“What are you, deaf?”

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Two men were attacked in a bar for flashing signs. Not gang signs. Sign language, according to the AP:  “Two hearing-impaired South Florida men were stabbed at a bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signs.” Man… I didn’t stab them till after I told them to stop. What?! I did. They wouldn’t listen.

There should be an award for such criminal stupidity. Not a standard Darwin Award, but something for idiots who demonstrate not only that they can hate and hurt, but even, by their own demented standards, hate the wrong stranger.

Reminds me of an old joke (or is it a movie line?) my dad liked to tell in which a Jew and a non-Jew are being taken away on the train to Auschwitz. The Jew says, “What a tragedy.” The goy replies, “For you it’s a tragedy. For me it’s a mistake!”

[-- Peter Moskos]

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11 Responses to ““What are you, deaf?””

  1. #1 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    There should, indeed, be an award for this degree of violent stupidity. It should involve being jerked out of the gene pool via a noose around the neck.

  2. #2 |  Brandon | 

    “Police say Lee left and returned with Ibanez and a juvenile and attacked the men, a bystander and a bar bouncer.”

    Classic. “To punish you for being in a gang, I’m going to get my…Um, group of like-minded individuals who engage in violence without provocation, but at least we’re not a gang!”

  3. #3 |  demize! | 

    I see a hell where this miscreant gesticulates wildly to no avail for eternity.

  4. #4 |  XI | 

    @Brandon…
    I think its more that they thought the deaf men were in a rival gang… not that they were in a gang at all.

  5. #5 |  MDGuy | 

    Man, the Agitator really has me conditioned…I read the first couple lines of the post and just instinctively assumed they’d been attacked by the police.

  6. #6 |  TomG | 

    - and this is why Florida has its own Fark tag.

  7. #7 |  Nipplemancer | 

    this one had me rolling.

  8. #8 |  Steven | 

    Cue Ali G:

    “How come deaf people throw up so many gang signs? Is there like a massive deaf gang?”

  9. #9 |  John Jenkins | 

    http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21004189594458/

    The local TV station led the story with “Signs of Trouble.”

  10. #10 |  CyniCAl | 

    This one reminded me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer unknowingly gives the “Van Buren Boys” gang sign, holding up 8 fingers.

  11. #11 |  Aresen | 

    There should be an award for such criminal stupidity. Not a standard Darwin Award, but something for idiots who demonstrate not only that they can hate and hurt, but even, by their own demented standards, hate the wrong stranger.

    We could call the award a “Bushie”.

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