Celebrating the famous cheese loaf AND "The King of Rock 'n' Roll". No app download required.
By Isette Façìon | Posted 1/24/24 | Updated 2/6/24
One of Elvis Presley's favorite expressions was "TCB" (Taking Care of Business) so he'd totally want you to know that the "Velveeta Elvis" parody game is a deliberate exaggeration of the brands for comic effect, and is not affiliated with the manufacturer of the Velveeta® "cheese analogue" loaf, nor with the Elvis Presley estate.
Of course you'd want to know that Velveeta® is a registered trademark of the Kraft Heinz Company. I'll make sure to help you circle back to "remember" that by zetting the little r-circle thingy (®) next to its name throughout. Yeah, zetting is a word now, but if Urban Dictionary picks it up later for some nefarious use, pay no attention.
All that to say, this not-so-trivial parody game is inspired by the indelible impressions both icons have made in food, pop culture, and Rock 'n' Roll history and a small nod to when I learned how to use a cheese harp (wire) as a child on the large, rectangular block, in what I'd like to consider my first attempts at sculpting. Indeed, cheese is a medium.
Not to keep you from the recipe on this page, you might want to jump to the rest of the story before playing the game, because it's riddled with clues.
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Question 15: Time to shop! Elvis is hungry. Can you find find this list of eats 'n things somewhere on this page:
Question 24: Velveeta® is sometimes referred to as a "processed cheese product." What does this term indicate?
Other References to "The King"
Ever wonder where the phrase "Velvet Elvis" came from? Or what "Black Velvet" means in the song sang by Alannah Myles? Both pay tribute to The King and capture the essence of his impact on the world of music and popular culture.
CheatGPT says that Myles "used the metaphor of 'Black Velvet' to evoke the timeless and captivating qualities of Elvis Presley's voice and persona in her homage to the legendary musician, likening it to the smooth and rich texture of black velvet.' And, "the lyrics describe the allure and charisma of Elvis, portraying him as a musical and cultural icon." Then there's the color, of course. "The color black is often associated with mystery, elegance, and depth, emphasizing the depth and richness of Elvis's influence on the music industry."
It's possible that Christopher Ward and David Tyson, writers of "Black Velvet" were inspired by a "Velvet Elvis" when penning the song. The kitschy 70s paintings of the singer became a meme on the streets of Tijuana, where dark-colored velvet was a popular medium in the era when Elvis "left the building" for the final time in 1977.
Today you might spot a gallery of Velvet Elvis paintings in a parking lot flea market and can get a better appreciation for the painting process from the poor reviews of Pamela Liflander's Black Velvet Artist Kit. I, for one, think that one new at black velvet painting should start with a larger canvas. Speaking of which, I once met an Elfis impersonator with pointy ears. Some ADVENTure that was!
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