I only owned one Michael Jackson album in my life, and that was the 1982 vinyl “E.T.”album that he narrated. I don’t recall much of that experience, although Michael’s man-boy voice speaking the line “squashy little guy with a head like an eggplant” has always stuck with me. Apparently that album is a real collector’s item now.

Speaking of a collector’s item, how about that gold casket he was buried in! Okay, so it is only gold plated bronze, but at $25,000, I think this is a bit of a stain on the legend of man’s alleged philanthropy. How many starving children will go hungry tonight because Michael decided he needed to spend eternity liquefying inside the Ark of the Covenant?

Michael Jackson, laid to rest July 7th in his family plot.