Mikey was going around telling everyone he met that he’d eaten jackalope meat and that it tasted kind of like dried beef.
It actually was dried beef. Mikey’s brothers had put some slices of it on a plate, told him it was “smoked jackalope”, and dared him to try it. Mikey had taken the dare and was super proud of himself; he wanted everyone to know how brave he was.
Jon and Nick decided they’d tell him the truth eventually. But Mikey was so excited about the whole thing, so for now they were content with making like Bret Michaels and giving him something to believe in.