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Editor's note: Please don't call the Indy, OK?
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At the risk of joining this circus, I post this:
TLC is known widely as the dumping ground for all things weird and exploited, thanks to the likes of Jon and Kate and other parenting disasters framed into TV shows. Now it will come closer to home with My Strange Addiction, which chronicles people with strange and specific addictions.
Sunday's season finale will feature a woman from Colorado Springs named Carrie, whose addiction is drinking her own urine. She ingests just about everything she passes, she says. Carrie will drink it by glass, drink it via her nose with a neti pot, drink it through her eyes with an eye cup and rub her week-old urine on her skin.
For once, Colorado Springs wasn't a sticking point on Gawker's post about the show, probably because the story is weird enough in itself.
Regardless, hopefully Carrie can get the help she needs.