Get Your Dirty Barb Off Me, You Damn Dirty Stingray!!
September 15, 2006 4:16 PM   Subscribe

An American troubadour pays tribute with a Steve Irwin death song, while the Australians blokes insist that stingrays must pay!!!
posted by jonp72 (28 comments total)
Oh, Jesus. I don't know what is a bigger desecration of Irwin's memory -- murdering animals or that wretched, wretched song.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:33 PM on September 15, 2006

Terri Irwin's Revenge.
posted by brain_drain at 4:37 PM on September 15, 2006

Holy shit I can't believe that guy somehow became a representative of Australia. You people all realise that he is pretty much a caricature of rural Australia from like 50 years ago, right?
posted by claudius at 4:54 PM on September 15, 2006

Don't quit your day job, Christian Cummings. In fact, burn your guitar. (And your vocal cords.)
posted by Rhomboid at 4:56 PM on September 15, 2006

Ok, I'm kind of sorry for this, sorry enough that I won't photobucket it and inline the image, but....

Stingray madness
posted by edgeways at 4:59 PM on September 15, 2006

Well that song is rather funnny, and I think Steve Irwin, however pissed off he would be at his life being cut short by a goddamned stingray, would agree.
posted by Flashman at 4:59 PM on September 15, 2006

Flips stingray over on barbie, swills more beer.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:00 PM on September 15, 2006

posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 5:04 PM on September 15, 2006

I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in ten days I’m going to set out to find the sharkstingray that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.
posted by teferi at 5:10 PM on September 15, 2006

posted by anthill at 5:22 PM on September 15, 2006

anthill writes "PBF"

Sven's expression in the last frame is absolutely perfect. It totally makes the gag.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2006

"Plentiful... prolific... common... numerous..." :)
posted by anthill at 5:40 PM on September 15, 2006

The stingray mutilations would have outraged Irwin. This is beyond fucked up.
posted by EatTheWeek at 6:12 PM on September 15, 2006

The australians I know all don't really care about the whole thing.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 6:18 PM on September 15, 2006

I read somewhere (I believe it was ABC News) that the stingrays found without their tails was probabaly not an act of retribution. A professional fisherman says that others (like him) often cut off the tails of stingrays to stop them from attacking them as they stand in the shallows to catch fish. In short, it's a common practice.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:25 PM on September 15, 2006

I think I'm more accepting of snot-nosed hipster irony than most Mefites, but this guy's song just reeks of disingenuousness.

But I could be wrong. Maybe he is sincere. So hard to tell nowadays. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
posted by Kronoss at 6:30 PM on September 15, 2006

Christian Cummings is one of the great kazoo players of our time.
posted by mr vino at 6:31 PM on September 15, 2006

Regardless of - well, anything at all, whatsoever - obviously what we need is hordes of roaming zombie landshark-bears with an unquenchable bloodthirst for morons.

I figure if we genetically engineer them to have olfactory nerve receptors tuned to the molecular structure of various cheap beers they'll be entirely autonomous and startlingly effective.
posted by loquacious at 6:37 PM on September 15, 2006

yuck (for the song).

. (again)
posted by WaterSprite at 6:41 PM on September 15, 2006

I wonder , truly I do, if Steve Irwin thought of that line from Apocalypse Now before he died: "A spear..."
posted by longsleeves at 7:18 PM on September 15, 2006

I believe Irwin is behind this, pulling a Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner on those 'rays.
posted by anotherbrick at 8:14 PM on September 15, 2006

The only way I'll accept something to be truly Australian is when Sam Kekovich tells me something is truly Australian...
posted by Fidel Cashflow at 10:50 PM on September 15, 2006

Tune your fucking guitar.
posted by Ohdemah at 1:05 AM on September 16, 2006

So it's Ok to go hunting for pig in Australia, but hunt a little stingray and the whole world is up in arms?

Won't somebody think of the poor feral pigs?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:26 AM on September 16, 2006

Yeah, Ohdemah. I felt it too.
posted by dozo at 11:54 AM on September 16, 2006

I could stand that video for almost a minute before I died writihing in agony.
posted by Sparx at 12:55 PM on September 16, 2006

That Terri Irwin game is crazy... I was able to get to the final boss... it's a HUGE stingray wearing a crown.. just wanted to share that, LOL
posted by tonygarcia at 1:01 PM on September 17, 2006

You know that spinach was recalled last Friday. On Saturday, Coppertone recalled its line of Steve Irwin products. Apparently, they don't protect against all dangerous rays. OK. I'm sorry.
posted by rotoman at 11:26 AM on September 18, 2006

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