I’m not at all surprised it was controversial, but when I heard about it from a friend, I thought it sounded hilarious. Of course I do have a really twisted sense of humor.
And… is now the time to admit I considered dressing up in a costume just like that for Halloween? I chose against it mostly because I decided I didn’t have the patience for all the outrage. It’s not that I think Steve Irwin was evil or anything; it’s just that he was so ripe for parody. He seemed as if he was the kind of guy who could appreciate that about himself. Like they said over at Adrants:
Yeah, okay. There is absolutely nothing funny about a guy who spends his life wrestling crocodiles and gets killed by a creature that isn’t even known for aggression toward humans.
But again: I have a twisted sense of humor. But again: I have no patience.
So I dressed up as a crazy cat woman instead. I can make fun of myself all I want.