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Robyn's Call Your Girlfriend, in ASL: VIDEO


Mister Chase offers up a take on Robyn's dancing in a bare room theme, with some signing to go along with it.


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  1. Robyn is a kind of corny that even the farmers here in Wisconsin can't grow. So so bad.

    Posted by: Jack | Jan 20, 2012 6:53:32 PM

  2. I'm sorry, but... this dude's a mess. I don't understand the appeal.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 20, 2012 7:47:43 PM

  3. OK, dumb question (but at least I KNOW it's a dumb question so that's worth something, right?), but is there a higher incidence of homosexuality among deaf men? It's all anecdotal, but it seems like I've met a LOT of gay deaf men and I don't live near a school for the deaf or anything like that. Have any studies been done?

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 20, 2012 8:16:29 PM

  4. this is amazing! I love this!!

    Posted by: Richard | Jan 20, 2012 8:29:51 PM

  5. Well, there go 3 minutes and 48 seconds I'll never get back.

    Posted by: Richie | Jan 20, 2012 9:07:11 PM

  6. Sexy, innovative and inspiring... Thank you, Mister Chase!

    Posted by: Gary | Jan 20, 2012 10:22:20 PM

  7. ASL music videos are rarely interesting to Deaf people, but there's a real art to utilizing aspect of Deaf poetry when translating music. That said: most hearing people who are doing this type of thing are doing for themselves - not for Deaf people. This is a classic example. This guy started out doing amazing, legitimate translations of English songs into ASL. Now, it has become so much about himself and dancing, that the ASL isn't readable. Now, it's just a gimmick.

    Posted by: DannyMI | Jan 20, 2012 10:37:33 PM

  8. I thought Taran Killam did it better. http://www.towleroad.com/2011/12/killiam.html

    Posted by: sevenyc | Jan 20, 2012 11:39:54 PM

  9. I sense a shark being jumped.

    Posted by: Q | Jan 20, 2012 11:53:21 PM

  10. Yuck! Why don't they have a dislike button..hate the premise..hate the video..and we won't even go into the funky dancing or lip syncing..ah..FAIL!!!

    Posted by: Josh | Jan 21, 2012 4:05:17 AM

  11. His 15 minutes were over half an hour ago. This video was really bad.

    Posted by: Michael | Jan 21, 2012 8:37:12 AM

  12. I agree.. This guy started out doing amazing videos... and this one and his "videogame" one are basically unwatchable... He's so busy dancing and lip syncing that his ASL is a mess...

    Yeah, yeah, we know ya wanna be a star, guy... now stop doing it on the backs of Deaf people

    Posted by: Bear | Jan 21, 2012 8:53:50 AM

  13. bitches... back off...
    let the cutie dance.... he is so dreamy... :)
    send him money if you want his productions to get better...bjesus with the bitter gays...

    Posted by: Raul | Jan 21, 2012 10:27:04 AM

  14. If I were deaf I'd probably wish to be blind also, after seeing this.

    Posted by: DALI | Jan 21, 2012 12:12:14 PM

  15. I like watching people dance, especially if they can interpret a song well. And he's cute, so win/win.

    Posted by: Drew | Jan 21, 2012 1:07:29 PM

  16. What's with the crotch grabbing? Got crabs?

    Posted by: Dale | Jan 21, 2012 4:22:15 PM

  17. JESUS, I love that song. The video was meh. Better than anything I could produce though.

    Posted by: James | Jan 21, 2012 9:40:45 PM

  18. @JACK You're insane, man. Truly, truly insane.

    Posted by: James | Jan 21, 2012 9:42:42 PM

  19. send him money if you want his productions to get better? Raul, do you have a comprehension issue? The production value of his work was not the criticism. It was his desire for fame on the backs of the deaf. It was how he started out doing something useful but it quickly turned into a selfish, attention seeking waste of bandwidth.

    Posted by: not Raul | Jan 21, 2012 9:51:35 PM

  20. When I read these comments I think I've stumbled onto Queerty by mistake.

    Posted by: Jim Twist | Jan 22, 2012 1:28:33 AM

  21. What's with all the crap he has in his pants pockets. Makes it hard to watch.

    Posted by: Patrick | Jan 22, 2012 10:49:14 AM

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