Tuesday, 30 June 2009

hyperbole with the safety off

The most famous man to have walked the surface of the earth will soon be put six feet under it. In my world he'd been in decline for so long that he doesn't leave an empty space - I never knew him and was done cherry picking from his works long ago. For his achievements as a musician and performer it's hats tipped and lances dipped, as it should be but some people just have to OD with the OTT:

"Look what he's done for the global economy"

"...because of him many people have pursued and become successful in their respectable jobs such as Tiger Woods, Opera [sic] and maybe even Mr Obama"

Love the caution when it came to Obama, like maybe he was pushing it... The safest way to indulge in hype while protecting your reputation is to ensure it's intentional. Unintentional hype is risky and may make you look the fool, a crack taker or a waffler.

By the way, Bow Wow deserves an honourable mention. He threw the kitchen sink at it:

"They got to bring him back".

The lad just needed a bigger sink.


Rachelle said...

The title alone hits the nail on the head but hear hear to the content too!

John Boy said...

glad you're not believing the hype, Rachelle.

Wonderful said...

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love MJ, so although I'm not in agreeance with you, I respect your opinions.

John Boy said...

It's all good, Wonderful. Check out http://keepingevahappy.blogspot.com
for something you might enjoy

joe ordinary said...

don't want to put a damper on things but I believe there is definite loss of perspective here. thanks for redressing the issue.

K said...

I like this - the Bow Wow quote is marvellous!!