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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: evel; evelknievel; genx; icon; knievel; legend; motorcycles; obituary; stuntman
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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 Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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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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