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Australians: What Do You Think Of The Croc Hunter?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Steve Irwin: just about everyone knows who he is by now...





Somehow, I get the impression that you might think of him as a walking-cliche of sorts-- am I right?



---that, and the whole dangle-my-newborn-in-front-of-a-15ft-crocodile stunt was a real work of genius  Big grin

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Australians hate the guy. He's a tool in their eyes.


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
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Steve was very stupid taking his baby son into the croc feeding area, while performing a show. He deserved all the backlash that he received. A few nights ago on TV I saw him put his oldest children, his daughter's life in danger. He took his daughter on a croc hunt, and she helped catch the croc and tie it up. He deserves no symphothy what so ever if any of his children are attacked or even sadly killed cause of his stupidity.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

He got into trouble for going to close to animals on his visit to Antarctica. He claims that the animals came to him and not the other way around. He went to court over it but I am unsure of the verdict.

User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

He was cleared of the charges. Unfortunately.

As the first Australian to comment here I gotta say that I absolutely HATE the man. No, actually the word hate does not do justice to the deep loathing I have for him - I hate him for the image he presents to the rest of the world and I hate him as a parent.
I hate that he projects this image of Australians as being these kakee wearing, slang talking, crocodile wearing simpletons.

My god, why can't he go to Iraq and get kidnapped or get a job as an Israeli busdriver or something - DIE STEVE DIE!!

The man is a total idiot - devoid of any endearing qualities. He is reckless and stupid and doesn't deserve a passport let alone a movie, a tv show and a business. He is an unashamed conservative who only missed out on getting Australian of the year from his friend John Howard's Australia day council because the world finally realised just how stupid he was in dangling his baby in front of a crocodile.

I think I speak for a lot of Australians when I say we do not wish to be associated with this idiot.

The fact that Steve rarely appears on TV in Australia is testament to his lack of popularity in this country. The man is a fossil - a relic of an era long dead. And the era was long dead for a reason.

I hope he rots.

QFF


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

He does love his work.

Got a chance to see him at Australia zoo

Mad guy


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

What Steve getting attacked or his kids getting attacked

Either one



or get a job as an Israeli busdriver or something

Nice! lol



The fact that Steve rarely appears on TV in Australia

Interesting, didn't know that....


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I actually quite like the guy when I met him back in Feb 02 he was a real nice person to talk to!

Glenn



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User currently offlineRT514 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Australia Zoo at the Sunshine Coast is fabulous. Its readily apparent that he does love his work and is a true advocate for fauna of all kinds.

As for Steve on more a personal level, Aussies are rather indifferent to the man and he's rarely a topic of conversation. When he is, however, he is usually perceived as yet another goofy bloke using his notoriety to make more and more money.

It's fair to say that the land where Steve is more popular than anywhere else is the USA.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

I got to chatting about this with an Australian gentleman I was doing business with here in the US. He was far more irritated with absurd stereotypes in the Crocodile Dundee movies than anything. He did say Steve I. wasn't thought of very fondly back home either. Seen more as a joke. I never had a chance to talk to him about the Wiggles.  Smile


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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

As another Aussie to comment on this,

I say he is good fun. Sure he has an attitude that could annoy a few people, but you have to give him credit at how he has managed to make lots of $$$$ out of his love for the crocs.

I met him 2 years back at Sydney Airport and he was nothing but friendly and accomodating. Won't hear a bad word about him from me  Smile


User currently offlineBartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

His wife must be just as big a dumbshit as him. She's a try hard of him. Talking with her fake accent that is neither American nor Australian, I think shes just putting on an act to kinda support Steve and his stupid behaviour. No way two people with similair stupid ways of talking, exagerating and emphasizing every word in a sentence, could meet each other. Must be a small world.





User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Qantasforever, I don't think most non-Aussies see the guy as being a typical Australian. The guy is strange no matter where he's from.


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
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I never met the dude, but he is either incredibly brave in the face of wild predators or incredibly stupid in the face of cameras.

He seems to be a supreme self marketer with a great talent for working with animals. I am sure his tombstone one day will say this:

"He loved crocs...The problem was they loved him too..."



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3278 times:
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In addition to reply 2. Today I read in Wellingtons paper under TV reviews, it did an article on Steve, What I didn't see a few nights ago on TV was that his daughter (i think she is about 5 years old), well she actually jumped on the croc......before it was caught.

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Talking with her fake accent that is neither American nor Australian, I think shes just putting on an act to kinda support Steve and his stupid behaviour.

Hahaha...yeah. I saw her last year here in Adelaide, she was here promoting some wildlife cause along with her husband...she sounds so weird.

Have any of you guys seen the new "Quarantine Matters" Ads on TV? He does his usual crazy thing there also. And of course there is the Toyota commercial..



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
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He cracks me up. Used to watch him on the Discovery Channel about 7-8 years ago, before he really blew up.

"Oh, this is the worlds most deadly snake. Here Terry, hold my shirt..."

He was funny in those Fed-Ex ads about 4 years ago. And he's making money doing something he loves, so more power to him.


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Springbok747 -

Have any of you guys seen the new "Quarantine Matters" Ads on TV?

OH you mean the one's that netted him over $3000 of taxpayers money a second? This guy must have sex with John Howard every single day.

QFF


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I must admit thoug that it was very funny sunday TV once. But after a year or 2 it wasn't really funny anymore. It's like he started doing drugs or something. He sure got stranger and more nuts for every show that he produced.

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

OH you mean the one's that netted him over $3000 of taxpayers money a second? This guy must have sex with John Howard every single day.

LOL...QANTASFOREVER. Are you serious??! $3000 A SECOND???!!! Man, thats crazy, considering he is just a nutjob with an interest in crocs!



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Like - I could perhaps understand a government made tourist commerical for the United States - but a quarantine ad screened in Australia?? Why??

It was worked out that the amount he was paid divided by the length of the ad = over $3000 of your money per second.

It is completely disgusting.

QFF


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Qantasforever,

What is your problem with wearing khaki? I´ve got several shirts in this colour and find it quite nice....

Jan


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

MD11Engineer -

Khaki is fine - but do you wear it every single day? Do you appear on international television and act as an ambassador for your country and always wear khaki? Do you project an image overseas that all your fellow countrymen wear khaki every single day?

No - thus, Steve is a moron.

QFF


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

Steve is really a moron...

I think this picture says it all:



Thanks to him, many of my overseas friends think all Australians are like this  Yeah sure

Congratulations to Steve and all of the people of Australia for this achievement!

From http://www.uselessjunk.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=491

And we are not the only ones who dont like him:

http://www.theantiher0.com/croc.htm



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Malb777-"He is a Fuckwit and its a shame he brags about being an Aussie"

Hahahaha, well you people from Oz reckon we claim all the famous Aussies as our own, well you guys can keep steve  Big grin


25 BNE : There are some many negative views of Steve Irwin from the Australians. Is it because he has made some good money from it and he has a job he enjoys d
26 QANTASFOREVER : BNE - The reason why many Australians are a little more than "indifferent" toward Irwin is because he is exploiting us. He is exploiting the image of
27 KYIPpilot : Keep in mind, when he was 9 years old, he was able to jump onto the back of a small croc in the wild and subdue it. Steve's father is just like him. T
28 Post contains images Slider : I can understand the animus coming from the Aussies who think he's a walking stereotype. Hell, I flinch everytime I hear a stupid Outback restaurant c
29 Post contains images Russophile : Hell, I flinch everytime I hear a stupid Outback restaurant commercial and think that joint is horribly overrated. I would flinch not because it's ove
30 777ER : well you people from Oz reckon we claim all the famous Aussies as our own, well you guys can keep steve And the aussies also claim many famous kiwis a
31 Lurch : I bet your TAX MAN likes him though?
32 ClassicLover : Some Australians will automatically dislike him because he is successful at what he does - it's an Australian thing that some of us do from time to ti
33 DeskPilot : So he's different - big deal. Do we (Aussies/Australians) all want to model ourselves on one personality type ? Maybe we can all be John Howard clones
34 Post contains images DL021 : Well, Outback restaurants came from Sarasotar, where the founder now lives and they were following a successful model led by McKerrow at Longhorns. Th
35 QANTASFOREVER : Russophile - I HATE "G'DAY" - I HAVE NEVER USED IT AND I NEVER WILL!!!!!!!! Perhaps I would if it wasn't associated with morons like Irwin and Paul Ho
36 Post contains images BOEING747-700 : Hes Fairdinkum mate, nah worries . I do find his TV show rather interesting, I would love the opertunity to meet Steve Erwin. I have some questions I
37 QANTASFOREVER : BOEING747-700 - Not a bad idea there - meeting Steve Irwin. Hmmmmm - Although I probably wouldn't be asking him anything - I would just quietly open t
38 Springbok747 : QANTASFOREVER, LOL..HAHAHAAHAAAAAA...lots of clever clever stuff..hehe. But seriously, Steve is just an overrated moron. There are so many people who
39 DeskPilot : Let's all be like Qantasforever. No colloquial language, strine, etc. No Australian-ess whatsoever, even in humour. Springbok said "..But seriously, S
40 Mdsh00 : QANTASFOREVER, You should probably show those people what real Australians are like. They will learn something. I am pretty surprised at your passiona
41 Springbok747 : So all people who work with crocs are morons, or is it just the famous ones ? No, I never said that...I just said Steve is a moron. I have a friend wh
42 Post contains images Pilottj : I can see why Aussies dislike him, he and Paul Hogan, and Outback Steakhouse here presented a distorted image to the world and some ignorant Americans
43 Mdsh00 : I can see why Aussies dislike him, he and Paul Hogan, and Outback Steakhouse here presented a distorted image to the world and some ignorant Americans
44 DeskPilot : Springbok747 said: "Thats [sic] because we don't go on national TV portraying all Australians to be a bunch of croc hunters in Khaki." Where does he,
45 Pilottj : True Deskpilot, none of those guys said they are like all Australians, however, it is usually the only element of Australian culture that is seen by t
46 Diamond : He has allowed himself to get fat. Really fat.
47 ConcordeBoy : He has allowed himself to get fat. Interesting. ...that brings up another question, similar to Sabena332's SouthPark problem: how delayed are the Croc
48 Springbok747 : If you were an Australian Springbok747, I'd say you're suffering from "cultural cringe" like Qantasforever. Well, DeskPilot, I AM an Australian also.
49 Post contains images OYRJA : Well, DeskPilot, I AM an Australian also. No, I'm not suffering from "cultural cringe", but I'm just complaining about the image of Australia this guy
50 Post contains images Springbok747 : Ummmm...... I have never met any person who thinks all Aussies are like Steve. That guy is a nutcase. And I know after meeting alot of Aussies they ar
51 QANTASFOREVER : DeskPilot - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH YOU CLEVER BOY! Cultural cringe huh? Cultural cringe? You think I suffer from this? You believe I am ashame
52 Mdsh00 : Mdsh00 - You want to know what an Australian is? Think of every single kind of personality, race, language, culture and creed on this planet and there
53 QANTASFOREVER : Well I would relish the opportunity to "teach" Steve Irwin a thing or two. Americans are not stereotyped as much as we are - because there are so many
54 Post contains images Mdsh00 : mmmmayyybe Nicole Kidman - it doesn't really represent a broad view. Nicole Kidman makes one fine example of a beautiful and talented Aussie!
55 Post contains images DeskPilot : Qantasforever, do you feel better after that rant ? Are you nuts on a little tight there son ? No, I'm not right wing (I voted Latham) and I'm not par
56 MD11Engineer : Qantasforever, Concerning colloquial language, back in secondary school I had an argument with a German language class teacher, which has probably cau
57 DeskPilot : MD11Engineer, you're on my respect list for that egalitarian point. [Edited 2004-12-22 10:05:52]
58 Post contains images Springbok747 : Thanks for adding me to your respected list Qantasforever God's chosen people we are. Yes, that IS true. I love this country and its diverse people...
59 OYRJA : Have you seen the way he acts on TV lately? It is so disgusting....and he calls himself a "typical Aussie bloke". Thats what my friends saw...and in f
60 ZKSUJ : He is a very outgoing person and he is passionate about what he does. I don't think much of him or some of the things he does, but I am sure he only d
61 Springbok747 : Have you ever seen Bush on TV??? Just because he makes an ass of himself on TV doesn't amke everyone in the US look like him. OYRJA, haha.. But rememb
62 DeskPilot : Springbok747, it confirms he portrays an image, but not all images of Australia. Your American friend saw some more images of Australia and got a full
63 OYRJA : OYRJA, haha.. But remember, Bush is the President, and everyone knows he is a bit cranky...but we all know not all Americans are like him. Steve howev
64 MD11Engineer : There is a German TV quiz moderator, Jürgen von der Lippe, who at first look appears to be very loutish and uneducated. If you look closer, you can a
65 Post contains images Springbok747 : Anyway, do you want to see Barry Humphreys wrestle a croc ? Just doesn’t seem to to excite somehow. LOL..DeskPilot, HAHAHAHA...that would be a sight
66 Post contains images QANTASFOREVER : DeskPilot, DeskPilot DeskPilot DeskPilot - Where have you been all my life? Firstly, I do not appreciate personal vulgar references. So less vulgarity
67 DeskPilot : Qantasforever, I'm going to be brief because it's late and I'm tired. I've picked bits out of you long post to answer. "..Was it not you who started w
68 QANTASFOREVER : I jumped down B747-700's throat? He was sooo asking for it. I stand by what I did there. As for the speaking thing - Yes - you did pass judgment on me
69 BOEING747-700 : Qantaswhatever, get a life man, all you do is whine and bitch. I think its time to remove your self. And you are not even Australian, so dont even go
70 Post contains images DeskPilot : Good morning Qantasforever. I appreciated your shorter last post. Thanks. I jumped down B747-700's throat? He was sooo asking for it. I stand by what
71 QANTASFOREVER : BOEING747-700 - You jumped into a conversation about Steve Irwin and preceeded to use a tired stereotypical line as a 'joke' of somesorts. You knew th
72 Pilottj : Well one way to look at it, there are many intellegent people who can see through the stereotypes displayed by the likes of Steve or Fosters. And thos
73 BOEING747-700 : You get pissed off, hahaha say it to my face pissed off, then we well see who is crying. Get real, people stereotype Canada, (which I am more the prou
74 BOEING747-700 : "You knew that people doing impressions of him when Australians are around really pisses me off" I do now, but you being pissed off doesnt scare me, I
75 Springbok747 : I don't ever remember giving you the time of day up until now of wasting my time to talk to your low self. Then why are you still wasting your time..
76 BOEING747-700 : I dont remember ever talking to you, so mind your own and stay out of it.
77 Springbok747 : I dont remember ever talking to you, so mind your own and stay out of it. Why should I "stay out of it"? This is a free forum isn't it? Everyone is en
78 BOEING747-700 : How am I talking bad about Australia? Please point that out??? I dont think I have said anything bad about Australia EVER on this forum do a search ki
79 Post contains images QANTASFOREVER : I love it how me being pissed off = me wanting to physically fight you. It says a lot about you as a person. I commend your passion - however it is ex
80 QANTASFOREVER : ....And I have nothing further I wish to add to this discussion. QFF
81 DeskPilot : Well, we all made a few friends out of that discussion ! Season's greetings to everyone.
82 Post contains images Springbok747 : Boeing747-700, Glad to hear that we agree with each other. I also admire the way you argue, but try not to launch personal attacks on others...calling
83 Qantasclub : Geeez, this thread has really gone to pieces since I last checked it out. Here's my 2 cents worth: I like Steve Irwin. He is passionate, amusing and
84 DeskPilot : Nice summary Qantasclub.
85 MD11Engineer : What I see as a foreigner (who´s never been to Australia, but knows a few Australians here in Europe), is a conflict between traditional rural Austra
86 Post contains images DeskPilot : MD11Engineer said "...(BTW, it amuses me that e.g. many Americans see the typical German as somebody who wears Bavarian Lederhosen, a funny hat, drink
87 Qantas077 : had this conversation with a mate of mine in LA last week, Americans love him for some reason, to be honest the guys is a liability to himself and his
88 777ER : Springbok747, QANTASFOREVER and BOEING747-700 Bloody hell would you all grow up and stop acting like little five year olds Qantasclub Geeez, this thre
89 QANTASFOREVER : 777ER - Just who exactly died and made you Emperor? QFF - okay, NOW I'm done here.
90 Post contains images GKirk : Steve Irwin is an Australian legend
91 DeskPilot : QFF, you said you were done on post 80 !
92 Post contains images BOEING747-700 : "I suggest you have a glass of water, lie down, and actually read your last three posts, BOEING747-700. You are rambling and incomprehensible." Advice
93 DeskPilot : "last night was a bad night I had Two major Car accidents that I had to respond to..: Boeing747-700, that's terrible. I truly respect those who work
94 Springbok747 : last night was a bad night I had Two major Car accidents that I had to respond to Sorry to hear about that Boeing747-700. I really respect you guys (p
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