Trump says he looked like Elvis

President Trump at today's rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis:

“You’ll say I’m very conceited. Other than the blond hair when I was growing up they said I look like Elvis.”

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Late-stage Elvis is a wonder to behold

One of the most incredibly funny writers/directors around, Mitch Rouse offers up a different take on Elvis.

Without all the distracting music and vocal accompaniment, and with a few audio additions by Mitch, The King becomes something else entirely. Perhaps something more honest, certainly more hilarious.

Experience the pure and unfiltered King of Rock and Roll! The longer this video goes on, the harder I laugh. Read the rest

Just before Elvis died, he recorded this absolutely incredible performance of "Unchained Melody"

My friend Dustin Hostetler emailed me the video above with the subject line of "Do you like Elvis?"

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Weekend Tunes: Dread Zeppelin

Raggae-scorched Led Zeppelin covers churned out by a tight band fronted by an Elvis Presley impersonator? Yes, there is a God, and Dread Zeppelin is proof that she loves us.

These guys were the musical snow leopard of my early teenage years: on rare occasions, I'd catch the tail end of one of their videos on Much Music or a piece of a song on college radio. It was years before I learned who they were or bought one of their CDs. Scoff if you will, but at its height, the band was so damn good at what it did that Robert Plant kept their music in his car.

On this 4.20, or as Xeni calls it, amateur day, they are my gift to you. Read the rest

After 35 years in Roswell, Elvis' jet sold for $430k

The jet formerly known as Elvis' private plane has been sold, sans engine or cockpit equipment, for $430,000. The authenticity of the plane's interior is also in question.

Via the Mercury News:

A previous owner of the private jet disputed the auction house’s claim the king of rock ‘n’ roll designed its red velvet interior.

Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque (https://goo.gl/GpE3zV) on Tuesday he designed the interior himself. McKay said that when he purchased the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, it had a two-toned gray interior and “kind of looked like a casket.”

But then-GWS spokesman Carl Carter told The Associated Press the auction house is confident Elvis designed the interior, which photos show has red velvet seats and red shag carpet.

Federal Aviation Administration records show no interior changes were ever made to the jet, Carter said.

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Cockatoo rocks out to Elvis

Don't be cruel—watch this adorable cockatoo rocking to Elvis.

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Someone stole an Elvis scarecrow

Missing: an Elvis scarecrow displayed as part of a scarecrow festival in the village of Starcross, England. Read the rest

Report: Ricin-to-president suspect may have been framed

"The Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama reportedly has been released on bond, amid an apparent probe into whether he might have been framed." [Fox] Read the rest