It’s been a busy 24 hours of celebrity deaths and as usual, the media is having a field day but you have to wonder where the hell they get their priorities from. I opened up the Sydney Morning Herald website this morning ( as always ) and there is a massive photo of The King of Pop, Michael Jackson being carried away on the stretcher.”Jackson Dead at 50″ and “Jackson’s Broken Heart” jumped off the page at me. Then there are links to reports/photos/videos and “your say”. No doubt there will be an endless outpouring of grief for this icon of music with people from all over the world moaning about the enormity of this loss. They have even set up up an on-line Condolence book. Here is a typical comment from “Tonisha” – Heaven has a fabulous dancer now – I will miss you and your beautiful music. BLECHHHHHHHHHHH
Well.Here is my say. I grew up listening to Michael when he was at his absolute peak. I remember the launch of his album Thriller and it was almost bigger than the first moon walk. It seemed for a time there in the 80s that the top 10 songs on all the charts were all Jackson songs. Then… he just lost it and became a skin whitening, pill popping,milk bathing, child molesting, chimp loving, baby dangling,Diana Ross emulating, Scientological grotesque FREAAAAAAAAAK. But the funny thing about death is, all that will probably be forgotten and Michael will no doubt be remembered as the cute little kid with the affro who became a legend, made billions and saved the world. I guess I will have to put up with a week of front page dissections on the hows and whys of his life. Ho Hum. I think I might leave a comment of my own viz “one more pervert knocking on hells door…..”
Then, below the story about the freak dying there is a much smaller photo and byline about Farrah Fawcett dying. Now THIS is news. The lady that gave every young kid in the 70s hormonal overload and defined the term SEX BOMB has died and she gets a sub story to Michael the Chimp Lover ? WTF ? These newspapers have their heads up their arses. Charlies Angels was a must watch. Who gave a shit about the plot. What was Farrah going to be wearing this week ? Terry Towelling shorts and a plunging t-shirt ? GROAN. All I can say is Ryan O’Neal was one lucky bugger.
Farrah was so hot when you look up Inferno in the Dictionary it says simply ; FARRAH