Dammit, I wish I would've found this before I got caught up in my Evel Knievel nostalgic posting spree. Because really, nothing takes the gleam off a childhood hero like hearing him make casual homophobic rape jokes about his own licensed toys:
Next year the Ideal Toy Company is going to make a lot of Evel Knievel toys. ... One toy I'd like them to make is my own idea; I think it's the most super toy in the world. You wind it up, it goes like a little bugger, goes across the floor, grabs this little Barbie doll, throws her on the floor, gives her a little lovin', jumps back on the motorcycle and goes whizzing out the door screaming, "G.I. Joe is a faggot!" -- Evel Knievel[via ratiosemper]
Oh, and he beat his wife and kids, and he pummeled the biographer who said so with an aluminum baseball bat? Sheesh. Back into the swamp of memory with you, D-bag.