Pretty Young Things, part 1
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July 6th, 2009

Pretty Young Things, part 1

Michael Jackson taught me that fame is a double-edged sword. That’s pretty much the only reason you don’t see me on American Idol. That, and not being able to sing.

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  • Relax

    No, Jenn. He's not.

  • Jenn

    Is he, a reporter who prides himself on integrity, saying he never researched the kids and doesn't know the accusations of molestation were false?

  • Rick S.

    I think Jill Sobule could add a verse about MJ to her song "Heroes":

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    (Don't watch, just listen to the lyrics … shows MJ is not alone).

  • Darrin Bell

    I'm not great at the slutty thing either. I'd better clarify: I'm not a great singer, but like all the other people they show the first three days, I think I'm better than all the other people they show the first three days. But unlike all those people, I'm not sure I'd want to make a fool out of myself in front of 20 million people. So I'm not the best candidate for AA (or any reality show).

  • Robert

    This reminded me of the 'Bloom County' sequence where MJ shows up in the feeb kid's bedroom (can't recall his name, Opus started out as his pet penguin).
    That whole storyline looks _much_ different now than it did at the time.

    Have to admit, my sympathy for MJ outweighs even my disgust and indignation, which is saying a lot. I am very glad that neither of my sons is having HIS childhood.

  • Robert

    This reminded me of the 'Bloom County' sequence where MJ shows up in the feeb kid's bedroom (can't recall his name, Opus started out as his pet penguin).
    That whole storyline looks _much_ different now than it did at the time.

    Have to admit, my sympathy for MJ outweighs even my disgust and indignation, which is saying a lot. I am very glad that neither of my sons is having HIS childhood.

  • Robert

    This reminded me of the 'Bloom County' sequence where MJ shows up in the feeb kid's bedroom (can't recall his name, Opus started out as his pet penguin).
    That whole storyline looks _much_ different now than it did at the time.

    Have to admit, my sympathy for MJ outweighs even my disgust and indignation, which is saying a lot. I am very glad that neither of my sons is having HIS childhood.

  • Peacezgood

    If not having talent, and if you can't be slutty, can you be weird? The other day on America's Got Talent, some idiot ate a light bulb and had blood dripping on his face, and he was LET THROUGH to the next round.

  • Anjilyn

    Not going on American Idol because you can't sing? You have obviously not watched enough American Idol. Or any other reality tv show for that matter. Talent and fame are completely unrelated these days. If you have no talent then can you be extremely slutty?

  • SteveS

    Inability to sing apparently doesn't stop others. The realization of that inability does.

  • Arlene Kelly

    But can you dance?