Voting Present vs. Having Skin in the Game | Main | State Records: Sanford's Love-Jaunts Cost Taxpayers $9,000; 50% Want Him to Resign
June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson Dies; Now Confirmed by LAT and AP
Geraldo the Dick: Pills Were Involved

Pills? A commenter tells me that Geraldo says pills may have been/are involved.

This is sorta, um, nothing, at least for now. I don't think there is much doubt that Michael Jackson was taking pills. So pills are "involved" in the sense they're in his system.

Whether or not pills are actually the cause of death is very much in doubt. Geraldo's insinuation may or may not be correct, but he's such a garbage-eater that I have to imagine he heard something about "pills" and just rushed his non-scoop on to the air, vaguely insinuating much more of a story than he actually has.

I pretty much don't believe anything Geraldo Rivera says.
...

Earlier reports said he'd suffered a heart attack and wasn't breathing when EMT responded.

Now TMZ says he's dead.

Update: Commenters say the LA Times reports he's not dead, but in a coma.

Pop star Michael Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times.

I don't know if the LATimes is behind or TMZ jumped the gun on shaky confirmation.

No, He's Dead: LATimes has now updated. "Michael Jackson is Dead," their post is now headlined.

AP and LAT say he was pronounced dead 16 minutes ago, 3:15 Pacific, 6:15 Eastern.

He is survived by his three children, Prince Michael Jackson, "Blanket," and, um, I don't know his other kid's name. "Spatula," maybe. "Soup Tureen." Some other common household item, I'd imagine.

One of His Better Later Songs: To say Jackson peaked with Off the Wall or Thriller would be something of an understatement. Thriller was so enormous (virtually every song on it actually was a radio hit and charted), it's kinda unfair to expect any sort of repeat performance, either in terms of actual quality or commercial success.

Still: One can't help but notice that he merely failed to recapture the success of Thriller (a stone-cold impossibiility, to be fair), but in fact barely managed to make any decent songs at all after that.

So, to be nice, I'll note one of his few good post-Thriller songs. He did manage some good work here and there, amidst the overhyped, overproduced, underwhelming songs that were forced on us by his pull with MTV and radio stations.

I mean, that one with Eddie Murphy in the video? What the hell was that? Why was that song forced on me so much I know most of the lyrics despite hating it?

But okay, here's one of the good ones.

Oh, Lord: Not to be a dick, but you do realize the camera-loving LaToya Jackson is now going to be on cable news 24/7.



Peaked Even Earlier? Okay, some people argue that the Jackson 5 was better than Michael Jackson, solo, ever was.

I don't know about that. I only know a few of those old songs. "I Want You Back" is three minutes of recorded joyousness.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:46 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
teej: "Heh. Chemistry. What I'm doing now, Pb stands f ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "Looking forward to it, teej. May all your gro ..."

teej: "Sweet. And fair warning, they aren't going to sou ..."

Eromero: "And it's butter coffee! That makes it a good morni ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "Na / K alloy. Sheesh. I should have taken typi ..."

Skip: "Finally some coffee ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "The Political Hat What a crazy video. I'd nev ..."

Jean: "Bonsai as the key to Japanese culture - careful cu ..."

ThePrimordialOrderedPair: "[i]This asphalt sealing/paving thing is a classic. ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "Teej Will do. ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u]: " Geez, Jim, your very own "I am Ted Kaczynski's b ..."

NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s]: "GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter Life is good ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64