Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin

What a sad Labor Day. Conservationist Steve Irwin has been stung-to-death by a stingray off the coast of Australia. What a guy, I always found him hilarious, informative, and entertaining. But what made Steve so great was that he was an advocate of conservationism, and that he was someone who got to do what they love. People are going to harp about all the risks he took, but that was part of his daily-job. Rest in Peace, Steve, you died a happy man. We should all be so lucky, and we should remember that nature must be protected. You were a wonderful goofball who enjoyed sticking his head in the maws of crocs, what a hoot. What a card. What a guy.