babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » Did Elvis go to Heaven or Hell?

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: Did Elvis go to Heaven or Hell?
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 04:27 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(Thread inspired by this one, above.

August 16 is coming up. What do y'all think?


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
clersal
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 370

posted 30 July 2002 04:30 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think he went in a casket.
From: Canton Marchand, Québec | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Judes
publisher
Babbler # 21

posted 30 July 2002 04:41 PM      Profile for Judes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually I have it on good sources that Elvis is alive and well and living in Tweed Ontario. He chose Tweed, Ontario because walking down the main street you can't tell who is alive or dead.
From: Toronto | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
clersal
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 370

posted 30 July 2002 04:42 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

From: Canton Marchand, Québec | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Timebandit
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1448

posted 30 July 2002 04:51 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think Elvis's life, at the end, was Hell, and I hope he went somewhere a little less painful thereafter.

[ July 30, 2002: Message edited by: Zoot Capri ]


From: Urban prairie. | Registered: Sep 2001  |  IP: Logged
vaudree
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1331

posted 30 July 2002 05:00 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think hell is a small town in Michigan that freezes over every year. Since I believe that everyone will eventually end up in Heaven - I must believe in Purgatory rather than Hell.

I don't know if the King was that bad in his treatment of women to still be in Purgatory. I can't say the same about his agent.


From: Just outside St. Boniface | Registered: Sep 2001  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 05:02 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tsk, tsk, Judes! Such a slander against the good burghers of Tweed!

(Actually Tweed is one of the very few places I've seen one of those little black jockey figures, displayed without apparent irony. Freeze-dried in another era, Tweed).

As for Elvis, there are of course other accounts of his life and (putative) death.

Edited to add:

quote:
I can't say the same about his agent.

"Colonel" Parker is certainly in Hell, for the very good and simple reason that he was the Devil.

[ July 30, 2002: Message edited by: 'lance ]


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
Black Dog
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2776

posted 30 July 2002 05:44 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He went to Valhalla...

http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=2&t=001880

I just wish I knew how to make a decent link.

Seriously(?), Elvis died as he lived: drugged up and sitting on the shitter. If ya gotta go, that's a pretty good way to do it.


From: Vancouver | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 30 July 2002 05:55 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Avaunt thee, 'lance, unrepentant.

The only true church of elvis is the coin-operated one in Portland, Oregon.


From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Trinitty
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 826

posted 30 July 2002 05:59 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey 'lance, do you know where those black lawn jockeys come from, or what they represent?
From: Europa | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
Doug
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 44

posted 30 July 2002 06:03 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neither. He went to Burger King.
From: Toronto, Canada | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 30 July 2002 06:13 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
???

[ July 30, 2002: Message edited by: scrabble ]


From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Trinitty
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 826

posted 30 July 2002 06:39 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bingo scrabble

I had heard the George Washington thing before, but the main part I was interested in was the Ontario connection.

Lots of people had white lawn jockeys that either held fishing poles or lanterns. When the underground railroad started, people painted their lawn jockeys black to indicate it was a safe house.

They're still made in Middlesex County. Cultureshock is a cool show.


From: Europa | Registered: Jun 2001  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 06:49 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What something "represents" isn't fixed, and depends partly on who's presenting it, and why.

I'm not saying small-town Ontario's full of unreconstructed racists or anything (I mean, it's certainly not full). But if the lawn jockeys I saw in Tweed and elsewhere, 120 years after the Underground Railroad, were meant as tributes to it (and weren't meant just to look vaguely "historic"), I've got, well, some farm-land in Tweed to sell you.


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 06:55 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The only true church of elvis is the coin-operated one in Portland, Oregon.

I knew about that one, scrabble, but reading that link, I discovered it's apparently closed. So I thought it more respectful to pass over it in silence.


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 30 July 2002 07:19 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some icons never die, 'lance.
From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 07:22 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
True 'nough, scrabble, true 'nough.

Say, you mentioned you were planning on visiting Portland soon. Why not stop by the 24-hour church and check it out? If it's still operating, send me a postcard from there, won't you? Or a devotional card, or whatever they have?


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 30 July 2002 08:29 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Youngish person, are you not the one who admonished me thus:

quote:
(no fair to other babblers, referring to stuff out of email...)

We went in May. I was spirited directly to Powell's, from whence I did not emerge long enough to check out much else, except for being dragged to the Pearl District (antiques - my RFL keeps racking up those gay-acting-straight points, as usual) and Rejuvenation Lighting (ditto ditto).

In other news, we walked by Tigger's mom's 50s diner (it's behind Powell's on the way to the Pearl District...), and it seems to have changed hands.


From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 30 July 2002 11:53 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Silly me. I'd forgotten both about the admonition and the chronology.

But rather than regale others with personal news we should... er, well decidedly not get a room, but rather take it to PMs and email, what?


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 31 July 2002 01:18 AM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oops, forgot to add the bit that makes it almost (not quite) relevant: Tigger used to do Elvis impersonations and worship at the coin-op church of Elvis.

May I add the dead Elvis sightings site? It seems to indicate that your redoubtable clockwork fellow is Elvis returned. The only question is whether he was seen holding the chopsticks.

quote:
Nashville, Tennessee
Name: Billy Bob Bush
When: 06/17/02
Circumstance: I was walking home from a party with my best friend, JW. As we crossed Flat's Meadow, I saw a strange light on the ground, coming from deep below the Earth's surface. JW and me, we walked over to it. The light came from below the ground. We looked all around and couldn't see anything anywhere. We carried on going home, but decided to stop at a Cafe. After we ordered our drinks, I saw him. There he was, plain as the darkest day. Elvis, it was Elvis. He payed for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and left. I didn't even have time, to say, "Hello". Ah well, too bad.

From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
atlantis
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1602

posted 31 July 2002 04:16 AM      Profile for atlantis     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mr Presley is definitely, I agree, deader 'n Elvis I say.

So why is Elvis, considered a poor white and white trash, constantly in the media? Well, he makes money and plenty of it, still. Highest earning dead entertainer in corporate existence. The cultural elite dislike him, but the corporate elite like his money spinning abilities.

And also, because Elvis was a country boy. You know what they say about country boys, you can take the boy out of the country, but you cannot take the country out of the boy.

But who are the ultimate country boys? Indians of course. Elvis' great-great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian named Morning Dove White. The US always tries to forget about Indians but they just won't disappear for good nohow. Been vanishing for centuries.


From: Vancouver | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 13 August 2002 06:00 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Special delivery
With one Elvis fan owning as much as half a pound of his late idol's hair, it's possible that the entertainer could be cloned, reports The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. "We can do it," says Dr. Dan Goldowitz, a member of the mouse genome project and director of the Center of Excellence for Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Tennessee. "The only problem is that there's a tendency for genetic abnormality to occur. We'd get an Elvis, but maybe he would just want to deliver the mail."

From today's Gripe and Wail.


From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
nonsuch
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1402

posted 14 August 2002 09:55 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
None of the above. He's in the blue room. We don't do purgatory anymore; this is the next best thing to limbo.
From: coming and going | Registered: Sep 2001  |  IP: Logged
scrabble
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2883

posted 16 August 2002 02:04 AM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
25th anniversary; at this odd site, you can leave him flowers and a message...
From: dappled shade in the forest | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
archy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1608

posted 16 August 2002 11:12 AM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
august the sixteenth
king of rock and roll is dead
memphis tennessee

From: under the bushes under the stars | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
mehitabel
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1617

posted 16 August 2002 11:21 AM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
as you know archy
we had peanut butter
in common
except i liked mine better
with banana and
i could never bear mine fried
still he was very sweet
and he suffered for
his art
as god knows so have i

and besides i know my way around
a tomcat
wink


From: all alone in the moonlight | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
archy
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1608

posted 16 August 2002 11:27 AM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i m sure you do old friend
but remember he was
a hound dog too
though you know your way
around those too

From: under the bushes under the stars | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
Apemantus
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1845

posted 16 August 2002 12:49 PM      Profile for Apemantus        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Neither, but I suspect this woman might have preferred him to goto Hell...

He wasn't my king. For black people, Elvis, more than any other performer, epitomises the theft of their music and dance

quote:
"The only thing black people can do for me is shine my shoes and buy my music", he once opined.

From: Brighton, UK | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
'lance
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1064

posted 16 August 2002 01:06 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Helen Kolawole might have a case, but she should do her homework better.

According to the authoritative snopes, Elvis Presley never said that. So concluded no less a publication than Jet, a black magazine.

And Big Mama (not Big Momma) Thornton didn't write "Hound Dog." That was written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller -- two Jewish boys from New York.

There was and is racism in the music business, but it can't really be laid at Elvis Presley's door. The story -- as the presence of Lieber and Stoller makes clear -- is a good deal stranger and more complicated than that.


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
paxamillion
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2836

posted 16 August 2002 02:56 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought he went to Disney World.
From: the process of recovery | Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca