We figured if we’re going to take shots at a guy that just died, then an infant is fair game as well. I don’t really know what to say about the death of Steve Irwin that probably hasn’t already been said by a hundred different people. Yes, supposedly there is footage of his death as the sting ray attack took place while they were filming for his show. And yes, there is a good chance that somehow this footage will make it onto the internet. If it does, expect hue and cry. Fox news hopefully will get involved in the denouncement of the moral decay of society and whatnot. The question you should ask yourself is this: how long will you pause before you crack and watch it if it shows up on YouTube? I know for me, stuff like this is irresistible. Gruesome, callous, cruel and just plain wrong, but come on it’s just a click away!

Death is just one more way in which celebrities are dehumanized. I probably couldn’t watch a video I was told was footage of a man getting killed scuba diving, but give me a YouTube vid respectfully titled something like ‘Croc Hunter Pwnd’, and it doesn’t seem as real somehow.