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(Silive)   Motorcycle daredevil craps out trying to jump 22 cars   (silive.com) divider line 40
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2001-07-05 08:43:53 AM  
Darwin was right.
 
2001-07-05 08:44:02 AM  
Farking Ouch!
Stupid people doing stupid things for other stupid people who watch these stupid people doing these stupid things.
How stupid!
P.S. The fans got their moneys worth because, like at car races, they were there to see the crash and carnage.
 
2001-07-05 08:47:19 AM  
Why do reporters always have to end their report stating where the town is located that the event happened in?
 
2001-07-05 08:54:57 AM  
I am so glad I didnt go to the fair to see that kind of stupidity. Why couldn't he have crashed into the crowd watching? Now that would have helped the gene pool even more.
 
2001-07-05 08:57:00 AM  
Wait a moment.... 25k people watching and no one has sold their digicam vedio of it yet? Ok thats just wrong!
 
2001-07-05 08:59:21 AM  
Toriko - Somebody sold something. I heard audio of the stunt on a CBS radio station this morning.
 
2001-07-05 09:05:46 AM  
Go Bubba go! Go Bubba go!

My favorite part is how these people almost die and do the same thing again. Kinda sucks that I can't feel my toes, but I think I can clear those 25 schoolbusses...
 
2001-07-05 09:06:29 AM  
DAMN IT......!
What a waste of a harley, for christ sakes jump a farkin honda.
 
2001-07-05 09:10:20 AM  
For sale: Two grounds passes for the Bubba Blackwell July 13th Idaho show... cheap
 
2001-07-05 09:24:40 AM  
I respect Daredevils. where would society & culture be without them?
 
2001-07-05 09:37:49 AM  
He wasn't french by any chance?
 
2001-07-05 09:38:51 AM  
I agree with SpurtReynolds. Waste a ricer. Besides, didn't all this daredevil jumping stuff go out of style back in like, the 70's.
 
2001-07-05 09:41:00 AM  
Upon being asked whether he could improve his odds on success, Bubba could only shake his head and say, "Maybe ah shudda put them cars nexta each other stedda end to end."

*A moment of silence for the Harley, please*


- I'll have mine to go, please....
 
2001-07-05 10:16:52 AM  
It all fits like a puzzle oddly enough, do life threatening stunts, and end up in a life threatening condition.

What do daredevils think? "I am going to do something that if I mess up even a little hell even if everything goes great it might still be impossible and I will die."

I've screwed up french toast before and I make it all the time, I would not let my life depend on my ability to make it.
 
2001-07-05 10:37:43 AM  
Even Evel's son knows not to jump a damned Harley for these stunts. The dirt bikes today are engineered for this kind of punishment. For those of you who don't ride a Harley, the shocks only have about 3 to 4 inches of travel...and when you're falling 40 to 50 feet out of the sky, something's gotta give (ie. ankles, pelvis, spine). I respect Bubba wanting to do stunts "just like his hero", but if Evel had the equipment available today, he'd be using it. I love my Harley, but I ride my Suzuki RM250 on motocross tracks. Right equipment for the job. I hope Bubba pulls out of this one. Hang in there brother!
 
2001-07-05 10:40:44 AM  
Why is everyone concerned over the well being and/or state of mind of the daredevil? He's a suicidal idiot, but he knew the risks before he jumped.

I think we should be more worried about the throngs that actually pay to watch this crap. It's sick that people will shell out money to see someone risk their life. Many of these people hope that he doesn't make it. There's something wrong with our society when someone's possible death becomes a spectator sport.
 
2001-07-05 10:47:22 AM  
To re-iterate:
Farking Ouch!
Stupid people doing stupid things for other stupid people who watch these stupid people doing these stupid things.
How stupid!
P.S. The fans got their moneys worth because, like at car races, they were there to see the crash and carnage.
Just because I like pointing out that people are generally stupid and love carnage!
 
2001-07-05 10:57:12 AM  
Yeah, everything's funny on pot isn't it.
 
Liz
2001-07-05 11:03:28 AM  
I saw the video of this on the Today Show this morning, with the warning that the footage was "very disturbing."
 
2001-07-05 11:05:09 AM  
Just saw the vedio on local news. "Apparently he told the crowd right be for the jump that this was to be his last"

.... Welll.... he was a bit more correct in his prediction than he thought.
 
2001-07-05 11:11:08 AM  
This shows how dumb Californians are as they paid to watch this shiat.
 
2001-07-05 11:30:24 AM  
One time I jumped over the neighbors cat with my Big Wheel. Knocked out a tooth and racked myself but the chix dig it.
 
2001-07-05 11:33:20 AM  
Sounds to me like the crowd got exactly what they paid for.

I mean, the only reason you go to these shows is the chance to see serious injury, right? Otherwise you might as well be at a hot dog eating contest or something.

<seinfeld>What is the deal with humanity's morbid fascination with death?</seinfeld>
 
2001-07-05 11:33:37 AM  
Wait, did that story say he tried to use a HARLEY?? This guy should win some type of award.
 
2001-07-05 12:58:27 PM  
CAPTIN LANCE MURDOCK. "If he's not in action he's in traction...."




One of the best Simpsons episodes of all time...
 
2001-07-05 01:00:03 PM  
1 banana
2 banana
3 banana
4
Stunt jumping with a Harley and you'll see a morgue door...
 
2001-07-05 02:13:19 PM  
damn, I was a day early
 
2001-07-05 03:53:04 PM  
How the hell do these people make money?
What the hell job have these daredevil jackasses ever held that they can quit working and say "I'm gonna dedicate myself full time to jumping cars from a ramp"?
Why aren't daredevils shot in the head for making no contribution to society?
 
2001-07-05 03:58:28 PM  
Daredevils demonstrate to the public the consequences of living on the wild side, a useful contribution to society. Now...everybody back to your cubicles! Show's over!
 
2001-07-05 05:48:31 PM  
Haha, suckers.

I've seen VIDEO!! Mwuahahaha.
 
2001-07-05 05:49:38 PM  
Oh wait, so has Liz. I guess I'm not that special.
 
2001-07-05 05:55:28 PM  
It's probably because his crappy, ill-balanced American motorcycle self destructed. Or maybe his HD was leaking oil all over. AMerican bikes are like American cars. Total Crap.
 
2001-07-05 06:07:52 PM  
If anyone is interested in seeing the video:

http://www.msnbc.com/local/KNSD/NBC6S5DGSOC.asp?0si=-
 
2001-07-05 07:41:57 PM  
If he just wasn't so greedy and just jumped 21 cars.........
 
2001-07-05 09:07:45 PM  
Harleys suck. So much more money and time is spent fixing them than Jap bikes, and they aren't as cool or handle as wel as Italian jobs. I love people who proudly wear the t-shirts. It's like saying "I payed more for a bike that rides like a lumber wagon, leaks oil, is slower than shiat and takes a parking lot to turn around in than I did for my car." The funny thing is these people all work in factories, are toothless and have monster beer bellies. Hmm... coincidence?
 
2001-07-05 09:18:35 PM  
I WAS THERE!!!

But I left just before the stunt. For the record, the '25,000 people' in the stadium at the fair were there to watch the FIREWORKS SHOW (shich was spectacular and went off without a hitch), you know, being that it was the 4th of July and all.

So after the fireworks show they announced that some guy was going to do some motorcycle stunt, but a majority of the crowd started leaving the stadium, having only come to see the fireworks (myself included). I'm guessing that a good deal of those who remained behind and witnessed the 'stunt' were either not able to make it out an exit in time to avoid seeing it (the exits were all jam-packed) or simply felt they'd rather remain sitting down than try to fight the crowd to get back to the fair or parking lot.

I remember thinking, "Bubba Blackwell, who the hell is that?" and "22 cars doesn't sound like it's all that many," as I left. Little did I know, huh?

Oh yeah, I had just turned 21 the day before (on the 3rd) and I got a beer at some stand at the fair and the guy there looked at my ID and looked at me and asked if I was hung over! Har har!
 
2001-07-05 10:14:36 PM  
Q: What do Harley riders suffer from?

A: Loose nuts.
 
2001-07-06 07:20:07 AM  
Easy there, Purple_duckk. I've got two of them, and neither of them leak...and my twin cam 88 SCOOTS! As fast as a sport bike? No, but it's not meant to. I remember wanting to go fast all the time, but I grew up. It's like this fable:

A young bull and an old bull are standing at the top of a hill, looking at all the cows below. The young bull says, "Let's run down this hill and fark one of those cows". The old bull says, "Lets WALK down this hill, and fark all of them!"

Kinda funny, Nanookanano. Here's two more:

Q: What's the difference between a Harley and a vaccuum cleaner?

A: The Dirtbag sits ON TOP of the Harley.

DID YOU KNOW: That 98% of Harleys are still on the road?

Yeah...the other two percent made it home!!!

P.S. Doesn't matter what you ride, as long as you ride!
 
2001-07-06 11:03:52 AM  
Yeah, like I'm sure Bubba walked into "Smitty and Mad Dog's Harley Shop" an hour before the jump and bought a bike. The only thing that said Harley was probably the foot pegs.
 
2001-07-09 08:30:08 AM  
Actually, he jumps the same bike that Evel used to. A Harley-Davidson XR-750.
 
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