Boogie down at your own risk

Michaeljackson_3Michael Jackson has crossed a lot of lines in his—what’s the word? colorful—career, but it appears that he’s officially crossed a new one. This occurred to us not when we saw him in his jammies in court, but when we realized that playing his music in public now requires a disclaimer. On Saturday night, at a St. Patrick’s Day benefit in suburban New York, the DJ had the temerity to play "Thriller." It felt kinda … uncomfortable there for a moment, but a little less so when the DJ piped up and said, "Sure, the guy’s weird, but he’s made some great music." Still, we were awfully relieved when the song was over.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

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