In a move surely intended to spread word-of-mouth via blog postings, online ‘boys’ stuff’ retailers Firebox have this morning sent out a marketing email gushing about the Evel Knievel stunt cycle, back in stock after… oooh… about twenty-five years.
That worked, then.
It’s worth watching the video, if only to see just how high the thing doesn’t jump. This is in stark contrast to one’s memory of how it behaved – which is clearly filtered through a layer of childhood excitement and imagination. I’ve a certain sense of ennui about that.