January 31, 2005
Hope

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On the left, Michael Jackson, who always has a pitch-perfect knack for symbolism, if nothing else. (editor's note: Oh, and look, the Slovakian car owner is getting in the act, too.)

Posted by dbrown at January 31, 2005 06:22 PM
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The local ABC affiliate, drawing on national reporting, just identifed Jackson's gesture as his old standard, the victory symbol. Not having followed Jackson's career and consequences since 1982, I had not realized that he was being self-referential. Seems to be a theme.

(In fact-checking the date of the Victory Tour, I discovered that Jackson's first son is named Prince Michael Jackson. I wish I was still ignorant of that.)

Posted by: r. on January 31, 2005 11:33 PM
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