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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2018, 07:38:02 PM »

I remember when Evel Knevil was jumping everything. And he did too.  Almost killed himself a couple times!

I remember watching Evel Knievel on shows like CBS Sports Spectacular and Wide World of Sports. Most of the time he crashed and broke some bones. Eventually, another guy named Joe Einhorn came along and made similar motorcycle jumps . . . but he usually didn't crash.

I also remember when Evel Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket-powered motorcycle (it looked more like a missile than a motorcycle). What a fiasco. He launched the thing up a ramp and barely got past the end of the ramp when he opened his parachute and floated down into the canyon. What a disappointment.





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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2018, 08:28:59 PM »

I remember when David Coperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 12:53:00 PM »

I remember when Evel Knevil was jumping everything. And he did too.  Almost killed himself a couple times!

I remember watching Evel Knievel on shows like CBS Sports Spectacular and Wide World of Sports. Most of the time he crashed and broke some bones. Eventually, another guy named Joe Einhorn came along and made similar motorcycle jumps . . . but he usually didn't crash.

I also remember when Evel Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket-powered motorcycle (it looked more like a missile than a motorcycle). What a fiasco. He launched the thing up a ramp and barely got past the end of the ramp when he opened his parachute and floated down into the canyon. What a disappointment.







Yeah I remeber that!
The Snake River Canyon Jump. In a rocket- that-yup-fizzlled out like a bad fire works ...ya gotta give him credit, though. I wouldn't blast myself into a canyon! I mean, cmon- he shot himself in a homemade rocket into a canyon. That's flat out crazy.

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »

I remember when Evel jumped a mess of cars and buses- and hit the ramp on the other side-and wiped out. Broke almost every bone in his body. He had balls!  BounceGiggle
I usta watch a lot of this because my cousin's Ricky and Ronnie were enduro racers and my best freind Larry (who I still hang out with) was too. Dirt bikers. Did all sortsa crazy s**t on dirt bikes
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2018, 05:10:54 PM »

I remember when Evel jumped a mess of cars and buses- and hit the ramp on the other side-and wiped out. Broke almost every bone in his body. He had balls!  BounceGiggle


He even made a movie . . . with Gene Kelly!





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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2018, 07:29:15 PM »

Yeah I seen that. The movie, and the one with George Harrison? I think so. They stunk big time.
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2018, 12:09:01 AM »

I remember the parody Super Dave better than I remember the actual Evel.
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2018, 08:52:25 AM »

Yeah I seen that. The movie, and the one with George Harrison? I think so. They stunk big time.

You mean George Hamilton . . . although, it probably would have been more interesting if George Harrison was in it.  BounceGiggle

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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2018, 08:56:44 AM »

Yeah I seen that. The movie, and the one with George Harrison? I think so. They stunk big time.

You mean George Hamilton . . . although, it probably would have been more interesting if George Harrison was in it.  BounceGiggle



Yeah- George Harrison singing the Hari Krishna song while flying over the fountain in Vegas would be a sight..!
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »

I was born in '70, the first "major" event I remember seeing on TV news was the 1977 blackout in NYC... I remember being very glad I lived in the NJ suburbs.

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After that, the passing of Elvis Presley. My Dad was a big fan so this was a very big deal around our house.

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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2018, 09:37:57 AM »

I remember hearing John Lennon had been shot, but it didn't really mean anything to me as I didn't know who he was.
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »

I was born in '70, the first "major" event I remember seeing on TV news was the 1977 blackout in NYC... I remember being very glad I lived in the NJ suburbs.

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I lived in the Bronx in 1979-1980.
At my Gramdma's house. Those riots left the Bronx- all of NYC actually, a mess. It wen't bankrupt. The garbagemen were on strike. We just thew our garbage out the window onto the sidewalk. No one was picking it up anyway. Rats were everywhere. Buildings that had been set on fire in '77 were huge piles of rubble. It looked like a warzone. I went to DeWitt Clinton High School for about 2 weeks. It was a madhouse. I quit. Me and my friend Abel from Brazil usta sit in Poe Park and drink and smoke weed with his boombox blasting Led Zepplin.
I was born in the Bronx. My first hometown.
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2018, 01:59:22 PM »

a biggie for me when i was a teenager was the jim jones cult deaths. my history teacher got fired for telling us that religion was what caused the tragedy THROUGH jim jones. that wasn't cool in massachusetts then, even though it was true. my da and some other parents helped him get a job at bridgewater college , and right after that is when i transferred to my vocational high school.
   the whole issue about religion was part of my decision to leave my hometown school.
 
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2018, 03:56:15 PM »

I never understood the appeal of church.  Church people always seemed like wacked out brain washed zombies to me.
No matter what religion. I'd look at the sky and try to imagine some big,bearded guy playing us like pawns. The idea never even seemed even close to logical.
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2018, 07:15:00 AM »

I also remember the Jonestown Massacre: all over the newspapers, even in Africa.
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