Thursday, March 31, 2011

Watercolor of tree

Just messing around with watercolors - this is called "Tree in the Shadow of People". Did some touch-up in PhotoShop.

Tree in the Shadow of People - Copyright 2011 Cram

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Finally Come to Pass

It's finally happened; something I predicted over fifteen years ago, when Windows was just starting to over take MS- DOS.

Last night (early morning) Windows 7 restarted my computer without my permission. It happened while I was playing WoW.

I knew this day was going to happen. I mean there were plenty of times Windows tried to shutdown or restart before, but it had always waited for my permission. But this time, probably because I didn't notice the information box, Windows just closed my game and browser and reset.

Of course I could have changed the settings to make all this update stuff happen manually. But really - do I want to delay an update? Worse, when you go down this "manual" path you often miss critical updates.

So, this post is not about the evils of Microsoft but about how the world has changed and my prediction of the next step away from control will happen.

There are three programs I trust to secure my computer:

Microsoft Windows 7 - I always make sure that I have the latest update and security patches. Nothing can be more important than this. I've given over control so that this happens automatically. It's like sharing my computer with Bill Gates.

McAfee Security - Choosing a virus protection package is tough, because all of them have problems. I definitely will never go with Norton again. With Norton the cure is worse than the disease - it slows down your system, blocks useful programs and doesn't really stop anything. McAfee has been fairly effective in quarantining viruses and trojans without slowing down my computer.

Network Magic - I've been the most pleased with this software package. NM protects, secures and monitors my wireless network and all components connected to the network. Very easy to use and will rat out any low life parasite that tries to use your wireless connection.

That's it - I know there are some really good "rootkit" detection software packages, but they just don't have the support nor are they big enough to keep up with the changes in Windows. Just my opinion.

These three packages are my guardian angels and sadly I share control of my own computer with them. They have permission to make decisions on their own - more to the point - software engineers of the the software can remotely make decisions that directly control my computer. I'm forced to trust three corporations with all of my work.

This is only going to get worse - Cloud Computing is next - not even next, it's here and it's here to stay. It won't be long until all critical information is stored virtually and I will have trust all my artwork and writing to a corporation.

I guess I should be concerned about giving over my liberty to corporations - I mean TigerDirect must have all this behavioral information on me - but frankly I just don't care. In some sad and pathetic way I kind of like that Amazon, Tiger and New Egg can make predictions on stuff I might want to buy.

I think I've finally become a tool of da Man.

Read Microsoft - 3 Easy Steps
Top Ten Ways to Protect Your PC

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rocket Launch 2.0


March 27, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV

Today at approximately fourteen hundred hours PST in Las Vegas Nevada, the first successful in-rocket-video, model rocket was launched.

Code named: SkyTrax, the one stage, chemical rocket first went through several test launches. There was a major malfunction at the first test launch when the rocket guidance rod became stuck and the rocket did not escape the launch pad. A half inch hole was burned through the metal protection plate and the exhausts almost severed one of the launch pad legs. Minor repairs were made and the second test launch was prepared.

The second test launch went off with out a hitch and the rocket obtain approximately 900 feet. The parachutes deployed correctly and there was no damage to the rocket upon reentry and landing.

Although there was some minor damage to the engine housing ring due to exposure from intense heat from the first failed launch, it was decided the risk of this component failing was minimal and a full launch was ordered.

The Veho Muvi camera capsule was installed into the clear plastic nosecone and the rocket was set upon the launch pad and ignition systems connected. Last minute wind gusts almost scuttled the launch but the wind calmed down and a all-clear was given from WMC (Weather Monitoring Command).

Launch Commander Marc, inserted the ignition key into the rocket control console and the countdown was given. "5..4..3..2...1 - ignition". There was a short sputter from the rocket when the buttons were pushed but and instant later the chemical engine ignited and the rocket soared off the launch pad into the sky some 800 feet above the gleaming desert floor.

Six seconds of thrust and then the engine stopped .. the rocket glided for another five seconds before the controlled parachute deployments charge ignited, blowing the nose cone from the rocket and deploying both parachutes.

The rocket descended gently back to earth and was secured by the recovery team led by Captain Maddie.

All in all - a very successful day.

You can see the video from inside the rocket here.

*****END OF UPDATE*****

A new series of rockets has been produced and are ready for launch. The schedule for first launch is tomorrow at ten hundred hours. All rockets have been prepped and are ready to go.

Many changes have been made since the tragic mishaps of the first launch we ended in the fiery debris of the video transport rocket, The Magician. The new video transport rocket names, SkyTrax is shorter and broader with much studier plastic fins (The Magician had flimsy balsa wood fins).

SkyTrax also has a two parachute recovery system where as The Magician had only one.

The launch site has yet to be determined, the field we used for the first launch was a bit too small and young children became frightened - and had to be guarded closely by their helicopter mothers.

Lightsaber Badminton

Normally I'm not a big fan of "Star Wars" fandom videos - especially concerning lightsabers. I think, sadly, Star Wars Kid and George Lucas did enough to kill off any magic in the old Jedi Knight weapon. However this little video of a badminton game is different. It's short - to the point - and isn't badminton itself an archaic game.

If this was a real game, I argue the first objective would be to not get sliced in half by your partner rather than getting the little ball over the net.

I found this video on Attack of the Blog. It was created by Boo Ya Pictures

Friday, March 25, 2011

Elvis in china

There are several activities my daughter and I do together. One, of this launch model rockets .. another is go to those paint-your-own-plate places. It's kind of expensive, but a good way to blow a few hours. So I present to you my Elvis plate.

One day this plate will be auctioned off at Sotheby's for millions .. or will find it's way to Goodwill .. or more likely will be thrown in the trash as my daughter (much older) goes through the last my belongings.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Bigfoot' Video: Thomas Byers, North Carolina Man, Claims To Have Filmed Elusive 'Knobby' Creature

I think it's common knowledge that Big Foot, as well as ET's and angels radiate an electromag­netical field that disrupts photon waves .. this effect was demonstrat­ed in the Philadelph­ia experiment­, which everyone knows really happened. The light waves are bent and scrambled thus blurring the image. Unfortunat­ely, innocent people are cynically accused of deliberate­ly blurring the image in order to cover up that it's their drunk friend in an ape costume.

Shame upon all ye unbeliever­s ..
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Personal Rat Fink

I've always been a fan of psychedelic / counterculture artwork of the 70's - especially guys like R. Crumb and Robert Williams.

I recently came across a photograph, that I must have taken a long time ago of a Rat Fink chopper. And I decided to do a bleeding ink illustration of the motorcycle.

I never imagined how time consuming and mind pounding the project would be. So, here is what I have so far. I am really happy with how the chrome came out .. but I kind of screwed up the right arm .. you can see a dark bleed .. I can probably fix this is Photoshop. I should have done  this while porting the picture .. but too tire and I want to go to bed.

Copyright 2011 Cram - based on photograph.
Original Rat Fink concept by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
Good night ...

Rat Fink is the original creation is by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth 

Finished a rough draft of the entire bike.

Copyright 2011 Cram    

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The E in me

I don't know why I'm attracted to Elvis. I only like a few of his songs and couple of his movies. He was very Republican, which is really not my cup-of-tea. I think I'm attracted to the persona of Elvis. I mean forget Uncle Sam, Elvis is truly the personification of America. There ain't nothing on this earth that ever was or ever will be like Elvis and same can be said for America. We are the eternal optimist. We believe in the goodness of people. We grab life with both hands - double-fisted. Knock us down and we get right back up. We stand out and apologize for nothing.

Okay - so we're also obese and shiv oil up our veins worse than a Tallahassee whore hooked on Mexican Mud. And we are too conservative and paranoid for our own good and Americans have a uneasy, weird attraction to guns. So be it .. we need to improve and maybe get some counseling. I will grant you that.

I see all this hand-wringing about China taking over the world. And I give credit where credit is due. China has been around for more than five thousand years. They were sailing mighty ships across the ocean, while Europe was just trying to get one ragged cloth to catch the wind. Okay - fair enough ..but still ain't got nothing on Elvis baby.

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in America storms across the world.

This is my favorite Elvis song - A Little Less Conversation. Maybe that's what America needs right now.

Man at the Door

I'm stepping back a bit on my artwork. I'm trying to isolate different elements. This painting is called "Man at the Door" - I am mixing color to define shapes and edges.

**Full Disclosure** - I am imitating the style and technique of other artists. I do this to establish the same technique they the used in their artwork. I can't represent this fully as my own creation. Although, I personally hand drew all of the elements.

Inspired by and imitated the work of another artist - this is a practice piece.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Elvis in my eye

Decided to do a quick poster style illustration .. I am happy with everything but the "lives" doesn't look too realistic.

Copyright 2011 Kmuzu

And this is the way it is ...

After working as a designer for a slot machine company I realized that humans are nothing more than really mischievous - sometimes dangerous monkeys. I think that's why elephants hate us - but that's another post.

Angry Monkey from Family Guy
One of the dirty little secrets of the slot machine industry is we strip away the most talented mathematicians from universities. Okay, investment banking gets first dibs - they pay the most, but after that, casinos can offer so much more money, benefits and "cool factor" than the university system. It's sad and tragic.

Seriously, do you know what a person with a Masters degree in mathematics gets at any large university? How about 30k a year and class full of noisy freshmen who hate math. If you're lucky, you get to tutor some basketball or football players in how fractions work.

But in the casino industry, a game designer gets their own office - okay probably a large cubicle, whatever computer equipment they want, travel all around the world, triple the university salary and best of all, respect. I mean respect for abilities, talents, and education. Las Vegas appreciates math and they don't care about color or gender. Game mathematicians eat at the finest restaurants and stay at the lavish resorts. You are a combinatorial superstar.

Just a tip to any Native American who might read this post - stop what you're doing and go get your degree in mathematics - especially if you're a woman. The industry will literally throw money at you. Please send me an e-mail and I'll tell you exactly what to say when you walk into a gaming company.

How did I get off on that tangent? This is how my mind works these days. --> where was I?

Even the most talented mathematician (remember we hired the very best) has to admit they're not above being entranced by shinny objects. You come to a third-person understanding of how your brain works. The rational part, recognizes and even embraces the emotional, primitive side. That's why so many game designers play slot machines.

They don't think they're going to win - they like how it feels. I guess it's the same reason medical doctors drink and smoke. It's this kind of duality thing. Enlightenment must be the acceptance of the ridiculous irony in using a meat-filled, chemical squirting machine to reason.

I remember being in Sydney, Australia at the Balmain Tiger's RSL (a little casino dedicated to a rugby team) with a truck load of mathematicians and we're all gambling like mad. A bunch of us were "team playing" - which means - everyone pools their money into a giant fund and then you play high denomination ($5 a pull) slot machines.

Everyone knew the odds - intricately knew the probability of winning. Didn't matter much - we were feeding the monkey brain. Press the button - watch the lights - hear the sound - hope to be rewarded with a goody - then press the button again. As a side note, the current CEO of Shuffle Master, Gavin Isaacs was leading the pack at that party and I think he still owes me money. Gavin is great manager and really inspired me.

----> When I started this post, I wanted to talk about that I woke up at 3am with an insatiably need for Batman pancakes.


For a long time I was the only American member of the Balmain Tigers. I considered running for the board of directors and proposing having the annual meetings in Las Vegas.

A glimpse into the life of a math TA --> Physics forums 
Video from one of the slot machines I designed. ---> Eagle Rock 

One of the artists on the project, Pat was kind enough or cruel enough to put a caricature of  me on the inner tube. And yes I really do have chicken legs - Also you can hear the voice of one of the artist who passed away before the game was complete.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Death Wing Achievement

I earned a special achievement in World of Warcraft when my gnome warrior was killed by the mighty Deathwing. I am so happy .. and it's one of the truly geeked-out joys that only someone who spends a lot time in front of a computer monitor can understand. Here's a screen capture of the moment it happened.

Fart Fire dead from Deathwing

The achievement is called, "Stood in the Fire". My character's name is Fart Fire. He is in the Pollos Diablos guild on the Cenarius server.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

8,000 is almost 1 million

Just hit 8,000 visitors today. I'm throwing a small party - just E. and me. Thanks for getting me oh so close to a million - any day now.

Pony Craft

Lately it seems I find a video I want to share, but the video also spawns a whole back-story that has nothing really to do with the video. And I end up posting this whole back-story and end it with a video that has nothing really to do with the preceding post ...

I guess what I am trying to say is that I am going to post a back-story and then present the video and it will seem that the two are not really connected - except in my brain they are. This is just a warning.

I purchased StarCraft II the day it came out. I'm a fan of StarCraft and WarCraft but it's a love / hate relationship.

A long time ago, back in the late 80's, I worked for computer game company called Westwood Associates. I was a designer on the first RTS (real-time strategy) game called Dune II. I was "a" designer. Brett Sperry was really the one who created the genesis of the design. He was a big fan of a German game on the SEGA called, Herzog Zwei.

Herzog had all the elements of an RTS but I still consider it an arcade game. There will always be a debate whether the first RTS was Dune II or Herzog - but it certainly wasn't Blizzard's WarCraft or StarCraft. I'm also very suspicious as to where Blizzard got their code. At that time, employees at Virgin Entertainment (Westwood's parent company) and Blizzard were very close and their offices were practically next to each other in Irvine, California. - This is just my speculation - most former Westwood folks don't think there's any connection.

Anyway, Brett had a particular talent of taking a design to the next level. He did this with Dune and in role-playing games like Eye of the Beholder, which was an iteration from Dungeon Master by FTL. You can even see elements of modern day flight simulators in DragonStrike and interactive elements and free-flowing AI in Circuit's Edge

Westwood is gone. It was eventually purchased by Electronic Arts and sucked into the giant vacuum of EA LA. Remnants of it remain in the game company, Petroglyph Games, which is owned by Mike Legg and Joe Bostic.

----> Back to StarCraft II. I've been playing this game off and on for over six months and have yet to win one multiplayer game. I've not even gotten close to winning a game. There are way too many professionals out there - and they are so fast and efficient. Sometimes I feel bad for my guys who are just Zerg fodder.

Which leads me to this video I found on Kotaku; it's a new game called PonyCraft. Big eyed, rainbow colored unicorns - now that's something I can get my head around.

Read Kotaku article ---> Stop what you're doing

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Help Japan

Picture from The Guardian.

If you can spare some cash, make a donation to help Japan. I made a donation to the Red Cross. They have the infrastructure and connections in place to make sure the money goes to helping the Japanese.

Click to donate.
Here are some other charities you might consider.

Global Giving has established a fund specifically for the Japanese disaster. > Global Giving
MercyCorps helps people in crisis all over the world. They've established a special Japan fund.  > MercyCorps
Paypal has setup a way to contribute to a variety of funds through your PayPal account  > PayPal

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Vegas Sky

Some pictures of the beautiful Vegas sky just before sunset. I took these with my Pentax K-x DLSR. I love Vegas at night, although our lights blind ever observatory in a three hundred mile radius and all of us suffer from neon exposure. There is no other skyline like it.

Las Vegas skyline
Southwest Mountains
Looking southwest
Henderson Executive Airport

Friday, March 11, 2011

Elvis and the Earthquake

To all my loyal readers, the Mighty Kmuzu of the Elvis Order was feeling dizzy and nauseous all night long. And I went to bed early. About one in morning PST, my eyes popped opened - wide awake and I had to go downstairs and turn on the television. I just felt like something had happened.

MSNBC had this "Breaking News" - Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake. And the strange thing is my dizziness and nausea were gone.

I'm not saying that my mild stomach discomfort is anything compared to devastation and tragedy Japan, Russia and (soon) Hawaii are be going through - my hopes and prayers are with them.

It's just weird that I wake up just after the quake is over and had this urge to go downstairs and turn on the television. I knew something happened.

Japan Earthquake 2011: 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits, 13-Foot Tsunami Triggered

Hopes and prayers are with you Japanese brothers and sisters.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Weed Card

As I've written before I have MS and can qualify for medical marijuana in Nevada. And no, I do not have a "weed card" - for three reasons:
  1. It's still a federal crime and the DEA will bust you even though you have a state-approved license.
  2. There are no good medical studies yet that prove any concrete benefits to using pot for MS.
  3. In Nevada, you have grow and harvest your own marijuana and I just don't want to go through the hassle. Also I have a child and I don't want to expose her to the whole process.
Don't get me wrong - there's nothing inherently evil in pot. It's a drug and like all other drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) it can be abused. And like all other drugs it is a toxin. But the toxic and behavioral affects of pot, compared to legal drugs like caffeine, tobacco and alcohol are far less.

Such is the bizzzaro-world of American drug enforcement. By the way, I don't drink or smoke either.

All of that above to show this very funny video I found on G4 sung by the girls Garfunkel & Oates.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Las Vegas Strip Drive

It was a nice springish type day in Las Vegas. So, I decided to take a small drive down the Las Vegas Strip with my Veho Muvi camera .. There is nothing really remarkable or enlightening about the video. Just thought you might want to see what it was like in Las Vegas on the Strip.

Oh, Cruel Heaven

I just found this video on Vimeo. It is very funny and a little gruesome. It shows that there's not on cookie-cutter god for everyone.

The Saga of Biorn by Animation Workshop.

The Saga Of Biorn from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.
Bachelor film project 2011 from The Animation Workshop.


Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.


A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Empire of the Mouse.

Having a nine year old means you end up watching a lot of Disney and Nick. Hours of tweens disrespecting adults, committing petty crimes and being as loud as possible. Of course Disney and Nick continue the long standing tradition of no mothers allowed. Yes .. from time to time .. they cut out the father or very rarely have some dysfunctional family yet, single parent seems to be family model these networks want to promote.

There has been a lot about Miley Cyrus in news .. with her smoking pot, the horrible tattoos, drinking, partying and her father doing a complete mea culpa without ever blaming himself.

Now having said all this -- Miley does do a pretty funny skit on SNL, lampooning the Disney Channel.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mobile Gaming Dominates Game Developers Conference

I've been in the video game industry a long, long time. I've designed games for the NES, SNES, Sega, Sony, PC and other platforms.

In the universe there's this stuff called Dark Matter ... no one really knows what it is but it makes up 80 percent of the universe. Computer gambling games - (slot machines, video poker, horse race games, online poker) are the dark matter of the video game industry.

It is where most of the money is made and where most of the player are. Take one casino in Vegas - MGM, they have around 3k slot machines pulling about 250 bucks a day in profit .. that's about $750,000 a day. .. one casino .. one city. Of course there's volatility - but you can see my point. Now with China opening up casinos and the explosion of Internet gambling ..

The "new" popularity of mobile games, which are really just casual games on a small devices are nothing more than slop spilled over from the gambling genre. Highly repetitive with quick, inconsiste­nt reward systems.

The video game console business is extremely volatile with huge cycles. Just look at the history of Atari, NES, SNES, Sega ... The computer game industry will always be there .. not huge .. except for World of Warcraft, but without the giant fluctuatio­ns.

So, when so-called experts say the trend is this way or that . take it with a grain of salt.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, March 4, 2011

EIMB - State of the Empire

Here are some statistics according to Google about the mighty EIMB.

United States
United Kingdom
South Aftrica

The total of all  visitors (excluding me) is 7,521

I really want to make it 10k. As a matter of fact, I'm throwing some kind of Facebook celebration at 10k .. with Vegas prizes and stuff.

So please visit EIMB often and for love of Elvis please send a comment or two .. I can plainly see you are here .. just hit the comment bar .. I am needy.

My Grandmother's House

My grandmother's railroad house
I am a third generation Las Vegan. Both sets of grandparents came to Las Vegas in the early 50's. My grandmother's house was on third street near down town. She and my grandfather ran a small place providing housing for railroad workers.

After she passed away some years ago, the house was moved to the Clark County Historical Museum. It's displayed as a typical railroad house. The museum is a great place to visit and shows as it was before all the casinos and fancy fountains.

Railroad tie

Cemetery Sign
Traveling merchant's wagon
Caterpillar Tractor
Rust and Rocks
Mining circles
Tractor Logo
Wagon and shed
Passenger Car
Mining pump
More mining equipment

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Big Changes on the Way


EIMB 2.0 is about to break ground with a whole new look. This blog will pretty much stay the same but I am connecting a whole Wordpress site to it .. think of it as connecting a house to an existing double-wide.

I will have a dedicated section for photographs and artwork, and an easier way to find content. I am also developing an exclusive EIMB logo and who knows maybe T-shirts.

EIMB is growing and growing - not in that way - you pervs ..

--- There will be no Flash  .. no Flash indeed.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Elvis' Toothbrush

Big changes are coming to the EIMB empire. Big changes .. So, while I'm working on that, I thought I would post a story from the holy tombs of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

If you're not familiar with the great works of Uncle John then your bathroom is missing a vital piece of pleasure. All of Uncle John's books are filled with interesting trivia, bizarre but true stories and all kinds of puzzles and riddles. No home should be without at least one ... I have about seven.

Elvis' Toothbrush 

A bizarre but true tale of fan weirdness from the book, How to Meet the Stars, by Missy Laws. Published by Ross Books, CA.

The Scenario: A rabid Elvis fan called "Sir Mordrid" and two women were visiting Las Vegas. A celebrity they met in a casino invited them to "meet my good friend Elvis."

The four of them went to the Hilton Hotel, where Elvis was performing two shows nightly. They entered the backstage area and confronted a mob. Sir Mordrid could feel the pounding of his heart as he grew nearer to the superstar's private dressing room.

Because he had an enormous collection of Elvis memorabilia and attended a vast quantity of his concerts, Sir Mordrid considered himself to be the number one fan of the legendary performer.

Upon seeing Elvis, Sir Mordrid began to feel dizzy and got sweaty palms. In order to hide his nervous behavior, he headed for a table of food in the corner. Nonstop, he crammed lobster, finger sandwiches, and strawberries into his mouth. Between bites, he could see across the room where [the celebrity] was introducing the two girls to Elvis.

"Where's Sir Mordrid?" [the celebrity] questioned. But upon noticing Sir Mordrid hunched over the snack table, he continued, "Sir Mordrid, come on over. I want to introduce you to Elvis."

Panic struck Sir Mordrid as he almost chocked on an entire sandwich. Hesitantly, he walked over to the idol.

Sir Mordrid meekly said, "Hi," but then, without giving Elvis a chance to speak, he chattered on, attempting to cover his anxiety. The only thing he could think of to say was a joke that he had learned the previous day. Elvis quietly listened, certain that there must be some significace to the joke if this guy insisted on telling it at what seemed to be such an inappropriate time.

Sir Mordrid told the joke and, staring at Elvis, asked him if he knew what the punchline was.

Smiling, the Elvis answered, "What?"

Suddenly, Sir Mordrid was so absorbed in his own feelings of anxiety that he couldn't remember the punchline. He panicked. He could feel the lobster, finger sandwiches and strawberries threatening to come up.

He broke away from the singer and muttered, "Excuse me."

He sprinted towards a gentleman standing near the doorway. He pleaded, "Do you know where the rest room is? I feel really sick!"

"The man pointed to Elvis' private bathroom and said, "I think it's in there." Although it was obvious that this was designated as an exclusive chamber for only Elvis, Sir Mordrid ignored this minor detail as he hurled himself inside, slamming and locking the door.

While Sir Mordrid expelled every bit of food from his stomach there was a knock. A voice firmly called, "I'm sorry, but you're not allowed in there."

Sir Mordrid ignored this remark. After several minutes of screaming and banging on the door, the man stopped trying to get Sir Mordrid out of the rest room.

Sir Mordrid stood in silence and noticed a disgusting taste in his mouth. Glancing at the sink, he saw a clear, oblong box engraved with the initials "E.P." Inside was a toothbrush. A tube of toothpaste rested behind it.

After checking to make sure the door was indeed locked, he brushed his teeth with his idol's personal toothbrush. Afterward he dried it off and replaced it exactly as he had found it. He returned to the party, but kept his distance from Elvis the rest of the evening.

Elvis Fact
For one stretch of two years, the singer reportedly ate nothing but meat loaf, mashed potatoes and tomatoes.

Yes, big changes are on the way .. so there might be some filler in the EIMB until the big new launch.