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the Michael Jackson yard sale!

February 19th, 2009 (02:31 pm)
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If you haven't heard, Michael Jackson is having some financial problems. Namely, he's broke and everybody from a wealthy sheikh to director John Landis has been suing him. So what do you do when you need money? You have a yard sale. They have two catalogs up now, with more to come; you owe yourself to take some time and flip through 'em, because they're AMAAAAAAAAAZING. -ly horrifying. If Michael Jackson does not have the worst taste of anyone in the world, I do not want to know who does. Check out the home furnishings. Astounding.

I missed buying something from boy band developer/sexual predator/financial scam artist Lou Pearlman's "well, folks, I'm off to jail" auction, and I've been mildly regretting it ever since. I might have to place some lowball bids on this one. Maybe on one of Michael Jackson's fifteen million horrifying figurines of small children. Because really, you can't get any more disturbing than that.

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Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: February 19th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)

Man, and some of the obvious trends are creepy yet not that surprising, like the interesting recurring theme of puppets, but wtf is one to make of all the bronze "dude on rearing horse"?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 19th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
rex the wonder dog

I was particularly struck by the gilding of everything that had a surface. Like, "this statue isn't nice enough! it needs to be SHINIER!"

Possibly the most horrifying: the custom, inscribed Llandro figurine depicting Michael Jackson as a king on a throne. In honor of his visit to the Llandro factory. It would be slightly less horrifying if Jackson didn't actually *have* a throne. Which is also for sale.

There's also reportedly a custom painting of Jackson with the Mona Lisa, ET, and Albert Einstein (among others), ALL OF THEM WEARING SUNGLASSES AND A GLITTER GLOVE. I don't know if anything will be tackier than that, but if not it won't be for lack of trying.

Edited at 2009-02-19 08:18 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: February 19th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)

Oh look, you can link to individual pages!

Yes.

Posted by: amonitrate (amonitrate)
Posted at: February 20th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)

yeee-ah.

Posted by: Nokomis (nokomis305)
Posted at: February 20th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
watching the watchmen

...wow, there is really a DISTURBING number of figurines. D:

I am actually surprised at the depths to which Michael Jackson's tackiness reaches.

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