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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:34 PM
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Steve Irwin Halloween outrage
STEVE Irwin outfits, complete with a bloody stingray barb attached to a khaki shirt, are among the top Halloween costumes in the US this year.

While some have found the Crocodile Hunter outfits amusing, others in the US are outraged at what they say is an insult to the late conservationist.

And one newspaper even makes a joke of Irwin's eight-year-old daughter Bindi's new television show and the loss of her father.

Photos of celebrity comedian Bill Maher at a Halloween party in Los Angeles at the weekend in the outfit are circulating on the internet.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20675238-2,00.html
http://yh.yayhooray.com/thread/99535/bill-maher-+-Steve...

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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:36 PM
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1. Here we go... n/t
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:36 PM
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2. That is just awful and exploitive
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:39 PM
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3. That ain't funny
I'm one that believed there was a touch of karma in the way Irwin met his fate, but I don't think it's cool to ridicule or make light of it. AFAIK, he was a protector of wild critters and deserves better than an obviously drunk Bill Maher taking a gratuitous poke at him.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:39 PM
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4. Bill Maher is an asshole? I'm shocked!
I mean, who knew? :sarcasm:

And no, being anti-Bush doesn't let him off the hook.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:40 PM
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5. Bill Had my Captive Respect....


And Now Its Lost......
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:44 PM
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31. Met him in 2001 after a show in Reno
Was not impressed. He was a rude, self-centered little diva
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:41 PM
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6. How sick. n/t
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:42 PM
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7. Maher looks to be quite plastered n/t
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:55 PM
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11. Maybe stoned too. I hope he wasn't driving.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 PM
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8. Make it official, Bill..and plunge it through all the way..
you are a total waste of humankind.
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:45 PM
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9. That is tasteless. Not funny.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:52 PM
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10. I don't even get the humor aspect
at all.
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keopeli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:56 PM
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12. Halloween costumes that offend your sensibilities are common. Let it go...
Halloween costumes are just that, costumes. Recent deaths and dismemberments are always a part of the regular event. They intentionally aim at sensitive targets.

Why would anyone waste any effort or emotion on a negative reaction to a costume?! If you don't like it, then look away. Go to Disneyland.

Many tasteless Halloween costumes frequent parties, often with great approval and sometimes with sneers. From Pedophile Priests to Clinton and Monica, costumes are designed to get under your skin.

So what? Will you castigate someone because you don't like their Halloween costume? Will you jump on a bandwagon of dissent, a mob mentality, just because you don't like a COSTUME?

Frankly, we have infinitely more important things to consider and work on this week.

As the famous saying goes, "move on..."

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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:59 PM
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14. Yeah, it just doesn't seem like that big a deal
I did find the following suggestion kinda funny...

"Group costume idea: bring along Roy Horn and Montecore, and Timothy Treadwell and the Big Red Machine, and you've got your very own When Animals Attack all-star team!"
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:50 PM
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23. You made me snort
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:52 PM by uppityperson
now I feel guilty for laughing. Oh well, happy halloween. Time for all sorts of offensive costumes.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:59 PM
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13. Lighten up people, it's Halloween
We're supposed to be celebrating the macabre. Bad taste, sure, but come on, few Halloween costumes are in GOOD taste. Lighten up will ya?

:evilgrin:

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:04 PM
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15. "Outrage"? Bad taste and he looks shitfaced but "Outrage"?
i'd like to hear that people besides us are "Outraged" about the war.
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DerBeppo Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:18 PM
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16. Not as funny as wheelchair superman...
but close.

maybe if the ray was in front?
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 PM
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17. You think a wheelchair Superman
is funny?

Remember, it only takes a second to be disabled for life. Your karma ain't looking too good.
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:50 PM
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18. New rule:
Don't be an asshole by wearing a stupid and offensive Haloween costume.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:21 PM
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29. Hear, hear.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:56 PM
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19. That's in such bad taste. n/t
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:01 PM
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20. Maybe he's trying to draw people's attention away from the spectacle
of his ENORMOUS HEAD.

It would take something shocking to accomplish this task, obviously.

You'd think once he realized the liability of his colossal dome, he'd at least attempt not to leer. It just makes things worse.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:02 PM
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21. Yeah sorry...not funny....
I am not easily offended...but that is just wrong...

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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 PM
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22. The guys at South Park were there first...
and even Satan said it "too early" for this costume... otoh, the character wearing the "costume" really WAS Steve.
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greccogirl Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:10 PM
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26. And South Park
was just as disgusting. I'm sorry I can find no humor in this, except bad taste. Maher looks like an idiot.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:54 PM
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24. Pretty disgusting to me but....
that's sort of the point of many Halloween costumes.

Jesus, Maher looks awful. Someone get him to detox.
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greccogirl Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:08 PM
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25. He looks stoned/and or drunk
and this is disgusting.
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:13 PM
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27. Halloween 1997
I was partying on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Halloween came just three weeks after John Denver was killed in a plane crash. A guy walked past me wearing a buckskin jacket and hat, singing "Rocky Mountain High" and playing the guitar, with an airplane propeller run through him. Even though I was devastating by John Denver's death, I ended up laughing in spite of myself.

I guess it's just human nature to laugh at death, especially on Halloween. It's how we deal with the horrible truth that sooner or later, we ain't gonna be here either.
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:15 PM
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28. Bill Maher must have enough money
to buy a hairpiece that looks real. What the hell is that on his head???
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ThsMchneKilsFascists Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:26 PM
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30. He didn't dress up as a dead Iraqi or Gitmo detainee
Now THAT would have been offensive.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:19 AM
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32. Locking.
Not Latest Breaking News.

Thanks,

Heidi, LBN Mod.
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