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July 07, 2009


Todd Copilevitz

HELL YES! I have come periously close to smashing my TV every time I turn on the news. Good thing there's nothing important happening in the real world (aka, anywhere other than LA).

Dan Woog

I thought it was overplayed too. BUT, on Facebook this afternoon, the number of my friends who wrote lengthy comments on the funeral -- and who were really moved by the service -- was phenomenal. I would never have suspected that some of these folks would care -- but they did. And they spanned a variety of age groups, including high school and college people.

Also, Facebook recorded more status updates and other Jackson-related action today than they did during the Obama inauguration -- the previous high.

So something is afoot. I just have no idea what it is.

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It does seem overplayed but then again, he was the best at what he did in the entire world. That is news.

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