October 9, 2007


Filed under: Strange — Tags: , , , , , , , — skeptisys @ 11:21 am

This month is October, or ‘Rocktober’ if you still listen to crappy morning radio. Yes, finally Halloween month is here, when all the kooks dress up in costumes for our pleasure. I always loved seeing the creative costumes, like my friend’s as a kid – when he put a coat hanger through his head and went as an aborted fetus. I recommend to all of you ultra-Christians in mid-America, to come down to the Villiage in NYC for the Halloween parade. I guarantee your beliefs will change. To what, I have no idea – but they will change.

Here are some cool costumes:

Starting with Bill Maher’s Steve Irwin costume. Stings, doesn’t it?


This guy gets an A for effort.


Ok, I would wear this one. What does that tell you?


I try not to wear complicated costumes. Won’t you be upside down, if you wear this one?


Look a pumpkin!


The next superhero breakfast cereal will be ‘Super Bloody Tampon Ninja’. Watch out, Frakenberry!


Awww cute. Now I don’t feel so bad for wanting to eat the dog.


South Park did it. Always pass your values to the children.


Ludes and Halloween do not mix well. Do they still have ludes, or am I too old? Ok, Nyquil.


Last one.  Please use this day to share your deepest issues, it will be therapeutic.sheep8ul.jpg

Happy Halloween!


  1. That Steve Irwin impression is disgusting. He was a national icon and it is appauling that his image is made a mockery of. Be very ashamed Bill Maher…………

    Comment by CJ — December 5, 2007 @ 3:00 am

    • I agree, not only was he famous and a positive public figure but he was someon’es husband and father, mocking the dead is bad karma…and very bad taste

      Comment by Jade — April 13, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

    • that steve irwin one is exstremly wrong. He was a father and a hero to many people

      Comment by Anonymous — June 3, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

      • He was a father to many people? Way to break the news to his wife…

        Comment by skeptisys — June 3, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    • I came across this webpage on a google image search for steve irwin. Definitely NOT what I was looking for. Sick!

      Comment by Anonymous — June 21, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    • shut up you pussies who cares hes dead

      Comment by jordan — October 30, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    • Definitely, agree a 100%!!! So what if he was a mass crocodile rapist and peasant beater. It’s not right to make fun of this great Ausie man. Steve Irwin may have defiled many a homeless men in his great hobo hunts of the 90’s but he was a caring father and crocodile rapist. So lay off Bill Ma’haar or whatever your name is!!!

      Comment by Anonymous — October 30, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

  2. Yeah, not cool mocking a person that died. Bill Maher should be ashamed.

    Comment by Sam — December 6, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

  3. Are you guys really offended or surprised by people making fun of Steve Irwin? Of all the people in the world, I would suppose he would be among the most likely to be ridiculed. He is a public figure, in the entertainment industry, who antagonized dangerous animals until one eventually killed him. It isn’t like Maher scanned the obits to find recently dead to mock, this one was pretty funny. If he died in a car accident, nobody would dare poke fun.

    Comment by skeptisys — December 8, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  4. I would have thought that Bill Maher could have been a little more creative.

    Comment by ChuckyDee — December 24, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  5. Bill Maher is one celeb. that I would not mind beating the sh!t out of. I cannot stand this guy. He reminds me of a kid that was made fun of in High School so he had to be a jackass to make himself feel better. Mindless Babber is all I ever hear spewing out of his trap, Bush is an idot, Conservatives are dumb, Texans are hicks.

    Yea its ironic the way Steve Irwin passed… But he died doing what he loved… Learning about animals. No body else did what Irwin did for Animal conservation, read about Irwin he did alot more than just jack with dangerous animals. For someone to make fun of someones early and unwarrented death is ridiculous to me.

    Comment by travis — January 17, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  6. “For someone to make fun of someones early and unwarrented death is ridiculous to me.”
    Do you mean like wearing a cross around the neck?
    Thank you for pointing out the good in Irwin’s life. Strangely, I would not have known about it if he died of natural causes. I had no idea how loved he was. I mean, this post has a picture of a guy dressed as a bloody tampon, and a kid dressed as Hitler, but the Mahr pic is upsetting people.

    Let’s see… Texas gave us: Bush, the Dallas Cowboys, and the execution a week program. New Jersey: industrial waste, mafia (alleged), and Bon Jovi. Call it a tie?

    Comment by skeptisys — January 18, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

  7. Bill maher is an idiot. who do you think you are making fun of someones death. your really showing alot of class bill why dont you grow up

    Comment by tman — March 20, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

  8. You, Bill Maher, are exactly the sort of person that deserves to be run over by the next passing lorry. If only you had done anything near as wonderful and selfless as Steve Irwin spent his life doing, maybe you’d be in a position to take the p*ss.

    Comment by Kirsty — July 6, 2008 @ 8:33 am

  9. Thanks, Kirsty – but I have heard that Maher has selflessly donated his time and money to young women everywhere who sadly have to remove their clothes for money. God bless this humanitarian.

    Comment by skeptisys — July 18, 2008 @ 10:47 am

  10. I left my comment on the wrong page, death is not something to joke around about this picture again shows the ignorance of people I know we live in a society of people poking fun at others but this family lost someone they really cared for and the world lost a wonderful person who loved animals unlike most people today who see a animal on the road race to kill it and then drive on. I know that we cant change others i am just glad that i am not like others show some respect and take this picture off it is not funny.

    Comment by Donnie pace — July 21, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  11. Thanks for the comment Donnie. Here is the link to your other comment, for those that want to read it:
    I do not know why Maher chose this costume, but I think by now the photo spurs much needed discussion. Is it wrong to wear a reminder of a respected individual who represents good? Then why don’t people protest necklaces with Jesus nailed dead to a cross?
    In America for years people show video of people dying in drunk driving related car crashes so people see the inherent dangers. Steve Irwin died because he fearlessly ignored the risks of dangerous behavior. Is it always wrong to remind people of dangerous behavior? All of these are valid questions.
    Because I posted this photo I learned that Steve Irwin did much good in this world – thanks to all of you who posted.

    Comment by skeptisys — July 24, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

  12. Hahahahah these comments are ridiculous. You know what, people have been making light of Irwin’s death way before Maher. Seriously, Irwin’s death is about as ironic as that rapper from UGK OD’ing on sizzurp. For those of you who don’t know what that is… Oh btw for reference –

    Comment by somedude — August 6, 2008 @ 8:08 am

  13. 1. I cannot believe someone would stoop that low! Does he have no consideration for others? It’s discusting!!

    Comment by NotHappy — August 28, 2008 @ 4:51 am

  14. The Steve Irwin one is a joke!!!!!

    Your Sick, Should be Ashamed

    Comment by .... — September 8, 2008 @ 8:13 am

  15. You are sick. Making fun of someones death that was way more of a legend and a greater person than you will ever be. You need a better sense of humor.

    Comment by Meara — September 16, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

  16. So Meara, are you saying it is funnier to make fun of people who are less known and not as great as me? Not sure how you measure that, but ok let’s try. Hey homeless man, you froze to death because the same government that gives trillions in gifts to banks and oil companies has kept unemployment high and forbids mental and physical health care and adequate housing for you. Haha!
    You are right that was funnier, I officially apologize for making fun of anyone who dies after poking alligators in the face with a stick.

    Comment by skeptisys — September 17, 2008 @ 11:22 am

  17. That guy with the Steve Irwin costume needs a hiding!! I mean how insensitive can you get? Learn to respect the dead people!!!!

    p.s. that guy wearing that costume is so shit ugly his face shouldnt be allowed on the internet!!! How disrespectful to steve man!!!

    Comment by Lala Labonga — September 24, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

  18. I would say that this steve irwin photo is very offending. This guy was a legend who yes he may of poked fun at animals but the majority of work he was doing was to conserve these creatures. There should be more people like him, and you may make fun of him but i along with many others sure cried when i heard of his death. RIP Steve

    Comment by BlondeBombshell — September 25, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

  19. Question for all you offended posters: how big is Halloween in your country? I do not believe Australia celebrates Halloween to the extent that America does (particularly L.A. and N.Y.) People frequently use celebrities for Halloween costumes, using their most memorable aspect to make the costume most identifiable or recognizable. It may be impossible to change the fact that the most memorable thing about Steve Irwin is the manner in which he died. That does not make the intent of the costume to celebrate his death.

    I do not know anybody who was happy that Steve Irwin died. He was fearless, which is why he was popular and why he died as he did. If he stuck with kitties and bunnies like I would, he would still be alive and unknown here.

    Comment by skeptisys — September 27, 2008 @ 10:52 am

  20. I can’t say anything… Bill Maher should be ashamed.

    Comment by Mos — September 30, 2008 @ 10:01 am

  21. “I can’t say anything… Bill Maher should be ashamed.” – Mos

    Luckily you were able to type it instead. :O)

    Comment by skeptisys — October 7, 2008 @ 11:26 am

  22. Bill Maher’s Steve Irwin Costume Is So sick. its wrong. Whoever thought of it
    is a peabrain and an Idiot for mocking one of the greatest heroes of Australia.

    Comment by Anonymous — October 13, 2008 @ 3:27 am

  23. thats really disgusting, steve irwin…… he died in a terribble accident and broke his family’s hearts. i think its sick someone would make fun of that. and hes not “antagonizing animals” you slut, or bitch, or bastard, whatever you prefer. anyway, thats just sick……

    Comment by abbie — October 17, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

  24. not funny to make fun of someones death. steve was the best.

    Comment by jess — October 20, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  25. Hello,

    Steve and I were pretty close. I met him a few times and what not. He was a very great guy. We had good times together and I just miss him dearly. Steven Irwin was a legend, an icon.

    Now, if I ever come across Mr. Maher in my lifetime, I will be sure to give him the good ol’ roundhouse kick to his face. And I’ll be sure to roundhouse kick skeptisys also.

    Good day.

    Chuck Norris

    Comment by Chuck Norris — October 24, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

  26. Funny thing is I was looking for ideas for a Steve Irwin costume and came across this. Didn’t know Maher had done it, but I’m pretty sure mine will look better. For those that don’t know, Steve Irwin died because he pulled the barb out of his heart underwater and bled to death, not because he couldn’t take a joke. I’m sure such a laid-back, comedic guy such as Mr. Irwin would laugh about this.

    Comment by Not very creative — October 30, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  27. Happy Halloween!
    Looking forward to your post with another great collection of creative Halloween costumes

    Comment by Nikki — October 31, 2008 @ 10:15 am

  28. i hope you realize that that man changed history for ever so next time your on a bech or swimming in the ocean i hope you find an angry sting ray and i hope the last thing that goes through your mind is the sound of my heroes voice saying “danger danger danger”

    Comment by ethan — December 11, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

  29. IF I EVER SEE YOU IN REAL LIFE I WILL PERSONALLY STAB YOU–how dare you make fun of someones death

    Comment by stever mayher hater — December 19, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

  30. Wow, you will ‘personally’ stab me? I feel so honored. I don’t usually approve the death threat comments, but I personally made an exception in your case.

    Comment by skeptisys — December 20, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  31. One can only wonder if a reader Stever Mayher Hater who posted a personal death threat to a human might also be capable of blowing off steam by killing innocent stingrays to revenge Steve Irwin’s death (see article)

    By killing these wild life creatures Steve’s fans are shaming his good name and everything he stood for. Steve would have been devastated if he only knew that his death triggered murder instead of continuing wild life conservation efforts.

    In response to Ethan’s comment who is wishing for an angry stingray to attack Skeptisys. The only reason I can think of for a stingray to be angry is if Steve Irwin’s fans continue to exterminate his kind, and not because Skeptisys posted Bill Maher’s picture on the blog site.

    Comment by Bishop Nikki — December 20, 2008 @ 3:20 pm

  32. Bill Maher You son of a !@#$%. I should !@#$’n hunt you down and kick your sorry little a$$

    Comment by Irwinlover8 — February 9, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

  33. Irwinlover8:

    The key word is: “should”

    This is the problem with people…. I can asure you that you would not do much to him if you had him standing in front of you other than just talk shit behind his back.

    What the hell do you guys care if he doesn’t respect a dead guy? gosh!!! will this kill you? will this hurt you in any way? is he making you do something you don’t want? NO!!!

    And this is why we are so messed up!! we grow up with the mentality that its ok to judge people for how they look, for what they believe…. because if they don’t think like us…. then we are alowed to judge them and get mad at them and even “say” we should hurt them… right? becuse they are not “right”? who is to say whats right for other people??
    Just make sure you pick whats “right” for you, and that’s all you need to worry about.

    Comment by GabySerra — March 2, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

  34. How funny all of them are. I don’t understand the first one though?

    Comment by Murray — March 7, 2009 @ 5:02 am

  35. Bill Maher that is the most ubserd thing i have ever seen. You might think it is funny, but review all of the comments you have gotten and then tell me you are not the most hated man IN THE WORLD! If Steve Irwin’s wife saw this what do you think she would say? You should try doing all of the stuff Steve did if you wanna be like him so much! I say you last a day. People would surely be wearing a costume of the way you died!!

    Comment by Taloe — March 14, 2009 @ 9:40 am

  36. That is so nasty and low. Making fun of Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin was awesome and did so much for animals and the environment. You are sick. Though in this would you can probably expect all people to be this bad. You are cruel idiots. Burn in hell dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Angry — March 15, 2009 @ 1:45 am

  37. That is absolutely disgusting behaviour. Making fun of Steve Irwin. He was awesome and di so much for the environment and animals. He was a nationsl icon who dedicated his life to protecting the environment and animals. That’s the thanks he gets. Your the kind of people who are ruining our planet. If i ever see you on the streets i will personally punch you in the face. Screw you and burn in hell idiots.

    Comment by Angry — March 15, 2009 @ 1:57 am

  38. Comment to Angry’s message:

    If you look at the attached link as well as other web sites devoted to environmental problems and global warming you will see that excessive burning of fossil fuels, vehicle emission and greedy people heading corporations responsible for industrial waste are those who are ruining our planet, not the kind of people who are wearing Steve Erwin’s costume on Halloween.

    Comment by Bishop Nikki — March 16, 2009 @ 6:13 pm



    Comment by GRRR — March 22, 2009 @ 8:32 am


    Comment by GRRR — March 22, 2009 @ 8:33 am

  41. Steve Irwin made a living out of harassing wild animals, but making sure to tell the public, don’t YOU do this. What a loser, at least we can get some fun out of his death…

    Comment by Dan — April 8, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

  42. Steve Irwin worked to inform the public about animals he didn’t antagonize them. He was a HERO you stupid stupid people. Children looked up to him and adults admired him! He loved animals and people; he was an amazing person! I guess I should not be surprised at the stupidity of the human race after all we destroy animals and their habitats then feel guilty afterwords. I just ask you this how do you think you have the right to make fun of a person who died trying to save the world, who is probably smarter, kinder, and an all around better person then you?

    You should be ashamed, I know better then that I am only 14! So go about your day but know that you did a horrible thing, that you mocked a little girls father, a widow’s husband, and a man who was a better person then you will ever be.

    Comment by KT — April 16, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

  43. bill maher if we ever meet im going to shove you on ur ass.

    Comment by bill mahers a clown bitch — July 17, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

  44. U guys dont have a heart when doing such things ,
    like u wanna make fun of a great guy who died
    with his love for animals

    Rest In Peace Steve

    Comment by BE — August 3, 2009 @ 4:26 am

  45. that steve irwin costume was a disgrace to him and you should be ashamed of whoever came up with that idea rot in he!!

    Comment by bobby — August 14, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  46. wow, To the people that are trying to “Justify” that JUST because we don’t make a scene or protest about, for example, the comment about homeless people, that does NOT mean that it is okay to poke fun at someone else! It’s not right to mock or make fun of ANYONE’s death. and the fact that someone made, and WORE a costume in mockery of the death of a person, famous or not, is horrible. to all those who think that this costume can be justified Imagine your dad,brother,son husband, wife or any member of your family or even a friend passing away (no matter HOW IRONIC THE DEATH MAY BE) try to imagine seeing someone dressed up as your dead ralative making fun of how they went. famous or not. sucks doesnt it.
    for everyone out there that says “well he shouldnt be playing with dangerous animals he had it coming” every job has it’s dangers. some more obvious than others. but someones gottah do it, so if a scientist dies froma chemical spill, or a doctor dies from say… falling with a needle in his/her hand, thats pretty ironic, does that mean that they shouldnt have been a doctor, or a scientist? no. think before you make judgements people.

    you may or may not have liked who he was or what he did, but i can bet you 90% of you would not have the balls to do it yourself. have Respect… you only make yourself look bad.
    R.I.P Steve Irwin.

    Comment by anonymous — September 11, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  47. That Steve Irwin costume is god damn appauling, disgusting, offensive and NOT humorous at any LEVEL what SO EVER
    something must be wrong with you.

    Comment by sherridan — January 15, 2010 @ 3:45 am

    • Each and everything is funny to someone, somewhere (with the possible exception of Dane Cook), but not to everyone.
      Know what I think is funny? Smoker’s lungs! People show me the photos and I burst out laughing – just can’t stop. Had to give up my job in the hospital for that.

      Comment by skeptisys — January 22, 2010 @ 9:52 am

  48. you are all a bunch of mindless sheep. stop pretending to get all offended, this doesn’t affect you or anyone you know in any way. Steve Irwin ALWAYS had animals in his heart, until the end

    Comment by Baaaaaa — May 28, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

  49. I don’t know what kind of people you are, I do understand that some of you think it is a funny photo, while others are pissed. If I were a few years younger, I myself would have reacted in anger, for I loved the heck out of Steve Irwin. I understand that some of you think anger is the way to stop it, I say it’s not. People will do as they will no matter how angry you may get, and some people only laugh harder at your anger. I will say this however, to make a joke out of a death, and to laugh at smoker’s lungs, I think you should seek some mental help. Oh, and about the jesus thing, the cross was never made into a joke, and certainly no one had a laugh at it.

    Steve Irwin will forever be immortalized in most of our hearts. So don’t let the anger consume you my brothers and sisters, Steve Irwin lives on in your hearts.

    And to skeptisys and his/her followers, there’s some good psychiactry help for your problems.

    Comment by voice of reason — June 12, 2010 @ 1:23 am

    • Hi, VOR, the ability to make people laugh as a way of overcoming the bad feelings caused by endless suffering in the world, is neither a mental disease nor is it dangerous. Danger does result from people who refuse to let go of anger, to the point of threatening violence on others. We all will die, some horribly – laughter will soften that blow, if you let it.
      Oh, and you didn’t get the joke about smoker’s lungs – I was poking fun of people who try to scare people into quitting smoking by showing them those ‘shocking’ photos of smoker’s lungs. Maybe too subtle for you.

      I don’t know to which ‘Jesus’ thing you are referring, but religion fits well into my main point. There is woefully insufficient evidence that Jesus ever existed, yet people for many years have killed others based only on their views. Same with Muslims, who kill for reasons as small as a cartoon. Those who find humor in everything are mentally healthy – those who find anger and hate in everything are the ones that need immediate psychiatric oversight. Which group would you rather have a few drinks with, the humor people or the anger people?

      Comment by skeptisys — June 12, 2010 @ 11:24 am

      • Quit trien to sound like some intellectual..your a kook..what if u died and ur child looked u up and some rich asshole poped up making fun of your death..

        Comment by Kris — December 31, 2011 @ 1:36 am

  50. haha I love it, this is great.

    Comment by Swimsuit Girls — January 17, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  51. That Steve Irwin costume is horrible, maybe he should go to hell with that idea

    Comment by Cindy — March 28, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

  52. Leave steve irwin alone, that guy wearing the cosutme has no respect! He looks like such a retard too!!!

    Comment by Peter — June 13, 2011 @ 5:01 am

  53. steve irwin is 5 x the man you will ever be.. and a wonderful father that you will never be..

    Comment by Kris — December 31, 2011 @ 1:27 am

  54. Somehow I found this post about 6 years too late. Unique costumes are always cool, I think Hitler junior made me laugh the hardest. Now, what is wrong with you people that are posting hate comments to SkeptiSys? He’s not the one who wore the costume, he simply posted the picture on his post about Halloween costumes. I figured the part in the intro about the aborted fetus costume with a hanger through the head might offend worse. People that commented about Irwin’s family (and daughter specifically): you did see the pic of Hitler Junior right? His parents are alive and dressing him as a genocidal dictator, I would feel worse for him. I think these comments are f*cking hilarious though, nice work SkeptiSys.

    P.S. I can’t believe some goon threatened to stab you over this. I still can’t make sense of people’s anger toward you for this.

    Comment by Sadam Bin Cheney — August 12, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

  55. i like pie.

    Comment by jonny rocket — September 27, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

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