Jul 26 2009

DadNews Daily July 26, 2009

Newspaper Boxes in Florida

  • GM is pulling their sponsorship of the Buick Open. This is a big deal for the PGA Tour. If I cared more about golf, this would bother me. (ESPN)
  • Michael Jackson may have some other son as a result of a one-night stand. The least believable part of this story is the part about Michael Jackson having a one-night stand with a woman. Sorry about that. The Sun has video of the kid, Omer Bhatt, who at 25 years old isn’t a kid anymore. They say he has an “uncanny resemblance” to Michael Jackson. The fact that he’s moonwalking while wearing a costume and hairstyle that is remniscent of Jackson helps the uncaniness. If this is all a money grab, I’d say it’s quite canny, actually. (The Sun)
  • A father in Iran was arrested for mourning his son, who was shot during a riot in Tehran. Awful. (L.A. Times)

Jul 15 2009

Celine Dion Better As Michael Jackson Than As Herself

This video is indeed bizarre. But honestly? I think she sings better when she’s doing a Michael Jackson impression tribute than when she sings her own garbage.

via Buzzfeed

Jul 14 2009

DadNews Daily – July 14, 2009

Newspaper Boxes in Florida

Some news about Dads, with our take on the issues at hand:

White House Retracts: First Lady’s Father Not Buried at Burr Oak

The story: “The White House, correcting earlier reports, says Michelle Obama’s father is not buried at a cemetery where workers are accused of digging up and dumping bodies but at a cemetery nearby.”

Our take: Oh, leave the First Lady alone, Fox News. I’m not sure if this is something they’ve been flogging or not. But I’m sure Fox did something annoying. They usually do. (Fox News)

Insanity Defense for Man Accused of Killing Father

The story: “Dail W. Brown Jr. believed that a ‘far-flung syndicate’ of government and private power brokers had infiltrated society, his lawyer said yesterday. When he discovered that his father, Dail W. Brown Sr., played a role in this evil syndicate, the son confronted his father, tumbled down some stairs with him and accidentally killed him at their Vienna home.”

Our take: Yeah. I’d say that sounds like he’s insane. (Washington Post)

Michael Jackson’s father: Singer couldn’t have done 50 concerts

The story: “Joe Jackson is stoking controversy again. The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson, who died of undetermined causes June 25 at age 50, told ABC News today that his son was not physically capable of performing the 50 shows slated for his This Is It comeback concerts in London. “I was worried about his health because all the shows that I’m seeing—no artist can do those many shows you know, back to back like that,” said he elder Jackson, who’s been criticized for comments he’s made in the wake of his son’s shocking death. “I knew Michael couldn’t do all those shows.”

Our take: Joe Jackson the singer-songwriter (“Is She Really Going Out With Him?“, “Steppin’ Out”, et al) should wage a massive media campaign to force Joe Jackson, the creepy weirdo who used to beat the crap out of Michael Jackson and is now doing everything he can to make money from his corpse, to change his name. Joseph Jackson, perhaps. Anything but Joe Jackson. Because really, who wants to share a name with such a major league jerkoff?

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Jun 25 2009

Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50

Wow. Didn’t see this one coming.

The L.A. Times is reporting that Michael Jackson has died after being rushed to the hospital. Read more »