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#72783 by Black57
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:57 am
RGMix, thanks for this post. I kind of drifted away from following MJ. I was one of those giddy kids who fantasized about marrying MJ, well actually it was Jermaine because I was closer to his age. :o As an adult, he seemed to just be getting way too "off the wall". But now that he was so suddenly taken away from us I am beginning to just hate the media. The media giveth and the media taketh away. He was always so untouchable but your post shows that he was touchable and we missed it.
He's unreplaceable.

#72805 by philbymon
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:04 pm
Aw, now see what you did? You've forever ruined my image of him as a weirdo rock star with way too many eccentricities!

Damn I wish I could afford to be more eccentric!

I'd not have guessed he was that cool to work with, since he was such a perfectionist & all.

#72815 by Black57
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:38 pm
philbymon wrote:Aw, now see what you did? You've forever ruined my image of him as a weirdo rock star with way too many eccentricities!

Damn I wish I could afford to be more eccentric!

I'd not have guessed he was that cool to work with, since he was such a perfectionist & all.


What we missed. :cry:

#72913 by ratsass
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:21 am
When Farrah Faucet died and went to the Pearly Gates, St. Peter said, "Farrah, you have been a great humanitarian and have done so much for so many people and causes that we have decided to give you one last wish before you enter." Farrah said, "I just wish that all the children of the world could be safe and happy."
So, NOW we know what happened to M.J. :)
Sorry, just heard that this weekend at the Pig Roast and had to share. :twisted:

#74058 by ratsass
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:00 am
Update:
Autopsy reveals that Michael Jackson died of food poisoning instead of a heart attack which was previously suspected. Seems he had been eating some ten year old weiners. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

#74091 by ZXYZ
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:34 pm
You Bad Rat.

#74120 by sanshouheil
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:39 pm
Damn I am tired of hearing about that dead man.
sh*t, when will they leave it alone.

#74122 by fisherman bob
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:30 pm
ratsass wrote:Update:
Autopsy reveals that Michael Jackson died of food poisoning instead of a heart attack which was previously suspected. Seems he had been eating some ten year old weiners. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
I heard a few years ago that George Michael and Michael Jackson were walking past a funeral home and George asked "Do you feel like a cold one today?" (One very bad joke deserves another.)

#74124 by Black57
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:38 pm
ratsass wrote:Update:
Autopsy reveals that Michael Jackson died of food poisoning instead of a heart attack which was previously suspected. Seems he had been eating some ten year old weiners. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Ratsass, I'm gonna climb in this computer and get you!!! :evil: :wink:

#74125 by Black57
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:44 pm
MJs death hit me rather hard, regardless of his eccentric oddness. He not only had vitiligo, he also had a very scary form of lupus. I heard last year, on the news that he needed a lung transplant. SO many goofy rumors out there that I am hesitant to discuss them but I did find this interesting article on his having lupus. I must sahre it

http://stateandlake.net/ado/2009/06/29/ ... mment-3091

#74130 by ratsass
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:40 am
Black57 wrote:Ratsass, I'm gonna climb in this computer and get you!!! :evil: :wink:


:lol: I just hope when I pass on that people will think of me enough to make jokes. :)

#74131 by ratsass
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:41 am
This certainly puts things in perspective. I got it in an e-mail from a friend:



Subject: SOLDIER RESPONDS TO MJ'S DEATH.....






This is written by a young man serving his third tour of duty in Iraq .


Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.


____________________________





Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael
Jackson . As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an
Entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent
Millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villian to many
People. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point
Of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their
Minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the
Country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to
Flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to
Hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
Freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What
About all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those
Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,
Still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the
United States of America . Where is their moment of silence? Where
Are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over
Them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddence," and "thank
God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the
Sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off
Their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop
Icon?"

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS
For Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every
Service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY
Recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people
Can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,
Those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for
Them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have
Been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
Make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit
Songs that the world will listen too.. We only shed our blood, sweat
And tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it.
Remember these five words the next time you think of someone


Who is serving in the military;



"So that others may live..."

Isaac

#74134 by Black57
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:28 am
ratsass wrote:
Black57 wrote:Ratsass, I'm gonna climb in this computer and get you!!! :evil: :wink:


:lol: I just hope when I pass on that people will think of me enough to make jokes. :)


Well, you gotta make sure that you do things we can laugh at while attempting to demonstrate your genius. And if that's not enough, you can always get Al Sharpton behind you to guarantee a joke or two. It's easy.

#74138 by Black57
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:53 am
ratsass wrote:This certainly puts things in perspective. I got it in an e-mail from a friend:



Subject: SOLDIER RESPONDS TO MJ'S DEATH.....






This is written by a young man serving his third tour of duty in Iraq .


Thought you might find his take on the Michael Jackson news interesting.


____________________________





Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news, and I caught part of a report on Michael
Jackson . As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an
Entertainer who performed for decades. He made millions, he spent
Millions, and he did a lot of things that make him a villian to many
People. I understand that his death would affect a lot of people, and
I respect those people who mourn his death, but that isn't the point
Of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses their
Minds with grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the
Country was to ENTERTAIN people, the Amercian people find the need to
Flock to a memorial in Hollywood , and even Congress sees the need to
Hold a "moment of silence" for his passing?

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
Freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What
About all those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those
Soldiers who, knowing that they would be asked to fight in a war,
Still raised their hands and swore to defend the Constitution and the
United States of America . Where is their moment of silence? Where
Are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and mourning over
Them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
Soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddence," and "thank
God for IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the
Sacrifice of GOOD MEN and WOMEN, that they can arbitrarily blow off
Their deaths, and instead, throw themselves into mourning for a "Pop
Icon?"

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS
For Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every
Service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan . They need to PUBLICLY
Recognize every life that has been lost so that the American people
Can live their callous little lives in the luxury and freedom that WE,
Those that are living and those that have gone on, have provided for
Them. But, wait, that would take too much time, because there have
Been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
Make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit
Songs that the world will listen too.. We only shed our blood, sweat
And tears so that people can enjoy what they have.

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it.
Remember these five words the next time you think of someone


Who is serving in the military;



"So that others may live..."

Isaac


This really does not put things in perspective although I understand this soldiers rants. As a nation we have mourned the deaths of every soldier that has lost their lives fighting for our freedom. The fact that I can go to the park and eat my lunch proves this. My son can play his stupid video games proves this. The fact that I can walk out in public without covering my head proves this. AND, the fact that we can mourn the death of an entertainer proves this. So because of the deaths and lives of those soldiers , we can do these things...we can enjoy trivial, mundane events PLUS we can honor those who died so that we can live. That's what we just celebrated this past weekend. Therefore, if you are going to be courageous and fight for this country and what it stands for, as unfair and unbalalnced as it may seem, this temporary act of adulation just proves that our country is free. The deaths of those wonderful soldiers was not in vein.

#74142 by sanshouheil
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:14 am
You are right Mary. But I can truly understand how a mother would feel.
Her son dies a hero, to save freedom for people who would spit on him.
And all he gets is a number, as in 7 died, on the news. Burried in 3 hours of Jackson.
I am sorry, Idol worship is wrong. No matter if the Idol is an un-named soldier in the news or a perverse pop icon.
I am sick of hearing about Jackson. In my opinion, his infulence on the world was not good. Just another glorified example of the seven deadly sins holding sway over one misrable human being.
I am not saying I am any better than he. But my perversions are not being held up to the youth of this world as an example of how one should live. His are. His whole "funeral" was a denial of what killed him.
Shame that is, to allow a "teachable moment" slip by the youth of the world, that may prevent another tradgic death.
Episodes of fatal stupidity should be recognised for what they are, so as to be avoided by others.

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