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|07-01-2013 07:40 AM|
Excerpt from a Wikipedia article about Elvis Presley's "Memphis Mafia."
I have a new-found respect for the man.......
Playing dangerous games
When they rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome in Memphis, Elvis and the "Memphis Mafia" usually played "a game called 'War', of which Elvis was the proud inventor. ... There were two teams, and the object of the game was to knock over as many members of the opposing team as possible by any means." Another game was called the 'Whip' game. "Elvis's idea of an exciting game was that it should be as dangerous as possible", such as the game that involved fireworks. "Some of the Memphis Mafia would buy up to $15,000 worth of fireworks in today's money, including skyrockets, baby giants, firecrackers, and ... chasers, which moved rapidly and unpredictably until they exploded. Since the emphasis was on large and potentially lethal fireworks, everyone had to wear air force jump-suits plus gloves, helmets, and goggles. When they were all dressed up, they divided themselves into Blue and Red teams, and started hurling fireworks at the other team ... Elvis was left with a big scar on his neck from one firework, and one of his friends nearly lost an eye."
|06-27-2013 08:50 AM|
|06-27-2013 12:19 AM|
I would have just turned 8. Now if I could just find the truck keys I have been looking for for two days.
|06-26-2013 10:52 PM|
Originally Posted by justjeff View Post
Though that pales in comparison to the time I lit an Estes rocket engine in my hand... That was a really bad idea!
Edit: Found the article on the net Jeff, they were banned September 27, 1972 after the tent incident. Heck, you have a better memory than me! I was only 4 in 72 though.
Sorry for the hijack Planalp, we now return to our regularly scheduled thread...
|06-26-2013 10:06 PM|
Originally Posted by 650Stew View Post
|06-26-2013 08:38 PM|
Wow! I could spend a crapload of money there!
Our selection here is very (very!) limited... Were not even allowed fire crackers.
|06-26-2013 08:32 PM|
Sounds like you need a forklift to get your order.
|06-26-2013 06:53 AM|
|nearace||many of these are illegal in canada,but when I travel south I tend to bring some back with me.|
|06-26-2013 01:16 AM|
Originally Posted by willys View Post
|06-26-2013 12:18 AM|
Hmmmm.....Didn't see any NO SMOKING signs!!
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