Sixty-two-year-old Julius has had a fascination with balloons since he was four. At some point, it turned sexual, which distinguishes him from the other more childlike inflatable enthusiasts we've seen on reality TV in recent months. During Julius' segments on (what else) last night's My Strange Addiction, he didn't get too specific about what goes down (and got agitated when pressed, and in the process became that much more of a character — I was waiting for steam to erupt from his ears at any moment), but he did say, "I'll take a 12-inch, and I'll inflate it to 11-inch. That way it can take a lot of abuse." So maybe it's better that he didn't get much more specific than that.
In the least warmly received coming out this show has ever seen, Julius' good friend asked if his wife gets jealous. Of balloons. That's where his life is. Julius said his wife didn't think much of it, however, she refused to participate in the filming of the show. That's shade.
Here's a fun game: Squint your eyes and pretend that this is Paul Giamatti playing a character.
The other person profiled was a real hoot: 40-year-old Natasha eats about a jar's worth of clay facial mask powder a day. As usual, her opening description of her "addiction" sounded like an ode: