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March 26, 2008 10:08 PM   Subscribe

Marilyn Manson's This Is the New Shit interpreted into American Sign Language^.
posted by FunkyHelix (27 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Drat. I forgot to warn in the post that it's a youtube post. Sorry.
posted by FunkyHelix at 10:11 PM on March 26, 2008


That didn't go the way I expected at all; it went somewhere much better. Terrific!
posted by davejay at 10:20 PM on March 26, 2008


This is cool. Thanks.
posted by M Edward at 10:23 PM on March 26, 2008


That's... kind of amazing. Admittedly, I'd probably laugh if this were just some dude dressing up like Manson and lip-syncing, but the fact that he's able to make such an art of the way he "sings" along is pretty frickin' cool.

Plus, I know how to say the s-word in ASL now.

Teehee.
posted by katillathehun at 10:23 PM on March 26, 2008


*signs the only phrase she knows: "Jesus makes me vomit popcorn" in an effort to show appreciation.*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:36 PM on March 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow, very very cool. The guy even gets that trademark Manson low frame rate business right.
posted by lattiboy at 11:47 PM on March 26, 2008


This is really great and the guy is a genius to think of doing it. I hope deaf kids who watch this can feed it through some enormous speakers and crank up the volume so the base line and drums thump their thoraxes.
posted by tula at 11:58 PM on March 26, 2008


This is far more winning than I had expected. Shit, though. Somebody else read his damned MySpace page and tell me if he does this a lot. Thanks.
posted by mumkin at 12:54 AM on March 27, 2008


I'm not seeing anything else by him, but I did find this truly excellent interpretation of "Torn".
posted by jmhodges at 1:35 AM on March 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


wow this is great! an amazingly intense visual experience
posted by borq at 2:26 AM on March 27, 2008


That was surprisingly entertaining. Thanks.
posted by aqhong at 2:32 AM on March 27, 2008


That was much more entertaining than MM's last album.
posted by cobaltnine at 4:12 AM on March 27, 2008


Isn't that Paulie from 'The Wonder Years'?
posted by PenDevil at 4:31 AM on March 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


He should send this to Marilyn Manson cuz this is far better than most videos made these days.. seriously.. way cool.
Also I think I've learned the signs for sex and violence!!
posted by insatiablehee at 4:50 AM on March 27, 2008


Rad. I feel I should have way more exposure to deaf experience and culture than I do. Thanks for posting.
posted by loiseau at 5:01 AM on March 27, 2008


So good!
posted by 1 at 5:42 AM on March 27, 2008


I wonder if signing and lipsynching simultaneously is really hard to do, like simultaneously writing German and speaking English would be.
posted by fermezporte at 5:47 AM on March 27, 2008


The curtain reminds me of "Leave Britney Alone", maybe he should do that next.
posted by fungible at 6:20 AM on March 27, 2008


I wonder if signing and lipsynching simultaneously is really hard to do, like simultaneously writing German and speaking English would be.

Given that he's signing in ASL, it's probably about as hard as simultaneously writing English and speaking English.
posted by 1 at 6:58 AM on March 27, 2008


The Youtube page links a couple of other ASL-interpreted music videos. The visual performance is fantastic, but I wonder how enjoyable the song would be without audible rythm.
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:35 AM on March 27, 2008


Wow. I found the black and white part in the middle, where he sits in a coffee shop, looking normal, but signing the same lyrics, really kind of subversive and wonderful. Totally unexpected and cool, thanks, FunkyHelix!
posted by donnagirl at 9:57 AM on March 27, 2008


Given that he's signing in ASL, it's probably about as hard as simultaneously writing English and speaking English.

ASL is a different language to English with a different grammar, so there is a bit of confusion (at least for me when I mix the two). I use a lot of ASL when I am singing children's programmes and the phrases I am signing do not always match up with the words I am singing but repetition makes it all flow together. The sign for "poop" is one of the first signs I teach in my children's programmes. After all, everybody poops!
posted by saucysault at 9:59 AM on March 27, 2008


this.is.too.awesome.for.words.

THANK YOU funkyhelix. *snap* *snap* *snap*
posted by CitizenD at 10:07 AM on March 27, 2008


I went to a college with a very large deaf population, and while I attended a few deaf poetry events, I have to say this is significantly more interesting and lively than any of them.
posted by Xoder at 11:43 AM on March 27, 2008


jmhodges: I'm not seeing anything else by him, but I did find this truly excellent interpretation of "Torn".

This version's a bit better, hodges.
posted by flatluigi at 2:49 PM on March 27, 2008


Also, this video's wonderful, I can't believe I forgot to say that. Great idea. I always wondered what it'd take to make me enjoy a Manson song.
posted by flatluigi at 3:11 PM on March 27, 2008


I loved this video. I watched Manson's actual video for the song and it had maybe a 10th the emotion of the ASL one.
posted by Nattie at 10:39 PM on March 27, 2008


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