Did you observe National High Five Day last Thursday? This strange celebration started in 2002 at the University of Virginia and has spread to a national event every third Thursday in April. We can imagine if Elvis was still around, he would happily join this celebration and give high fives to everyone he encountered on the special day.
Apparently there are no photos in the Graceland archives of Elvis actually giving a high five, but they still saluted the day with this post on Graceland.com.
That sure looks more like a wave. Well, I’ve got zillions of Elvis pictures, so I went through them to see if there was an Elvis high five. There wasn’t, but there were some photos of Elvis’ hands doin things at least as interesting as the one above. Here they are, with comments.
You probably recognize this one from Blue Hawaii. I didn’t come up with the cloud comment, but it works pretty well.
I love this one. It looks like Elvis incorporates levitating air piano to his act.
How about this shot of Elvis during his Army physical. Eyes up, ladies. Look at his hands.
This doesn’t inspire any sage comment, so use your imagination to figure what Elvis was doing.
Oh, oh. Elvis writing graffiti on a bathroom wall.
It’s hard to figure out why Elvis would let this woman wrap her yarn around his hands.
Elvis is putting his hands to good use in this one, but the expression on his face is priceless.
Here’s a caption: “Oh. Man. What made me do that last night?”
It looks like Elvis and this guy are trying to put spells on each other.
Whatcha looking at, Elvis?
It looks like Elvis is about to get a second shot, and he didn’t have a good reaction to the first one.
And my favorite: “Watch that hand, mister.”
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