Monday, September 4, 2006

the last "Crikey"

Steve Irwin, the Australian "Crocodile Hunter," has passed away after a stingray struck his chest (story here) when he was on a diving expedition. He leaves behind his American wife Terri, 8-year-old daughter Bindi, and 2-year-old son Bob. I always enjoyed watching Steve, but I was afraid something like this would eventually happen to him.

Steve, your energy, excitement, and passion for animals wil be missed.

More on the sad news here and here.
Update: Kos has given what is probably the most perturbing statement about the tragedy - "I'll never understand parents who put themselves in such positions of danger knowing that a misstep can leave their children without a parent." When he hears of police officers or firefighters or soldiers dying, does he think the same thing? How dare they take a job serving and protecting when they have children... Heck, just walking out the front door can be a dangerous things in some neighborhoods. What would he say to that?
I understand that some jobs, more than others, involve considerable risk of personal injury, and even death. Does that mean that they shouldn't be undertaken? Not while Bush is president, according to many of the Kos Kids...

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