13 Things Worth Knowing About Nintendo. Oliver. By Christopher de Vinck I grew up in the house where my brother was on his back in his bed for thirty-two years, in the same corner of his room, under the same window, beside the same yellow walls. He was blind, mute. His legs were twisted. He didn't have the strength to lift his head or the intelligences to learn anything. Oliver was born with severe brain damage which left him and his body in a permanent state of helplessness. Mind = Blown. Premium Funny: Shakespeare Insult Kit - StumbleUpon. Learn Something Everyday Part 4 - pete.com - StumbleUpon.