Friday, November 30, 2007
Another Icon Passes
Sad to say, Evel Knievel died today. A major icon of my youth, and of the 70's and 80's, right up there with The Bionic Man and Bazooka Joes.
Odd, as one gets older and watches ones icons pass away, one starts to feel a sense of inevitable mortality. I remember Jon Pertwee, Jacques Cousteau, even (recently) Tony Wilson all being a kick in the teeth. Verity Lambert died a few days ago too (tho admittedly not truly my generation).
Maybe one just notices more as one gets older and/or has a sim of obituaries to manage. I'll be pulling something together for Evel on Tribute Island on Monday...