By the way, I have no idea who created the above image of the guy with his ears plugged up (for those of you who get e-mail updates, a larger version of the graphic appears at the top of this blog when you view it on the web ( http://deafmanblog.blogspot.com/ ).
This image was taken from a hot-pink t-shirt that belonged to my sister (who was also very profoundly deaf). She was very fond of wearing that shirt. She always did have a very funny sense of humor.
I always wanted to "borrow" it from her (as in take it and never return it!). But I know that hot-pink clothing does not flatter me very well. I've never been able to find another one like it (in any color!) and I've searched for hours and hours on the web trying to find out who made it and where I might get a duplicate. Since 2004, I've had little luck.
Just wanted to pause and give credit to whoever made the original art. Thanks, whoever you are, for giving my sister days of "Monty-Python-Type" laughter and for helping me keep her in remembrance.