June 13, 2005

Meet Spud and his vegetably-challenged pals

Also, Top Ten Lists, including Ten things blind people don't care about, Ten reasons to be cheerful about being disabled, and Ten documentaries on Five this autumn. All via Ouch, a disability community website from the BBC.

  • May we assume "integrated education" has a different meaning across the pond than it does in the US? (From here that looks at first glance like a bizarrely racist cartoon.)
  • It's about disabilities. If you keep reading, you'll see. I posted it because it was funny, and because I thought it opened up a world of experience (as expressed by some funny, irreverent people) not all people have exposure to.
  • Every cartoon has a voice over description, delivered in detached dead-pan by a typical bbc voice. Listening to it actually makes the cartoons funnier.
  • Them's are good! I didn't realize this was to do with the disabled until i poked around, which is a good sign of good comedy.
  • I was clarifying for scartol, who asked. The sarcasm is a little unnecessary.
  • ? Whose sarcasm? I wasn't being sarcastic, I do, in fact, like the voiceovers.
  • Please apply appropriate apostraphes and remove unnecesary vowels from previous message.
  • Completely disregard previous post, I'm apparently burning in grammar hell.
  • Sorry, Nickdanger, I wasn't responding to your comment. Actually, I didn't notice the voiceovers at first, and then was a bit disapointed. The style of narration is just like that in movies narrated for the blind (I saw Casablanca this was, which was unusual, but very interesting), but was surprised they didn't tell the cartoon more like a joke. I liked the "On stage" one.
  • From the list of top 10 things that blind people don't care about, they mentioned something called Ceefax. Seeing as how I'm superbly lazy and can't be bothered to do anything for myself, would someone be so kind as to enlighten me? What the heck is a Ceefax?
  • Ceefax ("See Facts") is the BBC's teletext service, the first one of its kind in the world. Launched in 1974 and still going strong, it gets about 20 million viewers a week, despite obvious competition from the interwebnet and other digital services. Groovy though it is, being a text-only medium on the television, it's bugger-all use to blind people.
  • and, good link jb, thanks!
  • Mothninja, you rock. Thanks so much. I was at work, and I try to keep my browsing to an minimum (ahem) and if I go to wikipedia, I'll be on there for at least an hour!