Friday, November 30, 2007

R.I.P. Evel Knievel

Crazy stunt rider, owner of the raddest name ever, and at least ten times cooler than Super Dave.

About that name, Wikipedia says:

With a lot of time on his hands, Knievel began to get into more and more trouble around Butte. After one particular police chase in 1956 in which he crashed his motorcycle, Knievel was taken to jail on a charge of reckless driving. When the night jailer came around to check the roll, he noted Robert Knievel in one cell and William Knofel in the other. Knofel was well known as "Awful Knofel," so Knievel began to be referred to as Evel Knievel. The nickname stuck.

Apocryphal? Maybe. Awesome? Yes sir. Mr. Knievel, you will be missed.

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