don’t you think it’s weird that so many people impersonate elvis?

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SO I OPEN UP MY EMAIL and there’s a no­ti­fi­ca­tion telling me that someone re­quests my an­swer to a ques­tion on Quora. I tend to ig­nore these ques­tions as many are id­i­otic and are just a means for the asker to get some at­ten­tion on Quora. But the ques­tion was “Is it weird that so many people im­per­sonate Elvis?” and I thought I could con­tribute an en­ter­taining yet ac­cu­rate an­swer. Here it is:

As it is mostly men who im­per­sonate Elvis, I will use male im­per­son­ators here:

1.  Elvis im­per­son­ators have fun.

2.  Elvis im­per­son­ators make other people have fun.

3.  Based on the many less-than-impressive Elvis im­per­son­ators I have seen, it doesn’t take much to be come one: a little talent, a lot of en­thu­siasm, and the ability to stand in front of a crowd and let it rip.

4.  Some Elvis im­per­son­ators get paid.

5.  Many Elvis im­per­son­ators get laid.

Knowing all this, the ques­tion then be­comes, “Is it weird that there aren’t more people im­per­son­ating Elvis?”


Impersonate Elvis: [ublicity photo of five of the stars of the movie "3,000 Miles To Graceland."

FEA­TURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page was cropped from this photo, taken from the 2001 movie 3,000 Miles To Grace­land. The Elvis im­per­son­ators are David Ar­quette, Kurt Rus­sell, Kevin Costner, Chris­tian Slater, and Bo­keem Wood­bine. I am not going to tell you any­thing about why they are dressed this way—if you haven’t seen the movie, add it to your must-see list. To check in on the Quora ques­tion and read others’ com­ments and an­swers, click here.


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