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    The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artifacts

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    Feds seize artifacts from hit show 'Survivor'

    Dec. 15, 2008 06:21 PM
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - The federal tribe has spoken: A contaminated monkey skull, termite-infested statues and other African artifacts of the TV show "Survivor" will not be allowed into the U.S.

    Officials disclosed Monday that customs inspectors in Houston seized a variety of restricted items that were being shipped to the U.S. in a container belonging to the CBS reality show. Among the items: the hide from an African cat suspected of carrying a dangerous disease, a mandrill skull, civet hides, parrot, poultry and ostrich feathers, bones and cowries shells.

    The 17th edition of "Survivor" took place in the West African nation of Gabon, the country from which the container was shipped. The final episode was shown Sunday night.

    The imports were seized Nov. 18 out of concern that they were contaminated with pests and disease that could harm U.S. agriculture, according to officials. Civet cats are mongoose-like animals that are a delicacy in China and are suspected of spreading severe acute respiratory syndrome - SARS - to humans. Inspectors also found wooden statues with termites.

    The restricted goods were fumigated by the Agriculture Department, said Customs spokeswoman Yolanda Chaotes. She said the prohibited items were sent away from the U.S. and no decision has been made about penalties on the importer.

    Jeffery Baldwin Sr., Custom's director of field operations at the Houston port, said: "Introducing an exotic disease or pest could harm our citizens or devastate our agriculture crops."

    Officials from "Survivor" did not return immediate requests for comment. Contestants are eliminated from the show each week with the mantra: "The tribe has spoken."

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Survivor is so 1990s, anyway.

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Survivor is so 1990s, anyway.
    I still watch every episode, it's my favorite show on TV.
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    I didn't even know Survivor was still on TV

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    After going through a really dull patch, the last few series have been pretty engrossing.
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    After going through a really dull patch, the last few series have been pretty engrossing.
    Very true, this last one was pretty darn good, maybe even the best they have done since the 1st season.
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Survivor is so 1990s, anyway.
    Curious, since it premiered in 2000.

    Back to the topic in the OP... apparently Bob's fake idol made it past the customs inspectors, since Jeff Probst displayed it on the reunion show.
    /r/reds

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    I have to admit that I still watch and my favorite won this season.
    Pots and Kettles

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I didn't even know Survivor was still on TV

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Nowhere near as good as "Rock of Love Girls: Charm School".

    At least, that is what Nate was telling me.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: The Tribe Has Spoken: Feds seize disease & termite infested "Survivor" show artif

    Maybe they could just seize the whole show?


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