Respectful Insolence

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This time, it’s from Colorado, and it’s the King:

Rock collector LaDell Alexander, 60, has found a stone she swears has the face of the rock king Elvis Presley on it and has taken it home and plans to sell it on eBay in August, near the 30th anniversary of his death.

Alexander said “people are calling me the Elvis Rock Lady. Seven out of 10 people see Elvis (on the rock).”

Hmmm. I wonder what the other 3 out of 10 people see on the rock.

So is this a hunka hunka burnin’ rock?

In all seriousness, though, if Ms. Alexander can use the Elvis Rock to separate some credulous fool from their money, who am I to criticize? Of course, given that in some quarters Elvis worship reaches the level of what seems like a bona fide religion, it’s not surprising that the King would start showing up on various objects and patterns–just like Jesus and Mary.

Comments

  1. #1 notmercury
    July 17, 2007

    Never take the King for Granite.

  2. #2 Uncle Dave
    July 17, 2007

    Probably a jailhouse rock…

  3. #3 Bronze Dog
    July 17, 2007

    I see Brother Maynard fetching the Bible to look in the book of Armaments.

  4. #4 factician
    July 17, 2007

    William Shakespeare, complete with froofy collar. Wait, what?

  5. #5 Uncle Dave
    July 17, 2007

    James Madison our fourth president

  6. #6 BigHeathenMike
    July 17, 2007

    That rock sorta looks like a person, but only if that person was the kid of Elvis and Adrian Brody who weighed 453 pounds…then died and had his left eye gouged out with a pirate’s heel.

  7. #7 notmercury
    July 17, 2007

    If Elvis must be Cardassian with that nose.

  8. #8 wil
    July 17, 2007

    Gee, and I thought it looked like Pliny the Elder…

  9. #9 Coin
    July 17, 2007

    Hmmm. I wonder what the other 3 out of 10 people see on the rock.

    Why, it’s √Čvariste Galois, 17th-century mathematical prodigy and luminary of group theory!

  10. #10 Meg Thornton
    July 17, 2007

    Nah, it’s Thomas Doughty (or Doughtie). Killed by Francis Drake at Port St Julian about 400 years ago.

    (Hey, it’s as credible as any other answer).

  11. #11 Meredith
    July 17, 2007

    I see one of those Amish guys with the sideburns and chin beard with no mustache. But I’m not sure there’s a big eBay market for Amish guy rocks.

  12. #12 Coin
    July 17, 2007

    How does one pronounce “Pareidolia”, anyway? It’s such a good word, shame the spelling and (I assume) pronunciation areso ungainly.

  13. #13 Uncle Dave
    July 17, 2007

    I believe it is peridotite?
    Pronounced: per – rid – o – tite

    Love that Mirriam-Webster online…
    I believe this was referred in the earlier topic as mining…

  14. #14 ArtK
    July 17, 2007

    I’d read that Elvis was stoned most of the time, but this is ridiculous.

  15. #15 ArtK
    July 17, 2007

    See the comments stream on Phil’s blog. The rest of us see Napoleon Bonaparte.

  16. #16 Michele
    July 18, 2007

    Actually I see a chicken.

  17. #17 Inquisitive Raven
    July 18, 2007

    It’s a character from a Matt Groening cartoon. I think he’s from the Simpsons, but then again, I’ve never seen Futurama.

  18. #18 gravitybear
    July 18, 2007

    It’s clearly Liberace!

  19. #19 Dr. Mary Johnson
    July 18, 2007

    Alas, it’s fat Elvis.

  20. #20 obscurifer
    July 18, 2007

    First, I thought it was Percy Shelley, but then it looked like Robert Burns. I think the Romantic poets are speaking to us from beyond the grave.