Thursday, June 25, 2009

I know you're all mourning the passing of Michael Jackson as much as I am

Which is to say, you're a bit astonished he lived this long. On the off chance that he actually died of "natural causes," that would be just about the only natural thing about his life in ... oh ... 30 years.

That's not to say I'm not sorry he's dead. Death is usually sad, even if it is an inevitable part of life.

But I'm not as sad as the sackcloth and ashes mood on the TV news suggests I should be. I mean, the guy was a pretty talented performer who peaked a quarter of a century ago, and had since pissed away much of his fortune exploring the outer limits of weirdness and fending off child abuse charges.

The guy is dead. I know his family and friends mourn. Now, report on something a little meaningful. How's Iran doing today?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

i found it sad. sad that as our house of represenatives passed what amounts to the biggest tax increase in the history of the world (cap and trade) all of the 'news' channels were covering the death of a 50 year old molester of children.

June 27, 2009 6:01 AM  
Blogger William N. Grigg said...

What I found interesting was the apparent fact that Jackson's drug-related death -- as far as we can tell -- was the result of perfectly legal prescription pharmaceuticals. In other words, his death was the result of using drugs the government approves of.

June 27, 2009 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Danimal said...

My initial thought was, "Now who's going to blow Bubbles?"

June 29, 2009 12:03 PM  

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