So long Mr. Knievel and thanks for all the memories

One of the bestest toys ever
If the Stunt Cycle didn't exist I'm sure I wouldn't have been Evel Knievel for Hallowe'en '74 (I cut the generic-looking face part out of the mask ... it made sense when I was 7, but now I can't remember my reasoning).

Evel Knievel died Nov. 30 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was 69.

"Next year the Ideal Toy Company is going to make a lot of Evel Knievel toys. ... One toy I'd like them to make is my own idea; I think it's the most super toy in the world. You wind it up, it goes like a little bugger, goes across the floor, grabs this little Barbie doll, throws her on the floor, gives her a little lovin', jumps back on the motorcycle and goes whizzing out the door screaming, 'G.I. Joe is a faggot!'"
— Evel Knievel

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Dusty said…
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Blibbiddy-Blab said…
Evel's bold statement shall be my mantra for the rest of the year.