Sunday, June 28, 2009

Long Live Pop Culture

I may have spent the last 5 days in a remote village in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the state of Tamil Nadu but that doesn't mean that important news won't travel through the coconut groves and the rice paddies.

Conversations used to go like this:

"Where you from?"
"America."
"Oh! Do you know Micheal Jackson?"

Now they go like this:

"Where you from?"
"America."
"Oh! Micheal Jackson died!"

3 comments:

Stephen and Rosie Boren said...

hahahaha oh funny. anne i miss you.

this week for dinner - jane maynard said...
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this week for dinner - jane maynard said...

that is so funny b/c michelle's (you know my friend who lived in hyderabad) son's name is jackson and she said Indians would always say "like michael jackson!" and totally loved his name. (ps - michelle and rocky didn't actually name jackson after MJ, despite popular belief in hyderabad.) so jackson knew who michael jackson was from a very early age. :)

pretty amazing that the news of MJ's death literally spread to every corner of the world, huh?