Monday, June 29, 2009

The End

My kids have been watching Michael Jackson music videos all weekend while we've tried to explain the (pop) cultural significance of Thriller. Anyone else? It feels like the end of an era.

Speaking of "the end," Laurie just sent me the link to a fantastic flickr set put together by Dill Pixel.

The typography on this one is so delicious.

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Blogger Vivi said...

That flickr set is AMAZING. Too bad films don't really do that any more. I guess it seems to old-fashioned, but I love it. Great find!

Monday, June 29, 2009 at 4:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Barchbo said...

My Michael Jackson era ended when I was teaching at an urban high school and none of my students believed me when I referred to Michael Jackson as black. Seriously! The FINALLY believed me after I showed them photos of him in his youth. Then, they just shook their heads sadly and said, "Miss, that's just messed up." "That's whack" and various other things that were just sadly too true. I hope he has found peace.

Monday, June 29, 2009 at 5:03:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous amyz5 said...

I would like to think that it is Michael Jackson's bizarre behavior and sad life have come to an end and he is finally able to rest. Cliche, but in this case so true.

Hopefully when the frenzy dies down what will be left will be his legacy as a groundbreaking artist and pioneer for the race he seemed to run from, and not the ghoulish way he went about trying to survive the burden of it all.

Just a thought.

Monday, June 29, 2009 at 5:17:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sandy said...

My niece was born in 1994, and the only context she's ever known Michael Jackson in is possible pedophile/freakshow/plastic surgery nightmare. Another niece, born in 2002, just kept asking, "Why does he look like that?" It's tough to explain to kids who don't understand what a huge part of our childhoods Michael Jackson was. Though I hadn't listened to his music in years, I feel like part of my childhood is gone forever.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 3:56:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Em said...

. . .I mean,if you and your friends haven't danced atop a kitchen table to "Off the Wall", memorized the moves of Thriller, or lip synced the Jackson Five's "ABC", then what more can I say. They'll understand - in retrospect. For now, we say goodbye.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 2:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Robin said...

I hope that "Barchbo" explained to his/her eager students that MJ had a medical condition. And I hope that perhaps in the role of a teacher, he/she even took the opportunity to discuss with the students the concept of accepting others despite their differences or eccentricities without judging them. It would have been a shame not to.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 9:33:00 PM EDT  

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