Saturday, May 20, 2006

I originally posted this on November 26, 2002, about the pending divorce of Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley.

Oh the humanity! Oh cruel fate that has torn them asunder! Nicolas Cage seemed poised for a major connection with the King ever since his dweeb-cum-Elvis-wannabe turn in Peggy Sue Got Married. Then Patricia Arquette did the ding-dong honeypot Elvis fanatic in True Romance. WHY oh WHY would any guy divorce Patricia Arquette??? But I digress. Didn't we ALL already know Lisa Marie was a bit tetched? Marrying someone else from a famous family who grew up in the spotlight was bound to be fraught with nightmare problems, not to mention her prior marriage to the über-peculiar Michael Jackson. Early buzz on the Lisa Marie/Nicolas union was that Nicolas wanted to close Graceland to the public and live there. In Memphis. Imagine living with the sham-luxe 70's decor of the Jungle Room. I'm guessing Lisa Marie didn't find that such a quaint ideer, considering her wealth is expanded exponentially per annum by virtue of the white trash cavalcade that trots through the disused home of the King.

Incidentally, one of my favorite Elvis stories involves his longtime maid at Graceland, who arduously collected hairs when she cleaned around his "throne" for years and years. When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was collecting artifacts with which to festoon its new showplace in Cleveland Ohio several years back, this maid offered for sale the baggie of toilet hairs. There were no bidders. Michael Jackson is known for odd predilections, including ownership of the skeleton of David Merrick, the elephant man. My little Gordian Knot theory on Elvis would have been complete if Michael Jackson had tracked down the Elvis maid and bought that bag of pubes. Someday, in the Enquirer you'll read the post-mortem inventory of the gloved one's creepatorium, and listed will be an odd ziploc bag of short-and-curlies, and you'll remember I told ya so.


starbender said...

über-peculiar Michael Jackson....
hahaaa, U crack me up! He is one weird .......???

Tickersoid said...

Blimey, Elvis pubes are 'out there'.
Wait 'til Biker Girl hears that one.

nongirlfriend said...

That's why I shave it. No curlies lying about for the maid.

If I actually had a maid.

Crazy Dan said...

Whats this world coming to if Elvis can't sell his pubes on Ebay?

Heather B said...

Oh God, can you imagine collecting those?

I love Elvis tidbits, and I think Lisa Marie is a total freak!

Ben Heller said...

I'm not up to date with Hollywood Gossip, but what's Patricia Arquette up to these days ? Is she available, and is it possible to marry just a voice ? (I would normally include Melanie Griffiths' voice but then you would think that I really am weird)

What Does It Matter Anyways? said...

Hey Plegm, don't forget about Nic Cage's other Elvis character, Sailor Ripley in David Lynch's 'Wild At Heart'.

Jay Noel said...

I don't have that preoccupation with everthing Elvis.

However, that bag of pubes the maid collected really freaks me out.

phlegmfatale said...

starbender - Michael Jackson is an ultra weirdo. yuck.

tickersoid - glad ya liked it!

nongirlfriend - *LOL*

crazy dan - that's a world I don't want to live in, frankly!

heather b - lisa marie is a nut, and so is her mum.

ben heller - Patricia Arquette is starring in a hit tv series called The Medium. I've never watched because I'm not superstitious and am easily annoyed by stories of supernatural phenomena

wdim YEAH - totally forgot about Wild At Heart. Good memory!

phoenix - Yeah, the bag of pubes is a total freakout. But I'm glad she did it - what a great story!