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Steve Irwin died!  Oh, I am so sad about that!  Sure he was a crazy bugger, but I LOVED that.  Plus, he was an environmentalist and naturalist.

And the South Park ep with Cartman as him was one of my favorites.  Awww.  RIP, Crocodile Hunter.



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Sep. 4th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh my... That's actually rather sad to hear.
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
I know. I was very sad to hear that. Young, interesting guy.

Sep. 4th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
I was so sad when I read that last night, I went to bed. It was a freak accident, I guess. He was just so full of life and joy. It's hard to believe that spark is gone forever. ::feels bad all over again::
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah - a sting ray! I mean... you just don't think of those as being able to kill a man. Hurt, sure. We loved watching his shows here.

*hugs* :(
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Weird news to go to bed on, no doubt; I had "Rescuers Down Under" dreams for the first half of the night, and then nightmares.

Those who live dancing on the edge have to recognize that the edge can turn at any moment and slice you right open; funny, all the truly dangerous animals he messed with, that it was a sting ray.

Julia, wonder what Animal Planet is going to do about his programming?
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
Aww. I'm glad I didn't hear it last night - I was in TV Avoidance Mode last night. Even though he was mocked here and tsk'd for his baby with the aligator moment (and honestly, there are people in the Bayou that RAISE crocodiles, so that didn't seem odd to me. Nothing I would do, obviously, but not shocking) I just really really liked his programs, his enthusiasm, and his conservation/naturalist stance.

And I'm sure dying while on the job is just how he would have preferred to go. I feel bad for his little kids and wife Teri.
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
I just read that myself. Shocking, obviously a one in a million unlucky accident.

I feel especially bad for his family, it's so difficuly when the kids are very young.
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
Right - eight and three. Yeesh. We've got Animal Planet on to see if there's any announcements or a tribute show in the works. :(
Sep. 4th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
We just found out about it this morning. My daughter was almost crying. "But that means there won't be any more Crocodile Hunter shows!" I'm so sad for his family, too.
Sep. 4th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
We're sad here, too. I don't have the heart to tell my kiddo- she loved his show. I can't stop thinking about his kids and wife. :(
Sep. 4th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)

And a hearty 'fuck you' to the "yayz he had it coming" crowd
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
There's a crowd like that? Oh, I hope not! But knowing this old world, I guess there is. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Sep. 5th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
"Look at me being cool and hip with my O-pin-ion!"

People like to think being anti-PC or whatever makes them look cool, whereas I think they look like ass.
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
I know! It was the first thing I heard when I woke up this morning, and I was so sad. Of course, as I was in parentland, there was no one I could even share it with, as they are clueless on most pop culture later than, oh, 1954.

I feel bad for his family. RIP, Steve. I'm using the laughing ape icon for you, because you were always so bright and cheerful.
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Sep. 4th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah he was a little over the top but, I loved what he did. At least he died doing what he loved the most!
In one interview he said he feared people more than wildlife. I can see his point.
Sep. 5th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
I know! That bummed me out so bad. A flippin' sting-ray! One story I read said that there were only SEVENTEEN recorded sting-ray deaths, ever! It should have been a poisonous snake.

If you want something to make you giggle and cheer you up, you should listen to Penn Jillette's radio show from last Friday. Bob Sagat was his guest and he was frickin' hilarious! And I'm not saying that just because he had his way with me. He did! It's true! I have audio proof. You can find the link to download the show in my post here: http://hellziggy.livejournal.com/409155.html
The email Penn reads 20 minutes into the show is mine.
Sep. 11th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
I was bummed. We played his movie in the store on the day he died. A video staffer's idea of in memorium.

I feel really bad for his family. Two young children :( Also, his wife Terry was probably the last person to find out, as she was on a trip in the middle of nowhere and couldn't be reached. I felt awful. He said once in an interview that when he died he wanted it to be on camera. At least he got his wish. I just pray for the sake of his family that the film never reaches public comsumption.

I have to say, after all the times he poked and prodded crocodiles and dangerous snakes with sticks, it was almost unfair that this freak accident happened. Stingray? WTF.
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