Friday, September 12, 2008

Book of the Future Failed to Predict Crap Elvis

I love nostalgia books. Books that were either cutting edge or "out there" and ahead of their time. Being one who at a young age adored science fiction, thoughts of what the future would be like were always on my mind. Little did I know that I would one day be that very future and it would look totally different than all the theorists, scientists and prognosticators ever dreamed. Also amazing is how right on some of their predictions ended up being. When I found the pointless museum and discovered their scans from the Usborne Book of the Future: A trip into the year 2000 and Beyond I knew I had stumbled across a treasure. This is the sort of book I would have devoured as a child. But, since it wasn't originally published until 1979 I missed out on that. Thankfully, the wonders of the internet (which I don't think was predicted in the book) allows me to fulfill my childhood desires easily. The authors were fairly accurate in their prediction of hybrid vehicles and their misses are still fun to view and read. The illustrations are definitely period sci fi inspired so you won't want to miss it. I won't spoil it for you by giving you more highlights here but be sure to check it out for yourself and come back to Bonez and tell us what you liked about it. Or not.

Holy Crap! I found Elvis! Er... no, I take that back... he doesn't look anything like Elvis. He doesn't even sound like Elvis. OMG, He's Crap Elvis! Holy Crap Elvis! (am I getting overly excited here?) In what is one of the most unique travelogue blogs I've found, Crap Elvis delivers entertainment and lots of pictures from around the world with a silly twist. Crap Elvis is some Australian dude who decided to take off from the work humdrum and knock about the world for a year. Lucky stiff. On a whim he bought a cheap ass Elvis ripoff costume and an even cheaper "greaser" wig and decided he was going to wear the outfit all over the world. So far it looks like he's having a great time and it doesn't seem as if the worst Elvis impersonation of all time is keeping him from the global party scene. So, where in the world is Crap Elvis today?

5 comments:

Mindstorm1 said...

You really do come up with the most unique topics i have ever seen on a blog . Oh my gosh that story of 'Crap Elvis' is just 'The Best' . I was laughing so hard of the idea that i nearly swallowed my sandwich whole as i forgot to chew . 'Fantastic' !!! .

Tony said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Mindstorm. Careful there, don't want any lawsuits for Bonez causing bodily harm by you choking on your sandwich :) We should already carry a warning that it is earnestly recommended that you do not operate heavy machinery, high caliber firearms, walk and chew gum simultaneously or have sex while indulging in or under the influence of Bonez. Our lawyers have been feverishly working on an appropriate disclaimer and your near fatal sandwich accident causes me to think I need them to once again amend the document before we post it here. Thank you for your participation in making Bonez the blog of choice for discerning adults and really smart house pets.

Mindstorm1 said...

I hereby detract the statement of me nearly swallowing my sandwich whole . I was so distracted by the funny satire of this post that i forgot to even pick up my sandwich . I only thought i was eating it . I hereby declare that BONES is in no way responsible or liable for any sandwich incident . Not that there was a sandwich in the first place . I hereby declare that i am of sound mind and body and that this statement is the whole truth ! . Also bunnies (Rabbits) are the spies of all the evil entities in the world . If there is a tragedy then the bunnies are behind it . MINDSTORM .

Mindstorm1 said...

Sorry the above legal retraction should be made to BONEZ and not BONES as was previousely stated . It was the thought of the 'Crap Elvis' that made me get the name wrong ! .

Tony said...

I thank you and the Bonez lawyers thank you (albeit with some reservation) for retracting your inflammatory sandwich statement, Mindstorm. The Bonez staff realizes their weighty responsibility to the world and the huge impact Bonez has on mankind. The Bonez sacred mission of making the world a better place for everyone, sandwich choker or not, is the ultimate goal. The entire Bonez Crew holds all life forms to be worthy of equal representation and character assassination. Including those blasted evil bunny spies. Once again, thank you. Now would you kindly sign right here with this quill dipped in a drop of your own blood?

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