The secret about Steve Irwin

As has been widely reported in so many places that I’m not even going to bother finding a link, today Australian icon Steve Irwin was killed in a freak accident involving a stingray.

Many Australians consider Steve a bit of a joke, because he was letting Americans believe that Hoges was not an anomoly and “Crikey! We all talk like this down under!”

However, I’ve always had admiration for the guy because I really believe that he was taking the piss. I’m sure he truly did love wildlife and the outback and all that stuff, but there’s no doubt in my mind that his onscreen persona was purposely giving the American public exactly what they wanted and laughing at them all the way to the bank. It’s a very Australian attitude, really, and you have to hand it to him, he was never seen out of character.

It’s a very sad day for Crocodile Hunter fans everywhere, and especially for his family and kids.

~ by goatlady on September 4, 2006.

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