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Originally posted by MrMaybeNot
This might be a stretch but wouldn't that be funny? I have no proof, no arguments, just a thought I had ! Discuss!
Originally posted by Frettin
I don't really know how to post videos, but Family Guy actually made fun of Stephen Hawking way worse than this thread is being interpreted as doing. Is it also funny that Seth Macfarlene makes jokes about 9/11 in that stupid teddy bear movie? (one of the worst movies ever BTW). Please somebody post that Family Guy clip to shut up these hypocrites!!
Here is a relevant clip...
m.youtube.com...edit on 7-1-2013 by Frettin because: (no reason given)
Sorry, it wasn't Stephen Hawking in the one I thought of originally, just a paraplegic, but that's okay, because it's Family Guy right?
edit on 7-1-2013 by Frettin because: (no reason given)
So the premise in the OP is disrespectful, but Family Guy is funny right?
Isn't that called doublethink??edit on 7-1-2013 by Frettin because: (no reason given)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also referred to as motor neurone disease in some Commonwealth of Nations countries and as Lou Gehrig's disease in the United States – is a debilitating disease with varied etiology characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy and fasciculations, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.
The diagnosis of motor neurone disease came when Hawking was 21. This was soon after he had met Jane Wilde who was to become his first wife. At that time doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years. Hawking fell into a depression, and though his doctors advised that he continue with his studies, he felt there was little point. At the same time, however, his relationship with Jane, an undergraduate in London, was slowly developing, and the couple were engaged in October 1964. Hawking later said that the engagement "gave him something to live for." Despite the disease's progression – Hawking had difficulty walking without support, and his speech was almost unintelligible — he returned to his work with enthusiasm and success.
From 1974 he could not feed himself or get out of bed, so graduate students helped, receiving free accommodation in return. His speech became so slurred that he could be understood only by people who knew him well. During a visit to CERN in Geneva in 1985, Hawking contracted pneumonia, which in his condition was life-threatening as it further restricted his already limited respiratory capacity. He had an emergency tracheotomy, losing what remained of his ability to speak.
Late stage disease symptoms
Difficulty swallowing and chewing make eating normally very difficult and increase the risk of choking or aspirating food into the lungs. In later stages of the disease, aspiration pneumonia and maintaining a healthy weight can become a significant problem and may require insertion of a feeding tube. As the diaphragm and intercostal muscles (rib cage) that support breathing weaken, measures of lung function such as forced vital capacity and inspiratory pressure diminish. In respiratory onset ALS, this may occur before significant limb weakness is apparent. External machines such as bilevel positive pressure ventilation (frequently referred to by the tradename BiPAP) are frequently used to support breathing, first at night, and later during the daytime as well. BiPAP is only a temporary remedy, however, and it is recommended that long before BiPAP stops being effective, patients should decide whether to have a tracheotomy and long term mechanical ventilation. At this point, some patients choose palliative hospice care. Most people with ALS die of respiratory failure or pneumonia.
Although respiratory support can ease problems with breathing and prolong survival, it does not affect the progression of ALS. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within three to five years from the onset of symptoms. The median survival time from onset to death is around 39 months, and only 4% survive longer than 10 years. The best-known person with ALS, Stephen Hawking, has lived with the disease for more than 50 years, though his is an unusual case.
Originally posted by samuel1990
reply to post by MrMaybeNot
What a crazy concept!
I love it!
Imagine, he's just this lump of flesh that cannot do anything for himself- those buttons he is pushing do nothing. The TPTB are controling everything he says because they know that we've grown to respect his ideas (ARE THEY HIS?).
Love and light x