Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Attack of the 50-foot Pop Star....

Michael Jackson is in discussions about creating a 50-foot robotic replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas desert.

Currently living in Las Vegas, Jackson is making plans for a comeback that include an elaborate show in Vegas, which would feature the giant Jackobot striding around the desert, firing laser beams from its eyes.

A 50-foot tall Michael Jackson robot that shoots laser beams from its eyes.

Why write fiction, ever?

If built, the metal monster would apparently be visible to aircraft as they come in to land in the casino capital. It is the centerpiece of an elaborate Jackson-inspired show in Vegas, according to Andre Van Pier, the robot's designer. Luckman Van Pier, his partner at the company behind the proposal, claims blueprints have been drawn up for the show and seen by the star. "Michael's looked at the sketches and likes them," he told the New York Daily News.

I see this vague outline of a future in which a 50-foot tall George W. Bush with laser beams coming out of his eyes fights a 50-foot tall Osama Bin Laden in the desert just outside of town. Every day. Three shows.

In other cities, a 50-foot tall Donald Trump (with laser beams shooting out of his comb-over), a 50-foot tall Paris Hilton (with laser beams shooting out of her hoo-ha), the culmination of Doctor Evil's dream of sharks with laser beams.

Or an endless parade of metaphors for the fall of Rome; the slow descent of Empire into banality.

"What was America?" asks the space baby of the future.

"America was a 50-foot tall Michael Jackson robot with laser beams that shot out of his eyes."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

50-foot GW Bush.... I'd pay a dollar to see that.