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(Relax)   Remember that obese Frenchman who was stranded in the United States because he's too fat to fly? He's now stranded in England because he's too fat for the Eurostar cross-channel train   (relax.com.sg) divider line 127
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2013-11-20 06:38:46 AM
If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?
 
2013-11-20 07:20:23 AM
He's trying to comply with the "be fat somewhere else" request, but he's stuck.
 
2013-11-20 07:20:45 AM

SecretAgentWoman: If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?


I disagree that he needs surgery.  This man needs an intervention.  The amount of calorie intake to maintain 500 lbs screams addiction.  I hope he gets the help he really needs.
 
2013-11-20 07:20:46 AM
He was too heavy for a SHIP? Or were they just afraid Somali pirates were going to hijack one with him aboard and corner the world Body Odor market?
 
2013-11-20 07:21:47 AM
Lash an outrigger to him and float him across.
 
2013-11-20 07:21:49 AM
500 pounds, and they somehow got him into economy? Dude, I want to fly that airline.
 
2013-11-20 07:24:12 AM
FTA: He had been in the US since May 2012 for treatment for a hormone imbalance and had been set to return home on British Airways last month, but the airline refused to accept him as a passenger, saying he was too heavy.

SecretAgentWoman: If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?


I think they were trying to treat his problems.
 
2013-11-20 07:24:53 AM
I call bullshiat on airlines and so on "refusing to carry" him.  This us just the case of a cheap idiot not wanting to pay for a ticket.

230 kilos = 3*77 kilos = 3 normal-sized adult human males in terms of load (and, looking at the picture, in terms of horizontal space occupied.

If he was buying three tickets as any sane person would agree is entirely proper (cost of transport being proportional to weight for essentially all vehicles) then any company would be perfectly willing to cart him around.  He might have to wait a while for a flight/train with three adjacent seats, or order well in advance for the same effect, but they'd be fine with serving him.
 
2013-11-20 07:28:37 AM
I would think at this point, liposuction would no longer be considered unethical. Just enough to get him to fight.

/maybe they could float him across the channel.
 
2013-11-20 07:28:58 AM

SecretAgentWoman: If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?


Weight-loss surgery would be treating a side effect.  His problem is that he eats too much, and his lack of mobility means that his parents are enabling it.
 
2013-11-20 07:29:13 AM

LoneWolf343: I would think at this point, liposuction would no longer be considered unethical. Just enough to get him to fightfit.

/maybe they could float him across the channel.


FTFM

/Freudian slip?
 
2013-11-20 07:30:10 AM
They should just farking catapult the fat fark.
 
2013-11-20 07:30:59 AM
Whether or not you believe his obesity is his own fault, the reality is that more and more people are obese, and the trend isn't stopping. This won't be the last time you'll hear of this issue.

siklusair.com
 
2013-11-20 07:31:36 AM
How'd he get there in the first place?

Also as a fat guy of the genetic variety (genetically lazy that is), I feel a lot of sympathy for a fat guy of the hormonal imbalance variety.  It's true that it takes a lot of calories to maintain that weight, but you might also be impressed how some of these thyroid disorders can just pack on the pounds.
 
2013-11-20 07:32:44 AM
Is this today's thread for normally-tolerant people to exercise their latent bigotry without fear of shame or retribution?
 
2013-11-20 07:34:45 AM

God_Almighty_Himself: Is this today's thread for normally-tolerant people who don't know shiat about the story to exercise their latent bigotry without fear of shame or retribution?


FTFY

/yes, I know I sound fat.
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2013-11-20 07:34:46 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He was too heavy for a SHIP? Or were they just afraid Somali pirates were going to hijack one with him aboard and corner the world Body Odor market?


They tried.

www.abc.net.au
 
2013-11-20 07:35:53 AM

Millennium: 500 pounds, and they somehow got him into economy? Dude, I want to fly that airline.


He did say the seat was uncomfortable.
 
2013-11-20 07:37:17 AM
I think it was more of a "If there's a problem, we can't treat it/evacuate him/hazard to other passengers" issue, not the size as such. Plus oxygen tanks and a whiny entitled dad.
 
2013-11-20 07:39:22 AM
Is this the guy?

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-11-20 07:42:49 AM

SecretAgentWoman: If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?


uhhh, you know how I know you know nothing about this kid?
 
2013-11-20 07:45:23 AM
he cried they whole flight? farken hell that must have been super pleasant for the other passengers.
 
2013-11-20 07:46:21 AM
You could tie him to a car and drive around until he loses enough weight via friction
 
2013-11-20 07:46:32 AM
He should at least wear a shirt with vertical stripes. They're more slimming.

www.relax.com.sg
 
2013-11-20 07:47:28 AM

Doubleodoug: How'd he get there in the first place?

Also as a fat guy of the genetic variety (genetically lazy that is), I feel a lot of sympathy for a fat guy of the hormonal imbalance variety.  It's true that it takes a lot of calories to maintain that weight, but you might also be impressed how some of these thyroid disorders can just pack on the pounds.



I grew up watching my fat sister's unhappiness, and how cruel people can be. We ate the same foods, and I was thin as a rail.  She could gain 5 lbs sniffing celery.  A few years ago, she found out she had a non-functioning thyroid.  6 months on meds, she lost 65 lbs without even trying.
 
2013-11-20 07:47:46 AM
I think one of the problems causing obesity in America, is access to food is TOO easy. Many decades ago, you had to travel 15 or more miles to find a McDonalds. If you wanted to eat at a restaurant, your town had a few mom and pop diners or restaurants. You had to go in, sit down, order and wait for your food. No drive throughs existed. So, you had to set time aside to eat. Now it's grab and go, and you've got a meal in a few short minutes, no need to set any time aside, just pull the car in the drive through and load up with fatty goodness.

Grocery stores back then, were usually about 1/4th the size of grocery's in today's world. No where near the selection you have now. The facts are plain and simple, we have access to so much good and tasty food, these days, it's killing us.
 
2013-11-20 07:47:58 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He was too heavy for a SHIP? Or were they just afraid Somali pirates were going to hijack one with him aboard and corner the world Body Odor market?


Then we can refer to him as Captain Jack-in-the-Box
 
2013-11-20 07:48:33 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He was too heavy for a SHIP? Or were they just afraid Somali pirates were going to hijack one with him aboard and corner the world Body Odor market?


It's a cruise ship so the hallways are insanely narrow and the rooms microscopic. Maybe a cargo ship could erect a tent on deck for him to travel. Standard methods are travel just aren't going to work.
 
2013-11-20 07:50:27 AM

Jim_Callahan: I call bullshiat on airlines and so on "refusing to carry" him.  This us just the case of a cheap idiot not wanting to pay for a ticket.

230 kilos = 3*77 kilos = 3 normal-sized adult human males in terms of load (and, looking at the picture, in terms of horizontal space occupied.

If he was buying three tickets as any sane person would agree is entirely proper (cost of transport being proportional to weight for essentially all vehicles) then any company would be perfectly willing to cart him around.  He might have to wait a while for a flight/train with three adjacent seats, or order well in advance for the same effect, but they'd be fine with serving him.


Do they make triple-wide seat belts?  More pertinently, do they make them so they can be easily installed and removed as required on a 25-minute airport turnaround?
 
2013-11-20 07:53:50 AM
Fat people fart a lot.
 
2013-11-20 07:54:20 AM

Pick: I think one of the problems causing obesity in America, is access to food is TOO easy. Many decades ago, you had to travel 15 or more miles to find a McDonalds. If you wanted to eat at a restaurant, your town had a few mom and pop diners or restaurants. You had to go in, sit down, order and wait for your food. No drive throughs existed. So, you had to set time aside to eat. Now it's grab and go, and you've got a meal in a few short minutes, no need to set any time aside, just pull the car in the drive through and load up with fatty goodness.

Grocery stores back then, were usually about 1/4th the size of grocery's in today's world. No where near the selection you have now. The facts are plain and simple, we have access to so much good and tasty food, these days, it's killing us.


And this applies to a kid from France with a hormone disorder how?
 
2013-11-20 07:54:22 AM

caira: Jim_Callahan: I call bullshiat on airlines and so on "refusing to carry" him.  This us just the case of a cheap idiot not wanting to pay for a ticket.

230 kilos = 3*77 kilos = 3 normal-sized adult human males in terms of load (and, looking at the picture, in terms of horizontal space occupied.

If he was buying three tickets as any sane person would agree is entirely proper (cost of transport being proportional to weight for essentially all vehicles) then any company would be perfectly willing to cart him around.  He might have to wait a while for a flight/train with three adjacent seats, or order well in advance for the same effect, but they'd be fine with serving him.

Do they make triple-wide seat belts?  More pertinently, do they make them so they can be easily installed and removed as required on a 25-minute airport turnaround?


Yes.
 
2013-11-20 07:56:19 AM

caira: Do they make triple-wide seat belts?  More pertinently, do they make them so they can be easily installed and removed as required on a 25-minute airport turnaround?


While I can't say this with 100% certainty, the fact that they have no problems accommodating wheelchair-bound passengers pretty much guarantees that the de facto answer, if not the strictly literal one, is "yes".

// And, from a more purely mechanical standpoint, standard web belts can easily buckle the ends two seats apart for a wider seat, possibly three, and any vehicle with them installed does in fact carry replacement web of varying lengths which takes perhaps two minutes for even a moron to install.  So, again, that'd be a "yes".
 
2013-11-20 07:57:37 AM

freetomato: Doubleodoug: How'd he get there in the first place?

Also as a fat guy of the genetic variety (genetically lazy that is), I feel a lot of sympathy for a fat guy of the hormonal imbalance variety.  It's true that it takes a lot of calories to maintain that weight, but you might also be impressed how some of these thyroid disorders can just pack on the pounds.


I grew up watching my fat sister's unhappiness, and how cruel people can be. We ate the same foods, and I was thin as a rail.  She could gain 5 lbs sniffing celery.  A few years ago, she found out she had a non-functioning thyroid.  6 months on meds, she lost 65 lbs without even trying.


My maternal grandmother had a thyroid issue that caused her to be obese.  There was hope for me, but alas it turns out I take after my father's side of the family which while there does appear to be an underlying genetic factor involved (I'll never be rail thin) I'm pretty sure if I didn't sit around all day at work eating candy then go home and play video games all day... I might just not be nearly as fat as I am today.

I'm also amazed at just how much diet can impact my weight alone.  I've stopped eating candy all day (although someone keeps bringing in leftover Halloween candy) and switched over to salads my weight has gone down.  My current evil addiction is Diet Mountain Dew.  Stupid XboxOne contests.  I know that shiat has got to be killing me.
 
2013-11-20 07:59:27 AM

StopLurkListen: Whether or not you believe his obesity is his own fault, the reality is that more and more people are obese, and the trend isn't stopping. This won't be the last time you'll hear of this issue.

[siklusair.com image 579x367]


Not that this point takes away from the overall message of that chart, but I think BMI is a pretty crappy metric.

I just checked mine this AM:  25.79:  Overweight.
Over the last year and a half I got back into exercising again,  and just reached my goal of getting back to my high-school weight (yea me, CSB, etc).
Now I'm happy to admit that back then my weight was distributed differently between fat and muscle, but the BMI was the same.  I was in sports and was a very active person back then and had some ridiculously low body fat percentage, but, still BMI says I was overweight.

So now, after the effort of getting back into shape and reaching my informal goal, I'm still officially a fatty.
If I believed the metric, I guess I would be disappointed.
 
2013-11-20 07:59:54 AM
Put him in a cargo plane.
 
2013-11-20 08:00:04 AM

s1ugg0: SecretAgentWoman: If anyone needs weight loss surgery, it's this guy. Why are they treating all his side effects and not his problem?

I disagree that he needs surgery.  This man needs an intervention.  The amount of calorie intake to maintain 500 lbs screams addiction.  I hope he gets the help he really needs.


Actually I think you are both partially right.  He does need an intervention, kicking an addiction like this isn't as easy as you might think.  Guy needs a belly-band, some therapy, and to have someone sabotage his scooter.
 
2013-11-20 08:00:10 AM
FTA "...and the seat was small."
Ummm... no, your ass is too big. I do wonder what airline he flew to 'Merica on. They should have to provide him a return flight.
 
2013-11-20 08:00:11 AM
They fly racehorses around the world all the time. I don't see the problem here.
 
2013-11-20 08:02:17 AM

freetomato: Doubleodoug: How'd he get there in the first place?

Also as a fat guy of the genetic variety (genetically lazy that is), I feel a lot of sympathy for a fat guy of the hormonal imbalance variety.  It's true that it takes a lot of calories to maintain that weight, but you might also be impressed how some of these thyroid disorders can just pack on the pounds.


I grew up watching my fat sister's unhappiness, and how cruel people can be. We ate the same foods, and I was thin as a rail.  She could gain 5 lbs sniffing celery.  A few years ago, she found out she had a non-functioning thyroid.  6 months on meds, she lost 65 lbs without even trying.


according to the Fark medical doctors here, you must be a liar because it's all about calories in vs. out. No medical conditions could account for weight gain.

Back to reality: CSB
 
2013-11-20 08:02:35 AM
None of this would be a problem if scientists would get off their lazy asses and invent beaming technology, already.
 
2013-11-20 08:03:03 AM

Whodat: FTA "...and the seat was small."
Ummm... no, your ass is too big. I do wonder what airline he flew to 'Merica on. They should have to provide him a return flight.


British Airways. Which is the company which told him a return flight wasn't possible.

From another article: "For his father, René, there is no question about British Airways' decision. "They discriminated against him," he said. Chenais had flown to the United States with British Airways a year and a half ago, at which time he weighed a little more than he does now. The airline did not say why he had been allowed to travel at that time. "
 
2013-11-20 08:03:59 AM
Are they afraid he'll get stuck in the tunnel?
 
2013-11-20 08:04:39 AM
Solution, carrots.  That is right, feed him carrots, don't peel them just wash and eat.  He can eat as many as he likes.
 
2013-11-20 08:05:18 AM

Doubleodoug: freetomato: Doubleodoug: How'd he get there in the first place?

Also as a fat guy of the genetic variety (genetically lazy that is), I feel a lot of sympathy for a fat guy of the hormonal imbalance variety.  It's true that it takes a lot of calories to maintain that weight, but you might also be impressed how some of these thyroid disorders can just pack on the pounds.


I grew up watching my fat sister's unhappiness, and how cruel people can be. We ate the same foods, and I was thin as a rail.  She could gain 5 lbs sniffing celery.  A few years ago, she found out she had a non-functioning thyroid.  6 months on meds, she lost 65 lbs without even trying.

My maternal grandmother had a thyroid issue that caused her to be obese.  There was hope for me, but alas it turns out I take after my father's side of the family which while there does appear to be an underlying genetic factor involved (I'll never be rail thin) I'm pretty sure if I didn't sit around all day at work eating candy then go home and play video games all day... I might just not be nearly as fat as I am today.

I'm also amazed at just how much diet can impact my weight alone.  I've stopped eating candy all day (although someone keeps bringing in leftover Halloween candy) and switched over to salads my weight has gone down.  My current evil addiction is Diet Mountain Dew.  Stupid XboxOne contests.  I know that shiat has got to be killing me.


yeah, that Xbox one is a killer... should have gone PS4 :P
 
2013-11-20 08:08:24 AM
caira:


Do they make triple-wide seat belts?  More pertinently, do they make them so they can be easily installed and removed as required on a 25-minute airport turnaround?

Why yes ,Yes they do.

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2013-11-20 08:08:24 AM
I am genuinely surprised that Fark does not have a "FAT" tag... it such a long standing tradition here to denigrate heavy folks here...
 
2013-11-20 08:09:17 AM
Understands....
forgottenflix.com
 
2013-11-20 08:10:54 AM
He should just move to Wisconsin where he will no longer be considered obese.
 
2013-11-20 08:11:10 AM
Shipping container.
Destination: Ethiopia.
 
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