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Ya'll, I am unreasonably sad about Steve Irwin's death. I've been watching his shows with the munchkin since she was wee and we always talk about how much we'd like to visit the Australia Zoo. Poor Terri, Bindi Sue and Bob. *sniff*


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Sep. 4th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sad too! My little sister went through a huge Steve Irwin phase when I was eight. We even have his movie.
Sep. 5th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Faramir was in the movie! And it was actually not bad! The munchkin has the Wiggles & Crocodile Hunter Special on DVD, although she's embarassed to admit it now. Poor Steve.
Sep. 4th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know why, but the utter bizarreness makes it even sadder. I could have seen him being eaten by a crocodile, but this? I guess it's the very definition of "sometimes it's just your time," but good grief. Here's hoping his family does as well as anyone can in a situation like this.
Sep. 5th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if it'd been some kind of hypervenomous snake or something I'd have been sad, but there'd be an element of inevitability to it all, somehow.

Last night Animal Planet showed a bunch of biographical shows about Steve, and they had Terri in an interview talking about how lucky their kids were to grow up with him, and how he's going to be around for a long time. *sniff*
Sep. 5th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know if we were watching the same show, but I had to change the channel when they asked him about his saddest moment and he started crying about his mother's death and how something like that never leaves you and how much of his mother he saw in his daughter. It was...awful.

And I am starting to get quite annoyed with "news" media using this as springboards to stories about risk-takers and "people who go too far". Pretty much nobody gets killed by a stingray, so how can it possibly be too risky to swim near one?
Sep. 5th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
It probably was the same show. I was in and out of the room while the munchkin was watching it so I only caught snatches here and there. I missed the part about Steve's mum, but I think I'm glad. I got teary enough during the footage of Terri giving birth to Bob and Em was all, "Mommy, why are you crying?"

And I'm pretty much constantly annoyed with "news" media. I tried watching some CNN coverage yesterday and got disgusted after about a minute and a half. Stupid "reporters".
Sep. 5th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
I know! After seeing his special on the 12 most venomous snakes in the world, I felt sure it would be a Black Mamba that would do him in. This is just bizarre. And sad.
Sep. 5th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I mean, hardly anyone ever gets killed by a sting ray. After all the times he's been bitten by venomous snakes and lived, I figured he'd probably die quietly of a heart attack at the age of 102.
Sep. 5th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
We are really sad here too. Lisabeth wants to be a wildlife biologist/educator/naturalist so we have seen a lot of his stuff (although if pressed she prefers to be Sir David Attenborough when she grows up). He leaves a wonderful legacy of environmental awareness in the many children he has educated. May he rest in peace.
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