“King Of Pop” And “King Over Nothing”
“Popular culture” is a sewer. We have been told, ad nauseam, that the late MJ was the “King Of Pop.” Thus, he was “King Of The Sewer.” All of which reminds me of an episode of “The Honeymooners.” At one point, “Ralph Kramden,” thumping the center of his chest with his right hand middle and index finger, says, to “Alice,” something close to: “And don’t ever forget, Alice — I am KING! And YOU are — NOTHING!” To which “Alice” replies: “Big deal, Ralph - King over nothing.” Exactly. “King Of Pop”? “King Of The Sewer”? Also no big deal. And, of course, the sewer reminds me of “Ed Norton” who worked in the sewer. His sewer was, however, fictional. The sewer that is our “popular culture” is, alas, all too real and in our face everywhere. “The Honeymooners” - now there was a truly funny TV show that, as they say, you could watch with the entire family, which I did growing up in the 1950s.