Getting to the heart of why I continue to be riveted by TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” (I know I said I would take a break after the dirty diaper sucker, but I just can’t!), it makes me ask questions I otherwise would never think to wonder about.
And I do have many questions after seeing the latest episode featuring 48-year-old Cat, a woman who is in a relationship with a plastic doll named Volo.
“He’s my best friend, he’s my soul mate. Some people meditate, some people take Xanax, I have Volo,” explains Cat. A very bold assertion indeed. Keep reading »
Pee drinker? Whatever. TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” can pack it up and go home after last night’s episode featuring Keyshia, a woman who is addicted to smelling and chewing on DIRTY diapers. I mean, at least the lady who drank pee was drinking her own pee. Twenty-two-year-old Keyshia is sneaking into her friend Kim’s house at all hours of the day and night and pilfering pee-soaked diapers off her babies’ bodies.
“It’s very annoying because she doesn’t care what time it is,” Kim says. “She’ll wake my baby up to take the diaper that’s on the baby.” Keep reading »
Let’s play a game of “My Strange Addiction” Would You Rather. You go first. Would you rather drink blood or drink pee? You have to pick one, “neither” is not an option.
While you think about your answer, let’s take a moment to remember Carrie from last season, the woman who had been drinking her own urine — as well as using it to bathe, moisturize, and brush her teeth — for four years because she believed it helped send her cancer into remission. So, that’s your first choice.
Now, I’ll tell you about Michelle, the blood drinker who will be appearing on the March 20th episode. Just to clarify, she does not want to categorize herself as a vampire, she is simply someone who enjoys blood quite a lot. Keep reading »
There’s a love of natural medicine … and then there are the people who are so into natural medicine that they end up on TLC’s “My Strange Addiction.” Margaret, 53, is one of the latter. She’s been treating her arthritis with fresh-from-the-honeycomb honey bees, which she forces to sting her by holding them against her skin with giant tweezers. And she does this 15 TIMES A DAY. (I don’t think there’s anything I do 15 times a day, not even think about Clive Owen naked.) Margaret’s favorite places to sting herself are on her forehead, tip of her nose, finger, ankle, elbows and hip. She also insists 10 stings “makes sex great” although she didn’t divulge 10 stings where. Even with all this great sex and honey on tap, Margaret’s husband JD is not really sure about this stinging stuff. “At this point now, with 15 stings a day, that’s when I’ve started to get really concerned about this,” JD told “My Strange Addiction.” Hopefully these two can work through their differences and Margaret doesn’t tell her man to buzz off. Oh, I am so punny! [Daily Mail UK]
Yesterday, I had dim sum and was feeling adventurous so I ordered chicken feet just because I was curious. Not exaggerating, one bite and I gagged. They were so gummy and gelatinous, I wanted to die. I felt nauseous for most of the day and into this morning. Sometimes, when I am disgusted by something, I try to find something that is even more disgusting to distract me. I found something! An upcoming episode of “My Strange Addiction” will feature a woman addicted to eating cat hair. Keep reading »
TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” is everything I could have longed for in a show and more. I am like a kid in a candy store grappling with toilet paper consumers, rock eaters, compulsive nail growers, and even pee drinkers. OK, so the pee drinking episode was really hard to watch. But most of the others … absolutely compelling. So many odd obsessions, so little time. What are the chances they’ll start airing the show ’round the clock? Maybe they could feature Scarlett Johansson next season. Now that she’s off her strict “Avengers” diet, she’s going buck wild … with buffalo wings. “Oh my good [I am obsessed] with buffalo chicken wings, I am addicted to them … You will have to roll me down the red carpet next time you see me … I can’t stop eating them, I just can’t get enough.” That sounds like the makings of a great “My Strange Addiction” episode. I’m picturing ScarJo making covert excursions to sports bars and eating her wings secretly in the parking lot. Keep on clicking to see other celebs’ strange addictions. [Celebitchy]
Whoa, we’re getting down to brass tacks here. In one corner, we have Noted Cro-Mag and All Around Conservative H.R. Puff-N-Stuff Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh’s been blathering over the airwaves for years, spewing his particular brand of toxic anti-lady crap. It’s Rush’s completely bombastic misogynistic drivel that’s taken him all the way from the Sweet 16 of our Real March Madness competition down to the Final Four. And what with the drama of Slut/Whoregate 2012, it’s really been a banner year for Ol’ Rush. Even so, does Rush have the stuff to take on what might be one of our most bonafide wackadoodle entries in the competition? I’m talking about Carrie, the cancer-stricken woman who appeared on “My Strange Addiction” to detail how she drinks her own pee in order to stave off the disease. There’s being a jerk and then there’s being absolutely off-the-rails delusional. So, you tell us — which is crazier? Vote now!
In Round One of our Real March Madness, Carrie, the cancer-stricken woman who treated her illness with medically-unproven “urine therapy,” won the “Strange Addiction” matchup, while Courtney Stodden trounced Courtney Love in the battle of the Crazy Courtneys. Now the pair face off in Round Two. If they have anything in common, besides being nutso, I’d say it’s that both are extremely devoted to their crazy choices in life — Carrie stands by her decision to ingest urine through every bodily orifice, while Courtney Stodden married way, way older Doug Hutchison and hasn’t looked back. So who wins this battle? Vote!
Who's The Craziest: Carrie The Pee-Drinker From "My Strange Addiction" Or Teen Bride Courtney Stodden?
- Carrie, the urine therapy enthusiast from "My Strange Addiction"! 'Nuff said. (52%, 441 Votes)
- Crazy is Courtney Stodden's middle name! (48%, 403 Votes)
Total Voters: 844
First, there is Ayanna, who is addicted to growing out her toenails. She looooooves her toenails so much, and has gotten them to crazy lengths. Beyond crazy lengths. But the kicker? Her toenails are only part of the problem. She’s got redonkulously long fingernails, too, that cascade down and curl around. How does this woman get anything done? And then there’s Carrie, a cancer-stricken woman who believes that drinking her own urine — and bathing in it, and using it as a beauty treatment, and brushing her teeth with it — is the key to curing her disease. Both were featured on “My Strange Addiction,” and both had, we’ll say, “problems.” So which is the stranger strange addiction?
Which Is The Crazier Strange Addiction?
- Carrie's urine therapy is crazy gross. (88%, 506 Votes)
- Ayanna's extra long toenails cross the crazy line! (12%, 70 Votes)
Total Voters: 576
I gotta be honest: the season finale of “My Strange Addiction” may be going too far. Over the course of the show, I’ve been weirdly fascinated by the various detergent eaters, tanning addicts, and nail talon enthusiasts, but a cancer-stricken woman who drinks and bathes in her own urine? No. Just no. Carrie, 53, has been drinking her own urine — as well as using it to bathe, moisturize, and brush her teeth — for four years because she believes it has helped send her cancer into remission. There is, however, no medical proof of this, as Carrie has not seen a doctor in six years. Obviously, many of the people featured on “My Strange Addiction” are contending with mental health issues, but Carrie’s seem extreme and this episode comes across as particularly exploitative. I hope she has since sought help from professionals. And I hope to never hear the term “aged urine” again. [TMZ]