Sunday, June 28, 2009

in memorium

Thanks to Julia Lovett for this marker-board tribute to the late Michael "King of Pop" Jackson.



Too soon?

15 comments:

thoughtprojector said...
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Norma said...

Bring on the "Jesus Juice"?

Pagani said...

Yes, it's definitely too soon. :/

Bama Cheryl said...

Yeah, completely tasteless (not the wine, the timing) and absolutely too soon. Let's at least let the man get into the ground first. Wow.

Paul said...

Too soon for the comment but at least somebody used the quote marks correctly. WIN!

jfmanzo said...

tasteless yes, but I don't think these quotation marks qualify as unnecessary. At least, they're not incorrect.

Paul said...

I agree--the sale is tastless (at least they're not selling soda pop), but the quotation marks are correct.

Citizen Skein said...

And in unnecessary quotes related to the "King of Pop", I bring you this gem from Yahoo UK&Ireland

"Grieving Jackson Fans 'Commit Suicide'"

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090629/ten-grieving-jackson-fans-commit-suicide-8a3eada.html

Do I get something for finding that?

johnlilly said...

"Commit Suicide" is punctuated correctly according to UK news headline convention. The quotation marks indicate that somebody *says* something happened--in this case, the guy who runs a Michael Jackson website.

The sign in the photo is also correct: the marks around "King of Pop" indicate skepticism, and "Pop the Cork" is a title.

John Autin said...

I see no problem with the quotation marks on this particular sign. But more importantly, when you're tweaking someone else's mistakes, it looks pretty bad to misspell "memoriam."

Breukellen said...

Johnlilly, they do not indicate skepticism. They indicate that he is called the "King of Pop". They are grammatically correct, w/out indicating skepticism.

David said...

"King of pop".

Melvin said...

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Felicity Walker said...

They used up all their clever word-play on the name "Best Cellars," hence the lame "pop" joke.

Trevor Byrne-Smith said...

I'm pretty sure this is in Boston, no?