Michael Jackson is 48
Whacko Jacko turns 48 years old today. Though the good news is most of his superficial body parts are only 10 to 20 years old. At this rate, his nose will be old enough to buy alcohol in another 11 years.
We've been tough on Jacko this year here at Stuck in the 80s, but it hasn't all been bad news for him:
- We named Thriller the best music video of the 80s;
- Our best podcast to date was basically a love-fest for his album Thriller;
- We did however find the time to mock the top 5 fiascos in his career;
- And of course, we all pondered the fate of his Neverland ranch.
Today, the only juicy scoop on the birthday boy is that Michael allegedly used to call his sister Janet by the nickname "Fat Butt" when they were growing up, which of course hurt her feelings. (It'd be years before Sir Mix-A-Lot would turn it into a compliment.) But ContactMusic.com reports Janet admits now that "Michael's taunts were probably the result of his own body 'issues'." You don't say.