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And now for something completely different....

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RE: Steve Irwin.
I'm sad but he died how he lived:
&hearts -ing animals.

Yes, I'm a tasteless, bad person but it's true and funny.
And I am sad, really. I rather liked him.

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grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: September 5th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
He was a tool (he made normal Australians cringe, much like crocodile dundee), but even tools don't deserve to die. I feel bad for his family...and the families of anyone else who happened to die yesterday...

abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I"d call him a tool. He was enthusiastic to a fault though. Likely much of the reason he died, sadly.

Fox and I rented his movie once because we both admitted in the rental place that, yes, we really liked his childish exuberence and damn the consequences for admitting it.
grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: September 5th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
He was very enthusiastic, yes.
I've never been able to bring myself to watch anything of his, I've just seen interviews etc.

He did good things for Australian tourism I suppose, but re-enforced an out-dated and irrelevant Australian stereotype which I find offensive. People like that only exist on TV...or in theme parks.
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: September 5th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm there with ya. I really liked the guy, despite the stereotype.


And if you want rough humour about his death... this amuses me:

http://flyxiepixie.livejournal.com/544227.html?view=1886691&style=mine#t1886691



I think he'd condone any silly humour about his death. After all, he was a silly, silly man.
moxie_jen From: moxie_jen Date: September 5th, 2006 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
One of the obits mentioned his "violent enthusiasm" that made me smile.
He was a man who really loved his life and was living it his way. That is something I aspire to and admire.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 5th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know why people are making such a big deal out of this, to be honest. He knew the risks involved with the line of work and poked fun at it at himself, sometimes for movies, sometimes for companies. I think it's cool that he took himself so lightheartedly, but I hope people don't start bawling over him because of his celebrity-induced status.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not making a big deal. I just wanted to acknowledge it because I liked the man.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 5th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, wasn't referring to you (I guess I didn't really show that much that I liked him as well), but I was refering to this string of entries I've been seeing that seem to rave at how surprised they are that Steve Irwin died while in his professional area when it's obvious that at the rate we've poked fun about it that this was, of course, going to happen.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 5th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
P.S. LJ is hiccuping on me, so if I double entry, then blame it on that annoyance.
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abmann From: abmann Date: September 5th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! Yes! So not surprised by it. He was a little looney.
My flist has been fairly brief over his death.

We should probably point out in i_hate_sterno that Irwin die in case Sterno doesn't know....
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