Just found out through Reuters that Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died at the age of 44. I have a collection of his episodes on DVD somewhere. Apparently he was shot through the chest by a sting ray. It’s sad, but at the same time, considering his line of work, I think statistically it was bound to happen. I mean, a lot of people watched out of schadenfreude, but I think people just wanted to see him get hurt, not killed.  Slapstick is funny is funny to most, death is only funny to the morbid.

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