Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Evil Evel Knievel Gettin' Medieval?


Oddly enough, the first person I remember idolizing as a child was stunt motorcyclist Evel Knievel — and what greater horror could there be than hearing what a bad, violent person your youthful hero may have been?

I suppose I’d feel this sort of disillusionment all the time if I’d ever become a sports fan.  Luckily, I soon matured enough to stop idolizing mere performers of physical feats and instead idolize philosophically and morally significant people — like James Randi, a magician.

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