Elvis Presley Statue Sells For $20,500

August 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“An Illinois man who bid $20,000 for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s Elvis statue said he was relieved to lose and soon found an identical statue for $550.
However, Bramlett said he was relieved to lose when he discovered he could purchase an identical statue for $550 from a Texas seller and similar statues with different poses for the same price.
 
Bramlett said his home is now adorned with two of the statues for a total $18,600 less than his bid for Blagojevich’s Elvis.
 
‘God looked over to me,’ Bramlett said of losing the auction.”
 
UPI
 
I wouldn’t pay a dime for a gaudy statue of Elvis Presley that was once owned by a corrupt politician. The idiot who purchased the Blago Elvis statue should bust it open, it might be chock full of illegal campaign funds.
 
Bramlett must not be married, no woman would allow her husband to “adorn” her house with two Elvis statues.
 
Bramlett claims that God was looking out for him — Baloney! If God cared about Bramlett he would cure him of his Elvis obsession.

Elvis Presley Dies on August 16, 1977 At His Graceland Home In Memphis, Tn.!

August 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

Elvis died on August 16, 1977 at the ripe age of 42. The exact cause of his death has always been a little hazy. For the most part, I believe it was a combination of out-of-control prescription drug abuse and bad eating habits, which pickled his arteries. This is an odd form of heart disease, stuffing your system with pills, hamburgers, chocolate cake, and mountainous peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

He had played in Austin not too long before his death. I remember how shocked I was when seeing his blubberous photographs that were included in an Austin American Statesman story covering the concert. I was working as a library clerk at the Collections and Deposit Library, which was the odd man out branch of The University of Texas General Libraries. This is where the Sanskrit titles were parked.

My attitude towards Elvis has remained steady for my entire life. It`s a confounding blend of reverence and ridicule for The King, who himself was subject to contradictory impulses that put him at odds with the Youth Culture, at times. His secret meeting with Richard Nixon to become an undercover Narcotics Agent would have to be the epitome of these conflicting allegiances.

Okay, I`m still on the ground waddling in the mysteries of his Art. My favorite song of Elvis`s  is (Marie`s the Name) of His Latest Flame.

Elvis Presley Runs For Governor Of Arkansas

August 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Elvis D. Presley of Star City filed papers with the secretary of state’s office on Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for governor.”
 
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/05/elvis-presley-running-arkansas-governor/
 
We shouldn’t write off this write-in candidate for governor, there are enough drunk rednecks in Arkansas to give this Elvis impersonator a chance to win.
 
Who knows he might be the real Elvis, maybe he got bored of just hanging around Burger Kings and bowling alleys.
 
 
If the Real or a fake Elvis runs for governor of Mississippi he would win hands down.
 
 

Michael Jackson & Elvis Presley’s Hair Up For Auction

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

” Elvis Presley fans keen to own a chunk of their idol now can: locks of what is claimed to be The King’s hair are up for auction next week.”
 
Reuters
 
The King’s locks are expected to sell for between $8,000 and $12,000. I’m a big Elvis Presley fan, but I’d much rather spend $8 on a Presley CD or DVD.
 
Michael Jackson’s burnt hair from the pyrotechnics accident during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial will also be put up for auction.
 
The King of Rock and the King of Pop will always be with us, if we want to remember and honor them all we have to do is play one of their CD’s.
 
Buying  Jackson’s burnt hair or Elvis Presley’s locks is no way to commemorate these icons. Shame on the auctioneers for participating in this travesty.