Brian Whitman has been making radio audiences laugh from New York to Los Angeles for twenty years. Brian holds the distinction of being the first guest that Glenn ever welcomed to his television program. He is also featured in Glenn's, "An Inconvenient Book." On the radio program Brian gave voice to memorable characters including Teresa & John Kerry, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy and so many more!
Michael Jackson: A Prophet?
Remember about a decade ago when "The King of Insanity ... uh, I mean Pop" began to appear in public wearing that surgical mask and we all, for good reason, called him a lunatic, a nut and a mental patient?
Well, fast forward 10 years when the H1N1 has hit us hard and everyone from lawyers to bankers to housewives to construction workers are strapping on the surgical masks to protect their immune systems from the dreaded virus. Quite simply, they don't want to die. You know who didn't want to die 10 years ago - MJ! He was ahead of the curve on all of this, well aware of potentially deadly and airborne viruses that can suck the life out of you.
Do we owe Michael an apology? Shall we bestow upon him some lofty award for being such a forward thinker in predicting that a pandemic might be likely? He endured ridicule and plenty of late night jokes but the last time I checked, he is free of the Swine Flu. Furthermore he's got millions worldwide following his lead, affixing that mask to the mouth and nose.
Being the first is never easy. It comes with ridicule and lots of finger-pointing but, ultimately, it could save your life and the legions of followers who emulate you. I say "Bravo, Michael you twisted and tortured man! You actually may have gotten this one right long before the "real world" viewed it as nothing more than just a nut-job just being a nut-job!"
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