Knievel seemed braver and more brazen - and more unhinged - than any other athlete-cum-thrill-seeker of his era.
By the time a kid goes to college, if he's taking math or science, at least he knows, or you hope he knows, some basics. But if you're teaching history in college, you have a lot of damage to undo. You basically have to start over because so much of what a kid has already learned is just wrong.
I always found that drama, really good drama, has a lot of comedy in it.
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