I just thought you should know that, according to the Today show, Michael Jackson is still dead.
This is just completely out of control. When Tim Russert choked on his last cookie, I expressed a bit of surprise at the amount of airtime spent eulogizing someone who was, let's face it, not exactly a household name. But this... This is completely off the chain.
This is like some mutant offspring of the death of Princess Di and the kind of state funeralizing that we give to famous ex-Presidents and Gerald Ford. Kim Jong Il could vaporize Honolulu, Department of Public Records building and all, and it would be forced below the fold by the toxicology reports of a washed-up pop star who had sold a lot more tabloids than albums over the last decade.