I guess I don’t get it even though I was saddened when Elvis died.  Two TAC blog items (admittedly Kara’s was somewhat scathing) attracting twenty comments on Michael Jackson the self-styled King of Pop.  Is there a more bizarre figure in recent American pop culture?  Dangling the baby out the window, a walking exhibit of plastic surgery what-not-to -do?  Lord of Neverland?  Omigod.  Has no one read Alan Bloom?  There might be a coup in Honduras tomorrow, Americans are dying every day in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Obama is about to adopt the Bush doctrine for holding terrorism suspects forever and ever.  If Michael Jackson is important then America probably deserves the fate of Atlantis