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clockwork
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posted 14 November 2002 12:11 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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posted 14 November 2002 12:22 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That just makes me very sad.
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posted 14 November 2002 12:27 AM      Profile for Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good God.

His last plastic surgeon must have been a bastard.


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posted 14 November 2002 01:21 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Geez.

Some warning, please.


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posted 14 November 2002 01:21 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!

I'm not joking when I say I instantly felt most creeped out by that photograph.


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meades
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posted 14 November 2002 01:27 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ditto.

My. God. What in heavan's name did he do to his plastic surgeon to deserve that?! Somebody should really tell him to shave, too. Gosh, are you sure that's him, and not some wax statue? I'm serious, I really have to wonder...


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posted 14 November 2002 01:29 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's wrong with his nose?
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Arch Stanton
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posted 14 November 2002 02:39 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The poor guy looks absolutely lost. He's lost on the inside and has lost himself on the outside.

I saw a clip of the Jackson 5 last week. He looked happy and normal 30 years ago.


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posted 14 November 2002 02:58 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To see the history of Michael Jackson's face, click here
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posted 14 November 2002 08:11 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My goodness, I just read that whole web page. Isn't that sad. The last time he looked even close to "normal" was at what that site calls his "Sigourney Weaver" stage. But his skin - so white! I think he looks quite gorgeous in the two pictures before that, and in fact, I think the very first picture, sans surgery, looks pretty fantastic too.

Truly sad.


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Smith
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posted 14 November 2002 08:47 AM      Profile for Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Man, if he just could have stopped after the first nose job, like normal celebrities...
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posted 14 November 2002 08:53 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Or even the second.
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posted 14 November 2002 09:15 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It never even entered into my mind that he could grow facial hair. Live and learn (and retch?).
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posted 14 November 2002 09:17 AM      Profile for CyberNomad     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's a real photo, from AP!

(from this CNN article)

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posted 14 November 2002 09:28 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow... that actually makes me want to cry. That poor guy, I can't imagine what kind of self-hatred that goes on in there.

He was a striking man, and the most talented dancer I've ever seen.... he just knows the natural rythym of music. I just watched Moonwalker again a few nights ago.

Very, very sad.


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posted 14 November 2002 11:32 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He really was a beautiful child.

To me, this is just another version (one available only to the rich, to be sure) of assuming the pre-natal position. Which I'm sure he will do one of these days. If he isn't doing it already.

Some days, I'm there too.


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kuba walda
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posted 14 November 2002 03:17 PM      Profile for kuba walda        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just blew tea out of my nose.......

Honestly Oprah I have never had any plastic surgery......


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posted 14 November 2002 10:04 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Awww - lay off the guy. He's getting ready to run for ultimate ruler on Planet of the Apes. Maybe he's heard something about the future that the rest of us haven't.
(Yes, he was a beautiful child. So was Elizabeth Taylor. So was i. Things change in unexpected ways.)

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posted 14 November 2002 10:07 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jacko didn't show up for court today and apparently the judge called the media pool photographer into chambers for a chat so I suspect Mike's non-appearance and the photo (which has been making a buzz all over the web) are connected.
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posted 15 November 2002 02:20 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kinda makes you wonder, donut?

We obviously don't know very much about him, but speculating, it puts me in mind of what Suetonius called "Ceasar Madness". I wonder if what we are seeing is the result of someone being surrounded by people telling you how great you are all the time, how you can't do any wrong, and indulging any whim you might have?


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posted 18 November 2002 11:49 AM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
looking at that picture of the fuzzy-faced porcelain doll that is the king of pop really freaked me out. I think it might stem from insecurity. Like it says, his father used to call him "big-nose" and he just might feel very uncomfortable with his looks all the time that he feels he should constantly change his image.
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posted 19 November 2002 04:30 PM      Profile for jenene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I might feel sad for him but didn't he once outbid Paul Mccartney for rights to the Beatles music? I think he's a freak,a greedy freak,and quite possibly a child molestor.He shouldn't have been focusing on fixing his face all these years but fixing himself on the inside.
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posted 19 November 2002 10:35 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Michael Jackson dangling a baby from a balcony in Europe has raised more questions about his mental health. Click here for a BBC News report

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posted 19 November 2002 11:11 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was weird, wasn't it? I saw that on the news today.

However, the video is more telling than the still snapshot.

The first thing I thought when I saw it was that he was showing off the baby to the crowd gathered below, held the baby over the guard rail for better viewing, and then the baby squirmed, Jackson pulled the baby in immediately and, freaked out by the thought of dropping the baby by accident, went inside right away.

I noticed that the person who closed the door was smiling, which is why I thought that it was a smile of relief, as in, "Holy, that was close!"

Although, I know that when I had my baby and lived on the 16th floor, there was no damned way I brought my baby so close to the edge of the balcony. It freaked me out being anywhere close to it with the baby in my arms. I certainly can't imagine holding a baby OVER the guard rail.


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Michelle
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posted 19 November 2002 11:13 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't like it that the article claims he was holding the baby around the neck. The crook of his arm is clearly under the baby's right arm, and Jackson's hand is clearly under the baby's left armpit.
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posted 20 November 2002 12:52 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are you sure? It looks to me like Jackson's left hand is at the baby's neck and only his right hand is under the baby's arm. Dosen't look too safe to me.
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When I saw it on the news it looked pretty unsafe to me. Personally I think he should be charged with child endangerment. The boy is seriously deranged.
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posted 20 November 2002 01:13 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's another picture. It's even more clear here that he's only holding on to the infant with one arm. I wouldn't hold a baby like that five feet off the floor, never mind over a balcony.

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posted 20 November 2002 04:33 AM      Profile for jenene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You don't hold a baby like that when you're standing in your living room.You certainly don't hold a baby like that when you're how many stories off the ground?My heart sank when I saw the clip on the news this evening.I have a 3 month old daughter and I know that she can squirm or arch her back,or just jerk her body fast enough that if I was holding her the way he displayed in that video she could easily fall out of my grip.It also freaks a baby out to have a cloth over their face like that.What was he thinking?
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posted 20 November 2002 05:33 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When my girls would visit my father's fith floor apartment, I wouldn't even let them out on the balcony.

Surely, he is to be charged?


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posted 20 November 2002 10:52 AM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
He shouldn't have been focusing on fixing his face all these years but fixing himself on the inside.

Agreed. That is one screwed up muppet.


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posted 20 November 2002 11:04 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's true. However, I guess I thought it was bad enough without them saying he was holding the baby by the neck. He clearly wasn't.

I know what you guys mean about the balcony though - I never took the little one out onto the balcony, or if I did, I stood right by the door rather than close to the edge.

On the other hand, regarding the way he was holding the baby, and whether you'd do that even on solid ground - I've seen lots of people hold babies like that briefly (not with something covering their heads, obviously, but that could have been the wind blowing the receiving blanket over the baby's face). He IS holding the baby with one arm, but his arm and hands seem firmly under the baby's armpits. In fact, I remember one time when my baby was crying inconsolably for a few minutes, my father's wife held my son in a similar manner, so that he was facing front, and the other hand patting his back, and he looked quite comfortable - I thought maybe it was the pressure of her arm across his abdomen that did it. She walked with him like that.

However, I agree with all of you that anyone who holds their baby out over a balcony rail needs a swift kick in the butt. What a stupid thing to do.


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