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Old 06-25-2009, 10:48 PM   #51
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Wow. I'm so surprised by this! Like Star Wars, Indiana Jones or Transformers, I grew up with Michael Jackson's music in the 1980's. Too bad he had such a troubled life. I enjoyed his music, though I never could imagine him being 60 or 70 years old.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:15 PM   #52
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But, all I see is two men frolicking through the daisies about agreeing to be happy about someone's death.
I'm not happy about it. I just think it's crazy that this is what the news media, and just about everyone else in America, will think and talk about tonight and tomorrow.

A wrinkly supermodel and a washed-up pop-star die, and all the world's in shock, crying over their two idols.

This is what passes for urgent matters these days.

That cap-and-trade bill the House of Representatives is voting on tomorrow, it doesn't matter. What will it do? Help the environment? Deepen the recession? It just doesn't matter which it does, I suppose, because it didn't write a hit single about monsters.

God help us.

Or somebody.

Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, you know what you'll see on TV? Stories of his life, the details of his autopsy. Did you know that a homicide squad was sent in just because the man is famous? Our tax dollars at work!

Explain to me why that he is so much more important than the thousands of other people who died today? The starving children in Africa? The protesters standing for liberty in Iran? Hmm? What difference in the world did he really make?

I'm not celebrating his death. I just don't care. At all.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:30 PM   #53
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Let him rot...



But I like the moon walk thou...
Maybe he will return as a zombie or something!!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:45 AM   #54
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I'm not happy about it. I just think it's crazy that this is what the news media, and just about everyone else in America, will think and talk about tonight and tomorrow.

A wrinkly supermodel and a washed-up pop-star die, and all the world's in shock, crying over their two idols.

This is what passes for urgent matters these days.

That cap-and-trade bill the House of Representatives is voting on tomorrow, it doesn't matter. What will it do? Help the environment? Deepen the recession? It just doesn't matter which it does, I suppose, because it didn't write a hit single about monsters.

God help us.

Or somebody.

Tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, you know what you'll see on TV? Stories of his life, the details of his autopsy. Did you know that a homicide squad was sent in just because the man is famous? Our tax dollars at work!

Explain to me why that he is so much more important than the thousands of other people who died today? The starving children in Africa? The protesters standing for liberty in Iran? Hmm? What difference in the world did he really make?

I'm not celebrating his death. I just don't care. At all.

I agree for the most part.

But I'm sure somebody will type the exact same thing on a Michael Jackson board somewhere down the line when Harrison Ford dies.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:58 AM   #55
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...when Harrison Ford dies.

That is a sad thought indeed. There will never be a more sobering time at The Raven than when that day hits us.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:40 AM   #56
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Really? Wow!

You guys listened to his/her crap? Ugh!

I don't revel in anyone's death, I'm surprised, but not moved.

Maybe Paul McCartney will get the rights to his music back...he's one guy who's not broken hearted.

Here's your "King"



Hey man back off. Jackson was awesome from when he was a child to the early 90s


and the sad thing is that no one will remember him for Billie Jean,Smooth Criminal, Beat It, and Thriller................. no all the idiots will focus on him being white or molesting children
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:56 AM   #57
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Hey man back off.

Back off what?
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:57 AM   #58
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Hey man back off. Jackson was awesome from when he was a child to the early 90s


and the sad thing is that no one will remember him for Billie Jean,Smooth Criminal, Beat It, and Thriller................. no all the idiots will focus on him being white or molesting children

It seems unlikely that no one will remember him for his work. And it also seems reasonable to remember him for both, really.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:26 AM   #59
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Back off what?


You were calling his music crap and you know dang well it's not crap.


I know you liked Beat It
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #60
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I beat it all the time.

Oh, wait.

Sorry, Nurhachi, I thought this was your old thread.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:31 AM   #61
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Hey man back off. Jackson was awesome from when he was a child to the early 90s


and the sad thing is that no one will remember him for Billie Jean,Smooth Criminal, Beat It, and Thriller................. no all the idiots will focus on him being white or molesting children

Since it seems that's all people can remember right now, I find this statement hard to believe.

I don't really feel anything about his passing, to be honest. I enjoyed some of his music, but wouldn't consider myself a fan. I suppose it's sad that the last decade or so of his life the man was a joke.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:58 AM   #62
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This is surreal. First Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett, now Michael Jackson.

I can't believe it.

sky saxon also died the same day as jackson and fawcett. not that anyone is gonna care...even though he's way cooler than both of them combined.






Sky Saxon of '60s rock band the Seeds dies
By JIM VERTUNO – 9 hours ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sky Saxon, lead singer and founder of the 1960s band the "Seeds," who had a Top 40 hit in 1967 with "Pushin' Too Hard," has died after a brief illness.

Publicist Jen Marchand said Saxon died Thursday but did not have other details. He was in his 60s.

The Seeds sprang up in California, and their garage-band sound with Saxon's distinctive vocals became a favorite of the flower power generation. Another hit single of 1967 was "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" and their song "Mr. Farmer" was included in the soundtrack for the movie "Almost Famous."

The Mick Jagger-influenced vocals by Saxon (born Richard Marsh) dominated the sound and in turn influenced later punk rockers.

"All the bikers around San Diego thought the Seeds were apocalypse, then," famed rock critic Lester Bangs wrote in "The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll." "I recall one hog-ridin' couple ... who didn't take the Seeds' first album off their turntable for three solid months."

Saxon had recently moved to Austin, where he played with his new band, Shapes Have Fangs.

He had been planning to perform this summer with the California '66 Revue, a tour featuring a lineup of California bands from the 1960s.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:09 AM   #63
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no all the idiots will focus on him being white or molesting children


One's reputation is made by what they do just like you're remembered by what you leave behind. The child molestation charges may or may not have been true to any degree, really, I didn't pay much attention. However, his public images are the seeds he sowed.


Goes back to what I said 25 posts behind.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:18 AM   #64
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One's reputation is made by what they do just like you're remembered by what you leave behind. The child molestation charges may or may not have been true to any degree, really, I didn't pay much attention. However, his public images are the seeds he sowed.

The family who accused Michael had no problem accepting his settlement of $27 million.

Everything can be fixed with $.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:38 AM   #65
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For those of us too young to know: was this how if felt when Elvis died..?
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:42 AM   #66
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You were calling his music crap and you know dang well it's not crap.I know you liked Beat It

People tend to believe that other people are just like themselves.

I never bought a single, album, chatchkey,ticket.

Always changed stations...not a fan, face it.


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For those of us too young to know: was this how if felt when Elvis died..?

It was just as crazy obsessive "news worthy" time consuming and stupid. Only difference, he was a bloated pill popper wack job who slept with an underage Priscilla, and he/she was a pill popping wastrel waif who, slept with underage boys and girls.

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Old 06-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #67
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It was just as crazy obsessive "news worthy" time consuming and stupid. Only difference, he was a bloated pill popper wack job who married an underage Priscilla, and he/she was a pill popping wastrel waif who, slept with underage boys and girls.
Farrah Fawcett arrived to the Pearly Gates and St. Peter told her that upon entrance, she could have one wish how to make the world a better place.

Farrah thought for a moment and then said, "I wish that all the children would be safe."

"All right... just hold on a couple of hours, I think we can arrange that."


You may find it a little unappropiate, but admit it, you still found it funny.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:20 AM   #68
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Farrah Fawcett arrived to the Pearly Gates and St. Peter told her that upon entrance, she could have one wish how to make the world a better place.

Farrah thought for a moment and then said, "I wish that all the children would be safe."

"All right... just hold on a couple of hours, I think we can arrange that."


You may find it a little unappropiate, but admit it, you still found it funny.

Yes. That was funny.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #69
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This is the epitome of class...

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, who recorded with Jackson before they had a falling out over ownership of the Beatles catalogue, said his prayers went to Jackson’s family and fans.

“It’s so sad and shocking,” he said. “I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy-man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.”


...and yeah it was funny.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:25 PM   #70
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So far out of all the people I know I'm the only one who gives a crap abut him dying most of my friends are like good I'm glad the perv is dead -_-


But yet most of them hold Jimi Hendrix in high regard and he was a low life druggie.


But he was the best at what he did
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:29 PM   #71
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But yet most of them hold Jimi Hendrix in high regard and he was a low life druggie.


“When the autopsy comes, all hell’s going to break loose, so thank God we’re celebrating him now,” Liza Minnelli told CBS’ “The Early Show” by telephone.


Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and a family friend, said Friday he had been concerned about Jackson’s use of painkillers and had warned the singer’s family about possible abuse.

Low life druggie...


Did you ever apologize to IndyWolf about your Manny/Phillies rant?


J.C. Romero ring any bells?
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #72
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“When the autopsy comes, all hell’s going to break loose, so thank God we’re celebrating him now,” Liza Minnelli told CBS’ “The Early Show” by telephone.


Brian Oxman, a former Jackson attorney and a family friend, said Friday he had been concerned about Jackson’s use of painkillers and had warned the singer’s family about possible abuse.

Low life druggie...


Did you ever apologize to IndyWolf about your Manny/Phillies rant?


J.C. Romero ring any bells?


Why would I apologise I hate the Dodgers
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #73
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All conflict aside,He made great music
and danced like no other,his death will
go right next to Elvis and Lennon's.
Another dead music legend.


R.I.P
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:22 PM   #74
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TMZ is streaming the 911 call.

http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/062609_michael_2.mp3
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:25 PM   #75
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Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg was more specific in his praise. “Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson,” Spielberg told Entertainment Weekly.


That's funny, Chuck Berry is still alive...

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*not my work...

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