Today is Michael Jackson’s birthday! And I ran across this hilarious thread on twitter. (I’m going to embed the screenshots here, but I think it’s probably better to just read the tweet thread.
(Also, if somehow you have lived without seeing the original Michael Jackson video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeiFF0gvqcc)
[And then I have a few more comments after all these embedded photos, if you want, but they’re not necessary if you don’t. The point is, just enjoy this hilarious creative thread!
[The comments I said were down here: I sometimes have a little extra moment now before I share things wondering if it’s “responsible”? This guy talks about violence in here, and how if another man came for his Queen, that man would be executed… And while I don’t think we should be spreading the idea of violence as good or funny in general, or like a woman should belong to a man… I don’t think this is totally about that. I think anyone would be upset if their partner in royalty was doing this right in front of them. I don’t think that has to do with ownership. And also, a Pharaoh, I think(?), does have the power to execute? I don’t think it’s literally like, “if a man get’s close to my woman, he’s done.” I think it’s just like this is Pharaoh life… So, it’s a funny thread (in my opinion). I want to be responsible in the comedy I share. But also, I can’t over-analyze every single thing to the point of it not even being fun to just read and live anymore… So, anyway. That’s that. A thread that had me for real, in real life laughing out loud in my office. I had never considered it from the Pharaoh’s POV when I was a kid. Good thread. And happy 59th birthday to one of my heroes (RIP, MJ… Great video :-)).]