For those of you who haven’t yet been lured to P-town’s Facebook community, you may not know there is a dirty, little secret over on pseudo-Mulberry Street, but I’m about to blow that shit wide open. Monday night is Misery Night; a whole group of Pajiba residents gather together to watch A & E’s “Hoarders” and “Intervention.” I tried it a couple of times myself, but it was so damned horrifying and depressing that after sobbing my eyes out over the second or third addict, I ran away. I can get miserable enough all by myself without having to watch a television show. But you know Pajibans, they make the best of any situation and I admit to spying on their shenanigans, snacking and sarcasm every now and then.
TLC has its own version of Misery Night going (seemingly on any given night), what with “19 Kids and Counting”, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” (really?). While I have had absolutely no desire to watch any of the aforementioned abominations, there’s something oddly enticing about the “My Strange Addiction” promos. It’s like the proverbial accident that causes a two-hour back up on I-95; as you finally approach the scene you tell yourself you aren’t going to look but human nature overrides common sense. Yes Virginia, there are people who sleep with hair dryers, eat toilet paper and detergent and are obsessed with tanning or thumb sucking.
Here is the delightful preview:
…and you can watch more in-depth videos of toilet paper eating lady and blow dryer lady here.
“My Strange Addiction” premieres on TLC, Wednesday, December 29th at 9 p.m. And if you haven’t already, join P-town, where odd proclivities are welcomed.