Evel Knievel Dead

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As my man Chris just wrote in an email, “There is a little less evil in the world today.”

US daredevil Evel Knievel dies
Legendary US daredevil Evel Knievel has died at the age of 69, his granddaughter has said.

Knievel had suffered ill-health, including diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis – an incurable lung condition – for several years.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Raise a pint.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

20 Replies to “Evel Knievel Dead”

  1. A childhood hero is gone. Kneivil was a man not afraid to take risks, and lay it on the line, and who sometimes paid the price when things went wrong…

    May he have a pleasant time in the Summerlands.


  2. Oh man. Evil was my mini God growing up. I remember that wind up toy motorcycle from the early 70’s I had so much fun with.

    RIP Evil. You were one wild, crazy and entertaining bastard.

    I’m going to go have a beer or 12.

  3. i am going to twin falls idaho on monday for work, and will pour out some beer at the jump site where he was the only man brave enough to attempt jumping a rocket bike over the snake river canyon. then i will drink the beer.

  4. …rest in peace, evel…

    …but for that to happen, robby knievel should take the old man up to the snake river, stuff ‘im in the rocketcycle & fire that ol’ son of a gun across the canyon…bury him wherever it lands…

    …what a man…what a character…

    …what a bigger than life legend…

  5. i’m proud of my job and all, but i’ve always known that bullfighters, stuntmen, test pilots, and the other folks who really rail it… well they’re a cut above.

    cheers Evel



  7. Man, you know you’re on the downslope when your heroes start stepping onto to the ice floe. Definitely larger than life, one of my best recollections of the Evel legend was what he did after a conviction for assault (didn’t like the tone of a book about him and offered constructive criticism vis a vis the “Louisville Slugger” method). Here’s the quote from NY Times:
    “Mr. Knievel was forced to spend the entire six months in prison after a judge learned that Mr. Knievel, under a work-release program, was commuting from prison to his job in a chauffeur-driven Stutz convertible and providing other inmates with limousine transportation to their work-release jobs.” What a great and imaginative “FU” to the authorities, that act speaks volumes to me, what a man.
    Article (excellent) here: