Friday, June 26, 2009

Em Jay: Landee's Thoughts

I have breaking news, you gize.

You may not have heard but Michael Joseph Jackson died yesterday at the age of 50. I know. How did he make it to 50???? Modern day miracle and some surgeries, I suspect. He looked great. I'm thinking he had a leeeetle work done but his plastic surgeons were amazingly subtle. Hardly even noticeable.

It is amazing to think of the influence he had over the entire world. Not influential in the "we wanna be like him way" but in the way his music and life were woven in with our own. Even in the short time I've been blogging he has made several appearances in many things I have done.

He was mentioned in my UGLIES BOOK REVIEW HERE as an example of a cruel pretty.

He was brought up in one of my podcasts with Memzy when we talked about how in 1994, the president of the MJ Fan Club got mad at her for sending out a virus warning to the entire membership (she was only trying to save their PCs!!)

And, of course, who can forget this?

Right. No one can forget. And we have Michael (and SWV and that 90s Trivia game and Twilight) to thank for it.

I will miss him but I have been missing him for the past 15 years or so. It was weird because my boys wanted to watch the Thriller video on YouTube a couple of weeks ago. I don't know where they got that idea from but they thoroughly enjoyed it. They are lucky. They get to remember him THAT way.

Here's something else I was thinking about.... Farrah Fawcett, of course, died as well. I was a bigger fan of Ed McMahon but still, sad. Anyway, her "long time love" was Ryan O'Neal. Ryan was the father of Tatum O'Neal who was Michael Jackson's first fake girlfriend (his first real girlfriend was Corey Feldman, for the record). There is some kind of a connection here, people. Something I can't quite bring together and connect the dots but it's there... something with the O'Neals and death and maybe debt.

Lemme know if you figure it out.

PS LOVE The Onion.


Jenny ESP said...

It wasn't until Amy called me, and I heard my "Human Nature" ring tone, that it really hit me and I made a saddy face. RIP MJ.

We watched the MJ dateline special last night, and when they showed clips of him as a kid, my kids were super shocked that he was black. All this time they thought he was white. I feel remiss as a parent.

Memzy said...

I hope we can all have a moment of silence for MJ, Farrah,...and plastic surgery gone wrong. It's just too...::sob::......much!

Anonymous said...

horribly inappropriate joke that was texted to me last night... had to share...

"due to the fact that michael jackson is 99% plastic, he will be melted down into lego blocks so little boys can play with him for a change"

Markie23 said...

I already went through my mourning period with Michael. It was back when I realized that this unbelievably talented childhood hero of mine (just two years older than me) was a very troubled soul.
I've had a great sense of sadness whenever I have thought about Michael over the past 15 years or so and watched his interviews, and saw him physically morph into something hideous.
It's kind of a relief to me that he is finally at rest. I sincerely hope things are better for him in the next life. I'm actually gettin' a little choked up here. Maybe I'm not done mourning after all.

Markie23 said...

On a lighter note... LOVE the video! And the Cory Feldman remark. Thanks for the post!

Hot Pants said...

I don't know who I feel sadder for, the Jackson family, the O'Neal family, or the Seattle Six. That video just brought back a whole slew of memories.
This morning on the Today show, they kept talking all serious about MJ. About his life and stuff. They started talking about when he earned the nick name Wacko-Jacko. Then they kept talking about him using the name Wacko-Jacko, but they'd say it all serious and sadly. It made me laugh. I really needed that laugh...

eekareek said...

I feel most saddest for Seattle Six (and the little boys who were inappropriately touched). I wish I could go back to that weekend again and do it over and over like that Ground Hog Day movie.

RIP Mikey

Cristin said...

How would it be to be Farrah Fawcett and have your death trumped by MJ...??? that would totally suck.

solidgold (a.k.a. our family) said...

Of all the people I've talked to about MJ, Sydney was the most heartbroken. Thriller was her favorite and she will defend MJ to anyone anytime, just cuz of that one video! She watches it ALL the time!