Posted by: Christin H. | June 29, 2009

Post Apocalypse

Am I a bad person that I DIDN’T cry over Michael Jackson’s death? He wasn’t a personal friend of mine; we weren’t even close to six degrees of separation there.

I believe he was one of the world’s greatest performers and, while a little crazy at the end, a brilliant and talented man. With that said. why is everyone so sad? MJ hadn’t come out with a new song in years. He had all but fallen off the face of the earth after the scandal regarding his and other’s children. He had JUST announced that he would be doing a world tour again, but very little prep work had been done for that.

I am insensitive for not weeping on national television like so many people holding ‘vigils’? I don’t think so. I think I am being realistic. Does anyone agree with me?

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  1. Obviously it was sad, because death is almost always sad, but more than that I think it was just really shocking. It was just kind of a slap in the face reminder that we never *really* know where we could be a month, year, or even 2 hours from now. But then again, I might be a little more emotional lately than the average bear. This whole “unemployed” thing has really turned me into a wreck.

    But no, it doesn’t make you a bad person that you didn’t cry. I didn’t either.

  2. […] my Static Monkey–my Thoughts on the Passing of Michael Jackson I fully agree with Static Monkey!  I think it both ridiculous/hilarious that all these people are crying, “Oh no, not […]


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