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July 2, 2009 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Backwards moonwalk (SLMJYT)
posted by twoleftfeet (27 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Cute but really, really thin for post material and we've had a lot of Jackson lately already. If you're willing to actually use the phrase "admittedly a crap post" to describe your own post, you shouldn't post it in the first place. -- cortex



 
Playing the moonwalk backwards didn't work. He's still dead.

(This is a crap post.)
posted by robcorr at 1:57 AM on July 2, 2009


I don't understand, have they somehow managed to artificially increase the gravity six times? Can you do that in video post production?
posted by mnsc at 1:59 AM on July 2, 2009


(This is a crap post.)

But had he moonwalked sideways, it would be a crab post.
posted by mnsc at 1:59 AM on July 2, 2009 [13 favorites]


Urm.
posted by koeselitz at 2:18 AM on July 2, 2009


Vaguely eponysterical. Also vaguely a crap post. Should be in the still running MJ post further down...
posted by benzo8 at 2:40 AM on July 2, 2009


the still running MJ post

No, he's walking.

Admittedly a crap post. But a good crap post, as crap posts go. Because walking is something we all do. And Michael Jackson was more famous for walking backwards than for walking forwards, so it's worth seeing this forwards. Or so I believed.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:46 AM on July 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Last time I saw a doomed post right before bed, I went ahead and typed up a four (was it five?) paragraph comment anyhow. I'm trying to get more sleep, so I'll skip that step tonight.

However, twoleftfeet, rest assured that I LOLed. The genuine article, with a for-real OL. So, thank you!
posted by EatTheWeak at 2:51 AM on July 2, 2009


I refuse to look at a YouTube video that misspells "Michael" after his name has been plastered over every newspaper and TV set from here to Bhutan.

Yes, I know, it's YouTube. ::sighs::
posted by armage at 3:33 AM on July 2, 2009


He was amazing, most probably a paedophile, but amazing, such a brilliant dancer, and in all likelihood weird creepy kiddy fiddler, but fuck he could dance. Part of me thinks that he's a criminal that really should have gone to jail, and another part of me just put on Thriller. That's the conflict that we all share.
posted by mattoxic at 4:02 AM on July 2, 2009


No, mattoxic, we don't all share that conflict.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:19 AM on July 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mattoxic — for what it's worth, a lot of evidence points to Michael Jackson being framed as a means of extortion.

Also, SLYT as this may have been, backwards moonwalk is definitely an amusing thought, and it goes to show just how much it doesn't really look like walking. Or… something.
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:21 AM on July 2, 2009


Best of? Seriously?
posted by futureisunwritten at 4:26 AM on July 2, 2009


Mattoxic — for what it's worth, a lot of evidence points to Michael Jackson being framed as a means of extortion.

A blog post isn't quite evidence - and any manager with the slightest brain is going to say "Michael, sleep overs with 12 year olds may not be such a good idea" I'm amazed is was allowed to happen. Regardless, molestation or no, it was never going to end well.

I more was alluding to the fact that in life the media had him pegged as a weird cosmetically altered, fortune losing, child molesting, weirdo recluse- and in death he was a genius that will live in our hearts forever. WE are a fickle lot
posted by mattoxic at 4:36 AM on July 2, 2009


Basically we now all know what went on with David Foster Wallace suddenly turning famous last year. Our attention is drawn not only to him, but to his works rather than his eccentricity, and boy howdy was there ever a lot of that to go around.

(also, the blog post is a reprint of an extensively-researched GQ article, for what it's worth)
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:52 AM on July 2, 2009


Admittedly a crap post. But a good crap post, as crap posts go.

No. Stop there. You know yourself it's a crap post, one that could have been posted in the obit thread, but you posted it anyway.
posted by cavalier at 5:01 AM on July 2, 2009


No, mattoxic, we don't all share that conflict.


Lots of us sure do.
posted by I love You at 5:34 AM on July 2, 2009


Will watch all day AND send to culturally influential friends,
Signed,
The Rabbit
posted by humannaire at 5:40 AM on July 2, 2009


Janelle Monae does this for real in her video "Many Moons" at about 4:12. A Village Voice article this week described her as being "like a dancing robot trying to do the Human."
posted by hermitosis at 5:41 AM on July 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


The art will always outlive the artist. [see Carroll, Gaugin, etc.]
posted by damo at 5:44 AM on July 2, 2009


I found this in my e/mail, I thought y'all should know about it...

Notice: Micheal Jackson is now on the list with Sarah what's-her-name (you know, that idiot broad from Alaska). This list being of people no longer allowed to be part of any FPP on Metafilter.

signed
The Cabal

posted by HuronBob at 5:49 AM on July 2, 2009


Janelle Monae rips off Sesame Street, apparently. never saw her before or even heard of her. Watch the first bit of the video. The vocal riff she starts off ("voo doo doo...") with is the familiar "1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 9 10, 11 12!" from SS.

Interesting thing, this pop culture blender.
posted by grubi at 5:53 AM on July 2, 2009


Notice: Micheal Jackson is now on the list with Sarah what's-her-name (you know, that idiot broad from Alaska). This list being of people no longer allowed to be part of any FPP on Metafilter.

signed
The Cabal
(HuronBob)

There is no Cabal.

But if there was one, it would spell Michael Jackson's name correctly.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:05 AM on July 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am sick to death of hearing about Michael Jackson. I'll bet Michael Jackson has gotten more post death attention than JFK got in November 1963.
posted by Daddy-O at 6:05 AM on July 2, 2009


PS He's dead now, and the horror show is over in that regard. So now what it comes down to is: have you or have you not been waiting to be free of the conscientious constraints of enjoying one of the top funk artists ever - in the same pantheon as James Brown, Prince, George Clinton, and Sly Stone -because, from the ever-increasing dancefloors filling with ever more thrilled dancers that I'm seeing everywhere, clearly a great many of us have been.

It is as if the moment all the tweets went out 'round the world reporting that, "michael jackson is dead," a second one went out on its footfalls announcing, "let the dancing begin!"

Not to put too fine a point on it, but MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD! LONG LIVE MICHAEL JACKSON!
posted by humannaire at 6:06 AM on July 2, 2009


I'll bet Michael Jackson has gotten more post death attention than JFK got in November 1963.

Well, in fairness, Metafilter was just a mimeographed newsletter in 1963, so it had much less space on the front page.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:10 AM on July 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pro Tip: When you run Michael Jackson footage backwards he turns into Ed Norton from The Honeymooners.
posted by PlusDistance at 6:16 AM on July 2, 2009


"let the dancing begin!"

The freak show has ended. So I am gonna chill down, take this musical heritage of his and put it in my musical cellar, keep it at about boiling point °F for the next 21 yrs, and then dance like the color of my skin doesn't matter or has changed.
posted by mnsc at 6:27 AM on July 2, 2009


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