Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin dies

It's not often I'm taken aback by the news, and I do find it faintly disturbing that yet another car bomb in Baghdad or a suicide bombing in Kabul that kills a British soldier just meets with my usual resigned sigh, but today I turned on the radio in the shower and heard that Steve Irwin had died. I have to say that it shocked me - so why do I get a shock when something like that happens (and rightly so), but not when another few nameless Iraqis, Afghans or Ugandan child soldiers are killed? One of life's great questions. Anyway, get on over to my mate English Blogger's and read his heartfelt words on Steve Irwin and spare a thought for his family.