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I hear that since MJ is 90% plastic, his body is being melted down to make Legos.

That way, kids can play with him for a change.
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Despite one's feelings regarding his admittedly eccentric life, making fun of someone who just died is particularly sad. He does have family, friends and admirers who are grieving for him you know.
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Tragedy + Not Enough Time = Not Funny
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C'mon, Van. We don't get all weepy here in RSP. There's a thread in Chit Chat if you want sincerity. Here, it's all about the schadenfreude.
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More details have now come in. Apparently Jackson had tripped over a child's pram.

His family are blaming it on the buggy.

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The newest reports are saying that it wasn't a heart attack, but food poisoning.

Apparently, he ate a nine year old wienie.
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Drew1365 wrote:
How much time is required though? I admit that for me it was about 1.2 seconds.


In Portugal it would take 2 days. But since there is the weekend, only on Monday the jokes will start.
That is the usual time to start jokes on any tragedy here.
The only one I dont recall anyone making jokes about was a train crash in 1985 or 1986.
 
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C'mon, Van. We don't get all weepy here in RSP. There's a thread in Chit Chat if you want sincerity. Here, it's all about the schadenfreude.


In general I agree. Regarding someone's death however... Meh. Carry on as you like but it is just poor form for my tastes. It comes distressingly close to radio shock jock crap, rather than simply RSP crap. But hey, to each their own.
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vandemonium wrote:
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C'mon, Van. We don't get all weepy here in RSP. There's a thread in Chit Chat if you want sincerity. Here, it's all about the schadenfreude.


In general I agree. Regarding someone's death however... Meh. Carry on as you like but it is just poor form for my tastes. It comes distressingly close to radio shock jock crap, rather than simply RSP crap. But hey, to each their own.


I'm an RSP lurker, so take my comments with a grain of salt. I don't have much respect for Michael Jackson's personal life, "tastes", etc. However, for the possible child abuse victims and their families I believe it is distasteful to make crude jokes about his perversion. It does seem more of shock factor than any true comedy.

As a parent I do wonder why/how so many parents sold out in order to let a billionaire befriend their children and let them stay with him, unsupervised by them??? That, to me, is shocking.......and sad. shake
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Heartless bastards. As a way to pay tribute to Jackson’s early life, try listening to One Bad Apple without crying like I am doing right now. It’s tough.
 
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Obviously it's difficult to "enforce" on-topic postings on RSP, but things are really getting out of hand. Can we get a moderator to start moving these kinds of things to Chit Chat? Seriously.
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Obviously it's difficult to "enforce" on-topic postings on RSP, but things are really getting out of hand. Can we get a moderator to start moving these kinds of things to Chit Chat? Seriously.


I'm having trouble reading that last word without it sounding like a 14 yr old valley girl.

Like, seriously.
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"It's hard to talk when you're tea-bagging." -- Anderson Cooper

"When I was 10, for some odd reason, I went to Studio 54 with Michael Jackson..." -- Anderson Cooper, two months later.

Anybody remember when CNN used to report the news instead of these touching personal moments?

Rest in Peace.
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EgorjLileli wrote:
However, for the possible child abuse victims and their families I believe it is distasteful to make crude jokes about his perversion. It does seem more of shock factor than any true comedy.

See, for me, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, making jokes about MJ's child-molesting is good, 'cos it keeps focus where it should be: that MJ was a wonderful entertainer, sure, but he was also a selfish bastard who thought he was allowed to molest kids 'cos he was rich (and sadly, he was right). If he ever came out and said, y'know, "I've got a problem," I'd be all for extending sympathy and grace to a guy who obviously had a fucked-up existence from word "Go" and clearly needed help. But he just bought his way out of trouble and proceeded his merry way.

There's entirely too much weepy "King of Pop" bullshit going on today that glosses over the fact that he was a fucking creep. I wouldn't wanna piss on the lovefest in Chit-Chat, 'cos that's those folks' thing, and I can dig it. But if there's a thread over here in the deep end that invites jokes, I'm in.

Fuck you, Mikey.
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Real formula:

(A Person's Sadness factor)*Tragedy/[(Personal Distance From Event)^2*(Time)]

Some recent studies have suggested time should be squared, but most reports find a person's sadness factor and personal distance incorporate this extra factor.
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vandemonium wrote:
Despite one's feelings regarding his admittedly eccentric life, making fun of someone who just died is particularly sad. He does have family, friends and admirers who are grieving for him you know.


Yes, he touched alot of people in his lifetime.devil
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I wouldn't wanna piss on the lovefest in Chit-Chat, 'cos that's those folks' thing, and I can dig it.


Yeah, I thought this is where you put stuff like this rather than in Chit-Chat.

 
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BigWoo wrote:
Tragedy + Not Enough Time = Not Funny


Let it ferment for a while then.
 
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Holmes! wrote:
MJ was a wonderful entertainer, sure, but he was also a selfish bastard who thought he was allowed to molest kids 'cos he was rich


Do you have any evidence for this? It seems unlikely, to me.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
Holmes! wrote:
MJ was a wonderful entertainer, sure, but he was also a selfish bastard who thought he was allowed to molest kids 'cos he was rich


Do you have any evidence for this? It seems unlikely, to me.

There's only one thing in your universe, and it's not a pedophile.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
Holmes! wrote:
MJ was a wonderful entertainer, sure, but he was also a selfish bastard who thought he was allowed to molest kids 'cos he was rich


Do you have any evidence for this? It seems unlikely, to me.


I agree - he wasn't a wonderful entertainer.
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Fun Fact!

Joking about death is often related to the unconscious desire to distract oneself from making the connection between a very salient example of human mortality and one's own.

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Octavian wrote:
Fun Fact!

Joking about death is often related to the unconscious desire to distract oneself from making the connection between a very salient example of human mortality and one's own.

-MMM


That is not fun at all! This thread is teh suxx0r!
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Octavian wrote:
Fun Fact!

Joking about death is often related to the unconscious desire to distract oneself from making the connection between a very salient example of human mortality and one's own.

-MMM


Life clocks are a lie! Carousel is a lie! THERE IS NO RENEWAL!




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