November 30, 2007

Why not Bil Keane?

Remember the days when "generation X" and "twentysomething" were used interchangably? Attending this event was the single most GenX-y thing I ever did, other than sit around and rehash Brad Bunch episodes. I'm even kind of proud of having been there. Not because I got to see an up-and-coming Beck (and a shoulda-been up-and-coming that dog), but because I got a firsthand taste of how crazy Evel Knievel really was. Not crazy in the "jump over 50 flaming trucks" sense, but rather the "we need to eliminate the dollar and start stockpiling gold" sense. Seriously, that's what he talked about. That and other loony stuff that had nothing to do with riding motorcycles. It was spellbinding. I hope someone digs out an old video and posts it on YouTube. Until then, there's this.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Crazy like a fox! The dollar is devalued, and it ain't coming back anytime soon. I know that next time I jump over 30 flaming school busses, I will insist on being paid in bullion. Or maybe Euros.

I know he was terribly ill at the end of his life, but as a kid growing up in the 70's, I never thought Evel would die in his bed. Unless it was from having a coronary while doing Farrah Fawcett. Cause he was that fuckin' cool.

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