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Elvis Is Everywhere
August 21, 2006 3:24 PM   Subscribe

The Afghan Elvis (with YouTube clip), the Soviet Elvis (played by Tom Hanks), the French Elvis (now seeking Belgian citizenship), the Mexican Elvis, the Swedish Elvis, the Filipino Elvis, the Chinese Elvis, the Sikh Elvis, the Japanese Elvis who became a Prime Minister, and other foreign Elvii.
posted by jonp72 (20 comments total)

 
The Elvis that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 3:31 PM on August 21, 2006


Makes me wish I had taken MetaElvis as my username
posted by evilelvis at 3:33 PM on August 21, 2006


Elvis is in everybody. Except for Michael J Fox.
posted by adamrice at 3:49 PM on August 21, 2006


Not to derail this thread as swiftly as possible, but I just had to be the first to grumble about the elvii plural there. This is English, so we really need to pluralize things like it actually is English: Elvises! The reason I say so, is because well, if you can't tell me the "more correct" plural of tundra, you can stop worrying about your elvises, viruses and pelvises. ;)

... I guess I can take a joke though. Anyway, Elvis geekery may continue as planned.
posted by taursir at 3:51 PM on August 21, 2006


That's quite a few conundrii, taursir.
posted by swell at 4:04 PM on August 21, 2006


...and in his lungs were Elveoli, exchanging oxygen for country-tinged rock and roll...
posted by boo_radley at 4:08 PM on August 21, 2006


I have played guitar for [the legendary Mexican Elvis] El Vez on a number of occasions. He's a very quick-witted and accomplished musical entertainer. In the distant past I actually backed a staight-up Elvis impersonator, which was a completely different experience... that was more of a standard recreation of familiar recordings, played for Elvis-o-philes. And it wasn't nearly as much fun.

El Vez is as much like Frank Zappa as Elvis... he does rapid-fire switches to other musical styles (and songs) in the middle of a tune, and expertly spices up his tribute with political humor and Latino social awareness themes. If he ever comes to your home town, I'd recommend seeing his show.
posted by jhendow at 4:17 PM on August 21, 2006


Ladies and gentlemen of Mecca, Elvis has left the Ka'baa!
posted by Osama bin Laden at 4:17 PM on August 21, 2006


Thai Elvis sings every night at the best Thai restaurant in Hollywood, Palms Thai... which has moved to a slightly better location at 5900 Hollywood Blvd.
posted by tsarfan at 4:18 PM on August 21, 2006


I passed Big Elvis on the road on Saturday. He was out with his lady.
posted by krix at 4:27 PM on August 21, 2006


Previous post on the Red Elvis.
posted by OmieWise at 5:22 PM on August 21, 2006


The Flying Elvi have voted Elvis pluralization with their feet/chutes. In any case, they jump out of planes.
posted by kosem at 5:34 PM on August 21, 2006


Elvis is in everybody.
Elvis is everywhere, Elvis is everything.
Who built the Pyramids? Elvis!
Who built Stonehenge? Elvis!

posted by Meatbomb at 5:35 PM on August 21, 2006


don't forget The Finnish Elvis who sings in Latin. and don't miss his discography. really, don't.
posted by headless at 6:01 PM on August 21, 2006


*sigh*, Just lost my post replying, computer crash..drat.

Looking up the different Elvises I was impressed that several were political activists, the Afghani, Soviet and Mexican are/were very outspoken. The Afghani and American-born Soviet ones both had marital problems, died young and were assumed murdered by their political enemies. The Japanese Prime Minister is unusual in his different look.

The Swedish one suffers from schizophrenia and actually thought he was Elvis. Ahmad Zahir, the Afghani Elvis' albums are all online.

The psychopath controlling North Korea, Kim Jong Il is renowned for being an Elvis wannabe.
posted by nickyskye at 7:46 PM on August 21, 2006


That's a pretty good list.

In the interest of Monkeyspoogefilter, however, I won't link to "Extreme Elvis".
posted by First Post at 9:28 PM on August 21, 2006


It's splooge, with an L.
lol, so you looked at that too? Dang, now I had to go Google Extreme Elvis. My eyes! Why did look?!
posted by nickyskye at 10:11 PM on August 21, 2006


I heard a good theory about why "French Elvis" Johnny Halliday is seeking Belgian citizenship: A treaty between Monaco and France prevents French citizens from obtaining residence in Monaco.
Mr. Halliday is very, very wealthy...
posted by Skeptic at 12:16 AM on August 22, 2006


This guy is the real Indian Elvis.
posted by mike3k at 8:11 AM on August 22, 2006


I saw El Vez in DC, and loved it! He had a pink bunny pinata, and I ended up with the head, which is now hanging on the wall at home. The lovely MsMoonPie wore her Elmo shirt to the concert, which El Vez signed, quickly correcting the pronunciation--"El Mo." I second the recommendation to see him whenever possible.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:51 PM on August 28, 2006


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