What a hideous week!

First, Steve Irwin cops it in the chest from a stingray barb, now Peter Brock manages to wrap himself around a tree in a highpowered car.

What the???

Both these guys experts in their particular field (Irwin: managing dangerous animals; Brock: motor racing) and now, within days of each other, both dead. Both previously thought by all of us to be invincible.

Damn.

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6 thoughts on “What a hideous week!

  1. By Gosh and what about Colin Theile too. It seems to align with the the 3 factor in superstition. I can only say by Gods grace they passed this mortal coil doing what they did best; bless them, ‘Requiset in Pace’

  2. Correction ….’Requisat in Pace’…Not a pigeon latin and ‘Im pella bugger up’ but a typo!>>>fathom that one ?/

  3. Be-Jesus I think I spelt Thiele wrong, I cant even get the English language right let alone pure latin. At least I can speak some pigeon English! ROFL

  4. That would be “requiescat”, and right the second time about Thiele.

    Thiele barely raised an eyebrow in the news, eh? I never read him, but I understand he was a very popular author. But the larger than life Brock is taking all the headlines, even from Irwin, and even in death. He was a pretty special guy from all accounts.

  5. One of my clients’ Mums (who incidentally named their son after Peter Brock) mentioned to me that Mother Theresa’s death closely followed that of Princess Diana. They seem to be making some tenuous connection. When all is said and done three great losses last week…the ABC radio covered Colin Thiele’s passing quite well. BTW: Nice pic of Ocean Baths (without scaffolding), Kyte.

  6. Thanka Kyte, my Latin is moribund, it definitely needs correction and in memory of my father who was A level fluent. My kids love Thiele and Gullpilill Bills ‘Storm Boy’!

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