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October 17, 2001 6:10 PM   Subscribe

You hear that sucking noise? That would be the vacuum created by the "king of pop's" career imploding.
posted by jcterminal (24 comments total)

 
Sorry to disappoint you, I think that the "King of Pop" was dethroned in a bloodless coup sometime in late 1987...
posted by fooljay at 6:26 PM on October 17, 2001


yeah, but you know how long it take for the industry to catch up.

;)
posted by jcterminal at 6:28 PM on October 17, 2001


But his website is pretty cool. It has short films on it, including one starring Chris Tucker and Marlon Brando!
(warning: second link is RealPlayer link)
posted by culberjo at 6:29 PM on October 17, 2001


Can any of us be surprised? Poor guy.

He does scare the crap outta me, though.
posted by Hackworth at 6:50 PM on October 17, 2001


Has there been a Behind the Music about him yet? THAT ONE I want to see...
posted by fooljay at 6:58 PM on October 17, 2001


Has there been a Behind the Music about him yet?

Will FameTracker tide you over?

Mmmm, FameTracker.
posted by ethmar at 7:03 PM on October 17, 2001


for pretty little michael jackson,
young boys meant hot sex action,
they came up to his place,
while docs cut his face,
and practiced their butt cheek contraction.
posted by quonsar at 7:15 PM on October 17, 2001


Beaten out of #1 by Kylie Minogue - isn't that just the lowest point a pop star can hit?
posted by kristin at 7:34 PM on October 17, 2001


quonsar, when did child abuse turn funny?


Tito, get me a tissue.
posted by katexmcfly at 7:39 PM on October 17, 2001


young boys meant hot sex action,

That was a total scam. He's a freak, but not a child molester.
posted by jpoulos at 8:07 PM on October 17, 2001


I'm still trying to purge my mind of the residual shockwave of cognitive dissonance generated by his marriage to Lisa Marie.
posted by dhartung at 8:20 PM on October 17, 2001


I bet she is, too...
posted by Hackworth at 8:59 PM on October 17, 2001


Tom Petty -- B-list talent? I THINK NOT!!!!
posted by Rastafari at 10:08 PM on October 17, 2001


I saw his "You Rock My World" video the other day. I haven't sat down and watched a full video for months, and this had to be my first. I don't know that I'm going to recover from the nausea.

I mean, come ON. When those 80s dance moves were cool, I was into them, but now he's a pasty 43-year-old freakshow man-child prettyboy-wannabe and I kept yelling at the screen "It's not 1987! Give it up!"

Why doesn't he just re-release "Heal the World" instead of doing a new song? That was decent.
posted by evixir at 10:46 PM on October 17, 2001


The thing that's so sad about reading his rejection for the fundraiser is that he'll probably never be told that the reason he's turned down is his propensity for choosing the star-trip stuff over the humility that I think he probably honestly has somewhere deep in that scarred husk of a body.

I am still entertained by this man, it's just sad that the entertainment value has gone from intentional to unintentional. He was still making interesting things as recently as 6 to 8 years ago, but they've been overshadowed by the walking tragedy of this man for twice that long.
posted by anildash at 11:34 PM on October 17, 2001


Montel, I think we're forgetting something very important in all of this. OK, sure he touched some children. But the man is a great singer, and has entertained us for so many years. All this bad mouthing, putting the man down, maybe he did touch some children now and then. But come on. It's Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson!
posted by obiwanwasabi at 11:37 PM on October 17, 2001


this is from popbitch so take it with a pinch of .. god knows :

>> Michael Jackson's recurring record <<
Bankrupt star recycles charity single

Britney, Justin, Usher, Mya and Beyonce have all
refused to appear on Michael Jackson's new WTC
charity record, What More Can I Give.

Maybe they remember Jacko's false promise in 1999 to
record a brand new song to benefit the Albanian
children of Kosovo.

The track was called... What More Can I Give
posted by mrben at 12:09 AM on October 18, 2001


Man, I ain't see schadenfreude like this since Tom Brokaw got the Anthrax letter.
So Jacko's a pasty, boy-touching freakshow has-been.
He's still probably achieved more than the majority of us.
How many of you can say you've slept with Emanuel Lewis?
You nail Webster, then fine, you can then pass judgment on the gloved one.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 12:35 AM on October 18, 2001


The guestlist, which included ageing film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli and Marlon Brando, did little to impress younger fans many of whom booed, slow-handclapped and eventually walked out.


That's exactly how I would impress teenagers, with not only other freaky celebs but ones they couldn't care less about. Like someone already wrote he hasn't been the king of pop since around Thriller.

Cute child molestation jokes guys, always keeping Metafilter on the cutting edge. Get back to me when he's been convicted of something.
posted by skallas at 12:42 AM on October 18, 2001


*scribbles furiously*
Call skallas when Jackson runs out of money.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 12:48 AM on October 18, 2001


I've often wondered just how badly he was really burned durning the filming of the Pepsi commercial. I've read it was a hoax but, now I can't find the link. I think he was burned far, far worse than anyone really knows.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 6:25 AM on October 18, 2001


Get back to me when he's been convicted of something.

That sounds like "child molester talk" to me.
posted by sonofsamiam at 8:26 AM on October 18, 2001


You may rightfully think this guy is lame on some sort of absolute scale, but he's a pop god compared to the gorks -- Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Destiny's Child, Usher, Mya -- who are now rushing to dissociate themselves from him and the smell of bad PR.

If I were him, I'd spend some of my millions on one last bout of plastic surgery, the sort of surgery that allows movie hoods to disappear into anonymity.
posted by pracowity at 9:05 AM on October 18, 2001


That sounds like "child molester talk" to me.

A-hahahahahahahahaha!

*wait. can't catch my...breath...thanks. That's the funniest damn thing I've read today.
posted by ColdChef at 8:06 PM on October 18, 2001


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