Sick Sick Sick

Parry, pre-purge.
Parry, pre-purge.

You’ve got to admire the sheer gall, if you’ll excuse the pun. After Bruce Parry’s Amazon was accoladed to the skies last week, it seemed like the smiley ex-Marine could do no wrong. He’d come up with a perfect bit of telly, thrilling, moving and thoughtful.
So how does he follow up last weeks masterful episode? By spending most of it throwing up, noisily and on camera. I had to turn the show off after half an hour, especially as I was becoming uncomfortably reminded of the bout of food poisoning I’d suffered over the weekend.
Shame, really. I was quite looking forward to seeing Bruce in a dress, which had been promised in the trails. Actually, thinking about it, that might have brought on my own Achuar purging ritual.
You do have to wonder about a tribe that thinks it’s natural and healthy to throw up copiously every single morning. It seems like officially santioned bulimia to me. It was certainly clear that the regime wasn’t doing Bruce any favours. I’m really in no place to comment on the rights and wrongs of other cultures, but I don’t think that’s something I’ll be trying any time soon. It’d ruin the taste of my morning coffee, for one thing.
I wonder how long it’ll take an Internet scamp to edit out everything but the puking and put the unexpurgated highlights up on YouTube? End of the day?

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Writer. Film-maker. Cartoonist. Cook. Lover.

One thought on “Sick Sick Sick”

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that has a thing about vomit! We too watched the clean-shaven Parry, Chris with a permenantly wrinkled nose and me behind a cushion, and we think he is very brave but I couldn’t get the wretching sounds and the litres of vomit splashing (like only vomit does) out of my head, (no amount of the god-awful paul & harry with their imbecilaties made light of it in my memory), the bit in the dress was slightly amusing, the gushing will stay with me a while!

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