Never a big fan of MJ myself, his death again shows our culture in all its glory. A few examples:
- C’mon, Michael, aren’t you carrying this stunt a bit too far?
- Of course, the news almost brought that interweb thingy and Twitter to their knees.
- You know even you wondered about this: A legal scramble over Michael Jackson’s estate? After all, even the Wall Street Journal is wondering, asking more bluntly, What is Michael Jackson’s Estate Worth?. (My related question: Will McCartney and/or Ringo get back the Beatles catalog?)
- Or how about this one: Michael Jackson’s Death – Who will be defendants in family lawsuit.
One of my thoughts yesterday was how this would overwhelm the news of Farrah Fawcett’s death. As I think about it, though, maybe that’s to the benefit of her and her loved ones, who may be able to lay her to rest with a bit less of the intrusive media eye.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Michael Jackson, speech at Oxford Union, March 6, 2001