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Epth is a state of mind, not a place. Reading this will give you a virtual drivers license in that state, but you'll still need to be 21 to purchase alcohol. And you can't get any there anyway, so stop asking.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Nature is Indifferent to You

Stingray Kills 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin

The article above links to a Washington Post article (and you know how much we love linking to the WP) detailing the demise of one Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. That's right, if you haven't heard yet, The Crocodile Hunter is dead. No, a croc didn't get him -- he was stabbed in the heart by a stingray while filming an underwater segment called "Ocean's Deadliest."

What we have learned time and time again is that hanging out with nature will kill you. This is especially true when you're hanging out with the kind of nature that has a tail like a sword. Camping is ok, but we here at Epth Nation thoroughly unendorse the practice of going into the wild where the animals hang out, at least not without bulletproof vests and appropriate weaponry. This is why we domesticated animals, so we don't have to fricking hunt wild bison and deadly pseudofish anymore. Zoos exist, as do mega-zoom telephoto lenses. Take advantage of them.

Then again, if you're one of those Real Men who thinks that Fight Clubs are a real-life good idea and don't feel "alive" unless you're feeling the intense rush of adrenaline that only naked danger can bring, go hug a bobcat and stop bothering the rest of us.


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