Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Saddest Day of the Year To This Point

The recent passing of TV Legend and big check giver Ed McMahon wasn't a surprise. Indeed, it was very sad, but the guy was 86. Still, we here at Sal's send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

The same can absolutely be said of the passing of Farrah Fawcett. Fawcett lost her lengthy battle with cancer earlier today at the age of 62. Fondly remembered by many as the ultimate 70s pinup girl and one of Charlie's Angels (the original brand that didn't make me want to punch myself in the face so I wouldn't have to look at them), Fawcett will definitely be missed by many. Again, our condolences to her family and friends.

But ladies and gentlemen, all this, while extremely sad, pales in comparison to the sadness that Nick and I feel about the passing of THE King of Pop. Michael Jackson is dead at age 50.

Jackson was one of the finest musicians and entertainers to ever grace us with his presence. We owe the man an incredible amount of gratitude for the music he blessed us with. He sold over 750 million albums and won 13 Grammys. Perhaps never before and possibly never since has a nickname so fit its owner. Did Michael have his share of issues? Absolutely. Should that cloud our judgement of his incredible career? Not a chance.

There is not much else to say, so I'll leave you with a few clips of his music. Rest in peace, Michael. Today, we all moonwalk with one glove on.

Couldn't find an embeddable version of the orignal Thriller video, so this will have to do.

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