Everybody looks at their best in a cozy sweater, I think.
Especially if they're already extremely good-looking.
So, like all kids, I was obsessed with Elvis Presley and the 1950s from the time I was about 8 until... recently. OK, I'm still kind of an Elvis superfan. Strictly his younger days (pre-1968 comeback special, pre-sideburns, pre-TCB).
About 10 years ago, I fulfilled a life dream and got to go visit Graceland. Observations:
- it's really not as big as you'd think. I guess this was a mansion in the 1970s, but now it's kind of like... a big-ish normal house.
- the jungle room is epic
- despite the presence of Elvis superfans, the staff are hilariously bored Memphis teenagers. Working at Graceland is to them as working at the grocery store is to teens in any other city = boring job, filled with annoying customers.
|*Note: I'm not hating here. Going to Graceland was a highlight of my life so far.|
It's just... not quite Scrooge McDuck's mansion, in terms of scale and opulence.
Anyway, today Elvis Aron Presley (yes, there's just one "a" in his middle name - which launched a zillion conspiracy theories BECAUSE HIS GRAVESTONE HAS TWO "A"s in AARON WHICH MEANS HE'S NOT REALLY DEAD, RIGHT??) would have been 77 years old. I don't think there's anything remotely frugal about him, or his lifestyle - quite the opposite. He's like the posterchild for consumption (of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, numerous prescription drugs, multiple TVs, guns, etc.) and I still luuurve him regardless.
These links have nothing to do with Elvis, but here's a fun video to listen to as you peruse:
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