The brilliant idea behind these anti-Elvis buttons


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/31/the-brilliant-idea-behind-thes.html


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joik = jerk or joke depending on the accent


#3

So let me understand - you are advising us to sell “Trump the Joik” buttons on the internets?

Or “Trump is Great” - I’m confused?


#4

In the current mode of relating EVERYTHING to Trump, should we then blame Elvis on lax immigration policies since Tom Parker was an illegal immigrant?


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Or possibly seeing into the future:


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Basically the idea is the same as Twitter, but more profitable and with one subject only.


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“We’re Primus, and we suck”


#8

“Joik” is “jerk” in the Brooklyn/Bronx accent of the day. Imagine Bugs Bunny saying it.


#9

Brian Bosworth did something similar:

Before the first game of the season, versus the Denver Broncos, Bosworth trash talked Denver quarterback John Elway. 10,000 Denver fans wore $15 T-shirts reading “BAN THE BOZ”, but did not know that Bosworth’s company manufactured the shirts.[6]


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So that’s where Kimmy Schmidt got the idea.


#13

JOIK: Jyrating, Obseen, Indoctrunating Kommunist.


#14

Are you sure these didn’t come about as a backlash to Elvis being a Nixon supporter and being appointed an honorary narcotics officer by Nixon. Things most hated by youth culture in the late 60’s and early 70’s…a Narc and a Nixon supporter.

Elvis was ironically very anti-drug, well pot, not prescription.


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Or Curly.


#16

While I despise Elvis, overall, I dislike the Colonel even more; he was largely the reason Elvis went full-on racist, for one thing.


#17

A joik is a traditional Sami folk song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5SyHegafg0


#18

I made this thing, its 1000 times the size of an actual badge. a-21_670

http://stevemaher.net/The-Melody-is-the-Message


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It’s either a form of Norwegian folk singing or a jerk in Noo Yawk, isn’t it?