Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson

I just watched ten seconds of the Michael Jackson Memorial Tribute Battle Of The Musical Stars Concert. It was eight seconds too many.

I think I'll pay tribute to the self-proclaimed King of Pop by dangling a baby over a balcony.

Back in December of 1983, the owner of the Comedy Factory Outlet in Philadelphia hosted a toy giveaway party for a group of underprivileged African-American kids. One of the (African-American) comics thought it would be a good idea to play the Thriller video on the club's large video screen.

It wasn't a good idea. In fact, it was a really bad idea.

The kids cried and cried and cried. Afterwards, we laughed and laughed and laughed.

All those kids would be in their early 30's by now. I wonder if they're mourning Michael? Or are they just thinking about the day when Thriller ruined Christmas.

Here's a great video called Origins of The Moonwalk. Proves that Michael Jackson was not as original as some might believe.


DamnCat said...

"are they just thinking about the day when Thriller ruined Christmas."

They're thinking how lucky they are that a TV screen was as close as Michael Jackson ever got to them when they were young.

Traci Skene said...


DamnCat said...

At IMAO today:
"When Weird Al dies, we should totally do a parody of the Michael Jackson memorial."

Al Romas said...

The greatest, WTF, moment was when Rev. Al told the kids, "Your Daddy was not strange." Daddy being the guy who they lived with but are not really related to. Daddy who never even legally adopted them. Daddy who lived with a chimp, slept with young boys and turned his mug into a white woman. Would like to know what the good Reverends definition of 'strange' is.

Traci Skene said...

Wow, sorry I missed that part. Heck, Michael was even strange for a Jackson.

Apparently, on Sharpton's radio show today a caller suggested that perhaps Sarah Palin had Michael Jackson killed and that's why she resigned. He responded by saying it was "interesting" and that he'd "put it out there, I don't know." Now that's strange!

Al Romas said...

O'Reilly had Rev. Al on last night. Bill took exception to the Rev. calling MJ a "Black Icon." He questioned how he could be a Black Icon with 3 white children. Rev. Al's take was that O'Reilly has a hot TV show but if we went to his house, his kids might chew bubblegum. I then punched myself in the throat and watched a recorded episode of "Pitchmen."