Crack open the bottles of scalding hot oil and open the doors to all the kiddies, it’s time for a barbecue!!![b]– err… what I mean to say is that it’s Halloween… so just replace the scalding hot oil with sweets and lollies and other random crap[/b].
[url=https://www.leighlo.com/spore/index.php?gallery=./Art-Experimentation/2005-11-28-Rat&image=DSC_7911-C.jpg]Dead rats.[/url] [url=https://www.leighlo.com/spore/index.php?gallery=./Art-Experimentation/2006-10-31-VivaldiDragonfly]Dragonflies with popped eyes.[/url] [url=http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/eye-newt-toe-frog]Eye of newt.[/url] Do kids like that sort of thing these days?
Anyway, by the time this post goes online, it’ll be Halloween in America, but not Australia. We’ve already had our Halloween, which technically isn’t ours since it’s not exactly an Aussie custom… rather a fun bastardised American custom we use to pretend we’re cool.
Still, it’s a good idea to have a day that’s recognised where you’re allowed to dress up and not be considered a dickhead.
Not unless you [url=http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/643/1099/1600/csmack-stevecostume.jpg]look like Steve Irwin.[/url]
[url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/people/irwin-costume-sparks-fury/2006/10/31/1162056961321.html]A lot of people[/url] seem to think that Bill Maher is a dickhead for dressing as he did. Hell, there’s [url=http://celebritysmack.blogspot.com/2006/10/you-knew-this-was-coming.html]even blog entries[/url] about it. [url=http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_popmachine/2006/10/is_the_costume_.html]Blog entries![/url] Well if it’s written in a blog, it must be important!
There seems to be [url=http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20675221-1702,00.html]a fair bit of outrage[/url] about this. It’s a joke.
Bill Maher: you took a joke from South Park and made it into a brilliant costume.
Is it too early? To some people, I’d say yes. To the Irwin’s? More than bloody likely.
But to random ol’ you or me… seriously, you have no idea how over the Steve Irwin issue I am. Between having my “news” being bombarded with stories about Steve, Terri, and Bindi, I just can’t seem to escape.
He was a hero to many, but to me he was an entertainer… so why the fuck do I have to constantly hear about him all the time?
No offense, but this is bordering insanity how often there’s a story on an update on Bindi. This isn’t about insensitivity. What about the other people in the world who lose a loved one? Where’s their updates?
And seriously, when is the right time to make a costume about this sort of stuff. [url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200609/s1732439.htm]Steve Irwin died[/url] two months from Halloween, and while Halloween might be about scaring the shit out of random children (and then giving them things that scare the shit out of dentists), how many people do you know and see that will dress up as someone who’s used in a political, social, or celebrity-sense on Halloween?
Seriously, people who have problems with Bill… get over it. It was a great costume and joke for those of us who like that sort of humour.
Sure, I’m a sick fuck and I’ve got one messed up sense of humour. Doesn’t mean he is too… even though I’d suspect that he is. That’s not an insult, by the way. I’d hate to have a set of morals that restricts me from laughing when something actually is funny. [i]Oh no, we can’t laugh because it’s too soon or it’s not nice to people or something like that.[/i] That’s bullshit.
And while I’m here, kudos to the guys at South Park for coming up with a [url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv–radio/south-parks-irwin-show-bad-taste/2006/10/27/1161749301655.html]Halloween based show[/url] featuring a [url=http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/52990/]brilliant line with Steve Irwin[/url] and a means to inspire a costume (I’m guessing here. While I don’t doubt that Bill Maher is a bloody funny guy, I have a feeling his costume was provoked by the South Park episode).
It seems to be a Steve Irwin-sorta-week, actually. A lot of [url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/why-i-used-irwin-rapper/2006/10/26/1161749225132.html]Steve Irwin in the news[/url] lately. Mind you, there hasn’t been all that big a nudge to get The Irwin family out of the spotlight for news items since the tragic event. And yeah, I say tragic because it was a tragedy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not insensitive to the point of lunacy at all. I recognise that it’s a terrible thing to have happen to anyone… but I’m just a little sick of hearing about it.
I mean seriously… did the French get all whiny when Jacques Costeau died? I mean, hell… he practically invented the genre that Steve Irwin helped to get more people into.