First, I need to either thank or shame my husband, who watches a lot of TV with me that I don't think is really aimed at the white straight male demographic. In the last few days he has watched "Season 25" (the reality show about the last season of the Oprah Winfrey Show), "RuPaul's Drag Race" and, most damningly, "Toddlers and Tiaras" with me (although we both agree that of those shows, they weren't as cringeworthy as the first 15 minutes or so of the last episode of "Saturday Night Live."). At least now Steve knows who Eden Wood is.
While we were finishing the latest episode of "T&T" (it was a good episode in that all the little girls seemed to enjoy doing pageants and weren't horrible monsters nor were their mothers), we saw a commercial for "My Strange Addiction," this one about a lady who likes to eat ceramic pottery and cigarette ash. Other episodes have focused on a lady who sleeps with her blow dryer on in bed with her, eating toilet paper, eating household cleaner and eating couch cushions. Some of these "addictions" seem more like unusual hobbies, like bodybuilding or ventriloquism and some seem like actual OCD (like hair-pulling) or sexual proclivities (like a furry or a guy with a Real Doll), but Steve posited that some of the stranger ones, the non-food-eaters, are just people who made up some weird habit in order to get on a TV show. I think the only way to find out is to make him start eating something weird, like maybe the cat litter (from the bag of course) or perhaps flash drives and see what happens.
That's all I got but if you want to talk more about dumb TV, here's my writeup on the last audition ep of "Idol."