Skip to comments.DEATH OF AN ICON
Posted on 06/26/2009 7:26:42 AM PDT by Niuhuru
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson, defined in equal parts as the worlds greatest entertainer and perhaps its most enigmatic figure, was about to attempt one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Then his life was cut shockingly and so far, mysteriously short.
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That’s a lyrical suicide note if I ever saw one! And kinda lame too.
Did you ever think the 18 million was paid as to NOT drag this out in the media like the OJ trial?
The left sure love their criminal, pedophiles, and other morally bankrupt entertainers, don't they. Farah Faucett is also being heralded for her contributions to society, which was the further degradation of women as mere sex objects. A true pioneer.
I know what you mean.
I think the standard I use is to look at the lyrics, without the crotch grabbing and child grabbing.
I think the last time I spent a nickel on the guy was in 1996. The jewel case for the Thriller CD acted as my nightstand coaster for a few years (dont really remember why, but when my glass of water sweat it was a good coaster.)
Personally, I would listen to Glen Miller over him most any day of the week, and it has always been that way. Glenn Miller died 15 years before I was born, so perhaps I am just weird too!
In any event, I dread the news for the next few weeks. All MJ All the time. It is going to suck.
Lloyds of London just lost a bundle. They insured this latest comeback. Which was never going to happen.
Of course. Shut up the witnesses, and you have no trial DUHHHH!
It certainly wasn't paid out to establish his innocence.
Icon of what exactly?
We listen to Medieval and Renaissance music to accompany our dinners that my husband finds on the internet. After that period, I like baroque music, then I jump up to folk music. I’m very limited. My husband teases me that should I ever become a contestant on Jeopardy, that if a category is modern culture of any type, that I know I’ll lose.
The family has announced that since Michael was already 90 percent plastic, they will be melting him into Legos so little boys can play with him for a change.
Hahaha! Thanks for a much-needed chuckle!
He was a unique, fascinating star... and the best entertainer to come along since Elvis. He gave his life to the public...may he rest in peace.””
Comparing this pervert to Elvis is a disgrace. Buying your way out of the molestation of children has nothing to do with justice. Clearly, he did not give his life—he was paid outrageous sums of money for singing and dancing and he thought he talent game him license for perversion.
Getting your reputation ripped to shreds after a life of hard work and dedication...publicly in the media...will certainly cause one to search for an alternative solution. An unfair trial would be a guarantee with a person such as Michael Jackson. Hence, the payoff. If you child was molested...would you take the money, or seek prosecution to the fullest extent?
Fools and their money...
A lot of black and white people suffer from this.
I suppose it will be another Princess Di moment.
Maybe they can get a bail out from Obama, or mitigate their losses by insuring Guns N' Roses next tour.
I am not into idol worship.
Good point, but other than the fact you know nothing about me, you certainly know enough about MJ.
I can't believe people here are surprised that MJ's unexpected death is dominating the news cycle. Talk about being out of touch! I mean, c'mon, did you really think that his death would be relegated to a scrolling blurb on the bottom of the screen? Of course this is huge news! We're a celebrity obsessed culture, like it or not.
Better steel yourself. MJ is going to dominate the news for the next three weeks. First, we're all going to await the toxicology reports. Then there will be the star-studded, lavish, televised funeral that will rival Princess Di's. After his burial, there will be the countless skeletons falling from his closets as all his associates spill the beans on his lifestyle. And on and on and on...
If congress or the president wants to enact some stealth legislation, now is the perfect time. The nation's attention will be focused elsewhere for a while.
the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
So, it's VASTLY more than pop music. We have certainly put a huge emphasis on music and film in our country, to our great loss.
I actually see a great deal of similarity between MJ worship and Obama worship. One reason we elected Obama is because our society has a difficult time understanding what a true hero is. They have been raised to believe in a kind of worship of pop culture icons, so why wouldn’t they pick the cool guy?
I’m not surprised. Just disgusted. Not much that happens these days surprises me anymore.
I used to listen to Harpsachord music in my office at work. My staff thought I was a cross between Gomez Addams and some kind of Vampire.
Maybe MJ faked his death to get out of his 02 performances? LOL! Can't wait for the conspiracy nuts to start spinning this one!
Now we'll be hearing of Michael sightings along with Elvis and Jim Morrison.
You think Elvis might have a word or two for Michael for marrying his daughter.
I listen to Japanese Anime Music, every time a hispanic asks me what I am listening to I say “that’s spanish music, tu no comprede espanol?”....
The look on their faces is priceless.
our country is getting a big bad dose of Hopey/Change and all of the so called news stations (including Fox) could talk of nothing but this? Wow....
Well, it is the same thing, as you say “I think far too many Americans get so caught up in celebs”, isn’t the obamanation, one of their own celebs, just forgotten for a moment, while they pay tribute to another.
You don’t think those guys took one look at him and ran, not walked, ran to the nearest Lloyds of London office and took out enough insurance to cover any potential losses.
Someone was doing the Happy Hamster dance yesterday evening in London.
I hate to sound cold, but this show biz.
As much as it pains me I am sad. I grew up with Thriller. I was 12 years old when it came out and MTV would play it at 3 oclock every day. I would rush home from school to watch it.. Rest easy Micheal.
I LOVE harpsichord music, although I didn’t realize that I shared that enjoyment with vampires! LOL!
“Uh oh, the grave spitters are coming out in full force this morning!”
Yeah, kind of ironic. Every post about his death is immediately followed by comments asking “what’s the big deal?”, then followed by another 150+ Freeper comments - lol.
True, but it give the idiots in the House cover to pass the Cap & Tax bill.
He was a freak whose very fame is an indictment of our country.
Regardless of Jackson’s death, Cap & Tax will pass. They have the votes to do whatever they want. They will pass a trillion dollar national healthcare bill as well. Elections have consequences. They have the votes. BHO will get most of whatever he wants at least until 2010.
Yes, I see a linkage.
In the face of Congress enacting the largest tax increase in American history, coupled with the most serious economic crisis in the country since World War II and Obama’s abandonment of the War on Terror, the main stream media is fixated by the death of a celebrity that most ordinary people regarded as a pervert and serial pedophile, at worst, and a delusional, pampered, secluded nitwit who was victimized by his managers and handlers, at best. The attention once again demonstrates why we have the clown in the White House.
Allah is a mythical figure.. Hes not real.. but Jackson is..