Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

So say the monoliths of integrity at TMZ.

We stopped paying attention to anything MJ did after Dangerous and therefore only mentally prosecuted him for the Remember the Time video. He leaves behind a splintered legacy. As Lords we will always thriller on Halloween, walk with rhythm in a parking garage and pretend the sidewalk illuminates with a simple touch of the foot in honor of a fallen King.

We will...finally. Rest in Peace MJ.

Also Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and the next generational icon to die tomorrow.


Ed Wrath said...

Off the Wall was more educational than our "birds and the bees" talk with Dad. You will be missed MJ.

Dick Swisher said...

Jacko was the personification of a tragic hero and the duality of man. Whatever childhood trauma shaped his perpetual innocence and creativity also led him to dark places, and we suspect, dark acts. The latter we cannot forgive, but the former we cannot forget. Rest in peace.

Bleach Brown said...

It's settled. D. Swisher writes the obits from now on.

hedrives said...

D. Swisher... that is downright poignant. And succinct.

Re: Farrah us older guys will always remember "The Nipple."

WMC Hammer said...

As far as I'm concerned, Michael Jackson died in the early 1990s. I don't understand the delayed mourning.

Dick Swisher said...

Thanks for the kind words, hd.