Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Falling From Grace

The press has reported that Michael Jackson has offered to build the mother of all mosques in Bahrain "to say thanks" for being welcomed because us Westerners can be so judgmental. Driving home last night, my "oldies hip-hop" station was playing "PYT" (Pretty Young Thing).

Although I was initially enjoying the smooth sounds of a fat nosed MJ, I really started getting creeped out in listening to the lyrics.

And this got me to thinking. In the 80's, MJ was so cool. Sold millions of albums. He had his OWN exhibit at Disney World (Captain EO). And, now, has fallen mightily.

Can you think of anyone else who has fallen so far?

Gary Hart? He was never really up that high to fall. Richard Nixon? He was on his second term and was going to come to Earth anyway. Pete Rose? I don't think his impact was as large as MJ's.

10 comments:

Otto Man said...

Icarus.

Studiodave said...

You funny

ORF said...

Britney Spears...oh...wait....she was born trailer trash, wasn't she?

Thrillhous said...

Howard Hughes didn't turn out so good.

Yossarian said...

They way they tell it - EVERY FRICKIN' CHILD STAR EVER!!!

Otto Man said...

Yeah, I'd have to take the kids from "Diff'rent Strokes." Man, that was a tragedy trifecta.

And I'm not even counting Dudley getting molested by Gordon Jump.

Mr Furious said...

Tough call. The three Different Strokes kids have fallen pretty hard, but they were never as high, so even added up they don't surpass Jackson.

The question is this: Jackson was a worldwide phenomena, is his star fallen everywhere? Even if it has, he is just shunned and an outcast, he's still a gazillionaire...

OJ was pretty big once.

Yossarian said...

Danny Bonnaduce was pretty high when he picked up that transvetite hooker and look where he is now - on VH1.

Oh wait - different kind of "high"

Studiodave said...

I love that show. He reminds me of IRod in college - except for the drugs and sex.

Mr Furious said...

It's not MJ, but I will have a hard time ever looking at Tom Cruise again and not think, "Crazy Man."