Thursday, October 9, 2008

Every Day Is Halloween For Michael Jackson

I know it's October and I am also fully aware that Halloween is at the end, the end of the month, but does the whole weird ordeal have to go on all month? I mean, you have to admit, the whole concept is strange. In a way, it sort of cancels out everything you've (hopefully) been teaching your child about safety their whole life. You spend your time telling them don't talk to strangers, don't stay out after dark, and don't ever, ever take candy from strangers. Then what happens? October 31st rolls around and all of that really good advice? Out the window. Not only does Halloween make it so you talk to strangers, it encourages it! Don't just talk to them! Go directly to their homes and knock on their door! But wait until it's really dark outside to do it! And when they offer you candy? Take it! Take all that they give you and run, run as fast as you can to the next stranger's house and repeat the process until you can't carry that bag full of stranger candy any more! Hurry! The sun is about to come up!

But the whole costume-y thing goes on all month and it just bugs me. We're not out shooting turkeys and making pies (mmmmm...pies) the whole month of November! We're not opening presents throughout the entire month of December! And Easter? Good Lord, no one understand the whole egg and bunny part of that and can't wait for it to be over! But Halloween? Halloween we cherish for every single one of the 31 days in the month. You practically have to pry the costumes off of some people (only to find out, in the most extremely unfortunate situations, that they weren't wearing a costume after all. Imagine.). But those are the people who enjoy the dressing up. They are the costumed. They are the freaks. They are the Michael Jackson family. Behold!

Oh, what the hell is that? That would be Michael Jackson and one of his three (Yes! Three!) children at a comic book store in Los Angeles yesterday. And The Sun was there! According to The Sun, Jackson and his children (Yes! His children!) went to the comic book store under the notion that "to view the adventures of masked superheroes they covered their own faces, only removing their disguises after entering the shop through the back door." Now, from what I understand, whenever they're in public, Jackson like to have all of them keep their faces covered, whether it be a surgical mask or a scarf or in the case of his daughter there, Jason's hockey mask from the Friday the 13th movies. What is the point of this exactly?



I mean, I can understand the not wanting to be seen in public if you're Michael Jackson. You know, what with being an alleged child molester and all. And I can absolutely understand not wanting to have my children have to deal with the ruthless and relentless paparazzi. THAT is something that any child can do without. Most adults could do without it as well. But given that they all aren't wearing a surgical mask and the daughter looks as if she is about to protect the goal at a Canucks game, it can't be for filtering air particles or for protection against air-borne bacteria or anything like that. If it were for those purposes, they would all be wearing a surgical mask. I doubt the hockey mask-like accessory there is very good at filtering.

So if it's not for a health reason, you'd have to assume it's so that they don't get noticed and/or recognized. And while I can understand that motivation, I'm going to have to say that the best way to not get noticed is to do something that isn't noticeable. Walking around with a big mask of any sort on your face is a pretty good way to draw a bit more than the normal amount of attention to yourself when you're out in public, I would think. Mike, you're going to want to work on "blending in" a bit more. And no, I don't mean your skin color.



Apparently during the outing Michael Jackson wore a hoodie jacket and kept his mask and his dark glasses on the entire time. His oldest son, Prince Michael, appeared "to look like a normal kid" once he took off the mask. (Well, no kidding ! Yeah, if you take a mask off of just about anyone, underneath, they're going to look a little bit more like a normal person (that is to say, someone without a mask) than they are with the mask on! Almost every time. Almost.) His daughter, Paris, took off her mask to look at the comics. Good idea. And then his youngest child, Prince Michael II, had his mask off to reveal that he looked remarkably like his dad, only without the sunglasses and the surgical mask. Behold! The one that they call Blanket!



What is with that name? Blanket? I mean, how does one get "Blanket" from "Prince Michael II"? (Actually, how does one get Prince Michael II when the kid's brother is Prince Michael? It's like the Motown version of Larry, Darryl and Darryl.) I don't get it. "This is my son Blanket. Over here is his sister, Dust Ruffle. And over there is his brother, Throw Pillow." So odd.

Apparently, Michael Jackson usually insists that his children (Yes! His children!) wear veils as protection against kidnap threats. Again, small people wearing veils in public? Not going to blend right in. Nope. That just makes them easier to find. As far as the protection part goes...are they magic veils? They're not going to protect you from much, other than insects and the sun. But if that's not the goal then you really need a different plan.


I wonder about his children (Yes! His children!) and whether or not they're going to end up being mentally OK with being the child of Michael Jackson and all that goes along with that or if they're going to end up being just like him. And I really can't choose which one of those I think would be better. Well, however they turn out, I'm glad they got to at least go out! I can't imagine that happens very often. Or maybe it does, but with all the masks and the veils, I just didn't see them, so maybe those are pretty good disguises after all.

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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soft, comforting, and beautiful (a blanket.)

Mare said...

Finally! An answer to the whole "Blanket" name! Thank you! That actually makes some sense.

Anonymous said...

I saw no answer to the name "Blanket", and I didn't like this article!!!! disrespectful!!!!

Anonymous said...

SO many of us judge others and then get pissed off when we are judged. Where is the balance in that. My Daughter has a beautiful name (Lauren) but she has the nickname "Bug" given to her by an Uncle, there was no reason why he come up with the name he just look at her one Christmas and said hi Bug and it has remained that for the passed 8 1/2 years who are we to decide how others should feel or reacted be it life style religion or the name of their kids.it is our right as US citizens to choose as long as they don't interfere with others. their are celebrates out there that have given their kids a lot worse names then blanket. How would you like to be called Chastity your whole life. I'd want a sex change myself if it meant I got to pick my new name.That is only one name to list and its bad enough.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the person above me. who are we to judge. Michael Jackson was a great father. He adored his children and actually put off a lot of things to spend time with them which most parents don't do anymore. And he was never convicted of child molestation. He was a VERY famous person with A LOT of money who was very different and what most people would consider "weird". So it makes it easy and tempting to throw accusations at him. Anyway, how would you like for every mistake you make to be publicized? Michael Jackson was, is, and will always be my hero.

Anonymous said...

I love the comment about 'he wasn't convicted of child molestation'. Hmmm, as I recall, he paid tens of millions to some family in the 90s whose boy spent the night with Jacko. In fact, I though this happen twice... even worse. The man was a freak. Even "loving" parents can screw up their children psychologically. When you create bizarre or completely inappropriate situations over and over for your children, you likely mess with their sense of "self" and their sense of esteem. When this gets well out of whack for the child, the child has problems socializing, relating to others, etc and thinks there's something wrong with themselves. Reality is, the problem is with their parents ...unfortunately, the issue cycles downhill for the child -the more he/she can't relate, feels bizarre/ashamed, they become more detached, depressed, etc and find other sources to feel normal. This even makes for a perfect sexual abuse victim. This cycle is sickening and to think adults prey on this weakness in a dejected child is just downright disgusting. Michael Jackson was a victim himself, from an abusive father. However, as an adult, he needed to have taken responsibility and not continued the abuse (whether with his children or someone elses child).

Just because he died doesn't eliminate the fact he likely screwed up his children, maybe even molested them (certainly molested other children) even though he likely loved very much. To other posters on this blog, those victims of child/sexual abuse should be so lucky that everything just goes away once your abuser dies.... think about that before we get so teary eyed about Jacko.

Anonymous said...

That person at the very bottom there needs to get their facts straight...

First: Michael Jackson was proven NOT guilty you idiot.
That means innocent(in case you didn't kno).

Second: Michael paid that lady off so she would stop bugging the hell out of him.

& lets say it is true. that michael had indeed molested that woman's child. Explain to me why after the whole trail ending and everything that same woman sent her child BACK to michael. Okay so either that stupid mother is just a total moron or she was lying about the whole thing.

&& Michael Joseph Jackson was and always will be the KING OF POP.
What have you done in your life thats been any better for you to criticize him like that??

Anonymous said...

on my previous post.....i meant you put "above me" instead of "at the very bottom".....

Anonymous said...

That person at the very bottom there needs to get their facts straight...

First: Michael Jackson was proven NOT guilty you idiot.
That means innocent(in case you didn't kno).

Second: Michael paid that lady off so she would stop bugging the hell out of him.

& lets say it is true. that michael had indeed molested that woman's child. Explain to me why after the whole trail ending and everything that same woman sent her child BACK to michael. Okay so either that stupid mother is just a total moron or she was lying about the whole thing.

&& Michael Joseph Jackson was and always will be the KING OF POP.
What have you done in your life thats been any better for you to criticize him like that??

Anonymous said...

the reason why they were covered is so that the media and people dont know what they looked like so when the kids are out buy themselfs they dont have to worry about being napped, when micheals out with the kids they have body guards so i doubt anyone would try to take them then,
the reason for the third kid being called blanket is because he allways has a blanket on his head :D i personally think its a very cute nickname ^_^

Anonymous said...

There is some irony in reading this blog. At the very top of the blog, the author writes "Never underestimate America's capacity to ignore the blatantly obvious."

First the blanket comment - soft, comforting and beautiful - overtones of inappropriate relationships - sad, sick, and hopefully for Blanket's sake, not true for him. Then someone talks about how Michael is messed up, how he has messed up his kids with all of his weirdness and it is obvious he molested that boy if he had to pay out $22 millon. Why would anyone pay $22 mil if they weren't guilty?

Then somebody is defending Michael, saying it can't be true...that brings us back to original point of this blog about the people who ignore the blatantly obvious.

I hope that naive person a post or two above doesn't have kids.

Maybe ignorance is bliss, after all?

Anonymous said...

i haerd on the radio some jokes about the part of the funeral where that guy says to his kids - there's nothing strange about your daddy...isn't it strange somebody would even have to say that? what's realy strange is having small chldren spend the night with you

Anonymous said...

people are so quick to judge, going by their eyes and ears and never listening to their heart. it IS easy for people to come on here and attack Michael, saying he molested children and such, saying that he was weird to sleep in the same room as small children. but those same people have no idea about what Michael was about. he was one of the most loving, caring, unbiased celebrities out there today. he had a true and honest love of children, one that most adults cant understand due to the standards society has created. why is it so wrong to be in the same room as a child if there is no sexual intent? how easy it is to point the finger and say "dirty!" when your mind is in the gutter a large percentage of the time, as most peoples minds are. Michael's mind wasnt like that, he was innocent, childlike himself in many ways. he adored the the childrens company, he adored their way of looking at the world, and he adored their innocence. theres no court out there that could convince me otherwise. ive yet to see any "blatantly obvious" evidence to convict him. its not blind ignorance on my end, but rather an honestly open eye and heart, looking at a wonderful entertainer, father, and person who was the victim of humanities worst sickness of all, GREED. the media has you all by the balls, youll swallow just about any pill they want you to take, so the statement "America's capacity to ignore the blatantly obvious" rings very true in that respect.

Anonymous said...

this is so funny - people getting all wound up trying to defend Jacko the molester...

Anonymous said...

as a victim of sexual abuse I don't find any of this funny. I can't see how having other peoples kids sleep in your bed can be okay

Anonymous said...

you cant see how it can be ok for that to happen because you are biased by your horrible experience. its a shame you had to go through something as aweful as sexual abuse, and although there are lots of pervs out there, but believe me when i say that not every man in the world would molest a child just because he is sleeping in the same room. that would be poor judgement.
in todays society people dont need to be molested to think this either. for some reason its deemed wrong for an adult male to sleep in the same room as a child. and that is a shame, not every man is a molester.

Anonymous said...

I say whether or not MJ did or didn't do what he was accused of, he's no longer living. People should just respect the dead so they can rest in peace. Only God can judge us, who are we to do that? There's always 2 sides to a story, most of the stories we hear are "reportedly" or "alleged". Yes, I agree, MJ was kinda weird...but that's the stuff that the media would portray. They didn't live with the man, they didn't wake up with him, so only the people that worked with him and was with him all the time knew what really happened at home and how he lived his life. Let's just appreciate the work he did and the music he made that made all the nations come together as one. MJ will always be the King of Pop, can't nobody replace him, they can act like him, but nobody can take his place. RIP MJ

couverture said...

I don’t care what an artist does in his/her private life. As far as I’m concerned he could be a criminal if I like what he does, it is all that matters to me. Many artists have hectic and troubled life, some are selfish, abusers and terrible person to live with. Michel Angelo was a freak, he would live alone like a beast in a cave, although he was a rich man. He lived only for his art. Many women in Picasso’s life committed suicide. Lewis Carroll WAS a pedophile ( I remind you Jackson was found not guilty of these allegations). After all, who cares if Michael Jackson would go out with mask on his face, or on his children’s faces. (and yes, HIS children, he was a father, why not? are they some human beings not worth having kids?) This is so uninteresting. Missing totally the point. That say, of course the guy was not normal. We are normal aren’t we? We cannot dance like him, we cannot sing like him, we cannot compose songs like him, we will never sell millions of records, we will never donate millions to charities and we would, of course, never go out with masks on our faces, except at Halloween. Yes, let’s keep on being normal and enjoy the work of fabulously abnormal artists.

Anonymous said...

I cannot say that I totally agree with what the respondent above is saying but I will say that the conclusion of your comment was so profoundly articulated...well said. However, I support artists and what they represent, Michael represented truth (unafraid to be himself - the epitome of truth), he represented selflessness - how many million or billionairs out there are donating their monies to charity without the projected expectance of a tax right off or public exhaltation, not many. He represented something that many of the hateful people who have been commenting can never fathom, he represented the purity of LOVE Agape Love, where it was without the confinds of conditions or rewards. It is obvious that this man had suffered from being mentally and psychologically enslaved by his own absent childhood, and this is manifested in his desire to have the constant company of children, which in essence gives a sense of fulfillment, embodying the ideal that he himself can be a child around these children with whom he felt so related. The adult mind can never grasp what was going through his head or heart because we have long departed from our own innocence. This is why it is so weird that a grown man would sleep in the same room as a child and wear a mask outside. Whiles a wide-eyed child would not see the big deal. To that person who is so convince that Michael messed up his Kids I can only leave you up to God and time..."do not judge, lest ye be judged". I hope that if you do have kids they never get messed up. You seem to lack the basic understanding that though a child is your own, they are their own person, only in extreme situations such as Michaels will they not be able to decide their own destinies. To make this already long story a little shorter I will leave with a final word; it always cracks me up that we can be so repulsed by a particular thing, but make the concious decision to indulge and entertain that thing, just for the sake of later being able to express how very repulsed we are about said thing. If I didn't like Michael I would have no reason to take time out of my day to view his memorial only for the purpose of later on being entitled to a critial opinion.

Anonymous said...

Michael explained the nick name Blanket during the Martin Bashir interview; The name blanket was actually created by one of his staff members, it meant something along the lines of security, comfort, protection & Michael passed this name onto his youngest son.
In regards to Michael being guilty of molestation, answer this question: Your child says to you he's been molested & you tell him don't worry we'll get money for it to make it all better.
Where then is the justice.

Read this & then I think it'll make sense:

http://www.usnewslink.com/framedjackson.htm

CTC said...

Michael Jackson had never engaged in any sexual acts with children. It was not in his heart. He was innocent.

Michael Jackson had proven to be NOT GUILTY. Therefore there was not enough evidence to suggest that these allegations were true.

If Michael Jackson were guilty of any charges against him why would the family of these boys accept a valued amount of money? Would they not want justice to be served?

Michael is an amazing talent. He endured the most outrageous, degrading, hurtful rumours and accusations and maintained his loyalty, generosity, love and respect. He gave everything he had to the world. He created happiness and enjoyment, in the world of music, and in the world of children and charities.

Michael was a loving, caring father who only wanted to protect his children from the harsh realities that he had been exposed to. It is only rational that he had his children masked from the world to see and judge.

Michael Jackson R.I.P

To those who are educated and loyal, would know that most tabloids and magazine articles are published for the purposes of selling and making money.

You are the most kind hearted, influential inspiration. We love you.

Anonymous said...

The name 'Blanket' came about because when he was a baby he loved his security blanket. Even as a toddler he dragged it around with him.

Anonymous said...

What do NASCAR drivers and Michael Jackson have in common? - They can both come in a little behind

Anonymous said...

You sick bastard! You must be a Paedophile to think that joke was in any way funny.

There are children out there who have really been and are currently being abused by adults and for you to think that joke is funny let alone post for .. means that you are really sick in the head or extremely ignorant (probably both).

Why is it so easy for some people to believe that Michael Jackson molested children. They are obviously judging him by their own warped standards. I believe Michael Jackson felt that the only people he could truly trust were children, as he had been betrayed so many times by adults pretending to be his friend for their own selfish gain. It's just a shame that those children had greedy parents with no morals, who were quite happy to teach their children to lie and put them through that public ordeal just to gain someone else's money - Great role models.
"The love of money IS truly the root of all EVIL"

RIP MJ they can't hurt you anymore.

Couverture said...

"Plus une calomnie est difficile à croire, plus pour la retenir les sots ont de mémoire."

[Casimir Delavigne]

Anonymous said...

JACKO LOVES LITTLE BOYS - get over it.

Anonymous said...

You reaaly are an idiot!

Anonymous said...

JACKO kupeu tri žene, skučene na jednoj strani dok moja žena, brže-bolje, seda pored prozora i ja pored nje. Kofere sam strpao iznad glave dok sam se prisećao Čorbine pesme “čitav vagon smrdi od prljavih nogu: piletina, pivo…”. Perfektan opis i ništa se nije promenilo.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the above - you can love Michael Jackson's music, but why are we suddenly calling him the most wonderful man who lived when by most accounts he was very bizarre, even freakish and maybe even a molester. You can love his music without caring at all about his personal life. Lots of artist are not "normal" and some are just flat out weird like MJ.

Anonymous said...

i dont get the nascar joke....

ILoveBlanket said...

"JACKO LOVES LITTLE BOYS - get over it."

Got a proof of it? I mean a real one, no allegations made by greedy people who want money. If yes I am very keen to see it. If not then -get over it.

Anonymous said...

this is a hilarious blog - it starts off with America's ability to ignore the blatently obvious and then we have some idiot who wants proof that Michael was doing boys...hmmm, maybe it would be worth starting at the beginning again, Read carefully, you are about to become the example of the American who ignores the obvious. So, let's again start at the beginning with America'a ability to ignore the blatently obvious. Paying out $20 million is a pretty sure sign of admission of guilt, but then again, some idiot doesn't think this is "enough" proof. It don't get more obvious than that. Hilarious

Anonymous said...

デイヴ・グルーシンとマイケル・ブレッカー。2人とも1970年 代にアリスタに所属していたとあって、すごく気心が知れているよ うですね。一昨年亡くなったブレッカー58歳の短い生涯が余りに 惜しいですね。ご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。また、ジョン・パテ ィトゥッチのベース、デイヴ・ウェックルのドラムスもいい味出し てます。最高です!!

L'Avocat du Diable said...

“this is a hilarious blog - it starts off with America's ability to ignore the blatently obvious and then we have some idiot who wants proof that Michael was doing boys...hmmm, maybe it would be worth starting at the beginning again, Read carefully, you are about to become the example of the American who ignores the obvious. So, let's again start at the beginning with America'a ability to ignore the blatently obvious. Paying out $20 million is a pretty sure sign of admission of guilt, but then again, some idiot doesn't think this is "enough" proof. It don't get more obvious than that. Hilarious”


Sorry my dear but I’m not american. I live in Europe. Besides, I’m not saying Jackson did not do it, that I don’t know and to tell you the truth, I does not interest me. I’m just saying you have no proofs of it. The fact that you have no proofs IS the blatantly obvious. Paying 20 millions does not make a proof of guilt, (Jackson never went to jail)it just show that you are filthy rich and likely to attract the scavenger who like the smell of money. According to you, accepting 20 millions to “repair” abuse on your child is a proof of what? Is it the price of a child’s innocence? These parents behaved like pimps then. If somebody touch my son, abuse him and then propose to pay me, no matter the sum, I would probably kill that person. But maybe I’m not normal…?

Jackson was a great artist, period. The rest is just smoke. His personal life is not interesting to me. I like his music and the way he danced. As an artist I can judge him, as a human being, I cannot, I don’t have all the elements for that. And you don't either mister hilarious. We could be happy you and I, that justice is based upon facts and proofs and not about rumours and slanders. And by the way, I am not an idiot, it is not because you are anonym that you should forget the elementary politeness, the one your mother surely taught you… ;)

DorianGray said...

This blog, thanks to someone'death suddenly has a lot of success... This remind me of the saying :

"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite at you." (Z.Ziglar)