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Get Framed By The Memphis Mafia

March 08, 2009 | People

Here's an interesting way to throw away 59.95 $US. From Lamar Fike and Marty Lacker's news letter:

"For many years since Elvis passed away, we, as original members of the Memphis Mafia, have marveled at the way millions of you worldwide Elvis fans have stayed with him and in many ways have made him into the cultural icon that he deserved to be. We greatly have appreciated the way you have diligently kept his memory alive. Over time we have discussed ways we could show you our appreciation and honor your efforts. In that light, we have decided to honor your efforts and fandom by offering you the opportunity to become honorary members of the Memphis Mafia organization, you've earned it. We have many exciting things we are planning for the organization in the near future months and years and as a member you will have the exclusitivity of being able to participate in these exciting events and offerings. This a first, a never before offered opportunity for you the faithful Elvis fan."

O, in case you're wondering what you're paying for: it's a 'diploma' for the Memphis Mafia Group with your name on it. Suitable for framing. Publishing the link where to buy it goes a bit too far to our taste, but if you really want it: try eBay.

Jerome-the-third wrote on March 08, 2009
for a while I doubted between donating to the Salvation Army or Memphis Maffia, but have chosen the last one, can't wait to get my diploma..
I am Buffalo-Horn! wrote on March 08, 2009
There are quite a few fans, including myself, who would rather pay $59.99 for the privilege of NOT having anything to do with Fike & his ilk...
Natha wrote on March 08, 2009
Harvey Alexander wrote on March 08, 2009
How much lower can these scumbags sink? $59.95 for a diploma from Marty Lacker and Lamar Fike? I'd rather watch 'Harum Scarum' - twice in a row. Who the hell do these people think they are? Fame by association is the lowest form of desperation.
mypoint wrote on March 08, 2009
Burninglove wrote on March 08, 2009
I HATE those guys in a way you cannot even imagine...
benny scott wrote on March 08, 2009
My God, can't believe this ! Disgusting, a 1000 times ! Always El.
elvisfan1958 wrote on March 08, 2009
Ha! Good one, Buffalo Horn. I agree.
JLpResLey wrote on March 08, 2009
I do agree with you, this makes me sick, really. But I don´t understand how you can hate people, that saved Elvis´ life a lot of times. That´s the truth. They did a lot of good things for the person we adore. Of course, they took advantage of him, but I´m sure most of us would have. I know, I would
IndescribablyBlue wrote on March 08, 2009
Just one thought comes to me. This is supposed to be on eBay...does anyone know if it is legitimate? Could be a fake. Sounds too obvious for these guys. I know that Lamar Fike is supposed to have a book coming out soon. In light of that, I don't see him getting involved in something as stupid as this. Anyone have more info?
dgirl wrote on March 08, 2009
Elvis is flipping over & over & over as the world and people he knew & loved continue to make a mockery out of just knowing him.
Dixieland Rock wrote on March 09, 2009
Hmmm.. that certificate might display great next to the "Patch The Pony" Honorary Junior Deputy certificate.
lamp light wrote on March 09, 2009
This is so disgusting how can they stoop so low and claim to be Elvis friend.
JAG wrote on March 09, 2009
Lamar and Marty want to honor us for being Elvis fans? All we have to do is spend $59.95 for a "diploma"? No thanks. Keep your "diploma". We will always be Elvis fans!!!!! We don't need a "diploma" fom the Memphis Mafia to prove that!
Viva wrote on March 09, 2009
This has to be a joke. It is a joke isn't it? Please let it be a joke.
al shookup wrote on March 10, 2009
If it was 59 cents and printed on soft toilet tissue we would all buy it for sure!