Thursday, September 07, 2006

tragedy plus time

My son is taking a personal finance class in high school. On Tuesday his class watched a video by Dave Ramsey. In the video, Dave was preaching about the danger of borrowing money. At one point Ramsey says that the Crocodile Hunter "is going to get it" someday because he is always working with deadly animals. The class was shocked. The teacher paused the video in disbelief.

Every year for Halloween, my friend Charlie dresses as a recently deceased celebrity. I will always remember his Payne Stewart costume. He should buy a khaki shirt and shorts soon. I think they'll be sold out by October.

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Anonymous Croc Fan / Dave Fan said...

Hey Frank... Dave mentioned this on his show on Tuesday. He said that he was very upset by the news and had is people immediately working on editing out that part of the tape.

Which brings up a comment from me - insensitive as it may be - from what I heard, Dave's remark is soemthing to the effect of:

if you keep using credit cards, it's like the croc hunter... one day you're gonna get bit

um... is this really something that is so controversial? The guy did this stuff for a living... Don't get me wrong, I feel for the guy, but how does the saying go, "If you play with fire, you're going to get burned."

Again, no disrespect to the croc hunter, his family, friends or fans, but come on. I think Dave's comments should stay just to prove a point... but I understand the world we live in today.

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

I don't blame Dave Ramsey for his remark. The class was probably more shocked by the timing than by the prediction. It's probably best for Dave to edit his videos. He could still mention Irwin's death in future lectures but in a more sensitive manner.

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

The Croc Hunter was a great guy.


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