Monday, September 04, 2006

how the obvious has come as a shock

tom clancy once wrote that the difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.

that has always stuck with me. and it's why i always thought "the crocodile hunter" steve irwin would go down with a heart attack or through natural causes. you know, something he didn't instigate.

that's why his death from a stringray sting has left me shocked, even though it was kinda obvious, right? i mean, the guy made his living from baiting animals and never letting them be. he made his living from pushing danger much further than what is recommended.

and that's kinda how he died, isn't it? having an animal finally get the better hand.

but still, i'm shocked and kinda shook by our loss. because he always did stupid stuff, i figured he was invincible. it makes sense, and therefore, it just makes no sense.

it's kinda like johnny knoxville dying due to bloodloss from a stapled scrotum. should happen, but it won't. he'll die from, i don't know, pneumonia maybe?


rest well, croc.

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