Some people may be more sensitive than others when it comes to eating and watching upsetting or disgusting programs.
I recall having to watch some program about World War II (I think it was "The World at War") while we were having Sunday dinner once as a child, and
when they showed people ignited by flame-throwers I lost my appetite.
As a teen I recall ruining a pizza party when I showed everyone the video of "Superstition".
Then came college male-orientated shows like "Jackass" or "Dirty Sanchez", with a lot of sheer grossness, or people eating bugs on "Survivor".
And who can forget "You are what you eat", which was OK for some moments ... until people had their poo examined?
Man that was nasty.
Currently I know the leftovers or popcorn can stay in the refrigerator or cupboard when "Honey Boo Boo" or "Embarrassing Bodies" comes on.
"Honey Boo Boo" has a lot of farting and distasteful behavior, and the adults look like fair warning of the wages of eating or drinking too much.
"Embarrassing Bodies" is a British show (I shudder to think of the day it goes to the US) that purports to enlighten viewers on medical problems.
Within that framework the show gets away with the shock value of showing surgeries, and intimate parts of the British anatomy that should never be
shown in public.
In that sense it's a bit like porn, just the effect is completely the reverse.
I sometimes wonder about the people who actually go on this show, and how they must feel showing everyone their hemorrhoids?
Is it polite to congratulate friends who have been on the program?
Congratulations for showing us your orifice on TV?
No, that's all gross man. Yuck!
Doctors and surgeons get paid enough to look at that stuff clinically and objectively.
But on a positive note, it does stop the snacking, and a long run of a whole series of "Embarrassing Bodies" and "Honey Boo Boo" could lead to a loss
of 3 kilos within two days guaranteed.
Is there any movie or TV show that could stop you from snacking?
edit on 10-1-2014 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)