Micheal Jackson - R.I.P.

From TMZ:

We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.

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Just another pedophile out of the way.

He was born a cute little black boy and he died an ugly white woman.

Hopefully he will find some peace where ever he is now.

And if he truly did that which he was accused of here then he will perhaps finally get his punishment.

'He was born a cute little black boy and he died an ugly white woman'

Not a bad line.

OK, MJ was a freak, yes; but the Jackson Five and some of Michael's early work was very good stuff.

Fav Jackson Five songs: 'I Want you Back', "I'll Be there'

Fav MJ songs: 'Billie Jean", "Beat It'....

Anyone else??

Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five (which ruffled a few feathers)
ABC
Rockin' Robin

Michael Jackson
Thriller
Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough
Rock With You
Wanna Be Startin' Something
Off The Wall
Leave Me Alone
Delta Dawn
Okay, maybe Jackson didn't do those last two.

Too bad about Michael Jackson. A very talented person with a penchant for self-destruction. I wonder if the authorities are ruling out suicide or, given some history, homicide.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Man, you're old and square.....

I note that you had no trouble recognizing the songs and the artist, McCaskey.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

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In the fal/winter of '72, I think if I'd heard "I Am Woman" just one more time on the top-40 countdown I'd be where Michael Jackson is now.

Michael Jackson will not rest in peace.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, MJ.

Always seems to come up doesn't it.

I understand Zsa Zsa and walter cronkite are both doing very poorly...

how destructively angry Ryan O'Neil is that Mike robbed Farrah of her day?

There were a bunch of televised tributes lines up alllllll day to remember such a wonderful woman, when at 5 freaking o'clock, Mike's heart decides to stop?

You couldn't even dream up a script like this...

oh, and those that have Zsa Zsa? Hold on to her.

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Yeah, I thought of that , too. Poor Farrah. Even in death, she got cheated. I know a lot of her career failure was her own fault (primarily the drugs), but she was still always worth more than she got.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

if it will be easier for Macca to get his musical library back?

and I didn't realize that Mike's own muscial library is longer than 12 hours after his own death...

I think MJ was a very sad, lonely person - and childlike. I know he was accused of a lot of things, but as far as I know they weren't proven. And things like that shouldn't be thrown at him at his death. It's not our place to judge anybody. He was an amazing talent, regardless. I squirmed as much as anybody else did with the way he treated his kids (good, but bizarre) - and the allegations about him. But I"m still sad he's gone. I think he had a lot of struggles just being comfortable in his own skin - with who he was. There was a sweetness & gentleness about him I liked.
I think it's also sad that his death overshadowed Farrah's - she was a wonderful actress, but sadly, too many people only know her because of "Charlie's Angels" - which was tv fluff. Her talent shown the brightest in "Extremities" & "The Burning Bed". If you haven't seen those movies yet, try to do so. She's amazing in them - nothing 'fluffy' about them.

I'm pretty sure that MJ owned the rights to the Beatles music - or some of it. Wonder what happens to that now?

The most accurate (and honest) appraisal of MJ's life is this one:
"It's fascinating to follow the coverage of Michael Jackson's death, but especially the lavish tributes to his "genius" and general wonderfulness. He was, in fact, a monster, and an apt reflection of America's extreme collective cultural confusion. He was a distillation of the lies America tells itself. He was infantile, grandiose, horrifying, and probably dangerous. His "accomplishments" as a grown man amounted to little more than a half dozen popular songs. The arc of his life may have been tragic, but it was a tragedy of his own making. His sudden end brings to mind a remark Gore Vidal made upon hearing about the death of Truman Capote: "Good career move."
http://www.kunstler.com/

Interesting take on MJ...
I've been thinking about Jackson as a metaphor for America.

His narrative runs parallel to the nation's rags-to-riches, work equals success, success transforms to excess, which manifests itself in irresponsibility, immaturity, glut, and ultimately, self-destruction.

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