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Saturday, August 30, 2008

What woud Billy Jean think?

Amid all the current news stories about the Democratic Convention, Sarah Palin as Republican VP Nominee, Hurricane Gustav, etc., there is one milestone story that seems to be lost among the headlines.

Michael Jackson is 50!!! Not that I like him or really care how old he is - but the mini-headline caught my eye and I thought - now, there's something that makes many of us feel really old. I still remember my daughter having a floor-to-ceiling poster of Michael hanging on her wall. The one where he is in his yellow outfit with the white gloves - in the pre-plastic surgery days. You know, before he started looking like Diana Ross. Actually, I used to have a theory that he and Janet Jackson were really the same person. Never saw them together, did you? Kind of like Clark Kent and Superman. But now he's so wasted looking and she is "full figured" so my theory went up in smoke.

And now little Michael is eligible for AARP membership! Time marches on.

6 comments:

DaisyBug said...

It IS sort of freaky isn't it?? Proof that growing old is mandatory, growing up... purely optional, LOL!

Drowsey Monkey said...

God...I remember having his posters on my wall...being in love with him. Kind of set the stage for bad man-choices, LOL.

Desert Diva said...

I kinda feel sorry for him - in a freaky sort of way...

Nikki said...

oh yea Mike turning the big 50...looks like the dirty old man title can work better now! scary kitty! :)N

Chatterness said...

unbelievable....
mj 50?
i remember when he was singing, "I'll be there," and had millions of teeny boppers like myself throwing themselves at him!

Luz said...

Michael is just such an oddity that him now being 50 is just to hard to fathom.