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chris2303 - oh, you must have read me wrong...no need for me to forgive
you, I wasn't offended....  Remember, I'm a disgusting person too.... I just wanted to show you my hands....

posted by Kiddo75 on September 9, 2006 at 10:35 PM | link to this | reply

Damn! Back...
...two friggin' days and 68 comments straight off the bat! I don't get that many in a MONTH!!

I met Steve Irwin once. I liked him. I am sad he's dead, especially for his family, but I also think he'd get a kick out of your post and picture. Humour is rarely in the wrong place.

Oh, and feeding the croc with his child in his arms? Talk about a storm in a teacup. He knew his stuff, and he never for one moment put his child in danger. There's footage to proove it, too.

Gilding the lily sounds a bit like cunnilingus to me - but I am having a bit of a weird day.

 D

posted by DamonLeigh on September 6, 2006 at 6:33 AM | link to this | reply

mysteria
Wow, I hope you got a good photograph! 

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:24 AM | link to this | reply

Chris
I will miss the hunter but it's not like he is really dead.  I just saw him, Tupak Shakir, and Elvis on a tour bus at the world's famous San Diego Zoo.

posted by mysteria on September 5, 2006 at 11:19 AM | link to this | reply

Thanks strat
it's always good to know there's another person out there who isn't like them...

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:19 AM | link to this | reply

This post is, in fact, hilarious.
And if anyone recalls, Irwin poked fun at himself in this very manner all through his career. Remember the Fed Ex commercial he was in? Or his cameo in Dr. Doolittle IV -- which was completely ignored by the fascist Motion Picture Academy.

So, Kiddo, just how small are your hands....


posted by strat on September 5, 2006 at 11:17 AM | link to this | reply

Julia
I was expecting a barrage of bored bloggers forming their little anti-me cliques and talking shit about me in their blogs' comments sections.  Not because I was insensitive, but let's face it...look around...

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:13 AM | link to this | reply

chris--
I think he would have appreciated the humorous approach as well, he seemed to be that kind of guy. And in actuality, I think most humans wouldn't mind it either. A sense of humor is just as important in matters of death as it is in life...that said, if I didn't know you I might find your approach a little insensitive. But I do know you, so I didn't. lol.

posted by Julia. on September 5, 2006 at 11:06 AM | link to this | reply

Kiddo75
Great to see you back...I'm sorry I'm such a disgusting person with sick motives...if I hold you for long enough will you forgive me?  And touch me?

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:03 AM | link to this | reply

homegirl
Oh please...there are also kids and adults all over the world who don't care either.  By the world, you must have meant your world.

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:02 AM | link to this | reply

Spitfire

There's no comparison between you and Irwin, admirable as your work may be.

 

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 11:00 AM | link to this | reply

.Dave.

You're on exactly the same wavelength as me on this.  The whole 'let's all be sad and pretend it makes a difference to us' routine was already exhausted after Diana died.  I remember my girlfriend of the time asking me to lay flowers down for her at one of the church grounds in my town.  She couldn't understand that by doing so I would be (like those thousands of cretins) a complete hypocrite.  Nobody gave two shits about her when she was alive, but one fatal car crash later and the nation is in mourning!

How many people are getting killed in the Middle East every day?  A lot more than one, I'd say, and I'm pretty sure there has never been a mass forming of idiots dedicating words to them.

But as for Irwin, ironically I'm also quite sure he would have appreciated the mocking.

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 10:56 AM | link to this | reply

songbirdshafer
I think a lot of people were really quick to acknowledge his work with wildlife, the risks he took with it being his gimmick.  But ultimately he risked his life and his children's father and lost. 

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 10:50 AM | link to this | reply

BlackPearl1

It does sound like a really funny scene...I'm pretty sure people who have died wouldn't want to see their loved ones stay miserable for too long.

As for gilding the lily, I'm not really sure myself.  I know what it means (after I looked it up) but couldn't see the relevance to the post.

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 10:47 AM | link to this | reply

sarooster
Thanks for stopping by...I guess you can only push your luck so fa before something stabs you in the chest...

posted by chris2303 on September 5, 2006 at 10:42 AM | link to this | reply

chris2303 - I am sickend...I can't believe you of all people, would poke
fun at a croc hunter  who was killed in a freak sting ray attack while filming a doc on deadly sea creatures... I never thought I'd see the day where you would say something offensive and piss off a gaggle full of heartsick folks....  I must go vomit now....you want to make fun of that too?  hehe...  If it gets too bad, you can always come over and I'll show you my tiny hands...

posted by Kiddo75 on September 5, 2006 at 8:12 AM | link to this | reply

EWWWW CHRIS

Kids all over America, and the world are saddeded by this mans death...  this is kinda not funny at all.

 

posted by homegirl on September 5, 2006 at 7:43 AM | link to this | reply

Bhaskar: Of course he was. Here's a link to the news report.

Yes, Bhaskar, he's come down with a serious case of dead. 

No need to thank me; an enlightened mind rewards us all.

posted by mark2556 on September 5, 2006 at 6:09 AM | link to this | reply

All I can say is....
Chris, you know I luv ya and luv your humor, but this is, well, I can't go there. You know I work with animals for a living and have rehabbed many wild animals, so, if I died by one killing me, would you post a blog making fun of me?  

posted by SpitFire70 on September 5, 2006 at 4:03 AM | link to this | reply

I think I was impressed by the man, but would never have wanted to petsit for him. Or attend one of his children's parties.

I was on the fence, but love him or hate him, I do think he himself would have offered a wry smile at the nature of his departure. And a no-nonsense good-onya at your dark humour here.

He who lives by the swordfish, dies by the swordfish. He calculated his dangers and one of those calculations went wrong. He wanted to live that way and was surely aware that he could die at work.

His wife, family, friends and associates will grieve in their own way. Some of them may well see the funny side and it might help them in their grief.

I only grieve for him to the exact same proportion as I grieve for two young women I heard about yesterday who died in a car crash. I didn't know them. I have no right to intrude on their family's grief and claim that I feel anything more than a general sadness.

I suppose that someone who loved his work could claim to feel a greater loss than I, but I don't think anyone should be telling anyone else how to react. We had all that with Lady Diana. It seems the media and society controlled by the media is piling on the pressure to grieve in a uniform way. How ridiculous.

Taps' funeral plan and Blackpearl's anecdote provide the antithesis here. A tale of mine springs to mind. At the funeral of a member of my family, allcomers dressed in the requisite black. All save one man, who turned up in a Hawaiian shirt with ripped shorts, sandals, unkempt hair and a raging hangover. I know for a fact that that man was one of the closest to the deceased, one of the ones who knew him best and loved him most.

I did find this funny, by the way. I think he would have done, too. I also liked the way the reactions have prompted a discussion of death and grief, something which we all face.

posted by _dave_says_ack_ on September 5, 2006 at 2:15 AM | link to this | reply

Chris,
I do think it's most terrible for Irwin's kids.  They couldn't choose their nut Dad; now they have to do without one at all.  Sure, he died "doing what he loved", but his actions were extremely irresponsible, from what little I knew of the man.  The thing about him holding his baby and feeding a croc at the same time just proves the point.

I'd like to think his death made some people think...

That said, you do have a creative spin on things.


posted by songbirdshafer on September 4, 2006 at 10:23 PM | link to this | reply

chris
Was deeply saddened at the news os Steve Irwin's very unfortunate death. But I am confused.What is the actual story ? Was he killed in a brawl by Fish as you say ? I want to know. Pls, do send an answer.

posted by Bhaskar.ing on September 4, 2006 at 8:30 PM | link to this | reply

Oops... I got the wrong mark. I meant, mark2556. Thanks. :)

posted by BlackPearl1 on September 4, 2006 at 8:18 PM | link to this | reply

Hi, chris2303,

I enjoyed your post, and reading the comments.  I especially like TAPS' comment about blowing raspberries, and markng's thoughts about writing his own jokes.  Laughter is always good medicine, in my opinion. 

At my aunt's funeral, a few short months ago, my cousin, her oldest son, was having an especially rough time of it, understandably so.  He was as low as one could imagine.  Well, at the grave site, the funeral director had planned to release a dove at the end of the ceremony, a symbol of something or other.  Keep in mind that is was an extremely hot day in Georgia, and somebody had not kept the bird cool or hydrated for that matter. 

When the time came to release the bird, the guy tossed it into the air and it just flopped right back down toward the ground.  The funeral director had the reach out and catch it.  It would have been a tense awkward moment except my cousin burst into uncontrollable laughter, even doubling over with tears in his eyes.  Then everyone else just laughed for several minutes at the whole situation.  Imagine the look of embarrassment on the funeral guy's face, when he caught the dead bird.  I smile thinking about it, and I believe my aunt would have wanted that.  It was a sad time, but a very timely, and healthy release for my family, especially my cousin.

Forgive my ignorance, but what's "gilding the lily"?

posted by BlackPearl1 on September 4, 2006 at 8:16 PM | link to this | reply

Well, yeah, but be gentle.

posted by mark2556 on September 4, 2006 at 8:06 PM | link to this | reply

HAHAHAHA.   Can I come to your funeral?

posted by TAPS. on September 4, 2006 at 8:01 PM | link to this | reply

Hahaha. Amen to that.
If I ever have kids they'll no doubt be imbeciles, so I've already written the jokes for the.  Plus instructions for a tape player to be buried in my chest with a recording of myself saying "me so horny" every 14 seconds.  With an accompanying auto-inflating wanker.  Maybe I'll get lucky.

posted by mark2556 on September 4, 2006 at 7:55 PM | link to this | reply

Mark2556, I hope that when I die that my kids and grandkids and any still alive siblings will stand over my coffin and crack TAPS jokes and laugh.  That's the stuff of life.  I don't want any long faces looking down at me and commenting, "She looks just like she's sleeping."   I would just love to be able to give them the raspberries at that time.

posted by TAPS. on September 4, 2006 at 7:51 PM | link to this | reply

He was filming a documentary called "Ocean's Deadliest".

Which may go down as the most accurate film title of all time.

Stingrays.  Not everyone can handle them.

posted by mark2556 on September 4, 2006 at 7:35 PM | link to this | reply

I liked this.
Keep these coming. I just really think Irwin was an idiot who got what he deserved. It has been 61 years since anyone was killed in Australia by a stingray. I love see someone like Irwin get so lucky.

posted by sarooster on September 4, 2006 at 5:22 PM | link to this | reply

I liked this.
Keep these coming. I just really think Irwin was an idiot who got what he deserved. It has been 61 years since anyone was killed in Australia by a stingray. I love see someone like Irwin get so lucky.

posted by sarooster on September 4, 2006 at 5:22 PM | link to this | reply

hahaha, you've got to be kidding!

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 3:38 PM | link to this | reply

Mark, it's called "Expressing one's opinion"
that is what Blogit is for, right?

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 3:34 PM | link to this | reply

Writers dictating how much compassion other writers should have ~
Hahahaha.  Now that's funny. 

posted by mark2556 on September 4, 2006 at 3:24 PM | link to this | reply

LOL...chris2303
I am glad you have it in your heart to forgive them....as forgiveness can ....erm,.. uh....erm.....well it does something, I am sure!

posted by _Symphony_ on September 4, 2006 at 3:16 PM | link to this | reply

blackcat

Yeah, if I thought he couldn't take a joke then I wouldn't have written it. 

I'd have got someone else to do it.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 3:13 PM | link to this | reply

SYMPHONY

Yeah, I'm just not sure death should be viewed as tragic.  As for stirring things up, they done it all themselves.  I forgive all of them, though. 

 

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 3:12 PM | link to this | reply

you're a sick man.... but somehow I think Irwin would smile.

posted by -blackcat on September 4, 2006 at 3:07 PM | link to this | reply

chris2303 ....you must have only been back five mins and

have already caused a stir....somethings never change...huh?

I wondered if the 'Old British Sick Humour'... still had hold of ya ...LOL...guess it does...

posted by _Symphony_ on September 4, 2006 at 3:05 PM | link to this | reply

oh well.

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:54 PM | link to this | reply

Fine Blanche, I won't, out of respect for we are in Chris' blog...
even though I'm not too happy with him right now.

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 2:50 PM | link to this | reply

Let's not descend into this again, shall we, Shellyb, it'll irritate Chris
and ruin everyone's day. 

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:47 PM | link to this | reply

Blanche, look who's talking...I'm sure you have done it a time or two, eh?
I was telling you how clever you were...problem?

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 2:43 PM | link to this | reply

Always a pleasure, Chris

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:39 PM | link to this | reply

Blanche
Well, thanks for letting me know. 

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 2:38 PM | link to this | reply

Chris, as I said, I don't believe in gilding the lily, dead or alive.

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:37 PM | link to this | reply

Shellyb, must you always "cross comment" on other people's comments?
It gets very old.

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:36 PM | link to this | reply

btw Blanche, "fish fight?" very clever

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 2:35 PM | link to this | reply

sorry, you know what was meant by that...
"He died doing what he did best"

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 2:32 PM | link to this | reply

Chris, you know what I meant

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 2:30 PM | link to this | reply

Blanche: Apparently he died doing what he loved best...

which I can only gather means he liked dying best.

 

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 2:28 PM | link to this | reply

Chris2303, would you say that he died in a "fish fight"?
I don't know anything about the man, but I don't intend to eulogize Michael Jackson when he keels over, either.  Speaking of child endangerment. Why gild the lily?

posted by Blanche. on September 4, 2006 at 2:18 PM | link to this | reply

Chris, haven't you realized yet? Words are very powerful
Rules?   It's just common sense.

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 1:41 PM | link to this | reply

shelly

There are no rules concerning when you can and can't make jokes about death...

besides, they are only words.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 1:31 PM | link to this | reply

Chris, he had control over the situation...he has been doing this
since he was a kid.  Anyway, this is NOT the point.  Death, especially a tragic one, is nothing to joke about!  Especially when it just happened.

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 1:18 PM | link to this | reply

He also
fed crocodiles whilst holding his baby child in the other hand.  That's the sort of respect he had for his child's life.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 1:11 PM | link to this | reply

No Chris, he made us more aware of the wild....
accidents do happen, you know?  Unfortunatley, this was a deadly one.

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 1:04 PM | link to this | reply

shelly
Yeah you're right...he taught us that the wild kills us.  He was a great teacher...

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 1:00 PM | link to this | reply

BTW...he wasn't stupid! He died doing what he loved best!
Educating people about the wild....you got a problem with that?

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 12:55 PM | link to this | reply

shelly
No, I didn't call Rcky a cod.  I think you got the wrong end of the fish.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 12:52 PM | link to this | reply

Chris, I'm not asking you to be like everyone else..

this man made a difference in people's lives...I'm just asking you to show a little compassion, eh?

Oh, and did you call Rcky a cod??? 

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 12:41 PM | link to this | reply

RckyMtnActivist
Oh please...I wouldn't be stupid enough to get into a fight with a giant cod.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 12:39 PM | link to this | reply

mark
Eurgh....what is that filthy creature stuck on the end of that handsome fish?  Why does it make me feel warm?

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 12:36 PM | link to this | reply

shellyb
No you're right, I should feel sad and act like his death makes a difference to me - then I could be just like everyone else.

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 12:36 PM | link to this | reply

I find this extremely offensive considering he has just died from a
horrific accident! Where is your compassion? Maybe someone will make a joke when it is your turn!

posted by RckyMtnActivist on September 4, 2006 at 12:34 PM | link to this | reply

I'm beyond outraged.

Frankly, I'm going to spear every fish I see.  Or toss gasoline on them.

Or pet them.

 

posted by mark2556 on September 4, 2006 at 12:34 PM | link to this | reply

Please. The man has JUST DIED, a freak accident...and you're making jokes?
NOT COOL!

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 12:31 PM | link to this | reply

Really? I'm shocked....I thought it was pretty funny...

posted by chris2303 on September 4, 2006 at 12:27 PM | link to this | reply

I don't really find this funny....the man just died, for pete's sake!!!!

posted by shelly_b on September 4, 2006 at 12:12 PM | link to this | reply

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