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TMI TV: We don't need to know how much your scrotum weighs

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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TMI TV: We don't need to know how much your scrotum weighs

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Image: The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum
TLC

Just consider it — 132 pounds. It's roughly the weight of four cinder blocks, three border collies or one newborn giraffe. Heck, it's even the weight of some fully grown humans.

It's also exactly how much an adult man's scrotum weighs — not on average, just in the case of one particular man.

That tidbit might have remained unknown to most people if it weren't for TLC's upcoming special, "The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum." The title says it all. In fact, some might think it says too much.

Welcome to television's new Golden Age. There are more channels than ever before and more quality programming than most watchers have time to take in. But not everything in the prime-time lineup can be a "Breaking Bad," a "Game of Thrones" or a "Downton Abbey." And that's a good thing.

Variety is part of what makes the current state of the small screen so satisfying. Want a well-written, hard-hitting drama? You can find it. Want a laugh-a-minute comedy? No problem. Want thrilling movies? Educational fare? Exciting reality competitions? It's all there.

Want a show with a sideshow-worthy title that focuses on one man's enormous scrotum? Evidently, you can see that too. But does anyone really want to?

Some things constitute too much information, and genital weight (or dimension or just about any other descriptor) would normally fall into that category. It's the sort of thing that polite society prefers to keep between the person who possesses the part in question and his partner, family, doctor and in the case of the "Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum," almost certainly his tailor. The rest of us? We don't really need to know.

But the fact is some viewers want to know all the same. The upcoming scrotum-centric TLC special may be new, but the idea behind it isn't. Long before the "Man With the …" — oh, you know — other TMI TV specials had people tuning in.

There have been documentary specials on "The Woman With Giant Legs" and the "Half-Ton Teen" (as well as the "Half-Ton Man," the "Half-Ton Killer," etc.). Shocker-filled series, such as TLC's "Strange Sex" and "My Strange Addiction" have introduced audiences to a woman with 85-pound breasts (who sports a 102ZZZ bra) and another woman whose claim to fame is her 15-inch long toenails.

As long as there's an audience for unusual medical maladies, extreme reveals or even just random jaw-droppers, it's seems a safe bet that — like it or not — these out-of-the-ordinary TV tales will continue.

As for those who don't think the latest special is too much information at all — or for those who think it is, but they'd like to take a looksee anyway — TODAY.com has an exclusive sneak peak from "The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum." It features the man himself, Wesley Warren, who suffers from a condition known as scrotal lymphedema. But be forewarned before pressing play: The clip is as candid as the show's title and features scenes with the blurred-but-visible body part.

If you're part of the "don't need to know crowd," don't watch. If you're one of the curious, check it out — and if you're still intrigued, you can catch the show when it airs Monday at 9 p.m. on TLC.

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romalove
by Roma on Aug. 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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A hundred years ago, there were circuses and fairs with sideshows filled with freaks, some real and some invented.  People would line up to see the Bearded Woman or the Dog Faced Boy.

This is just that in the electronic age.  A modern sideshow.

PestPatti
by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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  I don't need to watch that on TV.  There is a man at the local Walmart who has an extremely large something hanging in the front of him.  I have only seen him from behind.  

 

romalove
by Roma on Aug. 18, 2013 at 11:10 AM


Quoting PestPatti:


  I don't need to watch that on TV.  There is a man at the local Walmart who has an extremely large something hanging in the front of him.  I have only seen him from behind.  

 

That alone would steer me away from shopping at Walmart LOL.

maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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ahhh....so very true

Quoting romalove:

A hundred years ago, there were circuses and fairs with sideshows filled with freaks, some real and some invented.  People would line up to see the Bearded Woman or the Dog Faced Boy.

This is just that in the electronic age.  A modern sideshow.


Idntreallycare
by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM

It's TLC, they are clearly misnamed.... The Learning Channel has become a place for shitty reality TV

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM

If it's an indication of other things, maybe we do need to know. It should be part of the online dating profile page.

SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Aug. 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Works for me.. I find the male Genitals interesting and sometimes very beautiful.. Now is that weight before or after piercings lol

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Aug. 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Why not, OP? 

After all, you like to post on such things as men f*cking horses and other prurient crap on the regular.

Once again, it ain't news. Go start a tabloid "news" group.

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