Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson Beats It

Michael Jackson
August 29, 1958 - June 26, 2009

The King of Pop is gone.

Yes, it's been years since he last had a real hit.
Yes, he's never really been the same Michael Jackson who broke into the big-time with the brilliant videos for Thriller and Beat It and so on.
Yes, he was severely damaged by the child molestation charges against him.
Yes, he often seemed more caricature rather than singer.
Yes, he was probably the weirdest superstar of our time, or anyone's time, for that matter.

But he will still be missed. Not because we actually still want to hear more from him in song, but more because "Ben", "Thriller", "The Girl is Mine", "Bad" and many others really don't work if it's someone else singing them. He owned them and, for a while, he owned Pop music.


However, it's not really totally implausible that he's just hiding out somewhere in the Nevada desert or wherever ala Howard Hughes. Or Elvis.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Britain's got flame, Burger King gets lame

I'm usually one of the first to applaud Burger King's crazy but wildly creative stunts. But this one is a bit too weird for me.

Piers Morgan from Britain's Got Talent 'endorses' FLAME, a new cologne from Burger King in this mock TVC (or is it a real TVC?).

The scent (and I'm getting this from the BK website) "bucks the trend with a hint of flame-grilled beef. What’s more, beyond helping Burger King®’s signature burgers to sizzle, the hint of flame-grilled beef is reputedly also a surprising scent of seduction!"

There's even a real honest-to-goodness scent you can buy, if you were absolutely wanting to smell like a flame-grilled burger.

Even if I played along with the joke, why would anyone want to smell like a burger? Do YOU know anyone who would get the hots for you if you smelled like one?

In the world I come from, smelling like beef is more 'eeeew!' rather than 'ooooooh!".

(That's it: eau de eeeeeeeew! )

It's not funny. It's not even sexy.

I don't get it. Am I missing something or what?

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