Survivor II: The So-So and Most Mediocre Moments!
Our "special" film editor had some peanut butter stuck on his hand which got caught on a piece of film which then attached itself to another piece of film resulting in the next arbitrary segment: random footage of the travois challenge.
Now back to Kucha camp, where Mike is picking up food off the ground and eating it. The one-and-a-half-year-old where I volunteer does that, and she's much cuter doing so. She's particularly fond of small rocks. I notice that all of the tribe members are there -- at Kucha camp, not where I volunteer -- including Debb. So that means this is, like, the second day, and Mike is voluntarily eating bugs because it's not like he's starving yet. I'd call that acting out for attention. If Tina were there, she'd send him to time-out. Special hero music plays for Mike. In his audition tape, he tells the camera that he knows he would be the ultimate Survivor. He says his family vacations are always "wilderness vacations." That so would not have gone over in my family. We do not see footage of him falling into the fire; we do see his odd, pain-inspired pool-hopping afterwards. As Mike is air-lifted to safety, Rodger tells him, "I'll keep 'em in line for you, buddy." This whole thing reminds me again that it would have been a different game if Mike hadn't pitched into the fire. Sigh. Now we see Mike sitting, of all places, in front of a fireplace as he tells us that the most positive thing he got out of the experience was an appreciation of the small things, like "your wife cooking, your wife doing the laundry." I'm not making that up. He says that he learned that he could survive if put in a survival situation. Unless there was a fire around.