A friend of mine alerted me of this video. I'm not sure if his intention was to share the humor or to have me translate the entire video for him. Unfortunately, it was none of the above. I went hellbent on being offended.
Go ahead and watch the video before reading furthermore...
No Church In The Wild - A song done in ASL
See? Naturally, I went to the YouTube account and left my scathing comments. 20 minutes later, new comments popped up. Where the hell was mine? OoooOOOoooo, I must have hurt their feelings. *handing a box of tissues* Another person left comments tellin' them he couldn't understand 'em for squat. They removed his comments, too. Snots!
Instantly inspired to write about this. Like usual, in order to write a story, I need to be pissed off first. So, these people in this video just earned a spot in my blog. Congratulations, dorks.
Back to the video.
What the hell was that?!?!
Was that ASL? *rubbing eyes* *squinting* Fuck that, it gave me a headache. I'm more interested in what's tucked in their pants. Something's bugling in there. (Got you look at the video again, didn't I?)
Anyway, these men claimed (strongly emphasis - CLAIMED) that they used ASL to interpret the song. They thought they were cool. Yes, it's written all over their stupid faces. -cued cough- Such a pathetic attempt on their part.
High time to shred their pride. They did a stinkin' job signing. Were they really signing? Or, were they just signaling like those 3rd base coach? Hey, kids, do me a favor. Shoot yourselves in the foot. You would be better off as dancers.
Back to a much more articulated discussion.
First of all, it was not ASL to begin with. What is it? Beats me. Either they were just exercising their arms or they got a clever ASL person trickin' their minds into thinkin' they were 858585 and ended up rakin' their $$$$. In this video, I only could make out two signs that were clear to my electrifyin' blue eyes and they were 'music' and 'smokin' pot.' Yeah, you could easily write a music when you're stoned. Okay, back to the discussion...it's rather offensive to see them callin' their signing ASL when I, myself a native ASL user, could not understand for squat. So did the others, the native signers.
Bottom line: They put Koko, the signing gorilla, in shame.