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Guardian
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By Sullust:
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He was just a very charismatic person. People around the world are fond of him.
You nearly gave me a heart attack; I thought you were talking about Klein at first.

In keeping with the spirit of Canadian content: Canadians killed and injured yesterday by American 'friendly fire'. Again. Youpi.

I realize that close air support is vital in Afganistan, but just imagine the backlash if it were the other way around.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 488
Profile #26
quote:
Originally written by Drow:

From the way people acted, you'd have thought Steve Irwin was a politician or presidential candidate. :P
Except... we're not that fond of politicians or presidential candidates anymore. At least not as much as we are of the Croc Hunter.

[ Tuesday, September 05, 2006 07:49: Message edited by: Sedape ]
Posts: 137 | Registered: Saturday, January 5 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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My point. He was popular, but how was he controversial - what is more, sufficiently controversial to start an edit war on Wikipedia? :P

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Prime Minister John Howard said [Irwin] had died in "quintessentially Australian circumstances".
There are not many countries that can claim "death by insanely poisonous critter" as a common cause.
Thus: I <3 TEH AUSTRALIA! :D

[ Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:26: Message edited by: Drow ]

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Drow:

My point. He was popular, but how was he controversial ...
Didn't you hear about this a couple of years ago?

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Sedape:

Except... we're not that fond of politicians or presidential candidates anymore. At least not as much as we are of the Croc Hunter.
You know, in Missouri, we elected a dead man to the Senate. He'd died in a plane crash too close to the election for his name to be removed from the ballot, and he won in a race that wasn't really close. His wife took the office... Jean Carnahan, if anyone's actually interested.

So, with that precedent in mind... Steve Irwin for President!

(I don't care which country, just oust somebody!)

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Originally written by Dintiradan:

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:D

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Shaper
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

As it turns out, the Crocodile Hunter is also dead... :eek:
This was the saddest thing I've seen in quite a while. >:/

-S-

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Shaper
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And now Peter Brock died too.

Not as internationally well-known as Irwin, but he is the greatest motorsport racing Australian ever.
IMAGE(http://www.saxton.com.au/saxton_db_data/images/Brock_Peter.jpg)

Died age 61.

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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #32
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

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So, with that precedent in mind... Steve Irwin for President!

(I don't care which country, just oust somebody!)

Oooh! I know just the one! :D

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Guardian
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Order Mage is dead. Rest In Pieces.

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Law Bringer
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The body count is rising, folks... all the celebrities with personalities are dying. Anybody else feel like we're losing role models (however flawed they may be) at an unacceptable rate, only to have them replaced by empty, soulless Hollywood types?

Imagine fourty years or so down the road, when we'll be saying stuff like "Wow, Paris Hilton finally died."

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Shaper
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Somehow I don't think we will find that nearly as upsetting...

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Polaris
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Electric Sheep One
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I think people tend to get the celebrities they deserve.

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Shock Trooper
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you know the funny thing? a lot of Aussies think that steve was just weird, but every other country loves him, still not the best way to go

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