Author: Dr. Winston O'Boogie

Degrassi: An Introduction

So it was something of a shock to find out last year that, not only had other people actually seen Degrassi Junior High, but it was now out on DVD. Degrassi was a part of my adolescence that I had always assumed was lost forever, like lazy Sunday afternoons riding bikes to nowhere. This was such a personal thing for me, that the existence of Degrassi on DVD was tantamount to having my brain patterns stored on magnetic disk and replayed twenty years later. It was like someone gave me a chance to drink New Coke again. In fact, it was like someone gave me a limitless supply of 2-liter bottles of the stuff.

Michael Jackson's "Ghosts" (1997) (part 3 of 3)

Back in '93, when Michael seemed merely eccentric in a Howard Hughes kind of way, "Ghosts" probably would have played better, or at least not utterly horrifying. But given what he's been accused of since then, it's hard to sympathize with him in this video. After all, we learn his character is inviting young boys to his hideaway, and exacting promises from them to keep quiet about what goes on there. Amazingly, this whole "film" is all about why sane adults should not freak out about this.

Michael Jackson's "Ghosts" (1997) (part 2 of 3)

Back in '93, when Michael seemed merely eccentric in a Howard Hughes kind of way, "Ghosts" probably would have played better, or at least not utterly horrifying. But given what he's been accused of since then, it's hard to sympathize with him in this video. After all, we learn his character is inviting young boys to his hideaway, and exacting promises from them to keep quiet about what goes on there. Amazingly, this whole "film" is all about why sane adults should not freak out about this.

Michael Jackson's "Ghosts" (1997) (part 1 of 3)

Back in '93, when Michael seemed merely eccentric in a Howard Hughes kind of way, "Ghosts" probably would have played better, or at least not utterly horrifying. But given what he's been accused of since then, it's hard to sympathize with him in this video. After all, we learn his character is inviting young boys to his hideaway, and exacting promises from them to keep quiet about what goes on there. Amazingly, this whole "film" is all about why sane adults should not freak out about this.