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Old 09-04-06, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default steve irwin the crocodile hunter

once voted as one of Australias top 50 entertainers and famous around the world for his croc wrestling antics.

Today he was taken out by a stingray !!


http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3786522a12,00.html
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Old 09-04-06, 05:50 AM   #2
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Headline news today.

Went out the way he wanted.

Sting-ray to the heart.

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Old 09-05-06, 12:43 PM   #3
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im gonna miss that silly bugger
well i suppose there is always the reruns
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Old 09-05-06, 03:48 PM   #4
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he was one of the good guys alright. he turned his pation into a machine and and played the audience like we've never seen before. he will be missed by everyone. CRIKEY!
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Old 09-05-06, 10:03 PM   #5
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Which, I s'pose, leaves me as the only one whose 1st thought was "I guess g'day became g'night".

Roy was easier to mock, dammit!

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Old 09-05-06, 11:00 PM   #6
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Should have worn sun screen

To protect from harmful Rays!

That came out about four hours after.
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Old 09-05-06, 11:29 PM   #7
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Ahhh, that's better!
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Old 09-06-06, 12:08 AM   #8
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Steve was one cool dude. I went to his wildlife zoo a few years back and he put on some wicked big big shows all about conservation. The crowds loved it when he fed his crocs.

I read that he pulled out the stingray barb from his heart/chest before he died - wow.


He signed his hat and gave it to me - I still have it.
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Old 09-06-06, 06:15 AM   #9
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Today's (Sept 6) Cincinnati Enquirer has a political cartoon by Jim Bergman that honours Iwrin.

Sows a group of crocodiles with one telling the others "We're going to miss him. CRIKEY!"

The guy had the balls to follow his passion in life and passed doing what he was passionate about.

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Old 09-06-06, 09:50 AM   #10
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I don't know what to make of this, really.

I'm deeply saddened but I was always taught not to fuck with animals, dangerous or otherwise. We caught snakes as kids and sold them to the Commonwealth Serum Laboratory, we never annoyed them. I used to cringe at some of the things he did but knew his heart was in the right place and expected he'd mellow some day. Sadly, we won't see how powerful he may have been as an advocate for our environment and what it contains.
It seems unfair he was taken out by a fish that Bev, Diana, Ulla and I swim with every time we go to our local beach.

I hurt for his family and those close to him and lament what the rest of us may have lost.

Vale, Steve Irwin.
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It's really sad. I always watched him on TV, he's gonna missed.
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Old 09-06-06, 01:15 PM   #12
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does'nt Rumple also say "crikey!" alot....hmmmmm

I am saddened by the news of such a loss...but I also believ he was on some serious borrowed time, he put himself at risk so many times...it is almost as if fate said "we are going to make you go in a really random virtually unheard of way!"
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All the people that say he went the best way he could, this video proves you wrong.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxJ-UBaTaU
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This little redheaded kid has something to say to you Scott! Shame!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXeYz...elated&search=

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Am I the only person who thinks this is funny?

He spends his whole life poking at dangerous crocodiles and in the end gets killed by a fish?

That's hilarious.
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ironic yes.....funny no.

he was a man that did a lot of good and leaves behind a family and a nation that will miss him.

its like saying that the acrobat who does flying trapeze without a safety net and gets killed choking on an M&M suffered a hilarious death.

however it will be funny soon!!!
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Old 10-11-06, 05:32 PM   #17
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and if your going to call a stingray a fish you may as well call a crocodile the lizard it is.
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Old 10-11-06, 10:36 PM   #18
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Lurk He was a gold hearted larrikin

Watch this, its funny, he created a lot of funny, he was fair dinkum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa_7P5AbUww
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