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Old July 7 2009, 10:49 PM   #16
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

No. He may be iconic. But I don't follow music not to mention I didn't actually know him personally. Most of his fans didn't either.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:49 PM   #17
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^ (to LoB) are you a congressman?
No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

You mean that dingus Pete King? "I can't stand the Michael Jackson publicity, so I think I'll capitalize on it by uploading a YouTube video bitching about the Michael Jackson publicity. To honor the troops, firefighters, and cops of course." Oy vey.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:51 PM   #18
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

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I also don't care. Shall we carry on k'fetching about how much we don't care about the death of Michael Jackson, thereby feeding into the bloated, festering carcus of media overkill that is the "Michael Jackson Final Moments Coverage?"
Nope, but i did ask two questions:
What are you watching instead of live television?
OK, so I do have another thread for that, but
Am I the only one that wants to hit 'Madonna' for getting it wrong?
^That was a real question!

Just saying.
Cool enough!

I just wanted to know if I was alone in this!
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Old July 7 2009, 10:52 PM   #19
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

Sick and tired here, too. He was a pop icon. His last relevant music came out around 15 years ago. Since then, he's mostly been weird and known for freakish things. While California is bankrupt and laying off people, millions of dollars go down the tube to close freeways and prepare for the funeral. It's all a bit much. Luckily, I haven't been near a TV all day.

Let's move on already. There has to be a missing dog or something. Maybe Angelina Jolie adopted yet another kid? I could sure use another "politician having an affair" story right now.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:53 PM   #20
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

We could go back to talking about why Palin left office.
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Old July 7 2009, 10:57 PM   #21
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We could go back to talking about why Palin left office.
Let's have a more international subject, like why two hundred thousand people feel the need to flee from Mogadishu!
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Old July 7 2009, 11:05 PM   #22
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Am I the only one that wants to hit 'Madonna' for getting it wrong? -MJ wasn't "The King" - he was "The King of Pop" - the other title is reserved for the one and only: ELVIS!
I agree absolutely. "The King" is ELVIS!


I graduated high school in 1986, had the Thriller album (everybody did), and I hadn't paid any attention to MJ in years. I find this whole thing to be a sickening, macabre spectacle that is completely generated by a self-serving media.


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Old July 7 2009, 11:09 PM   #23
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype?
No, you're not the only one.

He made music, and he was somewhat good at it. So? Lots of people die continuously, most of which are very good at what they do. And we've never met them, too, just as we've never met Michael Jackson. What makes him so important as to broadcast his funeral on television, while these other men get buried in silence?
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Old July 7 2009, 11:13 PM   #24
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

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...but i did ask two questions:
What are you watching instead of live television?
OK, so I do have another thread for that, but
Am I the only one that wants to hit 'Madonna' for getting it wrong?
^That was a real question!
Sorry old chap, missed that.

I watched a few episodes of The West Wing, just finishing up the 5th season on DVD. It is the weakest of all the seasons but it's still a whole lot better then most other series.

Now I'm actually trying to determine if my neighbours are having sex. It's that very distinctive thumping that tells me that they are, but it can't be too good since I can't hear any moaning.


Ah yes, Madonna. I don't want to hit her at all anymore, maybe ten years back.





Oh you meant punch?
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Old July 7 2009, 11:15 PM   #25
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

I see death differently than most people. Even when people I know personally die, it doesn't get to me that much. Everyone dies at some point, and being sad about it wont bring them back. I generally don't worry about things I have no control over.

I'm more concerned about the death of Billy Mays. Im going to be a marketing major in a few months, and Mays is sort of a personal hero of mine because he was good at what he did. That being considered, when I heard about his death my first thought was "Damn, now the Billy Mays vs. Vince ShamWow boxing match on Pay-Per-View will never happen..." So, yeah. Essentailly, I don't really care.
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Old July 7 2009, 11:19 PM   #26
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

There are similarities and differences to compare with the death of Elvis.

Similarites:

Micheal Jackson-Loved by audiences as a child. A trailblaizer in dance and dance music in the 80s/90s. Later, an almost characture of himself. Dead, too young and accidently on overdose of meds. Loved mother and children. Had a specialized home with memorabilia.

Elivs-Loved around Western society as a young man. A trailblaizer in his movements and rock-and-roll in the 50s/60s. Later, an almost characture of himself. Dead too young and accidently on overdose of meds. Loved mother and child. Had a specialized home with memorabilia.

Differences:

Micheal Jackson was loved globally. He lived during a time of globalization, internet and 24 hrs. news. He was clearly troubled, having a child-like personality and relating to children more than half his age (any more than that is speculation and unproved). Chidren/Wives were not coventional.

Elvis lived in a more low-tech time. Was in film, and his popularity grew because of it. Troubled, but privately (also because the media was a different animal back then). Child and marriages were more conventional.

So I get the coverage. Elvis coverage, considering the time period, was extensive as well.
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Old July 7 2009, 11:20 PM   #27
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I am sick to bloody death of hearing about the memorial service. He was a freakish, deformed pop singer, who, while being a talented performer, was NOT the greatest singer, nor the greatest human being. He was a crazy nutjob obsessed with little boys and was probably stoned out of his sick little mind for the last few years of his life.
I couldn't have said it better.
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Old July 7 2009, 11:28 PM   #28
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Oh you meant punch?
Of course, language deteriorates faster than I can follow these days!
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Old July 8 2009, 12:04 AM   #29
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Re: Am I the only one not caring a bit about this Michael Jackson hype

Sorry, just pulling your leg
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^I got it -just wanted to continue down the slope
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