Of White Gloves And Red Swimsuits

Another chunk of my youth slipped away. Farrah, then Michael.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who wanted to look like her and dance like him. I fell disastrously short on both counts.

There’s only one Farrah Fawcett.

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I won’t pretend to understand Michael Jackson’s demons, but by jinkeys, that man could dance. [For some reason today the Jacko videos are disabled, but they’re still on YouTube, so I’ve just added the links to copy/paste.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMBuGyfpsLQ&feature=channel

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If you want a trip down Michael Jackson Lane, here’s what made MTV famous.

Beat It …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqxo1SKB0z8&feature=related

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Billie Jean …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En-cHBv7UpA&feature=related

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And the entire gloriously creepy Thriller video …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-TZnNXXQrI&feature=channel

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Thanks for weaving your threads through the tapestry of my life, old friends.

Remember where you were when you saw Thriller for the first time?

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