Freudian Slips: Steve Irwin, Life At Large

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

September 05, 2006

Steve Irwin, Life At Large

The recent sudden death of naturalist Steve Irwin is a tremendous loss for the people who remember his exuberance and flair for quite simply put…living. Of worldwide popularity, Steve Irwin made a celebrity living hovering dangerously close to untethered wildlife and he died doing just that. From one of the ocean’s most gentile creatures, Steve Irwin received a stingray’s poisonous barb in the heart doing what he loved wholeheartedly.

You can imagine that a guy like me who runs scared from bumble bees appreciated Steve Irwin’s daredevil antics interacting with dangerous animals. A cautionary tale, I used to say to myself that because of the way Steve Irwin lived his life that he would never live long enough to grow old. I considered his life on the edge a tempt of fate while counterintuitive emotions marveled at his zest for life at large. Steve Irwin utterly loved life so while his freakish death by a stingray is profoundly sad not many people can exit this plane of existence doing exactly what they love and that brutal unity makes the circumstances of his death no accident to me. Most people remote view life from sedentary perches on compressed couch cushions. So few people can really say they earnestly experienced life to the fullest! Steve Irwin was an extraordinary carefree man lucky enough to celebrate life in all its boundless glory. If the Crocodile Hunter is not forever remembered as a man who habitually hunted what life had to offer, his obituary alone will be a crock.



Anonymous Antarro said...


2:56 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

i am at such a loss...i don't speak australian. smile.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous amanda said...

Heh it's me uncle joe, i have to say when i first heard about Irwin's death it was a major shock ( not to metion the way i found out) it broke my heart to know that he was filming a segment for his small daughter's debut t.v. show. not to metion that the stingray pierced all the way through his hear, and he died after just a few minutes.

(i wonder when the video will come out...)

Happy Sweet sixteen Rachel!!!!!!!!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

welcome to the blog.

8:37 AM  

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