Once an Jackass, Always A Jackass

by: Mike Miller

I have to admit to having liked the MTV television show “Jackass.” The crazy stunts performed by the members of this groundbreaking show which has spawned an unearthly number of imitators was downright crazy, but usually made me laugh.

Of all shows ever created, perhaps no title better suits a show than “Jackass.” Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera are extremely talented individuals, even if they have a screw loose.

Death of a Jackass

It was with sadness, yet not surprise that I learned of the recent death of “Jackass” alum Ryan Dunn. With numerous funny skits like “Party Boy” Dunn was one of my favorite “Jackass” performers.

If his death in a fiery auto accident came as no surprise, you can imagine how not surprised I was to find out that he was drunk and speeding. Hmm, lots of alcohol, a Porsche and high speeds – a perfect recipe for the death of a true Jackass!

Reports from the scene say that the 34-year-old Dunn and his companion, Zachary Hartwell, 30, were travelling more than 132 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. His 2007 Porsche soared more than 40 yards through the woods before hitting a tree and bursting into flames. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.196.

Another not-so-big surprise was the news that Dunn had received 23 driving violations in the past 13 years, including 10 speeding tickets and one DUI!

I wonder how long it will be before another “Jackass” follows Dunn to heaven.