Saturday, December 01, 2007

evel knievel



my sister macy called me last night with the news of his death. evel knievel was such a marker in our childhood. he was a total badass. we would do tricks on our bikes to mimic his, but we did them in sears toughskins.

7 comments:

fiwa said...

We did that too - around the roots of the trees in my sister's yard, round & round till there was no grass left. I like what his promoter said "Superman just doesn't die, right?".

martha brown said...

My brother had an Evel Kneivel doll (SORRY, ummm -- ACTION FIGURE), and we played with him (and Barbie) often. I'm sorry to hear that he's gone.... there was just something about him in our newspaper yesterday........I've gotta call my bro now.

A bird in the hand said...

That's sad; I didn't know. I remember him too.

Ginni Dee said...

I'm sorry to hear that. He was Superman.

Sad day.

? said...

I'm so with you on this one - I was the lad in the toughskins with the iron-on knee patches. God's speed Evil.

Cheryl said...

I remember Sears Toughskins. I thought they were only for boys.

Goodbye Evil Knievel. You won't be forgotten.

Rebecca said...

i heard about this, too. and i was surprised that it wasn't death by something... dangerous.