It’s Still Michael Jackson!

While watching this footage, I realized something profound: even after all of the crazy stuff Michael Jackson has said/done/been accused of over the years, I still would have been one of those folks in the front row with a camera had I been anywhere near the vicinity of that press conference! I mean, it’s still Michael Jackson! Despite the fact that he now looks like the bastard child of Skeletor and Joan Crawford, he’s still riding high on cool points he earned up until the late 80’s when things started to fall apart.

I sometimes wish to myself that Michael Jackson is going to hold a press conference one day, and shock everyone by walking onstage as a black man again! He could wear the same glitter suit, white glove and jheri curl from the Off The Wall/Thriller era, and I wouldn’t even make any jokes. It would be worth it just to hear Mike say “Aaaahhh HAAAAA! I was just fooling y’all! Those was jokes” to an awkward silence from the crowd. Anything to see him go back to this Mike instead of this one.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe that makes me a dreamer. Still…All great movements start with one. So for you, Michael I’m hoping that my black pride rubs off on you through this entry. “I’m gonna make that change….Shamm-on! *ManInTheMirror…Gonna make that change today, WHOOOOO! You got to start with your-self! You know it, you know it, you know….CHAAAAAAAANGE!!!

Make that change, Mike. Make that change…

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6 Responses to “It’s Still Michael Jackson!”

  1. Bangs and a Bun 06. Mar, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    Damnit – now I’m gonna have to bust out some Man in the Mirror and get down.

  2. The Common Share 06. Mar, 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    I can’t believe I used to practice kissing on the poster in my bedroom. He had on a pale yellow, v-necked sweater, with the white shirt and a brooch. His Jheri-curl was all slicked back except for that one loose curl that fell across his brow. He would stare me dead in the yeye before I glued my tweeny-bopper lips to his glossy paper face. Now, I would run screaming from that Cypt-keeper/Cruella de Ville/Edward Scissorhands madness. SMDH!!

  3. Wonderlove 06. Mar, 2009 at 2:33 pm #


  4. The Common Share 06. Mar, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    OMG!! OMG!! I found it:

    How could I have forgotten the yellow bowtie. I almost kissed my computer screen for old time’s sake.

  5. Miss Behave 06. Mar, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    Okay, am I the only one who was trippin’ at how deep his voice was? I had to do a double-take when I heard his voice!

  6. ListenToLeon 06. Mar, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    @ The Common Share, my aunt used to have that exact same poster up in her bedroom! She denies it now though!

    @ Miss Behave, I noticed that, too. Mike is probably getting tired of doing that “soft-spoken” bullsh*t

    @ Bangs and a Bun, listening to MJ after seeing the clip is what inspired me to write this.

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