Monday, September 04, 2006

Irony

There are certain events in life that truly define 'irony.' This is one of them.

For someone who made a career out of chasing danger -- and often staring it in its (large toothy) mouth -- there's no word but ironic to describe Steve Irwin's premature death. I nearly fell off the treadmill when I tuned into CNN and saw the breaking news. The experts have been all over the news talking about how stingray attacks are rarely fatal. What were the chances? And at a time when he was working on a not-so-dangerous project. It's ironic and it's sad.

I always thought he was completely out of his mind, but I found his personality and his shows incredibly addictive. And I have a phobia of reptiles. So that's something. I guess, crazy or not, he did a fair amount to educate people about creatures nobody particularly cares for. And whatever anybody thought of him, 44 is too young...

3 Comments:

At 5:32 PM, Blogger V!Aiyer said...

Clear cut case of fortune not favouring the brave..It was destiny! May his soul rest in peace.

VA

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Mangs said...

i still feel really uncomfortable about his work though!

 
At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not irony. it would have been ironic if he had built his life around avoiding stingrays and than one day got attacked by one.

 

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