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Michael Jackson

2009-06-27 16:39:31.316649+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Darrin Bell tittered "If any editorial cartoonists draw Michael Jackson moonwalking through the Pearly Gates, I will personally beat them down w/a sock full of quarters." Apparently Bruce Plante was the first....

I grew up fairly far out of the mainstream, and moved only slightly into it when our family moved to Connecticut and I went to a public school for 8th grade. I remember semi-embarrassing myself, turning it into a "ha ha just kidding" moment, when in high school band the sheet music to "Billie Jean" or somesuch was passed around and I asked "who the hell is Michael Jackson?" I stand by that statement. Can we STFU about it already?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-27 21:29:12.270054+00 by: JT

Moonwalking through the pearly gates...

The guy who paid off a family $2 million to drop charges on his inappropriate behavior with a child in 1993?

What kind of pearly gates would this type of person walk through again?

Can we stop this martyrdom of child molesters and mourn the loss of someone who really worked to change the face of Domestic Violence laws and dedicated a lot of her time to children's charities? The actual important person who died on the same day that this dipshit did?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-28 02:14:55.561503+00 by: Dan Lyke

On the iPhone, copy &paste isn't all it could be, but http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.../2009/06/25/DDN3178515.DTL&tsp=1 is worth a read.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-28 03:28:57.437498+00 by: ziffle

More indepth: he wanted to die, and he can't sing.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-28 15:14:45.415638+00 by: Dan Lyke

On a real computer, that link above is Peter Hartlaub's tribute to Farrah Fawcett, which talks about her serious work, but also about the famous poster:

1. Fawcett did her own hair. 2. For the backdrop, photographer Bruce McBroom used an old blanket that had been covering the front seat of his '37 Chevy. 3. The photo was shot in the back of then-husband Lee Majors' Bel Air home. 4. No ice was used during the making of this poster.