Evel Knievel Lives???

Evel Knievel: King of the stuntmenEvel Knievel sues Kanye West over video

TAMPA, Fla. – Evel Knievel has sued Kanye West, taking issue with a music video in which the rapper takes on the persona of “Evel Kanyevel” and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon. Knievel, whose real name is Robert Craig Knievel, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tampa on Monday claiming …. blah blah blah blah….

That’s not even the real story here.

The real story is Evel Knievel is still alive? F**KIN’ COOL!!!!!

If you were too young to remember Evel Knievel (thank God you missed the ’70’s), think Johnny Knoxville and “Jackass”. Us kids found ourselves riveted to tv when he was on “Wide World of Sports”.

The thing is, we KNEW he was going to bust his ass and break every bone in his body with every jump (I mean really, dude, shouldn’t you have fired your stunt coordinators? Maybe taken some classes in “Physics” or something?). It was a question of “how bad will he get fucked up THIS time”. It was like a car wreck you couldn’t turn away from!!!!

And what did us little jackasses do on the streets of Brooklyn after watching our hero get pulverized? That’s right, set up ramps in the streets, pull whatever the hell we can find from vacant lots and try to jump over them with our no-speed bikes!!!! 😀

See, there were no “Parent Safety Groups” or Televangelists calling on boycotts back then. No one claiming imitating him was a hazard and a “danger to our youth”.

Hell no. Drugs and gang violence killed much of my childhood friends years later. 😀

68 years old, huh? I wonder if he sits there and sees all the people lined up in their wheelchairs at the nursing home and wonders if he can jump over all of them with his All-Mobility Scooter? 😀

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