Viva Knievel, the Final Chapter

Nice eulogy to Evel Knievel by Jerry Garrett:

Beyond the intriguingly gifted, private man that I remember, how should the world remember this larger-than-life daredevil? He was seemingly fearless, driven to try stunts that were — admit it — astonishingly stupid and pointless. But as a P.T. Barnum-caliber showman, he made the outcome seem somehow relevant and made millions care about what happened to him. He had an amazing, unfathomable need to be a real-life superhero.

Sunday, 2 December 2007