An Xbox caption scaling issue I had today triggered a memory of a Windows 3.1 app called Tiny Elvis—a piece of freeware with a UI that consisted entirely of 16×16 .ani icon in the approximate pixelated likeness of a country singer of the same name.

This is back when general computing was pushing new boundaries, clearly.

The software would run in the background and periodically animate the Elvis icon and play a short quip in the form of a wav audio file.

“Say man, check out the size of that caption over there, that sucker’s huge.”

Tiny Elvis

And what prompted this bit of random free-associated nostalgia?

You can listen to the somewhat poor Elvis impersonations (my mother swears it sounded like President Clinton) in the extracted wave sound files, at