The only Michael Jackson song I've ever liked was Will You Be There, which I think of as the Free Willy song:
I've always been uncomfortable liking that song, because I'm never sure where to draw the line when someone I should disapprove of does something that I approve of. I mean, pobody's nerfect, right?
Oh, my God, I'm sorry I wrote that. But it felt so good. Anyway, where do you decide you can't like someone anymore? It seems pretty obvious that I shouldn't (and don't) root for Michael Vick, but, then, he did his time and Tony Dungy, who's practically a saint, likes him, so what do I do about that?
And Michael Jackson? He was crazy, sure, and I tend to believe the rumors about him, but then, he was acquitted, right, so shouldn't we credit that? Of course, then you also have to believe Casey Anthony walk using her white trash powers to trick the jury (flashing her bra at them, I assume. Seems to work, down south.)
So here I am, in a moral limbo: love the song, hate the sinner, as Jesus would've said if He had an iPod, which He probably does. I mean, it's Heaven, after all. They've probably got the latest technology. Wouldn't they? Why wouldn't they?
What do you suppose Jesus would have on his iPod? I bet not a lot of country. Maybe Billy Ray Cyrus, but that's it.
Where was I?
Oh, yeah: Moral dilemma solved: I get to like Will You Be There a/k/a The Free Willy Song and still hate people, thanks to Ida Jo and the Show's cover:
I love me some fiddle, especially fiddle without ethical complications.
P.S.: if you click this link you'll see a clip that demonstrates the obvious way to improve not just the ending to Free Willy, but any movie. I'd have embedded it here but for some reason, the person who made the clip won't let me do that. Ordinarily, that would make me not even mention the video because what's the point of being stupid like that? Videos are on Youtube to share, but I have to go to your youtube channel to watch them? This is AMERICA, for Pete's sake. Why did I even bother voting in the last election?
Anyway, it was good enough that I broke my rule and linked to it. So go watch it.