Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Elvis!

To paraphrase (and steal from) my friend Anne, "no thinky thoughts, no grand proclamations, no fifty cent words." Just an aging Discordian doing his annual tribute to The King.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of Memphis a Presley, which is Elvis the King.''

And Elvis saw them berating the poor recording artist, whose music was terrible and lyrics insipid, and Lo, the King said unto the mob:

"Let he who is without bad singles cast the first rhinestone."

And the mob turned down their eyes, each considering his own Don't Worry Be Happy or Man in the Mirror, and shuffled off.

"Thank you," said Elvis. "Thank you very much."

--The First Church of Jesus Christ, Elvis

Brother Wayne hoists the Sacramental Bottle of Elvis Sweat.

Sacred Texts:
Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession by Greil Marcus
The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem ed. by Paul M. Sammon
Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend by Gilbert B. Rodman
Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image by Erika Lee Doss
Elvissey by Jack Womack

Jay: You do know Elvis is dead, right?
Kay: No, Elvis is not dead. He just went home.

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