Definitely have mixed feelings about Michael Jackson's death. Yes, yes I know he was a music icon and revolutionized R&B, but the dude was mega-creepy. I didn't wish death on him or anything, but after 10 years of creeping me out, I'm not going to pretend like my world is collapsing either. The news and every commentator out there railed him when those incidents with kids kept happening, but now when he dies, everyone is sad and they raise him up on this pedestal as some kind of hero. So let's send the dude off in proper fashion and be honest with ourselves about his legacy. Just because someone dies doesn't change who they were or what they did. There are a few things I know for sure about Michael Jackson:
1. Amazing dance skills. Who hasn't ever tried to Moonwalk? The guy set the standard.
2. Great singer. His older stuff was great.
3. He was obviouslly a very confused and disturbed individual that didn't like being a man, being black, or his nose. He hated his nose and holds the world record for most back-to-back nose procedures in one sitting. By the end of his life he looked like some kind of pale white femaleish terrifying ghoul.
4. The public might never know for sure whether or not he molested those kids, but I'll tell you one thing, usually people who don't molest kids don't get accused of molesting kids. I don't molest kids, and it's weird how I've never been accused of molesting kids. I don't think he was an evil man that wanted to hurt them, he just loved kids too much. And in this country that is illegal sir.
5. He really mastered the debt as an effective wealth building strategy technique. I mean look at all of the crap he bought over the years and the lifestyle he lived...and it worked out pretty well for him. He dies and his debt just gets battled over in court, what does he care, he's not even here anymore and he lived like royalty for most of his life. But it was a pretty crappy thing to do for his kids. I'm pretty sure there won't be any inheritance left. But hey, at least they'll probably get a few free slots on the VH1 specials about their dad.