The Chair Is Not My Son
November 29, 2003 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Michael Musto on Michael Jackson ("We couldn't get Rosie or Martha to melt—and we can't even find bin Laden or Hussein—but if Jacko would just agree to be a pedophile, we could have our kook and eat him too.") Sarah Hepola on Michael Jackson ("In my life, I have spent many years wishing I were someone else, but I have never wanted to be anyone – ever – more than I wanted to be Michael Jackson. Do you remember? Help me sing it.") Michael Jackson on Michael Jackson ("You are right to be skeptical of some of the individuals who are being identified in the mass media as my friends, spokespeople, and attorneys. With few exceptions, most of them are simply filling a desperate void in our culture that equates visibility with insight.")
posted by adrober (6 comments total)
 
Already-deleted Jackson threads here and here
posted by matteo at 9:05 AM on November 29, 2003


In my life, I have spent many years wishing I were someone else, but I have never wanted to be anyone – ever – more than I wanted to be Michael Jackson

That's very strange, because(even pushing the pedophilia issue to the side for a moment), I can't think of anyone I'd want to be less.

I mean I've enjoyed some of his work over the years (mainly the Jackson 5 stuff), but he is one truly damaged individual. Raised in poverty by an abusive father, who had his kids singing in strip clubs barely out of diapers, thrut into stardom before he culd handle it, living at a level of fame unknown to anyone besides him and Elvis (and we saw what it did to him), living in utter social isolation despite his visibilty. To top it all off, from my amateur POV he appears to be very probably mentally ill. So thanks, but I'll keep my obscurity.
posted by jonmc at 9:10 AM on November 29, 2003


That Sarah Hepola writes her ass off.
posted by brittney at 9:33 AM on November 29, 2003


That Sarah Hepola writes her ass off.

Free plugs!

Too bad she's wasting all that ass writing on michael jackson.
posted by Dennis Murphy at 10:23 AM on November 29, 2003


I thought we'd decided we weren't gonna do this any more.
posted by item at 1:35 PM on November 29, 2003


item: Obviously you forgot to send out the memo!
posted by mischief at 9:43 PM on November 29, 2003


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