Six Strange Addictions We're Waiting to See on TV
TLC's My Strange Addiction - a place where you can be as freaky as you want.
Not that we can judge -- it's hard to look away from one of television's largest and most fascinating train wrecks that only supports a public, wide-sweeping lack of shame. (Check out the the guy who's in love with his doll or the woman who eats the insides of couch cushions -- both perfectly willing to share on national television -- if you're in doubt.)
1. Match Eaters
Cautopyreiophagia is the long-winded name for people who ingest the heads of matches, because they crave phosphorus or phosphorus sesquisulfide, the active ingredients that ignite with friction. It's understandable to enjoy the smell, but eating it? Interesting ...
2. Extreme pet lovers
We've all seen them... people who appear to care more about their pets than they do other human beings. How far can someone go for his or her pet? This is the opposite of animal hoarders (which TLC also has covered).
3. Plastic Surgery
E!'s Bridalplasty just ended and basic cable needs more men and women who inject, fill, remove, tuck, stretch, and implant things on their bodies. This addiction does not come cheap, and it's always eye-opening to see how a normal person can aspire to such ridiculous appearances.
4. Never Nudes
No, Arrested Development's Tobias Fünke is not the only one rocking cut-off denim shorts under his clothing at all times. Gymnophobia, the fear of being naked, is real and would be really entertaining to see in action.
5. Foot Fetishism
It seems pretty prevalent but not discussed nearly enough. Toe rings and ankle bracelets would be seen in an interesting light.
6. Carpet Eaters
No, not that kind of carpet. We're talking about people who actually eat what they walk on, be it squares, shag or Stainmaster. Babies do it, dogs do it, so why not? If there is someone who eats the inside of couch cushions, why not eat the rest of a living room?
No matter what you do, keep up the good work TLC. It is comforting to see your shows and be able to say,"Well at least I'm not that crazy."
My Strange Addiction is on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC.
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