Hey guess what? Michael Jackson died. Guess what else?? We’re in a recession.
Combine those 2 and what do you get? An onslaught of street peddlers hustling anything they could think of, slap Michael Jackson’s face on it, and sell it for 500% cost outside of the MJ Memorial at Staples Center.
Janky MJ merchandise, botched t-shirts, photocopied posters saying “I was THERE to remember Michael,” and Obama water. What’s that? Yes. OBAMA. WATER. (Which tastes surprisingly similar to Bush water. So much for change.)