So what happens to Bubbles the Chimp?

Ok, when Bridgette asked me to start reviewing products and helping her with her Blog, you could have never in a million years told me that I would be writing a post, let alone my FIRST post, about……Michael Jackson!  WHAT?
But, of course everyone knows that Michael Jackson passed away yesterday, very unexpectedly, at the age of 50.  Well, parts of him were 50.  A lot of him was newer than that.  Does silicone age?  Anyway……
Of course when it happened I was in shock, and within minutes my mom and dad both called me to ask if I had heard about it, and I got a half dozen texts from childhood friends basically saying the same thing.  That just proves what an icon he was….I mean, poor Ed McMahon died this week too and no one called me about that!
Freak on parade or no, Michael was a part of our childhood.  How many of you had a slumber party dance off to the Thriller album?  <raises hand> The question remains, for those of us in the 30-40 age box, will you remember Michael for the incredibly gifted singer, songwriter, and performer that he was, or will you remember him for the one-man circus act he became as time progressed?  I mean, for every good deed he did (incredible work with the Ryan White AIDS charity, We Are The World, etc.) you can think of something kooky to counteract it, like the fact that he slept in a hyperbaric chamber, turned himself into something that looked like a cartoon, naming a child “Blanket,” and let’s not forget the did-he-or-didn’t-he child molestation incident.  Does all that he contributed musically and charitably “erase” the offbeat stuff?
I am sure the next few weeks will be a media circus and it will be interesting to watch it all unfold as the cause of death is determined, along with what will happen to Blanket and his other 2 children….and who gets Bubbles the chimp?  Surely LaToya is too emotionally fragile to handle the care of a monkey!   I, for one, plan to download the best of the best from the “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” and “Bad” albums to my Ipod, and maybe even have a dance-off right here in my own living room….sequined glove optional.
Who’s with me???
~Jennifer

Comments

  1. I thought Bubbles was dead.

  2. flip flops & pearls says:

    bwahahaha I just got the biggest laugh at the “parts of him were 50!” rotflol

    I remember when Thriller came out….I HAD to have that red “pleather” jacket with all the zippers or I.WOULD.JUST.DIE.!

  3. Wacko Jacko probably made provisions for his children “Blanket” (??????) aka Prince Michael, II, Prince Michael, I and Princess Something Weird, to be taken care of by other weird members of his family. Fortunately, the lovable Bubbles was safely removed from the insane assylum Neverland shortly after his first child was born and now is said to be living at a ranch in Sylmar, California. (If you can believe Wikipedia.

    I agree that WAY too much is being said about MJ and not enough about Ed McMahon, and I can’t believe I’m gonna say this…. Farrah Fawcet.

  4. deameheniaHal says:

    It’s really well done! Respect to author.

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