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Colonel Tom Parker

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    (June 28, 1909-January 20, 1997)
    Birth name was Andreas van Kujik
    Elvis Presley’s longtime manager

Why he might be annoying:

    He really wasn't a colonel and his name wasn't Parker.
    He snuck into the US illegally from The Netherlands.
    Before meeting Elvis, he was a circus carnie who ran a dancing chicken act.
    Many feel he was a dictatorial manager who screwed Elvis over.
    He charged Elvis a whopping 50% management fee (most take 10%).
    He encouraged Elvis to make cheesy musical flicks like 'Viva Las Vegas.'
    He smoked cigars and weighed over 300 pounds.
    He dressed like Colonel Sanders.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a marketing guru.
    He kept Elvis' name alive while the singer served in the army.
    'Green Acres' actor Pat Buttram based his Mr. Haney character on him.

Credit: JinnFiend


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    In 2003, Out of 770 Votes: 69.87% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2032 Votes: 79.72% Annoying