Our faithful reader Ed Patton likes humor with his political commentary, and nobody does it better than Mark Steyn. Steyn’s column today lacks politics but has more fun than should be legal honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Steyn mentions that at the time of his death Elvis had ballooned to weigh more than 250 pounds, “which, believe it or not, was considered large in 1977.”
Steyn notes in passing Elvis’s song “Long Black Limousine,” which is one of my favorites. Elvis recorded it in one of the famous Memphis sessions following his ’68 comeback television special. It is a song full of indignation over the life and death of a performer who left home to make it big. As you might expect, Elvis poured himself into that song.
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