Sunday, April 1, 2007

Well, THAT Ought to Do It!

According to dotmusic, Michael Jackson’s planning on building a 50 foot robotic version of himself that will traverse the desert outside Las Vegas firing laser beams from its eyes.

According to the Yahoo music site, “Michael Jackson is in discussions about creating a 50-foot robotic replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas desert, according to reports.

“The pop legend is currently understood to be living in the city, as he considers making a comeback after 2004's turbulent child sex case.”

See? It’s ideas like this that make Michael Jackson the “King of Pop!” Still, child-sex charges are only ONE of the things Michael Jackson has to make a comeback from. Sure, there’s that out in the forefront, followed by the skin bleaching, the plastic surgery addiction and the eerie Elizabeth Taylor/Dianna Ross adoration.

MJ is rightfully proud of the idea, exclaiming, "It would be in the desert sands. Laser beams would shoot out of it so it would be the first thing people flying in would see."
Somehow I still can’t help thinking that the idea may not be all that well thought-out. I mean it’s hard to figure how trying to make a “comeback from child sex charges” by building something guaranteed to scare children everywhere shitless, makes a lot of sense.

I guess I'm just a natural skeptic when it comes to 50 foot celebrity robotic replicas and all.


Dan O. said...

IF I hadn't heard this prior to the weekend, seeing the date of your post would have made me think you were jerking our collective chain.

How sad that this isn't a joke...well then again, it is!

And maybe even sadder is that this man, like O.J. before him, found 'not guilty due to celebrity' will actually still attract an audience.

Why are celebrities (and athletes for that matter) aloud to get away with such nonsense? Their talent, for purposes of advancing or at the least sustaining mankind, is minor and so limited. Yet they are paid and treated better than anyone with real purpose and who actually perform redeeming jobs. i.e., almost any other occupation.

JMK said...

I think the fact that he can still attract an audience says a lot, but that's always been the case.

We've put athletes and other entertainers above the law because of their "talents."

In a lot of ways that says something about us, as well.

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