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Mr.Nipples
06-30-2009, 05:18 PM
I'm thinking of making the drive down since there will be a public viewing of his corpse, and that's something i HAVE to see...


anyone going?

Ardentbiscuit
06-30-2009, 05:23 PM
A bunch of my co-workers are organizing something. I don't know if they care. They just like to visit large chaotic events.

Last event they attended was the Lakers victory parade.

Wheres the beef?
06-30-2009, 05:25 PM
We should all do a bunch of psychadelics and go.

Sleepingrock
06-30-2009, 05:26 PM
Lol

Geno_g
06-30-2009, 05:26 PM
I would be down, wish it was saturday, we could follow it with fireworks, win...

stuporfly
06-30-2009, 05:29 PM
I'm just gonna stay home and rub one out to Jonas on the Disney Channel in loving tribute.

stuporfly
06-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Also, I'm worried about how Rockwell is dealing with this. Where does Rockwell go from here? Will Rockwell go to Neverland to pay his respects? Did anyone think to put him on suicide watch?

Mr.Nipples
06-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Did anyone think to put him on suicide watch?

don't worry, someone is watching him

captncrzy
06-30-2009, 05:43 PM
I'll give you $50 for a picture of you pulling on his nose

PassiveTheory
06-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Michael Jackson Acid Test?

suprefan
06-30-2009, 06:00 PM
I'll give you $50 for a picture of you pulling on his nose

I think it would fall off.

faxman75
06-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Get rail Chris! Fuck those other psychos, get us a good shot.

stuporfly
06-30-2009, 06:18 PM
don't worry, someone is watching him

Well played, sir.

obzen
06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
i will be en route thursday night

suprefan
06-30-2009, 07:11 PM
Get rail Chris! Fuck those other psychos, get us a good shot.

Im already in line, whats wrong with you.

Cdubby
06-30-2009, 07:16 PM
roadtrip? pick me up at the harris ranch exit off the I-5 please, thanks.

unitedwestand
06-30-2009, 07:26 PM
jesus u people are losers

PotVsKtl
06-30-2009, 07:58 PM
I think it would fall off.

I think the majority of us were under the impression the dead man would be lying down. But good joke.

Geno_g
06-30-2009, 09:04 PM
roadtrip? pick me up at the harris ranch exit off the I-5 please, thanks.

It's on, that would be great a boardie dead MJ viewing, epic, what if it was all a joke and he jumped out and started his tour...

tessalasset
06-30-2009, 09:08 PM
i was about to say what about your jobs, people? and then i realized we have the day off for independence day. i might have to check this out.

hawkingvsreeve
06-30-2009, 09:40 PM
I'm off that day as well...

**NaNcY**
06-30-2009, 09:49 PM
im off every friday so... im going to NEVERLAND RANCH on friday before sunrise. i love driving! and i love MJ!
if anyone wants to go with me let me knw...

JustSteve
06-30-2009, 09:51 PM
we have friends in the area of neverland and letters have been sent to all residents warning of the impending chaos. they are expecting hundreds of thousands of people, so fuck that.

i went up for the ronald reagan viewing a few years ago and it was a very special time. was watching the news at 11 at night here in newport and said "what the hell" and jumped in my car and drove up to the valley to be a part of it. got to the college/staging area around 12:30am where we had to wait for buses. proceeded to walk in a huge circle around the campus for about 8 hours...8 fricken' hours of non-stop standing/moving... and as the sun began to come up it was my turn to hop on a bus for the ride up to the presidential library. to this day it is one of the most rewarding things i have done in life. just a special time to be with that mass of humanity for so long all so we could spend a few seconds walking by a flag draped casket to pay our respects. i have the card they gave out framed on my wall.

frazzles
07-01-2009, 03:17 AM
I read on CNN a couple of minutes ago that fucking reporters are already setting up shop...-_-

fatbastard
07-01-2009, 05:04 AM
8 hours of Michael Jackson commentary from Mr. Nipples would well be worth the trip.

captncrzy
07-01-2009, 05:35 AM
I agree. Somebody go with him and take a camera. He can debut it next year at Sundance.

"Mr. Nipples Goes to Neverland"

tessalasset
07-01-2009, 07:37 AM
we have friends in the area of neverland and letters have been sent to all residents warning of the impending chaos. they are expecting hundreds of thousands of people, so fuck that.

oohhhhkay nevermind.

whynotsmile99
07-01-2009, 07:51 AM
that entire town is just going to a massive disaster area. Only 1000 live in Los Olivos. I'm off Friday too and was almost contemplating it, but seriously, I can imagine the traffic being a total cluster fuck. Never mind the people going up to spend the long weekend in Ventura/SB. Don't forget the 101 towards Santa Barbara is only two lanes. (maybe 3?) and I'm sure you'd be parking miles and miles away

if that global celebration of MJ happens I'm all over that though.

I'm watching a Pitchmen marathon today and would probably go to a public viewing of Billy Mayes if that ever came to pass

obzen
07-01-2009, 07:53 AM
im still going

amyzzz
07-01-2009, 09:07 AM
Another reason to curse my employer for not giving us that day off.

chairmenmeow47
07-01-2009, 09:30 AM
anyone who goes needs to take pics with people in line. damnit, i wish i wasn't moving this weekend cause i totally have friday off.

TomAz
07-01-2009, 09:41 AM
also anyone who goes needs to take pics of the traffic deadlocked on the freeway getting there. Bonus points for boiling radiators, flat tires, and people sleeping on the side of the road.

BROKENDOLL
07-01-2009, 10:01 AM
And once that traffic is deadlocked, have a MJ lookalike driving away from Neverland in the opposite direction!

higgybaby23
07-01-2009, 10:04 AM
And once that traffic is deadlocked, have a MJ lookalike driving away from Neverland in the opposite direction!

Perhaps your best idea yet!

Blinken
07-01-2009, 10:23 AM
We should all do a bunch of psychadelics and go.

I like the way you think. :thu

hawkingvsreeve
07-01-2009, 10:38 AM
Tessa. Let's do this. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31685979/ns/entertainment-music/)

tessalasset
07-01-2009, 10:55 AM
hmmmm i wonder where it would be. this makes it much more appealing.

hawkingvsreeve
07-01-2009, 11:04 AM
I will drive up if you wanna go. This is History (pun intended).

frazzles
07-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Looks like no one is seeing anything (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/01/jackson.wrap/index.html)

Mr.Nipples
07-01-2009, 01:43 PM
god damned dead asshole fucking up my weekend plans. thanks.

fatbastard
07-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Pre-Sale Funeral Code?

suprefan
07-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Jesus Juice

JustSteve
07-01-2009, 03:37 PM
Blanket

suprefan
07-01-2009, 03:50 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2508332/The-conspiracy-theories-that-say-Michael-Jackson-is-still-alive.html

hawkingvsreeve
07-01-2009, 04:33 PM
Might be at the Coliseum. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31685979/ns/entertainment-music/)

suprefan
07-01-2009, 04:35 PM
That would be sick, PLEASE BE ON A WEEKEND!!

JustSteve
07-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Might be at the Coliseum. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31685979/ns/entertainment-music/)

figured that or the rose bowl...

fatbastard
07-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Staples.

JustSteve
07-01-2009, 05:41 PM
not big enough

**NaNcY**
07-01-2009, 11:37 PM
god damned dead asshole fucking up my weekend plans. thanks.

im with u on that! i had my entire weekend planned out and it all fell through with the change =(
im not happy!

frazzles
07-02-2009, 11:37 AM
Staples.

Correct. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/02/jackson.wednesday/index.html?iref=mpstoryview)

JustSteve
07-02-2009, 01:53 PM
well that's just going to be one gigantic clusterfuck. 20,000 seats when probably hundreds of thousands want to be in attendance?

gaypalmsprings
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
If I got to view his body, I'd want to poke it - to see if he is as bony as they say & then pull his nose to see if it actually does come off. That would be awesome.

obzen
07-02-2009, 03:19 PM
come early next week,Los Angeles is gonna be one big cluster fuck...












...and i will be there.

gaypalmsprings
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
STOP - the love you save may be your own.

suprefan
07-02-2009, 04:56 PM
I wanna go, WHY COULDNT IT BE ON A WEEKEND!!!!

obzen
07-02-2009, 07:07 PM
life/death waits for no one

bluemamba
07-02-2009, 07:18 PM
hmmmm i think im gonna have to go to the funeral. you guys have some good ideas. ill bring out the red leather jacket for this one.

JustSteve
07-03-2009, 09:12 AM
news conference is about to start on how to get tix...

www.staplescenter.com

Derekx
07-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Haha Staples Center site has crashed.

Ardentbiscuit
07-03-2009, 09:59 AM
I lot of people are going to be mad, it says on the site that tickets are only open to residents of the United States.

kitt kat
07-03-2009, 10:05 AM
My roommate and I were planning on driving up today before those rumors were squashed. However, I can WALK to the Staples center. Woot.

Also, just read on the LA Times music blog that people will be stopped "a great distance" from the Staples Center who don't have a ticket.

So I registered for my ticket...Took a good 20 minutes to get a confirmation because the server was so locked up.

obzen
07-03-2009, 10:15 AM
word,ive just successfully registered for a pair of tix...








...and i too can walk to Staples Center from here

JustSteve
07-03-2009, 10:23 AM
i'm only going if i can get inside staples center, none of this nokia shit, i can sit home and get that view.

wonder if they are going to keep the stage pieces up?

Ardentbiscuit
07-03-2009, 10:36 AM
File under....

Michael Jackson Funeral Set for July 7 at Staples Center

Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Music, Television / By Roger Friedman
Tags: AEG Live, Michael Jackson, Nokia Theatre, Staples Center

staples center Michael Jackson Funeral Set for July 7 at Staples CenterThe Michael Jackson funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at Los Angelesí Staples Center. Sources tell me that AEG Live, which owns Staples and next-door neighbor Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza.

Thereís no official confirmation yet, but Iím told all systems are go.

Insiders also say that AEG will put gigantic screens outside the facilities for the thousands who will not get inside. No word yet on how ticketing will be handled.

In order to do this, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled to begin its run at Staples on July 8, had to be persuaded to postpone moving into Staples by several hours.

Insert your own circus joke here.

Somehow it seems appropriate. It will be a day for the Greatest Show on Earth to follow The Biggest Funeral in History. Jackson would love this, thatís for sure.

Earlier speculation had the funeral being held everywhere from Neverland to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

http://www.showbiz411.com/michael-jackson-funeral-date-set-at-staples-center

BROKENDOLL
07-03-2009, 10:54 AM
So, instead of the Coliseum where we just found out can accomodate atleast 90,000, they're going for the StaplesCenter that can hold 20,000? Brilliant!

betao
07-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Even when he is dead he can still sell out arenas.

Geno_g
07-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Even when he is dead he can still sell out arenas.

HAHAHA

Principal Onyx Blackman
07-03-2009, 11:08 AM
This is hilarious. I hope someone gets trampled. Probably would put "I died at Michael Jackson's funeral ZOMG!" on their fucking tombstone.

CliffHuxtable
07-03-2009, 12:27 PM
Pudding pops have been my only friend since Michael left.

obzen
07-03-2009, 01:09 PM
:nono

Boourns
07-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Registered. Odds are even worse than Radiohead tickets, though.

gaypalmsprings
07-03-2009, 02:02 PM
Registered. I can't even go if I'm selected. Ha.

obzen
07-03-2009, 02:02 PM
id like to know how many people registered for tickets


...just to entertain the number

fatbastard
07-03-2009, 02:08 PM
I can walk to this thing.

obzen
07-03-2009, 03:25 PM
I can walk to this thing.

Get in line.

Derekx
07-03-2009, 08:02 PM
id like to know how many people registered for tickets


...just to entertain the number

CNN is saying that the site had 500,000,000+ hits.

hawkingvsreeve
07-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Drop 3 zeros and you are closer. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31710570/ns/entertainment-music/)

Ardentbiscuit
07-04-2009, 09:40 AM
Either way the odds are low.

Plus, what's really the point of sitting across the street in the Nokia Theater?

humanoid
07-04-2009, 09:45 AM
oh imagine the freak show

Derekx
07-04-2009, 10:28 AM
Drop 3 zeros and you are closer. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31710570/ns/entertainment-music/)

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/03/jackson.wrap/index.html

kitt kat
07-04-2009, 10:36 AM
But seriously, how many of the 500,000 are able to come to LA on Monday to get the tickets and go on Tuesday!? Like, be realistic Staples center. Should have only been for US residents or people who could come. There's going to be a lot of unused/unsold from scalper tickets.

Anyone wanna make a pact? I get tickets, you're my plus 1 and vice versa?

betao
07-04-2009, 10:41 AM
Scalping tickets to someone's funeral.

"Fuck Radiohead and U2 tickets, i'm serious about my business here."

suprefan
07-04-2009, 10:47 AM
oh imagine the freak show

I think thats kinda the point of even going.

whynotsmile99
07-04-2009, 10:56 AM
But seriously, how many of the 500,000 are able to come to LA on Monday to get the tickets and go on Tuesday!? Like, be realistic Staples center. Should have only been for US residents or people who could come. There's going to be a lot of unused/unsold from scalper tickets.

Anyone wanna make a pact? I get tickets, you're my plus 1 and vice versa?

I'll make that pact with you

just noticed the sig... i'm honored

and hopefully our LA area code will help us somehow. I think we would be more reliable to come than the guy from Dubai

Geno_g
07-04-2009, 11:32 AM
I applied for tickets, if I get them I'm thinking of going, shit would be sick, if I can't make it I'll see if I can give you guys the tickets, if any of you LA cats want to go...

vinylmartyr
07-04-2009, 11:33 AM
If I win I would sell them.

whynotsmile99
07-04-2009, 11:49 AM
If I win I would sell them.

you should at least give half to charity so you are not cashing in ALL your karma points

vinylmartyr
07-04-2009, 11:54 AM
I think they are going to put a wrist band on you when you pick up the ticketz that might be hard to take off.

frenzplz
07-04-2009, 12:06 PM
i signed up for the thing

who wants to go with me if i get em?


bidding starts at 1.50

tessalasset
07-04-2009, 12:22 PM
A Jackson family spokesman declined to provide details of the memorial service, but said there would not be a funeral procession and Jackson's body would not be at the memorial.

what is the point of this thing again?

suprefan
07-04-2009, 12:29 PM
To get people to watch and make some $$ off sponsorship.

OutOfmYminD
07-04-2009, 12:40 PM
I heard they were doing a raffle just to get inside the staple centers or sit across the street and watch on the big screen.

tessalasset
07-04-2009, 12:49 PM
duh that's what most of this thread is about.

i dont understand why people want to actually fight traffic to go to this thing if he's not even gonna be there. why not just watch it on tv? you'll get the same view as everyone else around the world. i guess just "to be there." to have that story to tell your kids. but it's not like you're gonna be closer to anything.

Wheres the beef?
07-04-2009, 12:52 PM
In a few years people will be saying, "I remember where I was when I found out he died. I was ___________ and when I heard, I __________ and then I _________".

Geno_g
07-04-2009, 12:59 PM
and no one believed TMZ, haha

whynotsmile99
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
and no one believed TMZ, haha

cnn just confirmed Michael Jackson has passed away

BROKENDOLL
07-04-2009, 03:13 PM
In a few years people will be saying, "I remember where I was when I found out he died. I was ___________ and when I heard, I __________ and then I _________".
Damn...In a few years I could be saying, "Micheal, dude, you sold out! I've never seen a closing act that even compared, it was so surreal! Your final performance brought people across the globe together sharing the same emotions and disbelief, seriously! From the young to the old, from the ghettos to the mansions in the hills, I kid you not! But, hey... you look good now, Micheal...like you've finally found the rest and peace in life you never had..."

And then I would hope he would moonwalk me over to where all the dancing angels were hanging out to share in that life...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/S4s16pzRYqU&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/S4s16pzRYqU&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

obzen
07-04-2009, 03:27 PM
the tears,i cant hold them back*



-that was the show where Michael took off in a jet-pack

now thats Spinal Tap

BROKENDOLL
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
the tears,i cant hold them back*



-that was the show where Michael took off in a jet-pack

now thats Spinal Tap
He quite literally gave us his all...

BROKENDOLL
07-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Literally...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jMvsflIwsk8&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jMvsflIwsk8&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

SoulDischarge
07-04-2009, 04:21 PM
I hope there's a riot.

crazzz2007
07-04-2009, 04:24 PM
Damn...In a few years I could be saying, "Micheal, dude, you sold out! I've never seen a closing act that even compared, it was so surreal! Your final performance brought people across the globe together sharing the same emotions and disbelief, seriously! From the young to the old, from the ghettos to the mansions in the hills, I kid you not! But, hey... you look good now, Micheal...like you've finally found the rest and peace in life you never had..."

And then I would hope he would moonwalk me over to where all the dancing angels were hanging out to share in that life...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/S4s16pzRYqU&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/S4s16pzRYqU&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

what the fuck are you talking about????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??

BROKENDOLL
07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
what the fuck are you talking about????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??
Christ, crazzz2007! Those question marks are almost as annoying as pink elephants! To answer your ?'s though, I'll be 50 in a few years...it could be me. Never know.




Go ahead. I'm ready for the onslaught of well wishes...:winkiss

Suffacated
07-04-2009, 04:37 PM
You left yourself wide open.

BROKENDOLL
07-04-2009, 04:42 PM
You left yourself wide open.
You're wright, I did.

kitt kat
07-04-2009, 10:56 PM
1.2 million registered.

WTF

Geno_g
07-04-2009, 10:57 PM
hope I get it...

suprefan
07-04-2009, 11:00 PM
1.2 million registered.

WTF

Does that make you upset? Gimme a break, like a lot of people werent going to try?

tessalasset
07-05-2009, 01:13 AM
i registered knowing i won't be able to go. i'm sure i'm in the majority.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Well...........

whynotsmile99
07-05-2009, 11:13 AM
nothing yet

obzen
07-05-2009, 11:23 AM
i dont wanna check my email yet...

...not til later tonight...

captncrzy
07-05-2009, 11:35 AM
If someone wins and can't go, lemme know. I could fly down for this. Or up. Whatever.

Derekx
07-05-2009, 11:43 AM
A few sites are saying that the emails are being delayed until Monday.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 12:02 PM
They dont want scalpers to get in on this, so with the short time to do it they think itll kill it.

Ardentbiscuit
07-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Are there any more specific details about what they will be doing in honor of Michael?

suprefan
07-05-2009, 12:16 PM
His body wont be there, thats what we hear.

Boourns
07-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Supposedly fans are already at Staples Center.

And hotels are already swarmed with visitors coming from all over the world just for this.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 12:45 PM
We know you are first in line Frank.......

humanoid
07-05-2009, 01:21 PM
I hope there's a riot.

God I really hope so too

gaypalmsprings
07-05-2009, 01:33 PM
I haven't heard anything yet.

obzen
07-05-2009, 01:47 PM
:rolleyes

Boourns
07-05-2009, 04:18 PM
Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing this body-less arena service.

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 04:22 PM
no email :(

obzen
07-05-2009, 04:27 PM
were they supposed to be sent out already?



im waiting til tonight to be sure...
:rolleyes

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 04:28 PM
man, this would make my week. i hope my zip code does something.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 04:55 PM
Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing this body-less arena service.

They picket everything, MJ fans will out weird them though.

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 05:08 PM
The form submission page said that emails would be sent out by this morning at 11am. So I'm assuming I'm not going.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 05:23 PM
But if you go back a page, somebody said they were delaying the emails.

TallGuyCM
07-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Yeah, and I don't read every page of every thread, so forgive me.

bleep
07-05-2009, 05:54 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090706/ap_en_ot/us_michael_jackson

OMG!! Jackson memorial passes start to trickle out

LOS ANGELES Ė Who's getting the tickets?

Like a modern-day Willy Wonka tale, more than 1.6 million fans waited to learn Sunday whether they were among the lucky few to win access to Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday at Staples Center.

On Sunday evening, fans around the world started posting Twitter messages about receiving tickets.

"OMG OMG OMG OMG i got tickets to the Michael Jackson memorial service!!!" tweeted Deka Daye from San Francisco. Other messages came from users in Scotland and Iran.
...

whynotsmile99
07-05-2009, 07:07 PM
didn't get it.

and that delay rumor was debunked.

anyone find the golden ticket?

JustSteve
07-05-2009, 07:21 PM
messages from scotland and iran? so they are jumping on a plane today basically? sure. what a waste.

suprefan
07-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Yeah like somebody will get a visa to get into the u.s. from Iran like right now.

obzen
07-05-2009, 07:39 PM
:lool

kitt kat
07-05-2009, 09:19 PM
They took everyone's zip codes, so they should have given priority to California people...or people not from Iran.

Can they make it to Dodger Stadium by tomorrow morning? YEAH RIGHT.

Give it to me, instead, dude from Oklahoma.

**NaNcY**
07-05-2009, 10:36 PM
They took everyone's zip codes, so they should have given priority to California people...or people not from Iran.

Can they make it to Dodger Stadium by tomorrow morning? YEAH RIGHT.

Give it to me, instead, dude from Oklahoma.

or me... a chick from So. Cal who lives about 20 mins downtown LA...
im so so so so so so bummed =(
i tried being positive about it and it didnt work
sadness...
i really wanted to go
no email=no MJ memorial

Derekx
07-05-2009, 10:37 PM
Just got an email saying I was not selected, haha. Oh well...

tessalasset
07-05-2009, 10:41 PM
damn i didn't even get that.

Derekx
07-05-2009, 10:42 PM
Might want to check your junk. For some reason the message said, "blocked for your safety."

tessalasset
07-05-2009, 10:57 PM
nevermind, just got it.


Thank you for your registration.

Sorry, we regret to inform you that your registration to attend the Public Memorial Service for Michael Jackson was not selected.

Hundreds of thousands registered, but only a few can be in attendance.

Boourns
07-06-2009, 12:26 AM
I got a rejection email.

This hotel is full of people here from all over the world here for the funeral. Wonder if any of them got tickets.

DHARMA2112
07-06-2009, 12:35 AM
I got one!

I can't believe it, but I got the email today saying I got it! I had to enter a code they gave me to get my Voucher, and have to go pick up the wristbands and tickets tomorrow at Dodger Stadium.

sonofhal
07-06-2009, 01:16 AM
I'm sure it will be a great event, and not a tacky and tasteless waste of everyones time.

DHARMA2112
07-06-2009, 01:27 AM
I'm sure it will be a great event, and not a tacky and tasteless waste of everyones time.

prob will be. *shrugs*

JewFace
07-06-2009, 02:31 AM
Dharma, when was the last time we hung out? It feels like far too long. Doing anything Tuesday?

suprefan
07-06-2009, 05:32 AM
I got one!

I can't believe it, but I got the email today saying I got it! I had to enter a code they gave me to get my Voucher, and have to go pick up the wristbands and tickets tomorrow at Dodger Stadium.

Screenshot? And take lots of pics.

Ardentbiscuit
07-06-2009, 05:36 AM
I didn't register because there would be no way I could go even if I won.

All I know is that I am watching the news and there are lots of disgruntled people being interviewed who came here from all over and didn't get a ticket.

I don't want to be anywhere near Staples when the anger fuels over.

They were saying that maybe Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross and others would be part of the memorial.

I think this event is going to suck honestly.

obzen
07-06-2009, 07:30 AM
Screenshot? And take lots of pics.

Word,do it.

tessalasset
07-06-2009, 07:32 AM
my friend got tickets. lucky bastard.

bleep
07-06-2009, 07:51 AM
i didn't even get a rejection letter. i think i deserve at least that to get closure.

obzen
07-06-2009, 07:53 AM
I did.
Those fucking bastards,for a split-second i thought it was good news.

Ardentbiscuit
07-06-2009, 08:02 AM
Harvey Leven just said that Mariah Carey is going to be there singing, "I'll Be There."

Why would anyone under their own free will go to this?

I'll just watch the highlights on TV.

JustSteve
07-06-2009, 11:53 AM
nice try!:
Cake Recipe w/ (2) free Michael Jackson Staples July 7
$3,000
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cake-Recipe-w-2-free-Michael-Jackson-Staples-July-7_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ65Q3a12Q7c66Q3a2Q7c3 9Q3a1Q7c72Q3a1205Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3 286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem41473ccd14QQitemZ28036804 1236QQptZLHQ5fDefaultDomainQ5f0QQsalenotsupported

kitt kat
07-06-2009, 11:54 AM
that must be amazing cake

JustSteve
07-06-2009, 11:57 AM
sent an email calling her out and this is the reply i got:

"WHAT I DO IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. IF YOU E-MAIL ME AGAIN I WILL REPORT YOU TO MSN FOR HARRASSMSENT"

this is going to be fun!

anyone else wanna fuck with her?

tessalasset
07-06-2009, 12:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-Jackson-Staples-Center-Memorial-Domain-Name-com_W0QQitemZ160346931354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item25556c009a&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|293%3A1| 294%3A50

obzen
07-06-2009, 12:29 PM
LOLZ











:nono

Mr.Nipples
07-06-2009, 12:33 PM
sent an email calling her out and this is the reply i got:

"WHAT I DO IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. IF YOU E-MAIL ME AGAIN I WILL REPORT YOU TO MSN FOR HARRASSMSENT"

this is going to be fun!

anyone else wanna fuck with her?

give me her email. this bitch is going down

faxman75
07-06-2009, 12:35 PM
Post it publicly

obzen
07-06-2009, 12:36 PM
Yes,do it candidly.

hawkingvsreeve
07-06-2009, 12:40 PM
N/M


They took it down.

betao
07-06-2009, 01:05 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-Jackson-Staples-Center-Memorial-Domain-Name-com_W0QQitemZ160346931354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item25556c009a&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|293%3A1| 294%3A50

whats crazy is that there are some similar things like this that are up at nearly 50,000.

FIFTY THOUSAND!!!!

Derekx
07-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Haha!
http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHAEL-JACKSON-MEMORIAL-TICKETS_W0QQitemZ170354423169QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS _Tickets_all_in_one?hash=item27a9ea3581&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1257%7C 293%3A1%7C294%3A50

disgustipated
07-06-2009, 02:51 PM
I bid 10 million on this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-jackson-memorial-ticket_W0QQitemZ220448343963QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_ Tickets_all_in_one?hash=item3353bec79b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1257%7C 293%3A1%7C294%3A50)

current bid 91,000,100.00


went up to $999,999,999.99 then it was removed. that was fun.

Geno_g
07-06-2009, 03:02 PM
I just got an email saying I didn't get the tickets, oh well, hope someone from the board takes pictures...

ADGZ662
07-06-2009, 05:13 PM
My cousin comes to my house last night to use my computer so she could check her email seconds later I hear her screaming hysterically sayin she won the tickets. Im giving her my camera plus she is taking hers so hopefully i'll post some good pics on wednesday.

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 05:14 PM
That's fucked up she's not taking you, she wouldn't even know she won if it wasn't for your services!

gaypalmsprings
07-06-2009, 05:26 PM
i didn't even get a rejection letter. i think i deserve at least that to get closure.

I got the rejection.

ADGZ662
07-06-2009, 05:26 PM
That's fucked up she's not taking you, she wouldn't even know she won if it wasn't for your services!


I cant miss work right now plus she's taking her mom who is the biggest MJ fan in my family. I believe they are driving around LA right now lookin for a hotel room she just got the bracelets at dodger stadium.

obzen
07-06-2009, 06:15 PM
I cant miss work right now plus she's taking her mom who is the biggest MJ fan in my family. I believe they are driving around LA right now lookin for a hotel room she just got the bracelets at dodger stadium.

Does your cousin have a sister,was your aunt driving an suv?

Perhaps I saw them on the news.

suprefan
07-06-2009, 06:17 PM
God there were some actual completed listings on ebay, $4,000 for a pair and those are in the nosebleeds.

bleep
07-06-2009, 06:18 PM
I got the rejection.
those folks don't know what they're missing by not having you there

TallGuyCM
07-06-2009, 09:13 PM
I love how Yahoo mail works sometimes...just got the MJ rejection email even though it was dated 11:45pm last night.

Ardentbiscuit
07-07-2009, 05:29 AM
So the LA Times posted everyone that was going to be there but said that there were more bigger names not yet announced...

I love how the LAPD says, don't come to the area if you don't have a ticket. Like anyone is going to listen to that?

Mariah Carey, Usher more booked for Michael Jackson memorial
01:11 PM PT, Jul 6 2009

Mariah Carey, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Mayer lead the list of participants in Tuesday morning's Michael Jackson memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The preliminary list of guests was distributed Monday afternoon via Jackson's publicity firm.

Specific details of the event were not revealed. The announcement states the the lineup is subject to change, and Pop & Hiss has it on good authority that some big-name artists have not yet been revealed.

Other participants are scheduled to include Kobe Bryant, Brooke Shields, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the Rev. Al Sharpton and family friend Ron Boyd. Rounding out the musical guests are Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi ("Britain's Got Talent") and the Andrať Crouch Choir.

--Todd Martens

JewFace
07-07-2009, 06:05 AM
I understand those of us in So Cal trying to attend this thing (curiosity, rubber-necking or even true MJ fandom), but these people who are flying from overseas (many without tickets in hand?) are beyond perplexing to me.

Also, I have zero interest in child performers; especially in child singers and I think there's something creepy about following a child singer's career. That being said, that Shaheen Jafargholi kid is seriously talented. He can sing as well as the young Jackson 5 era MJ and it doesn't actually seem like a freak show/novelty act when he's singing. That crowd at Staples is going to go nuts for him.

ThObaKJPRlo

Ardentbiscuit
07-07-2009, 06:13 AM
It's truly sad watching the old footage with MJ as a little happy kid and thinking about how his life progressed and how it ended.

Some things just slip by me, for example, I never noticed the deep sadness in Kurt Cobain's eyes until after he passed away.

It's pathetic that the public keeps organizations in business like TMZ, Perez Hilton, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, etc. It's all wasteful BS.

Boourns
07-07-2009, 06:14 AM
So the LA Times posted everyone that was going to be there but said that there were more bigger names not yet announced...

Could it be...

upbbz_Eyq4Q

obzen
07-07-2009, 06:28 AM
I will cry today

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2009, 08:43 AM
I will cry today
Many will cry today, obzen, there's no doubt in my mind... Over the past week and a half I've come to the conclusion that Michael Jackson has touched more hearts and souls across the globe than any world leader, sports figure, religious leader, or celebrity icon that I can remember in my lifetime. Kennedy, Reagan, Elvis, Lennon, are the first to come to mind. The Pope, Princess Diana, being others. The last time I recall witnessing anything so surreal was on 9/11, and I also recall witnessing something else that same day...Americans united, regardless of race, religion, age, or background. It took a tragedy to bring us all together.

I have a feeling that today, during the celebration of Michael Jackson's life, people worldwide will be experiencing that same feeling of unity and togetherness that we, as Americans felt then. That's powerful.

He really did make a change...
RIP Michael, the World Loves You!

JustSteve
07-07-2009, 08:49 AM
I understand those of us in So Cal trying to attend this thing (curiosity, rubber-necking or even true MJ fandom), but these people who are flying from overseas (many without tickets in hand?) are beyond perplexing to me.

just saw a chick on the news who said her and her family sold everything they had in their house to come out here to l.a. they were standing on a street near the cordoned off area. yeah, that is worth it.

JustSteve
07-07-2009, 08:52 AM
The last time I recall witnessing anything so surreal was on 9/11, and I also recall witnessing something else that same day...Americans united, regardless of race, religion, age, or background. It took a tragedy to bring us all together.

jesus, come on now. i have been out and about since 7 this morning. it's life as usual for most people today, don't try and make this more than it really is.

humanoid
07-07-2009, 08:58 AM
jesus, come on now. i have been out and about since 7 this morning. it's life as usual for most people today, don't try and make this more than it really is.

I was trying to reserve my cynicism just to be nice, but I almost choked when I read most of that post

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2009, 09:07 AM
jesus, come on now. i have been out and about since 7 this morning. it's life as usual for most people today, don't try and make this more than it really is.
Yes, it is life as usual for many today, but that doesn't mean there won't be a moment or more in time today where we may actually witness the closest thing to World Peace occurring. You may not think so, but I believe it...

Young blood
07-07-2009, 09:16 AM
Yes, it is life as usual for many today, but that doesn't mean there won't be a moment or more in time today where we may actually witness the closest thing to World Peace occurring. You may not think so, but I believe it...

hahahaha omg hahahahahahahahaha

humanoid
07-07-2009, 09:19 AM
or it's a day when a bunch of people who hadn't cared about Michael Jackson or even listened to his music for years will pretend they actually knew the guy and cry their brains out because people are in love with being drama queens. This happens whenever a celebrity dies, their impact becomes greatly overblown and people act as if they are Nobel Prize worthy humanitarians who simultaneously cured cancer, ended world hunger, and brought about an end to all human suffering...instead of the truth that the guy was a pop star who really hadn't done anything relevant for 15 years or more, and that none of it was truly deep, meaningful or heartfelt in the first place, just a bunch of catchy pop songs....that he only wrote about half of

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 09:19 AM
there are a bunch of fucking imbeciles blubbering on tv right now.

bug on your lip
07-07-2009, 09:33 AM
i was wondering where all these "friends" were during Jacko's child abuse trials

chairmenmeow47
07-07-2009, 09:39 AM
instead of the truth that the guy was a pop star who really hadn't done anything relevant for 15 years or more, and that none of it was truly deep, meaningful or heartfelt in the first place, just a bunch of catchy pop songs....that he only wrote about half of

any other celebrity and your rant would make sense. but this is michael fucking jackson. people in remote parts of africa know how to moonwalk. and a lot of his songs had positive meaning, look at man in the mirror, heal the world, i just can't stop loving you, human nature, ease on down the road, you're just another part of me... whether he wrote the songs or not, he still for the most part chose music with a positive message. i don't think that can be denied.

and whether he changed the world for the better or not is moot. the point is we all grew up on this and have followed this kid from his childhood into freakdom, so of course it's going to have some effect on people when he passes. any other celebrity and i would totally agree with you, but who in our relative age group doesn't have SOME memorable MJ memory?

RotationSlimWang
07-07-2009, 09:42 AM
I want them to bring up onstage some of the kids he porked to make a public announcement that in retrospect, he was pretty nice about the whole thing and gave great head.

caco0283
07-07-2009, 09:43 AM
Why am I watching this right now??? Its pretty sad

paganman7
07-07-2009, 09:43 AM
Fact #1: Michael Jackson is/was the greatest pop star in the history of the world. He was phenomenally talented.

Fact #2: He was a pedophile.

Fact #3: I forgot my lunch at home today, and I'm pissed.

psychic friend
07-07-2009, 09:47 AM
Fact: most of my office is at staples. and tweeting/facebooking the play by play.

marooko
07-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Fact #2: He was a pedophile.



was he actually convicted? seriously.

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 09:50 AM
whether he wrote the songs or not, he still for the most part chose music with a positive message. i don't think that can be denied.

actions speak louder?

menikmati
07-07-2009, 09:51 AM
was he actually convicted? seriously.

and OJ didn't do it...

EDIT....awww, wasn't fast enough

paganman7
07-07-2009, 09:51 AM
was he actually convicted? seriously.


And OJ did not turn two people into Pez dispensers.

Don't be gay.


edit: too slow.

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 09:51 AM
was he actually convicted? seriously.

was OJ convicted? seriously.

edit: well played erik/paganman.

chairmenmeow47
07-07-2009, 09:52 AM
actions speak louder?

perhaps, but we were talking about his work specifically, which has been mostly positive.

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 09:55 AM
perhaps, but we were talking about his work specifically, which has been mostly positive.

his positive work? who gives a shit about his songs about world peace when his real "work" was to spend ridiculous amounts of money like some greedy, self-absorbed destructive child while carrying on incredibly inappropriate relationships with young kids.

the dude wrote good tunes, but was bat shit crazy and far from an inspiring role model.

humanoid
07-07-2009, 09:57 AM
any other celebrity and your rant would make sense. but this is michael fucking jackson. people in remote parts of africa know how to moonwalk. and a lot of his songs had positive meaning, look at man in the mirror, heal the world, i just can't stop loving you, human nature, ease on down the road, you're just another part of me... whether he wrote the songs or not, he still for the most part chose music with a positive message. i don't think that can be denied.

and whether he changed the world for the better or not is moot. the point is we all grew up on this and have followed this kid from his childhood into freakdom, so of course it's going to have some effect on people when he passes. any other celebrity and i would totally agree with you, but who in our relative age group doesn't have SOME memorable MJ memory?

I like some Michael Jackson music, don't get me wrong...but I was mostly replying to the post about this being the closest we'll ever come to world peace and sentiments like that...in my mind, utter nonsense

The guy wrote and performed some enjoyable pop music...that's it...and it was all a long time ago.

For the last several years, aside form the extremely rare public appearance or odd sighting of him with his kids wearing freakish masks, most people couldn't have really known if he were alive or dead anyways, and most people honestly weren't even thinking about it.

What do people do when real people actually involved in their life die? People in the streets, sobbing uncontrollably, for a guy because they liked his music.

I still think this has everything to do with people wanting to be seen crying, I don't know if it's the proliferation of things like The Real World or if it began somewhere slightly before that, but it has become trendy to spaz out and dramatically gush emotion, whether it's crying and fighting on a reality show or spilling every last detail of the content of your heart and mind on Facebook...way too many people have become sickening drama queens.

it can have some effect, of course, I was sad when Syd Barrett died, I was sad when George Harrison died, will be when Roman Polanski and Bob Dylan die...but not nearly to the extent that we are witnessing with this freak show...

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
07-07-2009, 09:58 AM
i am sitting in my studio waiting to work because everyone in the office is watching this bullshit on their computers....which only means that i;m going to have to cram in a bunch of mixing and editing later in the afternoon when i want to leave

faxman75
07-07-2009, 10:06 AM
I lasted about 30 seconds. What a spectacle. This reminds me of when Princess Die passed away. I wonder how many of these people go to funerals for people they actually know and love.

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:11 AM
no. so technically, he isnt a killer. if you all got some information that would convict them both, you should all be ashamed for not coming forward with it.

fatbastard
07-07-2009, 10:15 AM
Thank goodness I didn't get tickets for Staples. I've already had 2 people console me. Funerals are so sad.

TommyboyUNM
07-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Many will cry today, obzen, there's no doubt in my mind... Over the past week and a half I've come to the conclusion that Michael Jackson has touched more hearts and souls across the globe than any world leader, sports figure, religious leader, or celebrity icon that I can remember in my lifetime. Kennedy, Reagan, Elvis, Lennon, are the first to come to mind. The Pope, Princess Diana, being others. The last time I recall witnessing anything so surreal was on 9/11, and I also recall witnessing something else that same day...Americans united, regardless of race, religion, age, or background. It took a tragedy to bring us all together.

I have a feeling that today, during the celebration of Michael Jackson's life, people worldwide will be experiencing that same feeling of unity and togetherness that we, as Americans felt then. That's powerful.

He really did make a change...
RIP Michael, the World Loves You!


Yes, it is life as usual for many today, but that doesn't mean there won't be a moment or more in time today where we may actually witness the closest thing to World Peace occurring. You may not think so, but I believe it...


You should really consider banning yourself from communicating with other adults.

TommyboyUNM
07-07-2009, 10:19 AM
And OJ did not turn two people into Pez dispensers.

Don't be gay.


edit: too slow.


and OJ didn't do it...

EDIT....awww, wasn't fast enough


was OJ convicted? seriously.

edit: well played erik/paganman.


Were you guys there to witness OJ murder those people? No? Then shut the fuck up.

bug on your lip
07-07-2009, 10:22 AM
that one racist cop totally set OJ up..

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:23 AM
im not so much asking for that, just that you dont try to pass your opinion as fact.

HunterGather
07-07-2009, 10:24 AM
Ooh. Will You Be There.

I'm fairly sure the band and dancers on stage were the band and dancers for his 02 shows.

At least they got some work out of it.

humanoid
07-07-2009, 10:25 AM
no. so technically, he isnt a killer. if you all got some information that would convict them both, you should all be ashamed for not coming forward with it.

well, we was guilty of "wrongful death" in his civil trial, so he's almost a killer

rage patton
07-07-2009, 10:28 AM
ThObaKJPRlo

This was fucking incredible. Wow.

faxman75
07-07-2009, 10:28 AM
OJ had some pretty compelling evidence against him.

Fact: Black leather glove had OJ and both murder victims blood on it. If OJ didn't kill them. Why did he have a glove with all three of their blood on it and a long strand of Nichole's hair?

Highly unlikely that OJ is innocent which is why they found him guilty at the civil trial. Prosecution bungled the criminal case.

I believe OJ was the killer and Michael was not a pedophile.

caco0283
07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Has there been a white speaker or performer yet?

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
no. so technically, he isnt a killer.

oh sorry. i guess being found guilty of wrongful death isn't quite murder, i guess you are right.

edit: too late, again.

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
well, we was guilty of "wrongful death" in his civil trial, so he's almost a killer

fair enough.

i never understood that shit. well, i never cared to.

bug on your lip
07-07-2009, 10:30 AM
no black celebrity has ever committed a crime

HunterGather
07-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Has there been a white speaker or performer yet?

I'm sure john mayer will be up soon.

heh.
they just cut to his kids in the audience.

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:31 AM
I believe OJ was the killer and Michael was not a pedophile.

all im asking for.

JustSteve
07-07-2009, 10:31 AM
fair enough.

i never understood that shit. well, i never cared to.

all comes down to "beyond a reasonable doubt"...civil case does not need that to be found guilty.

chairmenmeow47
07-07-2009, 10:33 AM
his positive work? who gives a shit about his songs about world peace when his real "work" was to spend ridiculous amounts of money like some greedy, self-absorbed destructive child while carrying on incredibly inappropriate relationships with young kids.

the dude wrote good tunes, but was bat shit crazy and far from an inspiring role model.

neither was lewis caroll, and yet you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't adore alice in wonderland as a child. he wrote the story to seduce a young girl named alice and the family banished him from ever seeing her soon after. fucker took naked pictures of 12 year olds in the EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS. that's hardcore. i don't doubt mj was batshit insane and i fully believe he had various inappropriate interactions with children. but it doesn't change the fact that the majority of songs he chose to sing were positive in nature.


I like some Michael Jackson music, don't get me wrong...but I was mostly replying to the post about this being the closest we'll ever come to world peace and sentiments like that...in my mind, utter nonsense

The guy wrote and performed some enjoyable pop music...that's it...and it was all a long time ago.

For the last several years, aside form the extremely rare public appearance or odd sighting of him with his kids wearing freakish masks, most people couldn't have really known if he were alive or dead anyways, and most people honestly weren't even thinking about it.

What do people do when real people actually involved in their life die? People in the streets, sobbing uncontrollably, for a guy because they liked his music.

I still think this has everything to do with people wanting to be seen crying, I don't know if it's the proliferation of things like The Real World or if it began somewhere slightly before that, but it has become trendy to spaz out and dramatically gush emotion, whether it's crying and fighting on a reality show or spilling every last detail of the content of your heart and mind on Facebook...way too many people have become sickening drama queens.

it can have some effect, of course, I was sad when Syd Barrett died, I was sad when George Harrison died, will be when Roman Polanski and Bob Dylan die...but not nearly to the extent that we are witnessing with this freak show...

now this i understand. i completely agree this isn't going to bring world peace or anything like that. that's taking it too far. i just understand why his death is such a big deal as we all have some sort of MJ memory from our lifetime.

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2009, 10:34 AM
his positive work? who gives a shit about his songs about world peace when his real "work" was to spend ridiculous amounts of money like some greedy, self-absorbed destructive child while carrying on incredibly inappropriate relationships with young kids.

the dude wrote good tunes, but was bat shit crazy and far from an inspiring role model.
Sorry, but in order to accept the world as it is today, it probably doesn't hurt to be a little bat shit crazy. And, as far as being what society deems a good role model, maybe not, but then take a close look at society. Far from inspiring? With that kind of ignorance, you've obviously limited your ability to appreciate music. Isn't the amount of people around the world right now watching inspiration enough for you?


I like some Michael Jackson music, don't get me wrong...but I was mostly replying to the post about this being the closest we'll ever come to world peace and sentiments like that...in my mind, utter nonsense

The guy wrote and performed some enjoyable pop music...that's it...and it was all a long time ago.

For the last several years, aside form the extremely rare public appearance or odd sighting of him with his kids wearing freakish masks, most people couldn't have really known if he were alive or dead anyways, and most people honestly weren't even thinking about it.

What do people do when real people actually involved in their life die? People in the streets, sobbing uncontrollably, for a guy because they liked his music.

I still think this has everything to do with people wanting to be seen crying, I don't know if it's the proliferation of things like The Real World or if it began somewhere slightly before that, but it has become trendy to spaz out and dramatically gush emotion, whether it's crying and fighting on a reality show or spilling every last detail of the content of your heart and mind on Facebook...way too many people have become sickening drama queens.

it can have some effect, of course, I was sad when Syd Barrett died, I was sad when George Harrison died, will be when Roman Polanski and Bob Dylan die...but not nearly to the extent that we are witnessing with this freak show...
You sir, are missing the point of my World Peace reference, or maybe I just used the wrong terminology there, but I don't recall people worldwide stopping, if only for a moment, to acknowledge Syd Barrett, George Harrison, or even the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis, like I'm witnessing right now.

HunterGather
07-07-2009, 10:34 AM
john mayer doing human nature

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:34 AM
all comes down to "beyond a reasonable doubt"...civil case does not need that to be found guilty.

was just doing some reading on it. instead of work.



A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victimís survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct.



money.

HunterGather
07-07-2009, 10:35 AM
hmm

M Sparks
07-07-2009, 10:36 AM
just saw a chick on the news who said her and her family sold everything they had in their house to come out here to l.a. they were standing on a street near the cordoned off area. yeah, that is worth it.

I feel like driving 8 hours just to kick them.

I was trying to make this argument to someone elsewhere and they just didn't get it...maybe someone here will. The drop off in sales between Thriller and whatever his last album was is roughly 93%. (And that was 8 or 9 years ago.)

93% of the people who once liked him enough to purchase his music no longer feel he is producing anything of value to them. Therefore, for 93% of his fans, his death has NO effect on their life. The music they previously enjoyed is no more or less enjoyable now that he is dead.

Only 7% of his fanbase had a stake in his continued existence...and that's probably being VERY generous. When Cobain died, I personally didn't care, but I understood those who mourned. They lost someone who was still a vital artist, who had the potential to reach much greater heights.

But we all know Jackson peaked long LONG ago. (I peg it around 1970, but I know I'm in the minority on that one.) It just shouldn't matter to most people whether he is alive or dead. If you were not one of his family or friends, you probably don't have any reason to mourn. (And of course, his family were shit and his real friends were few.)

Those people who sold everything to go to his funeral...if they were real fans, they would have sold everything to go see him "sing" in London next month. Instead they are just star-corpse-fuckers.

bug on your lip
07-07-2009, 10:36 AM
jeezus christ

was that Magic Johnson?!?!?

what the fukk is wrong with people

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:37 AM
hmm (previously stated as: maybe there should be an OJ thread.

please, God.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

HunterGather
07-07-2009, 10:38 AM
...?

wmgaretjax
07-07-2009, 10:38 AM
neither was lewis caroll, and yet you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't adore alice in wonderland as a child. he wrote the story to seduce a young girl named alice and the family banished him from ever seeing her soon after. fucker took naked pictures of 12 year olds in the EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS. that's hardcore. i don't doubt mj was batshit insane and i fully believe he had various inappropriate interactions with children. but it doesn't change the fact that the majority of songs he chose to sing were positive in nature.

Certainly, but there is a difference between appreciating someone's songs or writing, and transforming them into a pop culture saint that deserves this kind of artificial, sensationalized emotional gushing.

marooko
07-07-2009, 10:39 AM
I feel like driving 8 hours just to kick them.



ill help pay for gas.

M Sparks
07-07-2009, 10:42 AM
I don't recall people worldwide stopping, if only for a moment, to acknowledge Syd Barrett, George Harrison, or even the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis, like I'm witnessing right now.

You know that's a lie, especially about Elvis.

And it's not their fault the media didn't suck as bad back then as they do now. I assure you if you don't turn on your TV, the world is acting perfectly normally. I didn't even know the funeral was today until I read this thread...thought it was last Friday.

I used to work in TV news as a videographer, and I assure you we knew how to find the freaks and put them on camera, no matter what the situation. No one turns on Access Hollywood to see someone with dignity.

EDIT-Mental note...stop saying "I assure you" so often.

chairmenmeow47
07-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Certainly, but there is a difference between appreciating someone's songs or writing, and transforming them into a pop culture saint that deserves this kind of artificial, sensationalized emotional gushing.

i agree and i do think people are going overboard, you're right about that. i just understand more since it's MJ and not shia lecrap or something. at his peak, all MJ had to do was lift his hand to his face on stage and people would literally faint. while i personally don't feel that emotional about it, i can understand there's a small percentage of nutbags who do.

bug on your lip
07-07-2009, 10:46 AM
at his peak, all MJ had to do was lift his hand to his face on stage and people would literally faint.

i think whynotsmile99 fainted at the Carrot Top show

caco0283
07-07-2009, 10:48 AM
Why don't they show the sisters???

unknown
07-07-2009, 10:52 AM
^ I did see Latoya pretty well at one shot and it looked like Janet with a big black hat covering her face... but I don't know. They are seated closer to the center and maybe there is just some type of respect for the family not to have cameras all up in their grills. Are those his kids there too? Looked like it. It's pretty sad.... Brooke Shields lost me though. Wasn't as interesting as some of the other performers and speakers.

paganman7
07-07-2009, 10:58 AM
So Marook, you take issue with me stating something that I believe as fact? Fair enough.

I believe OJ killed two people. I believe MJ had inappropriate relationships with young boys. I believe there's a force pulling matter to the center of a large body called gravity. I believe that biological organisms adapt and evolve on a genetic level to accommodate their survival.

I like talking like that. Check that, I believe that I like talking like that.

LooseAtTheZoo
07-07-2009, 10:58 AM
What channel is this on? Can't find it anywhere.

And what's the name of the song in the Jarvis Cocker video?

Young blood
07-07-2009, 10:59 AM
California is issuing IOUs and they still pay for a clowns funeral.

Oh and fuck Al sharpton.

unknown
07-07-2009, 11:00 AM
What channel is this on? Can't find it anywhere.


I'm watching it online, CNN

marooko
07-07-2009, 11:00 AM
So Marook, you take issue with me stating something that I believe as fact? Fair enough.

I believe OJ killed two people. I believe MJ had inappropriate relationships with young boys. I believe there's a force pulling matter to the center of a large body called gravity. I believe that biological organisms adapt and evolve on a genetic level to accommodate their survival.

I like talking like that. Check that, I believe that I like talking like that.



is that a fact?

paganman7
07-07-2009, 11:02 AM
I believe that Michael Jackson = weak ass puto.

Young blood
07-07-2009, 11:05 AM
I was really hoping there would be a news story about tito scalping his tickets for booze and drugs.

hawkingvsreeve
07-07-2009, 11:06 AM
I feel like driving 8 hours just to kick them.

I was trying to make this argument to someone elsewhere and they just didn't get it...maybe someone here will. The drop off in sales between Thriller and whatever his last album was is roughly 93%. (And that was 8 or 9 years ago.)

93% of the people who once liked him enough to purchase his music no longer feel he is producing anything of value to them. Therefore, for 93% of his fans, his death has NO effect on their life. The music they previously enjoyed is no more or less enjoyable now that he is dead.

Only 7% of his fanbase had a stake in his continued existence...and that's probably being VERY generous. When Cobain died, I personally didn't care, but I understood those who mourned. They lost someone who was still a vital artist, who had the potential to reach much greater heights.

But we all know Jackson peaked long LONG ago. (I peg it around 1970, but I know I'm in the minority on that one.) It just shouldn't matter to most people whether he is alive or dead. If you were not one of his family or friends, you probably don't have any reason to mourn. (And of course, his family were shit and his real friends were few.)

Those people who sold everything to go to his funeral...if they were real fans, they would have sold everything to go see him "sing" in London next month. Instead they are just star-corpse-fuckers.


I completely disagree with this statement. An artist does not have to stay relevant or continue putting out excellent material to be able to inspire or touch people like they once did. I dont think that their previous inspiration is diminished either.

An example of this with me personally would be Dave Matthews Band. I was really into their music up until around 2001 or so and it helped change the way I appreciate music now. I was and still am amazed with the musicianship and talent in that band, and while most people here dont care for the music, it meant a lot to me. I think their newer releases are pretty terrible, but that doesn't mar the earlier releases for me in any way. When Leroi passed away earlier this year I was really saddened by it, both because I got to see him play a number of times, I knew what he meant to the band, and I also knew that the potential for them to write music like they used to had vanished. I think the same is true with Jackson. Did he sell as well after Thriller? Of course not, but Thriller is a special circumstance. It was an album that hit on all cylinders at exactly the right time in pop music and culture. It did far more than just inspire musicians, it changed race relations in America and helped pave the way for other black artists. The fact that the potential for him to put out another record that could do something similar, or another record at all, really, is what is really sad about this situation as that potential is now gone. Was it likely that he would put out something like Thriller again? Not at all. But now it will never happen. Also the fact that even though his life over the past 15 years had been nothing short of being liken to a circus act, his upcoming tour showed how important and relevant he still was. 50 shows selling out in minutes is ridiculous. The guy still inspired people and it wasn't just because of his music. Claiming that you should have to own every release of his just to have some sentimental attachment is silly.

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2009, 11:09 AM
You should really consider banning yourself from communicating with other adults.
If you, or some of these other posters are examples of what you consider to be adults, I may consider it. I'd much rather see life through childlike eyes like Michael did, with hope for people around the world to love instead of the hypocritical examples of adults I see here, sorry...


john mayer doing human nature I saw and heard John Mayer for the first time the other night on TV and although it's not my favorite style of music, I enjoyed his performance. Seeing him perform Human Nature just now made me appreciate and respect the gift he was given to perform.

BROKENDOLL
07-07-2009, 11:12 AM
^ I did see Latoya pretty well at one shot and it looked like Janet with a big black hat covering her face... but I don't know. They are seated closer to the center and maybe there is just some type of respect for the family not to have cameras all up in their grills. Are those his kids there too? Looked like it. It's pretty sad.... Brooke Shields lost me though. Wasn't as interesting as some of the other performers and speakers.
Why? Because she shared a human side of Michael that no amount of glitter and controversy could hide?

Young blood
07-07-2009, 11:12 AM
If you, or some of these other posters are examples of what you consider to be adults, I may consider it. I'd much rather see life through childlike eyes like Michael did, with hope for people around the world to love instead of the hypocritical examples of adults I see here, sorry...

You mean seeing life through children's pants.

dontfeedthebird
07-07-2009, 11:14 AM
What channel is this on? Can't find it anywhere.

And what's the name of the song in the Jarvis Cocker video?

You can also find the streaming vid at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_en429

Did anything think it was creepy that Usher fingered MJ's coffin?

PotVsKtl
07-07-2009, 11:16 AM
I'd much rather see life through childlike eyes like Michael did.

You're in luck, as Michael's problems were the result of mental and emotional handicaps.