Monday, September 04, 2006

Crock


This is the last of the rhyming titles.

Unfortunately, this one will also mostly write itself.

Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, was killed today, apparently by a stingray barb to the heart, while filming on Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. He is survived by his wife Terri (from Oregon!), daughter Bindi Sue, 8, and son Bob, 3.

Sure, Steve was a lunatic, but we've all gotten stuck while channel surfing to watch him chase "the most dangerous snake in the world," and we all could do the same bad impression: "Crikey!"

I suppose a guy who makes his living wrestling 14-foot crocodiles, and picking pit vipers up by the tail, has to have a stunted life expectancy, but come on, a stingray??

Many of us wondered whether it was all real. Just how much control was there? How much danger was he really in?

Well, now we know.

Goodbye Steve. Thanks for the adventure!

Reading for Comprehension:
1. What's the biggest reptile you've wrestled?
2. Have you ever perfected your own personal death roll?
3. Cage match: Crocodile Dundee vs. The Crocodile Hunter?

24 comments:

  1. 1. Well there was this guy on holiday - oh wait, you're not talking about that kind of snake..
    2. No, girls don't do things like that
    3. The Crocodile Hunter - no contest

    And I agree on the Stingray, he could have least been eaten by a killer shark

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  2. People die from pneumonia too, you know.

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  3. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Gee, another educational comment from the princess. I'm sure no one was aware of that little tidbit. Let's all thank the princess for bringing medical knowledge up to era before Christ's birth.

    And, I'm sure Steve thought the same thing the moment before death - "Come on, a stingray??"

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  4. First of all, since when do I make educational comments? Other than to point out that I passed the bar before Bri did. Pay attention! If you'd read the last post, you would have known that I HAVE pneumonia, hence my concern that people DIE from pneumonia. Of course, I also nearly died while in lawschool, during my first second and third pregnancy and during my last car accident. Gosh, its a wonder I'm still alive. Aren't you all glad about that?!?! Have fun, folks.

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  5. Anonymous7:36 PM

    I'm surprised you haven't died of hysteria yet. So you have pnemonia. (And, no, I didn't pay attention to your previous self-centered comment. Why would I?) I know plenty of people who have NOT died of pneumonia. Chill out a little and expect to take some crap when you are incapable of commenting on anything but yourself.

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  6. Aw, c'mon anonymous, I set up some pretty good ones there. That's just laking in anything witty. Went for plain mean, huh? S'ok. Takes a certain amount of intelligence for witty princess mocking as opposed to just plain mean. If you need some good examples, just ask Mith or Bri. They've had years of experience.

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  7. another anonymous7:52 AM

    Damn, I wish I said what anonymous said.

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  8. Cage Match...

    Princess leah v Anonymous
    Princess leah v The Stingray
    Anonymous v The Stingray

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  9. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Leah, since you haven't noticed, I'm always mean to you. It has nothing to do with trying to be witty. Catch up, little girl.

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  10. Anonymous9:53 AM

    I am too.

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  11. Steve Irwin10:16 AM

    Crikey! Fer the perpoos of soyance, weer gonna poot the preencess in a foiting pit with aynoneemous, the MOST dayngerus cammenter een thees bloge. Weel let theym dook it oot to the feenish!

    Somwan geet me a booshy stick!

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  12. Obviously anonymous would win the cage match. Why? Wait for it.....because I HAVE PNEUMONIA. Too weak to fight. Otherwise I'd be at work, suing Bri's clients and giving him job security so he could feed the Monkey.

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  13. I don't get it. Is this blog supposed to be funny?

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  14. Pit Viper1:59 PM

    im just pissed that the sting ray got him before I did.

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  15. John the baptist2:01 PM

    Women are a brood of Vipers!!

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  16. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Aw, too bad Leah gave up so easily. And I was ready to concede the cage match because she could just start talking and kill my will to live.

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  17. THAT'S what I'm talking about! Witty! Funny! A good counter attack, not mean, but well thought out. MUCH better, anonymous. Should I keep going or are you dead already? Just checking....

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  18. a jock8:59 PM

    Wait a minute, last of the rhyming titles? But there are tons left to go! I mean, there is airlock, babcock, bach, balk, bangkok, beanstalk, bedrock, blalock, bloc, block, boardwalk, bock, burdock, buttstock, cakewalk, calk, catwalk, caulk, cellblock, chalk, chock, clock, cock, cognac, cornstalk, crock, crosswalk, deadlock, defrock, doc, dock, epoch, fetlock, firelock, flintlock, floc, flock, forelock, frock, gamecock, gawk, goshawk, gridlock, gunlock, hawk, haycock, headlock, headstock, hemlock, hitchcock, hoc, hock, jaywalk, jock, kapok, knock, kulak, leafstalk, livestock, lock, locke, macaque, mach, matchlock, mock, mohawk, moonwalk, nighthawk, o'clock, oarlock, outwalk, padlock, peacock, penstock, petcock, pibroch, pock, polack, relock, rimrock, roadblock, rock, rootstock, rorschach, schlock, shamrock, sheepwalk, sheetrock, sherlock, shock, shoptalk, shylock, sidewalk, skywalk, sleepwalk, slovak, smock, sock, spacewalk, squawk, stalk, stock, stopcock, talk, ticktock, unblock, undock, unfrock, unlock, walk, warlock, wedlock, windsock, wok, woodblock, woodcock....and a bunch others, for sure.

    Please give the rhyming titles another shot.

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  19. You losers have way too much time on your hands. Princess has a disease and someone else owns a rhyming dictionary. Whoop-dee-fuckin-doo!

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  20. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Finally. Leah commented on something other than herself.

    Congratulations Leah. This is just one small step towards humanity. Keep up the good work.

    And, we've managed to scare away another new reader for Brian. Good job, folks.

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  21. In my Napolean Dynamite voice,
    "you guys are retarded"

    Princess leah and anonymous need to make love and albino ferret needs a root canal to brighten his day.

    Brian, Take charge brother!!

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  22. As commenter of the year, you should know that I have no power here. I merely create a place to facilitate the free exchange of ideas. I agree about the princess and anonymous though, just for the record...

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  23. lil' peep7:14 AM

    1. my peep
    2. don't understand the question
    3. steve Irwin for sure!
    4. I think you're hot.

    your secret admirer from san diego
    I want to touch your snake
    can we have a drink together some time?
    can I look up your kilt sometime?

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