Monday, January 26, 2015

Being Evel, Being Prepared

The movie Being Evel had it's debut yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. Coincidentally, I recently read the biography of Evel Kneivel by Leigh Montville.

I remember watching a lot of Evel's stunts on the Wide World of Sports and reading some things about him while he was at the top of his game, but I had no idea how screwed up his personal life was. He was a thief, a liar, womanizer, went through his money like salts through a goose but, yet, there was still something about him you had to admire. Don't know about the movie, but the book's a pretty good read. 

And as a bonus for all of you as paranoid concerned as I am about where the world is headed, the University of Pittsburgh is offering a free on-line course in disaster preparedness. Isn't the internet amazing? Might be a little late for those folks on the east coast that are looking at 24" of snow heading their way but for the rest of us, might be a worthwhile investment. I found it here.

Have a good week.

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