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KilgoreTrout 11-30-2007 05:34 PM

RIP Evil Knievel
 
Insert lame joke here. Evil dead at 69.

tuq 11-30-2007 05:35 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Evel.

He was just a touch before my time but his name was still part of our jargon growing up, referring to someone who was reckless.

XXXNoahXXX 11-30-2007 05:36 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
That sucks, now he doesn't even get to spend Kanye's money!

React1oN 11-30-2007 05:48 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
I think I thought he was already dead.

4_2_it 11-30-2007 05:57 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Dude had more lives than a cat. RIP

Snake River Canyon Jump

Dids 11-30-2007 06:24 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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I think I thought he was already dead.

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I was positive he died like 20 years ago.

AquaSwing 11-30-2007 06:25 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
He was Man among boys. I wish I could find the video but near the end of career he jumps a crapload of busses, crashes hard, breaks his pelvis, then stands up and addresses the crowd with said broken pelvis.

nath 11-30-2007 06:25 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evil dead at 69.

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Has Bruce Campbell been notified?

ClassicBob 11-30-2007 06:29 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evil dead at 69.

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Has Bruce Campbell been notified?

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lol

Dids 11-30-2007 06:30 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evil dead at 69.

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Has Bruce Campbell been notified?

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lol

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Insenstive bastards all of you. FOR SHAME.

Planetist 11-30-2007 06:37 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
http://www.stevemandich.com/evelincarnate/chef.jpg

tuq 11-30-2007 06:38 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evil dead at 69.

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Has Bruce Campbell been notified?

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lol

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Insenstive bastards all of you. FOR SHAME.

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I heard that Evel spat on people, amirite?

renodoc 11-30-2007 06:39 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Evil was an iconic part of my childhood. I remember when that stupid chute opened on the snake river jump. Damnit. He would have cleared it easily....(at least my young brain thought so)

RIP

Mr_Mxyztplk 11-30-2007 06:44 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
I met Evel about 2 1/2 years ago, he was a very nice guy, down to earth. We talked motorcycle for a little while, he told me he still owns his very first motorcycle.

burningyen 11-30-2007 06:52 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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he was a very nice guy, down to earth

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But seriously, RIP. He was such a fixture of American culture when I was growing up.

Golden_Rhino 11-30-2007 06:53 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evel.

He was just a touch before my time but his name was still part of our jargon growing up, referring to someone who was reckless.

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J.A.K. 11-30-2007 06:59 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
From Wiki:

"Knievel dropped out of high school after his sophomore year and got a job with the Anaconda Mining Company as a diamond drill operator in the copper mines. He was promoted to surface duty where his job was driving a large earth mover. Knievel was fired when he made the earth mover pop a motorcycle-type wheelie and drove it into Butte's main power line, leaving the city without electricity for several hours."

Edit: Anyone else have that toy stunt cycle with the serrated plastic rip cord?...good times.

Thanir 11-30-2007 07:03 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
I'll remember watching him on Wide World of Sports on the weekends jumping over something/anything.

RIP Evel

React1oN 11-30-2007 08:13 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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From Wiki:

"Knievel dropped out of high school after his sophomore year and got a job with the Anaconda Mining Company as a diamond drill operator in the copper mines. He was promoted to surface duty where his job was driving a large earth mover. Knievel was fired when he made the earth mover pop a motorcycle-type wheelie and drove it into Butte's main power line, leaving the city without electricity for several hours."

Edit: Anyone else have that toy stunt cycle with the serrated plastic rip cord?...good times.

[/ QUOTE ]That's awesome.

Thanir 11-30-2007 08:47 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Anyone else have that toy stunt cycle with the serrated plastic rip cord?...good times.

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I remember having two of these when I was a kid in the 70's. You could pose Evel however you wanted on the handlebars or footpegs, and then insert the ripcord, yank on it and away he went doin wheelies or crashing in to crap.

Cumulonimbus 11-30-2007 08:48 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Dude had more lives than a cat. RIP

Snake River Canyon Jump

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great link.

pinkis_4girls 11-30-2007 09:00 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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I think I thought he was already dead.

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4_2_it 11-30-2007 09:06 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
http://www.allauthentic.com/images/p...1171150722.jpg

vistaplayer 11-30-2007 09:18 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Anyone else have that toy stunt cycle with the serrated plastic rip cord?...good times.

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I remember having two of these when I was a kid in the 70's. You could pose Evel however you wanted on the handlebars or footpegs, and then insert the ripcord, yank on it and away he went doin wheelies or crashing in to crap.

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I had one of these with the hand crank that you used to build up speed before releasing the cycle.
http://members.cox.net/sciatica/images/vinekset.jpg

Runkmud 11-30-2007 10:01 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Bah Vista beat me to that pic, so I'll add this one!

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r...8b11d4c7_m.jpg

As a kid, Evel taught us that if we dreamed it, we could do it. Later, he taught us that he was just F'n crazy, and we'd most likely die if we went his route.

Thanks for bein' my childhood hero Evel, and RIP.

Jay Riall 11-30-2007 10:03 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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I think I thought he was already dead.

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Ditch Digger 11-30-2007 10:10 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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That picture is sweet. Everybody had cool hair back in the day.

doppelganger 11-30-2007 11:12 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
What a shame, RIP Evel.

My sister lives in Tampa and a good friend of hers is/was his neighbor. He said the guy was really cool and fun to talk to.

samjjones 11-30-2007 11:40 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Long live Super Dave Osborne.

Rushmore 12-01-2007 12:17 AM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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He was Man among boys. I wish I could find the video but near the end of career he jumps a crapload of busses, crashes hard, breaks his pelvis, then stands up and addresses the crowd with said broken pelvis.

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He addressed the crowd with his PELVIS?!

That's hardcore.

Jbrochu 12-01-2007 01:22 AM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
That reminded of a song about Evel from a Boston band called The Neighborhoods. It kicks ass if you like 80's style hard rock.

Link to MP3 on Hoods Website

kassdog 12-01-2007 11:20 AM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
I heard this and a small part of my childhood died.I'm only 23 so i missed the highlights of his carear but still looked up to him as my idol. Because of him I wanted to be a daredevil growing up. And I mean up until my freshman year of highschool then I wanted to be a stunt man. I then abonded those dreams. Its kind of wierd having your childhood hero die. Strange feeling.

tehpokarplayor 12-01-2007 11:30 AM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
RIP Evil, met you once at a corporate event (brag). Nice guy.

Wynton 12-01-2007 01:28 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
Evel did have a unique, very 70sish shtick that will probably never be repeated in the same way.

But doesn't he have a son into similar stunts?

eleventy 12-01-2007 03:22 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Anyone else have that toy stunt cycle with the serrated plastic rip cord?...good times.

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I remember having two of these when I was a kid in the 70's. You could pose Evel however you wanted on the handlebars or footpegs, and then insert the ripcord, yank on it and away he went doin wheelies or crashing in to crap.

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Awesome toy. Mine was taken away when it got stuck in my sisters hair.

React1oN 12-01-2007 05:35 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evel did have a unique, very 70sish shtick that will probably never be repeated in the same way.

But doesn't he have a son into similar stunts?

[/ QUOTE ]Robbie Knievel afaik

pa3lsvt 12-01-2007 11:11 PM

Re: RIP Evil Knievel
 
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Evel did have a unique, very 70sish shtick that will probably never be repeated in the same way.

But doesn't he have a son into similar stunts?

[/ QUOTE ]Robbie Knievel afaik

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Da Captain, yo.


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