I was in two minds about posting a tribute to Steve Irwin. I felt like a bit of a hypocrite, because to be honest the guy got on my nerves. You see, I am quite a cynical person and well...he was so infectiously positive and enthusiastic about everything he did. I could only ever take the guy in very small doses.
But saying that, he seemed like the genuine article and a nice bloke. There's also no denying he was a great ambassador for Australia and wildlife conservation worldwide.
So Steve, you will be missed. Even by a cynical old bastard like myself.