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 Post subject: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Just announced. Heart attack at 50.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:47 pm 
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I am shocked.

Heart attack?

Wow.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:48 pm 
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TMZ is the only one who is reporting this.

I just flipped the TV to CNN to see if they'll confirm this.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Wow.

I'm not seeing that he's died, just that he's been rushed to an LA hospital. So far.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:49 pm 
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CNN sent me an email saying he suffered a cardiac arrest. No details about dying.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Nothing on CNN about him being dead yet......

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Nothing on CNN about him being dead yet......

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HLN says he wasn't breathing when the ambulance arrived.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
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My local station (NBC affiliate) announced it a few minutes ago. But nothing online yet, except for, as Nelly mentioned, TMZ.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Jeez effing Louise.

As in "this is too many death notices", that's all. Nothing more meant at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:59 pm 
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My mom called and said they broke in on the radio station she was listening to to announce he was dead.... of course, they could just be hearing the same source as VaDame....

I have a feeling he's probably a goner though.....

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:23 pm 
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For me, this does not have the same impact, but I bet for many it has the same impact as me hearing over the radio "The King is dead. More after this." on Aug. 16, 1977.

I remember exactly what I was doing:driving home from College Station after dropping my stuff off at my apartment prior to starting my first semester at college. I was barely out of town when the news came.

This, my wife called to tell me.

The announcement of Elvis' death had a greater impact to me probably because I saw him in concert in March of that same year. I never saw Michael in concert.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:25 pm 
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L.A. Times has confirmed that he has died.

Wow. Just... wow.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:25 pm 
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Local news here is reporting that he is in a coma.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:25 pm 
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Definitely dead.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Just confirmed.

Wow.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:29 pm 
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Wow, indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
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Local news here is reporting that he is in a coma.

Like the Norwegian Blue?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:30 pm 
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I used to be the biggest MJ fan around, before he got too freaked out.

Still loved all his music, though.

At age 16, mom & dad took us to see the Jackson Five in Vegas. Dad tipped the Maitre d, and we sat next to the stage. Toward the end of the show, they all picked out girls from the audience to come up on stage to dance. I was once of them; Michael picked me. Then the curtain closed and all of a sudden I was backstage with him. It was awkward and we had nothing to say to each other, but an experience I'll always remember, that's for sure. Also saw him perform as a solo act.

Wonder who's gonna take care of his kids.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:42 pm 
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The Seventies and the Eighties took big hits today. :(
I'm remembering Lewis Grizzard, Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:54 pm 
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After Ed McMahon and Farrah, I wondered who would be the 3rd one. I never expected this though. I had heard last weekend that Walter Cronkite was on his way out so figured he would be the third.

Jeez Louise is right. Those poor kids.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:57 pm 
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My thoughts: The world has one less convicted child molester in it. So long, Mofo.

And don't give me he was a genius BS. It's just a crying shame he made his way out on the same day that someone worth grieving for also departed. I do so hope the networks do not let this overshadow Farrah's death.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
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My thoughts: The world has one less convicted child molester in it. So long, Mofo.


I thought he wasn't convicted. :?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
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My thoughts: The world has one less convicted child molester in it. So long, Mofo.

And don't give me he was a genius BS. It's just a crying shame he made his way out on the same day that someone worth grieving for also departed. I do so hope the networks do not let this overshadow Farrah's death.

He's got kids.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Unbelievable.

When we heard Ed McMahon had passed, it was a mild surprise, but not shocking. The man was in his mid-80's after all. When we heard Farrah passed this morning, noone in the office was surprised. Her battle had been very public. So the first reaction was, "ok, Ed, Farrah,...who's the 3rd celebrity to round out the 3-celebrity death rule?".

I feel very confident that NOONE saw this one coming. Definitely a "Holy Crap" moment.

I can't say I had a great deal of respect for what he had become (or "allegedly" became..), but there is no denying that he was a phenominal talent. Right from the get-go, too, as "I Want You Back" is an incredibly confident and soulful performance from a very very young boy. very gifted.

Quite a shock.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Michael Jackson
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:03 pm 
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clem21 wrote:
DevilKitty100 wrote:
My thoughts: The world has one less convicted child molester in it. So long, Mofo.

And don't give me he was a genius BS. It's just a crying shame he made his way out on the same day that someone worth grieving for also departed. I do so hope the networks do not let this overshadow Farrah's death.

He's got kids.


Yes, and maybe now they will have somewhat of a chance at at semi-normal life.


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