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Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel died Friday, according to evelknievel.com
CNN.com ^ | NOV 30 2007 | CNN

Posted on 11/30/2007 1:14:55 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: evel; evelknievel; genx; icon; knievel; legend; motorcycles; obituary; stuntman
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My gawd. No second chance at Snake River.
1 posted on 11/30/2007 1:14:56 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

R.I.P Evel


2 posted on 11/30/2007 1:16:48 PM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have Unenumerated Rights, The Government does not have Unenumerated Powers!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Kanye West?...............


3 posted on 11/30/2007 1:17:03 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: SubGeniusX

4 posted on 11/30/2007 1:18:05 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

In December 2006, Knievel sued rapper Kanye West for trademark infringement in West’s video for Touch the Sky.

The case was later amicably settled on November 28, 2007 for an undisclosed sum of money.


5 posted on 11/30/2007 1:18:20 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
He just sued and settled with a rapper, I think it was Usher, over him using his name in a song. Interesting guy, life wouldn’t be as fun if there wasn’t a few people like him around.
6 posted on 11/30/2007 1:18:24 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I’m amazed he lived this long. Soft landings on the big jump, Evel...


7 posted on 11/30/2007 1:18:39 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: Abathar

OOps, it was West, my bad.


8 posted on 11/30/2007 1:18:52 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Roger Smith, Sean Taylor, and now Evel Knievel.

You say coincidence... I say conspiracy!

9 posted on 11/30/2007 1:19:01 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Good luck on jumping over six buses and the Pearly Gates.
10 posted on 11/30/2007 1:19:08 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Kanye West should have held out another week.

Kanye West and Evel Knievel Settle Lawsuit
http://blogs.livedaily.com/index.php/main/comments/1316/kanye_west_and_evel_knievel_settle_lawsuit.html


11 posted on 11/30/2007 1:19:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Ah, Evel, at least it isn’t Rest In Pieces. Thanks for the entertainment and prayers for your loved ones.


12 posted on 11/30/2007 1:19:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
I had one of these!!!!
13 posted on 11/30/2007 1:20:00 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Red Badger

Motive is there, but need a good conspiracy theorist to tie the details together.


14 posted on 11/30/2007 1:20:10 PM PST by VanShuyten ("Believe me or not, his intelligence was perfectly clear...But his soul was mad.")
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To: thackney

Evel Knievel and Kanye West met at Evel's house to settle the long running dispute

15 posted on 11/30/2007 1:20:13 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: redrunner

Me too. Good times!


16 posted on 11/30/2007 1:21:20 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (What came first, the bad math or the goldbuggery?)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

He probably arrived at the Pearly Gates with three broken bones and a concussion...


17 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:03 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: VanShuyten

They had dinner together..........Polonium 210 salad dressing?..........


18 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:10 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

His cremation will put a steel mill back in business.


19 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:23 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since 1991.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
!@@##R$$%*&^%^&#$#! - Had Evel in the dead pool for December.
20 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:52 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Illegal Immigration, a Clear and Present Danger.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
With all his broken bones I can’t believe he didn’t work for the National Hurricane Center, he could probably feel a storm coming 3 weeks away....
21 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:54 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

We just ordered one for our 7 year old for Christmas. I forget the magazine, but it has a bunch of retro toys....


22 posted on 11/30/2007 1:22:54 PM PST by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

WOW...bummer. RIP Evil. You were a true patriot too.


23 posted on 11/30/2007 1:23:10 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: redrunner

LOL!!! I remember one night before Christmas some time ago ... I was awakened by this annoying sound of something revving up and then crashing into stuff. Turns out it was my dad playing with my Evel Knievel toy as he and mom were stashing gifts under the tree.


24 posted on 11/30/2007 1:23:19 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: redrunner

My brothers and I would send the Evel stunt cycle off a ramp at the top of a flight of stairs. It was pretty cool watching it go down like a ski jumper.


25 posted on 11/30/2007 1:24:01 PM PST by Mach5
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To: redrunner

I had one of those, too!


26 posted on 11/30/2007 1:24:49 PM PST by dit_xi (Duncan Hunter: No nose holding necessary come election day. Right on every issue, right every time)
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To: redrunner

Me too!
And when I got old enough, my friends and I used to jump ditches and creeks on our bicycles, then dirt bikes when we got older.

R.I.P., Evel.


27 posted on 11/30/2007 1:25:00 PM PST by Constitution Day (Everything was fine until membership lost its privileges)
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To: Thrownatbirth

LOL!!


28 posted on 11/30/2007 1:25:10 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

One of my “bigger-than-life” childhood heroes. RIP Evel.


29 posted on 11/30/2007 1:25:12 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: redrunner

I did too and wish I still did. At 43 I would still play with it and let my grandkids play too.


30 posted on 11/30/2007 1:25:28 PM PST by rfreedom4u (My Freedom of speech trumps your feelings!)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

He had already pre-died so many times, I thought he was already dead.


31 posted on 11/30/2007 1:25:41 PM PST by aruanan
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To: redrunner

me too. I used to love setting up a ramp and jumping the motorcycle into the closed garage door.

I was absolutely obssessed with the Snake River jump. I still have the scars on my elbows and knees from setting up ramps and jumping them on my bike. I loved Evel when I was a little kid.

RIP Evel


32 posted on 11/30/2007 1:26:18 PM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Saw every jump he made when I was a kid. Rest in peace, Mr. Knievel...


33 posted on 11/30/2007 1:26:35 PM PST by colinhester
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To: al baby; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; Finger Monkey; ...

:(


34 posted on 11/30/2007 1:27:07 PM PST by EveningStar ("Hillary Clinton is Hugo Chavez in a pantsuit" - P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Whoever thought he'd die of natural causes?
35 posted on 11/30/2007 1:27:12 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: rfreedom4u
. He jumped the shark well before the Fonz did...
36 posted on 11/30/2007 1:27:31 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Viva Knievel!


37 posted on 11/30/2007 1:27:52 PM PST by hawkeye101 (When in my darkest hour, your thoughts do me no good, but PRAYERS are greatly appreciated!)
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To: redrunner
me too.

I met Mr. Knievel in the early/mid 70s... at a dragstrip in Enis, TX... he had his outfit (white leathers and I think he had a cape too) on and did wheelies on his Harley-Davidson (I'll never forget how loud it was). At the meet and greet afterwards... the room had renderings of his future attempt at "jumping" the Snake River.

R.I.P. Mr. Knievel... you'll always be the man.

38 posted on 11/30/2007 1:28:24 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

RIP Evel. More proof that the ‘70s was one fun decade, despite bad fashion and bad economies.


39 posted on 11/30/2007 1:28:27 PM PST by JacksonCalhoun (Glenn Beck: Gloom and doom mixed with entertainment and sincerity)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Wow. One more icon gone. I remember seeing a documentary of his life and his early days were quite...um....unique. I could be wrong, but I seem to remember something about him being a safecracker or some such during part of his "misspent youth".

One thing for sure, he made a name for himself. There is no other.

40 posted on 11/30/2007 1:28:40 PM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: redrunner

He’s the Elvis Presley of stunts...RIP EK...


41 posted on 11/30/2007 1:29:58 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: EveningStar

Bummer


42 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Trajan88
Evel and Pinball... The 70's were pretty cool...
43 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:34 PM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
WOW! RIP Daredevil! Good show.


44 posted on 11/30/2007 1:30:46 PM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

That’s a shame. Thanks Evel. You were entertaining.


45 posted on 11/30/2007 1:31:05 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Mach5
My brothers and I would send the Evel stunt cycle off a ramp at the top of a flight of stairs. It was pretty cool watching it go down like a ski jumper.

That's nothing. In the winter we would build a ramp out of packed snow and ice and jump bales of hay using Flexible Fliers, and in the summer, we jumped over the the little kids in the neigborhood while riding banana bikes over a ramp made from plywood (and broken Flexible Fliers).

46 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:03 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: thackney

... Evil throwin’ gang signs...


47 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:06 PM PST by Who dat?
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

May he rest in peace.


48 posted on 11/30/2007 1:33:41 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: redrunner; monkapotamus; tomkow6; Jet Jaguar; All

OMG I remember that toy

I remember how my brother and his little friends put that poor toy through ringer LOL!


49 posted on 11/30/2007 1:34:06 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Red Badger; EveningStar
In December 2006, Knievel sued rapper Kanye West for trademark infringement in West’s video for Touch the Sky.

Evel Knievel didn't care about black people.

But seriously, kudos to this man, who, IIRC, basically cheated death once back in the 1970s.

50 posted on 11/30/2007 1:34:23 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments. Sink LOST! Stop SPP!)
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