Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Croc Hunter has died...


I was really surprised how saddened I was that the Crocadile hunter was killed. I am sure most of you are aware of this but if not, here is a link to the news story.

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/entertainment/steve_irwin

Steve Irwin was fabulous. He was so passionate about his work. I know that the rhyme and reason of life is beyond explanation, but I think anyone would be hard pressed to figure out why he has died. This is my ode to the Croc hunter!!

11 Comments:

Blogger Bean said...

No disrespect intended, but I know why he died: because he made a living out of handling (and fucking with) wild, dangerous, poiusonous animals. I agree it's sad, but I can't say I'm suprised.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

I have no problem with disrespect. But don't preface it with "no disrespect".

1:25 PM  
Blogger Bean said...

But what if I truely do not intend to be disrespectful? Cause I dont.

JERK!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous bigD said...

disrespect intended:

DIKHOE!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Sassmouth said...

The irony is that the sting ray has to be one of the least dangerous creatures he's "researched". When I heard about it, I thought poisonous snake or croc, not sting ray.

Perhaps he has more experience with those creatures so they're more predictable to him. One thing I'll say is that it's a pretty cool way to go. Better than lung cancer but not as cool as a grizzly bear attack.

It is sad though especially considering how young he was and how young his children are. It's likely they won't even have a memory of their father.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous cow da don said...

i think its cool that he died like that, at least he didnt die taking a shit or slipped on some ice and cracked his head, and luckily he has years of tv to show his kids how daddy was

4:16 PM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

good blog B.
Indeed, steve Irwin was the best. Definatly an Icon. the Jaque Custoe (sp?) of our generation. I am sad to see him go as well for all the reasons you guys said.

along with what bean said. The very words I said when my wife told me he was dead was "when you play with fire you get burned", so I guess I agree that he had it coming.

He'll live on in our hearts.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

I guess it all depends on if you think what he did with animals was dangerous. I think he was informed and practiced enough to make his encounters not as dangerous as they appeared. If the average person jumped on a crocadiles back then it would be stupid. But if someone has been handling them since they were 4 or 5 years old, they probably have a good idea of what is life threatening and what is not.

To the best of my knowledge the only way he could have died swimming with that stingray was if it shot him right in the heart, which by chance, it did.

Now, I don't think this is an example of him pushing the limits too far and getting killed. I think it is an example of an accident. And for me, not an expected one.

12:27 PM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

i read an article that said that stingrays rarely kill, and only when someone gets stuck in the abdomen or chest. maybe it is a neurotoxin that gets duluted out if you are stuck in the extremeties, but if you get stuck in the torso it gets to your heart and stops it. that is my theory.

either way, the ironic thing here is that he wasn't killed by a black mamba or an alligator, but by a less-deadly stingray.

can't you swim with them and pet them and junk? i though you could do that on this cruise i went on.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous cow da don said...

I will miss him saying black mamba

4:07 PM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

hurry up and blog something controversial some more so we can all argue until we give up.

1:30 PM  

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