Friday, 5 March 2010

Embarrassing TV

I nearly didnt get round to posting anything today.
i've been off work and decided to visit my parents in the afternoon.

I just got back, had something to eat and sat in front of the TV, only to be confronted with one of the most horrendous shows on TV.
Channel 4. 9pm Fridays. Embarrassing Bodies.
It's like car crash TV. You can't believe what your watching, but at the same time can't turn over.
As i type this a man is being examined in the arse area (very graphically) and has been told he isn't wiping his bum properly.
Then we move onto a group of people standing in a town center shopping precinct demonstrating how they wipe whilst sitting on the toilet before being given advice on how to do it properly.

British TV is the best in the world.....?
I find myself thinking this a lot and have decided i must post more video of TV i see that makes me go.. WOT !!!
Tomorrow night i am having Daniel round to my place, we intend going out around Town.
I haven't had sex with another person for what seems like forever. Anyone flashes their eyes at me tomorrow is gunna get it.
:-)

16 comments:

Alec Lindsay said...

to be honest babe I just can't watch 'embarassing bodies'. I mean why would you do it? If you can't wipe your arse properly then find out how to do it and then go and do it somewhere private. I'm eating my sausages here! I don't have strong ideas about what tv is for, but those tv executives are twisted fucks. What comes after crash tv? Oh, and happy evening on the town!

naturgesetz said...

And have you been wiping "properly?" LOL

I think we should all have bidets. My brother in Tokyo has them in his toilets, and when I got my gastroenteritis there in January, they were the only thing that kept me from having to rub myself raw. A nice rinse with a gentle stream of warm water, then a very gentle wipe with the paper. That's much more civilized than paper alone.

vilges suola said...

TV makes me wince. You get the impression that the British just don't know how to live - can't cook, can't clean their houses, can't handle money, can't raise their kids, and now can't even wipe their arses properly without some 'expert' to show them how it's done. I don't watch anything apart from the news these days, it's just too demoralising.

Allen said...

are you kidding. That is just crazy.

Alec Lindsay said...

I don't think that just because some guy makes a tv programme about wiping your arse/cleaning your house/raising children that means the British can't do those things. Some can, some can't. Same as ever! And people will watch crap, same as ever!

Rex said...

Amazing

Jason Shaw said...

Eiiks I hate that show, it's too errm yucky for me. It makes me cringe and squirm inside. It's like that messy house one, with those two old birds, just revolts me.

Brit TV is wonderful.

Have a good week.

vilges suola said...

@Alec, I didn't mean the Brits literally cannot wipe their bums. I'm just puzzled by the popularity of shows like How Clean is your House, You are What you Eat, Embarrassing Bodies, Supernanny and so on that all involve some usually female expert taking over the life of an incompetent who, after a bit of ritual humiliation and a few tears, undergoes a transformation. I mean, what do people see in it, and why?

Rex said...

So true. These reality shows are spinning out of control...

Alec Lindsay said...

@vilges suola Explain the pillory. Why did people turn up watch the poor oppressed guy being even further humiliated? I can't explain it but its gotta be there in us somewhere. My point was none of this is new and isn't evidence of any sort of decline, just of what we are, and have always been, like.

vilges suola said...

@Alec - Well, the pillory was supposed to be a deterrent to those inclined to slander or perjury or otherwise pissing off the authorities... Not sure what Gillian McKeith's function is supposed to be, but she must be a deterrent to something: erections, maybe.

These 'humiliate you to improve you' programmes are a relatively new genre - I certainly don't remember anything comparable back in the 80s which was the last time I watched telly in England.

Alec Lindsay said...

The programmes may be new but the impulse isn't. Ritual humiliation to improve you is part, for instance, of many religions. Don't get me wrong I'm not advocating it, just saying it's there in our psyches and our various cultures. Personally I think it's an aspect of us that I would be happy to see eradicated but I'm not optimistic. I gotta get back to my cooking. Love Alec
p.s. Where's Mambam in all this? He started the thing!

Mambam said...

Whilst you lot were have an argument about british telly Mambam was out getting pissed and looking for sex LOL

Sadly i didn't get the sex, but i did manage to down a few.

My opinion on the subject will come later when i edit more telly stuff to upload

vilges suola said...

Hmmm - I think there's a difference between religious humbling of oneself and allowing oneself to be publicly humiliated on the telly. I wasn't in England during the national Weep-In and softening-of-the-head that followed Princess Diana's death, but that seems to have set a vogue for teary confession: everybody on these programmes has a little weep at some point and gets a hug from the presenter.

Word verification 'nessed' 'Went out and got completely ......'

Alec Lindsay said...
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Alec Lindsay said...

I think the need to abase oneself and then receive absolution has exactly the same motivation whether in a religious context or on tv. I agree about the Diana thing. How such a self-serving stupid cow became the saint for our time is a tribute to the gullibility of the world.