Have you seen this nut?

@JenInTN (27565)
United States
July 18, 2009 4:52pm CST
I was flipping through the channels and came across a show called Bite Me with Dr. Mike. This guy is crazy! He travels around the world and lets different thing bite him or infect himself with curable inflictions for the show. Is it about the money or the fame? I don't know but it's pretty out there. I will say it goes very in depth about disease and such so it is pretty educational but to think he infects himself and lets things bite him is really weird. I'm posting a link to a preview of his show. What do you think about this guy? YouTube - Bite Me with Dr. Mike - New Series Preview 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt4BSvv--9A · Cached page
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I think he is a moron. I didn't even want to see someone as stupid as that. I always heard it takes all kinds.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Jul 09
He is crazy. He had an alergic reaction to those ants and had to be rushed to the hospital. Didn't stop him from letting bullet ants bite him in almost the next scene. No way I would do it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Oh I've seen the commercials on t.v. He's crazy. The previews don't actually say he infects himself or let's things bite him that aren't harmful, but well I guess I could only assume that. They probably don't want to tell you he's not in any danger, because face it, the audience wants to atleast have the illusion this guy is putting himself in so much danger. To a certain extent he is, because he never knows when something posionous might bite him. I'm sure he's getting paid a bundle, truckloads probably delivered to his house. I just wonder if he has a wife and kids, and just what they think?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jul 09
He is probably making a bundle. The things he let get him were freaky! The show is really shocking though. Educational..yes but I'm thinking he's on the brink of insanity.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Probably so, I would think he'd have to entice some of these creatures so that they do bite him. I just wonder how many times he will or has had to go to the hospital because of these things. I guess people will do anything for money now.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Jen, seriously? I look at something like that and just sigh... I'm sure that-- in his world-- he believes he's doing something "worthwhile," and perhaps even scientific/noble. Maybe I'm just old and cynical, but I can't shake the feeling that he's just another example of how we (meaning the human race, or maybe just "people in the west") have reached this point of needing to see increasingly bizarre things in order to get our attention. Think about all those medical programs showing horribly deformed people, or exotic medical conditions... is that really "entertainment?" 20 years ago, this stuff would never have left a laboratory/hospital setting... NOT saying the research shouldn't be done... but calling it "entertainment," and putting it on my TV? Really? To each their own, I guess. I'd rather watch Seinfeld re-runs.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Jul 09
Hi Denmarkguy! I love the Seinfeld re-runs. I'd rather watch them too. I know what you mean about the medical programs. They go a to far sometimes. I'm with you on "entertainment". I don't think it is entertaining to watch deformities and surgeries. Thanks for responding and take care.
• United States
21 Jul 09
Jen- I recall hearing about it, it's on like Discovery or something right? (Or am I thinking of another show lol). I can't imagine letting myself get bit. I've no pain tolerance and sure as heck wouldn't want to have something that could kill me bite me. I remember a special I watched with my husband on things in Australia that could kill you. One of them was the jellyfish. (The box I think). Well, there are smaller jelly fish that don't kill you but leave in severe pain !!! Heck no!!! Namaste-Anora
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Hi Anora! My cousin got stung by a jellyfish once when we were children and vacationing in Florida. It was so scary. He still has a scar on his leg where it got him. I have a thing about swimming in the ocean now because of it. That show is on the Travel Channel. He goes to different countries and exposes himself to all kinds of crazy stuff. Thanks for responding.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jul 09
ditto what antiquelady said - moron moron moron something's going to bite him all right...
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
20 Jul 09
Interesting Jen; I had not heard of Dr Mike. If this is not staged, which I tend to believe it isn’t, this man is definitely a bit of a weird case. Surely you can educate people without subjecting your body to bites, infections and the like. Yep, he’s nut!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Hi paula! I guess he figured he had to do something to attract attention. It was a really shocking show. I couldn't help but watch it through though. Strange. Really strange. Thanks for the response.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I think some people will do anything for money, most of us try to stay away from thinks that bite and are poisonous.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Hi savypat! Yes..at least the ones with any sense do. They will do anything for money. I see some nasty fireants or biting bugs and I'm out.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I'd say it has to be for attention...I couldn't do it. It kind of reminds me of those Fear Factor shows. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Oh..I hated those shows! I actually gagged once watching it and after that...no more for me.
@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul 09
Theatrics now days. Can you really beieve someone would do that? I don't. I think it is staged. For money he might do certain ones but not all. He is weird. I really can't believe anyone would inflict themselves like this for money or fame. Not all of it anyway. No.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Heyya celticeagle! It is hard to believe! At one point of the show he had actually infested himself with a tapeworm! I was appalled! Thanks for responding!
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@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
26 Jul 09
i dont think i could do that, but i think it would be cool to do what the wild boys do. but i guess some are into that stuff.. lol.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Jul 09
First time a creature come at me, I would be running out of there like a little girl..LOL..especially in the places he was at. Those rainforests are dangerous. There's stuff in that water that can kill ya. Take care.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
24 Jul 09
That does sound a bit idiotic! LOL! I think I remember in the distant past watching maybe 5 minutes of a similar show and when I saw what it was about I changed the channel and forgot about it. I forgot the name of the show until you memtioned it. One of these days he's going to 'bite off' more than he bargained for! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Your right! I'm thinking that tempting things like that can bring no good. Thanks for responding.