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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

breaking.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: evel; evelknievel; genx; icon; knievel; legend; motorcycles; obituary; stuntman
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To: thackney

The feud between Evel Knievel and Kanye West over the US rappers 2006 ‘Touch the Sky’ music video has come to an end after West’s record label paid the former stuntman an undisclosed settlement last week.

The pair met last Tuesday at Knievel’s home in Tampa, Florida to put a close to the law suit after Roc-A-Fella Records paid the legendary stunter to drop his charges of damaging his long-established public persona.

Knievel claimed the five and a half minute music video where West portrays himself as ‘Evel Kanyevel’ and re-enacts the historic Snake Canyon Skycycle jump was “vulgar and racially charged”.

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http://tinyurl.com/2ojhym


51 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:11 PM PST by sure_fine (• " not one to over kill the thought process " •)
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To: thackney

Evel (not his real name, I know) was always very protective of his name and likeness. I don’t blame him - he made his own fame and paid a high price in injuries for it, so why let someone else profit from it without compensation to him?


52 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:16 PM PST by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Evel Knievel died of natural causes, proving once again that God has a wicked sense of humor.

R.I.P.


53 posted on 11/30/2007 1:35:17 PM PST by Lexington Green (Not one dime to Hollywood traitors)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYGGCVE2lKY

Video of his infamous jump at Ceasear’s Palace in Vegas....


54 posted on 11/30/2007 1:36:19 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

Evel Overcome With Good
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/aprilweb-only/115-43.0.html

On Palm Sunday, hundreds responded to Robert “Evel” Knievel’s testimony by asking to be baptized on the spot at Crystal Cathedral. Speaking alongside the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, Knievel told the congregation in Orange County, California, how he had refused for 68 years to accept Jesus Christ as Lord. He believed in God, but he couldn’t walk away from the gold and the gambling and the booze and the women.

“I don’t know why I fought it so hard,” he said. “I just did.”

But Knievel knew people were praying for him, including his daughter’s church, his ex-wife’s church, and the hundreds of people who wrote letters urging him to believe. And then something indescribable happened during Daytona Bike Week this March.

“I don’t know what in the world happened. I don’t know if it was the power of the prayer or God himself, but it just reached out, either while I was driving or walking down the sidewalk or sleeping, and it just—the power of God in Jesus just grabbed me. … All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him! … I rose up in bed and, I was by myself, and I said, ‘Devil, Devil, you bastard you, get away from me. I cast you out of my life.’ … I just got on my knees and prayed that God would put his arms around me and never, ever, ever let me go.”


55 posted on 11/30/2007 1:36:28 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Prayers up. I read an article on him recently. He was taking at least two dozen different medications a day for pain.

I'm sure there will be a movie on him someday.

56 posted on 11/30/2007 1:37:33 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Big Red Clay

Evel was just plain nuts doing those jumps on those POS Harley Davidson’s from the 70’s. Got to give him credit though...he definitely had balls.


57 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:07 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: redrunner
He jumped the shark well before the Fonz did...

Hell, one jump and a bunch of busted bones would let me retire in comfort (with pain killer drugs) for the rest of my life..........

58 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are caused by bad drugs.....)
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To: gridlock
It is rumored that when St. Peter would not let him in he jumped the pearly gates. (so did Steve McQueen)
59 posted on 11/30/2007 1:38:44 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A movie? Heck that was done in 1971.
http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/tuner.php?channel=1087&format=movie&theme=guide

This year he got an Opera.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-evel5oct05,1,579582.story?ctrack=1&cset=true


60 posted on 11/30/2007 1:39:12 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Badger

stories will fall now about how quirky this guy was...........way out there..he sure ain’t welcome in Montana.....he never paid one debt............but what a set of brass this man had


61 posted on 11/30/2007 1:39:18 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: redrunner

I loved that toy! My knuckles, however, felt differently. Evel was truly one of a kind. RIP Evel.


62 posted on 11/30/2007 1:39:40 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: thackney
All of a sudden, I just believed in Jesus Christ. I did, I believed in him!

I guess there is no need for him to Jump the pearly gates... The gates have been opened for him... Great Post...

63 posted on 11/30/2007 1:39:40 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: SevenofNine

“OMG I remember that toy”

But in all honesty, that toy sucked. You would jack that launcher twenty thousand times, hit the release, and then the motorcycle would travel about a foot and then hit the show trailer. Man it was bogus.


64 posted on 11/30/2007 1:40:08 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

RIP you big STUD!


65 posted on 11/30/2007 1:41:25 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: redrunner

66 posted on 11/30/2007 1:42:17 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

Awful Kenawful can’t be far behind.


67 posted on 11/30/2007 1:43:24 PM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: Red Badger

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

I am glad that was taken care of. Those two have been through hell and back. Of course RIP for Evel.


68 posted on 11/30/2007 1:44:06 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: gridlock

Didn’t he have a son who tried to follow in his “foot-steps”?


69 posted on 11/30/2007 1:44:12 PM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: redrunner

33 years ago. ...and I remember getting that SI issue as if it were ...well, it does seem like a while.


70 posted on 11/30/2007 1:44:22 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

That’s what bottlerockets are for! ;>)


71 posted on 11/30/2007 1:44:30 PM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth, Rebel by choice, Marine by act of GOD!)
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To: VanShuyten

The fact that there’s no obvious connection is proof of the conspiracy.


72 posted on 11/30/2007 1:45:33 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
breaking.

I grew up with EK. He was always beraking something whether it was records or bones. I figured "breaking" would get him in the end.

When I think of EK somehow he is always categorized with:

Bruce Lee

Gozilla movies

Elvis Presely hype

I don't know why. Must be the stuff of the 70s.

RIP Mr. EK.

73 posted on 11/30/2007 1:45:57 PM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet; All
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose exploits 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 idiopathic 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.

74 posted on 11/30/2007 1:46:01 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, June 2004.)
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To: Labyrinthos
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)

LoL!

75 posted on 11/30/2007 1:46:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: redrunner
That toy is really cool when we are being nostalgic, but it’s got nothing on the Fly Wheels of today. My son has those and they freakin’ go! They're only about $5 to boot!
76 posted on 11/30/2007 1:46:59 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

How about this
My cousin live in apartment we used crank that baby up and try get Evel Kneverl toy jump over garbage cans

I do remember how many time we crank that up the toy broke after so many try ROFL


77 posted on 11/30/2007 1:47:46 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: MrLee
Didn’t he have a son who tried to follow in his “foot-steps”?

I saw Robbie Knievel jump a bunch of cars in the Pontiac Silverdome aournd 1983... Evel was there too... It was really kind of cool...

78 posted on 11/30/2007 1:48:25 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: Trajan88
"early/mid 70s... at a dragstrip in Enis, TX"

It would have been Green Valley Raceway in NE Fort Worth. Place in Ennis was built in the mid 80's.

79 posted on 11/30/2007 1:48:44 PM PST by Deguello
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

One of the very few that took life on his own terms. For this alone I gotta admire him.
GOD bless


80 posted on 11/30/2007 1:48:53 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

You will be missed Knieval.
You may have a few rough times, but one thing was for sure, You always gave a good show and we all knew it was for real.
You won’t be forgotten.


81 posted on 11/30/2007 1:49:34 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: Thrownatbirth

“His cremation will put a steel mill back in business.”

LOL! But damn near true.

RIP Evel... We’ll miss you.


82 posted on 11/30/2007 1:49:40 PM PST by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: redrunner

I had one too.


83 posted on 11/30/2007 1:49:41 PM PST by stratman1969 (This space for rent)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I met him at a bar in Clearwater years ago...at the time, I believe he was hustling golf at a local club.


84 posted on 11/30/2007 1:50:14 PM PST by demsux
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

There was more “patriot and nerve” in Evel’s spit than in all the “honorable men and women” holding office in Congress.

I had to clean that up for the forum...


85 posted on 11/30/2007 1:50:21 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: mylife

And that is the truth. I don’t know how old you are, but back in the 70’s when I was a yute, Evel was a real icon on the working class side of the tracks in the town where I grew up. The whole neighborhood would come to a stop on Saturday afternoons when he was featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports.


86 posted on 11/30/2007 1:51:12 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Tulsa Ramjet; All
Evel Knievel dies at 69
87 posted on 11/30/2007 1:51:23 PM PST by EveningStar ("Hillary Clinton is Hugo Chavez in a pantsuit" - P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I saw him jump in Seattle at the Kingdome— a highlight of my childhood. Had the toys, and I never missed the opening of Wide World of Sports JUST so I could see the shot of him jumping in the intro.

God D@M$, he was one cool mutha.

Love ya, Evel!!!


88 posted on 11/30/2007 1:51:28 PM PST by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: redrunner

Get yours now! Never Opened!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1974-EVEL-EVIL-KNIEVEL-STUNT-CYCLE-SET-NEVER-OPENED_W0QQitemZ170173386696QQihZ007QQcategoryZ30QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


89 posted on 11/30/2007 1:51:46 PM PST by JZelle
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To: redrunner

I loved that machine! I could rip it up every time. That and the Capt. Fantastic machines were my faves,


90 posted on 11/30/2007 1:52:05 PM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: demsux

Golf digest wrote an article about his golf exploits... Its a good read...

http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/myshot_gd0508


91 posted on 11/30/2007 1:52:18 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: Nightshift

ping...


92 posted on 11/30/2007 1:52:21 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: demsux

93 posted on 11/30/2007 1:53:01 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

Uh-oh! First Kanye moma, now Evel.


95 posted on 11/30/2007 1:53:38 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: JZelle

The timing of this guys auction is almost inspired...


96 posted on 11/30/2007 1:53:45 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: thackney

I don’t know if he was sick or not, but man he looks 20 years older than 69. Wow!!!


97 posted on 11/30/2007 1:54:30 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: MrLee

Robbie (”Kaptain Knievel”), who last I heard was talking about attempting Snake River Canyon. He’s done OK.


98 posted on 11/30/2007 1:55:19 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I’ve done here today doesn’t force you to have a negative opinion of me….)
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To: Alter Kaker

Don’t forget Henry Hyde.


99 posted on 11/30/2007 1:55:55 PM PST by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

My favorite machine was “8 ball”... I’d play for hours on 1 quarter then walk away with a couple dozen credits left...


100 posted on 11/30/2007 1:56:17 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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