About Michael Jackson
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 5:42 PM

Everyone's posting about and talking about Michael Jackson's death, and I figured I'd do a little post as well. I wanted to include a certain video, but couldn't find it on YouTube. And then I remembered I'd posted it here at Unhinged, so I tracked it down and was surprised at what I found. This is what I'd written:

Sunday, August 03, 2008, 5:26 PM

So I signed on to the Internet as per usual, clicked my firebox ball of blue and red...and saw a Google spam mail that proclaimed Michael Jackson was dead?


I wouldn't believe it.

I went straight to CNN. Believe what I might about Michael Jackson, he will always been an iconic figure of my teeny-bopper-hood. One of the few times Oogie allowed us up past nine o'clock on a school night was the night Michael Jackson first unleashed Billy Jean during a Motown Special. His Thriller album was thisside of taking the nation by storm.
Well, it freaked me out because he is dead now. I loved Michael Jackson while growing up. He electrified and inspired me with his singing, dancing and acting. He was amazing. I would never get tired of watching him dance. Plus, he was so hot.

But then he started doing weird things to his body, getting his nose done over and over until it was barely there, changing the color of his skin, the shape of his face...and I was at a loss about why he'd do such things when there was nothing wrong with the way he looked in the first place.

And the rumors surrounding his life--the kids, the alcohol, and what he did with both--took its toll on how I saw him. Which is why I was always so torn when I came across one of his amazing videos. He was SO MUCH talent. I'm not heartbroken that he's gone, but I am sad. Sad because I think he was gone long, long before last Wednesday. For all that he had materially, I think he lived a very sad, hard life. He kept the world at a distance.

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