I don't know if you've heard, but y'all! Michael Jackson died. I'm letting you know because I haven't seen much about it on tv, so I'm not sure if everyone has found out yet.
That was me being sarcastic. Did you pick up on it? Big ups to those of you who did, because that shit was subtle.
Seriously though, I'm mourning a little bit over here. I'm mourning for the MJ I knew and loved. The Off The Wall MJ. The Thriller MJ. The MJ that I had a crush on when I was 10. The MJ I had a poster of on my bedroom wall....the one with him wearing the yellow sweater vest.
It's sad when someone so iconic leaves this world. It's even more sad when you text your friend, DZ, about it and she says "Well that's one less child molester in the world". Because maybe he was or maybe he wasn't, but that's what most people think of when they think of him. But not me. Nope. I'm gonna think about the MJ with the Pepsi fire hair and the moonwalking and the glove and the big nose and the black skin. The weirdo MJ has no place in my memory, because we gotta hang on to some of the things from our past that are good and fine and innocent. And also because PYT is still one of my favorite songs and I really don't want to be ooged out when I hear it because hello, he was probably singing about little boys and not teenage girls.
My stepdaughter has been here this week visiting. She and the Kiddo are 18 and 17 years old, so the only Michael Jackson they remember is the creepy one. I asked them what they thought of him dying and the Kiddo said "Yeah, that sucks. Can I go to the mall?". So deep, that one. My stepdaughter was all "It's terrible! How will I ever get to see him in concert now!" and I was all "You wanted to see him in concert?" and she was all "Yes, and I was going to get seats really close to the stage and he was going to pull me out of the crowd and up on the stage and then I was going to do the moonwalk!" and I was all "Just like Courtney Cox and Bruce Springsteen!" and she was all "Bruce Who?" and I was all "Springsteen...you know, The Boss?" and she was all "Huh?" and I was all "Born in the USA? Glory Days? Dancing In The Dark?" and she was all "Was he popular back in the olden days?" and I was all "No, he was big when I was a kid" and she was all "Yeah, that's what I meant...way back in the 80's" and then I told her to shut up and go mow the lawn.
I feel old.