WHITE LAKE, MI - (The Daily Bull) Insiders from
CBS have revealed the real reason behind the accident that caused
Michael Skupin, 38, to be airlifted off the set of Survivor II:
The Australian Outback. After eighteen days of starving on a
diet of rice, chicken and fish, it appears that Skupin attempted
to eat the fire.
|Michael Skupin: Fire-eater
"All of North America has come to know Mike for his voracious
appetite and bloodlust," said the insider, speaking on the condition
of anonymity. "The first thing that he did when he got to Australia
was brag about how many crocodiles he was going to kill by breaking
their necks with his bare hands. I think it must have been some kind
of karma thing that caused those hands to be burned."
Several episodes of Survivor have depicted Skupin sharpening
sticks or tying the tribe's only knife to the end of a staff in attempts
to fashion crude spears. Others show him remaining motionless in
a canoe, waiting for the right size crocodile to swim by.
"He was always trying to get the attention of the cameramen
by saying stuff like 'Check this out! A snare!' or 'Quick! I've got
nothing by my warpaint on!' It really started to wear on them after
a while. If they wanted to look at a bare, painted ass, then they
could look at their own, you know? That was their excuse for not
filming any of it," added another CBS executive.
|Skupin, wearing warpaint,
contemplates eating the whole fish.
Skupin is also noted for his ability to eat anything, relishing
the Immunity Challenge in Episode 2 where the participants were forced
to eat "bush tucker," including mangrove worms, crickets
and cow brains. One cameraman noted that Skupin hung around after
the challenge was finished to see if there were any extras.
All indications point to the fact that Skupin started to regress
into a feral state-of-mind while in the Outback. "He would sit
up at night and just stare off into the distance, like he was trying
to communicate with with Nature," stated Kimmi Kappenberg, 28,
at a recent press conference. "Then he would just look at me
with this wild look in his eyes and say something weird like 'urine
is sterile... you can drink it' and then just start staring again.
I've seen Apocalypse Now and it wasn't nearly as fucked up
as he was out there."
Skupin's killing of a wild pig sparked controversy around the world
when it was rumored that he screamed, "Die piggy! Die!" as
he delivered the killing blows that put pork on Tribe Kucha's proverbial
plate. Animal rights activists picketed outside CBS headquarters
until executives assured the public that Skupin had instead screamed, "Hi,
piggy! Hi!" and that any differences between what was actually
said and what was on the show were the result of poor sound editing.
At the time, CBS executives denied that Skupin freaked everyone
out by eating strips of raw pig flesh, but inside sources have revealed
that he "really, really did eat that yucky stuff."
The recent special episode of Survivor outtakes has shed
more light on "his [Skupin's] craving for blood." Skupin
is shown meticulously dissecting a fish with robotic efficiency and
identifying the various organs as if reading from a biology textbook.
"The only thing that I don't eat is the head," says Skupin
during one of the shots, "but wait until they start selling
the too-hot- for-television DVD! I make fishhead soup. Mmm-mm, roly-poly
fishheads." Skupin is then shown eating the eggs, stomach, heart,
liver and pancreas of a fish while exclaiming that he ate raw fish
eyeballs on the previous night.
"I just can't get enough of this Inuit food!" he was later
reported to have said.
"Now that's some whacked up shit, bro," Nick Brown, 23,
told producers. "I mean, eyeballs have, like, ZERO nutritional
value; unless, of course, your plan is to freak everyone out so that
you can eat all of their rations, too. Damn, I'd do that if I wasn't
|Skupin (right) attempts
to eat Alicia Calaway's (left) hand as she tries to aid him.
The reasons behind Skupin's motivation to attempt to eat fire are
sketchy at best. "It is my opinion that Mike [Skupin] thought
that since he had already killed a baby pig, sat in a canoe waiting
for crocodiles and eaten fish eyeballs, the next logical step was
for him to conquer fire by eating it," said Dr. Sandra Quentin,
a top researcher into the human psyche at Hanksford Memorial Institute. "Or,
he was really hungry and chicken just wasn't cutting it anymore."
Others say that Skupin was careless around fire from the beginning. "Look
at how he rushes to grab the popcorn out of the Fire and singes his
toes. He has no concept of how Fire works and how It must be respected.
Fire is the Sun incarnate and must be treated with reverence, not
eaten," replied Clanmaster Pilos of the Hyperion Gate cult when
asked his opinion on Skupin's actions.
"After burning his hands, he still didn't snap out of it. We
may not have caught him on film while trying to eat fire, but we
sure caught him trying to eat Alicia's hand. He was really, really
hungry," added the CBS insider.
Critics of the show were quick to point out that Skupin's family
was not informed of the accident until after his return to the U.S.,
but relatives of Skupin attribute it to his embarrassment at his
vulnerability to fire and his wish to remain a god-like figure in
the eyes of his children.
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