I’ll be hanged if I’ll vote for Elvis!

April 27, 2010

Blog Guy, there’s an election coming up in Britain. Can you tell me the basics so I don’t have to read any stories?

Sure. It’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown running against an Elvis impersonator. Here they are at one of their lively debates.

elvis election 490

What happens if there is no outright winner in the election?

Brace yourself. If you watch “The Tudors,” you know some violent stuff goes down in British politics. Our stories are starting to talk about the possibility of a “hung parliament.”

BRITAIN-ELECTON/No! A hung parliament?

Yes. Now, I think the correct phrase is really “hanged parliament,” but the result is the same. Long rows of rotting black corpses dangling from lampposts along London’s famed Champs Elysees.

My God! How barbaric!

Remember, we’re talking about Europe, which is not like America. And it isn’t just Britain, either.  We just had a story from Belgium saying their prime minister might “dissolve the government.”

elvis brown 280Eeeeewww! What does that involve?

From watching the show “Breaking Bad,” I’m guessing hundreds of gallons of hydrofluoric acid, and a pretty honking huge “Wet Vac.”

Thanks, Blog Guy. Now I can make intelligent dinner conversation about the election. As far as politics, who is the Elvis impersonator appealing to, anyway?

Britain’s staunch monarchists.

Interesting. And the connection there?

Elvis is…

Of course. The King!

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Elvis impersonator Mark Right speaks with Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown backstage before a Labour party election campaign performance at Lodge Park technology college in Corby, April 24, 2010. REUTERS/Luke Macgregor

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Last nail in Labour’s coffin? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Well I see the ladies are finally cared for, you gave them male cleavage. In the first pic I could be wrong but is he serenading Gordon with Love Me Tender???

Posted by DemDude1 | Report as abusive

Er…DemDude…thanks but this post is sooooo not what the ladies were looking for. Baz just doesn’t seem to be able to care for us.

That last pic does look rather intimate, I must agree!


Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

What…is on…Elvis hand?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

RB –
There was an Oddly Enough item (the Reuters topic, not the blog) a little while ago which I was surprised you didn’t pick up on. It concerned an Australian firm which makes men’s briefs using banana fibers.
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnou ghNews/idUSTRE6243V520100305

To satisfy E, LMR, etc., perhaps you could create a blog entry on the topic. Naturally, it’s obligatory to use the phrase “Loom of the Fruit”.

Posted by HaroldW | Report as abusive

Harold, if Baz uses that item with some good looking hunky models, we sure would be thankful to ya, mate! :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

What…is on…Elvis hand?
That’s an old joke, Pilot. Fingers.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Thanks for the suggestion, Harold, but I can do better than that…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Wow, I’m glad you corrected me. I was just about to book my ticket to Paris to see the Champs-Élysées. I can still change it to go to London! Sheesh…
But hey, banana underwear, “Loom of the Fruit” or “Banana Hammock”?

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Sure and we’ve heard that before Baz. What’ve you got? Another pic of models with built in air bags?

PS. Pilot, I’ve never heard that joke before. I lol’d! But the writing looks like ‘OE has lady readers too’.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Bonus points for “hanged parliament” Mr B. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I thought that was a picture of Gordon Brown meeting with the Pope. Goes to show how much I know.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

LMR, you couldn’t be more mistaken. The Pope only sings in Alitalia flights, but he has a crappy voice and even worse hearing, so he’s continuously off-key. Now, Elvis…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

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