If you are a news junkie like me, you’re probably aware of the buzz about this recent New York Times Magazine cover.
The subtitle is:
The gravitational pull of a possible 2016 campaign is bringing all the old Clinton characters into her orbit.
Well, Elvis has pulled all of us fans into his orbit for over fifty years, so I wondered if there had ever been any reference to Planet Elvis. I went to Google, the Exalted Source of All Knowledge, and did an image search for Planet Elvis. I had to scroll down the results for many pages before coming to what I wanted, but there was some interesting stuff on the way.
When Elvis gave his four-show block of concerts at Madison Square Garden in June 1972, there were positive reviews all over the media. The most memorable line was in the New York Times, who said about Elvis, “He looked like a prince from another planet.”
I love this T-Shirt. What a clever twist on Al Dvorin’s classic line at the end of Elvis’ 1970s concerts: “Elvis has left the building.” The phrase has since become a popular culture catchphrase, sometimes even a humorous punch line, but this is the best adaptation so far.
You might say this is a variation on the ‘Elvis has left the planet’ idea.
This sounds like fun. Has there ever been a Karaoke party where nobody sang an Elvis song? Hard to imagine.
I never heard of Planet Football, but I’m glad Elvis lives on it.
Has any celebrity been featured in more cartoons than Elvis? This one is pretty good.
There is no text at all on this image, so how does Google Images know to make it a result in a search for the words Planet Elvis? Maybe the Exalted Source of All Knowledge is magic, too. To me, it looks more like a fortune teller’s ball than a planet. But, it’s still a nifty image.
The site with this image didn’t have anything much to say about it. Maybe this is the artist’s interpretation of the man on the moon.
This is more like it. Here’s my interpretation: Planet Elvis with its moon circling by, earth off in the distance, and a white hot vortex sucking in all the Elvis music. What do you think?
Finally. I knew there had to be a picture of Planet Elvis out there somewhere. Hillary wants to be the President, but Elvis is already the king.
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