perfection. headcanon accepted.
OH MY GOD
"When I talk to the camera, mate, it`s not like I`m talking to the camera, I`m talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me."
"I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message." - Steve Irwin.
7 years ago today, the world lost a legend. I was 14 and I remember being home from school when a little bulletin ran across the bottom of the TV, because his death was that big of a deal, that they ran a news bulletin about it across the bottom of all channels and I remember my mom switching it over to the news to hear the story.
I remember thinking, there is no way, “confirmed dead”? No he’ll be alright, because he’s Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, right?
I remember bawling my eyes out the whole rest of the day because my idol, the guy I wanted to grow up to be, was dead.
In the following years I have watched this man’s passion and efforts fade away from the very audiences he tried to reach. The channels that once aired his show have become a joke.
His message about spreading education in order to fight all the ignorance has been lost.
Today media has gone from helpful and educational to ‘what’s best for the ratings’. Shows that use fear mongering and spread misinformation are all that are shown on once great channels such as Animal Planet and Discovery.
Instead of shows like Crocodile Hunter, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and the beautifully put together documentaries on wildlife… we have shows like Fatal Attractions, a show that depicts exotic pet owners in bad light, making all of us who own something not cute and furry look like we’re trying to ‘own and control a piece of the wild’. The incidents that are portrayed on that show are greatly exaggerated and only depict a small fraction of the exotics community. Not everyone who owns a tiger is keeping it in their NY apartment. Not everyone who works with venomous snakes is free handling them.
Then you have ‘documentaries’ such as Man Eating Super Croc, which does nothing but make a crocodile who was only living as a crocodile should, out to be a murderous monster, out to grab your children and pets from the water’s edge without any remorse.
I used to look forward to Shark Week, until it became a joke, and yet another vessel for spreading fear and false information.
If Steve were still alive today, I wonder how he’d feel about these so called educational shows that have taken over the many channels of Discovery Network? I wonder how he’d feel about the python hunts that Florida keeps placing into motion? I wonder how he’d feel about the attacks on the exotic pet keepers community and all the recent legislation that is working to completely ban anything that’s not a dog or a cat (yet)? I wonder what he’d have to say about the increase of rhino poaching and the extinction of now two rhino subspecies within 5 years? I wonder what actions he’d take on the efforts to end shark finning? How would he feel about the sensationalism of rattlesnake roundups?
I wonder what he’d say and how he’d contribute to ending all of these things…
I think he’d be shaking his head. I think he’d be incredibly sad to see how much his message has faded from the best possible hosts for it.
The world could sure use you back Steve, especially now when we need a strong voice to say what needs to actually be said and for someone to start spreading the right message again.
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve a couple of times whilst he was demonstrating at Australia Zoo, and he was as large-as-life in life as he was on screen. I can still remember the exact time of day and where I was and what I was doing when I was told he’d passed away, and I remember thinking we should all go out the way he did - doing exactly what we love and what we’re passionate about, uncompromising and steadfast in our causes.
never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’
I CANT HANDLE THIS
are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’
OMG MY 17 YEAR OLD COUSIN HAS A BUNCH OF HIS FRIENDS OVER RIGHT NOW AND I COULD HEAR THEM LISTENING TO FERGALICIOUS AND SINGING SO I BANGED ON THE WALL AND SHOUTED “I CAN HEAR YOU GUYS” AND THEN ONE OF THEM GOES “SHIT WHY DIDNT YOU SAY SHE WAS HOME” AND THEN ANOTHER ONE WAS LIKE “NO ITS A PART OF OUR VIDEO GAME” AND THEN ANOTHER ONE SHOUTS “DUDE WHY THE FUCK WOULD FERGALICIOUS BE IN A VIDEO GAME” IM CRYING
So I don’t think those free condoms universities hand out suck as much as guys say they do.
Okay, but seriously. If you’re ever considering sexy times with a guy and he tells you that he can’t wear a condom there is a 100.3% chance that he is a liar, and you should definitely not have sex with him. Don’t have sex with liars. Have sex with a cute honest people that bring you ice cream the next morning. Liars do not bring you ice cream. And if they do it’s ice cream made of lies. Ice cream made of lies is very emotionally unfulfilling. Don’t trust liars or their disease-ridden ice cream.
that was the best safe-sex talk ever.
Why I am suspicious of those who say they got pregnant because a condom “broke”…
HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER USED A CONDOM. HAVE ANY OF YOU HAD SEX YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CONDOMS. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I’m sick of this shit. Just because a condom has a tensile force high enough to withstand inflation does not mean it can comfortably fit any penis. No one wants latex literally stretched against a boner like it is in this pic. A condom that is too small causes added friction which can lead to the condom tearing. If someone tells you it is too small, you LISTEN. YOU DO NOT HAVE RAW SEX WITH THEM. THAT IS NOT WHAT I AM SAYING. YOU GO BUY A MAGNUM. There are even sizes above that. SO NO THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO SAY THAT A PERSON CANNOT WEAR ANY CONDOMS BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT FIT IN CERTAIN SIZES. And whoever the fuck said they don’t believe condoms break is literally fucking stupid as hell. You didn’t even try to think you slut shaming ignorant ass. Condoms do not break from things not fitting in them. They break due to frictional forces without sufficient lubricant and air bubbles trapped in the reservoir tip that push through the latex upon ejaculation. Proper application requires that the tip be pinched to remove this air while it is rolled down the shaft. Very few people know this due to the rampant lack of appropriate sex ed. Proper condom application technique and education is crucial to effective birth control and STI protection. So before you go spouting your ignorant crap, how bout you think about your penised partner and the overall function of a condom and try to spread real education rather than shaming people.
GIANT WATER BALLOON