I'm genuinely saddened to read of the death of Steve Irwin. He made me give a care about all sorts of ugly poisonous things. He was funny and passionate and I had a crush on his geeky tush at one point. He kept me company through a long and boring and at times anxious bedrest with the twins (the hospital only got like 17 channels--half of them soap operas that I don't watch, one decorating channel, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel. I watched a lot of Animal Cops and Crocodile Hunter.)
My heartfelt condolences to his ever patient widow and two young children. I hope the zoo continues to thrive under her care.