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Old 11-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default R.I.P Evel

What a bumout to start the weekend.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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got a link to some info? I hadn't seen anything about it yet. Sucks!

nevermind:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071130/...RYGOceL02s0NUE
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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yup. just heard the news. RIP.







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Old 11-30-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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It's up on his site, but his site is getting slammed, so it's having a hard time loading.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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dude was a ruler for sure. I saw his bio on the history channel a few months ago. I especially liked the part where he took a baseball bat to the author that wrote a tell-all story about him when his kids were young, oh, and he attacked the guy with both of his (Evel's) arms broken from a crash.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:37 PM   #6
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:37 PM   #7
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ist bud elkins....now evel knievel...jeez. what a fuckin bummer.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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"Next year the Ideal Toy Company is going to make a lot of Evel Knievel toys. ... One toy I'd like them to make is my own idea; I think it's the most super toy in the world. You wind it up, it goes like a little bugger, goes across the floor, grabs this little Barbie doll, throws her on the floor, gives her a little lovin', jumps back on the motorcycle and goes whizzing out the door screaming, 'G.I. Joe is a faggot!' "



RIP EK!
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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Sports Illustrated has a story on it. Dead today @ 69.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:44 PM   #10
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dammit... he was my child hood hero.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:47 PM   #11
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Butte Montana lost a son today. He will certainly be missed.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:47 PM   #12
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Yep, my hero as well......Valhalla bound!!....Roach.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:56 PM   #14
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Damn.....I was just looking at the proof sheet on Ebay the other day of the images that were used on the lunch box. He was always my HERO and will be missed.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #15
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Rest In Peace Evel! You're a true American Hero!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:57 PM   #16
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Definitely an icon who made a huge imprint on our history!


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Old 11-30-2007, 03:58 PM   #17
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Crushed. He had me a hello. I can't tell you how much of my childhood was built around that guy. Larger than life.

2 weeks ago I started having a totally custom Evel outfit made for me. Flared pants, huge belt, cape etc. Now I guess it's a tribute piece.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:58 PM   #18
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this is off yahoo news 10 min ago

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.


Knievel's death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.
Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.
Immortalized in the Washington's Smithsonian Institution as "America's Legendary Daredevil," Knievel was best known for a failed 1974 attempt to jump Snake River Canyon on a rocket-powered cycle and a spectacular crash at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. He suffered nearly 40 broken bones before he retired in 1980.
Although he dropped off the pop culture radar in the '80s, Knievel always had fans and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. In later years he still made a good living selling his autographs and endorsing products. Thousands came to Butte, Mont., every year as his legend was celebrated during the "Evel Knievel Days" festival.
"They started out watching me bust my ass, and I became part of their lives," Knievel said. "People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner."
His death came just two days after it was announced that he and rapper Kanye West had settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a popular West music video.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:00 PM   #19
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Wow...bummer
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:03 PM   #20
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Damn last of the real IRON men.....wish i still had all the old action figures/newspaper clippings that i collected.....as a kid i would go out and make a ramp and try to imitate his jumps on my bike after watching him jump/crash.......rest in peace ya madman
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