June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson Had a Patent

Posted: 11:24 AM ET

By Tracy Staedter via


The news of Michael Jackson's death yesterday threw me off. At first I thought it was a rumor. But alas, no. I grew up with his music and have many favorite songs. Indeed, I consider him the King of Pop. His death was a big surprise, but then this morning, another surprise: Jackson had a patent.

The title: Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion.

It's a system that consists of a special shoe that has a hitch designed to attach to a projection in a stage. When the shoe engages with the component in the stage, the performer can lean forward beyond his or her center of gravity.

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Ted   June 26th, 2009 12:05 pm ET

Fantastic!!! We can give this great invention to the North Koreans, they can all use it to lean not to the left, but to the right in our political sphare and that solves the atom bomb problems we have with them.
Do you think it will work??

Sheila   June 26th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, has everyone forgotten the loss of a woman who made her own mark on the same decades in her own fields of endeavor? She went from a "jiggle" star to a serious actor in a time when few believed in her abilities. She influnced a generation of young woman in her own way and not a few of us just may have been better for it. She deserves better from the media and her so called fans. She will be missed. Sympathies to her family and friends.

VIRGO 6   June 26th, 2009 9:11 pm ET


bonnie   June 26th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

what type of medical doctor would attempt cpr to someone lying on a bed. listening to the 911 call they said that michael jackson, not by name of course, had him on a bed. also that cpr was being done. a board or using the floor is effective not a bed without a board. why hasn't anyone picked up on this

i wonder if the time wasted doing inappropriate cpr lost precious time that might have saved him

Ricky Snell Sr.   June 26th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The world needed Michael. God gave us Michael. Talk negative all you want, then put on ANY M.J. performance and try to look away!

becki kilby   June 26th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

the whole world is hurting becase of michael's sudden death. it seems as though the world is standing still. michael you will be sadly missed but., we know that you would want us to go on and remember you for the extrodinary person and entertainer that you were. like the song you have sung "gone too soon' may you rest in peace and may your family find peace and comfort. we will never forget you. you will always be with us through your music. we truley love you and the world will never be the same!!!!!!!!! becki k

David Lynn   June 27th, 2009 1:09 am ET

People have to learn to treat people good while they are here because you are going to miss them when they are gone. Heros come and go and legends never die. Michael was a legend. What a great black man.

connie t   June 27th, 2009 1:13 am ET

w a great performer i have always loved him all my life my heavy and broken heart my tears for micheal jackson my heart with heavy wilove i have always had for him my heavey broken heart and prays go out to his 3 childern micheal paris and micheal 2 mwill ichal jackson i love you so and may our heavenly fatherwith open arms in his heavenly kingdom and may our heavenly father watch over your 3 children and may our heavenly father send his angels to watch over your 3 childern micheal paris and micheal blanket 2 i will surely miss you and lovbe you forever micheal may you be in peace in heavenly father conniet

ed in vancouver canada   June 27th, 2009 2:31 am ET

the doctor will be indicted.
remember this comment.
attempting cpr with a barbituate overdose is almost as stupid as performing cpr on a bed.
criminal negligence.
you read it here first.

Dianne   June 27th, 2009 2:05 pm ET

YES Michael J. transcended the culture, YES he was a great pop genius, and his "personal" life was just that. It saddens me to see the world worship a "false God" with a mask and silver glove who possessed great demons, was handed "get out of jail" free cards, then knowingly made choices that would shorten his life w/o pain. Least we forget the demise of a true "hero" a beautiful feather haired fallen "angel" who so desperately wanted to live and without choices fought a horrific and "painful" disease with dignity and courage to the end. RIP Farrah!

Lauro Silva - Brazil   June 27th, 2009 8:47 pm ET

How come nobody got surprised at the first time Michael Jackson and his team went forward on the stage defying their own gravity?

Elizabeth   June 27th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

This IS bigger than Elvis or John Lennon!

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