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Old 17.07.2009, 11:10
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embarassing bodies

has anyone been watching "embarassing bodies" on C4? i can't bear to watch it as it is so graphic. for example last night they showed a lady who had flaps on her bum (don't ask) and they showed it on tv
last week we got an eyeful of what was basically a pelvic exam...
but i have friends who love to watch the program. i admit having the voyeuristic fascination with other people's yucky bits but sometimes i think it can just put you off your dinner...!
why would anyone agree to show their bum or other private parts on tv? especially when there is something freakishly wrong with it? (do these people get paid alot?)


warning : the vid talks about poop...
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Old 17.07.2009, 11:14
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I watched one episode last week where this woman had a HUGE vagina. Graphic indeed! It was disgusting to watch. They showed her private parts clearly. You could even see her uterus through her vagina.

I suppose it makes for interesting viewing, but definitely not during dinner. Same goes for Clean House ... can't believe people can live in such filth.
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Quality TV. Maybe that's why I don't watch any, seems that my remote cam installed in the neighbor's toilet bowl is saving my licensing fee charge from Billag.

There are going to be such choice options to add clichés to this thread, that I have no option other than to start. Channel 4 are literally scraping the bottom of the u-bend to fill their programs....
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Old 17.07.2009, 11:44
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I watched one episode last week where this woman had a HUGE vagina. Graphic indeed! It was disgusting to watch. They showed her private parts clearly. You could even see her uterus through her vagina.

I suppose it makes for interesting viewing, but definitely not during dinner. Same goes for Clean House ... can't believe people can live in such filth.
I lasted 5 minutes for that episode...
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Old 17.07.2009, 12:12
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Same goes for Clean House ... can't believe people can live in such filth.
yes, but "how clean is your house" is tolerable, infact it makes me feel good about the condition of my place...

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I lasted 5 minutes for that episode...
yep, i closed my eyes, then i thinked i quicky changed channels!
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yes, but "how clean is your house" is tolerable, infact it makes me feel good about the condition of my place...
I hear you, nice to compare my appt to the filthy places on the show but I still wouldn't advise watching it over dinner. Filthy toilet bowls & disgusting disease riddled kitchens put me off just as much as 'embarassing' genitalia !
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Old 19.07.2009, 12:23
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Re: embarassing bodies

[quote=swissotter;497892]yes, but "how clean is your house" is tolerable, infact it makes me feel good about the condition of my place...

I think it just makes me panic about anything I've missed that could potentially kill my family - germs...! I much prefer Perfect Housewife because you feel good about your nice clean home, AND you learn easier ways of keeping it that way
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it is hard to watch but interesting... like the guy with the rotting armpit...

amazing what stuff actually can happen to the human body.
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Old 19.07.2009, 12:39
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it is hard to watch but interesting... like the guy with the rotting armpit...

amazing what stuff actually can happen to the human body.

Eek! I am not even going to ask!
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it is hard to watch but interesting... like the guy with the rotting armpit...
never saw that episode but it sounds vile...
though i have to add i find smelly armpit syndrome is normally found on the person who is hanging onto the armband on the tube/train/tram standing closest to me
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Re: embarassing bodies

Have to confess I have a fascination with that Embarrassing Bodies series and, to be fair, before the programme and before the end of each ad break the announcer does say that there will be graphic scenes of nudity and intimate examination.

Found the guy with the acne-riddled scalp fascinating!
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Old 21.07.2009, 15:36
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Watched every episode and find it fascinating. I certainly wouldn't call the show "vile" or "disgusting" but then I am not easily shocked. Thats why they have the warning beforehand for the prudish and squeamish.
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never saw that episode but it sounds vile...
though i have to add i find smelly armpit syndrome is normally found on the person who is hanging onto the armband on the tube/train/tram standing closest to me
true you do get some smelly types in public transport, or when you just get a "wiff" of their smell when they walk past you.

Though this guy had two types of bacterial infection, that his doctor had put him on anti-biotics for six months for, though with no results.

For some reason it reminded me about this scene from Robocop (1)
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Old 21.07.2009, 16:18
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Re: embarassing bodies

that clip is fm robocop? i don't recall that scene...



still on the wonderful topic of underarms...i used to work with chemicals in fragrances and i kid you not, the below pic was what i had to do!




(fortunately the subjects were clean-ish & the deo we tested was strong...)
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Re: embarassing bodies

i also like the house show and must admit that i watch the nanny story also avidly - isn't it cruel that the tv producers have run out of any new ideas and have now turned the camera around - to US!!! i wonder what they will come up with next - our bodies, our child raising 'disability', our marraiges (wife swap), our houses...so, where do you think they'll go next? maybe they should show what really happens at school? or uni? or how your food gets to your table...fascinating stuff!!!
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Re: embarassing bodies

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Found the guy with the acne-riddled scalp fascinating!
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Watched every episode and find it fascinating. I certainly wouldn't call the show "vile" or "disgusting" but then I am not easily shocked. Thats why they have the warning beforehand for the prudish and squeamish.
I love the show! It is very educative and I believe it is one of the Best British show. I do like a lot what it is produce in the UK in term of educational shows. Same with Supersize vs Superskinny, and all the alike. They don't do just sensasionalism but put a lot of great informations, support and help in the shows.
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that clip is fm robocop? i don't recall that scene...

it is indeed, but wasn't in the USA version, just the uk version and the dvd's
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on again tonight, in about 10 minutes..

i'm a grand multi-tasker..
watching tv, ironing and surfing on here
(while eating an apple.. does that count too?)
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Re: embarassing bodies

I think it is a bit like the Car Crash mentality: you know that you shouldn't really look but that seems to make it more compelling.

Another series in a similar vein (pun intended) is 'Monsters Inside Me'. Don't look at link if you are squeamish!!!
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I think it is a bit like the Car Crash mentality: you know that you shouldn't really look but that seems to make it more compelling.

Another series in a similar vein (pun intended) is 'Monsters Inside Me'. Don't look at link if you are squeamish!!!
Another cool and informative show. Not car crash tv imo
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