Thursday, August 16, 2007

ELVIS PRESLEY, 1935-1977

Large Man with Dead Body: Who’s that then?
The Dead Collector: I dunno, must be a king.
Large Man with Dead Body: Why?
The Dead Collector: He hasn’t got shit all over him.

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Not necessarily.

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Elvis Aaron Presley, AKA The King. (While there are rumors that Presley never died, but rather was wafted directly to Heaven by a fiery chariot in the style of the prophet Elijah, this Apotheosis of Elvis has never been proven to have taken place.)

Q: Who was that then?
A: I dunno, must’ve been a king.
Q: Why?
A: Because he died on the throne.

Requiescat in pace, Elvis. We hardly knew ye...

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