Evel Knievel is dead :( (in Off-topic)


AdminG Beee 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... Sad

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 30 2007 6:06 PM EST

8@(

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 30 2007 6:11 PM EST

What he was still alive?

I thought he died ages ago...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 30 2007 6:14 PM EST

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. :/

/salute

Adminedyit 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....

SNK3R 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."

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 30 2007 7:01 PM EST

/me beats the whipper snapper with an Evel Knievel lunch box

Aargh [Closer to the Stars] November 30 2007 7:33 PM EST

Evel Knievel?

Who's that?







I kid, I kid! Please don't hit me!

Flamey November 30 2007 7:49 PM EST

I don't kid. Who is it?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 30 2007 7:53 PM EST

For the whipper snappers

Mem November 30 2007 9:18 PM EST

Rest your tired (and broken) bones, Evel.

QBBarzooMonkey 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.

I'm sad.

:(

SBW December 1 2007 12:06 PM EST

didn't he just sue kanye? LOL then died?

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 1 2007 2:42 PM EST

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 :)

Mem 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.

Flamey December 1 2007 7:09 PM EST

Why did he sue Kanye?

Mem December 2 2007 2:04 AM EST

Copyright infringement. Read about it all here... if you dare.

drudge December 3 2007 1:19 PM EST

lets focus on the good things like.... super dave...

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 3 2007 1:39 PM EST

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.

SCORPIOUS 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!

QBJohnnywas 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....)

InebriatedArsonist December 4 2007 6:07 AM EST

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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