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RE: To Show, Or Not to Show?

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Posted by: Upscale at Fri Sep 8 19:23:10 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Upscale ]  
   

Admit it please that some of the fascination with watching Steve wrangle with giant crocs and the worlds deadliest snakes was seeing someone flirting with disaster. People who could care less about the subject matter tuned in because there was always a chance, and some would say if only watched long enough, you’d see him get himself killed. There is always that morbid fascination. He joked about it. Steve played it for all it was worth like a master showman. He learned very quickly what sells. He lived his life in front of the camera. He showed us his childhood, his parents, his wedding, the birth of his children, etc. He documented injuries to his “best mate Wes” and himself. The cameras tagged along right into the emergency room. I would bet money that one of his last thoughts was to turn to the camera and pull that barbie out for full dramatic effect. I would imagine he shot the cameraman a look that said,”are you getting this, mate?” If it was just a typical sting and recovery, the scene would be featured without question. I guess we will hear all the gory details soon enough. He would gladly provide them if he could. The video will probably come out, because that’s how these things usually play out. I really don’t think Steve would mind one bit. Terri, the kids, you and me- we can choose not to look. If you could even resist. He was a great human being who charmed the world and brought a lot of attention to some wicked reptiles with a zoological thrill show. I can’t imagine he would want the footage destroyed, just my opinion.


   

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