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The K-Files


Welcome to the latest installment of The K-Files. My original intentions were to discuss Major Ed Dames' latest appearance on Coast to Coast AM, but something more important has come up. In the wake of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's unfortunate and untimely death, the random musings of a remote viewer suddenly don't seem so special.

This week I'd just like to say a few words about Steve Irwin, how he impacted me, and how the news of his death has impacted the internet and Coast to Coast AM community.

You'd better get ready, 'cause here come The K-Files...

:: Special Report::
This past Saturday night found me surfing around the web in preparation for Art Bell and Coast to Coast AM. I like to come home from work and just browse some forums before turning on my radio. As usual, I hit up the Drudge Report for the latest goings on in the world. However, what I read there made my heart sink. Posted on the top of the page in red, bolded text was the headline that the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, was dead.

The news broke just in time for Art to comment on it during the first hour of the broadcast. I had originally intended to discuss Major Ed Dames' latest Coast to Coast appearance that night, but in light of this unexpected tragedy I frankly have no desire to write about a remote viewer's terrible hit rate. No, after that news came out, I didn't even listen to much of Dames' interview. To put it briefly, a little of Dames goes a long way, especially when you're not in a good mood.

Over the past couple of days of letting Irwin's death sink in, I've come to a few conclusions. First off, let me start by saying that I've never been a huge fan of Irwin's work. I'm not going to try and claim that I watched his show except for the occasional clip here and there as I was flipping through channels, but that said, the news of his demise has hit me harder than other celebrity deaths in the past. I think this is because that of all the celebrities out there, Steve was certainly the least deserving of his fate. Of all the of the people in the limelight, it just had to happen to the nicest, most energetic bloke of the bunch. Ours is clearly a cruel world.

In the hours following the initial announcement, word of Steve Irwin's death spread across the internet. I think this serves as a testament to how deeply Steve touched us. Before long, the comedy website Ytmnd.com was swamped with "RIP Steve Irwin" submissions. Likewise, the Xbox.com forums became so overloaded with members expressing their grief, moderators were forced to temporarily create a sticky post dedicated to the subject.

Before long, the Coast to Coast AM website featured a condolence message. I wasn't aware of this until now, but Steve was a part of our Coast to Coast family. According to the website, Steve joined George Noory for a brief interview back in August of 2002. I hope this show is put up on the Streamlink classic shows for download, as I can only imagine how George was able handle Irwin's enthusiasm. Coast favorite Loren Coleman also touched on this tragedy over at his blog, Cryptomundo. Apparently Steve also searched for cryptozoological creatures in addition to his usual crocodile hunting.

For me, the most heartbreaking memory I have of Steve is his last appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I remember how proud he was of his little daughter, and how she had all kinds of new projects lined up for 2007. I can't even begin to imagine how his wife and children are handling this. He seemed like the perfect dad, with so much to teach his two little kids. The original news piece mentioned that his wife was hiking in some remote location at the time of his death, and perhaps didn't learn of his death until long after it broke to the rest of the world. If this was truly the case, I'm at a loss to accurately describe just how tragic this is.

Though, in some small way, I guess we can all gain solace from the fact that he died doing what he loved the most. I guess in the end, when it's your time, it's your time...and there's not much else we can ask for but to leave without pain and while enjoying life. Rest in peace, Steve Irwin. You will be sorely missed, and not soon forgotten.

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2006.


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