As we gather 'round a mound of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, Royal Crown Pomade, sequins, and Col. Tom Parker voodoo dolls in honor of Elvis' 80th birthday, now's the perfect moment to revisit the most enduring conspiracy theory that (hound) dogs the King's legacy. You know it: ELVIS IS ALIVE!
What do you suppose the most requested photo from the U.S. National Archives might be? Troops raising the American flag on Iwo Jima? That sailor kissing a random woman at the end of WWII? Nope. It's Richard Nixon shaking Elvis Presley's hand.
It's hard to believe that it's almost Christmas! But those kids making snow angels and that smell of fresh gingerbread wafting from the bakery down the street don't lie. And when it's Christmastime, that means it's time for Christmas music. Like one of my absolute favorites: Elvis Presley's version of Blue Christmas.
Some of these fake, Photoshopped Instagrams of dead rock stars—created by Brazilian designer Butcher Billy—are really good. My favorite are these two, Cash and Mercury, but there are more.
What do Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, and Audrey Hepburn have in common, besides being beautiful and mostly-dead? They apparently loved their vinyl records, as captured in this wonderfully nostalgic gallery. Also, there's a photo of Chewbacca sexy-relaxing (with records!).
Paul is Undead, Alan Goldsher's zombie history of the Beatles, hasn't even hit the shelves, but Goldsher is already at work on his next monster-musician mashup. Frankenstein Has Left the Building will star the ultimate manufactured popstar, complete with pitchforks.
At CES, The world's greatest Elvis impersonator sings his song at the Motorola booth. This last year, Moto's Android-powered Droid fast tracked them back to relevance.
We admit it, midway through last night's third episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we were beginning to think that ol' Tiger Karate knew what he was talking about when he asked for a little less conversation and a little more action, please. But just when we were on the verge of giving up, suddenly there were space…
Screw the Journey-themed PMP, this custom Zvue player has real music aboard: from Mr Presley himself. Ten video clips to be precise, and Elvis's signature and photo engraved on the back shell. Part of Zvue's Premier Artists Series, it's got 1GB (expandable to 5GB with microSD,) a 2.4-inch colour TFT screen, FM tuner,…
The Talking Elvis robot is on sale at the WowWee store for just $99. Depending on how you look at it, that's either $200 less than it should be, or $99 too much. Either way, if you can't make room for a creepy hunk o' burning love in your living room, then... you're probably smarter than us. [WowWee]
A terrible tragedy has befallen an abandoned Elvis karaoke android in the streets of New York City. Jeff writes in to tell us about how he rescued this shattered, Westworld-looking bot from certain destruction in a trash bin. Now he's immortalizing it on film and hopes to get it working again.
What better way to celebrate the end of the year's biggest shopping weekend than with 10 things you mercifully did not buy? The following gadgets and gimmicks, featured in the Holiday 2007 SkyMall catalog, prove without a doubt that the human race is going straight to Hell:
You remember last Friday's Elvis robot from WowWee Alive? You remember how our unboxing got extra creepy when we decided to see what was under the skin of the replicant King? If you didn't think it could get any weirder, watch our video, in which the faceless Elvis robot sings, wiggles and banters with unseen lovely…
There was no need to perform a Voight-Kampff test on this skin job. It came from the folks who introduced the world to the Robosapien—and besides, it had infrared vision sensors and no arms or legs. Since we showed you the first glimpse of robot Elvis at CES, we realized that now that it's out, the only direction to…
How many Elvises can dance on the head of a pin? Just one, and only if you're micro-miniaturist Willard Wegan, a British artist who's been credited with creating the smallest works of art on earth.
Red Ferret points out the only reason left to buy a film camera: this one automatically vignettes your image next to Elvis. Elvis will look dreamily at you in his army uniform, while strumming a Ukulele, manning it up in a dude ranch background or any of three other settings. For better or worse, all of the featured…