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  • Bakerís Dozen of Stunts or Daredevils

    1. Annie Tayor
    2. Evel Knievel
    3. Charles "Daredevil" Hamilton
    4. Sorry - I didn't catch their names
    5. Richard Bong
    6. James Doohan
    7. Michael Sergio
    8. Todd Green

    9. Yakima Canutt (a real cowboy)

    Doing a stunt in 'Stagecoach' (1939) for John Wayne.
    So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

    Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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    • Bakerís Dozen of Stunts or Daredevils

      1. Annie Tayor
      2. Evel Knievel
      3. Charles "Daredevil" Hamilton
      4. Sorry - I didn't catch their names
      5. Richard Bong
      6. James Doohan
      7. Michael Sergio
      8. Todd Green
      9. Yakima Canutt

      10. Howard Hughes



      How many crash-related concussions did he suffer?
      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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      • Baker’s Dozen of Stunts or Daredevils

        1. Annie Tayor
        2. Evel Knievel
        3. Charles "Daredevil" Hamilton
        4. Sorry - I didn't catch their names
        5. Richard Bong
        6. James Doohan
        7. Michael Sergio
        8. Todd Green
        9. Yakima Canutt
        10. Howard Hughes

        11. Ted White

        www.13thfoot.co.uk

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        • Bakerís Dozen of Stunts or Daredevils

          1. Annie Tayor
          2. Evel Knievel
          3. Charles "Daredevil" Hamilton
          4. Sorry - I didn't catch their names
          5. Richard Bong
          6. James Doohan
          7. Michael Sergio
          8. Todd Green
          9. Yakima Canutt
          10. Howard Hughes
          11. Ted White

          12. Twin Towers Tightrope Walk 1974

          Phillipe Petit

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          • Bakerís Dozen of Stunts or Daredevils

            1. Annie Tayor
            2. Evel Knievel
            3. Charles "Daredevil" Hamilton
            4. Sorry - I didn't catch their names
            5. Richard Bong
            6. James Doohan
            7. Michael Sergio
            8. Todd Green
            9. Yakima Canutt
            10. Howard Hughes
            11. Ted White

            Originally posted by Canuckster View Post
            . . . .

            12. Twin Towers Tightrope Walk 1974

            Phillipe Petit

            I was thinking of posting Petit's walk on a wire at 1,200 ft, but I declined, reasoning that he's French, not American. Don't get me wrong: I think it's one of the greatest stunts ever pulled off, and if I ever meet Petit, I'd be honored if he shook my hand. Indeed, I've seem the documentary at least seven times, and have made my kids watch it, too. But does he belong on this list?

            13. Dar Robinson



            The last of the great stuntmen
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
              I was thinking of posting Petit's walk on a wire at 1,200 ft, but I declined, reasoning that he's French, not American. Don't get me wrong: I think it's one of the greatest stunts ever pulled off, and if I ever meet Petit, I'd be honored if he shook my hand. Indeed, I've seem the documentary at least seven times, and have made my kids watch it, too. But does he belong on this list?
              Sure it belongs, because it is stunts or daredevils, and like you said it is one of the greatest and it did take place in NY.

              13. Dar Robinson
              Dar was my second choice for consideration!

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              • 13 North American Flakes

                1. John Harvey Kellogg



                Seventh-Day Adventist, brother of breakfast cereal company founder WK Kellogg, medical doctor, proprietor of a Michigan sanitarium, he was famous in the early 20th century for advocating vegetarianism, enemas and celibacy to promote good health.
                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • 13 North American Flakes

                  1. John Harvey Kellogg

                  2. Kato Kaelin

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                  • ^He's a bum, not a flake. There is a difference.
                    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                    • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                      ^He's a bum, not a flake. There is a difference.
                      I seem to recall him being pretty darn flakey.

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                      • 13 North American Flakes

                        1. John Harvey Kellogg
                        2. Kato Kaelin

                        3. Dennis Kucinich



                        He married an aerobics instructor ( or depending on how you take his politics) and he rode in a UFO.
                        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                        • 13 North American Flakes

                          1. John Harvey Kellogg
                          2. Kato Kaelin
                          3. Dennis Kucinich

                          4. Mickey Rivers


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                          • ^ Mick the Quick wasn't a flake: he was a gregarious big-mouth with a penchant for womanizing, but he wasn't a flake.
                            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                            • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                              ^ Mick the Quick wasn't a flake: he was a gregarious big-mouth with a penchant for womanizing, but he wasn't a flake.
                              From Sports Illustrated:

                              Baseball Flake

                              [snip]

                              Under RATED
                              Mickey Rivers

                              Whereas Fidrych was a self-conscious actor, Mickey Rivers (right) was an unconscious authentic. Unlike the Bird, he wasn't aware that people found him loopy. The former New York Yankees centerfielder had his own way of dressing, of walking, of talking. He never met a word he couldn't malapropriate, and he scattered non sequiturs like rose petals. "Ain't no sense in worryin' about things you got control over," he said," 'cause if you got control over them, ain't no sense worryin'." Mick the Quick's conversation was so full of twists and turns that no grammatical road map could help you. "I like playing on this team," he said during a stint in a senior league. "We actually been doin' real good. Got a different mix here. Most important thing is you gotta keep pickin' up in paces. That's why we're playing contentious play. We got top names, guys can still hit in the majors, guys been out of the game hittin' the ball, shockin' it. Don't have no old, old guys. Not sayin' they don't get a good job done. Fact is, they've been vice versa. So that's incentive right there. It's been a plus."

                              It took another genuine article to explicate Rivers. "Mickey understands that the baseball is just two Cartesian coordinates going out to infinity," said Boston Red Sox flake emeritus Bill (Spaceman) Lee. "He doesn't think; therefore he is."
                              I think he qualifies.

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                              • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                                ^ Mick the Quick wasn't a flake: he was a gregarious big-mouth with a penchant for womanizing, but he wasn't a flake.
                                Can you help me out here chaps, cos without some guidance I won't be able to enter this one! What exactly is a "flake"?

                                Regards
                                VR

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