My strange addiction to this show ...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I was going to write a post about how magical Christmas was and all of the holiday cheer that was radiating out of every pore of my body, but that’s going to have to wait because there is a lady on TV who is addicted to eating TOILET PAPER.

How can you focus on anything else in the room when there is a woman on TV unraveling rolls of toilet paper and shoving it into her mouth?

On Tonight’s premier of TLC’s My Strange Addiction, we meet Kesha. Kesha has been eating toilet paper since she was in 6th grade as a coping mechanism after moving away from her brother and mom. Kesha is now 34 years-old. She has been eating toilet paper for twenty-three years. No one’s called her out on this before then? Her family is just NOW starting to say, “Hmmm, Kesha, you probably shouldn’t be eating that ..."?

Her aunt said, “I used to notice Kesha always holding tissues behind her back, but she’d get mad if you tried to take them away from her.” Really? Come on, if I was really into sticking lit firecrackers down my pants but got mad at you every time you tried to take them away from me, does that mean you should just let me keep on doing it? Would you just throw your hands up and say, “Well, we tried ..."?

Kesha started discussing some of the negative consequences of eating toilet paper. She says that sometimes, if she eats too much (she averages half a roll a day), her stomach starts to hurt and …

… she has trouble going to the bathroom.

Is it just me, or is that hilariously ironic?

Kesha’s therapist just said that eating too much toilet paper will clog her intestines, causing them to back up and rupture. When she said that, I was literally shaking from laughing so hard. You mean eating too much TP can cause your intestines to clog and rupture like a ... septic tank?

The show is also featuring a woman who is addicted to sleeping with a blow dryer. When I first saw a commercial for this episode I was under the assumption that this woman just really liked her hair dryer and wanted to snuggle it with it out of love and gratitude for infusing her hair with luscious volume. I was thinking, “Okay, that’s somewhat odd, but I’m 25 years-old and asked for a Woody doll for Christmas this year. And you know, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” But, as it turns out, Lori is addicted to the lulling sound and the heat of the dryer because she SLEEPS WITH IT ON. She props the dryer next to her on the bed and has suffered severe burns because of it.

I would have bought home girl a space heater a looooooooooooooooong time ago and nipped this problem in the bud.

It takes a brave person to come on national television and admit that they sleep with appliances or eat fanny-cleaning linens. For that, Strange Addiction, I salute you.

Okay, wait … Now Lori is writing a goodbye letter to her blow dryer.

Everyone wins.


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  1. YES!!! I wanted to watched this show so bad but totally forgot it was on last night! Thanks for the review!!!!!

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