Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Adventurer Steve Fossett Goes Missing: Today's Cartoon

Who needs to push their limits by living the life of an "adventurer", when apparently a routine flight over the Nevada desert can provide even more risk than a record-setting balloon ride around the world.

While the condition of millionaire Steve Fossett is not yet known, his situation brings to mind a somewhat similar circumstance when famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin passed away; not as the result of some vicious animal mauling (as many would have predicted), but an uncharacteristic lapse of judgment, in a seemingly nonthreatening environment.

Perhaps it's due to all the mental preparation thrill-seekers undertake in anticipation of extreme danger that these "adventurers" tend to lower their guards a little further than they should, during the more mundane moments of their lives, which quite often prove to be their unceremonious undoing.

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