TLC The Man With No Face is a Tough One to Watch
DUDE! Seriously. What in the living hell is going on over at TLC and Discovery. Listen. I enjoy the arguing guys on American Chopper, I enjoy the deep voice guy over at Dirty Jobs, I like the funny stuff over at Mythbusters. Hell, I even watched the first season of Deadliest Catch because for years I was sure that THIS would be the year I would head off to Alaska and make a bunch of money working on a fishing boat of some kind (still hasn’t happened and this year I’m 40! So….)
But for the last few weeks TLC has been freaking me out! If you saw my Half Tree Half Man piece then you know that show didn’t just feature one guy, but it was a whole group of people. So that made their story all the weirder and heartbreaking. But TONIGHT they’re going to air My Shocking Story The Man With No Face with a guy who has SEVERE facial disfigurement and I’ve seen him before on other shows, but when you put him in the context of this series-you just see this parade of oddities being pulled before the public for “enlightening” purposes. But it’s beginning to take on an exploitative feel as far as I’m concerned. (And yes, I’m aware that by now writing about it for MY site I’m not much better).
But just like Dede, the Indonesia Tree man, there are complications. 1) The tumors in his face can’t just be cut off because of the blood vessels inside. And 2) are you ready for this one? Jose, this No Face guy, is a Jehovah’s Witness so doesn’t want to receive a blood transfusion if they do operate on him. In the old days people used to be stuck with their disfiguring conditions too, have you ever seen the Mutter Museum Calendars? They are FULL of odd human remains. Check them out
Visit the one from 2009
Visit the one from 2010
Visit the one from 2011
Sadly, his mother had a terrible impact on him.
This other guy Mark tries to share his experience, and then he talked to the doctors…
ANNNNYYWAYYY. Look, you found this site, but what you really need is more information. So let me point you in the right direction. The first thing you should know is the Discovery channel and TLC are all hooked up, but even more than that; Discovery USA is all hooked up with Discovery UK. So things seem to be airing over there either before or after things air over here. And that also affects the websites. So let me point you to this website for more info and more pictures. And let me point you at this web search to find more websites (and I’m not saying one word about downloading). Just do me the favor of bookmarking me or looking at my silly shirts. Thanks.