Monday, September 04, 2006


I figured that was the best title. It's both funny and sad. Steve Irwin was a wild guy, and a guy who, in the tradition of naturalists before him, managed to make learning about the variety of animals the world had to offer painfully entertaining. Both the entertainment world and the scientific world have lost a great contributor.

I have to admit, I imagine in my mind how it happened. It's a bit sick, a bit funny, and also a bit satisfying. I imagine he died how he lived. On camera, in his trademark accent...

"What a beautiful specimen! Now, most people don't think of the sting ray as a deadly animal, but if one of those barbs were to hit you in a vital organ, you could be a goner! Watch!"

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