A moment of silence. After refuting circulating “killed by” rumors for years, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was in fact killed yesterday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. When my cellphone lit up with the news late last night, I was somehow mildly dissapointed that he didn’t get to die at the hands of one of his beloved crocs. But I did feel a serious sense of relief for his children who no longer have to fear being dangled in front of the mouths of the scary beasts. They may have been perfectly “safe” as Irwin claimed, but that sort of thing would definitely give me nightmares for life. I can just see the tot, 15 years from now, sitting in a psychiatrists office tracing the root of all his addictions and problems back to that one moment in time. But, who knows maybe he’ll grow up to fill Dad’s empty shoes. The world can only hope.
In the meantime I present for your enjoyment:
And I’m not even a fan.