For a good, long time, Elvis Presley was as big a cultural icon in death as he was in life. Maybe bigger. But The King’s charmed afterlife finally may be going the way of phone booths, pet rocks and wood-paneled station wagons.
Sure, a cup of Earl Grey is great for cozying up on your divan, covered in afghans and cats and crosswords as you ponder the fog-shrouded winter countryside. But add some ice cubes and booze, and [transportive timewarp harp glissando] voilà, you’re chilling poolside with smoldering cabana boys.