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    Hoarders

    So - I'm flipping channels and run across "Hoarders" on A&E.

    HO-LEE SHIT

    These people need to be

    1. Tasered every time they buy something

    2. Beaten on a per-minute basis until they clean up their goddamn pigsty

    3. Kicked out of their houses and forced to live in a coffin hotel for a year

    4. A punch in the mouth, just for good measure

    Some quotes from some of these dopes:

    "Cabbage is very forgiving - if the outside rots, you can clean it up and the inside is still good."

    "What's gonna go wrong with sour cream - its gonna go sour?"

    "I sometimes use duct tape to close the freezer door when it is a bit full."

    "This is our hallway slash laundry basket slash carpet."

    "We frequently wash sheets because we eat in the bedroom. How many? All five of us. How do you all end up eating on the bed?!?!?! That's the easiest place."

    "The smell is the first thing that hits you..."

    "It was a very good pumpkin... When it was fresh."

    The professional organizer they brought in to the one place looked like she was ready to throw up.

    Don't get me wrong - our house has been messy at times, but it is usually a matter of throwing the laundry in the washer, throwing the kids' toys into their toyboxes and clearing the pile of mail off of the counter top. It doesn't involve dumpsters, shovels, an entire cleaning crew, and 10,000 trash bags.
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    It's a pretty weird little psychological problem, but usually harmless (except in the case of animal hoarding and related things) so people rarely get the help they need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneLigon View Post
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    It's a pretty weird little psychological problem, but usually harmless (except in the case of animal hoarding and related things) so people rarely get the help they need.
    "Psychological problem?" These people are a fucking mess. What these people need is to be chained up while people go through and throw out just about everything in the place. Cure them using the 'ole clockwork orange method...

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    Beatings and electroshock are a pretty good treatment plan for just about any mental illness.
    Save time and see it my way.

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    The worse so far is the current episode - with the 21-yr old homo hoarder. He's the stereotypical super-whiney emo homo. Enough with the waterworks already.

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    So if you don't like the show, why do you watch it? I find this psychological issue more interesting than the hoarding issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyxox View Post
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    So if you don't like the show, why do you watch it? I find this psychological issue more interesting than the hoarding issue.
    'Cause it's a train wreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
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    'Cause it's a train wreck.
    That's what I figured.

    Reality entertainment from reality drama shows like Hoarders to reality journalism like cable news depends upon the "train wreck gawker" factor.

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    My wife watches this show regularly. Words fail me on just how fucked most of these people are. There have been a few epsidoes (like the gal that hoarded food and literally had mountain of rotting shit all over her house) that made me gag a few times, and I have a high tolerance for crap like that.
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    And my wife thinks I have a problem.

    I remember seeing a story on one of those 60 minutes type shows about this woman who literally would fill every available space in her apartment with whatever crap she came across. At one point, she agreed to have everything cleared out.
    Within a few months she had filled the place up again completely with a new set of crap.

    I've been called a packrat, but I don't come anywhere near to approaching this level of hoarding.
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    Everyone in my wife's family is pretty sure her step-grandpa is a hoarder, but not quite as severe as some of the folks on TV. Their house is still livable. However, they do have 3 refrigerators (for two people) and 2 rooms, a basement and a garage that are packed to the brim with stuff. Unlike some of those people on TV their stuff is packed up semi-orderly and not just strewn about.

    It's a weird disorder tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWD View Post
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    Beatings and electroshock are a pretty good treatment plan for just about any mental illness.
    And if that doesn't work, there's always a lobotomy, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3catcircus View Post
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    The worse so far is the current episode - with the 21-yr old homo hoarder. He's the stereotypical super-whiney emo homo. Enough with the waterworks already.
    Where does he keep all the homos that he hoards?
    ---In real life, vampires only sparkle when they're on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodore Bear View Post
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    Where does he keep all the homos that he hoards?
    Where do you think?
    The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pariah View Post
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    Where do you think?
    In the freezer?
    ---In real life, vampires only sparkle when they're on fire.

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