Monday Artday: elvis

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The Monday Artday challenge this week is “Elvis”.
I hope I haven't bored you.
Sure, he was known worldwide as “The King”, but here are a few little-known facts about Elvis Presley.
He was a black belt in karate.
His entourage were known collectively as the Memphis Mafia.
None of Elvis’s 31 feature films were ever nominated for an Oscar in any category.
Elvis recorded more than 600 songs in his music career, but didn’t write a single one of them.
Some of Elvis’s bejewelled jumpsuits weighed more than twenty-eight pounds.
He only performed five concerts outside the United States – all in Canada in 1957.
Led Zeppelin were big fans of Elvis and were desperate to meet him when they toured the US.
Elvis collected marble statues of the Venus de Milo and Joan of Arc.
Elvis’s favorite soft drink was Pepsi.
Elvis had “the hots” for Elizabeth Montgomery.
Elvis wore a cross, a chai (Hebrew for “life”) , and a star of David around his neck. He said, “I don’t want to miss out on heaven due to a technicality.”
Elvis’ favorite sandwich was a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Elvis’ favorite dessert was a hot fudge and amphetamine sundae.




  1. More facts:

    Elvis himself designed the TCB logo with a lightning bolt to signify “Taking Care of Business in a Flash.” Each member of the Memphis Mafia got a gold and jewel-encrusted medallion.

    The women in his entourage got TLC medallions instead of TCB.

    He reached the rank of sergeant in the army.

    Elvis decorated the Jungle Room at Graceland in one two hour shopping trip.

    He shot a TV because Robert Goulet was on and Elvis thought Goulet sang with “all technique and no emotion.”

    Despite the millions he made while he was alive, accountants believe that had Elvis lived for another six months, he would have become bankrupt.

    In Switzerland, it is illegal to mow your front lawn while you’re dressed as Elvis.

    You realize, I could go on all day with this…Nice drawing, JPiC.

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