Michael Jackson creeped me out. My view of him hasn’t changed as a result of his death, or hearing “Beat It” blasting out of every speaker I have been near since Thursday evening.
So, I won’t be adding to the “Goodbye MJ” noise that is reverberating around… everywhere.
That being said, I will draw your attention to two different pieces of information about the late Mr. Jackson.
His death triggered the most online search activity in history. The volume was so great that Google mistook it for an attack and shut down searches on “Michael Jackson.”
Pardon me while I stand up on my soapbox.
Why the hell does that break the record!? With all of the bad things that have happened over the last few years, why does it take the death of a psychologically twisted, aging pop star to instill curiosity in the masses?
End of rant.
Michael Jackson loved video games and had a strong presence in the industry during the 1990’s.
My personal favorite is the extremely odd, and in retrospect very creepy, Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (1990) for arcade, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, and Game Gear.
In it, you (Michael Jackson) dance through a number of stages saving little children from lawyer-like men in suits. The attacks include a kick that shoots fairy dust, dance moves and fedora throws. It’s just plain weird. Have a look for yourself: