Friday, June 26, 2009

Jacko Factos

Hello again. And welcome to another edition of Game Time, everyone's favorite Friday distraction. Last week was the PSB Original Game, Headliners, where you had to come up with a clever headline to an article about the Nationals beating the Yankees. How about a quick recap?

Tony's response was perhaps the most concise and accurate: "Nats Beat Yanks, Still stink!" Very true, but perhaps a little too harsh. The Washington Post would never be so negative about a local team, the writers are too delusional.

Next, DJ said, "Yankees a National Embarrassment." That would be a winner for the New York Post, but since we are Nationals fans and not Yankee fans, DJ loses. Sorry!

That means that the winner for this week is Elizabeth. Her headline was "The Nationals consider officially renaming themselves the Notionals in hopes for winning some games." This came across as a believable headline, since it's something totally ridiculous to try to change the team's fate as opposed to, say, firing the coach! But, we digress. Congrats Elizabeth!

Now, this week's Game Time. For those of you who don't know, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, has passed away at the age of 50. This is sad news.

But, we at the Pake Shlake Band pride ourselves on turning frowns upside down. We are frown flippers of the first order. So, this week's Game Time will be about Michael Jackson. And, we will play the PSB Original Game, Little-Known Facts. This is an easy game to play, but allow us to refresh your memories as to the rules. We give you a topic, and your goal is to come up with a humorous, if perhaps untrue, fact about that topic. If you want to get a sense of the game, check out the past few times we've played. OK, here is the topic.

Come up with a little-known fact about Michael Jackson.

Here's what we came up with:

In the song "You Wanna Be Starting Something," the refrain "Mama say mama sa mama musa" is actually an Urdu expression, which roughly translates to, "Biggy Diggy Sniggy Donkey!"

See how easy it is? Now, we know Jacko is a controversial figure, so you may be tempted to put in a response about some of his more questionable hobbies. Please remember this is a family site. In other words, no references to "Ben." Thanks, have fun, and post your facts.


  1. Despite owning the rights to the Beatles songs and "Happy Birthday", he didn't own any of his own music, claiming "They won't play my music on the radio until the day I die."

  2. Joey Bag of DonutsJune 26, 2009 at 6:06 AM

    Little known fact... Michael Jackson did manage to whisper a brief message to paramedics on his way to the hospital… “Put me in the children’s ward.”

  3. Joey Bag of DonutsJune 26, 2009 at 6:11 AM

    Did you hear? The Jackson Five are offering a 20 percent discount on their reunion!

  4. Michael's hit song "Ben" was originally written about his sister Janet's Pet Rock, named Ben.

  5. Michael's hit song "Rock with You" was originally written about his sister Janet's Pet Rock

  6. Michael was actually adopted, his biological parents are Quincy Jones and Elizabeth Taylor.

  7. Michael Jackson's hit song "Bad" was originally titled "Good."