Friday, January 26, 2007

Flashback Friday

Welcome to 1984, Dudes!
I know what you're all thinking. Ooh, "Flashback Friday?" Could this be another recurring topic? Sure. Could be. As long as I can remember to keep it up!

Let's set the mood for this one. C'mon, sing along. Ohhhh! Uhh. Shamon. Do you remember the time...when Jacko caught on fire...do you remember the time...

Yes, it was on this day (January 26) in 1984 that Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital with second degree burns to his scalp. During the filming of a Pepsi commercial with his brothers, a loose spark from all the pyrotechnics jumped up and bit Michael on the head. I'm sure everyone remembers the video of him being wheeled into the ambulance, shrouded in a sheet, waving to people with his spangled glove. We all adored him. Who knew back then that he actually "Beat It" to kiddie porn?

I love this, from the original news story: "Plastic surgeon Steven Hoeffin said Jackson, who was voted America's entertainer of the year, could need surgery to his head."

Oh, how right Dr. Hoeffin was. Except that plastic was not the kind of surgery Michael needed. Unfortunately, it was the only kind he wanted. He got it for his head, yes, but only the front...that freakish slab of flesh that used to be his face.

8 comments:

Bond said...

Ha so that was today... could that be the beginning of the end of michaels original face?
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Layla said...

If I am correct...today is Eddie Van Halen's birthday. I'll have to look it up.

Too bad Michael didn't let that be his LAST plastic surgery - he would have been such a handsome guy if he would have left his face alone (I mean look at Jermaine...hot)

:)

Turnbaby said...

LOL slab of flesh? Is there any flesh left?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So that was how he got addicted to the scalpel?

There's a warning to kiddies in there somewhere, not sure if it's don't drink Pepsi or if it's don't be a freak.

LoraLoo said...

Oh my, that was 1984?! I feel seriously old right about now.

Arlen said...

glvcxttqI think Michael was extremely talented, but his time has passed. I think his weirdness acelerated the passing.

Metal Mark said...

I remember when this happened. There was a girl in my class who was crying over it. I probably just passed by it and continued listening to Van Halen and Iron Maiden.

scott said...

don't smear mj! there has never been any proof he did anything to kids. The first set of accusations was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be an extortion attempt: http://www.buttonmonkey.com/misc/maryfischer.html

 

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