Quote of the Week: Evel Knievel

“If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.”

Evel Knievel

(Editor’s Note: Best kid’s toy I ever had.  Also, I busted my head open once trying to just over a telephone pole on the ground.  No ramp.  Just straight into it with my bike.)

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  5 comments for “Quote of the Week: Evel Knievel

  1. Dr Bonz
    March 1, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I had one too. I had the “camper” truck that went along with it as well. Loved that toy. As a 12 year old that didn’t know much about womanizing, alcoholism, and hepatitis, he was my hero and I watched all of his jumps intently and knew all sorts of trivia about him.

  2. Chris
    March 1, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Evel Knievel’s jumps were a spectacle that I remember vividly from my childhood. I had a toy with a Evel Knievel doll (a little smaller than a GI Joe) and a little motorcycle it would sit on. You had this thing the motorcycle would connect to and a handle that you would crank to rev up the rear wheel on the motorcycle to insane rpm, then you would release the motorcycle and send Evel and his bike on its suicide run down the driveway to try to jump the culvert or down the basement stairs or jumping a little inferno in the back yard.

    • Doug Farrago
      March 1, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      No lie, I would play with it today if I had one

      • Kurt
        March 7, 2018 at 5:37 pm

        Tricycle? Bicycle? Murdercycle? Graveyard ponies I tell you. I can think of
        sumptin’ better to stick between my legs and I’ll leave it at that. ;-0

      • Kurt
        March 7, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        “No lie, I would play with it today if I had one”

        I missed that. You break yours, lose it or sell it off? 😉

        (Sorry Doug you set yourself up for this!)

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