Thursday, March 13, 2008

Get Out of My Dreams, And Into My Car

From Undismayed, we learn more of the trials and tribulations of el hombre mas gordo del mundo, and his steely determination to live life just as any normal, healthy public spectacle would:

SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA, Mexico — When you weigh 800 pounds, you need a forklift and a tow truck to go for a Sunday picnic.

Unfortunately for Monterrey's famous large man, Manuel Uribe, 42, his first such jaunt in five years was canceled by doctors after a freak accident en route to La Boca dam, a popular weekend destination near this northern Mexican city.

The sunshade on his specially reinforced bed, which was propped on a flatbed tow truck big enough for a bus, was knocked off by a low underpass, a steel beam narrowly missing Uribe's body.

Doctors checked his pulse, which was racing, and said his blood pressure fell.

'He can't recover that easily from a scare like that,' said Silvia Orozco, one of his doctors.

Magnificently, I am now working with one of the producers of this piece, meaning I'm now one step closer to Uribe in the Degrees-of-Separation chain! See you in my dreams, big guy...

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