planet of the blind would keep them company.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:21 AM
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you are supposed to ‘leave it in Jehovah’s hands’
I thought they were against masturbation.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:47 AM
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you are supposed to ‘leave it in Jehovah’s hands’
I thought they were against masturbation.
Well, yeah; that's why Jehovah gives you a handjob like he said.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:39 AM
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Jehovah's Witnesses tell people to stop masturbating


They need to pick a better time to knock on my door!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:55 AM
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I wasn't aware:

1. That there was a big epidemic of deaf people masturbating;

and

2. That it was a problem.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:17 AM
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I wasn't aware:

1. That there was a big epidemic of deaf people masturbating;

and

2. That it was a problem.
I would have thought that there's a big epidemic of everyone masturbating.

Or am I alone in that as well?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:09 AM
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I'm really disappointed with the "related videos".
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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Is this actually what American sign language looks like? It looks a bit.. dramatic

Or does dramatising it add it more va va voom and it's how you show inflection and stuff? I have no idea
ASL incorporates facial expression as an element of both grammar and individual word meaning (I've heard it can be considered proper to sign BSL* without much facial expression, that's not the same in ASL), BUT yes, this is an over-the-top performance. I showed it to my ASL teacher (who is deaf) and he laughed his ass off.

I can only understand about half of it, enough to get the gist.

*ASL and BSL (British Sign) are not closely related languages.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:02 AM
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ASL incorporates facial expression as an element of both grammar and individual word meaning (I've heard it can be considered proper to sign BSL* without much facial expression, that's not the same in ASL), BUT yes, this is an over-the-top performance. I showed it to my ASL teacher (who is deaf) and he laughed his ass off.
According to the Deaf teacher I had the pleasure to meet during a translation course, while the interpreters on British TV usually have the facial expression of planks, that's not really what BSL should be. She also said that, in an effort to avoid dialectal signs, the BBC version ended up being "beige". You know: not so much colorless as the most bleh color in the world.

It's the same with Spanish and Catalan SLs: most of the TV interpreters only make a facial gesture once or twice in a whole newscast, but when you see people talking on the street they talk with their whole bodies.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:21 AM
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I have heard that Italian sign language is not observably different from Italian vocal language.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:55 AM
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Misunderstood the OP. I thought this was about deaf people asking you to stop masturbating.

I explained to Marlee Matlin it was just a sign of my admiration for her work.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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I would have thought that there's a big epidemic of everyone masturbating.

Or am I alone in that as well?
Okay, true.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:33 PM
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The ASL sign for "horny" and "understand" are somewhat similar, or at least when I took ASL it seemed to me that one of the ways of signing "horny" (there are a couple at least) are similar.
I made the mistake in class of signing "I'm horny" instead of "I understand" more than once. The teacher and some of the other students would crack up when it happened. My friend that I took the class with would bang her head on the desk and just laugh. She knows me well and knew that my mistake was accurate ahem of how I'm usually feeling.

Someone asked if ASL was that dramatic -- yes it can be, as is masturbating . My cat is certainly entertained by watching .... err....but that was another thread.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:01 PM
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My cat is certainly entertained by watching .... err....but that was another thread.
Now I want to teach my cat to sign!
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:33 PM
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Is this actually what American sign language looks like? It looks a bit.. dramatic

Or does dramatising it add it more va va voom and it's how you show inflection and stuff? I have no idea
We saw the touring show of Young Frankenstein, and one of the funniest things was when the ASL interpreter signed "schwannstucker," and the guy playing Igor stopped the whole show for several minutes of riffing on the sign (in a very complimentary way toward the interpreter). The actor playing Frederick could barely keep it together once the scene resumed. Anyway, the word was performed just as forcefully as you might imagine, to convey the proper meaning.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:53 PM
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2 thoughts -

1) not the kind of conversation you want to walk into the middle of

2) isn't this the kind of material thats better left to the written word? after all, telling someone (thru sign) to stop masterbating looks an awful lot like telling a person to masterbate, and the wrong ideas might ensue
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:19 PM
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When I was in grade school, there was this girl who I think was JW. She brought in these pamphlets, full of interracial people doing things, and telling you not to masturbate. We took one and giggled, because we had no idea what masturbation really was except for something to accuse your friends of doing. The school authorities quashed it pretty quick and confiscated them. I think I might remember one part showing a depressed girl and suggesting she would be driven to suicide by masturbation.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:56 PM
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:29 AM
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Yeah, the JWs tell me to stop masturbating every time I answer my door. Whatever, dudes!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:59 AM
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I think I might remember one part showing a depressed girl and suggesting she would be driven to suicide by masturbation.
What a way to go.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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2) isn't this the kind of material thats better left to the written word? after all, telling someone (thru sign) to stop masterbating looks an awful lot like telling a person to masterbate, and the wrong ideas might ensue
Well, something's gonna ensue...
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:35 PM
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When I was in grade school, there was this girl who I think was JW. She brought in these pamphlets, full of interracial people doing things....
One of the things that JW seem to do well, perhaps too well, is portray diversity. Not only do they show people of different races, they also show people wearing ethnic garb, implying that being one of them doesn't require that one abandon their own culture to become a drone. Interestingly enough, the matter of uniformity of dress is very much not a new issue in Christianity. Apparently the Pope was asked in the 9th century whether women from a non-Christian background needed to stop wearing trousers in order to conform to proper Christian behavior, and the answer was of course not and that asking such a question was immature. It's interesting that many Christian groups today do, in fact, require or encourage such.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:59 PM
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Of course they need to stop that. They are already deaf, do they want to go blind as well?


When a deaf person masturbates, does God have to find a deaf kitten to kill?
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:16 PM
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Well, yeah; that's why Jehovah gives you a handjob like he said.
Huh, I thought Jehovah was more of a fuck-you-in-the-ass-without-lube kinda god.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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This version is particularly moving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaoZf...layer_embedded
It's obvious why that guy looks so incredibly sad.


Anyway . . . I worked with a JW lady for several years, and not once did she tell me to stop masturbating.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:42 PM
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Anyway . . . I worked with a JW lady for several years, and not once did she tell me to stop masturbating.
Maybe you were doing it wrong. Should've done it at her desk.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:55 PM
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Was is an ex-JW who inspired this famous thread? Did the OP hear the sound of newly found freedom?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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2) isn't this the kind of material thats better left to the written word? after all, telling someone (thru sign) to stop masterbating looks an awful lot like telling a person to masterbate, and the wrong ideas might ensue
Ay, there's the rub....
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