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ha - I just been told by 774 talk back radio they can't put me to air because I told producers I felt sorry for his wife and kids and their loss brings home the issue that he was a dickhead who was lucky he lasted so long given his public disregard for safety or commonsense.

And my advice to the mother who rang in and said "What can I tell my 8 year old son tonight " was tell him "Don't play with dangerous animals against all advice"

He could have done the right thing and been eaten by a crocodile.

Very apt that you raise the subject of gambling in the same entry as that of Mr Crikey, Tony. Any gambler knows that in the long run you can't beat the odds. Doesn't matter if it's a roulette wheel or a grumpy fish with a vicious spear for a tail.

tones - I nearly crashed the car tonight. ABC Radio News lead headline;

"Steve Vizard, Australia's crocodile man, has died as a result of a stingray sting"

ha - nope. Different sting AND different Steve.

I'm sorry I'll read that again.

So what were the bookies offering on Steve Irwin not living past the end of the year? That would have been worth having a flutter on. Still, it's hard to believe that he was outlived by both Evel Knievel and Shane MacGowan.

He did lot for his chosen field and was unconventional with his methods but that phrase springs to mind 'if you play with fire, your gonna get burned' Shame all the same though

Swimming with a stingray is hardly playing with fire. You are more likely to be killed by a wombat.

Lucky Irwin didn't any money on Yobbo's tip

Yobbo- Yeah so there has been only one recorded attack on a human in Austrailia, but if your gonna fuck around with crocs,snakes and shit like that your numbers gonna be up eventually.
Now there have been a few attacks by Wombats on Humans but as far as I am aware no deaths, doing the basic maths you have more chance of being killed by a Stingray than a Wombat.
Have you been visiting www.funjunkie.co.uk/wombats_are_the_ultimate_power_in_the_universe.htm
Sorry for the pun ladies and gents but it was Wom Battle Mr Irwin did not win.

I'm quite sorry for that pun too.

The Killer Stingrays - good name for a footy side. Well it's better than The Killer Wombats.

Francis, that's a big harsh isn't it?

Come on, he was an Aussie icon.

Come on, Darlene*. There's enough nastiness going around for us all to share. The big blogs can't be allowed to hog the ... err ... barbs.

* Not a song.

It would make a good song, though.

I do feel sorry for his family, and it does appear hugely unlucky that he got it via stingray (only the second recorded fatality in Oz history ?), I always thought that one day a croc was going to be just half a yard quicker than he was.

When we come to Perth this year and I won't swim on the ocean at least our Oz relatives won't be able to mock me.

"Swim ?, but look what happened to the croc hunter bloke."

YS: I wouldn't go in the Pacific anyway, it's bloody sharky over there.

I am amused by the hypocrite eulogising from the very media persons who attacked him so viciously* for taking his baby son Bob into the croc pen last year.
(Baby Bob was named after Irwin's father who founded the zoo - and won't it be packed out all week for no sensible reason).
*Commercial Media is The Enemy.
More threatening than Global Warming.

"he who lives by the swordfish, dies by the swordfish"

i feel sorry for his wife, his family, his friends. the loss of someone close is a gaping hole in your life. no death is good.


but the ranty fantasies being vomited onto the media+net about "him" are REALLY giving me the irrits.
"he was passionate about conservation" etc.
jesus.
mourn the man, not his PR machine's script. just because they found themselves a real live cartoon doesn't mean that the fantasy image they then built up was remotely related to what he did or was.


he was passionate about people thinking he was a legend, didn’t have a clue about wildlife, and didn’t give a fuck about the animals that he used as stooges in his manic dance for attention.

he was australia’s version of princess diana.

Come on Darlene, I swear at this moment (actually lots of people swear at me).

He was a bloody icon, I tell you.

The media are delightful like that: love you one minute, despise the next.

Were I prone to pun I would suggest the media have gone overboard, but I'm not, so I won't.

My real issue with him dying is the fact it gave Germaine Greer a chance to pull her head out of her own vag long eough to blurt out the same old shit!

Blah fucking blah nature got its revenge blah fucking blah I love my ovaries blah fucking blah.

As I have said before, I vote we smother Greer with chicken carcasses and throw her to the crocs at Australia Zoo. Only then shall people like myself have closure with Steves untimely demise.

Thanks to Tony T for implanting "come on Eileen" in my brain. I hate stuck-fuck songs!

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers cried and sang along and who'd blame them?
Now you're grown, so grown, now I must say more than ever
Go toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just like our fathers ....

Come on Eileen! Well, I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress, my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty ......
Ah, come on Eileen!

(Come on Eileen!)
(Come on Eileen!)

etc....

He was a fine man, your Steven Irwin.

Some of Steve's best work. When you can take the piss out of yourself like that, what's not to like.

Ok, so he did dangerous stuff? He took risks? He knew the risks.

So do soldiers, miners, farmers, cops & firefighters. So do explorers & astronauts. And fuck'n good on him too. He lived the life he wanted to and achieved a hell of alot.

Fuck all you wankers who think that life should be without risk. You had 12+ years to say it to his face, so why are you gutless shits only saying this now when the fella is barely dead.

Cunts. The lot of ya.

Ok, so he did dangerous stuff? He took risks? He knew the risks.

So do soldiers, miners, farmers, cops & firefighters. So do explorers & astronauts. And fuck'n good on him too. He lived the life he wanted to and achieved a hell of alot.

Fuck all you wankers who think that life should be without risk. You had 12+ years to say it to his face, so why are you gutless shits only saying this now when the fella is barely dead.

Cunts. The lot of ya.

And I shouldn't have to had to say it twice. Dumb fucks.

I take it you're a fan then?

No. In fact, I didn't really enjoy his show. I found it a bit annoying. That doesn't mean I want to dance on the poor bastards grave.

All sales of Irwin sun cream have been halted after tests showed it did not protect against harmful rays.

(runs and hides)

YS

As piss weak as ever.

Murph, you sanctimonious prat.

I did plenty of dancing before Steve Irwin found himself in a grave. Irwin was a cok of the highest order whose buffoonery made Australians look like a pack of idiots in front of the world.

And I am thoroughly sick of all the PC dicks like you suggesting that it's somehow wrong to point our Irwin was a fuckwit when he died doing what he loved - being a fuckwit and touching up wildlife.

In short, get bent. Or go out and play with a tiger snake like your hero, tool.

You want a game for Melbourne of Friday, Hack? We need players who go in as hard as that. Not sure you'd survive the match review panel, though.

Fuck off Hack, you worthless piece of horseshit. It's cottonwool wrapped, purse lipped, chocolate doughnut punching, unco, manbag carrying, inner-city fucktards like you that are the source of any embarrassment about Australia.

murph, you seem to be confusing people who were too status-needy/seeking to say anything bad when he was alive, with those who are disgusted with the sudden explosion of media smarm and instant sainthood. i loathed him for his attention-seeking hypocrisy --and said so-- when he was alive and don't see any need to change my tune now he's dead. other than to respect the pain of his family.


nice mutual abuse in your & TheHack's last paras tho. made me proud to be strine. brought a tear to my jaded eye. it touched me. in a good way, not in a pervy way.

What is unco ?

Unco is uncoordinated. Dunno what you guys might call it over there, but basically it means you have poor hand-eye ability. It's the opposite of George Best or David Gower.

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