Saturday, June 27, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON: I'M A FAN

Today I went to Costco and on a Saturday, my nerves were already shot but it was a necessity that I had to do. After getting a few things and wanting to ram every person with my cart, I wanted a churro. Here comes some ADHD...What is it about people and those freaking free samples? Are they there for their lunch or dinner? People act like they are gonna die if they don't get their nickel sized piece of bagel dog. I wouldn't touch that freaking food, its prepared by goodness knows who and those old ladies are rude as hell. I know there is economic downturn, but good HELL, people are such huge free-loaders! They may as well be standing outside in the road with a piece of cardboard box that says "will stand in line for hours for free samples". Its no different than "will work for food". Everybody knows they are not willing to work for food, just as no person taking a free sample is gonna buy said item...freaking cousin Eddie's! As I was saying, I was waiting in the long, long line for a churro and an old man behind me decided to be Mr. Chit Chat. This always happens to me. If there is a lonely dirty old man around he will undoubtedly find me and attach himself to me like a moth to a flame. He started talking about the current world we live in and how different it is for kids blah blah blah. So I humored and said yes it is different and continued with how I am getting old and am feeling it since all the icons from when I grew up pretty much all died in one day. I was of course being sarcastic, since there are still plenty of living icons from the 70's and 80's. He said, who? Michael Jackson? An icon? No way. Now this man was at least 20 years older than me and was acting like we were kindred spirits growing up in the same decade. Whatever. So I said well, he was pretty huge when I was a kid. He said, no he was only famous for a while, and then turned into a weirdo. He said some other choice things, but I tuned him out like a man watching football.
I am not sure what rock this dude climbed under during the last 30 years, but he was either in a coma or addicted to porn for the last 3 decades because Michael was the biggest entertainer of my generation in my opinion and had he not gone totally Jacko, he maybe could have surpassed Elvis. Just sayin'. I was irritated. Probably because I had to have a conversation with some stupid old fart who likes to trash on dead people. So I grabbed my churro and left as fast as I could.
I sure hope God is not as harsh a judge as we humans tend to be. I suspect he won't be. I think we judge each other with a much sharper tongue than God ever would. Why is that? Has our society grown so cold that our compassion towards each other is nothing but angry darts of glee when tragedy strikes? Is this what makes us feel better about ourselves? Do we really thrive on National Enquirer and gossip type news? Americans are really in the toilet. It's time to flush that part of our culture.
This is a bit off topic but bear with me...I have to admit, I am not a big FOX News fan right now. It has turned into very little news and huge amounts of conservative bitching and moaning. It is nauseating! Can I hear some freaking news without commentary already!? Can I get some cheese with that Whine, whine, whine!? I can barely stomach Sean Hannity, Mike Suckabee and yes, even Glenn Beck. I don't like entertainment politico's and avoid watching them so that I can have my own fresh look at politics without their inflamed and alarmist B.S. I don't need their down your throat ideology. I bring this up because I wanted to watch some news coverage on Michael Jackson's death. Bill O' Reilly was on and Laura Ingram was sitting in for Bill. Can I just say that I can't stand her. She is and always will be a sanctimonious bitch. Fine, if you want to take me off of your blog link for saying that go ahead, but she sucks as a radio host and a television host. She thinks she is better than everyone and she makes me scream when I watch her or listen to her, therefore, I don't. All I heard about Michael was his dangling his baby out the window, plastic surgery, molestation charges and how broke he was. LIKE we haven't all lived through IT ALL. The tragedy of watching an amazingly talented man fall like a meteorite into infamy is something we have all LIVED through and watched. I don't need a recap! What was even more annoying was the giddiness in Laura's voice as she reported all the Michael trash. AAAAAHHHHH!! I am so done with the trash on Michael fest!
Who hasn't wanted to take Michael by the hand and guide him into a world of contentment without fame and fortune. Like Britney, like Heath, he lived a life of fame addiction and I refuse to focus on the tragedy we have watched for the last decade or more. I love the old Michael and that is who I mourn. I was a huge Michael Jackson fan. Off the Wall was the first record I ever purchased with my own money. I bought all of them up to the Dangerous album. My son has grown up on his music. I think his life is a Shakespearean tragedy. I don't know the behind the scenes details of his life, I only know what the media has portrayed. I wish he would have had a better support system. Many people have failed him and mostly the media and his family. No one can say for sure whether he was a child molester or not...any parent that takes money in place of justice for their child, is lying. If someone touched my child, prison or castration is the ONLY option for the bastard. No amount of money would keep him from either one.
I am tired of the negative coverage. Let the man die with dignity. Throw on some Michael tunes and shake your body down to the ground. There will never be anyone again with his star power because people today are not creative enough. They are only imposter's who copy the entertainment pioneers of the past. There is no originality in today's music industry. Michael's death saddens me because its a story of what might have been and what is, we can never change. So I choose the good part of Michael, and I like it that way. I hope I get the same treatment when I am six feet under. RIP Michael. I'm a fan! Like a perfect flower that's just beyond your reach, gone too soon...

23 comments:

sue said...

wow, I'm shocked but truely understand your anger towards Fox and their "newsmen and women". I want to remember Michael as he was in the 80's, his most handsome look and his best music. He was abused by his father, mentally and physically, and it affected his whole life. His story is tragic to say the least. RIP Michael...

Sandi said...

I, of course, am from the Elvis and Ricky Nelson generation. However my daughter had an almost full-sized poster of MJ in his white and gold suit. He was such a talent and it's a shame that his life over the past few years was so bizarre that it overshadowed that.

On another note, I was at Costco one day and a family actually put bibs on their kids so they could make the rounds of the free samples!

As for Fox News, the only time I see it is clips on Jon Stewart. Is Laura that cross-eyed blonde bimbo! Wow, she is one scary lady - right up there with Suze Orman. I understand people don't like Obama, but when they over-zealously condemn everything and never agree with anything, it becomes almost comical and certainly not credible. Then, of course, there's Rush saying that the FDA pulled that nose spray because of some type of demonic Democratic influence. Pleeeaaassseee!!

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namaste said...

oh nik, this is THE BEST tribute i've read to MJ! and believe me i've been searching. i grew up watching him also and he was most certainly an ICON. and i am saddened that his life ended as it did, especially the last 15 years. like you, i will always love, cherish, and remember the old michael. thanks for writing this beautiful tribute.

Larry Durham said...

MJ was a super talent. I'm the same age as he is and I remember him as a good looking little boy that could sing and dance his ass off. That's the Michael I'll mourn. It's tragic that he died so young, but I don't feel sorry for him. Despite all that stuff about his crappy childhood and the various leeches that he allowed in his life, Jackson had it all. He had an ability that millions would give up a testicle to have; yet, he choose flamboyancy...and a morbid excess that sometimes overshadowed his "talent". I'm not knocking MJ for being strange, celebs often are, but the surgeries and the preoccupation with little boys couldn't help but raise some eyebrows (the whole "Neverland" concept is all pretty bizarro stuff). Had he stuck to his God given talents, the media would be celebrating his remarkable skill as an entertainer more, and his self destructive proclivities less. RIP...at last Michael.

Donald Douglas said...

Awesome post! Thanks for sharing, and for the good laugh!

It's Me said...

Nikki, I loved MJ too. Every single song he sang starting in 1969 brings back special memories for me. I'm not a judge or a jury, therefore, I won't comment on any allegations. I just know that he was acquitted by a jury. Michael was HUGE and there are millions more people that love him than don't. My son and I have spent days on you tube watching all his music videos. RIP Michael.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you hit all my raw nerves in one post. Damn. I have avoided Fox this week. I don't want a rerun of MJ's sorry ass life. Genius, hell yead. Picking out the juicy bits of vomit and call that commentary on his life...man get lost. Along with vicious old ladies and people who will kill for nickel size samples. Excellent POST!

Nikki said...

Anonymous, You called me DUDE which makes me think I know you...do I? Thanks for the kudos! :)N

Stanley DeWalt said...

Michael's doctors are partly responsible, they need to be in locked up. Instead of injecting him with drugs, they should have forced him into rehab, or gone public. Why didn't they do this? they wanted the money and fame of being a star doctor. They violated their hypocratic oath. They violated their ethics. They killed, instead of healed. If there was one ounce of goodness or nobility in any of these doctors, we could be enjoying a healthy energetic Michael Jackson. He was the best talent. Rest in Peace. I hope he really was just an innocent child. Let God Judge

Anonymous said...

Nikki, get over your hatred of Laura Ingraham, she comes across as arrogant, big deal, so do most if not all news reporters. Bill Oreilly, is not arrogant? please, the lecher-con, or loofah boy is not arrogant? ha ha. Sean Vannity is not arrogant? ha ha. Bill got the name leprachon because of his Irish heritage, then loofah boy because of his use of a loofah in the shower on an employee. Then lech, because of his paying off his employee to keep her silent about his sexcapades, and his near nudity on his show alot. hence "lecher-con" but just because we find fault doesn't mean, they don't say some good things.

Nikki said...

anonymous, I don't have to get over anything, especially my dislike of retarded entertainers...I can hate whoever I want. No offense, but I can like or dislike any freaking celebrity I choose to. Its America and if I want to pee on a picture of Barack Obama I can. Just sayin' :)N

Anonymous said...

Fine, it comes across as sexist, if the only one you don't like is a woman, we all know that women are the biggest woman haters. I am just saying, your criticisms of her could be applied to all of the talk hosts, so you come across as petty or sexist or both.

Nikki said...

Anonymous, then I guess since I mentioned Mike Suckabee and Sean Hannity I should be off the hook. I fail to see why I should have to bow to some sort of criticism affirmative action law as to not look "sexist". Laura was the show I happened to watch that night so why should I spread the criticism equality around to the other man tools. No thanks, I would rather not guard my speech in order to satisfy the equality critics such as yourself. Call me a sexist I don't give a damn, I don't like Laura Ingram, though a woman criticizing a woman is a bitch and not a sexist. And I am fine with that label too. :)N

Anonymous said...

I love having critique police! Criticize equally or you are a sexist. ridiculous. You forgot that she should include the homo's and fat people. If one person gets it they all should get it. please.

Stanley DeWalt said...

Ok so you don't like laura ingraham, so what, I liker her, yes so she is arrogant, but you have to be in her business. So her voice is a little whiny, so what? She does some good for the conservative cause doesn't she? of course. I guess I am asking what you don'tlike about her, I don't listen much to her, she is not as interesting as others. But she has her place, just like vannity, suckabee, hush bimbo, and loofah boy. So what is your problem with her? educate me, I am your pupil. besides that she is sanctimonious, aren't all of them? sanctimonious/arrogant?

Stanley DeWalt said...

I really don't like people that make fun of fat people, homos, old people or the retarded. by the way

Nikki said...

Stanley, I don't like her and I don't have to have a reason. :)N

Anonymous said...

Just as I thought, I was right after all, you are jealous of her, you don't like women in general. This makes you human and petty. ha ha

Nikki said...

Jason, whatever. read the premise of my blog...sarcastic and in your face.

Anonymous said...

Sorry if I came across a little petty myself. any who, you go girl, go be as sarcastic as you want to! I was going to ask you what you have against huckabee, I find suckabee a little too degrading, even for your blog. but of course, I will be told its none of my business.

Nikki said...

Jason, the whole premise of my blog is to be degrading. I am here to make people think. Stop taking me so seriously, you don't have to be daddy do good around here. Mike Suckabee is a liar. He is anti-Mormon. He hates Mitt Romney not because he is a rival but because he hates Mormons. During the 08 Republican primary Mike made a crack about Mormons believing that Christ is Satan's brother (please do not get into a religious discussion over that) but he then said he knew nothing about Mormonism. Then all over the Salt Lake news was a report about Mike Suckabee coming to Salt Lake in 1996 with a bunch of Baptists who were making a mass infestation of Salt Lake to do missionary work against the Mormons. Mike was a key note speaker at the Salt Palace Convention Center during that effort at the time and spoke about guess what, Mormonism. A lot of evangelicals are anti-Mormon and preach against our church in their church's...I do not like him, he is a liar. :)N

Jason Clark said...

I just read your response now, I guess I missed it weeks ago. Thank you for enlightening me. If huckabee is a religious bigot, against mormons, then I guess suckabee is appropriate.

The you don't have to be daddy do good around here, I like that line, very funny, did you come up with it yourself?

I am just going to be me, and if that makes me an angel sometimes and a devil sometimes so be it, I don't give a rats ass.

Final word on michael Jaskson. I showed him respect at the time of his death. see my entry above. But now its time to clear the record. He will forevever be known as Michael Jackass. Have a genious and have an idiot. He let himself be inappropriate with little boys. He let himself be a drug addict. He made immature, childish music, for the most part. Appealling to teenagers without brains, with worts and pimples, (nikki, melissa, etc.) He will always be known as MIchael Jackass Its hard to imagine a bigger fool, a more brazen clown. A more tragic figure. A more childish adult. I went out with Melissa Vincent at the time his moon walk came out. I could tell he was a same sex loving child lover. I said it at the time in 83, Melissa V. said "I want to have his baby" I thought, god girls are idiots, she doesn't even know he does not like girls.