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I always liked jokes.
I like them not only cause they're funny, but good jokes use to have a way of their own to say more that they should.
Not sure that the joke i like are good. Nor that You will like them.
But hey, as I can have my blog, I will post them.
You can just ignore it
Or You can ask the mods to shut the blog, too

p.s. hope You will not mind if I will post some of my thoughts and impressions beside the jokes
  1. Old Comment
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    The Voice

    Skyfall

    I suppose the candidates I rehearsing with the band before the blinds. I sometimes dream that I could be present, to see how the candidate works with the band, how the band adapts itself, the orchestration, the style … because those background bands are absolutely fantastic. The level they are accompanying absolutely everything, it's … well, no way to say how professional they are.

    I crossed the Bosphorus, for listening the "Skyfall".

    And I think I start to like more the Greek metallic Skyfall than the original …





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    Posted May 10th, 2017 at 01:10 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated May 10th, 2017 at 01:15 PM by deaf tuner
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    The Voice

    O Ses Trkiye

    OK, You're going to say I'm going political ... well, I am, 'cause music can get political.

    It can pass messages and passions like nothing else can do. I think it was some Greek guy wanting to keep musicians out of his ideal polis. Was it Plato? Never mind. But he knew something.

    Maybe Tuğe Gendigelen isn't the best voice that the Voice of Turkey had seen passing by, but she really has character. So much that she is putting on fire everything in two beats only. And the look ...

    Watching and listening her, somewhere in the back of my head, something started buzzing :

    Man, this is Turkey.

    How will deal Erdogan, with all his "evet" with this Turkey? She had 100% "evet" ...

    How will deal Tuğe Gendigelen with Erdogan's Turkish dream?







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    PS: have patience and watch till the end: it's on of the extremely rare occasions where there's a "bis", as the jury (those turning later) wanted to see the performance from the beginning too ... and the second variant it's even better than the first one...
    Posted April 21st, 2017 at 01:36 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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    The Voice

    Still Loving You

    I don't know about You, but God, I danced on this song. And I suppose there are others that can't think at it sung by others than the Scorpions, with that so particular voice of Klaus Meine.

    But … one should never say never …

    Because, there's … Russia, for example. And there's that guy called Sharif Umhanov that thinks he can dare to sing that ballad of ballads …

    He was more than right: Gradtzki didn't needed the third bar to recognise a voice ...






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    Posted April 16th, 2017 at 10:00 AM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated April 16th, 2017 at 10:08 AM by deaf tuner
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    The Voice

    Redemption Song

    Well, it's true it's named "The voice". So it's supposed to have people with voice, with a good one, coming. But it's music, and a song it's more than just voice. There are lyrics, meant to say something together with the music.

    It's interpreting, transmitting. Feelings. Atmosphere.

    So, here is Mitchell Brunings interpreting, and how beautifully, the Redemption Song:






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    Posted April 16th, 2017 at 07:57 AM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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    Broken mirror

    Ayham al-Ahmad Ahmad

    “Six months after the partial blockade of Yarmouk, the camp became airtight. Flour and bread were banned, everything was banned from coming into the camp. We used to say that they would have even stopped airflow had they found a way to do it. At that time, I started to feel the plight I inflicted upon my kids. Why did I stay? What would I do?”

    He tried to take his piano with him. But

    “there was a member of Islamic State at the checkpoint who stopped me and asked: ‘Don’t you know that the musical instruments are haram [forbidden]’?” Then they burnt my piano ... ”

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    Syrian musicians among growing number of refugees in Europe
    El Pianista de Yarmouk
    Posted March 27th, 2017 at 12:58 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated March 28th, 2017 at 12:24 PM by deaf tuner
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    Black and White

    Florin Liviu Albei

    (to Offspring)


    Protests, protests …

    No protest is a real protest if it doesn't resonate. Today, resonating is no longer about sound, but about image.

    Cameramen, photographers, the resonating chambers of our, of your, of their protests.

    Florin Liviu Albei is one of those resonators.

    Don't ask me about him: I don't know anything. He's Romanian, he's young, he's a member of "Inquam Photos", Reuters used his photos … and that would be all I know.

    And it isn't that bad, knowing so little, I mean: his photos can speak for him.

    What impressed me are his portraits. It isn't very often to see protesters' portraits that avoid the spectacularly of the protest itself, the message, the violence, the colour, the tragedy, the symbol. It's even less often to see portraits of cops. Not cops doing their duty, but simply cops … people like us, but in uniform.



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    Posted February 16th, 2017 at 01:02 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 11th, 2017 at 09:08 AM by deaf tuner
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    Broken mirror

    Grandfather spoke about the village

    "Grandfather spoke about the village, about the life at the farm, about the fields, the orchards, the mountains.

    At a moment, in the story, I felt an embarrassment. There were silences. Young, we noticed the silences. Suddenly, the story jumped. We found Grandfather at 16, alone in the streets of Baghdad or in the tent camp in Aleppo, then in the boat for Marseille. He told how he had learnt carpentry. What had happened meanwhile?

    I guessed that there had been something important, too gruesome to say. The genocide, the grandfather told it to me silently."

    Christian Varoujan Artin, France
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    source: Armniens, la nostalgie pour patrie
    Posted July 4th, 2016 at 12:20 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated July 4th, 2016 at 12:40 PM by deaf tuner
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    Here I feel useful

    " I am aware I am luckier than many of my fellow countrymen who live under tents or beg in the street, but it does not necessarily mean that I am happy here.

    Here I feel useful for my fellow countrymen. As our country can't offer us anything any more, it is necessary to adapt itself to the Turks who welcome us and to learn their language.

    Our students are mainly young Syrians of 20 and 30 years, they are very motivated and within six months they manage to manage correctly in Turk "

    Nour, 26 years, receptionist at a languages institute established by a Syrian, Istanbul
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    source: Petits boulots Istanbul pour de jeunes Syriens qui rvaient en grand Damas
    Posted July 4th, 2016 at 11:52 AM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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    "Helwayat al Chm" - "Sweetnesses of Damascus"

    "It is me who created the logo of the store and the packagings!

    I always fought to study what I wanted, I was fascinated and nothing could divert me from the art and art-crafts.

    It is not the bombs that I fled, but the possibility of becoming the one who launches the bombs.

    In 1948 the Palestinians thought returning home in a couple of days, look where they are there today.

    We don't have a country any longer."

    Rafic 27 years old - Istanbul
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    source: Petits boulots Istanbul pour de jeunes Syriens qui rvaient en grand Damas
    Posted July 4th, 2016 at 11:31 AM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
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    Black and White

    Nikola Mihov - "Forget Your Past"

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    The project Forget Your Past traces the fate of the most important communist-era monuments in Bulgaria. The title of the series is borrowed from graffiti writing over the entrance of the Bulgarian Communist Party Memorial at Mount Buzludja that poignantly illustrates the fate of the communist-era monuments in Bulgaria. Constructed at enormous expense as expressions of national pride, today most of them are looted and neglected. Whether they commemorate the feats of the Soviet Army or the April Uprising against the Ottoman rule, they all share a common fate – to be silent symbols of the forgotten past.

    After the political changes in 1989, a number of iconic communist-era monuments have been dismantled, but more than a hundred of them remained standing. Nevertheless, most of archives relevant to their history have been destroyed. I began my research in 2009, travelling through the country, talking to people, interviewing sculptors and architects, digging through archives, and of course, taking photographs.




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    source:
    Nikola Mihov - Forget Your Past
    CV - Nikola Mihov
    Posted January 3rd, 2016 at 02:15 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated February 16th, 2017 at 01:31 PM by deaf tuner
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    Black and White

    Henri Huet

    (to Black Dog)


    War reporters. People able to change the course of history with just a camera. Or should I say those where times when a person with a camera still could make a change ?




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    Posted December 30th, 2015 at 04:09 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 11th, 2017 at 09:06 AM by deaf tuner
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    Broken mirror

    Mariana

    Mariana, was assaulted during her crossing as an undocumented person through Mexico with the intent to arrive in the US. The assailants pushed her into a ravine and attempted to rape her. Her travel companion was beaten when he tried to defend her. Mariana was moved to a hospital in Tenosique, Tabasco, and then to three others that did not perform the operation she needed. Fifteen days passed until the operation became urgent. The last doctor that saw her only requested a new splint and a call to immigration.

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    source: Atchuup! - Cool Stories Daily
    Posted December 26th, 2015 at 03:10 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated December 28th, 2015 at 12:18 AM by deaf tuner
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    Black and White

    Roman Vishniac

    (to antonina)


    "... In the shtetl, people lived in poverty but were rich in the wisdom of Jewishness. These books, as crowded together as the people, were like living beings. I can almost hear, still, the krechtzen (groans) and moans of suffering and feel the hopes and expectations of the worshippers reading the pages. Like the undernourished children of the shtetl, the books were frail. So tragic, that the books and the people shared a common fate.
    Vishniac, Roman, A Vanished World with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983, plate 2.



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    Roman Vishniac, Holy books in the beit midrash (house of study), Mukacevo, ca. 1935-38




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    Warsaw, 1937

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    Sunday Salon Roman Vishniac
    https://fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.c...ive-the-books/
    Some Thoughts on Roman Vishniac | Jewish Currents
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 04:25 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:46 PM by deaf tuner
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    Gal Turine "The wall and the fear"

    "In 1993, India began building a dividing wall over a distance of 3 200 kilometers [approximately 2000 miles], separating it from neighboring Bangladesh. Officially it was to protect the country from Islamist terrorists and illegal migrants. Here people are arrested, tortured and killed, making this the most dangerous border in the world. Nearly all victims are Bangladeshi citizens trying to cross illegally to the other side, and for any number of reasons - economic, family, health or environmental - as their country suffers from every possible affliction. ..."




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    Le mur et la peur | Actes SudGael Turine
    Agence VU - Gal Turine
    Gal Turine - Le Mur et la Peur
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 02:58 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:45 PM by deaf tuner
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    Gal Turine - "Blindly"

    "Between Mali, Burkina Faso and Cte d'Ivoire, Gal Turine travel through West Africa to visit blind people communities. Blindness is a curse caused by onchocerose, carried by rivers black fly. These flies live only in the vicinity of watercourses. The disease has therefore gradually invaded all the rivers throughout the region. Most villages located along rivers have been infected, and some villages have up to 60% of blind people. It is estimated that between 250,000 and 300,000 the number of people blinded by the disease in these countries. Children accompanied by their guides, who are their eyes throughout their lives, the blind are hardly integrated into society, they are considered primarily as victims of bad luck and people-to-be-away from. As an alternative to poverty, they grow rice and sell their products through cooperatives ... which are mainly shelters for people fleeing cities.




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    Gael Turine
    Agence VU - Gal Turine
    Posted December 5th, 2015 at 01:28 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated November 7th, 2017 at 12:44 PM by deaf tuner
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    Broken mirror

    ... I become anxious

    " ... It's especially in the evening, when I come home that I am scared. There is plenty of them. When I see some 30 men in front of me in the street, I become anxious.

    I've heard on TV that those people might be sick. I also red it on the web. I don't remember exactly what kind of illness.

    But the local authorities sent us all letters to let us know that this people could be transmitting diseases and how we could be affected.

    Hungary is for Hungarians. We have enough foreigners already. We don't need more.

    Nicolette Szabo - 22 years old - South Hungary

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    source: RTBF - La Premire, soyez curieux - Podcast
    Posted November 4th, 2015 at 02:38 AM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated December 28th, 2015 at 12:19 AM by deaf tuner
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    ... never there

    A journalist said that on the Turkish beaches serving as departure points to Greek islands, there is a joke that can be heard over and over :

    "Hey, Moses!

    Moses !!

    ... darn, that guy is never here when You need him !"
    Posted October 31st, 2015 at 02:20 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated December 5th, 2015 at 10:30 AM by deaf tuner
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    Thank you for translating these accounts for us Deaf Tuner.

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    (I am the one to thank You for passing by and reading it, antonina ! dt)
    Posted October 29th, 2015 at 06:45 AM by antonina antonina is offline
    Updated January 25th, 2016 at 02:28 PM by deaf tuner
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    ... Turkey is now the window to the world

    " ... When the events took place, many towns and cities were evacuated. What usually happens is that when you have the regime intending to enter a place, they besiege the place and they cut water, electricity and all the resources. People really cannot survive there so they either have to leave or live under fire with no resources at all. That’s what happened in most of the northern cities. They stayed there, but when the danger approaches they could not really risk it. Most of them would have families and they did want to put them in danger so they flew. Furthermore, there are many people who use Turkey as a station. For instance, they go to Turkey to see friends and families because it is not possible to see them in Syria. So there are people visiting, coming and going either from Syria or from other parts of the world. Turkey is like a hub now where people come and meet. For instance, I want to see my mom, but it is very difficult to go back home since it is dangerous. I might not be able to come back here again, so the solution is to meet up in Turkey. That’s what most of people are doing. Thus, they use Turkey as a one step from home and they try to reach other destinations. Turkey is now the window to the world.

    (Reem Doukmak)

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    source: Interview with Reem Doukmak: Syrian Refugees in Turkey ? Research Turkey[/SIZE]
    Posted October 19th, 2015 at 12:59 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated December 5th, 2015 at 10:29 AM by deaf tuner
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    ... we were more than 80

    " ... We were more than 80 Yezidi children to camp beside the Muslim children. There were from 5, 6 years to 15 years. My 15 years old cousin is still there.

    They trained us from early in the morning till night at the "Farouq Institute for children" and our pictures and videos were posted on a Facebook page. We were taught religion and those who could not learn were punished.

    The punishment was to be beaten or stand in the sun. They would get us up at 4am to pray and they watched us and punished those who did not woke. There was little food, we had one meal a day.

    (Hamada Shihab Ahmed, 10 years old)

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    source: Etat islamique*: des enfants entrans pour tuer Racca | euronews, monde
    Posted October 19th, 2015 at 12:22 PM by deaf tuner deaf tuner is offline
    Updated December 5th, 2015 at 10:27 AM by deaf tuner
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