Monthly Archives: November 2016

Movies With Sign Language or Deaf Culture on Netflix Streaming

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So I’ve been learning American Sign Language (ASL) and was looking for a list of movies with sign language on Netflix, but there wasn’t one. So here is my list of the ones I’ve found (available as of 10/09/2012), starting with a few personal recommendations:

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The Hammer

This film tells the true story of retired MMA fighter and wrestler Matt “The Hammer” Hammill and his rise to fame. From his childhood to his college wrestling career, this dramatic rendition of his life is a fascinating sports story and a poignant examination of the Deaf experience. A must watch for Deaf and hearing people alike.

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Switched at Birth

The groundbreaking ABC Family drama features two young girls who discover they were (as the title may suggest) switched at birth. One of the girls, played by Katie LeClerc, is deaf. Several other characters in the show are deaf and it features a variety…

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Life Lessons from ‘Conan the Barbarian’

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Most of my friends know that one of my all-time favorite movies is Conan the Barbarian. Despite this, I think I’ve probably watched the sequel Conan the Destroyer more often. It’s pretty simple, really- I’ve got to be in the right mood to watch Barbarian, while Destroyer is pretty easy to just pick up when you’re killing some time. There’s no denying that the 80’s were the best era for fantasy flicks; it’s the decade that not only brought us Conan, but Legend, Labyrinth, The Neverending Story, Beastmaster and Willow, just to name a few. Good times, good times.

So today I managed to watch Conan the Destroyer for the Lord-only-knows-how-many time, and started thinking about how many life lessons I pulled from these two movies as I was growing up. If you look beyond the obvious stuff (like that whole Crush Your…

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Will POTUS Election Be Decided By House of Reps?

We often take for granted that THE WINNER OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS NOT WHO GETS THE MOST VOTES OR THE MOST ELECTORAL VOTES, BUT THE CANDIDATE WHO GETS 270+ ELECTORAL VOTES.

It would be interesting (to say the least) if in this election where a lot of us dislike both major party candidates if neither one hits 270.

What happens then? The House of Representatives chooses the next President, and while Democrats and Republicans will both presumably vote for someone from their party THEY ARE NOT BOUND TO PICK EITHER CLINTON OR TRUMP!!!

So, picture this — what if the Republicans win a majority of the House, and THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS CHOOSE SOMEONE OTHER THAN TRUMP because, as we all know, Trump is not well-liked among them?!?!?!?!

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