Monday, February 27, 2012

"Smooth Crinimal"

And so it continues... the obsession with all things Michael Jackson. From studying his hair styles in each music video- to begging me to help him figure out how to do the famous "lean" in Smooth Criminal. Every now and then he'll come up with solutions, like having me hold his shirt from the back while he leans forward, or buying some "strings"....

But yesterday came the REAL solution. I don't know how he did it, but Jack got in the internet and found the actual patented design that gave Michael anti-gravity. He showed it to me.

Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion

A system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forwardly beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface. The shoes have a specially designed heel slot which can be detachably engaged with the hitch member by simply sliding the shoe wearer's foot forward, thereby engaging with the hitch member.

So here is Jack, telling me I need to "get this." And he's right, because if you watch this video- this invention would solve a HUGE problem in Jack's performance..


The Simmons Family said...

That. Was. HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for the afternoon entertainment Jack!

Wendy said...

This is priceless! Jack you did a great job!!

(I hope someday you play this for his girlfriends!)

Thanks for sharing
(heart mom to Christopher & Maddy)

Liz said...

Lisa he really DOES need those shoes!

So I don't know when, but my kids have really gotten into Micheal Jackson and then I showed Isaac one of Jack's videos, and he said he was going to learn all the dance moves so that he and Jack could dance and not fight next time they get together.

Chris just bought them the This is It! dvd, and we watched it last night. They kept asking us "when is he going to die?" Then they asked if he had any kids, and we told them "yes, 3 and their names are Prince, Paris, and Blanket." Isaac said "That's crazy, why would you name your kid Prince?" and Chris said "More crazy is why would you name your kid Blanket?"
Oh fun times with MJ!