Ohhh My…

4 comments March 26th, 2007at 07:29am Posted by Eli

Please tell me I did not just read this…

Even Elvis didn’t try this in Vegas. Michael Jackson has been reviewing plans for a 50-foot robotic replica of himself should he launch a show there.

“It would be in the desert sands,” said Mike Luckman of Luckman Van Pier, consultants to large entertainment companies. “Laser beams would shoot out of it so it would be the first thing people flying would see. Neon is wonderful, but it’s old school.” Luckman’s partner, Andre Van Pier, who designed the futuristic spacesuits worn recently by Bono and U2 at a benefit concert in New Orleans, designed the robot. He has also sketched out a stage set of a giant audience-interactive video game with human cyborgs controlled by the audience. Said Luckman: “Michael’s looked at the sketches and likes them.”

I think the frickin’ lasers are what put it over the top from Vegas Show to Sci-Fi Saturday.

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

4 Comments

  • 1. Smarty  |  March 26th, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Neon is old school? grrr….I like old school.

  • 2. Eli  |  March 26th, 2007 at 10:39 am

    Maybe not so much old school as… insufficiently futuristic.

    Besides, think how lame sharks with frickin’ neons on their heads would be.

  • 3. Spear and Magic  |  March 26th, 2007 at 11:08 am

    > Even Elvis didnít try this in Vegas.

    Only because we did not have the technology.

    Now what I want to see is Robo-Jackson vs Robo-Celine in a battle to the Robo-Death. Then I die a happy man.

  • 4. Eli  |  March 26th, 2007 at 11:25 am

    The *real* Jacko and Celine would be inside their giant doppelgangers when they exploded, correct? Otherwise it’s nothing more than diverting spectacle, but does not really serve the public good.


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