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August 16, 2007

Update: Elvis Presley Is Still Dead

Filed under: Entertainment,Open Thread — Psycheout @ 4:02 am

ElvisRock ‘n’ roll, gyrating hips, bad enunciation, lousy movies, drug abuse and an untimely and humiliating end in his filthy bathroom. This was your life, Elvis. Congratulations.

It would appear that the false king is still dead. But the one true King, the Son of G-d still reigns. And His joyful noise is far greater than any off-key caterwauling ever uttered by this overrated and puffed up pop star.

Discuss your recollections of this untalented and mouldering fallen star, the anniversary of Woodstock (that muddy and smelly anti-climax of the ill-fated “summer of love”) or whatever else seems important on this day.

Aside: An always refreshing voice in the comments reminded me of that great swinging crooner without equal, Pat Boone.  His columns, like  those of another great American, Chuck Norris, be read over at World Net Daily.

— Psycheout


  1. Well, he was certainly no Pat Boone that is for sure. When Elvis overdosed on that toilet in his astoundingly ugly mansion in Tennessee, I was just a little girl so I remember very little about it. What I do recall is Granny Georgia-Sue telling the story about a family dinner where people were joking about Evils (that was his nickname) passing and me asking one of the grown-ups if, “Evils was a sinner?”, and then replying, “Well, good then, he was a sinner and he deserved to die.” Really, this is the only recollection I have about his timely and appropriate death. That, and seeing all those wretched white trash women carrying on in the television interviews about their King being dead.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — August 16, 2007 @ 5:05 am | Reply

  2. You forgot the millions of bucks he earned with his music. 🙂

    He might have not lived the best live, but the music still rocks!

    Comment by PG — August 16, 2007 @ 5:27 am | Reply

  3. Just like Shostakovich’s music was seen as “counter-revolutionary” to Stalin (it was actually some of the greatest music ever), rock ‘n roll in general is dismissed as bad and insignificant by the people who fear its power the most (e.g. rabid censors!)

    Whether you like it or not, it is incredibly popular and important music.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — August 16, 2007 @ 5:36 am | Reply

  4. Dear Adam,

    You must jump at the sight of your own shadow. You spend more time talking about phobias and being scared than anyone I have ever known. Have you ever been tested for Paranoid Schizophrenia, dear?

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — August 16, 2007 @ 6:10 am | Reply

  5. Jerry Lee Lewis was the real king of rock and roll!

    Comment by Bob Baffet — August 16, 2007 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  6. I never understood what the big deal with Elvis was. He couldn’t sing all that great, he wasn’t all that attractive to begin with, and he was just plain fat when he died. Good riddens. All those crazy women that make fools out of themself by taking flowers to his house and crying about missing him are just crazy and deserve to die too.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 16, 2007 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  7. History will remember Elvis, for his triumphs and his mistakes. Psycheout…not so much.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 16, 2007 @ 8:10 am | Reply

  8. Gaines-Crockett, you’re the one who fears for her own safety so much you feel it necessary to carry a gun. You are the epitome of paranoid fear.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — August 16, 2007 @ 9:52 am | Reply

  9. I’ve always felt that Elvis was overrated as well, although he was quite a handsome fellow in his younger days. He is proof of what overindulgence, drugs and alcohol will do.

    Connie, his fans may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but I really do wish you’d stop proclaiming that this one or the other one “deserves to die”. As a Christian and one who cherishes life, I find it to be incredibly disturing.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 16, 2007 @ 10:15 am | Reply

  10. The King died on the throne. How fitting.

    Comment by Larry — August 16, 2007 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  11. Larry King is dead?

    Comment by Harry — August 16, 2007 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  12. No, King Kong is dead.

    Comment by Bob Baffet — August 16, 2007 @ 11:43 am | Reply

  13. It weas love that killed him.

    Comment by Larry — August 16, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  14. that should be was love that killed him

    Comment by Larry — August 16, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  15. Jerry Lee Lewis, my hinder. He’s somewhere in there, but still behind Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard,.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  16. I dunno…I think Jesus liked his music…they’re both Jewish, I assume…

    Comment by Riya Bliss — June 4, 2008 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

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