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Old 11-30-2007, 05:34 PM
KilgoreTrout KilgoreTrout is offline
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Default RIP Evil Knievel

Insert lame joke here. Evil dead at 69.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:35 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:53 PM
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Default 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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Old 11-30-2007, 06:59 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: RIP Evil Knievel

I'll remember watching him on Wide World of Sports on the weekends jumping over something/anything.

RIP Evel
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:13 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:47 PM
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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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Old 11-30-2007, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: RIP Evil Knievel

That sucks, now he doesn't even get to spend Kanye's money!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:48 PM
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I think I thought he was already dead.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: RIP Evil Knievel

Dude had more lives than a cat. RIP

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