February 16, 2016

Stevie Wonder taunts you about your inability to read Braille.

Displaying the Grammy results before announcing a winner:

22 comments:

CStanley said...

I used to type Braille to create reading material for blind people (presumably there are electronic devices to do it now but we used mechanical typewriters that punched the dots. ) So I know how to read Braille and can do so visually but never deceloped the ability to read by touch.

richlb said...

Hey Stevie, your shoes are untied.

JFWY....

traditionalguy said...

Great hearing to the rescue.

Fritz said...

With as many "blind as Stevie Wonder" jokes as there have been, he deserves a little fun.

tim in vermont said...

The rumor is that Stevie's first draft of "Isn't she lovely" was 'Is she lovely?"

EDH said...

From the Urban Dictionary: Braille Nipples.

The presence of small bumps around the permiter of the arrealar region of the breast.

It affords the opportunity for blind men to experience the wonder that is the arreola.

Stevie Wonder was thankful for the existence of braille nipples so that he may fully appreciate the female physique.

Thorley Winston said...

The proper response to this is for the audience to yell in unison “Hey Stevie, welcome to Florida!”

Fernandinande said...

I saw him in 1972, warm-up act for the Stones. Amazing show.

Stevie Wonder 3D Glasses

coupe said...
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n.n said...

?Habla Espanol?

Peter said...

Well, CStanley has the clue: Braille is a whole lot easier to read visually than tactically.


BTW, does anyone know how well Braille publishing has been able to compete with text-to-speech readers and audiobooks? Text-to-speech seems to have improved a lot in the past few years, and far more titles seem to be available as audiobooks.

damikesc said...

I beat him.

I don't give a shit who won.

Fernandinande said...

Stevie Wonder 3D Glasses: (had extraneous "):
www.ny3d.org/2007/12/national_lampoon_3d_issue_july.html

bbkingfish said...

"...taunts...?"

The blogger must have meant, "teases."

Laura said...

I dunno. Most of that crowd is probably acing Anatomy (I feels cheap now).

coupe said...
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MadisonMan said...

'Make every single thing accessible to every person with a disability'

...says the man at a function with no one doing sign language.

JCC said...

It was years back, but the new elevator in the parking garage at work, which served only the parking garage, did have braille for all the floors and other buttons, which begged the question? It's a parking garage. How many blind people were driving up there and parking their cars, then taking the elevator down?

Having the markings was no big deal, probably didn't cost much, but seemed to represent what was going on with government rules: kind of like requiring braille markings on the controls in an airplane. Is this really necessary?

tim in vermont said...

You know who was hot? The girl in the mascara commercial.

Robt C said...

re: JCC's comment: I have the same question when I go to a drive-up ATM.

On a more general note, I always see Braille signs on the walls at various places in office buildings and schools. Fine, but I always wondered how a blind person knows how to find the sign in order to read it.

Oh, yeah. I remember back when public buildings started installing handicap-friendly (ie, wheelchair accessible) drinking fountains. My company installed one in a room that could only be reached via a staircase.

FullMoon said...

Stevie looked down at the envelope to see how to open it.. Everybody saw it. Been milking that blind thing long enough.

FullMoon said...

Little Stevie Wonder, twelve years old, Fingertips, #1

Still sounds good.