« Get Local. | Main | Compared to choking on your own vomit.... »

Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007


I happened to pass through his hometown (Butte, MT) one summer on my way home from a camping trip further south during Evel Knievel Days. It was a hoot. :+)

Dude led a long, wacky life. As do many Butteans.

I filmed him jumping a bunch of buses in St. Paul, sometime in the early 1970s for WDIO-TV. About 2 hours of build-up for 4 anticlimatic seconds of airborne dare-devilishness. Memorable nonetheless.

I think that if you are from Butte, you should be call a Butane.

Ya, if he made it then it was over quick. I always felt most people were there to watch him crash. I was sure glued to the tv when he tried to jet over the Snake River. To this day I wish that parachute had not opened too soon. No one has ever had the balls to try that again.

Anyone ever see on Michael Nesmith's Television Parts on NBC circa 1985, the skit where "Houdini the Pig" tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket with Bobcat Goldthwait doing the narrative play-by-play? One of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Post a comment

Seriously: If you click "post" more than once, you're going to end up looking really stupid.

If you don't see your comment after it's published, try refreshing your browser.