I had some mixed feelings when I came across this item about a man who has suffered from excessive water on the brain to the point where he almost has no brains at all. I feel for the guy, as his condition is not his fault. In fact, I applaud him for living a happy (I assume, or he’d have showed up in care earlier) and stable life. I just can’t keep the civil servant jokes out of my head (especially European civil servants) every time I think about it.

A French man with an unusually tiny brain has managed to live an entirely normal life despite his condition caused by a fluid build-up in his skull, researchers say.

Scans of the 44-year-old man’s brain showed that a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue.

“He was a married father of two children and worked as a civil servant,” Dr Lionel Feuillet and colleagues at the Universite de la Mediterranee in Marseille in France wrote in a letter to The Lancet medical journal.

The article alludes that the man is not very smart, but manages to live a productive (as far as civil servants go) life as a very normal person. Has Bush had a head X-Ray lately?

  1. Ryan says:

    Hey, if he was in the US he could run for President!.

  2. Mister Mustard says:

    If Bush had his head X-rayed, they’d find somethink like a sheet of wax paper instead of a “thin sheet of actual brain tissue.”. Either that, or some polyps. He probably had that colonoscopy done in the wrong place.

  3. Mr. Fusion says:

    Unfortunately, the story doesn’t mention what type of work this man does. Most likely, he pushes a broom or advises the President.

  4. Mr. Fusion says:

    #1 & 2,

    Now that isn’t nice !!! You shouldn’t poke fun at retarded people.

  5. Peanut butter says:

    Well well well, looks like we know what happened to Beavis and Butthead. They got computers and are posting to Dvorak.org as Mustard and Fusion.

  6. andy says:

    #2 nah he’s having it done in the right place. The question really is can the scope go far enough up to reach his head?

  7. Cinaedh says:

    In fact, civil servants don’t require much in the way of brains.

    The most successful civil servants at the highest ranks got there by simply following the rules, no matter how little sense they made.

    Intelligence, creativity, flexibility and other attributes that would be positive in other jobs are the exact opposite in a civil service job.

    It’s my guess this gentleman was probably at the Director level or above.

  8. bobbo says:

    How much objective evidence do you need to realize that “intelligence” is not the be-all and end-all of existence and that maybe being happy is not the highest human achievement?

    and YES, its true – – -success in many areas of human endeavor has more to do with doing what you are told than anything else. The guy would be a great concentration camp guard too. Not an artist, not a philosopher, not a prophet, not a scientist–but a good follower, yes.

  9. Mister Mustard says:

    >>looks like we know what happened to Beavis and Butthead.

    Sorry to disabuse you of your silly notion, Sandwich Boy, but EVERYBODY knows that B&B stole the election in 2000, and are now Leaders Of The Free World.


  10. traaxx says:

    Yeah, right the Republicans always steel the election every time they get an office. I’m sure the Demoncrats having to recount votes over and over, having the dead vote for them, registering the illegals to vote, has nothing to do with it.

    What it really sounds like is the Demoncrats thought they had cheated so throughly that they knew they had all th votes locked up, except it was alot senile ex-New York Demoncrats in charge. The did their normal messed up planning and couldn’t pull off with the people in Florida.

    Demoncrat/Commies get caught at illegal campaign acts all the time, it’s just impossible to find anyone to go after a fellow Democrat. The Commie/Demoncrat that hang together will hopefully hang together.


  11. Mister Mustard says:

    >>Yeah, right the Republicans always steel the election
    >>every time they get an office.

    Naw, they only “steeled” it once sliver-spoon loser Dumbya came onto the scene. And he fucked things up so bad, I doubt if any Republican will be allowed to “steel” and election again. It’s one thing to seet an election and get something accomplished; it’s quite another to steel one and become a laughingstock.


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