Fair warning: there is a picture at the end of this post that is pretty disgusting. I have placed some distance between the text and the picture so you may avoid it at your own discretion.
Though the freak show is only a shadow of its former glory, we still have an entire industry dedicated to exploiting oddities for entertainment. Okay, “exploiting” is probably a strong word, because I believe these people know what they’ve signed up for and have, in some way or another, been compensated for their trouble. See: your hoarders, the strange addicts and the obsessed. Continue reading