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The History of Michael Jackson's Face
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Posted on 11/22/2002 7:30:34 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs


A Photographic History of Michael Jackson's Face
With blithering, yet witty commentary
1979 age 21

Hard to believe - this was Michael Jackson. He was born August 28, 1958 - one of 9 kids. His father reportedly nicknamed him "Big Nose".

Mike was born a cute African-American guy. "Normal", if you will, and very talented. Despite the current, sad stories about his lonely, sad childhood, Mike grew up surrounded by famous people and an adoring public. At age 5, Mike and his brothers were the amazing 'Jackson 5'. They played locally, then in New York and Philly. They were "discovered" by Gladys Knight and pianist Billy Taylor at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. By age 11, Mike was a Superstar. At age 13 he went solo and had his first #1 hit at 14 with "Ben" (a touching love song to a rat). Who knew he'd get addicted to plastic surgery, face accusations of child molestation and end up America's Most Famous Sideshow?
1984 age 26
Mike gets his nose slightly narrowed and his eyebrows shaped. This was his "Thriller" Era and he was smokin'. People did notice this facial change and commented on it - guys just didn't do this back then.
Some in the Black community made comments about him having a problem with his African-American
looks and making his nose more "White".
He was cute as hell, though. Oh, baby. He gave coherent interviews. He had a cute sense of humor and was seen on TV doing other things besides whining, faking tears and defending legal charges. He didn't wear a face mask in public. He smiled a big, infectious smile. He was humble and grateful. He made hit after hit, celebrated music videos one after another, sealed obscenely huge record sales and contracts. He had unprecedented sponsorship deals with Pepsi, and LA Gear Sportwear. People stood in line at 1AM to purchase "Thriller" when it came out, even though the store didn't open until 9 AM.
1985 age 27
  • The shark music from "Jaws" starts softly in the background...

Another nose job to narrow things and permanent eyeliner tattooed around his eyes. Ouch! Is that lipstick?! Hell, it's the 80s - it's allowed. During that time he had an army of spin doctors, lawyers, bodyguards, agents, minions, PR magicians, attendants, and managers all making sure he no one had a clue about his personal life but what did we care? He was doing amazing, selfless things - contributing to children's charities and starting his own "Heal The World Foundation; cowriting the famous "We Are The World" song to help African famine victims. He was given the Heritage Award and praised by Queen Liz, President Reagan and others. Mike was everywhere, giving as much as he got and letting us all know how blessed he was. There was no one who wasn't impressed and didn't sprain an ankle trying to imitate his "Moon Walk".

Almost, but not quite,
The Rock Horror Show
1987 age 29
  • The Sigourney Weaver in "Ghostbusters" Stage - The beginning of the end.
OK, people and the press are really talking now. Gasps are audibly heard. He gets his nose done again, and, in a move that will forever baffle the world, neglects to sue the bastard who botched the surgery job on him. He suddenly has cheek bones. In a mere year and a half his skin's gone from beautiful cocoa bronze to fish belly white. He first denies this, then blames it on the medical condition Vitiligo which causes people of color to develop light patches of skin that lack pigment. Well he doesn't say this, his "people" say this. Mike ain't saying a thing which is odd considering the good he could do to bring this little understood condition to public light. Rumors abound that he's been allegedly taking female hormones (note the clever use of the word "allegedly" to avoid a law suit) to remove facial hair and keep that voice of his at the 12 year old boy pitch. He's talking in a Marilyn Monroe Little Girl Whisper. He's started the Spin of the misunderstood, picked-upon Victim instead of an increasingly weird 30 year old man. He's creepy. People are making jokes that only in America can you be born a black man and end up a white woman. Talented or no, the fact is we're realizing that Michael Has Issues.

1991 age 32
  • The "LaToilet" stage
In an insult to transvestite men everywhere - who can look pretty damn good in a dress and makeup and can project alluring female charm - when Mike does this, he doesn't even have the decency to stop grabbing his crotch every 1.0045 seconds and allowing that image for us. His skin is getting lighter still even though it's supposedly already been lightened (or not...who do you believe? Him or his PR people?). His public antics are presented weekly, as are his new lip colors. He should pick a damn color and stick with it already. Eyebrows were whittled down to Joan Crawford peaks. He now has an interesting, manly cleft in his chin and a dropped, square jawline. The joke was that he was really his sister LaToya - you notice you never saw them in the same room together? He gets his nose done again and now sports little teeny triangles for nostrils and a sharp razor ridge you could grate cheese on. Popular opinion is he "fucked it up". He defends himself in the press by asking why people make such a Thang out of it... a lot of people get a little nose work done! and it's not national news! Sheesh already! Can't you leave him alone?! He's got a skin disease! (although having Vitilgo has nothing to do with having nonstop plastic surgery). He had a bad childhood! He's a nice person! He recycles his plastics! Even people in his 'camp' are publicly saying the man's elevator isn't going to the top floor anymore.
LaToya. I think
1993 age 34

  • The "Judy Jetson"/Flying Monkey look..and the year It all began..
He messed with again. Current Color: toilet paper pink. Cheeks: Squirrel socking nuts away for the winter. Reportedly the tip of his nose is so damaged from the operations that the tissue has died, and he's now wearing a fake prothesis tip.
(Ya think? ). This unnecessary and seemingly nonstop alteration has passed into the realm of "self-mutilation" and when the shocking news of child come to light, it's the last straw for his sponsors Pepsi, LA Gear and others who cancel his contracts. The public, who forgave his mounting eccentricities because of his talent nod in silence about it all, unsurprised. Most remark that someone with this going on visibly outside has to have a lot of demons going on inside. In his defense,
Mike launches his second career as Whining, Persecuted Victim.

Ms. Judy Jetson

1997 age 38

Bizarro Michael
  • The "Alcoholic Housewife" look...

... didn't catch on either. Even the staunch defenders of Michael's sanity have to admit the boy's cheese has slid off his cracker. Mike gets a fake chin implant and suddenly loses his cleft chin, the sides of his face are stretched taut, his nose isn't pointing North anymore and it's anyone's guess what the hell he did to his skin this time. The Art of Cosmetology seems to be an unknown science in his part of the world and he's getting his face done at the local morgue. He has new lipstick (my shade!) and jokes abound that he's turned into Diana Ross. He is a ghoul and seems to be a sick puppy with all this stuff he's done to himself and his bizarre antics in public. Each photo that shows up in the coming years never fails to make people's jaws drop. Mike gets worked up saying he doesn't see why everyone but him can have a little nip and tuck on the nose but let him go have a tiny bit and BOY O BOY it's National News. He doesn't think he looks that different and wishes people would leave him alone. We wish he'd leave his face alone.

Bizarro Superman

1999 age 41
  • The Batman Period - Holy Joker!
New chin again. Nose again. New cheeks. Smaller jaw. The Bizarro angles gone. The gaunt look is replaced by rounder fluff. This would all be amusing as Theater except this is how he's walking around, every day, pretending this is all perfectly normal. The weirdest thing is people act like it is. I mean, you never see photos of Mike dragging the usual 3 or 4 little boys around with him, at some awards show and see people in the background throwing up. Rumor has it he transplanted some pubic hair to his jaw to try to make a Goatee in an attempt to butch up , but the thought is too repulsive to dwell on.
Of course that's just Tabloid fodder.
The Joker

2000 age 41

  • The Japanese Anime Cartoon Guy period

Oh, this isn't looking good...a Goatee! Suddenly his jaw is an inch longer. He got his eyes pulled so tight he looks Oriental and they've ceased to line up properly. His lips have a hint of that lizard-lock smile you see on people who have overdone the facelifts. Good thing Japanese Anime cartoons are taking the US by storm so this is kind of fashionable. Hey, if you plaster the make up on enough, you can make anyone look good. A new fad is the "Glamor Shot" Stores, where women plop down huge amounts of $$$ to have their technicians professionally do their make-up, hair. Photography experts professionally light them and transform the package into a drop dead gorgeous, stunning New You and take photograph evidence that it was actually managed. Because of this It hits us that this is the trick Michael's been using in all those perfect professional photos we see of him but when he's caught in public it's quite a different matter. Woah! And is that pubic hair?

2001 age 42
  • What Ever Happened To Baby Mike?
My, my.. where does one start? Here is Michael at the age of 42 with his wrecked face and apparently no makeup. Gone the artistry of the airbrush, wizardry of make up artists and the kind, magic lighting of studio crafted reality. You can see the rumored (please note inventive use of word "rumored" to avoid a law suit...) fake-nose-tip-prothesis hanging off as well as the scars. The thin little beak nose of 1997 seems to have expanded once again. It's hard to see a human being in there, and it's amazing there are plastic surgeons who can mutilate someone like this and sleep at night. I wish I had $1 for every ranting "fan" who's accused me of altering this photo or airbrushing/faking the photos on this page. I tell them that's called "getting sued to oblivion" ", if it were true on my part. All these photos are from fan or "official" web sites or major publications and can be obtained by anyone willing to use a search engine for an hour or two. Information Mike's face, his sugeries, his bizarre personal and public actions and the words of people who have stopped covering for him fill ten of thousands of web sites.
Bette Davis in
"Whatever Happened
to Baby Jane"
a great, creepy movie

Jan 2002 age 43
  • The "Black Lagoon" phase
brings Michael out of his Howard Hughes-like life and back into the spotlight when he charges his record company, Sony, is "racist". We all get to gasp anew and ask the question - WTF?! Seems he's had his nose fixed,,,WHEW! As it is reported in the news it seems a bridge was built to widen the nasal passages. "Thank God!" the headlines say. Poor thing probably couldn't breathe! with these teensy bitty nostrils. Oh How Nice For Him! Perhaps his singing will improve, since his last album was 70 minutes of hiccups, grunts, fake crying and yips. One has to wonder why, with all his money, he can't seem to find plastic surgeons who are capable of actually doing plastic surgery. The "fixed" bridge appears as two lumpy lines and not what say, just for the sake of argument, a plastic surgeon might put in someone's face to create a nose bridge. Maybe this is a new trend in Breath-Rite Strip implants? One wonders what those Jutting Gill Bumps were on the sides of his jaw in 1997. Mike ruins his symmetry schtick with mismatched, lopsided eyes and lipstick like my senile Aunt Margaret wears. Music critics and even those in the record industry are saying OK, quite enough from this guy. There is even a TV special in the UK asking - If this is what the guy is doing to his outside, then what the hell is going on inside? What's happened to our Michael?

Mr. C.F.B. Lagoon

Oct 2002 age 44

Tracey Orvez took this photo in the parking lot of the Beverly Regent Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. She heard he was there so waited in hopes of seeing him. What a surprize it must have been to see The Mike, making his way to his limo dressed in only blue Jammies with snow flakes and polar bears on them. She asked if she could take his photo and he said long as she "stood well back".

I can't imagine why.

The publicly decried "third nostril", which appeared after the January plastic surgery (see above photo) that a few took time out of their busy days to write and inform me I was full of shit about, seems to be closing up but has left an obvious scar. The tip, which has been rumored (damn, I'm good) to have died and/or be a puttied-on prothesis looks to be dead tissue and/or a puttied on prothesis. Said Ms. Orvez: "He looked like a ghoul. When I had the picture developed, I was sick. The guy doesn't appear to have a nose." Well, when you hack away at it for 15 years, that happens. But as my detractors write to me, I just put these vicious "lies" up because I'm "jealous". I am, boy howdy! I'm jealous I don't have whatever it is Mike's on to make his pupils the size of dinner plates. And I would really love some Polar bear and snowflake jammies myself. I wish Tracey mentioned if they had Feets in them or not! It's hell trying to find "fun" pajamas when you're a grown up woman. How envious I am that a grown man can!

Evil Dead 2

Nov 13, 2002
Click nose for close up

  • The Pedigree Look

The story is that Mike was in court because of a $21 million suit filed by his longtime promoter, Marcel Avram. He says Mike didn't show up for 2 concerts New Years Eve 2000 and Mike says he thought they'd been canceled so spent the night at home.

Jackson wore a surgical mask when entering and leaving the courthouse (gee..wonder why?). His former publicist says he
routinely wears the mask "to protect his throat from pollution and germs". Like that reason in itself is a perfectly normal one. You see anyone else walking around with surgical masks on? Perhaps it's to hide the dead, rotting tip of his putty nose. Just to throw out an idea here. What I think we have here is the New Howard Hughes.

I like the wig though. I wasn't aware that the historic (3000 - 1200 BC) tradition of wearing dead marmots on your head had been revived. Are those caterpillar eyebrows? A 1000-yard stare? What a trend setter!

Thirty fans were allowed into the courtroom after winning that "honor" by Lotto.

stay tuned...


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1 posted on 11/22/2002 7:30:34 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: BigWaveBetty; Billie; mountaineer; Timeout; ClancyJ; daisyscarlett; LBGA; Rheo; retrokitten; ...
I am sorry, I tried everything with the source code to get the photos to show. Please click on the link for photographic evidence.
2 posted on 11/22/2002 7:31:49 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I have nothing to say just to let you know. Wait...yes I do....


3 posted on 11/22/2002 7:33:21 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I actually feel a little bit bad for the guy. But jeez, didnt he ever figure that this level of vanity could be harmful? I mean, just for a minute, one day in his life? What a shame...JFK
4 posted on 11/22/2002 7:36:40 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER
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Don't feel bad for him. He is talented, made millions of dollars...

It was HIS choice to choose to be a weirdo.

5 posted on 11/22/2002 7:41:14 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70; Hillary's Lovely Legs
The New York Daily News reports today:

They can't lay a glove on him.
That was the decision German authorities announced last night after weighing charges against Michael Jackson, who touched off a furor this week when he dangled his wriggling baby boy from a hotel balcony window.

"No crime has been committed," said Berlin police spokesman Klaus Schubert.

That was welcome news for Jackson, who has been pilloried worldwide since Tuesday's sick stunt in which he dipped his youngest child, Prince Michael 2nd, over a fourth-floor railing as fans gasped below.

Despite some media reports, authorities in Santa Barbara, Calif., said the increasingly wacky dad won't face any penalty there. Jackson and his three kids live in the posh town northwest of Los Angeles on a ranch called Neverland.

"Because it happened in Germany, it's up to the local authorities to investigate," said John Gordon, spokesman for California's Department of Social Services.

Jackson made no mention of his troubles last night at a Berlin gala as he accepted the Bambi Award for Pop Artist of the Millennium from retired Teutonic tennis star Boris Becker.

Instead, Jackson, clad in a glittering black jacket, donned reading glasses and uttered four words that drew a rousing ovation: "Berlin, ich liebe dich" - "Berlin, I love you."

Jackson also got a boost yesterday from his brother Jermaine.

"It wasn't a wise thing to do," Jermaine Jackson told NBC, referring to his brother's twisted thriller. "He got caught up in the moment. It's being blown out of proportion."

Jackson, who later said he made a "terrible mistake," also has been criticized for making his two older kids - a 5-year-old son also named Prince Michael and 4-year-old daughter, Paris - don gauzy red veils on a trip to the Berlin Zoo on Wednesday.

The two older children didn't attempt to hide their faces when they appeared briefly in the window of the deluxe Adlon hotel yesterday, waving at the fans still gathered outside.

Jackson, wearing sunglasses and a dressing gown, also appeared in the window and acknowledged the crowd with a wave. So did a Jackson lookalike, who used the curtains to play a game of hide-and-seek with the fans.

Uber fan Alexandra Nowara, who has followed Jackson around the world, said the singer travels with several lookalikes to thwart would-be kidnappers.

"We know the real one from the doubles," said Nowara, 26, of Freiburg, Germany. "But we can recognize him by the way he moves and the way he gestures."

'Unusual family'

Little is known about Jackson's youngest glove child, who is believed to be 9 months old. The singer has not divulged the name of the boy's mother. Ex-wife Debbie Rowe is the mother of Jackson's other kids.

"It's an unusual family," said psychic Uri Geller, a Jackson family friend.

That's an understatement, if a report in London's Daily Mail newspaper is any indication.

Jackson lives, eats and sleeps in the same room with his kids. And in the rare moments when he is not with them, the children are watched around the clock by three nannies, a butler and two dozen guards, the paper reported without attribution yesterday.

The children get new toys every day, and their knives, forks and spoons are thrown out after every meal.

On the road, Michael has special filters installed in his hotel air conditioners to protect the kids from germs. Before they turn in, Jacko pumps in pure oxygen, the Mail said.

But Jackson keeps his children on a strange schedule. He takes them on bleary-eyed shopping trips and visits to museums between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.
6 posted on 11/22/2002 7:43:35 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Yowsa, This guy needs serious Psychiatric Help. That nose is disgusting..I thought the 2nd photo wasn't so bad, but after that, it was a downward spiral into self mutilation.
7 posted on 11/22/2002 7:45:50 AM PST by sockmonkey
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To: mountaineer
Even the staunch defenders of Michael's sanity have to admit the boy's cheese has slid off his cracker."

I could say that about a couple of people!

8 posted on 11/22/2002 7:50:44 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: BADROTOFINGER; cmsgop; Cagey; libertylady; sweetliberty; ATOMIC_PUNK; RedBloodedAmerican; ...
A confused nine year old boy goes up to his mother and asks "Is G-d male or female?"

After thinking for a momemt, his mother responds, ""Well G-d is both male and female."

This confuses the little boy, so he askes, "Is G-d black or white?)

"Well G-d is both black and white."

this futher confuses the boy so he asks, "Is G-d gay or straight?"

At this the monther is getting concerned, but nonetheless, "Honey, G-d is both gay and straight."

At this the boy's face light up with understanding and he triumphnaly asks....."Is Michael Jackson G-d?"


9 posted on 11/22/2002 7:53:49 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Sorry for any typos. I typed it in a hurry.
10 posted on 11/22/2002 7:55:32 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
You simply HAVE to read the hate mail sent to "R" from adoring Michael Jackson fans... click on the link...
11 posted on 11/22/2002 8:03:30 AM PST by Swordmaker
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To: MotleyGirl70
At this the boy's face light up with understanding and he triumphnaly asks....."Is Michael Jackson G-d?"


The answer is: Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder & Martha Stewart. The question: Name three white women having a bad year...

12 posted on 11/22/2002 8:14:08 AM PST by mhking
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To: Swordmaker
Looks like a lot of the Jackson and Spears fans need to have their mouths washed out with soap!
13 posted on 11/22/2002 8:15:40 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: mhking
LOL! You are always on! You rock!
14 posted on 11/22/2002 8:19:08 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Uber fan Alexandra Nowara, who has followed Jackson around the world, said the singer travels with several lookalikes to thwart would-be kidnappers.

How they do that?

15 posted on 11/22/2002 8:29:31 AM PST by joesnuffy
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To: Swordmaker
This "hate mail" they get is great! It's almost worth a thread to itself! ;-)
16 posted on 11/22/2002 8:29:54 AM PST by mhking
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Wow. Painful to look at. He is going to end up with and indentation for a a skull.
17 posted on 11/22/2002 9:23:12 AM PST by MaeWest
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To: joesnuffy
Don't know, don't ask!
18 posted on 11/22/2002 9:36:47 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
A pile of laundry is calling my name, but I just couldn't pass this up. Egad! Why didn't he just hire an whittler to work on that nose instead of a surgeon?

Good golly, get the guy some help, and stop letting him adopt kids.

Did anyone see the movie "Death Becomes Her?"

19 posted on 11/22/2002 10:46:26 AM PST by pubmom
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To: pubmom
Death Becomes Her - I knew Michael Jackson's nose problems reminded me of something! LOL
20 posted on 11/22/2002 10:56:06 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: MotleyGirl70

Here's two I've heard at work.

When is bed time at Michael Jackson's house?

When the big hand touches the little hand.

Michael Jackson has lived the American dream. He was born a poor black child and grew up to be a rich white woman.

21 posted on 11/22/2002 12:51:09 PM PST by CougarGA7
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To: CougarGA7
22 posted on 11/22/2002 1:25:08 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

Hmmm, more nose surgery or cheek implants? What to do, what to do...
23 posted on 11/22/2002 1:33:43 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: All
Caption the pic:

24 posted on 11/22/2002 1:36:04 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Next year's look....

25 posted on 11/22/2002 1:39:08 PM PST by Rocko
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To: mountaineer
He seems to have zeroed in on something there.
26 posted on 11/22/2002 2:04:58 PM PST by Delbert
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To: mountaineer
"I used to have a penis, but I also used to be black."
27 posted on 11/22/2002 2:05:41 PM PST by Delbert
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To: mountaineer


*Please feel free to FReep Mail me for the caption which would get me banned for all eternity from Free Republic.

28 posted on 11/22/2002 2:26:53 PM PST by Fintan
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To: Fintan
I assume this precludes teenie weenie jokes?
29 posted on 11/22/2002 3:56:22 PM PST by NYpeanut
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To: Fintan
So many things come to mind, and yet I doubt I could top whatever you were thinking.
30 posted on 11/22/2002 5:05:15 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Fintan
Fintan, your cigar could never be extinguished here...

My mind is racing...too, too many captions to choose from. But the expression on the guy's face in the background speaks volumes...

31 posted on 11/22/2002 5:12:50 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Michael never looked better.
32 posted on 11/22/2002 5:15:20 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: mountaineer
Mike admires complexion of the statue.
33 posted on 11/22/2002 5:16:07 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
But the expression on the guy's face in the background speaks volumes...

  The statue doesn't look too thrilled either.

34 posted on 11/22/2002 5:19:01 PM PST by Fintan
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To: A CA Guy
He's admiring something. It must be that alabaster complexion, yep, that's it.
35 posted on 11/22/2002 5:19:11 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Of course, that is a statue of an adult and he would never seek an adult for certain needs. IMO!
36 posted on 11/22/2002 5:22:02 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Something about how he's been looking has haunted me...I couldn't quite put my finger on it...but then I remembered those old Spider-man comics from my childhood and Morbius, the Living Vampire...

Yep...just as I thought...

37 posted on 11/22/2002 5:35:04 PM PST by Brian Mosely
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To: A CA Guy; Hillary's Lovely Legs; All
By Miranda Devine
November 24 2002
The Sun-Herald

It must be hard to be Michael Jackson: the self-loathing, the loneliness, the grotesque face, the fading career, the hangers-on, the paparazzi. But imagine how much harder it is to be Michael Jackson's children.

Last week's sinister video footage of Jackson dangling his baby over the edge of a fourth-floor hotel balcony railing in Berlin, to the horror of the crowd below, has highlighted the predicament of his three motherless offspring, five-year-old Prince Michael I, Paris Michael, 4, and baby Prince Michael II.

And in a world in which reproductive technology has made unorthodox family set-ups increasingly common, the story of Michael Jackson's children may wind up being a cautionary tale of our times.

"Wacko Jacko's antics are a reflection of weirdo repro," the Australian Family Association's Bill Muehlenberg said.

"As we move further and further away from natural reproduction and into laboratory experiments and parenting by committee, we might expect to see more eerie parenting habits.

"Children have become commodities in the new reproductive technologies and they are the big losers in the brave new world ofartificial families."

What was so disturbing about an agitated Jackson dangling his baby over that balcony? Why did the people below shriek with horror? Was he threatening the crowd? Look what I could do if you push me far enough. It will all be your fault.

Was it generosity, wanting to give the fans what they were calling out for? Was it just a sweet, clumsy attempt to show off his baby, a boy less than a year old?

Whatever his motive, it was clear Jackson treats his child like an object he totally controls, right down to the white towel draped over the face. And no wonder. He paid a reported $30 million for the older two.

While it is not known exactly how Jackson's children were conceived, or even who Prince Michael II's mother is, what we do know is that Jackson married nurse Debbie Rowe in Sydney in 1996, and obtained a divorce less than three years later, after she had given birth to two children in 14 months. Rowe, 42, never lived with Jackson, 44, or the children. Indications are she was a womb for hire, and the babies are entirely under his control.

Children as consumer items is the inevitable result of the baby market. The rights of the parent override the welfare of the child. Sperm donors, egg donors, surrogates are all available for the right price. You can be married or unmarried, straight or gay, single or a couple, male or female. You could be a perfect parent or you could be a nightmare.

But the extreme end of parental control is murder. There was the tragic story this year of thetwo-year-old Melbourne boy whose lesbian mother killed him and herself after the sperm donor father won joint custody. She gave him life and she took it away.

Three years ago in the US, a 26-year-old bachelor paid a clinic $53,000 to have a baby made for him, and killed the little boy six weeks later.

If you think you own a child you feel entitled to do what you like with it: kill it, deny it amother, lock it in a house with your chimpanzee.

Police in Berlin have decided not to investigate Jackson over the dangling incident. But in a statement released on Wednesday, the singer said he had "made a terrible mistake" and just got "caught up in the excitement".

The next day, there he was at the Berlin Zoo, holding hands with Paris and Prince Michael I. And there it was again, the disturbing signs of his control - strange red veils over the children's faces. This man who hated his own face so much he underwent plastic surgery every week, is now trying to obliterate his children's faces.

I feel sorry for Michael Jackson, but I feel more sorry for his children.
38 posted on 11/23/2002 10:30:13 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
There is a lot of talk about Michael Jackson being near broke or bankrupt as well.
If he has three children growing up and his empire is crumbling, he could be ready to crack, no doubt.

Thanks for your comments, I found them interesting.
39 posted on 11/23/2002 8:30:30 PM PST by A CA Guy
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