Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avast there! Ye scurvy dogs!

Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrr. I figured if you're going to talk like a pirate, you need a pirate name. Here is mine;

My pirate name is:

Red Roger Rackham

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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Of all the international days, this one sounds like a bit of good fun, and it's slowly catching on. Could be it's time for an Australian chapter.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Crocodile Hunter, 1962-2006.

Wildlife around the world lost one of its greatest ambassadors yesterday with the death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Ironically, for all the highly dangerous animals he encountered, it was a freak incident with a creature not considered as deadly - a stingray - which ended his life.

He was a larger-than- life character, the quintessential Aussie larrikin - as evidenced by his taking his new bride crocodile hunting for a honeymoon - and a true champion for the conservation of our wildlife. Few have done as much as Steve Irwin to raise our consciousness to the plight of the world's creatures.

This blog expresses deep sympathy to his family.

The picture on the right was drawn by daughter, E, as a tribute.