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29 Years Ago Today

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Elvis Presley died at the age of 42.

    Legend has it that his last word was "Corn?"
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    My mother was listening to the news. Just as she was about to pull my birthday cake out of the oven, they announced he was dead. She dropped my cake and collapsed to the floor crying.
    I was turning six. And my cake was on the floor.
  3. That may be the funniest thing I've ever read on this site.
  4. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I remember that day, I was 10, think I heard the news on the radio.
    In a way, you could say Elvis' career had died years before.
    If he were alive today, he would be working in Branson, Mo.
    Of course, that would be after years of rehab.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I was at Wrigley Field--the one and only Cubs game I ever went to as a kid--and the Cubs lost to the Cincinnati Reds.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I was only five, but I remember realizing that it was a big deal. My folks weren't weeping, but they were definitely stunned.
  7. I may have a peanutbutter and banana sandwich with a fifth of scotch in his honor tonight.

    BTW - the ghost of Elvis was great in True Romance.
  8. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    No, they lost to the Pirates in 15 innings.
  9. joe

    joe Active Member

    The man got pussy like nobody's bidness. Salute!
  10. Babe Ruth died on the same day in 1948.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    What? No sympathy? Why, you cold-hearted ... ah hell, I can laugh about it now.
  12. Rumsfeld has no heart.
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