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(NCBuy)   Elvis Presley's TV remote up for auction   ( ncbuy.com) divider line
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2003-03-07 08:14:54 AM  
"The "remote control" in question is his 1934 9mm Beretta pistol, which earned its nickname when the King used it to shoot out his television set during a performance by singer Robert Goulet."

Bwahhahaha. That's the first thing I thought of before I even read the article. Wish I could bid on it.
2003-03-07 08:16:05 AM  
(Old stand-up comic routine)

Elvis didn't have to die. He didn't have to be a drug addict. He was so rich, he could have paid people to perform hallucinations for him.

"Uuuh-huhhhn....yeh....that wuz good......now throw anuthur midget into thuh blendur....."
2003-03-07 08:20:48 AM  
I always thought it was a .44 he shot the TV with, as immortalized in Denis Leary's classic "Elvis and I":

He says, "Do I look fat to you?"
I said, "No, King, it's not true,
You just have very big bones,"
And then he fires his .44 into the television . . .
2003-03-07 08:24:53 AM  
really, it was a mach II plasma rifle with laser sightings...

2003-03-07 08:30:59 AM  
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2003-03-07 08:35:38 AM  
I'll bid on Lisa-Maree.
2003-03-07 08:49:00 AM  
News organizations need to start using the phrase "old-timey" more often.
2003-03-07 09:03:35 AM  
'Old-timey Europe Says No to War!'
2003-03-07 09:06:31 AM  
I always liked that bestiality song he did:
"In the Gecko"
2003-03-07 09:26:35 AM  
mmm...Elvis in that black leather suit...(drool)
2003-03-07 09:43:46 AM  
I didn't think he could play the guitar until I saw the 1968 special. Elvis was jamming some electric boogie blues.
2003-03-07 09:59:04 AM  
Elvis had a pet monkey that got drunk and looked up womens dresses
2003-03-07 10:12:24 AM  
Whenever I think of Elvis, the first thing I can think of is Elvis sitting on the can, complete with sequined white 'Elvis' suit. It's all I can think of...Elvis died on the can.


I hope I've got many years left, but when I finally check out, I don't want to be on the can at the time. Where's the dignity?
2003-03-07 10:22:31 AM  
Biggbossman: He could play one or two chords. Most of the time, he was faking it. I think on that awesome '68 comeback special, his guitars weren't even plugged in!
2003-03-07 10:24:12 AM  
Most of his songs are 1 or 2 chords. What's to fake?

/oooo, 'cilla.
2003-03-07 10:31:46 AM  
forget his "remote" i want john wayns gun thats going up for sale
2003-03-07 11:43:22 AM  
Zenferret---that still makes him more talented than 99% of the crap that's popular today
2003-03-07 11:48:15 AM  
Supposedly, this is it:

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2003-03-07 01:13:16 PM  
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Hope that works.
wil [TotalFark]
2003-03-07 01:31:13 PM  
"This show ain't no good!"



I watched a special about Elvis yesterday . . . man, he was too damn cool when he started out. My memories of him were mostly from the 1970s, when he was fat, bloated, and jump-suited, but looking at old films, and concerts, I am just in awe of him.

My best friend made an interesting point about him: parents hated him in the 50s the way parents today hate Eminem.

If you get a chance, go to Graceland. It's a shining monument to excess, and drunk men who can't play pool.
2003-03-07 01:51:08 PM  
"03-07-03 08:35:38 AM Brisvegas_boy
I'll bid on Lisa-Maree."

She's been appraised already.

The opening bid is one slightly soiled e-meter.
2003-03-07 03:01:26 PM  
Snotrocket:I always liked that bestiality song he did:
"In the Gecko"

Are you joking or didn't you know it's called "In the Getto"?
2003-03-07 05:10:50 PM  
I can honestly say that I didn't know it was called in the getto. Coulda sworn it was in the ghetto.
2003-03-07 05:11:44 PM  

A fat person's remote. Probably got a glaze like a jelly doughnut.

And peanut and banana sandwich crumbs wedged btw. the buttons.
2003-03-07 07:47:01 PM  
I wonder if Robert Goulet will bid on it.
2003-03-08 01:38:46 AM  
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2003-03-14 03:42:06 AM  
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