July 08, 2009

The Michael Jackson Memorial Extravaganza

I'd be pissed if I were a resident of the financially strapped state of California ...

   because they are going to get stuck with paying the million+ dollar Tab for the Michael Jackson Memorial Extravaganza ... even though the entire thing will no doubt be made into a DVD to be sold for millions of dollars, none of which -I'm betting- will go towards paying any of the reported $400 MILLION debt owed by Jackson before his death nor the $3.5 million for the afore-mentioned extravaganza.

services provided by the city of Los Angeles:

• At least 1,400 police officers to keep the peace
• Workers from the
Department of Transportation to arrange and enforce street closures
• Still more workers from the Department of Public Works to keep the area clean and operating
• Fire and rescue specialists, just in case too many rabid fans moonwalk into one another out in the streets.
And get this:

And just in case you still think it's disrespectful to the dead to be discussing money like this, a note: According to Zine—who got this information from an official at the Los Angeles Coliseum—the Jacksons briefly mulled doing their memorial there. And they also were considering charging for the tickets.

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