Monday, June 29, 2009

"THAT'S Michael Jackson??"

Says my son, incredulous, on seeing the video in the last post. He'd only ever seen "Bad" and "Beat It" (as introductions to "Fat" and "Eat It"*).

"That doesn't LOOK like Michael Jackson".

No, my son, it doesn't look like the Michael Jackson you've seen in the later videos. Alas. Michael Jackson was a prime example of a person who seemed to have everything, but hated what he saw in the mirror everyday.

*Weird Al gets a lot of play time at our house. Firstly, I think he's brilliant, and secondly, there's a video of "Yoda" using Lego figures...and that's a combination that's hard to beat.


Ramblin' Red said...

Re: MJ - no kidding. Hopefully he's at peace now.

Re: Weird Al - yes, I think he is brilliant also. Oddly enough I married a man with similar talents....Did I ever tell the story on my blog about Punkinhead parodying Hey There Delilah at Lowes a couple of years ago? Out of nowhere, he decides to announce via singing, "Ohhhhhhh I just have to peeeeeeee, oooooh I just have to pee," as the song was playing over head. Gets it from his father. Makes me laugh.

kathy a. said...

my kids are quite a bit older, and they can't believe the early MJ, either.

the weird al + lego video = brilliant!