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'80s Tidbits For Those Who Want A Little Stroll Down Memory Lane

These memes are for the oldest Millennials who were born in the '80s! Since literally all of us are getting depressed thinking about how old we're getting, we need some memes to help us feel better about it. And let's face it, the '80s and '90s were just a better time.

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31 Work Memes For Everyone In The Struggle

Listen, we know it's almost a privilege to have a job right now. 2020 has messed with everyone's damn lives. But we don't live in a vacuum, and selling your soul to the capitalist overlords isn't exactly fun. We're still offering our bodies to provide menial tasks so we can (barely) afford the roof over our heads. And these work memes really capture how we feel about it.

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Iconic Photoshoot Locations Then Vs. Now

phil_grishayev loves to visit iconic historical and movie locations and capture them as they appear now.

Here are just a few of the iconic locations he has revisited.

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Ahmed Best said Michael Jackson wanted to be Jar Jar Binks.
Via Vice
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Yousa not going to believe this.

In an interview with Vice July 23, the actor who did al l the voice and motion capture for Jar Jar Binks admitted that he beat out Michael Jackson for the role.

While Amhed Best briefly touched on the subject during a Reddit AMA last year, he went into even greater depth for the extended profile.

Me, Natalie Portman, and George's kids—we were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson's concert. We were taken backstage and we met Michael. There was Michael and Lisa Marie [Presley]. George introduced me as "Jar Jar" and I was like, That's kind of weird. Michael was like, "Oh. OK." I thought, What is going on?



Really though, would you expect a conversation with the King of Pop to be anything less than super weird?

Best continues:

After Michael had driven off, we all go back up to a big afterparty. I'm having a drink with George and I said, "Why did you introduce me as Jar Jar?" He said, "Well, Michael wanted to do the part but he wanted to do it in prosthetics and makeup like 'Thriller.'" George wanted to do it in CGI. My guess is ultimately Michael Jackson would have been bigger than the movie, and I don't think he wanted that.



If you need help imagining it, it might look a little something like this:



Best himself seems to have come to terms with his history as a character that has met with so much public hatred.

At the end of the day it is the movie business, and if the character doesn't work for the people who watch the movie then the character doesn't work. I can't take that personally. It's up to the filmmaker to make sure that not only does the film work for the filmmaker but it also works for the audience. So, because he wasn't fan favorite, I can understand why he was scaled back. And, narratively, they moved on to something else.



You can read the full interview, and some of Best's thoughts on Oscars for motion capture actors, here.

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Riots broke out in Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, with people looting shops, fighting each other and setting fires across the city in what CNN is describing as a “war zone.”

But not everyone is causing trouble.

Amid all the chaos, a Michael Jackson impersonator named Dimitri Reeves has been spotted dancing in the streets as part of a peaceful protest.

There are a number of different videos being passed around on social media of the guy blasting music and showing off his moves on top of a truck.

NBC reporter Shomari Stone posted the “Beat It” clip above on Twitter, and you can check out more of him below.

He’s also been retweeting shout outs from people thanking him for using his music to encourage peace and bring some joy to an otherwise dismal day.

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Take music out of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" music video, and you realize it's just about some sketchy, dancing weirdo creeping on a girl in a dangerous neighborhood. It's amazing what a good back beat and some singing will do to turn something that would be considered legal harassment into total romance!

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Michael Jackson is arguably the most popular person in the history of Everything, and his influence even extends to the animal kingdom, as this walrus gets down to the King of Pop's greatest hits.

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All it took was a brass band and a flash mob dancing to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel."

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In 2005, Michael Jackson declared he would never return to his beloved Neverland because he felt violated by the police searches that had taken place there after he was accused of child abuse. In 2008, the theme park and its attractions were dismantled and sold. But not before intrepid photographer Scott Haefner and his friend Jonathan Haebe hatched a plan to sneak inside and capture the abandoned grounds on camera "before it was too late."

"I loved wandering around and photographing the rides at night," Haefner says of the visit. "After visiting Neverland, I have a strong sense that Michael was innocent of the charges that were filed against him. I don't have anything tangible to base my feelings on. I think he was just deeply misunderstood, unfortunately."

See the entire gallery here.

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