Evel Knievel is dead :( (in Off-topic)
November 30 2007 5:59 PM EST
This guy was my hero when I was a young kid watching him in the 70's. What a shame...
What he was still alive?
I thought he died ages ago...
Uh oh. my post above looks quite uncaring. :(
It's not ment to. I too loved Evel as a kid, trick bike toys and massive loop the loops.
I think I just had an illusion of life shattered by finding out he was still alive. :/
November 30 2007 6:40 PM EST
wow... that sucks, i remember being a kid on our pedal bikes pretending to be him in the back yard, even had an Evel Knievel lunch box i brought to school for the longest time....
November 30 2007 6:51 PM EST
What is this, the 40 And Over Club? ;)
"When I was a kid back in 1743, we had to walk to school and back from school up the hill. And it wasn't a normal hill, it had the slope of Mount Everest."
/me beats the whipper snapper with an Evel Knievel lunch box
I kid, I kid! Please don't hit me!
November 30 2007 7:49 PM EST
I don't kid. Who is it?
November 30 2007 9:18 PM EST
Rest your tired (and broken) bones, Evel.
November 30 2007 11:22 PM EST
I'm going to the old homestead tomorrow to try to scare up my old Evel Knievel SST motorcycle with action figure and real wheelie action.
I think I had a Snake River Canyon Rocket Bike, too, for that matter.
December 1 2007 12:06 PM EST
didn't he just sue kanye? LOL then died?
Didn't SBW quit? ;)
I never actually heard much about Evel Knievel, I just knew he did tricks on motorcycles. I'm a whipper-snapper :)
December 1 2007 5:31 PM EST
He did sue Mr. West, though the dispute was settled outside the judicial system for an undisclosed amount. However, I hardly think that's a laughing matter.
December 1 2007 7:09 PM EST
Why did he sue Kanye?
December 2 2007 2:04 AM EST
Copyright infringement. Read about it all here
... if you dare.
December 3 2007 1:19 PM EST
lets focus on the good things like.... super dave...
Sad for this news, but i noticed on the wiki that a ride under his name is gonna open up here in Six Flags, St Louis in 2008. Wonder how that's gonna turn out.
December 3 2007 10:28 PM EST
He may have been an AMERICAN hero but even here down under in Australia he was known and admired,he shall be missed by millions world wide.I bet he Jumped the pearly gates into heaven!
December 4 2007 5:46 AM EST
Ah. That's sad.
We once set up Evel to jump from a platform on a third floor balcony across the street (a very narrow street) to land on the opposite balcony. He missed.
(it's also a little scary when major icons from your childhood die. Getting old....)
Well, at least Super Dave is still with us. For the whippersnappers, here's
a video of Evel's 1967 Caesar's Palace jump. The man endured punishment most of us can't even imagine.
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