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September 5th, 2006

(no subject) @ 06:09 am

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I saw that a lot of you were upset by the death of Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter". Tom McMahon at 4-Block World had what I felt was a fitting tribute. From my perspective, though I'm not much of a nature TV buff (not since Marlon Perkins and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"), Steve Irwin seemed to really, really, really enjoy what he was doing, and it was fun to watch his show. He seemed like a very good person, a family man who cared deeply for the animals, particularly the frightening and not-so-beloved ones. Rest in peace, Steve.
 
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From:bayarts
Date:September 5th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
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Chuckle. I spent many a Sunday afternoon watching "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" but hadn't thought about it in years. Thanks for the reminder. It was a tame, far-call from wild Steve Irwin. That's for sure, but then Perkins managed to live to a ripe old age, as I recall.

I wasn't much of a fan of Steve Irwin's work on television, but I so appreciated his conservation/ecological work and his reputation in general. He was just too much energy for me. Made me tired to watch him! Like many others, I am saddened by his death.
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From:john_holton
Date:September 5th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
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Perkins was the director of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago in the 1950s, so I was always fond of him. His segues into commercials were always a riot: "We just saw that water buffalo stomp that poisonous snake to death to protect her young. If you don't pay your premiums, Mutual of Omaha will stomp you to death." I grew up believing that all of that stuff actually happened in Omaha...imagine my disappointment when, as an adult, I discovered that Omaha isn't anywhere near that wild...

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