June 24, 2001
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You can forget all about that "goat sex" photo thing when there's something as horrifying as this closeup available for public viewing. Good God, he's barely human at this point! All I could think of once it loaded was: "That's just not right."
posted by m.polo (19 comments total)
Every time I see the "is MJ still viable" question, I wonder why they trot this particularl photo out.

SDB noted this a while back.
posted by anildash at 3:38 PM on June 24, 2001

AAAAAAAaaaaaahhhhh.... I should've known better than to look.
posted by SpecialK at 3:39 PM on June 24, 2001

Geeze....he shoul be careful with that nose, someone could lose an eye!
posted by skwm at 3:55 PM on June 24, 2001

I forsee a trend arising on /. to hide this photo behind various links. Just imagine, you think you're clicking on goatse.cx and that appears!
posted by kindall at 3:59 PM on June 24, 2001

nice lipstick, mr. jackson.
posted by sugarfish at 4:19 PM on June 24, 2001

my sentiments exactly, specialk... i'm going to find a corner to cry and shudder in now.
posted by lotsofno at 5:03 PM on June 24, 2001

(Skallas might have seen one too many Behind The Music marathons)
posted by Zbobo at 5:16 PM on June 24, 2001

As one of my friends is fond of saying, "Michael Jackson was born a black man and will die a white woman."
posted by robbie01 at 5:35 PM on June 24, 2001

"Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in thelooking glass..."
-"In The Hall of Mirrors," Kraftwerk
posted by skwm at 6:24 PM on June 24, 2001

The caption says it was taken just before he gave a lecture at Oxford.

Michael Jackson? Lecturing? At Oxford? Does anyone else have a problem grasping that idea?
posted by endquote at 7:10 PM on June 24, 2001

He was obviously discussing the mind-extension dualism as exists in a postmodern media-saturated culture, where ethics are...

Wait, what the hell was he talking about?

You know what always gets me? Those fucking MTV/VH1 weekends dedicated to worshipping this mutilated freak. The pure unadored, unconditional adulation that they shower on him, buying into and supporting his "King of Pop" self-worship.

Yes, Michael Jackson is defnitely in need of psychiatric help, and also one of them robot faces from A.I.
posted by solistrato at 7:47 PM on June 24, 2001

If you want to know what he was talking about, its all here. Make of it what you will.

By the way, Kermit the Frog, Ronald Reagan, Yasser Arafat and Jon Bon Jovi have also lectured at Oxford as has just about anyone you care to think of.
posted by davehat at 9:02 PM on June 24, 2001

For those of you who aren't old enough to remember, here's a before photo.
posted by MegoSteve at 9:12 PM on June 24, 2001

He looks more and more like Elizabeth Taylor everyday.
posted by Dick Paris at 10:24 PM on June 24, 2001

Has anyone else heard the rumor that MJ and Paul McCartney are in negotiation for a remake of "Whatever happened to Baby Jane"?
posted by Perigee at 10:42 PM on June 24, 2001

Michael Jackson is the greatest pop star ever! Listen to Rock With Me and if you have a soul, you'll agree
posted by FPN at 3:28 AM on June 25, 2001

He may be a great pop star, but his face is still caving in.
posted by thc at 4:34 AM on June 25, 2001

He's done some incredible music, and believe me, the kids still think he's great...my 'tween daughter can't wait for a new MJ album. He's still a freak, though, but one with talent (with the right writing & production team).
posted by davidmsc at 9:03 AM on June 25, 2001

It doesn't mean much to be the King of Pop when there's no Pop any more. Over the last decade, Top 40 music has finally passed the point where the music mattered. All that matters now is what you look like and what sort of attitude you can give off. The music is secondary, and far more coldly prefabricated and calculated to sell (almost invariably by people other than the performers) than it ever was back when MJ was hot.

If MJ's new album can actually break through the morass of 2001-era crap and become a major #1 smash, he'll totally deserve the title King of Pop.
posted by aaron at 3:50 PM on June 25, 2001

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