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07-08-2009, 07:46 PM
Featuring a man eating a placenta!

Oh god... it was the sickest thing I've seen in my life. I have worked in law enforcement for several years and seen plenty of corpses, decomposed bodies, and other nasty forms of life. BUT a placenta??? Oh man... now THAT was gross.puke.

07-08-2009, 07:48 PM
what.... do.... you.... mean....

He ate a placenta? Raw? Cooked? *puke*

07-08-2009, 07:49 PM
Raw... out of a bucket! with a SPOON

07-08-2009, 07:55 PM
I saw that too! I was gagging!

07-08-2009, 08:15 PM
Ugh. It's the "reality show" mentality. I remember reading tons of sci fi as a kid about reality television gone amok (remember Running Man?), and never for a minute thought that life would imitate art to the degree that it has.

07-08-2009, 08:23 PM
I've heard of people cooking and eating placenta, but never raw. That's just wrong. :P

07-08-2009, 08:26 PM
And he was doing this because......why?

07-08-2009, 08:32 PM
And he was doing this because......why?

My thought exactly.... ?

07-08-2009, 08:50 PM

07-08-2009, 08:53 PM
Absolutley discusting. Just wrong!

07-08-2009, 09:09 PM
I have heard of this before as a remedy for post-partum depression in some cultures (like the link explains) - but I've never heard of anyone, in any culture eating a placenta that wasn't their own.

I don't understand why a man would do this.

07-08-2009, 10:57 PM
And he was doing this because......why?

Ratings, I would suppose, although I can't think of many things that would make me change the channel quicker. "The Doctors" is produced (or created, or whatever) by Dr. Phil's son and it seems to be heading the way Dr. Phil's show is; that is, they are starting to resemble the Jerry Springer show more and more. Gross.

07-09-2009, 02:12 AM
I watched this episode today as well. They were talking about various myths that they've covered on their show before. They were giving updates. They also talked about colonics, ear coning, the Raw Food Diet, etc.

07-09-2009, 01:25 PM,8599,1908194,00.html
Tom Cruise, yeah. He WOULD

Well, one part of me says don't knock it till you've tried it. Another ::ducks and runs::
Full disclosure: I have no cultural excuse for sticking up for placenta-ophagy and it's too late for me to ever produce any placenta, so unless I fall in with the wrong crunchy crowd I'll probably never get to try it

ETA 07.12: Now that I think of it, I wonder if that Cruise one is real or just a parody? After he was putting on that "I AM THE GREAT AND ALL-KNOWING AUTHORITY ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND YOU'RE NOT :snooty::soap:" schtick vis-a-vis Brooke Shields' post-partum depression treatment I wouldn't have put it past him to recommend placenta chow, but maybe there are some things that are too niche, too grody or both for even him?