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Title: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Smeagol on September 04, 2006, 11:58:23 am
http://au.news.yahoo.com/060904/23/10ebv.html
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 04, 2006, 01:24:30 pm
Can't say I'm that surprised. He's had so many (self-inflicted) brushes with death, it's a wonder he made it this far.

Still, it's a sad day. He was a fun and engaged (and engaging) man, who truly cared for what he did. I have to admit, I loved his show when I was younger, and can still be entertained by it in smaller doses.

I remember rumours of his death circulating before though, and with the total lack of source control many newspapers have today, the rumours of his death may well be greatly exaggerated*. I doubt it, though, but Irwin would have been the perfect guy to circulate such a death rumour about.

(http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/special/SteveIrwin.jpg)

*oh yes, newspapers have reported the death of living people before.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: WereVolvo on September 04, 2006, 01:34:50 pm
Can't say I'm that surprised. He's had so many (self-inflicted) brushes with death, it's a wonder he made it this far.
Me neither. The man was completely bonkers in regard to his personal safety. I was half expecting him to be eaten by a crocodile or bitten by a snake ages ago...

Sad that he's dead, though. He was a fun, reckless sort of guy to watch... and probably one of the world's best known environmentalists. Rest In Peace, Steve.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Goshawk on September 04, 2006, 02:17:47 pm
Does suck really bad, at least he was doing his job that he loved.

RIP
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Smeagol on September 04, 2006, 02:24:55 pm
To die like that just sucks. I mean, come on, it couldn't have been a crocodile biting his head off or something?

Sucks to be his family right now :(
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: MDX on September 04, 2006, 06:23:59 pm
right through his chest? thats horrifying. I knew he died from a stingray attack, but the details are still far and few..



Rest in Peace Steve Irwin, he was quite the legend imho.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 04, 2006, 07:28:15 pm
Jezus, the lameness of Fiindil prevails once again.

Next time, actually WRITE something because smashing Alt+v and click "Post", its so lame to check a thread only seeing a link.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Kasumi-Astra on September 04, 2006, 08:08:12 pm
Yeah, that Stingray accomplished what many, many animals have longed to do for years... Still, you've got to admire him for what he was did for wildlife and dieing doing what he loved the most. He knew the dangers and was more than content to do it. I guess if you really understand these animals as much as he did, it would be a lot less dangerous than if you didn't know them at all.
He could've stopped after he became famous, after all he has a family now. But he just kept on going, doing what he believed in and died making a documentary.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Goshawk on September 04, 2006, 08:30:17 pm
It's like the second recorded time ever or something this has happened with a stingray too. :/
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 04, 2006, 08:37:42 pm
Can't say I'm that surprised. He's had so many (self-inflicted) brushes with death, it's a wonder he made it this far.
Me neither. The man was completely bonkers in regard to his personal safety. I was half expecting him to be eaten by a crocodile or bitten by a snake ages ago...

Sad that he's dead, though. He was a fun, reckless sort of guy to watch... and probably one of the world's best known environmentalists. Rest In Peace, Steve.
QFT.


It would also have been funny in an ironic sort of way if he had actually been eaten by a crocodile.

And as domo kun just said, it's only happened one or two times before that somebody's died from being stung by a stingray. It really sucks to die from such a thing (not that it doesn't suck to die by say getting hit by a car, though)...
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Ant on September 04, 2006, 08:52:08 pm
He truly changed the world for the better, and was very passionate about what he done


True Legend

RIP Steve
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Fallout on September 04, 2006, 09:02:50 pm
Jezus, the lameness of Fiindil prevails once again.

Next time, actually WRITE something because smashing Alt+v and click "Post", its so lame to check a thread only seeing a link.


What does alt+v do again?

RIP steve.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 04, 2006, 10:13:39 pm
What does alt+v do again?

Try it out yourself.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: evilcandybag on September 04, 2006, 10:21:58 pm
On Swedish Windows, it brings down the Tools menu in your current window.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Viherminttu on September 05, 2006, 03:09:00 am
bleh. i wish id stop seeing this. ive got 15 posts on my LJ friends page about it, on devart and furaffinity journals...

yes. hes dead. its sad. but nothing of value was lost. his family will continue his work.

im more sad about the great australian author that died on the same day.

Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 05, 2006, 03:18:14 am
Crocodile man dies !

Everybody is sad !

I don't care.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: SpeedD on September 05, 2006, 05:20:38 am
Would you care if I died Rad?
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Gravehill on September 05, 2006, 05:53:49 am
Once we were, with my wife and son, watching as there were trees chopped down. After first tree fell my son bursted into tears. I tried to comfort him and tell him why that tree had to fall. Still, he was so young that he could not understand why. All that he understood was that tree he liked so much run around of fell down. Died. So when they did chop second tree down he cried again. Why that tree had to die? I did know but my son did not. So I walk away and we watched those trees that still standed tall. They probably stand even after I, even my son, has died. We weep for trees but do the trees weep for us?

When people are dying we keep asking this question of why very often? There are some reasons or explanations how some people died and what killed them. There are reasons, like in war, that can be pointed out. But still all this is only superficial. Heartstroke, accident, bullet, axe, ageing, stingray. Whatever kills us it does not have meaning. Death is part of life. Without death there were no life. Every living thing is going to die at some point. Death has no meaning to one that have died. Only life that we lived is meaningful. Every life we touched, every joy we enjoyed, every sorrow we shared. Our legacy keeps on living in those people we have touched. If one does live like there were no tomorrow, living the life one loves and shining one's enthusiasm and love everywhere one goes that's good life, happy life. Happy life is best we can hope for. And relatively (fast and) painless death. And that our legacy will live on, either on our children or in people we have touched of. I think this man had all this : he was doing what he loved to the end and surely he left legacy. He did not have to wither away in pains which is very mercifull. I feel sorry for his family thou and I respect their sorrow. It really hurts to lost someone you love (I know it by experience).

With respect, may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: mumppis on September 05, 2006, 02:28:41 pm
one baka less in the world now well he did try to to preserve the wildlife but should use more brains to do it
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Ant on September 05, 2006, 02:57:09 pm
Like use his fiery sword to rain sulphur down on all 'fat cat' companies profiting from the death of millions of creatures per year?
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 05, 2006, 04:07:12 pm
Would you care if I died Rad?
That'd be like 90% less sarcasm on the forums...
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: SpeedD on September 06, 2006, 03:17:45 am
That'd be like 90% less sarcasm on the forums...

You didn't answer my question. :D
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Ankle on September 06, 2006, 08:44:03 am
CRIKEY! Look at that! This fella has got me right in the chest! *dies*
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 06, 2006, 05:52:07 pm
CRIKEY! Look at that! This fella has got me right in the chest! *dies*

Somehow I can just imagine him saying that...
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: blindsdog on September 06, 2006, 06:01:46 pm
CRIKEY! Look at that! This fella has got me right in the chest! *dies*
well, supposedly he pulled it out of his chest before he fell unconcious  :o

RIP
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Drakonis on September 06, 2006, 06:42:21 pm
Just for your information, he's the 17th recorded death by a sting ray. The only one that was caught on tape.

He was filming his documentary. In fact, the camera man actually swam in front of the sting ray and steve went above it. This is what caused it to attack, they panic when they're boxed in apparently.

I'm curious what they intend to do with the footage. It actually shows the attack in full. Steve didn't exactly die in the water though, but it would show the fatal blow.

I don't particularly want to see it, but I hope it's not just shoved into his documentary he was making at the time to increase sales.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Bearfoot on September 06, 2006, 08:42:24 pm
I doubt it'll even be aired.

That's just a little too disrepsectful if you ask me.

Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Ankle on September 06, 2006, 10:19:25 pm
I doubt it'll even be aired.

That's just a little too disrepsectful if you ask me.

You tell that to the media who are constantly bothering his family and trying to get interviews with the kids.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Goshawk on September 06, 2006, 11:02:57 pm
There's links online to it, but I think really, showing his death footage is a bit too much on TV. I wouldn't won't it, and I doubt his family do either. (to see it on TV)
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: SomethingApt on September 06, 2006, 11:21:26 pm
it's being done, as per his wishes.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news_detail.html?sku=384

hey... if it's what he wanted, im for it. he was awesome.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 06, 2006, 11:31:19 pm
I've read the exact opposite: That it will be deleted, as soon as the police hand it back to the producer of the movie he was filming. This according to the norwegian newspaper VG, dated 20060906, at 0923.

Of course, there is a certain chance that it will be leaked to the internet, especially now that they've told that it will be deleted.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Ankle on September 07, 2006, 04:57:24 am
(http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/6370/beta191le9.gif)
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 07, 2006, 06:31:49 pm
Quote from the newspaper sent in letter :

" I think its hilarious that some guy, that has been messing around with animals his whole life finally gets owned by a fish.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Goshawk on September 07, 2006, 09:28:51 pm
WoW Tribute:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html;jsessionid=8A84D2DC4540031833B6D6C348EFCAA6?topicId=15493591&pageNo=3
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Trias on September 08, 2006, 02:18:36 am
it's a hoax probably.
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Bearfoot on September 08, 2006, 08:28:28 pm
I hope it's an ambush to gank some griefers.. I'd laugh like hell if it was...
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: chompy on September 09, 2006, 04:14:17 am
Peter Brock died yesterday in a rally accident, another great Australian has died

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ORGANISERS of the Targa West rally have decided to complete the remaining stages of the event, after drivers yesterday observed a minute's silence in honour of racing legend Peter Brock.

"Following consultation with all relevant authorities, competitors, officials and CAMS the event will continue for the remaining two days of competition," said a message on the race website. 

Brock, 61, lost control of his Daytona Coupe in wet conditions only hours after the start of the three-day Targa rally near Perth yesterday, slamming side-on into a tree.

The nine-time Bathurst winner died at the scene.  Rescue workers say it took them four hours to free his body from the twisted wreckage of his vehicle.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20375524-2,00.html - copy paste
Title: Re: Stingray: Steve Irwin Hunter
Post by: Smeagol on September 09, 2006, 01:27:02 pm
Damn, can't your country come to terms with the death of Steve Irwin or something?