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The Crocodile Hunter is Dead

Postby navneeth » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:33 am

Found this link at Slashdot
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/stor ... 52,00.html

I loved his croc documentaries.
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:59 am

So sorry the man is dead, but my first reaction was to snicker at the poetic justice.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:03 pm

FlyingSorcery wrote:but my first reaction was to snicker at the poetic justice.

I realised that only sometime after I made the post.
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Postby bignaf » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:53 pm

what's the poetic justice?
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Postby navneeth » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:06 pm

bignaf wrote:what's the poetic justice?

The "Hunter"'s Dead? At least that's what I think it is. :roll:
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Postby bignaf » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:13 pm

considering he was just called "hunter," and he was actually anit-hunting, I still don't understand. but maybe I'm being too picky.
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Postby dai bread » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:49 am

"Justice" doesn't come into it. Steve Irwin died doing what he loved. We should all be so lucky.

Apparently he's done a lot for Australian wildlife conservation.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:30 am

He was a fine man, and a great conservationist. His show was quite fun to watch.

He was the brunt of many jokes, but he didn't seem to mind it. In fact, he seemed to revel in it.

He will be missed.

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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:41 am

I share those sentiments Shap. Steve Irwin will be greatly missed.

For the longest time, his show was the first thing I tuned into when I would come home from work.

His passion and love for the wild animal kingdom was inspiring.

Here's to you Steve Irwin! Crikee, your show was awesome!!!

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Postby Schmeelkie » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:07 am

I think part of the possible 'poetic justice' could be summed up in his dying similarly to the Fed Ex (I think) commercial he was in a year or so ago. In the commercial he gets bitten by a poisonous snake and says - it's OK, the antidote is being shipped here...he finds out it's not Fed Ex and it doesn't arrive on time and keels over by the end of the commercial. I think most people figured he'd die like that - seems appropriate that he did.

I just feel sorry for his wife and two kids. My husband's reaction was that he shouldn't have been taking such risks with a family...

But, I agree - he did great things for conservation and really added some excitement to nature shows - especially for those of us who grew up on the dry British documentaries...which I watched anyway, but I'm more the exception than the rule....

RIP Steve :cry:
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Postby ai4i » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:58 am

Schmeelkie wrote:I just feel sorry for his wife and two kids.
My husband's reaction was that he shouldn't have been taking such risks with a family.
RIP Steve :cry:


That familly would be living in a smaller house with less in the bank were it not for those risks. Ironically, the sting ray is a gentle fish that only attacks when it feels threatened.
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Postby DavidS » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:28 am

How come no-one mentioned Crocodile Dundee?
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Postby ai4i » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:13 am

DavidS wrote:How come no-one mentioned Crocodile Dundee?

If you look up "has-been" in the dictionary, you might find Dundee's picture.
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Postby BigJon » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:31 pm

Another great Ozzie also died last week. Pete Brock was Australia's greatest touring car driver was killed in a road rally accident.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:27 am

Stingray deaths may be 'revenge' for Steve Irwin's Death

If ever they was a less appropriate tribute to a man's memory, I've not heard of it...
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Postby bignaf » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:15 pm

no kidding! :shock:
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:58 am

Shapley wrote:If ever they was a less appropriate tribute to a man's memory, I've not heard of it...

I know one: letting kids out of school for MLKing's birthday. :dunce:
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Postby ai4i » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:44 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:I know one: letting kids out of school for MLKing's birthday. :dunce:
Excellent point :!:
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Postby DavidS » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:06 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
Shapley wrote:If ever they was a less appropriate tribute to a man's memory, I've not heard of it...

I know one: letting kids out of school for MLKing's birthday. :dunce:

What about closing schools to serve as polling stations on General Election days???
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Postby Shapley » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:40 am

Martin Luther King Day - valid point, Labour Day likewise (why do we celebrate work by taking a day off?)

What about closing schools to serve as polling stations on General Election days???


Around here that practice has mostly been eliminated - the consolodated schools are so large that polling could be carried out in areas of them without the need to close the school. Also, in our rural areas, the schools are outside the community, and one school serves a large area, which encompasses several voting precincts.

Around here, polling is carried out in 'community centers' and other public buildings. In my precinct we vote in a converted gas station that serves as the Fire Department headquarters.

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