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There's a Michael Jackson verdict

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 13 2005 03:46 PM

Not announced yet.

Stay tuned.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 03:47 PM

I wonder if he will wear his jammies for sentencing

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 03:50 PM

YAWN!

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 03:50 PM

Verdict: He's a wackjob.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 13 2005 03:51 PM

Your honor, we find the defendant freaky as charged.

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 03:51 PM

Well duh, I could have told you that 25 years ago.

metirish
Jun 13 2005 03:51 PM

Will Santa Barbara be torched if he's guilty?

MFS62
Jun 13 2005 03:56 PM

Well, if he's found not guilty, have they closed the book on the Billie Jean case?

4:30 ET for the announcement.

Later

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 03:58 PM

I'm so glad that the liberal media has kept itself focused on bringing America's attention to the Downing Street Memo and the continuing quagmire in Iraq instead of distracting us with all this sensationalist crap about the Michael Jackson trial.

Oh wait...

KC
Jun 13 2005 04:18 PM

CNN has the four suv motorcade helicopter shot going. Reminds me of 'the
white bronco' of course. Yeah, it's been a tedious and yawn inducing thing
but the end is worth tuning in to. Nice working in of political agenda mon-
gering there, Willet.

I actually have that white bronco thing on tape because it happened during
a Knicks playoff game, I think.

metirish
Jun 13 2005 04:23 PM

Now the verdict is at 4:45pm, next thing you know it'll be set for 9pm prime time and Larry King will read the verdict.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 13 2005 04:29 PM

It just occurred to me: My car radio is tuned to WFAN.

When I drive home from work today, I may start the car and hear Mike and the Mad Dog talking about Michael Jackson.

That would be an odd listening experience. I might stick with it for a little while out of morbid fascination.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 04:32 PM

I think we should all get out our Thriller cassettes and play them to show our support

MFS62
Jun 13 2005 04:34 PM

Or, Cooby, we can play our "Bad" (is that the one?) cassette and hear Michael admitting he's a "Smooth Criminal".

Later

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 04:35 PM

KC wrote:
Nice working in of political agenda mon-
gering there, Willet.


I aim to please.

KC
Jun 13 2005 04:39 PM

OE: answering cooby here ...

:lol: :lol: :lol: - hey, who turned the critters off. That did make me laugh
out loud though. I used to like that extended video years ago. Looking back
at the history of music videos, it was definitely ground breaking.

There's no way Michael's gonna beat it.

Ooops, who said that.

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 04:42 PM

Two quick thoughts: yes, the OJ thing did happen during a Knicks playoff game... we were at someone's house (someone who will remain nameless, largely because he's the guy I referenced in the ACPFHSEAGUS thread, the bastard) watching the game.

Second, I can't stand when M&MD talk about anything pop culture related, because they have no idea what they're talking about, and they wind up sounding like morons. (Even moreso than they do when talking about anything other than the 1960's MFYs.)

Edgy DC
Jun 13 2005 04:44 PM

CNN (and most every source out there, I imagine) probably has two different stories ready to got -- the Guilty one and the Not Guilty one. Here's hoping at least one nervous producer hits the wrong upload button.

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 04:45 PM

Actual photo from the Yahoo! News Michael Jackson slideshow:



I have no comment.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 04:47 PM

I liked that video too, I wanted an outfit just like that girl had on :)

seawolf17
Jun 13 2005 04:48 PM

Coming after the photo in my post, Cooby, your post is priceless.

Frayed Knot
Jun 13 2005 04:49 PM

]I think we should all get out our Thriller cassettes and play them to show our support


This presumes two things:
1) That I have a 'Thriller' cassette
2) That there's anyone or anything involved here that deserves my support

I'm contributing a big fat 'NO' to each.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 04:49 PM

lol, yeah...

If my Thriller cassette is where I think it is, it is not three feet away from me in a closet.

But no I'm not getting it out.

(Though it makes for great fun to play it and watch your cat. But my cat has had a tough enough week with this heatwave...)

metsmarathon
Jun 13 2005 04:52 PM

i totally found myself hoping for a "jack ruby" moment as mj was walking into the courthouse.

am i alone in wishing for this, simply to put an end to our collective misery once and for all? and so that we dont have to give two shits as to the outcome of this seemingly deeply flawed show-trial?

in other words - i trust a lone gunman more than a california jury.

Edgy DC
Jun 13 2005 04:52 PM

Duh, LF upgraded his MJ collection to CD in the early nineties and has since programmed the catalog into his iPod.

soupcan
Jun 13 2005 04:53 PM

The other night (Thursday I think) Conan had Triumph at the the MIchael Jackson trial - Hysterical.

It rivaled his Star Wars piece from a year or so ago.

Best part:

While interviewing a Michael Jackson impersonator:

Triumph: Can you moonwalk for us?

MJI: (Moonwalks)

Triumph: Wow, can you sing for us like Michael?

MJI: (Belts out a line from Billie Jean or some other song)

Triumph: Wow, great. Now do Michael masturbating to 'Home Alone'.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 04:58 PM

The freak posse has entered the courtroom.

Giant Squidlike Creature
Jun 13 2005 04:59 PM

Squid wants to put the kaybosh on this thread, real bad!

metsmarathon
Jun 13 2005 05:05 PM

such tension! i can hardly wait!

KC
Jun 13 2005 05:16 PM

He beat all the big charges. Jeez, Louise.

KC
Jun 13 2005 05:18 PM

He beat all the smaller ones too.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 05:19 PM

Sheesh - a real black eye for the prosecution.

Edgy DC
Jun 13 2005 05:19 PM

They didn't convince me of anything.

KC
Jun 13 2005 05:25 PM

>>>They didn't convince me of anything.<<<

The jury or the prosecution? I have to admit I'm a little disappointed.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 05:30 PM

The accusers were almost as weird as he is.

No, I take that back.

They ARE as weird as he is.

KC
Jun 13 2005 05:33 PM

Hopefully he'll just retire and close the ranch to children. Yeah, right.

Edgy DC
Jun 13 2005 05:33 PM

The prosecution.

Listen, if the charge is being disturbed and disturbing, you've got my vote.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 13 2005 05:37 PM

I haven't followed a second of this trial but I don;t know how anyone can even pretend to know what happened here as opposed to say, the OJ trial.

Let's just hope the jury got this one right.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 05:38 PM

The Daily Show will be must see tv tonight - they're going to have a field day with this one.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 05:42 PM

KC wrote:
Hopefully he'll just retire and close the ranch to children. Yeah, right.



Can you picture MJ raising alpacas, perhaps?

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 13 2005 05:51 PM

I haven't followed a second of this trial but I don;t know how anyone can even pretend to know what happened here as opposed to say, the OJ trial.

Let's just hope the jury got this one right.

KC
Jun 13 2005 06:25 PM

I followed it to the extent that I see about a combined 25 minutes of interupted
CNN morning news while we get situated in the morning. I happened to be home
today instead of in the office so I got caught up in the moment.

The 'Beat It' song parody options just seem endless right now and don't think they ain't
out there writing them as we speak.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 06:30 PM

All I know is that, despite the verdict, there's no way in this world that I would ever let a kid of mine sleep at the Neverland Ranch.

metirish
Jun 13 2005 11:03 PM

I din't follow this closely either but I watched the Jury people on TV tonight, one wpman said what SK said, "how could you as a Mother let your kids stay wiht this man", yeah they all knew Jacko was one freaky person but they also seemed to think the kids Mother was a leach, none were impressed with her, bottom line they didn't think Jacko was guilty of any wrong doing with this kid, and that's what this case was about, not the others, oh well.

soupcan
Jun 14 2005 04:04 PM

This is the Conan O'Brien bit I mentioned. Very funny.


[url]http://ryoni.com/media/jackson.wmv[/url]

ScarletKnight41
Jun 14 2005 06:12 PM

It's long soup, but well worth it. The last line totally cracked me up.