Will it ever be the same without Elvis Presley?
Americans have spent three decades trying to accept a world without him. But we just can't let go of the King.
Upwards of 75,000 people are willingly sweating their balls off outside of Presley's Memphis estate, Graceland, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the his death today. And at last night's annual vigil, obsessive fans and curious observers alike were surprised by a visit from the King's ex-wife and daughter, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley.
We here at Crossfade, on the other hand, have spent the better part of Elvis's death day trolling to the web for funny Presley-inspired animated GIFs.
Check out the six best after the cut.
Salute Me Tender
Kisses! Though at first glance it looks like Elvis doing the Nazi salute, it's actually the All-American badass blowing a big fat democratic kiss before getting shipped off to Germany in the late '50s.
Ain't Nothing But a Corndog
As a rule of thumb, never hold a press conference after overeating. Unfortunately, Elvis was always eating, which may explain the heavy breathing and heartburn face.
Love Me Tweaking
Dude had a bit of a drug problem. Sooo what ... He never let a bad high get in the way of great concert. Check out how quickly he recovers from that temporary lapse in consciousness.
Goodnight in the Ghetto
One minute, he's giving an interview. The next, his eyes are rolling into the back of his head. And Elvis is apparently having a drug-induced seizure.
All Messed Up
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No eye drops, no problem ... Elvis could barely muster the strength to lift his eyelids. Light shining off the drool is giving it away, man.