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September 6, 2009
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE M1063 DIGITAL CAMERA
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2009 Deaf Olympics 1 by bQw 2009 Deaf Olympics 1 by bQw
Yes, it's in color.

Yes, it's from a dP&S.

I spent today hanging out around the 2009 Deaflympics venue in Taipei, Taiwan.
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In other words, a very adult cartoon, I'd say!
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I think - please correct me if I have this wrong! - that competitors are not allowed to wear their hearing aid(s) during events, as they think they are too much of an advantage ... but how else will they know if a competitor IS deaf?!
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bQw Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Honestly, I don't know...but if I were competing in something physical, I wouldn't wear a hearing aid. It would be mentally distracting...like wearing hoop earrings or something.

I suppose someone could put in the time and effort to learn ASL, insert themselves into the culture, and try and "play deaf", but to what end?

BTW, I just thought of the Southpark episode when Cartman pretends to be mentally disabled to get into the Special Olympics...then loses badly. :D
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I have to say that when it was announced that South Park was going to be on television in Britain and then one newspaper mentioned its "violence", I decided not to watch it. In all honesty, I don't think I have missed very much. In any case, I prefer factual matters to fiction.
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bQw Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not violent, but is is FULL of satire wrapped around rude jokes.

Hmm...

Kinda like Benny Hill but with children and no hot girls. :D
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father12345 Sep 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow it's in color man!I like the Mc logo on the top!It's very radient!
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bQw Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! They seem to be tied to everything that runs contrary to their menu...like the Olympics. They are also major sponsors of the Junior Diabetes Association.

Weird. LOL
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father12345 Sep 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha that made me lol so hard!It's like 'support Mc' indirectly,isn't it?
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