Links for 24th April 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Michael Jackson: King of hypochondria

    "Though it was not true, the "oxygen tent" story now seems to presage so much about Jackson's decline that it is hard not to read the im'age that accompanied it as an emblem of his eventual predicament: reclusive, ailing and unable to reverse his toxic reputation for eccentricity and worse. For the young man in the photograph – whose skin is still brown, whose face has changed since his early 20s but not yet taken on the inhuman aspect of his middle age, whose dancer's body is not yet emaciated – already resembles nothing so much as a sacred or royal corpse."

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