Michael Jackson: Gone Too Soon

26 Jun
R.I.P. (P.Y.T.)

R.I.P. (P.Y.T.)

We know this is a confusing and difficult time for many of our readers, and that you need a place to vent. Drew keeps twittering the same tweet over and over again in disbelief. Evan is still groaning over my last Michael Jackson joke (IT WAS GOOD). And many of you weren’t even sure that he had really died. “It wasn’t until MTV actually started playing music videos that I knew for sure he was gone,” Tyler said.

Thankfully, you have us to fill in all the holes surrounding MJ’s death. While lesser journalists might be trying to figure out how he died, or who gets custody of his children, Claire is sweating it out in the newsroom, on her 9th cup of coffee, trying to beg, borrow and steal her way to the bottom of the one question on everyone’s mind: How do you do the Moonwalk?

Anyway, we’d write more if we weren’t being forced to cancel our weekend plans or dig through old bins of tapes to try and find rare MJ footage. But take over the comment section if you have something to say about the self-proclaimed King of Pop (which, where I come from, means dictator but that’s neither here nor there).

P.S. How lucky is Mark Sanford right now?


16 Responses to “Michael Jackson: Gone Too Soon”

  1. Evan June 26, 2009 at 4:34 pm #


    That is all.

    Oh, well, this crazy thing was made possible by Processing (www.processing.org), a programing language our visualization guy (www.benfry.com) developed. It also made this thing possible:


  2. mazall June 26, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    one of the earliest memories i have is sitting in my car seat, driving around with my mom with billie jean blasting from the car speakers. thanks m.j.

    • Molly June 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

      I bet you guys were the only ones in SLC with his cd

      • Molly June 27, 2009 at 2:46 am #

        excuse me, cassette tape

  3. Drewpreme June 27, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    Damn. Mike is gone…

  4. Kate June 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Knock knock.

    • Molly June 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

      uh oh. who’s there?

  5. Kate June 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    Little Boy Blue.

  6. Kate June 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    Hurry Molly, I want to get to the punchline!

    • Molly June 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

      ugh. little boy blue who?

  7. Kate June 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    Michael Jackson.

  8. Kate June 29, 2009 at 6:04 pm #


  9. Molly June 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm #


  10. Kate June 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm #


    • Molly June 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

      somehow i doubt it

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