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08 September 2006 @ 10:53 am
Yay for civilisation!  
I'm back in Melbourne!

For those of you who didn't miss me, I just spent the week staying in Maldon with my sister.
I've had virtually no internet access all week, and I don't think I can wade back through the whole week's worth of livejournal entries, so if anything important happened to you, or there's anything in particular you want me to read about, let me know.

I feel I should put in my feelings about the death of Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin was a wonderful Aussie icon and a real ambassador for wildlife. It's a shame to see someone go so young, but especially when they have such a passion for such a good cause.

However, all the people I've been seeing on the news weeping and saying that it's like losing a member of their family are total fuckwits. Unless you knew the guy personally it is fucking nothing like losing a member of your family, and maybe you might realise that when you actually have a real personal tragedy.

That's my 2c.
(Anonymous) on September 8th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I agree totally, however see my post on Steve to see the other side of things.
escarpeescarpe on September 8th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Sorry that was me, new firewall playing up.
escarpeescarpe on September 8th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
OK that makes no sence! I posted a post saying that I agreed with you totally but you should read my post on Steve to see the other side of the coin. And then it told me I'd posted it anoymously but then it disapeared?
Jacobyak_boy on September 8th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Anonymous comments are screened in my journal.
escarpeescarpe on September 8th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Don't mind me I'm having a crazy day.
sjlsjl on September 8th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)

Most of my feelings around all this are empathy for the family, especially the kids. Very different to how I felt when my grandparents passed away.
Taluthabonesinger on September 14th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I felt that way about the Irwin thing. Until I took a death notice from a ten year old boy who was too distraught to finish and had to hand the phone to his mum.