The Learning Channel (LOL, JK) made an exciting announcement this morning. From Entertainment Weekly:
The cable network has just announced a special titled The Man With the 132 lb…The special chronicles the challenges of Wesley Warren Jr., a 49-year-old Las Vegas resident who is living with a rare medical condition called “scrotal lymphedema.” The show will follow “Wes’s life as he deals with day-to-day challenges that are easy for most people. Due to the large size of his scrotum, Wes has difficulty with simple tasks like walking, preparing meals and even going to the restroom.” In the show and in public, Warren wears a hoodie to keep it his scrotum covered up.
Finally, people with 132 lb scrotums are having their stories told. This is definitely going to be helpful to the scrotal lymphedema community, as well as giving Wesley Warren Jr. exactly the type of media attention and scrutiny that will speed him down the road to recovery! This must be what that movie Win Win was about!
Whenever people decry that state of contemporary entertainment, it’s easy to remind them that things have always been terrible, and that we actually have plenty of #blessings to count. For every terrible movie released this year, there were 10 terrible movies released in 1983. And who hasn’t spent an evening with a grandparent listening to an old radio serial about people with 132 lb scrota? But also sometimes, mostly when TLC makes announcements about its upcoming schedule, it does KIND OF seem like we’re all doomed. Oh well. That’s why we have the buddy system! Find your buddy and hold their hand and sing the Thunder Song until everyone is together again in heaven.