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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steve Irwin is dead

Crikey!

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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 12:47 AM
 
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Wow. I cannot believe it. He was crazy too, but funny in a way. RIP Steve Irwin.
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post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 12:48 AM
 
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wow, i used to watch his show all the time. i do have to say, something was bound to happen. with all the risks he took. that sucks man.
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Bummer
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post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 01:19 AM
 
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Thats such a bummer . I enjoyed his fearlessness, and his show was quite entertaining. I mean who hasnt impersonated this guy.
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post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 01:23 AM
 
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well you try your chances that many times , they will catch up to you sooner or later . that may sound cold or insensitive but i think it is true .

he was crazy yeah , but it is sad to see him go . I think he was really happy with what he did and really enjoyed it . I know a lot people can't say that. He did spread a message and it was one of good .

peace to steve .
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Sucks that it happened, but man he was annoying. I always thought he would have been eaten by a croc!
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 02:01 AM
 
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That is just sad. I loved this guy! You could tell he was nothing but a genuine guy that had crazy passion for his work. What a **** thing to happen, but you knew it WAS going to happen sooner or later.

RIP Steve, you crazy bastard.
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RIP...will be missed.
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post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 02:17 AM
 
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Yep, you said it Ibanez249...


Man that sucks... RIP Steve...
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post #11 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 02:17 AM
 
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Check out some of these quotes...

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Because when they strike it can be that quick that if they're within range, you're dead, you're dead in your tracks. And his head weighs more than my body so it's WHACK!
Steve Irwin

But I put my life on the line to save animals.
Steve Irwin

Crikey means gee whiz, wow!
Steve Irwin

Crikey, mate. You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers and all those sharks in the big MGM building.
Steve Irwin

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
Steve Irwin

Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.
Steve Irwin

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
Steve Irwin

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.
Steve Irwin

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
Steve Irwin

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Steve Irwin

I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn't film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.
Steve Irwin

I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I'm just fine with that.
Steve Irwin

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Steve Irwin

I mean, these are all just little pink bits here (pointing at his arm) and are just curing up now. I've been recently filming a nine-and-a-half-foot female crocodile I had to catch. Oh, man, she bit me up! That was a mistake.
Steve Irwin

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.
Steve Irwin

I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
Steve Irwin

I've probably saved thousands of peoples' lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything.
Steve Irwin

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest.
Steve Irwin

My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.
Steve Irwin

No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence.
Steve Irwin

No, snakes are no problem. I'd go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.
Steve Irwin

See, I've always seen Jacques Cousteau as a hero, mate. He's a legend - like my dad, just a legend. And so what he did for conservation in the '60s through the '70s was just phenomenal.
Steve Irwin

Sharks, I've been self-trained as well, and crocodiles, naturally. I've been catching them since I was nine. No problem.
Steve Irwin

Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.
Steve Irwin

Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I've been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn't matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.
Steve Irwin

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
Steve Irwin

So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I've been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it's gone beyond that.
Steve Irwin

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.
Steve Irwin

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
Steve Irwin

That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.
Steve Irwin

The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.
Steve Irwin

The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am.
Steve Irwin

There's a lot of research behind the scenes that you don't get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then.
Steve Irwin

We've evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn't work for us.
Steve Irwin

When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.
Steve Irwin

When the East Timor conflict broke out, when they gained independence, the militia killed a lot of East Timorese people. And their sacred totem is the crocodile. They believe that their island is actually a solidified crocodile, so it has sacred status.
Steve Irwin

Where I live if someone gives you a hug it's from the heart.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've had some really bad parrot bites.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
Steve Irwin

Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.
Steve Irwin

You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
Steve Irwin

You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny.
Steve Irwin
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That's sad!!
First I thought that Mike Rowe had died.. I got the two confused...
RIP!!

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post #13 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 02:44 AM
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it's such a SHAME. The guy dealt with some hardcore animals and a god damn sting ray did him in. RIP man
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post #14 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 02:45 AM
 
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I have to say I'm really surprised quite how shocked I am by this! However if you play with fire......

Everyone knows he did a high risk job, but it was the job he loved and I enjoy watching people do the thing they love. Clearly a very smart bloke.

RIP Steve
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post #15 of 61 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 03:47 AM
 
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It's such sad news!

He had done so much for conservation and spent huge amounts of money buying up wetlands and such for preservation. He is going to be sorely missed. Condolences to his wife and young kids.

RIP Steve.
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