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got a lot o’ livin’ to do (to make it fun it takes two)

THERE IS A MEM­O­RABLE SCENE in the 2006 movie Little Miss Sun­shine that takes place in the family Volk­swagen van. The grand­fa­ther gives some unasked-for ‘life ad­vice’ to his grandson. I won’t re­peat the ad­vice; see the movie. But it’s great ad­vice about how to make it fun it takes two (of course it’s coarse). [Read more] “got a lot o’ livin’ to do (to make it fun it takes two)”

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I was going to subscribe to your site, but if you mention drugs once ...

IT STARTED SIMPLY: someone posted a com­ment on my Elvis Face­book page: “I was going to sub­scribe to your Elvis web blog, but then started to read some of your posts. OMG if you men­tion drugs once!” Then it got worse. Ac­tu­ally, once is about the rate at which I men­tion Elvis and drugs on this site, but let’s save that for later, as this whole ar­ticle ad­dresses the Face­book comment. [Read more] “I was going to subscribe to your site, but if you mention drugs once ...”

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fools fall in love and have dirty dirty feelings about girls girls girls who then have bossa nova babies!

THE ROUND PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is my fav­er­avest rock & roll web­site! I found it once upon a time, kept coming back, posted a few com­ments, ended up in a con­ver­sa­tion with the host Nondis­pos­able­johnny, and now con­sider him an In­ternet friend. One of the cat­e­gories on his site is “Stupid Stuff People Say About Elvis,” which led me to get down and dirty about one of the stu­pidest things I have read about Elvis. [Read more] “fools fall in love and have dirty dirty feelings about girls girls girls who then have bossa nova babies!”

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about those elvis gold and platinum record awards

IN A PRE­VIOUS AR­TICLE here on A Touch Of Gold I stated that Elvis died with a mere twenty-eight RIAA Gold Records col­lected during his ca­reer. It also pointed out that he didn’t have a single RIAA Plat­inum Record Award on his wall! He had plenty of awards from RCA Victor and re­lated com­pa­nies from around the world, but only twenty-eight of the most valu­able and im­por­tant awards. [Read more] “about those elvis gold and platinum record awards”

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50 neal umphred fans can’t be wrong (wiki woes 2)

THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP TO MY ARTICLE50,000,000 Wikipedia Con­trib­u­tors Can’t Be Wrong (Hah!)” posted ear­lier here on A Touch Of Gold. That piece ad­dressed Wikipedia’s poorly written entry ti­tled “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong” and its many er­rors and mis­con­cep­tions. (The start of my Wiki woes.) [Read more] “50 neal umphred fans can’t be wrong (wiki woes 2)”

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50,000,000 wikipedia contributors can’t be wrong (hah!)

I WAS PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES on my ar­ticle “Elvis’ Golden Car­i­ca­tures Volume 3” on this site and had to link a title to a Wikipedia entry. Nor­mally, I just find the entry, copy the ad­dress, and head back to my site and paste the link into the text. [Read more] “50,000,000 wikipedia contributors can’t be wrong (hah!)”

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ebay buyer scams and sending items internationally

EBAY IS THE PLACE TO SELL and has been for years and years! But sellers quickly learn that eBay goes out of its way to pro­tect and even pla­cate buyers—regardless of the patent ab­sur­dity of some of their claims against the seller! Every­thing from eBay’s flawed feed­back system to the al­most open-ended re­turn policy fa­vors the buyer. [Read more] “ebay buyer scams and sending items internationally”

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where were you when I needed you?

YOU MAY ASK YOUR­SELF, “Where were you when I needed you?” The “you” being me, and just where the hell have I been these past few weeks? Well, due to tac­tical er­rors at my end, cer­tain func­tions of my web­sites ceased func­tioning for that time! Said er­rors were caused by me somehow thinking that I could im­prove cer­tain as­pects of the func­tion­ality of said sites! [Read more] “where were you when I needed you?”